Romania, join us on a trip through the medieval villages and bucolic countryside

Local woman in the fields around Breb Maramures

A storied landscape

The landscape and culture of rural Romania come from another time. In spring the fields are covered with wildflowers that have mostly vanished from other parts of Europe.

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UNESCO sights

We visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed timber churches of Maramures and the Merry Cemetery with its folk-art headstones, etched with bittersweet memories of the lives they commemorate.

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Wildlife wonders

Romania has more brown bears than anywhere else in Europe. In a Transylvanian forest, we’ll watch quietly from a hide as they come to feed at dusk.

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Stay

We stay in small hotels and village guesthouses, which are simple but comfortable, charming and full of atmosphere.

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Taste

The ingredients for most of our meals come from within walking distance of the table. You’ll rediscover the pleasures of farmhouse flavours lost from supermarket produce.

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Explore

The guesthouses where we stay in Micloșoara, a Hungarian-speaking enclave, is a restored hunting manor, set within pretty gardens in a village crowned with storks’ nests.


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