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- the comprehensive, one-stop, travel service for Romania
Telephone: +44 (0)1539 531 258
Email: travel@beyondtheforest.com
LAST UPDATED
4 / 12 / 2008

Beyond the Forest - Romania travel specialists
Flights to Romania with Beyond the Forest
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Travel advice for visitors to Romania
Books, Maps & Exhibitions about Romania
What are visitors say about Romania and Beyond the Forest
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Connecting you to Beyond the Forest
Beyond the Forest specialises in creating a wide range of bespoke holidays to Romania. The buttons on this page direct you to pages to assist you in planning your holiday to Romania with Beyond the Forest.

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GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS of ROMANIA (below): pages with information about places to visit, what to do and see, recommended accommodation and holiday ideas for different regions of Romania.

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HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL INTERESTS: semi-independent holiday programmes or tours, and detailed information about specific aspects of Romania.

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GENERAL INFORMATION (left): Travel Advice, Books about Romania, our Guestbook, and information about Flights, Car Hire, Transfers and Rail Travel to assist you to plan your holiday.

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Regions of Romania
- choose your destination

Painted Monasteries of Bucovina with Beyond the Forest
Maramures - the Land that Time Forgot - Holidays from Beyond the Forest
Holidays in Dracula Country with Beyond the Forest
Cluj and the Apuseni with Beyond the Forest
Holidays in Saxon Transylvania - Sibiu and Sighisoara with Beyond the Forest
Timisoara and the Banat with Beyond the Forest
Between the Woods & the Water - on the trail of Patrick Leigh Fermor in Romania
Holidays in the wilderness of the Danube Delta with Beyond the Forest
Holidays in Brasov & the Carpathians with Beyond the Forest
City Breaks in Bucharest with Beyond the Forest
Holidays on the Black Sea Cost of Romania with Beyond the Forest
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Holidays
- 2009 Programmes

ROMANIA
Travel Press


BBC 4
Travellers' Century
Patrick Leigh Fermor
with Benedict Allen
7 August 2008
8 August 2008
12 August 2008

Baile Herculane & Danube
- services provided by
Beyond the Forest
www.iconfilms.co.uk



Michael Palin's
NEW EUROPE
Aired
BBC 06.10.2007
Book Available



BBC GREEN website

Maramures feature





Lucy Mayhew's
excellent account of Prince Charles'sguesthouse: Transfixed in Transylvania by Charles's Carrots

Mail on Sunday
(16.12.2007)

Blood & Gutsiness,
Andrew Eames

Telegraph (28.10.2006)

Hospitality with a Bite,
David Atkinson
Metro (20.10.2006)

On the Trail of Dracula,
Andrew Eames

Times (13.5.2006)

10 Best Close Encounters
with Natural Wonders
Mark Rowe
Independent (26.3.2006)

Stick your Neck Out,
Seb. Cresswell-Turner
Sunday Telegraph
(12.6.2005)

Countless Delights,
Seb.Cresswell-Turner
Guardian (11.6.2005)

White Knight
of Transylvania,
Andrew Eames
Telegraph (16.4.2005)

Gothic Quarters,
David Atkinson
Guardian Unlimited
(26.10.2004)

Danube Delta Resort
Independent
(18.6.2005)

Adventures with Count kalnoky in Transylvania Stay as a guest of a real Transylvanian Count
Secret Transylvania - adventure holidays in the Sibiu region Adventures in Secret Transylvania
Escape to another world - village holidays in Maramures Chill ut in the beautiful Maramures
Discover the truth about Dracula with Beyond the Forest Dracula Tours & Adventures
Off the beaten track adventures - discover the REAL Romania! 4x4 Adventures Off the Beaten Track
Eco-friendly stress-free holidays in the villages of Saxon Transylvania - Viscri, Biertan, Crit, Cloasterf, Malâncrav Eco-friendly Holidays in Saxon Transylvania
Villa Heidi - self-catering villa in the Carpathians Self-catering holidays near Bran village
Ceausescu, Communism & the Romanian Revolution 1989 Ceausescu & Communism in Romania
Dracula: Fact & Fiction in Transylvania Discover the Truth!
Art Nouveau in Timisoara and Romania Art Nouveau in Romania
Railway Enthusiasts Guide to Romanian Railways Railways in Romania
Trams & tramways in Romania -Tramways in Romania
-Excellent website of music and folk costume in Romania Folklore, Costume & Dance
Natural History of Romania

Special Interests
- Information Pages



NEWS
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SAVE THE VASER VALLEY FOREST RAILWAY - VISEU DE SUS

Severe flooding along the border with Ukraine on 25-26 July caused considerable damage in Maramures. Funds have been allocated fpr rebuilding houses washed away in Maramures and Suceava Counties. One of the worst hit areas was the Vaser Valley where large sections of trackbed and bridges were lost to floodwaters. A campaign has beenset up to raise funds to reopen the line, which is not only unique as the last steam-hauled forestry railway, but is an essential lifeline to the people and communities of this remote mountain valley. Please see: www.cffviseu.ro/MocanitaNews.htm for updates. Latest: there is a limited service as far as Valea Scradei which may soon be reconnectd to Novat.


WIZZ AIR FLIGHTS TO CLUJ & TIMISOARA
Direct flights from Luton to Cluj from only £ 50.00 per person Avoid the Bucharest traffic jams by flying DIRECT to TRANSYLVANIA or the BANAT. Cluj and Timisoara are excellent cultural centres - ideal for an inexpensive city break.


TRANSPORT IN BUCHAREST
Prebook your transfers if travelling from Otopeni (Henri Coanda) airport into Bucharest. Some visitors have reported having been charged over EURO 150 to the city!. The journey into the city can take up to 2 hours due to severe traffic congestion at certain times of the day. If your final destination is not Bucharest consider flying direct to other cities, or making a domestic connection.



STOP PRESS: 2009 prices already available for TOUCH of CLASS, MARAMURES, ANOTHER EUROPE and all Bulgaria programmes



Transylvania Uncovered



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Beyond the Forest aims to provide a travel service of the highest quality, integrity and professionalism which, as a by-product, will significantly contribute to the sustainable development of rural tourism in Romania. Many of our holidays benefit local people through developing responsible tourism in their communities, our direct use of local guides and through our support for charities, restoration and conservation projects. Look out for out for our 'Holidays with a Heart' logo.

Our Top Tips for ROMANIA in 2009


MARAMURES - this magical region is one of the last enclaves of traditional rural life still remaining in Europe; visit now before EU and Romanian laws change this magical, pastoral region with its enchanting landscapes forever. We arrange connections from Cluj (new direct services with Wizz work very well) or Bucharest, or from the new Austrian Airlines service to Baia Mare

SECRET TRANSYLVANIA - delightful, quality breaks based in the picturesqueSaxon village of Cisnadioara on the edge of Sibiu. Excellent value all inclusive holidays based in a British-run pension with a special focus on cuisine and a range of activities and excursions into Saxon Transylvania, the Carpathians and the Cindrel Mountains from just £ 589.00 per person excl. flights

TOUCH OF CLASS - fully, inclusive holidays with a genuine Transylvanian Count in the Brasov area. These popular holidays are an ideal introduction to Transylvania with a focus on cultural heritage, natural history and adventure. Accommodation is in beautiful, restored houses in the small Szekely village of Miclosoara (Miklosvar)

FLY TO REGIONAL AIRPORTS to avoid the mayhem and congested streets of Bucharest. There are connecting scheduled flights to Sibiu, Cluj, Timisoara, Iasi, Targu Mures and Baia Mare and direct, low-cost services to Cluj and Timisoara with WIZZ from Luton. Alternatively, take a domestic service from Bucharest to most major towns in Romania.


IMPORTANT:

ALL OF OUR PRICES ARE IN GBP STERLING (£) AND ARE BASED ON EURO EXCHANGE RATES.

THEY MAY BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY DUE TO CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS

Some useful LINKS

The Romanian Cultural Centre in London is an independent association, which promotes Romanian cultural programs, and cultural exchanges between Britain and Romania, maintains an information and data base service, and acts as the focus for the Romanian community in Britain.

We are all ordinary Romanians who give time and energy to organising concerts, film screenings, book presentations, special events and monthly parties.

For further information and a full diary of events visit the website: www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk



Romanian Cultural Centre London

Transylvania by Bronwen Riley
(published by Frances Lincoln)

Many people think Transylvania is a fictitious land, like Ruritania or Narnia. It is the birthplace of Dracula. It is the place where dragons live in Harry Potter and the country to which the Pied Piper spirited the children of Hamelin. Indeed, although Transylvania is a real place, truth here is often stranger than fiction. Streams run with silver, the mountains are full of gold, dinosaur nests are found in river beds and haystacks in trees. It is a country of striking cultural contrasts: of Orthodox monasteries, Gothic churches and Communist follies. While the 'King of the Gypsies' lives in a grandiose modern palace, the future King of England has bought a modest peasant's house in a remote village. Transylvania only recently awakened from the deep sleep of Communism and, though life is now changing fast, traditions remain here that elsewhere died out long ago.
Transylvania captures this vanishing world in words and pictures.

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Are you considering buying PROPERTY IN ROMANIA?





Romanian Properties Ltd offers a wide selection of resale properties & off-plan properties throughout Romania. Locations include the main cities: Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta & Sibiu, in the Transylvanian Countryside, the MountainResorts & on the Black Sea Coast - Experts will guide you through every aspect of the property buying process including all legal aspects, from locating suitable properties to arranging visits for viewings and finally appointing solicitors.

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Treeflights.com do one thing ~ they plant trees for people who fly.

When we take a flight we burn up hundreds of litres of fuel, a non-renewable resource that took millions of years to make, and we produce a lot of CO2, the main culprit for global warming. There’s no way of avoiding it, flying is inherently environmentally destructive and we shouldn’t do any more of it than we have to. Planting a tree is an ecologically constructive thing to do. Trees use the sun’s energy to absorb CO2, taking it out of the atmosphere and turning it into the renewable material that we call wood. Trees also encourage biodiversity and are fantastic air purifiers. However, they take ages to grow.



When you order a Treeflight that this is not a quick-fix and your flight will not suddenly become ‘carbon neutral’. But the tree planted for you will make a significant, positive difference, over time, to our atmosphere.

For further information, or to order a Treeflight please visit: Treeflights.com

Travelling to HUNGARY? Click on the banner to contact the experts:

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A trip to Vienna, Budapest or Bucharest by train would emit 95% less carbon dioxide than the equivalent flight.
Consider taking the TRAIN





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