I went with a friend in January to Romania with Untravelled Paths. We had our personal guide Marius who was extremely knowledgable, helpful, and went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable, including taking us to meet his in-laws who had cooked us a traditional meal. The itinerary was very well organised and flexible.
The old cities of Sibiu and Sighisoara are breathtaking medieval towns with intact walls and stunning architecture. Well worth a visit, especially in the snow.
The ice hotel itself was located in a mountainous scenic area, and there were various activities including tubing, snowmobiliing and renting skis on offer. It was very cold at night, even with all of the layers provided, so pack warmly.
Overall a very enjoyable and different holiday, and excellent value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Faragas Mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the Balea Lac Ice Hotel. Its remote location, at over 2000m is reached only by cable car making it an exclusive 10 room hotel. Set amidst breathtaking scenery, the Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year and the views and silent nights make a visit to the Ice Hotel a must. The stunning Ice Church is a short walk away. Activities: Sledging, snow mobile, skiing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ice Hotel Romania Fagaras