Welcome to Timişoara
Romania’s third-largest city (after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca) is also one of the country's most attractive urban areas, built around a series of beautifully restored public squares and lavish parks and gardens. It's known as Primul Oraş Liber (The First Free City), for it was here that anti-Ceauşescu protests first exceeded the Securitate’s capacity for violent suppression in 1989, eventually sending Ceauşescu and... Read More
Top experiences in Timişoara
Small-Group Timișoara Cycling Tour
Choose a tour time from 5:30pm on weekdays or from 9:30am on weekends, then meet your guide near the Decebal Bridge in central Timișoara.During your cycling tour, spin through the neighborhoods of Elisabetstadt, Fabrikstadt, and Josephstadt, and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Romanian history.Explore Victory Square and the fortress wall in the Old Town, and soak up the relaxing atmosphere in the city’s pretty parks. When your guided bike ride comes to an end, cycle back to your starting point to conclude your tour.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO ROMANIA FROM BELGRADE
Meet your driver at your accommodation in Belgrade and settle into your private vehicle for the 2,5-hour journey to Timisoara.( 150 km ) On arrival, greet your local guide and set off on a comprehensive 2,5-hour city tour.This walking tour of Timisoara starts with the downtown quarter “Cetate”, the former “Inner City”, presenting the essential image of Timisoara: many old buildings in the styles of Art Nouveau or Baroque, large pedestrianized squares touched by European history, the multicultural character of the city and of the Banat region. Begin with the visit of Victory Square, known also as Opera Square, the visit of the impressive Orthodox Cathedral, the Opera and Theatre House. Next is Liberty Square, which is hosting the Old City Hall with the Turkish inscription and shows again the mixture of cultures, religions and civilization. Union Square is dominated by the Catholic dome-church, the Serbian-orthodox Cathedral and by the President`s Palace – the Arts Museum. Be delighted by a walk through the ruins of the old fortress, constructed in the well known Vauban Style. Highlights of this walking tour are Victory Square, the Opera building, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Bastion, the Liberty Square, the Old City Hall, The Synagogue, the Union Square, the Catholic Cathedral, the Serbian-orthodox Church, the President`s Palace, statue of the Holly Trinity, the Bastion and more.For lunch (own expense), follow your guide`s recommendations and tuck into some traditional Romanian cuisine at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, enjoy around three hours of free time to wander around the city independently or hit the shops. Around 5.00pm, meet up with your guide for the return trip to Belgrade and finish your tour with drop-off at your hotel. Itinerary :Hotel Pick-up 08:00am Tour start - Travel across Vojvodina and Banat09:30am Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 20 minutes 11:00am City Tour with expert guide - ca. 2 hours 13:30pm Free time in Timisoara - ca. 3 hours 16:30pm Departure for Belgrade (short stop on the way back) ca. 19:00pm Arrival in Belgrade Hotel Drop-off
3-Day Apuseni Natural Park Private Tour from Timisoara
Type of activity: trekking, scrambling, cavesLevel of difficulty: mediumDay 1: Early in the morning, you will heading to Glavoi Meadow, the heart of Apuseni Natural Park. After a long drive (4 hours) you are going to embark on a journey in one of the most beautiful places in Apuseni, a karst plateau called Lumea Pierduta (The Lost World).You’ll find yourself on top of the most impressive vertical caves in the area: Avenul Gemanata, Avenul Pionierilor, Avenul Acoperit.Overnight night stay in a mountain chalet.Day 2: Today you’re in for an 8 hour adventure called Galbenei Gorges Circuit. Why adventure, you ask? Well, because you will visit the Ice Cave called Focul Viu (The Living Fire) – you will see why it is called like that, then cross the wild and spectacular Galbena Gorge. The crossing through the Gorge is done on cables…which will make this even more adventurous! At the end of the gorge you’ll have a beautiful surprise.Lastly, the vertical Bortig Ice Cave, 54m deep and 34m wide! Just imagine how it’s like to stand near it and look down…Overnight night stay in a mountain chalet.Day 3: La piece de resistance for today is the famous Cetatile Ponorului Circuit (Fortresses of Ponor). First, you’ll pay a visit to the place called Balcoane (The Balconies), amazing viewpoints from where you see the impressive walls that guard the entrance of Cetatile Ponorului Cave.You’re in for a steep descent on slippery rock, but it will all be worth it because soon you will find yourself near the entrance of the cave. After that, you’ll cross the cave for almost an hour, making our way through big boulders and water. The cave is crossed by a river, which makes it flow over huge boulders, offering an interesting view. Not to mention the small waterfalls formed inside the cave… a real natural show with natural spot lights.Just when you thought it was over…think again. The exit of the cave is followed by a short climb on cables and soon you’ll be facing the impressive portal of the cave which is 74m high. This makes it the biggest portal in Romania! That’s the way to end a day!Return to Timisoara.IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants. In case of precipitations, you will walk on alternate routes for safety.
Full Day private tour to remote mountain villages from Timisoara
Where: Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park Highlights: remote mountain villages, landscape, lunch with the locals, outside thermal bath Available: all year round Included: transport by private car, entry fees, guide services, lunch Not included: personal expensesWe will drive early in the morning at 8 am to Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park. First, we will do a short stop in Baile Herculane resort, once known as ,,The pearl of Europe’’ and of the Austrian – Hungarian Empire. Although overlooked in the recent years, the landscapes around the city are amazing, and the place is known for its thermal water. We will take a short tour of the old town and visit the beautiful buildings that tell stories of kings and queens, who used to bathe in the thermal waters, many …many…years ago. Later on, we will leave our car behind, and hike for two hours to Inelet and Scarisoara mountain villages. We will enjoy the amazing landscapes of Cerna and Mehedinti mountains, but also learning about these people simple and self sufficient lives. We will also have lunch at one of the locals house, where you’ll be impressed by their stories from the everyday life and find out what they do on a daily basis, and how they manage in such a remote area. Before ending our tour, we will enjoy the famous outside thermal baths near Baile Herculane. We cannot leave the place without trying the healing water ourselves, right?End of the tour. Drive back to Timisoara.The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.This is a 12 hours trip.
Full Day private tour to Corvin Castle and ancient sites from Timisoara
Where: Hunedoara County, Corvin Castle, Sarmizegetusa, Densus Highlights: Corvin Castle, Samizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Densus stone church Available: all year round Included: transport by private car, entry fees, guide services Not included: meals, other personal expenses Today we’ll visit Corvin Castle, one of the most beautiful and interesting in Romania and Europe, learning about its stories and great legends. The castle was built in the XIV th century. It served as a fortress until the mid- XIV th century, when it became the residence of Transylvania’s ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded the fortress transforming it into one of the most stunning castles in Transylvania.It is one of the largest castles in Europe and figures in a top of seven wonders of Romania. With its charm, beauty and legends, this castle is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Further on, we’ll visit Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the impressive ancient roman metropolis, the former capital of the Roman Dacia. Today, Ulpia Traiana remains in ruins, with a partly preserved forum, an amphitheatre, and remnants of several temples. Last but not least, we have The Stone Church from Densus (XIV th century), unique in the world due to its architecture, location and mural paintings. All of these monuments are definitely a must see in Romania.
3-Day Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park Private Tour from Timisoara
Type of activity: Trekking, mountain hamlets and visits at cultural objectivesLevel of difficulty: mediumDay 1: Drive to the amazing Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park (3 hours). You begin our trip back in time. After 2 hours of hiking you will find hamlets that are isolated, without electric power, no roads, the only points of access are 4 stairways, vertically attached on the rock. This is how the people from the area actually live: isolated. You will be impressed by their stories from the everyday life and find out what they do on a daily basis, and how they manage in such a remote area especially when they need an ambulance…Overnight stay at a locals house, on the mountain, to live their real experience.Day 2: You leave your hosts and move forward to the next hamlets of these mountains. You are going to see amazing landscapes, animals, other houses and beautiful locals.Overnight stay in a 2* star guesthouseDay 3: Your plan today is to enter the magic world of Tasna Gorges. They are wild, untamed, imposing, and have this interesting suspended trail, just perfect for walking. This is the place where the notorious black pine from Banat grows. The trees look like huge bonsai attached to the rock. Before you go home, you have time to stop a little bit in the famous Herculane resort, once known as "The pearl of Europe’’ and of the Austrian – Hungarian Empire.Although overlooked in the recent years, the landscapes around the city are amazing, and the place is known for its thermal water.You will take a tour of the old town and visit the beautiful buildings that tell stories of kings and queens, who used to bathe in the thermal waters, many …many…years ago, and get the opportunity to try the water yourself! IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.