How better to discover Eastern Europe than with one of our horseback holidays.
Romania is a southeastern European country famous for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It has beautifully preserved medieval towns and many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.
This is a large country which has developed fast over the past 10 years leading to sometimes shocking contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; rural areas and many villages can seem to be stuck in the distant past.
Things for which Romania is famous include: the Carpathian mountains, sculptor Constantin Brancusi, wine, salt mines, George Enescu, medieval fortresses, Eugene Ionesco, "Dacia" cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, primeval dense forests, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, wolves and bears, painted monasteries and the Danube Delta.
During its history Romania has been ruled by the Romans, the Ottomans and Austro-Hungary. The fall of Communism came with the dramatic overthrow of Ceausescu. It is now a member of the European Union. Romania's capital is Bucharest which, whilst splendid, does not compete with Sibiu - the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Sibiu is located in the Transylvanian region where you'll find many old Saxon towns. Transylvania is probably best known for Count Dracula and his home Bran Castle.
The rolling grasslands and complete lack of fences mean that everything is accessible, and you have complete freedom to ride where you like.
Don't forget that Unicorn is always delighted to extend the horse riding element of your holiday. Perhaps you'd like a city stay in Bucharest. Give us a call to discuss.