Despite the restrictions and the introduction of the green certificate for access to accommodation structures, Romanian tourists are interested and book tourist packages for the winter holidays in their own country. DAL Travel proposes an offer “Romania Premium”, with other tourist programs, unique, for Christmas and New Year.
In this sense, Romanian tourists prefer both 4 and 5 star hotels, located especially in mountain resorts, as well as mansions, castles and guesthouses located in rural areas.
“We are specialized and recognized for the exotic destinations and premium external circuits we promote. But we also want to promote a unique Romania, as a premium destination. In our country we can find a still untouched nature, well-preserved traditions and customs, excellent gastronomy and high quality accommodation structures. We decided to introduce premium domestic tourism programs for the winter holidays. The tendency of tourists is to make reservations for the last hundred meters because, due to restrictions, nothing is certain anymore. Therefore, most prefer to wait, to see what changes occur along the way. But in general these holiday packages can be booked in advance, because most accommodation structures show flexibility at this time “, says Daniela Nedelcu, general manager of DAL Travel agency, one of the most famous tour operators in Romania with tourist products premium established in 2000 and member of the National Association of Travel Agencies (ANAT).
According to DAL Travel consultants, the tariffs did not change significantly compared to previous years, but adjusted slightly taking into account only the inflation rate and the increase in certain expenses. All Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages include festive dinners, various activities and optional on-site excursions.
The most requested resorts and holiday destinations are Sinaia, Poiana Brasov, Predeal, Paltinis, Vatra Dornei, Albota and Micloşoara. “Our tourists have chosen, in addition to the quality accommodation structures from Prahova Valley and Poiana Brasov, standard mountain resorts that have developed a lot in recent years, such as Păltiniş and Vatra Dornei or rural tourism areas in Transylvania. As an experienced tourist, who has visited, analyzed, promoted and sold unique destinations around the world, I can tell you that Romania can also be a premium destination, with quality accommodation structures, good services and top products. . In this sense, we have made a rigorous selection for our tourists, and the hotels, mansions and boarding houses promoted have a very good value for money “, adds Daniela Nedelcu.
For example, at the Rozmarin Hotel in Predeal (4 stars), a Christmas package, which includes 4 nights accommodation, with breakfast and dinner buffet, starts from 1450 lei per person. The New Year’s Eve party at the 4-star Palace Hotel in Sinaia, which includes 3 nights accommodation and a festive dinner, costs from 1932 lei per person.
Another important Christmas tourist attraction is the Albota tourist complex, where the famous trout farm is located. For 3 nights with all inclusive services, a tourist will pay between 1600 and 1950 lei. Also for Christmas, the Guest Houses of Count Kalnoky from Micloşoara are more and more sought after. For 390 euros per person, a tourist will benefit from 3 nights accommodation in a superior room, breakfast, lunch and traditional dinner, two activities or guided tours.
One of the most expensive and exclusive Christmas offers is at the Castelnor resort, located in the Păltiniş resort, just 30 km from Sibiu, in an irresistible natural setting. For 3 nights accommodation, deluxe double room, the tourist package is 568 euros and includes half board, access to the spa, ski storage and free transfer to the Arena Platoş ski area.
The most expensive offer for New Year’s Eve is at the 4-star Alpin Hotel in Poiana Brasov, where, for 4 nights, a tourist will pay between 875 euros for a room in a standard double room and 1235 euros for a place in a deluxe double room and a premium tourist package . The tour package includes breakfast, themed dinners (each evening being dedicated to a city such as New York, Las Vegas, Monaco and Dubai), international brunch, live music and famous artists, program of games and creative activities for children, fruit platter and chocolate and a bottle of champagne in the room on arrival.
According to DAL Travel consultants, more and more tourists opt for quality tourist packages, preferring areas in nature, in mountainous or hilly regions, with fresh air. Interest in active tourism is also growing.
Romania is a much more beautiful country than, unfortunately, I think (still) some of its inhabitants. We must learn to think positively and constructively. History should teach us this… Fortunately, paradoxically, many foreign guests have led us to open our eyes and see what riches we have around us. From Prince Charles to fellow journalists like Charlie Ottley and Top Gear. Romania is a country of authenticity and traditions. Tens of regions where rural tourism is developed and thousands of rural and agritourism pensions attract, in the middle of nature, hundreds of thousands of tourists and foreigners. In terms of spa tourism we have a third of the thermal and mineral waters of Europe and we could be the first to reach the old continent. We have dozens of tourist records, such as the largest civil administrative building in the world – the Palace of Parliament, Transfagarasan, which is the most spectacular mountain road in the world, according to the makers of Top Gear, Bran Castle, behind which is the legend of the romantic vampire Dracula, objectives included in the UNESCO patrimony and many others. And, to end with the Danube, the river that seems to hold us in our hands and protect our country, at the entrance gave us the Boilers – the most spectacular riverside landscape in Europe, and at the exit, it offered us the largest and best preserved delta of the European Union – Danube Delta. It’s all about believing in tourism, seeing with wisdom, with open eyes, the beauty, harmony and potential of our country.