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Paloma Tours is a Romanian Destination Management Company with over twenty five years of experience in the market. Paloma Tours is also a PCO & MICE company specialized in complete customized travel solutions. Ours services: Congresses, Conferences, Conventions, Corporate Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Team Building, Events, Product Launches, Special Interest, Hotel Bookings and any other kind of quality receptive services. We provide tailored services designed to meet the most demanding expectations in a cost-effective manner 24h/24h & 7 days/week. We are committed to deliver the authentic travel experience and beyond words we really care.

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Why Romania?

March 2012


Romania is located in the Balkans near the Black Sea. The country enchants travelers with its diversity: be it natural or cultural. Over the last decade it has known significant development and is one of the most recent members of the European Union. Still it may surprise some of its visitors who are used to Western Europe. Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe-like while in some villages locals live in a very authentic traditional style. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage. In fact, the Romanian language and grammar are so similar to old Latin that some might not tell the difference.
Things for which Romania is famous for include: Transylvania with the Dracula legend, the Danube Delta, the Black Sea Coast, Maramures – the heart of rural Romania, Bucovina – the land of monasteries and traditions, the Carpathian Mountains, Constantin Brancusi, medieval fortresses and wine.

 

Why Romania?

  • Accessibility: It is easy to reach.There are direct flights from almost all the European capitals and more. Prestigious airlines like Lufthansa, SAS, Air France, KLM, CSA, Alitalia and Austrian Airlines operate from Romania.
  • Safety: Is one of the safest countries in Europe.
  • Exposure:A significant number of international chain hotels and multinational corporations are already present in Romania offering a wide range of premium accommodations and meeting centers.
  • Value for the money: Superior standards, first class services and a great price/quality ratio.
  • Traditions and modernism: Romania is known for preserving its traditionswhile also keeping up with contemporary trends.
  • Availability: A year-round destination.
  • Opportunities: Romania is a great destination for incentive trips: walking on royal paths in castles and palaces, conquering a medieval fortress, trying the Romanian traditions in handicraft workshops, discovering Dracula or exploring the Danube delta.

 

Bucharest Conference Venues

Are you searching for the best meeting or conference venues in Bucharest? Do you want a venue that makes a big impact or would you prefer something more discreet? Whatever your choice is, it's our job to help you find the very best local Bucharest meeting venue or event space.
We've got all the experience, tools and local knowledge needed to deliver a 100% reliable venue-finding service plus considerable cost savings to our clients worldwide. We are uniquely geared to give you the dedicated expertise you need. We also provide the commitment and flexibility you expect from a long-established specialist local business, owned by its working management and backed by support staff with a positive "can do" attitude and a lean, focused approach.
We have a variety of places where you can organize your events, such as:

  • Bucharest International Conference Centre Palace of Parliament – 10.000 sqm (conference and exhibition area), installed and mobile simultaneous interpretation equipment, eight meeting halls for 50 to 1200 seats.
  • Stirbei Domain holds five spaces suitable for events, each of them being designed to fit particular types of scenarios and facilities. The venue can host from 80 to 10.000 people.
  • Bragadiru Palace – A spectacular ballroom which also serves as a theater and concert hall.
  • National Art Museum
  • National History Museum
  • Snagov Palace
  • CesianuRacovita Palace
  • Mogosoaia Palace
  • And many others to discover…

 

A Journey into Interwar Bucharest

A trip to Bucharest is not complete if you haven’t taken a city tour in vintage cars. It’s a unique sensation that cannot be missed. So, prepare for your journey, we’re here to offer you a great experience!

 

Romania, an incentive destination

Romania has many things to offer and we invite you to discover their beauties.

  • Conquest of a fortress by medieval knights.
  • “Dracula Night” theme party in the Bran Castle.
  • Halloween in Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes.
  • Authentic experience: A demonstration of egg painting, a ride with Mocanita – the steam train, spinning wool, pottery, horse riding, a wedding in Sibiel village and so many other experiences to discover
  • Safari by boat, anonce-in-a-lifetime experience through the maze of channels of the wild Danube delta.
  • Wildlife experience – Meeting bears.
  • Other activities: Helicopter skiing, searching for truffles with specialized dogs, a helicopter ride over the Danube delta, castle renting, spa, golf, offroading, treasure hunts, teambuilding and different thematic nights.

 

Castles of Romania

You cannot leave Romania without visiting two of the most famous castles in country.
One of them is Peles Castle, once the summer residence of the Romanian royal family. Intended as a summer palace, it was the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity and during Ceausescu's era was used as a private retreat by leading communists.
More famous as Dracula's castle, Bran Castle is one of the most visited attractions in Romania. Built atop a 200 ft tall rock, the castle dominates the skyline of the scenic village of Bran. It was built in the year 1377 as a protection for Brasov from any invasions. Today it serves as a museum displaying rich art and furniture collected from different countries. Below the castle, an open air ethnographic museum with exhibits like furniture, costumes and household items from period around 14th century is also a must visit destination.

 

Eco Romania – Danube Delta

The Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the second largest delta in Europa. This delta is known to have formed some 10.000 years ago and is still growing at a phenomenal rate. The entire delta covers an area of 4152 Km2, of which 3446 km2 is present in Romania. The Danube delta has been recognized as one of the most important ecological destinations in Europe, supporting a huge number of rare flora and fauna. The Danube selta is a splendid place for bird watching as there are nearly 320 species nesting here every summer.
A bird-watchers’ paradise, the Danube delta offers the opportunity to spot more than 300 species of migratory and resident birds, including eagles, egrets, vultures, geese, cranes, ibises, cormorants, swans and pelicans. Located on the 45th parallel, the Danube delta makes for a perfect stopping-off point between the Equator and the North Pole for millions of migratory birds.

 

Medieval towns of Romania

Transylvania is home to some of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, most notably Brasov, featuring Old Saxon architecture and citadel ruins; Sibiu with its cobblestone streets and pastel-colored houses, and Sighisoara, adorned with a hilltop citadel, secret passageways and a 14th century clock tower. Visitors can marvel at Transylvania’s unique architectural treasures, such as castles, fortified churches and centuries-old houses, while exploring sites where more than 900 years ago Saxon craftsmen and merchants established powerful and rich citadels. Transylvania is also home to the exquisite medieval town of Sighisoara, a perfectly intact 15th century gem with nine towers, narrow passageways and cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is also the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, nicknamed Dracula or Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), ruler of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. Other attractions are: the Church on the Hill, with its 500-year-old frescoes; the Church of the Dominican Monastery, known for its Transylvanian Renaissance carved altarpiece, baroque painted pulpit, Oriental carpets and 17th century organ; and the Venetian House, built in the 13th century. In the nearby countryside, another UNESCO World Heritage town, 13th century Biertan, stands high on a hill as one of the largest and most impressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania.

 

Did You Know?

  • Romania is the only country in Eastern Europe where people speak a language of Latin origin?
  • The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, ranks as the biggest office building in Europe and second largest in the world after the U.S. Pentagon?
  • Voronet Monastery, located in northeastern Romania, is also known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’?
  • Romania has the second largest underground glacier in Europe (in terms of volume)?
  • The city of Brasov (Transylvania) is home to the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul?
  • The meaning of the word “Transylvania” is the land beyond the forest?
  • Romania has the second-largest outdoor museum in the world?
  • The first fountain pen was invented by Craiova-born PetrachePoenaru (1799-1875)?
  • Romania is the new place for Hollywood scene.
  • The Romanian city of Timisoara was the first in Europe to have electric street-lighting?
  • The Bruckenthal museum in Sibiu opened its doors to the public three years prior to the Louvre Museum in Paris?
  • Insulin was discovered by a Romanian physician Nicolae Paulescu?
  • The jet engine used by modern airplanes was invented by Bucharest-born inventor Henri Coanda?
  • Without a Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, the computers wouldn’t have had the capability to display a perfect 10?
  • Universal literature found valuable sources of inspiration in Romania's castles?
  • Romania features the youngest continental land (Danube Delta) in Europe?
  • Brasov is home to what is said to be the narrowest street in Europe?
  • The smallest national banknote was the 10 bani note issued by Romania in 1917? It measured one-sixteenth by one and a half inches.

 

For more information please contact Paloma Tours DMC, Mr. Theodor Badiu at romania@euromic.com

Romania map

Dracula

Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest

Bragadiru Palace

Vintage Cars

Dracula Night

Peles Castle

Bran castle

Danube Delta

Danube Delta

Sighisoara

Sighisoara Clock Tower

Danube Delta