Sking Holiday Romania - CavnicWe live here, it is our back garden 🙂
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We pick you up from the airport normally on a Friday around 1.30pm depending on when your flight comes in but there is currently only one flight from the UK with Wizzair from Luton to Cluj Napoca. We drive through the Transylvanian countryside and if Duncan is traveling with you, we can visit a gypsy village on the way depending on the weather for some dancing lessons and pictures. We arrive in Breb in time for dinner depending on the snow conditions and your bags are taken to your Villa. If the snow is heavy a one horse open sleigh will meet us at the beginning of the village and take you to your villa arriving in style and half drunk from the Holinca you where offered by the sleigh driver. Dinner is in the village and a good night sleep is had by all ready for a day of skiing tomorrow.
Day 2 to 8 Sking Cavnic
Included in the price is all ski passes and transportation to Cavnic Ski Resort every day. The price does not include hire of ski equipment due to people bringing their own. But it is not expensive and we will slowly build up our own collection of snow boards and ski’s for people to use, but for now we have none. We have ten snow boards in Egypt for sandboarding, but that’s another story.
There are three meals a day included and alcohol from our limited drinks cabinet is available at any time when in the village. We now make our own Apple brandy and so you will be able to try the different mixes Penny is slowly making. There are no meals or drinks out of Breb included and there are no entrance fees included for any of the local sites or museums that you would like to visit. You can still eat out and visit where you want and we will take your there, you’ll just need to pay for your costs when your there. The idea for this tour it to let you relax and experience the local ways of life in Brebwhilst going skiing every day. You don’t need to go anywhere else as you are right in the best place to be. The village is safe for children to roam around in as there are just a few tarmac roads and every one knows every one so people will keep an eye out for them.
You can go for walks in the village, up the mountain, over to the next village and get up early to experience market day on Thursday if the skiing part is not your thing. we only have one jeep for guests so we can’t take most people to Cavnic Ski Resort and others in to Sighetu, but I am sure we can work something out.
On Sunday you can go to church and see every one in the traditional dress. It’s all here, or you can just take it easy and sleep all day around the wood burner in the villa. We have two cabanas up from the village in the forest if your feeling adventurous.
If no one is staying in them you can camp out there and we can arrange for you to have sleeping bags and a whole dinner prepared for you to cook on wood burning stove in the cabana. The things to do are endless, we enjoy or village and we will enjoy showing you around. So you can mix your skiing with experiencing the traditional ways of life in Maramures.
Day 9 Back to Cluj
You need to be out of your villa by 10.00am so the cleaners can do their thing. After lunch we head off to Cluj where you will stay in our partner hostel for the evening. You can party all night in Cluj if you want as it’s very easily done.
Day 10 Fly home
Catch the plane in the morning or get a good nights sleep as the taxi will arrive at 6.00am to take you to Cluj airport for your 8.00am flight back to Luton. If your coming from another part of the world we can tailor this tour to suit your flight times.
The price for this tour is £750 per person. This includes all ski passes and hostel accommodation in the Retro in Cluj not a hotel as shown in the Dracula tour. The accommodation is clean and the staff very friendly. As you will be getting up early you will spend very little time in the hostel. As long as you book in advance we can book you a private room for just your group so you don’t have to share. All your meals in Breb are included as well as any alcohol you consume in Breb. Unfortunately we cannot give discounts to children if they need their own bed and will eat a meal at the dinner table. For very young children ( under 6) there is a 50% discount as long as the group size is 4 adults or more people. To make a booking enquiry for this tour please go to the Transylvania Tour booking form.