7 days
Duration
Transylvania
Regions
Private Tour, Ski Trip, Winter Tour
Tour Type

EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE SKI VACATION WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH – PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS, CULTURAL GEMS, AND LUXURIOUS COMFORT IN ROMANIA’S PREMIER SKI DESTINATION

Embrace a winter wonderland with our “Poiana Brasov Ski Adventure: 7-Day Winter Escape”. Available from 10th of January to 20th of March, this tour is an ideal fusion of thrilling ski experiences and the charm of Transylvanian culture. Suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced skiers, Poiana Brasov offers diverse, immaculately groomed slopes against the backdrop of the majestic Carpathian Mountains.

During this 7-day excursion, you’ll enjoy five days of skiing or snowboarding with private instructors who cater to your pace and style. But it’s not just about the slopes; immerse yourself in the rich history of Transylvania with visits to iconic landmarks such as Bran Castle and Peles Castle.

Your stay in Poiana Brasov is complemented by luxurious accommodations equipped with full SPA access, perfect for unwinding after adventurous days. With the choice of starting your journey from Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport, located mere kilometers from the resort, or opting for a Bucharest City Tour if arriving via Henri Coanda International Airport, flexibility is at your fingertips.

Book your “Poiana Brasov Ski Adventure: 7-Day Winter Escape” with Holiday to Romania and take your winter holiday to an extraordinary level. Customize your tour to perfectly align with your interests and schedule for an unparalleled ski vacation.

THE POIANA BRASOV SKI ADVENTURE IS AVAILABLE FROM 10TH OF JANUARY TO 20TH OF MARCH

Itinerary: Poiana Brasov Ski Resort – Brasov City Tour – LiBearty Bear Sanctuary – Peles and Bran Castles

DEPARTURE/RETURNBrașov-Ghimbav International Airport or Bucharest (or any other city at request)
TRANSPORTATIONFully insured car/minivan with climate control
TOURIST GUIDE / SKI INSTRUCTORCertified English-Speaker Tourist Guide and Ski/Snowboard Instructor (speakers of other languages at request)
INCLUDED5-Day Ski Pass

Ski/Snowboard Rental Equipment

“Poiana Brasov Ski Adventure: 7-Day Winter Escape” offers an unparalleled blend of exhilarating ski experiences and rich cultural exploration. This tour, set in the heart of Romania’s premier ski destination, is perfect for those seeking adventure and discovery.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND UNIQUE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

  • Tailored Experience: Enjoy the flexibility to customize the tour to your specific desires, from duration to particular features.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Spend six nights in a 4-star hotel offering comfort, luxury, and top-notch facilities.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from a 5-day ski adventure with a private instructor who knows every nook and cranny of the Poiana Brasov Ski Resort.
  • Professional Expertise: Our top-rated, licensed ski/snowboard instructors and tourist guides are renowned for their knowledge and excellent reviews, ensuring an enriching experience.
  • Exclusive Tours: Beyond skiing, indulge in specially designed tours with all admissions included, offering more than just guided walks.
  • Cultural Immersion: Visit the legendary Bran Castle, famously linked to the Dracula legend, and one of Europe’s largest bear sanctuaries for a unique glimpse into Romania’s natural and historical wonders.

Experience the “Poiana Brasov Ski Adventure: 7-Day Winter Escape”, an enchanting ski holiday available from January 10th to March 20th. This tour, perfect for ski lovers of all levels, combines the thrill of winter sports with the magic of Transylvania’s rich heritage.

DEPARTURE/RETURNBrașov-Ghimbav International Airport or Bucharest (or any other city at request)
TRANSPORTATIONFully insured car/minivan with climate control
TOURIST GUIDECertified English-Speaker Tourist Guide and Ski/Snowboard Instructor (speakers of other languages at request)
INCLUDED
Six nights at a luxurious 4-star hotel with a full SPA, ensuring relaxation and comfort.
Personalized attention with a private, licensed ski/snowboard instructor to guide you through the snowy slopes.
Daily breakfast to start your days on a high note.
All entrance fees to museums and sites as per our carefully curated itinerary.
Convenient private airport transfers upon arrival and departure for a hassle-free experience.
A 5-day ski pass giving you extensive access to Poiana Brasov’s ski facilities.
Three half-day sessions and two full-day sessions with your private ski/snowboard instructor, tailored to your skill level.
Full ski/snowboard rental equipment, including helmet, boots, and ski/snowboard set, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
Engaging guided tours at all sites, led by a certified English-speaking tourist guide who specializes in Romanian culture and history.
A detailed map of Romania to help you navigate and explore.
Fuel, parking fees, and local taxes included for a worry-free trip.
NOT INCLUDED
Airplane tickets and health insurance.
Personal souvenirs to remember your adventure by.
Alcoholic beverages and hotel extras like telephone calls or mini-bar expenses.
Additional meals outside of those included in the itinerary.
Ski clothing (gloves, goggles, jacket, pants), but we can offer these upon request.
Gratuities of any kind.
Photo/video fees at sites and museums are also excluded.

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Day 1: Arrival in Romania – Poiana Brasov Ski Resort

Welcome to Romania! Upon your arrival at Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport, conveniently located near Poiana Brasov, you’ll be greeted by your professional driver, who will assist you with your luggage and ensure a comfortable journey to your hotel in Poiana Brasov Ski Resort. This option offers you the quickest and most direct route to the ski slopes, ensuring that you can start your skiing adventure as soon as possible.
Alternatively, if you’re arriving at Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest, you have the option to explore the vibrant capital city with an additional Bucharest City Tour, adding an extra day to your itinerary. This tour is a great opportunity to experience the rich history and culture of Bucharest before heading to the mountains.
Upon reaching Poiana Brasov, you’ll check into your 4-star hotel, renowned for its cozy ambiance and full spa access, perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes. Your accommodation includes a Bed and Breakfast basis, ensuring a comfortable and refreshing start to each day of your ski adventure.
You will also receive your 5-day ski pass, valid for all cable installations in Poiana Brasov Ski Resort. This pass opens up a world of skiing opportunities, allowing you to explore the diverse range of slopes at your own pace.
Get ready for an unforgettable skiing experience in Poiana Brasov, where stunning mountain scenery, world-class ski facilities, and luxurious comfort await you.
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Day 2: Private Ski/Snowboard Instruction and Brasov City Exploration

Begin your second day in Poiana Brasov with an exhilarating morning on the slopes under the guidance of your private ski or snowboard instructor. Tailored to your skill level, this session from 9 AM to 12 noon will help you navigate the diverse terrain of Poiana Brasov, whether you’re a beginner finding your balance or an intermediate looking to refine your techniques. For the more adventurous and advanced skiers, if conditions allow, your instructor might take you off-piste to explore the enchanting forest areas, offering a unique and thrilling skiing experience. With a base elevation of 1,020 m and a top elevation of 1,799 m, the resort features 12 runs serviced by a network of 2 cable cars, 1 gondola, 2 chairlifts, and 8 ski lifts.
After an exhilarating morning, the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. You might choose to relax at the hotel’s spa, continue skiing, or explore the charming resort.
As the evening approaches, embark on a cultural journey with a walking tour of Brasov, one of Romania’s most historically significant cities. Your exploration will take you through the Old Town, where you’ll be captivated by the grandeur of the Black Church, the largest Gothic-style church in Southeastern Europe, renowned for its collection of Muslim prayer rugs. Stroll around the picturesque Council Square, discover the medieval Catherine’s Gate, and see the unique Guild Towers and a walk down the narrow Rope Street.
Conclude your day with a return to your comfortable hotel in Poiana Brasov, reflecting on the day’s rich experiences and anticipating more adventures to come.
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Day 3: Full-Day Ski/Snowboard Adventure in Poiana Brasov with Private Instructor

Your third day promises a full day of ski or snowboard excitement in the stunning Poiana Brasov Ski Resort. Accompanied by your private instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to further hone your skills, explore new trails, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Carpathian Mountains. The day is structured to maximize your time on the slopes, starting from 9 AM and concluding at 4 PM, in line with the operational hours of the resort’s installations.
A midday break from 12 noon to 1 PM offers a chance to rest and recharge, perhaps at one of the resort’s cozy mountain restaurants or cafes. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a hearty meal, a warm drink, and share the morning’s experiences with your instructor or companions.
After an action-packed day, the evening is yours to relax and unwind. You might choose to indulge in the spa facilities at your hotel, experiencing the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Alternatively, you can continue to explore the resort at your own pace, enjoying the serene winter atmosphere and maybe even trying some après-ski activities.
This day is all about enjoying the winter sports to the fullest, making the most of the excellent facilities and expert guidance available in Poiana Brasov. As you retire for the night, the memories of gliding down the slopes with the majestic mountains as your backdrop will no doubt be a highlight of your Romanian winter adventure.
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Day 4: Visit to the Bear Sanctuary & Afternoon Ski/Snowboard Session in Poiana Brasov

On your fourth day, you’ll begin with a heartwarming and insightful visit to the nearby Bear Sanctuary after breakfast. This unique refuge is home to over 100 bears rescued from captive conditions. During a one-hour guided tour, you will learn about the bears’ individual stories and witness them enjoying their newfound freedom. Observing these majestic creatures as they climb trees, play, and swim in their naturalistic enclosures is an unforgettable experience. The sanctuary not only offers a chance to see bears in a safe and ethical environment but also provides spectacular 360-degree views of the Bucegi and Prince Stone Mountains, adding a scenic touch to your visit.
Following this inspiring visit, your afternoon will be dedicated to more exhilarating ski or snowboard activities in Poiana Brasov. Your private instructor will be available from 1 PM to 4 PM, ready to guide you through more snowy adventures on the slopes. Whether you’re perfecting your turns or exploring new parts of the resort, this is an excellent opportunity to apply what you’ve learned over the past few days.
The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You might take this time to explore other facets of the resort, engage in some après-ski relaxation, or simply bask in the tranquil atmosphere of your mountain retreat.
This blend of wildlife observation and winter sports offers a unique perspective on the natural beauty and biodiversity of Romania, making your fourth day a truly enriching experience.
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Day 5: Full-Day Skiing/Snowboarding & Evening at Leisure in Poiana Brasov

Your fifth day in Poiana Brasov is dedicated to fully embracing the thrill of skiing or snowboarding. Under the guidance of your private instructor, you’ll have the entire day, from 9 AM to 4 PM, to refine your skills and explore the varied slopes of this enchanting winter resort. Whether you’re carving down the groomed pistes or tackling more challenging runs, the day promises to be filled with exhilarating moments and captivating mountain vistas. A lunch break from 12 noon to 1 PM offers a chance to rest and recharge before you hit the slopes again.
As the ski lifts close and the sun begins to set, the evening unfolds at your leisure. Poiana Brasov transforms as the après-ski scene comes alive. You’re invited to partake in the vibrant atmosphere of the resort, where a plethora of bars, restaurants, and clubs offer diverse dining and entertainment options. Indulge in a sumptuous meal at one of the local restaurants, each serving a variety of cuisines to suit every palate. After dinner, you might choose to join the lively après-ski parties, mingle with other travelers, and enjoy the music and ambiance of Poiana Brasov’s nightlife.
This blend of adrenaline-fueled daytime activities and relaxing evening experiences creates a perfect balance, ensuring that your fifth day in Poiana Brasov is as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
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Day 6: Discovering Bran Castle & Afternoon Skiing/Snowboarding in Poiana Brasov

Your sixth day combines historical exploration with more exhilarating moments on the snowy slopes of Poiana Brasov. The day begins with a visit to the iconic Bran Castle, often associated with the legend of Dracula. This enchanting medieval fortress, built in 1377, stands as a monument to centuries of Romanian history. Initially erected to protect the trade route between Transylvania and Wallachia, it was later transformed into a royal residence in the 1920s under the auspices of Queen Marie of Romania. As you wander through its corridors, you’ll be transported back in time, captivated by tales of nobility, strategic defenses, and perhaps even the lore of vampires.
Following your immersive experience at Bran Castle, you’ll have the opportunity to browse local souvenir shops and indulge in an exclusive natural cheese sampling, offering a taste of the region’s culinary delights.
The afternoon, from 1 PM to 4 PM, is reserved for more skiing or snowboarding adventures in Poiana Brasov. Under the guidance of your private instructor, you’ll continue to enjoy the exhilarating slopes and stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains. This session offers a chance to apply the skills and techniques you’ve honed over the past days, further enhancing your confidence and enjoyment on the snow.
As the day winds down, you return to the comforts of your hotel, where the evening is yours to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. Whether you choose to unwind at the hotel’s SPA, enjoy a quiet dinner, or explore the resort’s nightlife, the day promises a delightful mix of history, culture, and winter sports.
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Day 7: Peles Castle Tour & Departure

Your final day with us begins with an enriching visit to Peles Castle, a jewel of Romanian architecture, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel. As you depart from Poiana Brasov, you’ll pass through Predeal, the highest town in Romania, towards Sinaia. This town, named after the St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai, emerged as a favored retreat for royalty in the late 19th century.
Sinaia, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Carpathians’, offers a scenic drive where you’ll catch glimpses of the elegant Casino building, reminiscent of Monte Carlo’s opulence. Your journey culminates with a guided tour of Peles Castle, the enchanting summer residence of King Carol I of Romania. This masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, set against the backdrop of the Carpathians, is a visual delight with its lavish interiors and exquisite collections.
Peles Castle, with its historical significance and architectural grandeur, provides a fitting conclusion to your Romanian adventure. The castle’s connection to the legendary Orient Express, which still passes through annually, adds a touch of romantic allure to your visit.
Following your tour of Peles Castle, we will ensure a seamless transfer to your next destination. Depending on your flight arrangements, if you’re flying out from the new Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport, enjoy a short and comfortable drive from Sinaia to the airport. This option significantly reduces travel time, giving you a few extra moments to savor the beauty of the Carpathians.
For those departing from Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest, our drive will continue through the picturesque landscapes of Romania to ensure you reach the airport in time for your afternoon flight.
As you prepare for your departure, we hope that the memories of your time in Romania – the thrilling ski experiences, the cultural immersions, and the stunning natural beauty – will stay with you long after. At Holiday to Romania, we’re dedicated to making every moment of your journey memorable and look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future.

Extra full day Bucharest City Tour

After the breakfast, we will start the visit of the capital city of Romania. The day starts with a visit to the Village Museum, one of the most impressive open-air museums in Europe with century old original peasant households from all parts of Romania.
After, we will visit the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building, the Palace of Parliament. Between the two communist landmarks, we will have a panoramic tour of the city with Victory Square and Avenue, Royal Palace and Revolution Square and a short stop and visit of the Romanian Athenaeum. Next, we will attend a visit to the former residence of Ceausescu family, the last communist leader of the Socialist Republic of Romania. In contradistinction with the Ceausescu former residence we will have an incursion back in time, in the communist time, where you will have the opportunity to experience life in the 80’s with the help of authentic decor and furniture, working appliances and household accessories, local drinks and homemade snacks and historical and archive footage.
Before arriving in the old city center we will stop in the Cotroceni Neighborhood where we will visit the Presidential Palace and a typical 1930s Bucharest Residence.
In the late afternoon, we will reach Bucharest’s Old Town, with the ruins of the Old Princely Court, known as Dracula’s residence, where the legend says that Vlad the Impaler was keeping his prisoners. We will take a sightseeing tour of this part of the city, filled with lively cafes and street food to see why the nickname of Bucharest is “The Little Paris”. The rest of the evening is on your own.

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