Highlights of Romania: Beyond Transylvania

Highlights of Romania: Beyond Transylvania

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Highlights of Romania: Beyond Transylvania

15 Days Starting and ending in BUCHAREST

Visiting:

Bucharest

,

Horezu

,

Măldărești

,

Transalpina

,

Sibiu

,

Turda

,

Cluj County

,

Breb

,

Sighetu Marmației

,

Ieud

,

Sucevița

,

Voroneț

,

Marginea

,

Târgu Mureș

,

Neamț County

,

Agapia

,

Văratec

,

Piatra Neamț

,

Lacu Roșu

,

Sighișoara

,

Viscri

,

Brașov

,

Azuga

,

Sinaia

Tour operator:

Wild Frontiers

Physical rating:

Low, Low / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Wild Frontiers with any specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ROM

Group size:

4 - 12

Age range:

1-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Tour Overview

A land of wild forested mountains and timeless medieval landscapes, Romania has lain at the cultural crossroads of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe for centuries. Hemmed in by the great arc of the Carpathian Mountains, its wealth of well-preserved medieval towns and churches play host to some of the most authentic and atmospheric cultural encounters.Beginning in Bucharest, Romania’s lively capital, we’ll journey deep into the heart of the great ranges of the Carpathian Mountains, crossing the Transalpina as we make our way from the World Heritage setting of Horezu Monastery into the old Saxon heartlands of Transylvania. Here we’ll visit the beautifully preserved town of Sibiu and spend time amongst the untouched rural villages of Maramures, before crossing the Carpathians once more to visit the famed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina.In Moldavia we enjoy traditional Romanian cuisine and discover the blood-soaked legends and vampire myths of Sighisoara and Bran, before taking a horse cart ride around the captivating UNESCO treasures of Viscri. Before returning to Bucharest we then have an opportunity to explore a little of the centre of old Brasov, home to some of the finest medieval monuments anywhere in the country.

Highlights

  • Soak up the vampire myths of Vlad Dracul amongst the streets of Sighisoara and at the imposing Bran Castle of Transylvania

  • Enjoy a traditional pottery class, egg painting demonstration, cooking workshop and sparkling wine tasting

  • Experience the ancient rural traditions of the Maramures region, and visit the unique Merry Cemetery and wooden Monastery of Ieud

  • Discover the captivating cultural highlights of the cities of Sibui, Cluj, Bucharest, Pietra Niemt and Brasov

  • Stay with one of the few remaining German colonists in Viscri in a refurbished Saxon peasant house and explore the village by horse drawn cart

  • See the famous painted monasteries and Byzantine frescoes of the Bucovina district and explore the other-worldly salt mine of Salina Turda

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : TOUR STARTS IN BUCHAREST
Location:

  Bucharest


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Capitol or similar


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Our journey begins in Romania’s energetic capital, Bucharest, where we will have a welcome dinner to meet our fellow passengers and tour leader.

icon Day 2 : BUCHAREST
Location:

  Bucharest


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Capitol or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


The centre of Romania’s cultural and artistic development for centuries, Bucharest is home to a rich mix of classical, Art Nouveau and communist era architecture and includes amongst its impressive landmarks the “People’s House”. The world’s largest parliament building, built during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu, this vast structure houses the country’s Senate and Chamber of Deputies, three museums and, allegedly, the world’s largest international convention centre. We’ll take in this iconic landmark and the city’s medieval heart on a full day tour.

icon Day 3 : BUCHAREST - HOREZU - MALDARESTI
Location:

  Bucharest, Horezu, Măldărești


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Conacul Maldar or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


Departing the city this morning we head north, towards Oltenia and the imposing mountains of the Carpathian ranges. Our first visit of the day will be to the World Heritage setting of Horezu, whose 17th century monastery and traditional ceramics have both been recognised by UNESCO. A tour of the stunning Brancovenesc style monastery and a local pottery workshop will then be followed by a late afternoon visit to the historic village of Maldaresti, before we complete our journey to this evening’s impressive accommodation, a 300-year old manor.

icon Day 4 : MALDARESTI - TRANSALPINA - SIBIU
Location:

  Măldărești, Transalpina, Sibiu


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Imparatul Romanilor or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


Crossing the southern Carpathian Mountains today we journey along the famed King's Road, or as it is better known, the Transalpina (weather and date dependent). Ascending up to 2,000 metres this is the highest tarmac road in the country and offers up some spectacular vistas down into Transylvania. Weather permitting we’ll take a short walk amongst the high valleys of the Parang Mountains today, before descending by road down to the shepherds’ villages of Jina and Poiana Sibiului and then on to our final stop in Sibiu.

icon Day 5 : SIBIU - TURDA - CLUJ
Location:

  Sibiu, Turda, Cluj County


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Lol et Lola or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


Straddling the banks of the Cibin River, Sibiu provides one of the highlights of our journey. One of the country’s most important cultural centres, it is home to some of the best preserved historical sites anywhere in Romania and in 2007 was designated as European City of Culture. A walking tour this morning will take in some of its highlights, before we then depart for the spectacular salt mines of Turda and the wine cellars of “La Salina”. We will arrive in Cluj for a free evening.

icon Day 6 : CLUJ - BREB
Location:

  Cluj County, Breb


Accommodation:

  Pensinuea Marioara or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


After a morning walking tour of Cluj, the unofficial Transylvanian capital, we then continue by road north towards Maramures. Renowned for its beautiful UNESCO wooden churches and colourful traditional attire, this is Romania at its most traditional and captivating. Stopping in Breb, considered one of the most authentic of Maramures’s fairytale villages, we’ll enter a world steeped in the customs and folklore of its medieval past, a world which writer William Blacker once described as ‘a country frozen in time’. We will have time in the late afternoon to explore the village on foot and enjoy dinner prepared by our guesthouse hosts in their traditional house.

icon Day 7 : BREB: MERRY CEMETERY & SIGHETU MARMATIEI
Location:

  Breb, Sighetu Marmației


Accommodation:

  Pensinuea Marioara or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


The colourful tombstones and jolly artwork of the extraordinary ‘Merry Cemetery’ of Ion Stan Patras is one of Romania’s most unique attractions. Based in the village of Sapan?a it can date its colourful origins back to the 1930s, when a local artist began sculpting its first decorative tombstone crosses. Continuing to Sighetu Marmatiei we then visit the ‘Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance’, a former prison that today houses one of the most remarkable museums on this theme in Europe.

icon Day 8 : BREB - IEUD - SUCEVITA
Location:

  Breb, Ieud, Sucevița


Accommodation:

  Casa Cu Cerbi or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


Departing Breb this morning we drive first to the Orthodox village of Ieud, where we visit the oldest wooden church in Romania. Then we cross the Carpathian Mountains via the Prislop Mountain Pass, heading into the neighbouring province of Bucovina with its UNESCO listed painted monasteries. This afternoon we visit the 17th century Gothic and Byzantine splendours of the Sucevita Monastery, one of the last of its kind to be painted in the famous Moldavian style of exterior painting. We spend another night in a traditional homestay, sampling local cuisine and taking in the wonderful rural setting.

icon Day 9 : SUCEVITA: MOLDOVITA, VORONET & MARGINEA
Location:

  Sucevița, Voroneț, Marginea


Accommodation:

  Casa Cu Cerbi or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


Moldovita Monastery is our first port of call this morning. Built in 1532, its exquisite gold and deep blue frescoes are considered amongst the best preserved of the region’s spectacular painted churches. A visit to the workshop of Glicheria Hretiuc then provides a chance to enjoy the elaborate art of egg painting, before we continue on to visit the Voronet Monastery, the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’. Return to Sucevita by way of the black ceramic workshop in Marginea Village to see the craftsmen at work.

icon Day 10 : SUCEVITA - TARGU-NEAMT - AGAPIA - VARATEC - PIATRA-NEAMT
Location:

  Sucevița, Târgu Mureș, Neamț County, Agapia, Văratec, Piatra Neamț


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Central Plaza or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


Leaving Bucovina behind today we drive deeper into the historical landscapes of Moldavia, heading first for the town of Targu-Neamt, where a local cookery workshop will introduce us to the savoury delights of traditional sausage-making. After sampling our efforts and trying some local cheeses, we then drive to Agapia Monastery, where we’ll see the impressive frescoes by the Romanian master, Nicolae Grigorescu. Continuing west through the Moldavian villages of Varatec, Valae Arini and Valea Seaca, we end the day in the city of Piatra-Neamt, surrounded by the peaks of the Eastern Carpathians.

icon Day 11 : PIATRA-NEAMT - LACU ROSU - SIGHISOARA
Location:

  Piatra Neamț, Lacu Roșu, Sighișoara


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Sighisoara or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


The drive into Transylvania today takes us through the impressive limestone cliffs of the Bicaz Gorges, whose towering walls reach some 350 metres in height. At Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) we enjoy lunch and a gentle walk around the area before continuing to Sighisoara. Arriving later this afternoon we then visit Sighisoara’s UNESCO citadel and wander its narrow cobbled streets, soaking up the character and charm of a town that is steeped in the legend of Vlad Tepes, the bloodthirsty Wallachian prince who gave birth to the vampire legend.

icon Day 12 : SIGHISOARA - VISCRI
Location:

  Sighișoara, Viscri


Accommodation:

  Homestay


Accommodation Name:

  Traditional Saxon House


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


With a Saxon heritage that is a direct result of colonisation by German settlers in the 13th century, the Transylvanian village of Viscri is one of the most famous in Romania. Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, its fortified church and timeless cobbled streets sit amongst a rural landscape that takes you back to a Romania that existed pre 1900. We enjoy a horse cart ride through the surrounding pastures and forests of the Transylvanian Hills, before taking some time to explore the church and the village. Tonight, we will stay in one of the traditional Saxon houses to delve deeper into this well-preserved way of life.

icon Day 13 : VISCRI - BRASOV
Location:

  Viscri, Brașov


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Casa Wagner or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


We will have some free time in Viscri before turning south this morning to the city of Brasov, whose colourful medieval centre is one of the best-preserved in Romania. Surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, the city is home to the celebrated Gothic edifice of the Black Church, at one time the largest of its kind anywhere between Vienna and Constantinople. We will go on a city tour before enjoying a free evening.

icon Day 14 : BRASOV: BRAN CASTLE
Location:

  Brașov


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Casa Wagner or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,


This morning we transfer to the nearby village of Bran, the location of the impressively imposing citadel of Bran Castle. Built in the 14th century and renovated during the 19th century by the Romanian royal family, the castle has long been associated with Bram Stoker’s famous creation, Count Dracula. Returning to Brasov this afternoon there will be time to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before enjoying a final dinner together at a local restaurant.

icon Day 15 : BRASOV - AZUGA – SINAIA - BUCHAREST
Location:

  Brașov, Azuga, Sinaia, Bucharest


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


After some free time this morning we transfer back towards Bucharest, following the spectacular Prahova Valley through the craggy mountains. A short stop in Azuga provides an opportunity to visit the cellars of the official supplier of sparkling wines to the royal household, with lunch and wine tasting included. Following lunch we’ll then wander to a viewpoint overlooking Peles Castle in Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family, before heading straight to Otopeni airport in Bucharest where the tour ends.

What's Included

  • MEALS

    14 x Breakfasts, 14 x Lunches, 8 x Dinners

  • TRANSPORT

    On this tour we will use minibuses.

  • GROUP SIZE

    Maximum: 12

  • CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

    Contributions to carbon offset & tree planting projects for all bookings

  • EXPERT TEAM

    The full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides where appropriate

  • ACCOMMODATION

    14 nights x Superior

  • ENTRANCE FEES

    All entrance fees for sights mentioned in the itinerary

  • FITNESS RATING

    Low / Moderate

What's Not Included

  • We believe in a completely transparent approach to pricing with no hidden extras. As such, please note that the following are not included in the cost of the tour.Visas & Travel Insurance: Visas will always be tour/nationality dependent but travel insurance is mandatoryTips: Always optional but some guidance will be given in the pre-departure information documentsInternational .Flights: Please ask us for an obligation-free quote for flights which originate in the UKAirport .Transfers: We include complimentary transfers if arriving/departing on the suggested group flights.Beverages & any costs of a personal nature: This will include items such as laundry and souvenirs

Visas

Visas are necessary for many of the destinations we travel to and while we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information, requirements frequently change and as such for the latest advice we advise that you check with the relevant embassies or contact our recommended visa agency, Travcour www.travcour.com  For this tour UK passport holders currently do not require a visa for Romania. Non-UK passport holders or non-UK residents should contact the relevant embassies for individual requirements. Further details will be sent out to you on booking, however ensuring that correct and valid visas are obtained remains the sole responsibility of the client. If travelling to/from the start/finish of the tour from another European country you might also want to consider reducing your carbon footprint by travelling there by train.  We are unfortunately not (yet) in a position to help you with the actual booking of the train tickets but lots of good information can be found here - www.seat61.com

Key Aspects to Consider

Anyone in a reasonable state of health, with an open mind and a sense of adventure should be perfectly able to cope with this tour. Romanian food is generally excellent but please be advised that although vegetarians can certainly be catered for the selection and variety may be limited at times.

Check out our Q&As

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

What is the maximum group size?

12

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

We include complimentary transfers if arriving/departing on the suggested group flights

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

For this tour UK passport holders currently do not require a visa for Romania. Non-UK passport holders or non-UK residents should contact the relevant embassies for individual requirements.

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

We have a complete Covid-19 hub here: https://www.wildfrontierstravel.com/en_GB/covid-hub

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 70% of passengers on our group tours are solo adventurers. Unlike many tour operators, we don’t believe in charging solo travellers a premium, so if you are happy to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, you will pay exactly the same as a couple..Occasionally you may even end up with your own room. You can travel as a single traveller on any of our holidays, from our escorte

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2002

    Do I need to be double-vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel with you?

    In most cases, yes. Not only are many destinations making double-vaccination a requirement of entry to the country and/or access to restaurants, museums etc., but additionally on all our group tours for the foreseeable future, for everyone’s peace of mind, we are asking that all clients be double vaccinated.

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Highlights of Romania: Beyond Transylvania

15 Days Starting and ending in BUCHAREST

Visiting:

Bucharest

,

Horezu

,

Măldărești

,

Transalpina

,

Sibiu

,

Turda

,

Cluj County

,

Breb

,

Sighetu Marmației

,

Ieud

,

Sucevița

,

Voroneț

,

Marginea

,

Târgu Mureș

,

Neamț County

,

Agapia

,

Văratec

,

Piatra Neamț

,

Lacu Roșu

,

Sighișoara

,

Viscri

,

Brașov

,

Azuga

,

Sinaia

Tour operator:

Wild Frontiers

Physical rating:

Low, Low / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Wild Frontiers with any specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

ROM

Group size:

4 - 12

Age range:

1-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:
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$3751 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $187

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"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    54 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Vietnam

  • Dream Destination:

    Tunisia

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  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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  • Wanderer
  • Countries Visited:

    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yunnan, China

  • Dream Destination:

    World

  • About them:
  • Welcome! I'm Tiffany, passionate about traveling and content creation. Journey with me while I capture and share my travel experiences. I'm currently living and exploring Vietnam.

White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️