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Fun Labor holiday with I explore

Fun Labor holiday


For Labor Holiday, we had a  3 day party with a concert in cave. Actually,  at the time  I organized this I believed that the concert is the main catch of this stay. Actually, everything was fun and we all turned into friends.

Bach Aria- Valea Cetatii

The  3 days  stay for some, 4 for others, was a continuous party fun, laughter and adventure. We visited Rasnov Citadel, we played games by the fire while having mulled wine… Even the “failure” as we went to look for a Roman castrum which existed in 1 st century BC, now only a shape of it, was a motif for fun as we had to experience some off-road driving.

The photographers, during their workshop, had to face the challenge that in the cave was not lightning at all, so they had a competition with their skills, but not with one another. After a portion of classical music and jazz, we had a small zip (line) of adventure.

Tourists who stayed the forth day, enjoyed a traditional Zup party. Zup is a  traditional meal cooked in Rasnov area. In the end, the party went into a traditional Romanian dance.



Laura:  “The trip organized  by  I explore for  1 May was one of the most successful I’ve eve been to: we had campfire accompanied by mulled wine , songs and games. There were also visits to various targets ( roman fortress Rasnov,  Fortress,  Valea Cetatii cave  ) and of course the icing on the cake: the concert held in Valea Cetatii cave that has a great sound . Accommodation and atmosphere were excellent , Corina is an excellent organizer who took care of everything to do go well and we felt very good! ”

Agatha:“Even if I repeat myself, it sounds very good, ” Musical May 1″ was a special event,  Bran I explore Romania!. And what could be more beautiful than a mingling of classical music in an exceptional performance in the gorgeous scenery offered by Valea Cetatii cave, enjoying the surrounding wildlife Rasnov Citadel with a group of friends, and fun at the campfire? We combine business with pleasure: we relaxed, we enjoyed good music, I learned in the workshop of photography and  WE HAD FUN! Corina gave us besides spending some wonderful moments and new friends that we want to revisit them as soon as possible!”

Zup- traditional food in Rasnov area
Zup- traditional food in Rasnov area
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Music and photography event

Music and photography event

As May 1st is a day after the International jazz day I explore organizes a Musical May 1st . We invite you to the concert in Pestera Valea Cetatii (cave)fire camp and mulled wine, and whoever wishes may attend a photography workshop. The concert is performed by Academic Clarinet Quartet and organized by I explore.

Rasnov Rasnov is a town in Brasov county, 20 km away form Brasov city and 6 km away from the famous Bran castle, the one people associates with Dracula. Rasnov Citadel is a peasant citadel, a proof of former local organization of villages in Transylvania.

The Valea Cetatii cave is very well organized and besides, this is a “cultural cave”.

Attractions in and around Rasnov area:

• Rasnov Citadel

• Bran Castle

• Zip-line at Pestera Valea Cetatii

• Hiking or cycling in the mountains

• Brasov city Music: Jazz concert performed by Academic Clarinet Quartet Photography workshop (optional): event photography


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Traditional Christmas in Bran

Traditional Christmas in Bran

Easter and Christmas are very import religious traditions for Romania.

There are several things that makes Romanian Christmas special. One of them is pig sacrificial and the preparation of the pork meat. After sacrificial, it comes the time for “alms” to the pig when the fresh meat is prepared by the entire family gathered there for the event.

On the Christmas day everybody enjoys traditional food like “sarmale” ( mince meat balls with rise and onion, covered in cabbage leaves) and “mamaliga” (polenta).
Package 5 nights:


220 euro / person in double room

310 euro / person in studio
The package includes:
– 3* hotel accommodation with Swedish buffet breakfast

Tuesday December 24 :
– Traditional pig sacrificial
– Campfire with Romanian brandy and red wine , traditional products
– Preparations of the  traditional “alms” to the pig ( alms consist of fresh meat , prepared immediately after sacrificial on wooden fire)
–  Dinner in restaurant with the pig “alms”
– Santa comes along with a group of Christmas carols singers


Christmas Day ( December 25th ):  Festive meal with traditional Romanian food
– Program festive evenings with live music and dances
– International Live Music
– Disco and karaoke in the hotel pub every day starting at 22.30
– Free access to sauna , fitness, table tennis, darts , cinema
– Specially designed toboggan if weather conditions are favorable
– Free access to the spa resort Wolf (300 m ) 250 m semi-Olympic swimming pool , wet sauna , dry sauna, jacuzzi. Access is based on the voucher issued at the  hotel .
Tourists staying in hotel receive a 10% discount from list prices for additional meals and drinks ordered in the restaurant.


Not included:

-flights to and from Bucharest

– transfer from Bucharest
Rates children:
– Children up to age 7 who stay with parents without extra bed and Christmas dinner menu free of charge .
– For children between 7-14 years pay 13 euro / night so if extra bed is required and where sleeping in bed with parents .
– Tariff for Christmas dinner for children is  13 euro( serving child).

Terms of payment:
The booking is paid an advance of 50% of the services . It is a guarantee of booking and is non-refundable.
The remaining payment is made until 01 December 2013.