Danube Delta, unique place in Europe


Danube Delta, unique place in Europe

The Danube Delta is fascinating in the spring months, when you see no trace of a fisherman because of the prohibition, the wild vegetation adorns the whole country, the birds are wearing the bridal feather, the first flowers of water lilies, lotus trees and iris are on the water, and the holiday offerings are more tempting ...

Photo enthusiasts, nature lovers, relaxing seniors or tourists looking for adventure, the Danube Delta is a true paradise for anyone here. Part of UNESCO World Heritage and declared Biosphere Reserve, the Danube Delta is the home of over 5,000 rare living creatures, making it the world's third most important ecological place. During the summer season, you can cool down to the generous pool, fishing from the pontoons, relax in the lush garden with hammocks or embark on optional boat trips. If you want to discover more habits of the place, you can participate in the Lipovian party held by a local ensemble of Lipovan dancers, with good music and Dobrogea snacks.

The most picturesque places in the reservation Discover the Danube Delta with the optional Gulliver Delta Resort 3 * excursions. Start with the boat on the lacy lakes of vegetation and the mosaic canals with water lilies and lotuses. Observe birds in inspirational birdwatching sessions or enjoy lebanese dishes such as borscht, saucer or brine, at a campfire on the Danube. Explore Letea - the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe, is the only place in the country where horses still live in the wild. Here you have the unique chance to observe wild orchid plantations, huge sand dunes or Greek creeks hanging from the trunks of secular trees. Relaxation can be found very easily in the Danube Delta, especially if you choose a beach escape in Sulina. The former capital of the pirates is the meeting place between the Black Sea and the Danube, and here lies the widest beach in the country with very fine white sand. If you are passionate about history, you can opt for optional minibus trips to Istria and Enisala medieval fortresses at Martirion de Niculiţel - the only place in the world where the relics of six Christian martyrs or Celic Dere, Saon and Cocos Monasteries .

Explore the Museum of Biodiversity The Danube Delta is the only delta in the world that bears the title of Biosphere Reserve within UNESCO due to the large number of living creatures it hosts, many of which are endangered. More than half of the delta area is occupied by natural and aquatic ecosystems, where access, fishing or hunting are either banned or strictly controlled. Wild beaches bathed by khaki green water Start with the boat on the complicated trails, admiring the mosaic of aquatic plants, flowering lilies and small sandy beaches to the "end of the Delta" as the fishermen used to say about Sfantu Gheorghe village. Here is the most beautiful wild beach in Romania, fixed at the place where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. Sulina, however, is the most popular place in the reserve and the only one has a harbor both at sea and on the river, which is why it is full of tourists.

You can visit the Old Ottoman Farms, the Museum of Jean Bart's Writer, the Mosaic Church and the charming white beach. Unique place in Europe The Danube Delta is the largest wetlands reserve in Europe, but also the place with the largest compact reef surface in the world. Experience a safari in Letea, the northern subtropical forest and Europe's newest plains region divided into floodplains and sand dunes, where oaks, Greek lianas and wild orchids are growing, giving it a Mediterranean look . At Letea you can also catch the last horse of wild horses on the old continent .

Danube legends: the mystery of ancient tunnels that span the River

Most legends say that the Moldavian boyars had dug a tunnel under the Danube in order to protect the wealth of Turkish and Tatar invasions. Entering the tunnel they are in a sacred place inaccessible "civilians" under the altar of the Virgin historic church on the Danube. Experts reject the idea that there is such a tunnel but leaves some question marks.


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Dream Gal can easily Danube passes through a tunnel or on a bridge, is centuries old. It may even come from the darkness of millennia, for it is certain that these places were inhabited since before Christ. Over time, around this longing to reach without too much trouble on the bank of Dobrogea (go 800 meters by boat in terms of currents very potent water is not available to everyone) were woven many projects and legends. Even if in the last quarter century predominated projects (none achieved, despite the barrage of promises and the millions of euros spent on all sorts of feasibility studies phantasmagoric), all legends hottest ignite people's imagination. For if you ask the Galatians that's with the tunnel under the Danube, you will find that already exist, secret, did the Romans or the Turks, not quite clear, but they will swear broken authorities' plans this (considered utopian the vast majority) to make a tunnel to the bank auto Tulcea. But back to the legends of this in the past.


Virgin Church Rosslyn chapel is a Romanian? Most of the information circulated locally about existing tunnels beneath the city and under the Danube sits in the center of the story Precista fortified church, which is located on the seafront, just 100 meters from the river. At first glance, Virgin seems kind of Rosslyn chapel of Romania (who read the book "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, understand parallel), who hides secrets impenetrable by ordinary people. Built between 1643 and 1647 during the reign of Vasile Lupu, Virgin was at the same time, and place of worship but also against invaders fortress. It is the oldest monument in Galati, and they hovered around always a veil of mystery.

Virgin Church bore all the hardships of the times, being burned by the Turks in 1711, destroyed in the wars Russo-Ottoman-1735-1739 and 1769-1774 Austrian years and suffering damages in many other occasions, so that enshrined the invaders they had as a favorite target. French architect who led the restoration of the church (just after World War II) noted that Virgin has a lot of surprising construction details, which make it be a single building. Thus, masonry, among the rows of brick, stone is used, the unused technical Moldovan churches built in the same period. Also, the wall above the windows walls up to the roof is double, forming a gallery as a man can walk comfortably. In addition, there is a large room above the altar, where the barbarian invasions of various jewels and riches made sure the city. The presence of this room within the church, he would say, by chance, because even under the altar (place where you can not look because, by definition, is a sacred taboo) would start a secret tunnel beneath Danube where it could lead to safety fortunes could be saved from the raging enemies prominent residents. It is also conveys the idea that, about a century ago, the tunnel would have been covered with soil at the end of Tulcea and the Danube corridor as would have been used by the rich times to conceal treasures of German and Soviet invaders. Another option would be that the tunnel has two "mouths": one under houses the famous lawyer H. Stephen (whose goods - have a huge collection of paintings and jewelry, valued at tens of millions of dollars - have suddenly disappeared during of the Second World War) and the other in St. George church (a famous church - demolished with great pomp in 1963, the Communists - Cossack hetman that housed the remains of Ivan Mazepa great).


Those who hold the legend Obviously if you want to know things about the past Galati, it is a must to go to a museum. County Museum of History "Paul Paltanea" holds its three locations (headquarters of the Royal House and the House Collections Cuza) extraordinary testimonies of the past of these places. Also, there is evidence exposed at the Museum of History, Culture and Christian spirituality in the Lower Danube, Moldovan Village Museum or The Museum of Natural Sciences. But if you want to escape from the incredible world of extraordinary not need to go to the park Tiglina chess player. There, history takes on a completely different, almost mystical, almost "science fiction" for the venerable fight it (playing chess world as there!) Know the things that history books and official reports do not fit. They keep living legend. And not because the legend would not preserve and propagate and otherwise, but because there chess in the park, people have a peculiar grace in the story, contradicting and be completed each other. In chess park, the tunnel under the Danube is about as gross domestic product: everyone knows it exists, but nobody has ever seen. The few who boast that they were there mercilessly others are ridiculeand legend carriers, who are convinced that the tunnel will be found soon. Those who hold the legend Obviously if you want to know things about the past Galati, it is a must to go to a museum. County Museum of History "Paul Paltanea" holds its three locations (headquarters of the Royal House and the House Collections Cuza) extraordinary testimonies of the past of these places. Also, there is evidence exposed at the Museum of History, Culture and Christian spirituality in the Lower Danube, Moldovan Village Museum or The Museum of Natural Sciences. But if you want to escape from the incredible world of extraordinary not need to go to the park Tiglina chess player. There, history takes on a completely different, almost mystical, almost "science fiction" for the venerable fight it (playing chess world as there!) Know the things that history books and official reports do not fit. They keep living legend. And not because the legend would not preserve and propagate and otherwise, but because there chess in the park, people have a peculiar grace in the story, contradicting and be completed each other. In chess park, the tunnel under the Danube is about as gross domestic product: everyone knows it exists, but nobody has ever seen. The few who boast that they were there mercilessly others are ridiculeand legend carriers, who are convinced that the tunnel will be found soon.

Let us return, however, the museum Beyond the words spoken by carriers legends deserve undoubtedly like to have the last word, however, specialists. Cristian Căldăraru, director of the Museum of History in Galati, declaring pessimistic regarding the possibility that our ancestors who have limited technical resources, have built a tunnel under the Danube. However, there is some truth, as history repuatul recognize Galati. "It all started from that uncovered a gallery with a length of 300 meters between Virgin Church and the Church of St. George. This gave rise to the legend that there was such a tunnel under the Danube riverbed and the tunnel through which they may reach the shore of the river Tulcea. There is no evidence of this is just a story, "says Căldăraru. Interestingly, his statement is nuanced slightly adviser Marius Mitrof, the Directorate for Culture and Heritage of Galati, which accredits the idea that the legend remains a legend because samples were lost. "Everything is a legend and will remain so. The way was ransacked Danube promenade in the area is hard to believe that we will ever find any tunnel. I knew how to preserve the history and legends now be satisfied with, "said Mitrof. The fact that the people behind exaggerations there could be a considerable amount of truth somewhere and confirmed that under Galaţi pass dozens of kilometers of tunnels mysterious. Most of them were dug and built back at least 200 years, but unfortunately the city during 1950-1970 rebuilding destroyed them and it has largely stopped.However, the streets of RoyalBalcescuAlexander Cuza, Michael Bravu and coopers (the oldest street of the city) can be found numerous remnants of these vast networks of tunnels that has never been explored and mapped by specialists.

Holidays among water lilies, oaks, dinghy and pelicans in Danube Delta

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

In the Danube Delta the best fish soup you can eat, you can stroll among the lilies and crowded channels where you can admire pelicans.

The best places in the Danube delta.

Letea Letea, located on the territory of the commune CA Rosetti, is the oldest nature reserve in our country, was declared a protected natural area in 1938. Letea is considered small jungle Delta. Here, wild horses romp freely and twisted trunks of trees vines wrap like serpents. Letea village belongs to the commune CA Rosetti and is located between Chilia and Sulina Letea Sand. The village consists of haholi. They are Orthodox Old Rite Russian complying Julian calendar, but the villagers pursue both calendars and holidays are celebrated twice. Locals kept strictly traditions, so often popular clothes can be caught in various celebrations, singing or dancing to the rhythm of Ukraine. The port is still local population consists of shirt (rubască), skirt (iubcă) dress (paid), waist (pois), touch the head of the woman (Chic) and kept at a rate of 89 -90%. Robes tones and shades are strong (red, blue, green, pink).


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Caraorman Forest

Situated on the southern part of Sulina arm (arm close to St. George), Caraorman Forest covers 2,245 surface acres. Tourists who go there have the opportunity to see the impressive sand dunes up to 10 meters high. Here, more than 30 meters tall oaks and the star is a copy of 400 years old. How its branches touch the ground, he was named "oak knees". The living area and a protected species of eagles.

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

Gura Portiţei On a still a virgin beach at the mouth Portiţei, though the earth sprang few whitewashed houses and blue. Tourists still quiet part here. The beach is divided into several sectors: public and protected. Very few tourists pass by the fence and go on and where the rare species of birds nest. Here, scallops are untouched by human foot and stretch of sand is just înaripatelor possession. The mouth Portiţei you can get from Jurilovca, for several tens of minutes with a fast boat. Jurilovca is the largest community of fishermen in Tulcea, but also a piece of heaven where the road weary traveler can delight in the wonders of nature or of Lipovans admire colorful clothes and faces covered with bearded men. The city was founded by exiled Russians lipoveni parties Don and the Dniester early nineteenth century. They were forced to leave their homeland because of canonical rules imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church and Tsar Peter the Great.

Once in Jurilovca, explore lagoons and Razim Goloviţa (the largest lake in the country), or you can walk in the footsteps of the first Greek colonies - novels in our country, the head Dolosman. Here are the remains of a Greek colony - novels, the first settlement on the territory of Romania, an elder sister of Histria. The fortress is called Orgame Argamum (Greek and Latin name of the city). The area was discovered four basilicas palaocreştine, and the oldest Greek tomb. Chituc Chituc is located north - west of Lake Sinoe. In summer, the area is invaded territory tropical air brings drought and heat. Winter generally enter subpolar continental air masses from the south but sometimes can submit and masses leading to the installation of a hot early spring. Vadu is one of the last areas where it can be seen jackals, an endangered species. Last virgin territory of the Romanian seaside is a language of sand, about 36 kilometers long, which is interposed between the sea and the Delta. A pretext for nature to reveal her wild beauty telescope dark and smell the salty water of the waves. Thousands of square meters of sand-colored aluminum unpolished, rug smooth palm, possessed only by tall weeds. Birds and animals of the rarest, which give the charm of this wild corner of nature.

Sulina, where the Danube kisses the sea

If you arrive in Sulina, the easternmost land of our country, do not miss a trip to the mouth of the Danube into the sea. You can negotiate with the boatmen who are always eager customers. On the way fishery will tell stories and do not know what to be careful: the guide words or the surrounding landscape. Another holiday destination is the beach. The stretch of sand reach step in about half an hour. You'll find the largest area of ​​sand on the Romanian coast. A place where people and animals live together, feeding on sand dunes at the edge of sea buckthorn, at will, more cows. A small wooden bridge forward in the sea is the perfect place for dreaming. Sea is clear that wherever and miss you so much gold eyes so shiny sand. The two formed a gem. A jeweled Black Sea.



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Sulina is a mirage.

The first thing that strikes you is how landed in Sulina street names. The city has six streets parallel to the Danube river and 13 perpendicular streets. They are numbered from I - VI (I Street, Street II etc., as we meet in New York), while the perpendicular bearing names of both historical and literary personalities (Tudor Vladimirescu, Mihai Eminescu etc.) and common names (Danube Youth Alley etc.). In Sulina can visit the former European Commission of the Danube lighthouse, built in the early nineteenth century. At its construction were used materials brought from abroad: Wood Indian bronze in France, England crystal roof of Greece, Malta stone. On the periphery Sulina Delta sleep their sleep in the sand together Orthodox, Muslim, Lippovan. This is the only tomb of a pirate in Romania. His name was George Kontoguris and died on March 25, 1871, even the International Day of Greece. On his gravestone is inscribed for eternity symbol pirate skull and crossbones.

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

St. George The settlement was documented in 1318, Pietro Vesconte map browser. Along Pangalla, Constanza and San Georgio Solina name appears. It is assumed that these names represent Italian translation by Genoese sailors indigenous names. In the vicinity of the village give a fine stretch of sand that stretches along the shoreline to Sulina. It is very large, with a width of 70 meters. Some sectors are strictly protected and is denied access to them. In Sakhalin Island rare species of birds live, and is the only channel Erenciuc black alder reserve in Europe. Melea Reserve located within walking distance of St. George is the place for nesting and migratory colonies of pelicans, swans and cormorants. In the village you can admire the wooden lighthouse, built in 1968.

Minidelta Romania Parcheş Somova lake complex is a mini-delta Romania, which has a biodiversity similar to her older sister, the Danube Delta. The area is of rare beauty. Here, you can admire the lakes chained together by channels. Danube Delta, the youngest land of Europe, is included on the World Heritage List Cultural and Natural. Since September 1990, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Experts are unanimous in their catalog Delta as "a real museum of biodiversity", "natural gene bank of universal invaluable natural heritage."

Water Lilies

Possibly the most intriguing functionalities of a water feature is putting a haven for plants. What if you transform part of the long and wide patio into a gorgeous pond or lagoon? That might be a thrilling way to widen your planting excitement by the inclusion of water and moisture- loving plants. They maintain the water wholesome! The correct plants can effectively take the function of a pump, filter or fountain from maintaining the water from the pond clean. Plants submerged release oxygen in the water required for fish. Maintaining the right balance in using water plants is important to maintain the water clean.

Too many wide leaf plants may clog the water, and on the flip side a lot of plants makes the water green and rancid and promotes the development of green algae, since the sun readily disrupts the water. Plants and Food Cycles from the Water Feature: There is a program of Symbiosis where both plants and animals benefit from one another obviously. Plants make food by digesting food function as food for snails straight from CO2 using energy from light. Yellowish leaves in plants that are green indicate sunlight. Creatures and insects, which use oxygen to survive produce cO2. Whilst debris and the plants serve as food for snails alongside other creatures.

When one of those parties is dominant from the pond, meaning an excessive amount of algae, also many snails or overcrowded plants, select for your water features steps to correct the imbalance. There are 3 select for your water features might deep water plants, marginal plants. They're deep water plants, marginal plants, and humidity loving plants. Under water growing crops can provide the oxygen beneath the water. Under water growing crops can provide the oxygen in the water and function as food and shelter for small creatures, but what about those beautification aspect when they're just under the water? Some plants like floaters and oxygenators don't need any special preparations, you may just put them into the water.

Bare rooted crops such as water lilies need their roots to be fixed from a plastic planting basket with aquatic compost. The submerged part of those plant releases oxygen in create the edge of your pond comparatively gorgeous by planting marginal plants around it. You could make the edge of your pond comparatively gorgeous by planting marginal plants around it. Some marginal crops grow with their roots into the water, but there are several just good in those soil around those edge. Planning is required to assimilate the distinguishing behaviour. Plants with shorter foliage are ideal on the stacked edge of the pond.


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Three old ships, perfectly preserved, were found by two divers in Danube

wo young divers from Constanta made a startling discovery at the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea on the Sulina: the wrecks of three ships that sailed in two centuries ago.

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Pascale Roibu 35 years and Iulian Rusu 37 years, Constanta two divers who found the German seaplane of the Second World War in Lake Siutghiol, went to look for treasure in the delta. Last week they discovered the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea on the Sulina branch, three ships that sank more than two centuries ago. The expedition was prepared long before. Passionate about aquatic world and its mysteries, the diver to read more stories of sunken boats to Sulina. He decided to seek and testimonies that we found in the form of lithographs and etchings in foreign archives. Equipped with everything necessary, two professional divers went to discover the treasures of the deep. Near the mouth of the Danube in Sulina on the Black Sea in a freshwater pool, found at a depth of seven to eight meters wrecks of three boats: two commercial and one war. They were half buried in the sand and very well preserved. In the area there are strong currents and fresh water helped preserve the timber ships.

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Particular attention also drew her toward the warship, which has a length of about 50 meters. "It was built around 1790, from what we have given new account cannonballs of the ship model," says Pascale Roibu. The vessel can be English or French. "It will be known with certainty when the gun emblem will be analyzed, since at that time the weapons of this type was made royal emblem," says Pascale Roibu. 100 cannonballs sleeping on the seabed The war ship, diving in just a few hours, the two have discovered more than 100 balls in the ship's hold, caliber 30 cm and each weighing 70 kilograms. There, they found a canon carriage wheel. "In view of this wheel, we believe that a gun would have weighed a ton and a half." How is the archaeological site, unlike the Black Sea, the two explorers out of the depths a cannon shot and a wheel were donated to the Lighthouse Museum of Sulina. There have also been announced Hall Sulina and Tulcea Culture Department. Iulian Vizauer, executive director of the County Department for Culture, and, Cults and National Cultural Heritage of Tulcea, said that there were reports that are part artifacts. "By their uniqueness, these findings are very important. Monday we started the procedure for classifying as a site archaeological site, "he said. Representative culture institution considers that these ships are best preserved in the state in which they long. "They have adapted to that environment. He pulled to the surface, would be subject to bacteriological attack, which would quickly deteriorate ", he added.

What they were looking for at that time foreign ships in the Black Sea? The general context, says prof. Dr. Valentin Ciorbea was marked by what everyone calls "oriental": wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, which ended after 1878. "naval battles were fewer in the Black Sea in that period. It is possible that the warship to accompany a commercial ship and was caught by a storm and sunk ", said history teacher.

Equally true is the fact that it was customary for Ukrainians to come and attack boats Danube. "Although Turks have maintained a strict control over the Black Sea, there were countless gateways at the mouth of the Danube Otherwise we can not explain what I was looking for Dutch coins discovered. The fact is that after the year 1800 the British began to come in these parts, "explains Valentin Ciorbea. Black Sea Treasures Pascale Roibu and 2013 Iulian Rusu found two wrecks of the German seaplanes Ovidiu Lake MamaiaWrecks were buried in the silt at a depth of 4.5 meters in the middle of the lake, Roibu says Pascale. One of them belonged to a flying boat built at Blohm und Wöss famous site where the ship was built and brig Mircea school. The plane crashed on landing during a training night in April 1943 when the entire crew died. Last year, the team of divers discovered three ships in the Black Sea in ancient times. And treasure hunters would not stop here. They want to make diving and other arms of the Danube, where legends say that here are ships sunk.

Danube Delta, unique place in Europe

The Danube Delta is fascinating in the spring months, when you see no trace of a fisherman because of the prohibition, the wild vegetation adorns the whole country, the birds are wearing the bridal feather, the first flowers of water lilies, lotus trees and iris are on the water, and the holiday offerings are more tempting ...

Photo enthusiasts, nature lovers, relaxing seniors or tourists looking for adventure, the Danube Delta is a true paradise for anyone here. Part of UNESCO World Heritage and declared Biosphere Reserve, the Danube Delta is the home of over 5,000 rare living creatures, making it the world's third most important ecological place. During the summer season, you can cool down to the generous pool, fishing from the pontoons, relax in the lush garden with hammocks or embark on optional boat trips. If you want to discover more habits of the place, you can participate in the Lipovian party held by a local ensemble of Lipovan dancers, with good music and Dobrogea snacks.

The most picturesque places in the reservation Discover the Danube Delta with the optional Gulliver Delta Resort 3 * excursions. Start with the boat on the lacy lakes of vegetation and the mosaic canals with water lilies and lotuses. Observe birds in inspirational birdwatching sessions or enjoy lebanese dishes such as borscht, saucer or brine, at a campfire on the Danube. Explore Letea - the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe, is the only place in the country where horses still live in the wild. Here you have the unique chance to observe wild orchid plantations, huge sand dunes or Greek creeks hanging from the trunks of secular trees. Relaxation can be found very easily in the Danube Delta, especially if you choose a beach escape in Sulina. The former capital of the pirates is the meeting place between the Black Sea and the Danube, and here lies the widest beach in the country with very fine white sand. If you are passionate about history, you can opt for optional minibus trips to Istria and Enisala medieval fortresses at Martirion de Niculiţel - the only place in the world where the relics of six Christian martyrs or Celic Dere, Saon and Cocos Monasteries .

Explore the Museum of Biodiversity The Danube Delta is the only delta in the world that bears the title of Biosphere Reserve within UNESCO due to the large number of living creatures it hosts, many of which are endangered. More than half of the delta area is occupied by natural and aquatic ecosystems, where access, fishing or hunting are either banned or strictly controlled. Wild beaches bathed by khaki green water Start with the boat on the complicated trails, admiring the mosaic of aquatic plants, flowering lilies and small sandy beaches to the "end of the Delta" as the fishermen used to say about Sfantu Gheorghe village. Here is the most beautiful wild beach in Romania, fixed at the place where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. Sulina, however, is the most popular place in the reserve and the only one has a harbor both at sea and on the river, which is why it is full of tourists.

You can visit the Old Ottoman Farms, the Museum of Jean Bart's Writer, the Mosaic Church and the charming white beach. Unique place in Europe The Danube Delta is the largest wetlands reserve in Europe, but also the place with the largest compact reef surface in the world. Experience a safari in Letea, the northern subtropical forest and Europe's newest plains region divided into floodplains and sand dunes, where oaks, Greek lianas and wild orchids are growing, giving it a Mediterranean look . At Letea you can also catch the last horse of wild horses on the old continent .

Danube legends: the mystery of ancient tunnels that span the River

Most legends say that the Moldavian boyars had dug a tunnel under the Danube in order to protect the wealth of Turkish and Tatar invasions. Entering the tunnel they are in a sacred place inaccessible "civilians" under the altar of the Virgin historic church on the Danube. Experts reject the idea that there is such a tunnel but leaves some question marks.


25 Reasons to Visit Romania (1): Danube Delta
Starting today, I will present you a lifetime adventure and another kind of holiday for those who love to discover new lands, nature, secluded villages, history, culture, amazing people, great food, art and entertainment, sea, mountains, cities ...


Dream Gal can easily Danube passes through a tunnel or on a bridge, is centuries old. It may even come from the darkness of millennia, for it is certain that these places were inhabited since before Christ. Over time, around this longing to reach without too much trouble on the bank of Dobrogea (go 800 meters by boat in terms of currents very potent water is not available to everyone) were woven many projects and legends. Even if in the last quarter century predominated projects (none achieved, despite the barrage of promises and the millions of euros spent on all sorts of feasibility studies phantasmagoric), all legends hottest ignite people's imagination. For if you ask the Galatians that's with the tunnel under the Danube, you will find that already exist, secret, did the Romans or the Turks, not quite clear, but they will swear broken authorities' plans this (considered utopian the vast majority) to make a tunnel to the bank auto Tulcea. But back to the legends of this in the past.


Virgin Church Rosslyn chapel is a Romanian? Most of the information circulated locally about existing tunnels beneath the city and under the Danube sits in the center of the story Precista fortified church, which is located on the seafront, just 100 meters from the river. At first glance, Virgin seems kind of Rosslyn chapel of Romania (who read the book "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, understand parallel), who hides secrets impenetrable by ordinary people. Built between 1643 and 1647 during the reign of Vasile Lupu, Virgin was at the same time, and place of worship but also against invaders fortress. It is the oldest monument in Galati, and they hovered around always a veil of mystery.

Virgin Church bore all the hardships of the times, being burned by the Turks in 1711, destroyed in the wars Russo-Ottoman-1735-1739 and 1769-1774 Austrian years and suffering damages in many other occasions, so that enshrined the invaders they had as a favorite target. French architect who led the restoration of the church (just after World War II) noted that Virgin has a lot of surprising construction details, which make it be a single building. Thus, masonry, among the rows of brick, stone is used, the unused technical Moldovan churches built in the same period. Also, the wall above the windows walls up to the roof is double, forming a gallery as a man can walk comfortably. In addition, there is a large room above the altar, where the barbarian invasions of various jewels and riches made sure the city. The presence of this room within the church, he would say, by chance, because even under the altar (place where you can not look because, by definition, is a sacred taboo) would start a secret tunnel beneath Danube where it could lead to safety fortunes could be saved from the raging enemies prominent residents. It is also conveys the idea that, about a century ago, the tunnel would have been covered with soil at the end of Tulcea and the Danube corridor as would have been used by the rich times to conceal treasures of German and Soviet invaders. Another option would be that the tunnel has two "mouths": one under houses the famous lawyer H. Stephen (whose goods - have a huge collection of paintings and jewelry, valued at tens of millions of dollars - have suddenly disappeared during of the Second World War) and the other in St. George church (a famous church - demolished with great pomp in 1963, the Communists - Cossack hetman that housed the remains of Ivan Mazepa great).


Those who hold the legend Obviously if you want to know things about the past Galati, it is a must to go to a museum. County Museum of History "Paul Paltanea" holds its three locations (headquarters of the Royal House and the House Collections Cuza) extraordinary testimonies of the past of these places. Also, there is evidence exposed at the Museum of History, Culture and Christian spirituality in the Lower Danube, Moldovan Village Museum or The Museum of Natural Sciences. But if you want to escape from the incredible world of extraordinary not need to go to the park Tiglina chess player. There, history takes on a completely different, almost mystical, almost "science fiction" for the venerable fight it (playing chess world as there!) Know the things that history books and official reports do not fit. They keep living legend. And not because the legend would not preserve and propagate and otherwise, but because there chess in the park, people have a peculiar grace in the story, contradicting and be completed each other. In chess park, the tunnel under the Danube is about as gross domestic product: everyone knows it exists, but nobody has ever seen. The few who boast that they were there mercilessly others are ridiculeand legend carriers, who are convinced that the tunnel will be found soon. Those who hold the legend Obviously if you want to know things about the past Galati, it is a must to go to a museum. County Museum of History "Paul Paltanea" holds its three locations (headquarters of the Royal House and the House Collections Cuza) extraordinary testimonies of the past of these places. Also, there is evidence exposed at the Museum of History, Culture and Christian spirituality in the Lower Danube, Moldovan Village Museum or The Museum of Natural Sciences. But if you want to escape from the incredible world of extraordinary not need to go to the park Tiglina chess player. There, history takes on a completely different, almost mystical, almost "science fiction" for the venerable fight it (playing chess world as there!) Know the things that history books and official reports do not fit. They keep living legend. And not because the legend would not preserve and propagate and otherwise, but because there chess in the park, people have a peculiar grace in the story, contradicting and be completed each other. In chess park, the tunnel under the Danube is about as gross domestic product: everyone knows it exists, but nobody has ever seen. The few who boast that they were there mercilessly others are ridiculeand legend carriers, who are convinced that the tunnel will be found soon.

Let us return, however, the museum Beyond the words spoken by carriers legends deserve undoubtedly like to have the last word, however, specialists. Cristian Căldăraru, director of the Museum of History in Galati, declaring pessimistic regarding the possibility that our ancestors who have limited technical resources, have built a tunnel under the Danube. However, there is some truth, as history repuatul recognize Galati. "It all started from that uncovered a gallery with a length of 300 meters between Virgin Church and the Church of St. George. This gave rise to the legend that there was such a tunnel under the Danube riverbed and the tunnel through which they may reach the shore of the river Tulcea. There is no evidence of this is just a story, "says Căldăraru. Interestingly, his statement is nuanced slightly adviser Marius Mitrof, the Directorate for Culture and Heritage of Galati, which accredits the idea that the legend remains a legend because samples were lost. "Everything is a legend and will remain so. The way was ransacked Danube promenade in the area is hard to believe that we will ever find any tunnel. I knew how to preserve the history and legends now be satisfied with, "said Mitrof. The fact that the people behind exaggerations there could be a considerable amount of truth somewhere and confirmed that under Galaţi pass dozens of kilometers of tunnels mysterious. Most of them were dug and built back at least 200 years, but unfortunately the city during 1950-1970 rebuilding destroyed them and it has largely stopped.However, the streets of RoyalBalcescuAlexander Cuza, Michael Bravu and coopers (the oldest street of the city) can be found numerous remnants of these vast networks of tunnels that has never been explored and mapped by specialists.

Holidays among water lilies, oaks, dinghy and pelicans in Danube Delta

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

In the Danube Delta the best fish soup you can eat, you can stroll among the lilies and crowded channels where you can admire pelicans.

The best places in the Danube delta.

Letea Letea, located on the territory of the commune CA Rosetti, is the oldest nature reserve in our country, was declared a protected natural area in 1938. Letea is considered small jungle Delta. Here, wild horses romp freely and twisted trunks of trees vines wrap like serpents. Letea village belongs to the commune CA Rosetti and is located between Chilia and Sulina Letea Sand. The village consists of haholi. They are Orthodox Old Rite Russian complying Julian calendar, but the villagers pursue both calendars and holidays are celebrated twice. Locals kept strictly traditions, so often popular clothes can be caught in various celebrations, singing or dancing to the rhythm of Ukraine. The port is still local population consists of shirt (rubască), skirt (iubcă) dress (paid), waist (pois), touch the head of the woman (Chic) and kept at a rate of 89 -90%. Robes tones and shades are strong (red, blue, green, pink).


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Caraorman Forest

Situated on the southern part of Sulina arm (arm close to St. George), Caraorman Forest covers 2,245 surface acres. Tourists who go there have the opportunity to see the impressive sand dunes up to 10 meters high. Here, more than 30 meters tall oaks and the star is a copy of 400 years old. How its branches touch the ground, he was named "oak knees". The living area and a protected species of eagles.

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

Gura Portiţei On a still a virgin beach at the mouth Portiţei, though the earth sprang few whitewashed houses and blue. Tourists still quiet part here. The beach is divided into several sectors: public and protected. Very few tourists pass by the fence and go on and where the rare species of birds nest. Here, scallops are untouched by human foot and stretch of sand is just înaripatelor possession. The mouth Portiţei you can get from Jurilovca, for several tens of minutes with a fast boat. Jurilovca is the largest community of fishermen in Tulcea, but also a piece of heaven where the road weary traveler can delight in the wonders of nature or of Lipovans admire colorful clothes and faces covered with bearded men. The city was founded by exiled Russians lipoveni parties Don and the Dniester early nineteenth century. They were forced to leave their homeland because of canonical rules imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church and Tsar Peter the Great.

Once in Jurilovca, explore lagoons and Razim Goloviţa (the largest lake in the country), or you can walk in the footsteps of the first Greek colonies - novels in our country, the head Dolosman. Here are the remains of a Greek colony - novels, the first settlement on the territory of Romania, an elder sister of Histria. The fortress is called Orgame Argamum (Greek and Latin name of the city). The area was discovered four basilicas palaocreştine, and the oldest Greek tomb. Chituc Chituc is located north - west of Lake Sinoe. In summer, the area is invaded territory tropical air brings drought and heat. Winter generally enter subpolar continental air masses from the south but sometimes can submit and masses leading to the installation of a hot early spring. Vadu is one of the last areas where it can be seen jackals, an endangered species. Last virgin territory of the Romanian seaside is a language of sand, about 36 kilometers long, which is interposed between the sea and the Delta. A pretext for nature to reveal her wild beauty telescope dark and smell the salty water of the waves. Thousands of square meters of sand-colored aluminum unpolished, rug smooth palm, possessed only by tall weeds. Birds and animals of the rarest, which give the charm of this wild corner of nature.

Sulina, where the Danube kisses the sea

If you arrive in Sulina, the easternmost land of our country, do not miss a trip to the mouth of the Danube into the sea. You can negotiate with the boatmen who are always eager customers. On the way fishery will tell stories and do not know what to be careful: the guide words or the surrounding landscape. Another holiday destination is the beach. The stretch of sand reach step in about half an hour. You'll find the largest area of ​​sand on the Romanian coast. A place where people and animals live together, feeding on sand dunes at the edge of sea buckthorn, at will, more cows. A small wooden bridge forward in the sea is the perfect place for dreaming. Sea is clear that wherever and miss you so much gold eyes so shiny sand. The two formed a gem. A jeweled Black Sea.



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The Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea County), while ...



Sulina is a mirage.

The first thing that strikes you is how landed in Sulina street names. The city has six streets parallel to the Danube river and 13 perpendicular streets. They are numbered from I - VI (I Street, Street II etc., as we meet in New York), while the perpendicular bearing names of both historical and literary personalities (Tudor Vladimirescu, Mihai Eminescu etc.) and common names (Danube Youth Alley etc.). In Sulina can visit the former European Commission of the Danube lighthouse, built in the early nineteenth century. At its construction were used materials brought from abroad: Wood Indian bronze in France, England crystal roof of Greece, Malta stone. On the periphery Sulina Delta sleep their sleep in the sand together Orthodox, Muslim, Lippovan. This is the only tomb of a pirate in Romania. His name was George Kontoguris and died on March 25, 1871, even the International Day of Greece. On his gravestone is inscribed for eternity symbol pirate skull and crossbones.

The most beautiful places in the Danube Delta.

St. George The settlement was documented in 1318, Pietro Vesconte map browser. Along Pangalla, Constanza and San Georgio Solina name appears. It is assumed that these names represent Italian translation by Genoese sailors indigenous names. In the vicinity of the village give a fine stretch of sand that stretches along the shoreline to Sulina. It is very large, with a width of 70 meters. Some sectors are strictly protected and is denied access to them. In Sakhalin Island rare species of birds live, and is the only channel Erenciuc black alder reserve in Europe. Melea Reserve located within walking distance of St. George is the place for nesting and migratory colonies of pelicans, swans and cormorants. In the village you can admire the wooden lighthouse, built in 1968.

Minidelta Romania Parcheş Somova lake complex is a mini-delta Romania, which has a biodiversity similar to her older sister, the Danube Delta. The area is of rare beauty. Here, you can admire the lakes chained together by channels. Danube Delta, the youngest land of Europe, is included on the World Heritage List Cultural and Natural. Since September 1990, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Experts are unanimous in their catalog Delta as "a real museum of biodiversity", "natural gene bank of universal invaluable natural heritage."

Water Lilies

Possibly the most intriguing functionalities of a water feature is putting a haven for plants. What if you transform part of the long and wide patio into a gorgeous pond or lagoon? That might be a thrilling way to widen your planting excitement by the inclusion of water and moisture- loving plants. They maintain the water wholesome! The correct plants can effectively take the function of a pump, filter or fountain from maintaining the water from the pond clean. Plants submerged release oxygen in the water required for fish. Maintaining the right balance in using water plants is important to maintain the water clean.

Too many wide leaf plants may clog the water, and on the flip side a lot of plants makes the water green and rancid and promotes the development of green algae, since the sun readily disrupts the water. Plants and Food Cycles from the Water Feature: There is a program of Symbiosis where both plants and animals benefit from one another obviously. Plants make food by digesting food function as food for snails straight from CO2 using energy from light. Yellowish leaves in plants that are green indicate sunlight. Creatures and insects, which use oxygen to survive produce cO2. Whilst debris and the plants serve as food for snails alongside other creatures.

When one of those parties is dominant from the pond, meaning an excessive amount of algae, also many snails or overcrowded plants, select for your water features steps to correct the imbalance. There are 3 select for your water features might deep water plants, marginal plants. They're deep water plants, marginal plants, and humidity loving plants. Under water growing crops can provide the oxygen beneath the water. Under water growing crops can provide the oxygen in the water and function as food and shelter for small creatures, but what about those beautification aspect when they're just under the water? Some plants like floaters and oxygenators don't need any special preparations, you may just put them into the water.

Bare rooted crops such as water lilies need their roots to be fixed from a plastic planting basket with aquatic compost. The submerged part of those plant releases oxygen in create the edge of your pond comparatively gorgeous by planting marginal plants around it. You could make the edge of your pond comparatively gorgeous by planting marginal plants around it. Some marginal crops grow with their roots into the water, but there are several just good in those soil around those edge. Planning is required to assimilate the distinguishing behaviour. Plants with shorter foliage are ideal on the stacked edge of the pond.


Danube Delta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best ... The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish .... Danube Delta / Dunaisky (Transboundary Biosphere ReserveRomania.

Three old ships, perfectly preserved, were found by two divers in Danube

wo young divers from Constanta made a startling discovery at the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea on the Sulina: the wrecks of three ships that sailed in two centuries ago.

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Pascale Roibu 35 years and Iulian Rusu 37 years, Constanta two divers who found the German seaplane of the Second World War in Lake Siutghiol, went to look for treasure in the delta. Last week they discovered the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea on the Sulina branch, three ships that sank more than two centuries ago. The expedition was prepared long before. Passionate about aquatic world and its mysteries, the diver to read more stories of sunken boats to Sulina. He decided to seek and testimonies that we found in the form of lithographs and etchings in foreign archives. Equipped with everything necessary, two professional divers went to discover the treasures of the deep. Near the mouth of the Danube in Sulina on the Black Sea in a freshwater pool, found at a depth of seven to eight meters wrecks of three boats: two commercial and one war. They were half buried in the sand and very well preserved. In the area there are strong currents and fresh water helped preserve the timber ships.

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Particular attention also drew her toward the warship, which has a length of about 50 meters. "It was built around 1790, from what we have given new account cannonballs of the ship model," says Pascale Roibu. The vessel can be English or French. "It will be known with certainty when the gun emblem will be analyzed, since at that time the weapons of this type was made royal emblem," says Pascale Roibu. 100 cannonballs sleeping on the seabed The war ship, diving in just a few hours, the two have discovered more than 100 balls in the ship's hold, caliber 30 cm and each weighing 70 kilograms. There, they found a canon carriage wheel. "In view of this wheel, we believe that a gun would have weighed a ton and a half." How is the archaeological site, unlike the Black Sea, the two explorers out of the depths a cannon shot and a wheel were donated to the Lighthouse Museum of Sulina. There have also been announced Hall Sulina and Tulcea Culture Department. Iulian Vizauer, executive director of the County Department for Culture, and, Cults and National Cultural Heritage of Tulcea, said that there were reports that are part artifacts. "By their uniqueness, these findings are very important. Monday we started the procedure for classifying as a site archaeological site, "he said. Representative culture institution considers that these ships are best preserved in the state in which they long. "They have adapted to that environment. He pulled to the surface, would be subject to bacteriological attack, which would quickly deteriorate ", he added.

What they were looking for at that time foreign ships in the Black Sea? The general context, says prof. Dr. Valentin Ciorbea was marked by what everyone calls "oriental": wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, which ended after 1878. "naval battles were fewer in the Black Sea in that period. It is possible that the warship to accompany a commercial ship and was caught by a storm and sunk ", said history teacher.

Equally true is the fact that it was customary for Ukrainians to come and attack boats Danube. "Although Turks have maintained a strict control over the Black Sea, there were countless gateways at the mouth of the Danube Otherwise we can not explain what I was looking for Dutch coins discovered. The fact is that after the year 1800 the British began to come in these parts, "explains Valentin Ciorbea. Black Sea Treasures Pascale Roibu and 2013 Iulian Rusu found two wrecks of the German seaplanes Ovidiu Lake MamaiaWrecks were buried in the silt at a depth of 4.5 meters in the middle of the lake, Roibu says Pascale. One of them belonged to a flying boat built at Blohm und Wöss famous site where the ship was built and brig Mircea school. The plane crashed on landing during a training night in April 1943 when the entire crew died. Last year, the team of divers discovered three ships in the Black Sea in ancient times. And treasure hunters would not stop here. They want to make diving and other arms of the Danube, where legends say that here are ships sunk.

Perfect Romantic Destinations for a Valentine's Day



Perfect Romantic Destinations for a Valentine's Day

February is considered the month of love, and travel is a good way to enjoy your partner. A romantic city break could be the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Our team found three recommendations for cities that you can best explore in two. In addition, they are close to us and the low transportation costs give you the opportunity to enjoy a royal couple's Valentine's Day: a special dinner in the restaurant, long walks, spa visits and wonderful half-hour gifts your.

Prague is considered a small piece of medieval paradise by romantics around the world. The Romantic atmosphere of the city can be felt by visiting Prague Castle and the nearby attractions. In the evening, we recommend a walk in the area of ​​St. Vitus Cathedral and the royal gardens to enjoy the spectacular lights. For a perfect weekend do not forget to put in your luggage and swimsuit. If you want to combine two fun activities, a beer dip, followed by a relaxation session, do not miss the beer spas in Prague.

Budapest is the best place in Europe where you can celebrate Valentine's Day if you have a limited budget, being one of the most accessible destinations, but also one of the most romantic cities. A walk on the famous Andrássy Boulevard, often resembling the Champs-Élysées, could be a great opportunity to choose an unforgettable gift for your half. Then, try a wine tasting in a medieval cellar in Buda Castle, where you can choose from liquors from the famous Hungarian regions. Finish the evening with a romantic stroll on the famous Chain Bridge to enjoy an unforgettable view. Another suggestion is the ice rink in the Central Park.

The capital of Slovakia is recognized for medieval buildings, theaters and opera performances. Discover the magic of this city in the couple, on the arm, with a stroll through the historic center. Then head to Castel for a spectacular view. Take your lunch in one of the chic restaurants in the Saint Martin Church area. A boat ride on the Danube is another great way to admire the city. The Observation Tower and the UFO Restaurant are perfect places for couples who want to enjoy a romantic evening. With an impressive Baroque building, the city's Philharmonic is another great choice for music lovers and those who want to surprise their partner with a unique experience.

Most Romantic Valentine's Day trip ideas


Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day on 13 or 24 February if you want to surprise your sweetheart with a dream vacation, try one of the nine islands recommended. Valentine's Day could be the perfect opportunity for a romantic getaway for two. It is not long before we celebrate the most important day dedicated to love so should you consider choosing a romantic destination where to celebrate your love. We proposes several romantic destinations for those who want to celebrate their love away.


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GrenadinesCaribbean

Because of its location in the Caribbean, the Grenadines is part of the most beautiful beach in the world. If you want to have some activities you could try climbing the volcanoes that exist in the area.

Tioman, Malaysia

This large island provides an authentic image of the villagers, Tioman is ideal for jungle trekking and diving or underwater adventures.

Santorini, Greece
In Greece you can find the bright Cycladic houses, painted white and blue, situated on the rocky lagoon, bordered by the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.

La DigueSeychelles

This island really is the embodiment of paradise. The turquoise waters surrounded by brilliant white sand and lush green jungle hills make for a moment, you think you're in dreaminess.

Tasmania, Australia
If you love good food, mountains, lakes and hiking, it is a good choice Tasmania. You can enjoy the waterfalls, dolphins and Tasmanian devils, Australian island trip is a truly unique experience.

Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis is one of the few Caribbean islands that boasts that it has not yet been invaded by tourists, especially because is nearby island St. Kitts that attracts most visitors. The beaches are quiet, keeping mostly naturalness.

Huahine, French Polynesia

If you go to Hauhine you can enjoy various tourist activities. Whether you like to watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine, you want to do horse riding or explore pristine beaches and lagunenele in this area, you will find your dream destination to ensure the perfect holiday.

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Tourists who choose the destination Quirimbas will be able to see rare birds and underwater creatures in the 31 islands that make up the archipelago located just off the coast of northern Mozambique.

Corsica

When it comes to sea and outdoor activities, Corsica can offer you everything you need: a prime site on the Mediterranean coast, beautiful beaches, mountains, valleys and small villages located in the majestic forests.




Perfect Romantic Destinations for a Valentine's Day

February is considered the month of love, and travel is a good way to enjoy your partner. A romantic city break could be the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Our team found three recommendations for cities that you can best explore in two. In addition, they are close to us and the low transportation costs give you the opportunity to enjoy a royal couple's Valentine's Day: a special dinner in the restaurant, long walks, spa visits and wonderful half-hour gifts your.

Prague is considered a small piece of medieval paradise by romantics around the world. The Romantic atmosphere of the city can be felt by visiting Prague Castle and the nearby attractions. In the evening, we recommend a walk in the area of ​​St. Vitus Cathedral and the royal gardens to enjoy the spectacular lights. For a perfect weekend do not forget to put in your luggage and swimsuit. If you want to combine two fun activities, a beer dip, followed by a relaxation session, do not miss the beer spas in Prague.

Budapest is the best place in Europe where you can celebrate Valentine's Day if you have a limited budget, being one of the most accessible destinations, but also one of the most romantic cities. A walk on the famous Andrássy Boulevard, often resembling the Champs-Élysées, could be a great opportunity to choose an unforgettable gift for your half. Then, try a wine tasting in a medieval cellar in Buda Castle, where you can choose from liquors from the famous Hungarian regions. Finish the evening with a romantic stroll on the famous Chain Bridge to enjoy an unforgettable view. Another suggestion is the ice rink in the Central Park.

The capital of Slovakia is recognized for medieval buildings, theaters and opera performances. Discover the magic of this city in the couple, on the arm, with a stroll through the historic center. Then head to Castel for a spectacular view. Take your lunch in one of the chic restaurants in the Saint Martin Church area. A boat ride on the Danube is another great way to admire the city. The Observation Tower and the UFO Restaurant are perfect places for couples who want to enjoy a romantic evening. With an impressive Baroque building, the city's Philharmonic is another great choice for music lovers and those who want to surprise their partner with a unique experience.

Most Romantic Valentine's Day trip ideas


Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day on 13 or 24 February if you want to surprise your sweetheart with a dream vacation, try one of the nine islands recommended. Valentine's Day could be the perfect opportunity for a romantic getaway for two. It is not long before we celebrate the most important day dedicated to love so should you consider choosing a romantic destination where to celebrate your love. We proposes several romantic destinations for those who want to celebrate their love away.


16 Best Valentine's Day Escapes - VacationIdea
Jan 3, 2017 ... ... accommodations that will make your trip fun and memorable. Next read: 23 of the Coolest & Most Unusual Valentine's Day Trip Ideas in 2016 ...

GrenadinesCaribbean

Because of its location in the Caribbean, the Grenadines is part of the most beautiful beach in the world. If you want to have some activities you could try climbing the volcanoes that exist in the area.

Tioman, Malaysia

This large island provides an authentic image of the villagers, Tioman is ideal for jungle trekking and diving or underwater adventures.

Santorini, Greece
In Greece you can find the bright Cycladic houses, painted white and blue, situated on the rocky lagoon, bordered by the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.

La DigueSeychelles

This island really is the embodiment of paradise. The turquoise waters surrounded by brilliant white sand and lush green jungle hills make for a moment, you think you're in dreaminess.

Tasmania, Australia
If you love good food, mountains, lakes and hiking, it is a good choice Tasmania. You can enjoy the waterfalls, dolphins and Tasmanian devils, Australian island trip is a truly unique experience.

Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis is one of the few Caribbean islands that boasts that it has not yet been invaded by tourists, especially because is nearby island St. Kitts that attracts most visitors. The beaches are quiet, keeping mostly naturalness.

Huahine, French Polynesia

If you go to Hauhine you can enjoy various tourist activities. Whether you like to watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine, you want to do horse riding or explore pristine beaches and lagunenele in this area, you will find your dream destination to ensure the perfect holiday.

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
Tourists who choose the destination Quirimbas will be able to see rare birds and underwater creatures in the 31 islands that make up the archipelago located just off the coast of northern Mozambique.

Corsica

When it comes to sea and outdoor activities, Corsica can offer you everything you need: a prime site on the Mediterranean coast, beautiful beaches, mountains, valleys and small villages located in the majestic forests.


Valentines day gift idea - Romantic Hotel Breaks



Valentines day gift idea - Romantic Hotel Breaks


In preparation for Valentine’s Day next month I would like to share with you some fabulous offers on Romantic Hotel Breaks to inspire you spend some quality time with your partner on a romantic short break. Relax on a Romantic Getaway. From Europe including flights or Eurostar to UK stays including rail complete with Spa packages or 2 nights with dinner, we have it all!

Valentine Venice City Break – 3 Nights  Return Flights from only £95 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin/Double on Bed and Breakfast basis at 4* La Boulevard Hotel for 3 nights from 4th February 2019. Return flights from London Stansted Airport to Venice Treviso Airport. Outbound flight time 06:20 Inbound flight time 22:00. Flight times are local. La Boulevard hotel available until 23rd January 2020.

Romantic Rome City Break – 2 Nights & Return Flights from only £118 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin/Double on Bed and Breakfast basis at 3* Porta Maggiore Hotel for 2 nights from 31st January 2019. Return flights from Rome Ciampino Airport. Outbound flight time 06:25 Inbound flight time 11:10. Flight times are local. Porta Maggiore available until 23rd January 2020. Other hotels and dates available.

Luxury London City Break – 1 night luxury hotel stay from only £179.50 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing an Aura Room for 1 or 2 on a Room Only basis at 5* ME London hotel on 20th February 2019. Other Hotels and dates available. ME London available until 23rd January 2020.Enticing

Edinburgh City Break – 2 Nights with Dinner included on the first evening from only £113 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Classic Twin/Double room at 4* Ten Hill Place for 2 nights from 12th February 2019. Other hotels and dates available. Ten Hill Place available until 29th April 2019.

Sensational Spa Break for 2 from £65 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin Room on the Spa Reviver package for 1 night on the 10th February 2019. Other hotels and dates available. Mercure Dunkenhalgh available until 31st March 2019.
North Yorkshire castle stay inc meals spa access, up to 39% off!

Swinton Park is a "welcoming 17th-century castle exuding luxury and extravagance", according to The AA, which awards it four coveted Red Stars, signifying "excellent" quality and "outstanding" hospitality. Save up to 39% on a break at this award-winning North Yorkshire retreat, including:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Knights Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • £30 credit per person towards dinner in The Terrace Restaurant & Bar

  • Cream tea served in the Drawing Room (worth £9.50 per person)

  • Two hours' complimentary early spa access from 1pm on the day of arrival (worth £25 per person). Use of the spa is then included from check-in (3pm) until 11am on departure day

  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £20)

  • Access to the parkland from 1 February only (worth £5 per person)

  • It's £399 for a 2-night stay with spa access, breakfast and dinner credit on both days, late checkout and afternoon tea (worth £21 per person)

It's an extra £30 per night to stay in a Barons Room
Wales getaway w/6-course dinner & champagne, 58% off!

For £99, you can stay overnight at the Metropole Hotel & Spa -- a grand turreted Victorian property in the spa town of Llandrindod Wells in Powys. This package saves up to 58% compared to the regular price.

Accommodation in a Classic Room, with full Welsh breakfast, for two

6-course tasting-menu dinner (worth £38.50 per person) with a glass of champagne each (worth £7.50 per person)

Saturday nights are an extra £30 (payable direct to the hotel)

It's £109 for the same package with accommodation in a Superior Room

We have also negotiated a 2-night package, including accommodation in a Superior Room and champagne and dinner on both nights, for £198; guests can choose between the 6-course tasting menu and a 3-course set menu on the second night

Not available on 16 February; 29-31 March; 5, 12-13 April
Café Rouge: 2-course meal for 2 at 72 locations, Only £19!

You and a friend can now get a 2-course meal for two at a selection of Café Rouge* restaurants across the UK for less than £10 a head.

  • A 2-course lunch or dinner for two from the Taste of Rouge menu, including a main course and either a starter or a dessert each

  • You can add a third course to your meal for an extra £2 per person

Valid 12pm onwards** Sunday-Friday until 30 March
Somerset country house getaway with dinner, save 45%

For £99 -- up to 45% less than usual -- you can snap up a perk-filled package for two at Combe House Hotel in Somerset's Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with continental breakfast buffet*, for two

A glass of prosecco each (worth £6.50 per person)

£30 dinner credit per person to spend on the à la carte menu (members staying on a Sunday night will get a 3-course Sunday lunch, available 12:30-7:30pm and worth £21.50 per person)
3-course meal & prosecco for 2 at Essex gem, only £29!

Leigh Bistro, a local gem in Leigh-on-Sea, is now offering  tourists a 3-course meal with bubbly for less than £15 a head -- that's a saving of up to 58% on the usual price.

  • A 3-course lunch or dinner for two from the à la carte menu*, including a starter, a main course and a dessert, plus a 125ml glass of prosecco each

  • voucher for four is £55

  • Alternatively, you can get a 3-course meal without bubbly -- this option is £24.95 for two or £45.90 for four

Valid 12-3pm Tuesday-Saturday; 5-10pm Tuesday-Friday from 1 January-31 March, 2019
Central Bath getaway with meals, drinks & cream tea, Only £149!

Explore Bath's mix of Roman, Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic architecture with a stay at The Royal Hotel, a Grade II-listed property in the centre of the city. Overnight breaks are now £149saving up to 29% on the usual rates, and include:

Accommodation in a Standard Double or Twin Room, with full English breakfast, plus bottled water, tea and coffee with biscuits in the room on arrival, and a pre-dinner glass of champagne, for two

Cream tea for two (worth £5.50 per person)

3-course à la carte dinner with coffee (worth up to £33.40 per person)

A bottle of wine with dinner (worth up to £22)
Cornwall spa day & cream tea in 'spectacular' setting, Only £49!

Fowey Hall Hotel on the Cornish coast is offering a spa day, including up to 60 minutes of treatment time, cream tea and all-day access to the facilities, for £49.

  • A spa day for one, including a cream tea comprising a scone and clotted cream, served with your choice of tea or coffee, and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • All-day access to the spa facilities, which include a 12-metre indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub with sea views, and robe, towel and slipper hire

  • Your choice of one of the following three treatment options: a 50-minute Pro-Intense Lift Effect facial, a 45-minute Exotic Frangipani body nourish wrap or a 30-minute facial plus a 30-minute deep-tissue massage

voucher for two is £98
New Forest country retreat with meals, save 46%!

Escape to the New Forest National Park with an overnight stay at New Park Manor -- a boutique hotel occupying a former hunting lodge. For £109 -- saving 46% on the usual price -- this deal includes:

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Bedroom, with full English breakfast, for two

£28 credit per person to spend on dinner in the hotel restaurant (food only)

You can book extra nights with daily dinner and breakfast for the same price
The Strand: steak, fries & cocktail for 2, save 63%!

You and a friend can now visit Smith & Wollensky, just off the Strand, for a steak meal with unlimited fries plus cocktails for less than £20 a head -- that's a saving of 63%.

  • A steak meal for two, including a 250g USDA Prime sirloin steak each, unlimited French fries and a cocktail each (options include a sage and grapefruit sbagliato or an old timer)

Valid 12-2:30pm daily; 6-9:30pm Monday-Saturday 2 January-31 March, 2019
Marco Pierre White Lincoln: 2-course lunch for 2, Only £24!

You and a friend can now get lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln for £12 a head.

Two courses for two from the lunch menu

Valid 12-3pm daily until 31 March, 2019
Lake District: 18th-century inn with meals, 54% off!

Dinner, bed and breakfast stays for two at The Castle Inn Hotel, Keswick, By BW Signature Collection -- a former coaching inn overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria -- are now up to 54% cheaper than usual. For less than £50 per person, this deal includes:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 3-course dinner in the Castle Inn Tavern (worth £27.45 per person)

  • Tea or coffee served after dinner (worth £3.25 per person)

  • Late checkout until 2pm (Sunday-Friday only; worth £30)

  • 2-night stay is £169, with the extra night on a bed-and-breakfast basis

You can stay in an Executive Room for an extra £10 per night
Cheshire: 4-star stay w/breakfast & dinner, 37% off!

Set in 1000 acres of grounds, Carden Park is an impressive Cheshire estate with "superb" (The AA) leisure facilities. Sample them yourself with this overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for £139, which saves up to 37% on the regular rates.


Overnight accommodation in an Estate King Room, with full English breakfast and £25 per person to spend on dinner in Redmond's RestaurantorThe Vines, for two

Late checkout until 12pm (worth £10)

20% off golf and pre-booked spa treatments

Overnight stayswith full English breakfast, spa and golf discount, and late checkout is £89

Friday-night staysare an extra £10 (payable direct to the hotel on booking)

Saturday-night staysandEaster Sunday (21 April) are an extra £60 (payable direct to the hotel on booking)

Not available on 28 February; 6-7, 25 March
5-star central London stay inc breakfast, save 44%!

Save up to 44% on a stay at the 5-star Andaz London Liverpool Street. Overnight stays at this "plush" (Hello!) hotel next to Liverpool Street station are now £159 per room and include:

  • Accommodation in a King Bed room, with late checkout until 2pm, for two

  • Full English breakfast buffet in the 1901 Restaurant (worth £28 per person)

  • It's an extra £20 to stay in a King Bed Deluxe room

You can book extra nights with breakfast for the same price
Cheshire break w/meals & afternoon tea, 48% off!

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly!

This deal from Crabwall Manor Hotel and Spa, a Grade II-listed property near Chester, has thought of everything: dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly. Take advantage of this value-packed offer and save up to 48% on the regular rates.

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two

£25 allocation per person towards a 3-course dinner from the à la carte menu

Afternoon tea -- including sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a tempting selection of cakes and a choice of English breakfast tea or filter coffee -- for two (worth £15.95 per person)

A bottle of prosecco (worth £34)

It's £99 for Sunday stays; £129 Monday-Thursday and £149 Friday

It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Superior Double Room (payable to the hotel direct)

Not available on 9, 14-17, 23 Feb; 23 Mar; 6, 13 Apr
Exmoor National Park stay inc meals, save 48%!

Hunter's Inn is a characterful and cosy country property set in four acres of gardens in Exmoor National Park. An overnight perk-packed stay for two now starts from less than£55 per person, including:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Standard Double Room with a complimentary upgrade to a Superior Room (subject to availability on booking), with full English breakfast, for two

  • £25 dining allocation per person towards the à la carte menu

  • A glass of house wine each (worth £6 per person)

Late checkout until 12pm (worth £25)
Wales: Anglesey escape inc dinner, 46% off!

Save up to £86 on overnight stays at Bishopsgate House Hotel in Beaumaris, which Lonely Planet calls "Anglesey's prettiest town". This offer includes breakfast and a 3-course à la carte dinner each for less than £50 per person.

Overnight accommodation in the best room available on arrival, with full Welsh breakfast, for two

A £35 allocation per person towards a 3-course à la carte dinner in the hotel restaurant

2-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night is £159

Saturdays require a 2-night minimum stay

Not available on 19-22 April; 4-8, 11-12 May; there is limited availability in May
Luxury Yorkshire stay w/2-AA-Rosette dinner, 39% off!

Save up to 39% on a gourmet getaway at Goldsborough Hall, a stately manor and former royal residence near Harrogate. This overnight package -- which includes dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant -- would usually cost up to £295, but you can snap it up for £179 including:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury or Deluxe Room (subject to availability on booking), with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 4-course tasting-menu dinner with a sorbet (worth £65 per person) and pre-dinner canapés

  • It's £288 for a 2-night stay, with daily breakfast, cream tea on arrival (served from 1-3pm; worth £9 per person) and dinner on the first night

  • Fridays are an extra £30 and Saturdays are an extra £40

You can get the 6-course tasting menu with a sorbet (worth £75 per person) for an extra £10 per person (payable direct to the hotel; please enquire directly after making your reservation)
2-night Newquay break with bubbly, 52% off

Pentire Hotel is about 10 minutes' walk from Fistral Beach and less than 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Newquay. Two-night breaks now start from £79 and include:

Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double/Twin*, with daily full English breakfast, for two

A glass of prosecco each on arrival (worth £7.60 for two)

You can book additional nights with daily breakfast.
Northumberland spa day w/massage, facial & bubbly, Only £42.50!

The 4-star Macdonald Linden Hall is an "impressive" (The AA) mansion in Northumberland. You can now visit the spa for two treatments, access to the facilities and bubbly for £42.50.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £85

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

Spa times: 9:30am-5:30pm daily
£99 & up – Cheshire break w/meals & afternoon tea, 48% off

This deal from Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, a Grade II-listed property near Chester, has got everything: dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly. Take advantage of this value-packed offer and save up to 48% on the regular rates.

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two

£25 allocation per person towards a 3-course dinner from the à la carte menu

Afternoon tea -- including sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a tempting selection of cakes and a choice of English breakfast tea or filter coffee -- for two (worth £15.95 per person)

A bottle of prosecco (worth £34)

It's £99 for Sunday stays; £129 Monday-Thursday and £149 Friday

It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Superior Double Room (payable to the hotel direct)

Not available on 9, 14-17, 23 Feb; 23 Mar; 6, 13 Apr




£55 – Georgian Bath hotel: spa day w/treatments & bubbly

The "substantial and smart" spa is a "is major selling point" (The Daily Telegraph) at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, a 5-star Georgian manor just outside of Bath. You can now visit for a spa day with two treatments and bubbly for £55.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £109

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

  • Spa: 9am­-8pm Monday-Friday; 12-6pm Saturday-Sunday

£45 – Surrey spa day inc 2 treatments & bubbly

Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel is an ivy-clad Victorian manor house in two acres of "immaculate" (The AA) grounds in Surrey. You can now visit the "impressive" spa and get two treatments and bubbly, for £45.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £89

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

  • Spa: 6:30am-9:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am-9pm Saturday-Sunday

£69 – Historic Yorkshire hotel stay with meals

The Old Golf House Hotel is a rural retreat surrounded by three acres of grounds in the Pennine countryside. An overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay is now less than £35 per person.

  • Overnight accommodation in a Standard Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 3-course set-menu dinner (worth £20 per person)

  • It's £99 for a 2-night stay, with the extra night on a B&B basis

  • It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Deluxe Room or a Suite (subject to availability; payable to the hotel direct on booking)

  • Not available on 14-16 February; 9, 16, 23, 30 March; 19-21, 26 April; 4-5, 11, 18, 24 May




Valentines day gift idea - Romantic Hotel Breaks


In preparation for Valentine’s Day next month I would like to share with you some fabulous offers on Romantic Hotel Breaks to inspire you spend some quality time with your partner on a romantic short break. Relax on a Romantic Getaway. From Europe including flights or Eurostar to UK stays including rail complete with Spa packages or 2 nights with dinner, we have it all!

Valentine Venice City Break – 3 Nights  Return Flights from only £95 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin/Double on Bed and Breakfast basis at 4* La Boulevard Hotel for 3 nights from 4th February 2019. Return flights from London Stansted Airport to Venice Treviso Airport. Outbound flight time 06:20 Inbound flight time 22:00. Flight times are local. La Boulevard hotel available until 23rd January 2020.

Romantic Rome City Break – 2 Nights & Return Flights from only £118 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin/Double on Bed and Breakfast basis at 3* Porta Maggiore Hotel for 2 nights from 31st January 2019. Return flights from Rome Ciampino Airport. Outbound flight time 06:25 Inbound flight time 11:10. Flight times are local. Porta Maggiore available until 23rd January 2020. Other hotels and dates available.

Luxury London City Break – 1 night luxury hotel stay from only £179.50 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing an Aura Room for 1 or 2 on a Room Only basis at 5* ME London hotel on 20th February 2019. Other Hotels and dates available. ME London available until 23rd January 2020.Enticing

Edinburgh City Break – 2 Nights with Dinner included on the first evening from only £113 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Classic Twin/Double room at 4* Ten Hill Place for 2 nights from 12th February 2019. Other hotels and dates available. Ten Hill Place available until 29th April 2019.

Sensational Spa Break for 2 from £65 per person.

Price based on 2 adults sharing a Twin Room on the Spa Reviver package for 1 night on the 10th February 2019. Other hotels and dates available. Mercure Dunkenhalgh available until 31st March 2019.
North Yorkshire castle stay inc meals spa access, up to 39% off!

Swinton Park is a "welcoming 17th-century castle exuding luxury and extravagance", according to The AA, which awards it four coveted Red Stars, signifying "excellent" quality and "outstanding" hospitality. Save up to 39% on a break at this award-winning North Yorkshire retreat, including:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Knights Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • £30 credit per person towards dinner in The Terrace Restaurant & Bar

  • Cream tea served in the Drawing Room (worth £9.50 per person)

  • Two hours' complimentary early spa access from 1pm on the day of arrival (worth £25 per person). Use of the spa is then included from check-in (3pm) until 11am on departure day

  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £20)

  • Access to the parkland from 1 February only (worth £5 per person)

  • It's £399 for a 2-night stay with spa access, breakfast and dinner credit on both days, late checkout and afternoon tea (worth £21 per person)

It's an extra £30 per night to stay in a Barons Room
Wales getaway w/6-course dinner & champagne, 58% off!

For £99, you can stay overnight at the Metropole Hotel & Spa -- a grand turreted Victorian property in the spa town of Llandrindod Wells in Powys. This package saves up to 58% compared to the regular price.

Accommodation in a Classic Room, with full Welsh breakfast, for two

6-course tasting-menu dinner (worth £38.50 per person) with a glass of champagne each (worth £7.50 per person)

Saturday nights are an extra £30 (payable direct to the hotel)

It's £109 for the same package with accommodation in a Superior Room

We have also negotiated a 2-night package, including accommodation in a Superior Room and champagne and dinner on both nights, for £198; guests can choose between the 6-course tasting menu and a 3-course set menu on the second night

Not available on 16 February; 29-31 March; 5, 12-13 April
Café Rouge: 2-course meal for 2 at 72 locations, Only £19!

You and a friend can now get a 2-course meal for two at a selection of Café Rouge* restaurants across the UK for less than £10 a head.

  • A 2-course lunch or dinner for two from the Taste of Rouge menu, including a main course and either a starter or a dessert each

  • You can add a third course to your meal for an extra £2 per person

Valid 12pm onwards** Sunday-Friday until 30 March
Somerset country house getaway with dinner, save 45%

For £99 -- up to 45% less than usual -- you can snap up a perk-filled package for two at Combe House Hotel in Somerset's Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with continental breakfast buffet*, for two

A glass of prosecco each (worth £6.50 per person)

£30 dinner credit per person to spend on the à la carte menu (members staying on a Sunday night will get a 3-course Sunday lunch, available 12:30-7:30pm and worth £21.50 per person)
3-course meal & prosecco for 2 at Essex gem, only £29!

Leigh Bistro, a local gem in Leigh-on-Sea, is now offering  tourists a 3-course meal with bubbly for less than £15 a head -- that's a saving of up to 58% on the usual price.

  • A 3-course lunch or dinner for two from the à la carte menu*, including a starter, a main course and a dessert, plus a 125ml glass of prosecco each

  • voucher for four is £55

  • Alternatively, you can get a 3-course meal without bubbly -- this option is £24.95 for two or £45.90 for four

Valid 12-3pm Tuesday-Saturday; 5-10pm Tuesday-Friday from 1 January-31 March, 2019
Central Bath getaway with meals, drinks & cream tea, Only £149!

Explore Bath's mix of Roman, Georgian, Neoclassical and Gothic architecture with a stay at The Royal Hotel, a Grade II-listed property in the centre of the city. Overnight breaks are now £149saving up to 29% on the usual rates, and include:

Accommodation in a Standard Double or Twin Room, with full English breakfast, plus bottled water, tea and coffee with biscuits in the room on arrival, and a pre-dinner glass of champagne, for two

Cream tea for two (worth £5.50 per person)

3-course à la carte dinner with coffee (worth up to £33.40 per person)

A bottle of wine with dinner (worth up to £22)
Cornwall spa day & cream tea in 'spectacular' setting, Only £49!

Fowey Hall Hotel on the Cornish coast is offering a spa day, including up to 60 minutes of treatment time, cream tea and all-day access to the facilities, for £49.

  • A spa day for one, including a cream tea comprising a scone and clotted cream, served with your choice of tea or coffee, and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • All-day access to the spa facilities, which include a 12-metre indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub with sea views, and robe, towel and slipper hire

  • Your choice of one of the following three treatment options: a 50-minute Pro-Intense Lift Effect facial, a 45-minute Exotic Frangipani body nourish wrap or a 30-minute facial plus a 30-minute deep-tissue massage

voucher for two is £98
New Forest country retreat with meals, save 46%!

Escape to the New Forest National Park with an overnight stay at New Park Manor -- a boutique hotel occupying a former hunting lodge. For £109 -- saving 46% on the usual price -- this deal includes:

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Bedroom, with full English breakfast, for two

£28 credit per person to spend on dinner in the hotel restaurant (food only)

You can book extra nights with daily dinner and breakfast for the same price
The Strand: steak, fries & cocktail for 2, save 63%!

You and a friend can now visit Smith & Wollensky, just off the Strand, for a steak meal with unlimited fries plus cocktails for less than £20 a head -- that's a saving of 63%.

  • A steak meal for two, including a 250g USDA Prime sirloin steak each, unlimited French fries and a cocktail each (options include a sage and grapefruit sbagliato or an old timer)

Valid 12-2:30pm daily; 6-9:30pm Monday-Saturday 2 January-31 March, 2019
Marco Pierre White Lincoln: 2-course lunch for 2, Only £24!

You and a friend can now get lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln for £12 a head.

Two courses for two from the lunch menu

Valid 12-3pm daily until 31 March, 2019
Lake District: 18th-century inn with meals, 54% off!

Dinner, bed and breakfast stays for two at The Castle Inn Hotel, Keswick, By BW Signature Collection -- a former coaching inn overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria -- are now up to 54% cheaper than usual. For less than £50 per person, this deal includes:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 3-course dinner in the Castle Inn Tavern (worth £27.45 per person)

  • Tea or coffee served after dinner (worth £3.25 per person)

  • Late checkout until 2pm (Sunday-Friday only; worth £30)

  • 2-night stay is £169, with the extra night on a bed-and-breakfast basis

You can stay in an Executive Room for an extra £10 per night
Cheshire: 4-star stay w/breakfast & dinner, 37% off!

Set in 1000 acres of grounds, Carden Park is an impressive Cheshire estate with "superb" (The AA) leisure facilities. Sample them yourself with this overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for £139, which saves up to 37% on the regular rates.


Overnight accommodation in an Estate King Room, with full English breakfast and £25 per person to spend on dinner in Redmond's RestaurantorThe Vines, for two

Late checkout until 12pm (worth £10)

20% off golf and pre-booked spa treatments

Overnight stayswith full English breakfast, spa and golf discount, and late checkout is £89

Friday-night staysare an extra £10 (payable direct to the hotel on booking)

Saturday-night staysandEaster Sunday (21 April) are an extra £60 (payable direct to the hotel on booking)

Not available on 28 February; 6-7, 25 March
5-star central London stay inc breakfast, save 44%!

Save up to 44% on a stay at the 5-star Andaz London Liverpool Street. Overnight stays at this "plush" (Hello!) hotel next to Liverpool Street station are now £159 per room and include:

  • Accommodation in a King Bed room, with late checkout until 2pm, for two

  • Full English breakfast buffet in the 1901 Restaurant (worth £28 per person)

  • It's an extra £20 to stay in a King Bed Deluxe room

You can book extra nights with breakfast for the same price
Cheshire break w/meals & afternoon tea, 48% off!

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly!

This deal from Crabwall Manor Hotel and Spa, a Grade II-listed property near Chester, has thought of everything: dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly. Take advantage of this value-packed offer and save up to 48% on the regular rates.

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two

£25 allocation per person towards a 3-course dinner from the à la carte menu

Afternoon tea -- including sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a tempting selection of cakes and a choice of English breakfast tea or filter coffee -- for two (worth £15.95 per person)

A bottle of prosecco (worth £34)

It's £99 for Sunday stays; £129 Monday-Thursday and £149 Friday

It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Superior Double Room (payable to the hotel direct)

Not available on 9, 14-17, 23 Feb; 23 Mar; 6, 13 Apr
Exmoor National Park stay inc meals, save 48%!

Hunter's Inn is a characterful and cosy country property set in four acres of gardens in Exmoor National Park. An overnight perk-packed stay for two now starts from less than£55 per person, including:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Standard Double Room with a complimentary upgrade to a Superior Room (subject to availability on booking), with full English breakfast, for two

  • £25 dining allocation per person towards the à la carte menu

  • A glass of house wine each (worth £6 per person)

Late checkout until 12pm (worth £25)
Wales: Anglesey escape inc dinner, 46% off!

Save up to £86 on overnight stays at Bishopsgate House Hotel in Beaumaris, which Lonely Planet calls "Anglesey's prettiest town". This offer includes breakfast and a 3-course à la carte dinner each for less than £50 per person.

Overnight accommodation in the best room available on arrival, with full Welsh breakfast, for two

A £35 allocation per person towards a 3-course à la carte dinner in the hotel restaurant

2-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night is £159

Saturdays require a 2-night minimum stay

Not available on 19-22 April; 4-8, 11-12 May; there is limited availability in May
Luxury Yorkshire stay w/2-AA-Rosette dinner, 39% off!

Save up to 39% on a gourmet getaway at Goldsborough Hall, a stately manor and former royal residence near Harrogate. This overnight package -- which includes dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant -- would usually cost up to £295, but you can snap it up for £179 including:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury or Deluxe Room (subject to availability on booking), with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 4-course tasting-menu dinner with a sorbet (worth £65 per person) and pre-dinner canapés

  • It's £288 for a 2-night stay, with daily breakfast, cream tea on arrival (served from 1-3pm; worth £9 per person) and dinner on the first night

  • Fridays are an extra £30 and Saturdays are an extra £40

You can get the 6-course tasting menu with a sorbet (worth £75 per person) for an extra £10 per person (payable direct to the hotel; please enquire directly after making your reservation)
2-night Newquay break with bubbly, 52% off

Pentire Hotel is about 10 minutes' walk from Fistral Beach and less than 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Newquay. Two-night breaks now start from £79 and include:

Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double/Twin*, with daily full English breakfast, for two

A glass of prosecco each on arrival (worth £7.60 for two)

You can book additional nights with daily breakfast.
Northumberland spa day w/massage, facial & bubbly, Only £42.50!

The 4-star Macdonald Linden Hall is an "impressive" (The AA) mansion in Northumberland. You can now visit the spa for two treatments, access to the facilities and bubbly for £42.50.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £85

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

Spa times: 9:30am-5:30pm daily
£99 & up – Cheshire break w/meals & afternoon tea, 48% off

This deal from Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, a Grade II-listed property near Chester, has got everything: dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly. Take advantage of this value-packed offer and save up to 48% on the regular rates.

Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two

£25 allocation per person towards a 3-course dinner from the à la carte menu

Afternoon tea -- including sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a tempting selection of cakes and a choice of English breakfast tea or filter coffee -- for two (worth £15.95 per person)

A bottle of prosecco (worth £34)

It's £99 for Sunday stays; £129 Monday-Thursday and £149 Friday

It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Superior Double Room (payable to the hotel direct)

Not available on 9, 14-17, 23 Feb; 23 Mar; 6, 13 Apr




£55 – Georgian Bath hotel: spa day w/treatments & bubbly

The "substantial and smart" spa is a "is major selling point" (The Daily Telegraph) at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, a 5-star Georgian manor just outside of Bath. You can now visit for a spa day with two treatments and bubbly for £55.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £109

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

  • Spa: 9am­-8pm Monday-Friday; 12-6pm Saturday-Sunday

£45 – Surrey spa day inc 2 treatments & bubbly

Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel is an ivy-clad Victorian manor house in two acres of "immaculate" (The AA) grounds in Surrey. You can now visit the "impressive" spa and get two treatments and bubbly, for £45.

  • A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities, robe, towel and slipper hire and a 125ml glass of prosecco

  • A 25-minute Elemis Pro Radiance Facial and a 25-minute Elemis Free Style Massage

  • 20% off pre-booked additional treatments and a £5 retail voucher to spend in the shop (purchases over £50)

  • A voucher for two is £89

  • Valid Monday-Friday until 31 May. You can visit Saturday-Sunday for a £20 per person supplement, payable directly to the hotel

  • Spa: 6:30am-9:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am-9pm Saturday-Sunday

£69 – Historic Yorkshire hotel stay with meals

The Old Golf House Hotel is a rural retreat surrounded by three acres of grounds in the Pennine countryside. An overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay is now less than £35 per person.

  • Overnight accommodation in a Standard Room, with full English breakfast, for two

  • A 3-course set-menu dinner (worth £20 per person)

  • It's £99 for a 2-night stay, with the extra night on a B&B basis

  • It's an extra £10 per night to stay in a Deluxe Room or a Suite (subject to availability; payable to the hotel direct on booking)

  • Not available on 14-16 February; 9, 16, 23, 30 March; 19-21, 26 April; 4-5, 11, 18, 24 May


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