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A Romanian thermal paradise & dancing until sunrise

Visit Romania for affordable and unique thermal wellbeing, followed by a European dance festival in the forest.

by katiejoannabefreeAbout Me:Hello! My name is Katie and I am an open minded, sunny, adventurous youth worker from London, UK. I absolutely love travelling, meeting new people and seeking out adventures to push my comfort zone. I really enjoy helping others along my j... read more

EuropeRomania5 days / August 2020

Highs & Lows

Therme Bucharesti

Difficulty catering for vegetarian diets

Itinerary Overview

This itinerary takes you though two very constrasting areas of Romania, first the capital where you can indulge in beautiful hotels and very affordable and super unique spas, followed by a two day EDM music festival that gets beyond creative in its stage design.

Romania was not a destination I was looking forward to.

However, lately many people were talking about the nice places you can find there, and the possibility of finding good plans at a very good price.

so I decided to take the risk and go out to know this place !

And after a few days I can say that they were really right, a country with many unimaginable places full of contrast and beauty.

The plan was to go out and spend a few days without much expectation of what we were going to find, and we ended up loving every experience we had in this country.  



  • 3 Nights: Bucharest
    For exploring the unique rugged and artistic city centre & thermal spas.
  • 2 Nights: Cluj-Napoca
    Untold Festival and Transalvanian Town

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    In terms of Bucarest, I would have done some more research before I arrived to understand the history of the city or perhaps arranged a walking tour to better inform myself of how the past has informed the development of the city today.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?


  • What tips would you give a friend?

    As there are many hidden underground bars and arty places across the city, ask locals for advice on where to go for drinks and where to see cool artwork. We also found using Facebook really helpful to find local free events, this is how we found out about the free film screenings.

  • Packing tips?

    Bring a light jacket and good shoes as you will be walking lots in Bucharest and dancing lots in Cluj Napoca!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Uber is great, super affordable and safe in both cities.

  • Booking details?

    booking or direct


  • Hotel Lido- an incredibly beautiful hotel with gorgeous furnishings, lounge areas and the comfiest bed I've ever slept in

  • Booking.com 'Center feelings studio by Alandala'- a perfect studio near the centre of town to base yourself across the festival and with easy access to local site seeing around the Old Town.