Bucharest – Balea Waterfall – Balea Lake – starting from December 23, 2018
Meeting at 7:30 am at your hotel from Bucharest, we go to Pitesti 120 km on the highway and then on a picturesque road through the villages, crossing the Olt Gorge to the northern part of the Fagaras Mountains.
We park the car at Balea Waterfall and we go by cable car to Balea Lake (hope to have good weather). We visit the Ice Hotel, the restaurant, the bar and the Ice Church, all of which are made of ice blocks cut from the frozen lake.
Starting from 2005, at 2034 m altitude is built a unique hotel. Every year, the theme is different, builders working at extreme temperatures to finish it. The ice construction complex includes the main hotel building, the igloos equipped with accommodation rooms and the ice church. Inside the hotel are a restaurant and a bar.
The Ice Hotel has 14 double rooms with matrimonial bed (the bed is made of ice, but the mattresses and sleeping bags guarantee an optimal temperature). Each room has also a table and chairs. For those who want more privacy, they are welcome to overnight in one of the 6 igloos near the hotel.
The adventure continues with the ice restaurant. Here you can eat from ice plates or drink from an ice glass. Or, if you want to enjoy the lunch in a warm restaurant, you can go to Balea Chalet for a good meal (not included in the tour price).
In the end, we go down the cable car back to the parking. From here we head to Bucharest, on a different route from the one we came, meaning to Brasov. Depending on the traffic, we’ll be back to your hotel after 4-5 hours driving. But happy to see one of the most spectacular sightseeing in our country during the winter.
The experience is a unique one in Romania and is available only during winter. So, be our guests to feel the joy of winter.