Trip To The Apiary in Romania
How do you feel about taking a private interactive apiary tour in Romania? With the help of your personal guide you will learn valuable lessons in marketing, management, hard work and democracy from our friends, the bees.
If you have read the “About me” section on this website offering unique tourist experiences, you know I spent my childhood travelling throughout the wildlands of Romania with my father and brother, moving our beehives with the season in search of the flowers richest in pollen and best suited for honey making.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to spend weeks at a time in complete solitude, with only the bees and watch dogs to keep you company, surrounded by the tranquility of the woods and meadows of delicate fragrant flowers shining with all the colors of the rainbow?
That is why we have prepared this apiary adventure for you, which, if the weather allows us, will include:
1. Beekeeping lesson, studying bee behavior
2. Demonstration of the harvesting process and learning how a beehive works
3. Stopping for lunch, which will consist of traditional Romanian foods and drinks from ecological sources
4. Tasting honey bee products for dessert
Depending on the weather and the beekeeper’s schedule, we can make stops if you want to admire the views and take pictures.
How do you feel about this invitation?
Your private travel companion
The Price Does Include
- Private car (Turism or Minibus) only for you and your friends/family
- Great flexibility regarding changes to the daily itinerary even after the start of the tour
- A private, licensed English, Italian and French speaking guide/driver, available throughout the tour
- Private transportation in air conditioned car
- Complimentary wireless internet access in the car, so that you can stay in touch with your loved ones even while traveling
- All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls
- All taxes
The Price Does Not Include
- Photo fees (some sights require the payment of a fee for allowing you to take pictures – they are mostly inexpensive, around 2 or 3 euro/sight)
- Meals and beverages other than those ofered before you agree the tour or trip
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Gratuities for your guide
Frequently Asked Questions
The questions below are in most cases extracted from our correspondence with our clients. Have a look, maybe the question forming in your mind right now has been answered already, and you haven’t even had a chance to ask it!
Where do the tours start?
Our tours start in either Sofia (Bulgaria) or Bucharest (Romania). Both cities have well-connected international airports. However, we can also customise the tours to start in a different city, if that better suits your flight arrangements. Alternative airports include Varna or Burgas (in Bulgaria) or Sibiu, Cluj Napoca, Iasi and Targu Mures (in Romania).
What are the departure dates?
We do not have set departure dates. All our tours are private and organised on request. The dates when you start and end the tour are entirely up to you.
I like one of the tours, but I’d like to make some changes to the itinerary. Is it possible?
Of course. All our tours are customisable. We can make changes to one itinerary, join 2 itineraries together, or you can just tell us about the places you want to see, and we’ll make a whole new itinerary just for you! Customising a tour comes at no extra charge.
I would like to change some of the hotels that come with the tour. Can I do that?
Definitely. The hotels are always up to you. We can upgrade the standard selection of hotels, or if you are on a budget, we can also offer cheaper accommodation options.
I see that in most cases, only breakfast is included. Why is that?
Having meals included means that you would have to be at a certain restaurant at a certain time just so that you don’t miss a pre-booked meal. This takes away from one of the great advantages of a private tour: flexibility. Not having a restaurant pre-booked gives you great freedom to set your own pace each day, add or skip some sights as you go, etc.
To ensure maximum flexibility throughout your trip, meals are usually planned as you go. Your guide knows the best restaurants in each area you travel through and will make suggestions based on the kind of meal you’d like to have.
The meals we include are the ones that come with an important cultural element: home-cooked meals where you can interact with locals, lunches at homes of artists where you learn more about a specific form of art, or refreshments such as the ones offered during the home visit with the Gypsy family.
Do your tours include any insurance related services?
No. We recommend to all of our clients to carry a medical insurance that would cover any health-related costs that might incur while on the trip. Insurance for trip interruption and lost/stolen luggage is also recommended.
Do I have to pay for the guide’s meals?
No. The guide will have a meal allowance, which will cover his meals. Furthermore, the guide will only join you for meals if you ask him to – if you’d rather be on your own for lunch and/or dinner, that is perfectly fine.
How about changes of itinerary on the fly? Can we do that?
Changes on the fly can be done to a certain extent. You can always choose to skip a meal or a sight, or swap for a totally different sight altogether. Alterations of itinerary that imply hotel changes are subject to rooms availability. Also, please note that in the case of last minute hotel cancellations, sometimes the hotel may charge late-cancellation penalties which can be up to 100% of the reservation cost. Additional costs generated by on-the-fly changes will be billed separately.