“Travel charges us with a sense of well-being, gives us the opportunity to know beautiful places and new people, with their stories, they open our minds, help us to know ourselves better. A vacation, even a short one, works wonders in terms of relaxation and detachment from the routine of daily life. A vacation really means clean health “, explains Anca Drugan, CEO of Nordis Travel, the agency that proposes to Romanians the concept of travel therapy.
The way of doing tourism, as the agency explains, starts from the principle that luxury does not necessarily mean expensive, but rather the experience and emotions that a historic building, a special architecture, a street corner with a story or pleasure offers you. to enjoy a good book in a quiet place, in the middle of nature. Luxury means enjoying great places with your loved ones without the stress of organizing your vacation.
The most requested cultural tourist circuits of the year 2022
The most requested so far are in Normandy and the Loire Valley, the Norwegian Fjords, Costa Rica, Iceland, Kerala, Strasbourg-Colmar and South Africa.
NORMANDY AND THE LOARE VALLEY (August 3-10 | from 3,565 Euro / person)
The first stop will be in Argenteuil, the place that inspired Claude Monet, who spent 43 years of his life here. Next up is the city with the smell of French croissants and the salt water of the ocean, Deauville – where Coco Chanel created the famous fashion for sailor stripes. The next landmark: Trouville, with its famous “Queen of the Beaches” during the Belle Epoque. The next few days will be dedicated to another incredible place, Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arromanches, Bayeux Livarot, Chenonceau, Chambord and Blois. To which is added the Loire Valley, with French cider tastings, visits to the home of Claude Monet or Christian Dior, walking tours and dinners in local restaurants.
NORWAY FJORDS (14-21 August | from 2,197 Euro / person)
The first step of the journey is a walking tour of the bohemian Bergen, considered the most beautiful Norwegian city, with its famous Fish Market and Art Museum. Explore the fjords (day cruises): Sognefjord, the “Golden Route” and the shores of the charming Nordfjord, with idyllic scenery and picturesque villages, plus the charming Geiranger Fjord.
COSTA RICA – Pura Vida and a perfect biodiversity (September 29 – October 3 | from 3,837 Euro / person)
The tour begins in the exotic capital of San Jose, continues with Poas Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Cloud Forest, Si Como No Resort (located on the Pacific Ocean coast) – a starting point for exploring the San Antonio region . Optionally, outdoor experiences: rafting, paddle boarding, rowing with a paddle boat on Arenal Lake, cooking classes or ATV rides through absolutely fabulous places.
BORAL AURORA IN ICELAND (November 10-15 | 2,590 Euro / person)
This trip offers unique views, with an abundance of geysers, glaciers, waterfalls and volcanoes that create an enchanting landscape, in the middle of which the northern lights offer a memorable spectacle. The aurora borealis can be admired from the first day of the circuit. Other attractions include the Golden Circle (Reykjavik, Geysir, Gullfoss, Vik and Thingvellir National Park, considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth), Jokulsarlon, the Blue Lagoon, and the Barnafossar and Hraunfossar waterfalls.
KERALA – A Spiritual Journey to Cochin, Munnar and Kumarakom (November 29 – December 7 | from 3,565 Euro / person)
Located on the west coast of the Indian peninsula, the state of Kerala is the birthplace of the religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity in India, as well as the world’s leading producer and exporter of spices.
STRASBOURG, COLMAR – Christmas Markets (November 30 – December 4 | from 1,637 Euro / person)
Strasbourg (“Christmas Capital”) and Colmar (“L’Ame de Noel”) are hard-to-match places when it comes to Christmas markets. Aroma of mulled wine. Huge globes. Foie gras and flamboyant tarts. Flower chandeliers. Stylized white trees. All against the backdrop of beautiful buildings.
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023: South Africa (December 29 – January 5 | from 3,980 Euro / person)
Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa, is located on the shores of Table Bay, at the foot of the Table Mountains, offering a wide range of scenery, from urban architecture to fine sandy beaches and rock formations. It has a cosmopolitan center, with a vibrant cultural life, a happy combination of creativity, color, sound and flavor.
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