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The Festive Ice Hotel Experience

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Romance on Ice: Valentine’s Day at the Ice Hotel Romania

Romance on Ice

Whisk your other half away this Valentine’s Weekend for a three or four night romantic retreat at the Ice Hotel in Romania. Untravelled Paths is offering an exclusive Valentine’s package for £390 per person including all accommodation, transfers and a fairy-tale night at the enchanting Ice Hotel with complimentary bubbly on ice.

Let us sweep you into the heart of Transylvania for a few days of romance with your loved one. Huddle together and hold tight as you explore the eerie corridors of Dracula’s would-be residence at Bran Castle as well as absorbing the decadent furnishings and opulent suites at Peles Castle in Sinaia. In Brasov, enjoy a leisurely stroll around charming cobbled streets, stopping to warm up in one of the town’s bohemian cafes dotted along snow-dusted alleyways off the main square.

 Drift through the clouds as you ascend the Faragas Mountains by cable car up to the magical Ice Hotel past snow-capped peaks and frosty forestland. Get your heart racing with some snow-activities like sledging and snowmobiling then indulge in a four-course dinner for two complete with ice plates, frozen tables and frosty, fur-lined chairs before popping the bubbly and ‘Dancing-On-Ice’ the night away.

 Defrost the next morning with a hearty brunch at Transylvania’s very own ‘Eden’, Brukenthal Palace, before wandering through the medieval, chocolate-box town of Sibiu past rows of rainbow-coloured houses and decorative bridges. Then it’s back to Bucharest for a final night of romance amongst the capital’s buzzing bars and restaurants.

Who said romance was dead? Love is in the Romanian air.


Ice Hotel Romania for Valentine's Day 2013

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 3 Night Valentine’s Getaway to the Ice Hotel, Romania (18th – 21st Feb) from £390pp:

  • 3 nights accommodation and breakfast
  • All transfers (in-country & airport)*
  • All day trips & excursions
  • Private, bi-lingual guide
  • Bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket
  • The Ice Hotel Dining Experience for two

*Flights not included but start from £48.99 from London Luton with wizzair.com

Ping us an email at marion.poerio@untravelledpaths.com  or call 08716629521 for more.


The Coolest New Year Celebration Ever: Ice Hotel Romania

fireworks at the ice hotel romaniaWhisk yourself away this New Year to Romania’s awesome Ice Hotel and bring in 2013 with a bang!  Untravelled Paths is offering an exclusive 4-night trip for a cool £479 per person.

Do yourself a favour and abandon your lackluster New Year plans in exchange for a truly unique celebration ‘on ice’. An incredible evening of fine dining, local dancing and fantastic fireworks in the coolest setting on the planet, your Ice Hotel experience will be the highlight of your year.

Kicking off in buzzing Bucharest, you can toast the beginning of your adventure with a cocktail or three in one of the capital’s trendy bars before being swept into the heart of Transylvania. Explore the infamous Bran Castle, would-be home of Dracula, then enjoy the bohemian cafes nestled amongst Brasov’s cobbled streets before ascending the Faragas Mountains by cable car up to the Ice Hotel.

Commence celebrations with some action-packed snow sports like snowmobiling or sledging then head to the super-cool Ice Bar for colourful cocktails served in ice-cube glasses. Dine in style with a four-course, winter wonderful dinner complete with ice plates, frozen tables and frosty, fur-lined chairs before dancing into 2013, counting down to the New Year to the tune of fizzing fireworks. Defrost the next morning with a wander around the medieval town of Sibiu and tuck into a hearty Romanian lunch before touching back down in Bucharest for your final night.

Sub Zero Ice bar

4 Night New Year Celebration at the Ice Hotel, Romania, £479pp & includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation and breakfast
  • All transfers (in-country & airport)*
  • All day trips & excursions
  • Bi-lingual guide & Untravelled Paths booklet
  • The Ice Hotel Dining Experience

Ping us an email at marion.poerio@untravelledpaths.com  or call 08716629521 for more.


Hot Off The Press: Ice Hotel Romania

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3 Reasons: To Choose Romania’s Ice Hotel Over All Others

It’s no wonder that Romania’s breathtaking Ice Hotel is a favourite amongst travellers. Hand carved by local craftsmen, the Ice Hotel is laced with intricate structures that make each and every corner stunningly unique. Standing at 2000m above sea level and surrounded by amazing scenery, it’s the perfect place to go for your winter getaway.

But what’s Romania’s Ice Hotel got that the others haven’t? Plenty, as it happens. And if you’re still not convinced, here are 3 reasons why you should pick the Ice Hotel Romania above all others.

1. The Landscape

No other ice hotel can offer you the magical experience that comes from being nestled between gorgeous mountainous peaks. While other ice hotels are commonly found next to woodland, or long stretches of monotonous landscape, Romania’s Ice Hotel gives you the chance to sleep amongst the clouds.

Ice Hotel Landscape

2. The Price

You want to have a great holiday, for a great price. Everybody does. Then you’re better off avoiding hotels that will happily charge you an arm and a leg for a one-night stay. Prices at the Ice Hotel Romania are significantly lower and with excellent reviews, you can be sure you’re getting the best possible experience for the best possible price! It’s a winner.

Save Money at the Ice Hotel in Romania

 3. The Full Package

Because Romania’s Ice Hotel is in a remote location, it’s understandable that you might want a bit of help to make the most of your trip. That’s why we don’t just do trips to the Ice Hotel. Booking with us means you can enjoy the Ice Hotel experience as well as enjoying everything Romania has to offer. From visiting medieval Saxon towns in Transylvania, and gliding down the slopes in Romania’s premier ski resort, to creeping through the legendary Bran Castle, home of Dracula, and enjoying the nightlife on offer in Bucharest, we’ve got the full package, ensuring you have an unforgettable holiday.

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Head over to our Ice Hotel Handpicked Trips page for more information.

By Charles Oben 


Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Christmas at the Ice Hotel, Romania

Christmas Ice Hotel Romania Holidays

Escape the annual humdrum this Christmas and indulge in a four night festive celebration at the Ice Hotel in Romania. Untravelled Paths is offering an exclusive Christmas package for £389 per person through the frosty countryside where you’ll discover secret Saxon towns, mysterious castles and a palace made of ice.

 Christmas Eve: After a night in buzzing Bucharest, you’ll be whisked away to the frosty Transylvanian countryside where you’ll discover the decadent interior of Peles Castle followed by a spine-chilling tour of Dracula’s Castle. Then it’s onwards to the medieval town of Brasov, where you can get into the festive spirit wandering around the square with its traditional Christmas stalls, nativity scenes and twinkling lights.

 Christmas Day: Wake up the next day to a crisp, white Christmas morning, before wrapping up warm and ascending the Carpathian Mountains up to the magical Ice Hotel. Take advantage of the winter playground with some snow-based activities like sledging and ice-skating then sit down on thrones of ice to a Christmas dinner like no other!

Boxing Day: Enjoy a Boxing Day brunch at Brukenthal Palace, dubbed the ‘Eden of Transylvania’, before exploring the medieval, chocolate-box town of Sibiu. Take your time as you amble through the snow-dusted cobbled streets, past rows of rainbow-coloured houses and decorative bridges, discovering cosy little cafés nestled between secluded alleyways. Then it’s back to Bucharest for a final night of merry-making.

Get your White Christmas here. Ho-Ho-Hope you can make it!

4 Night Christmas Getaway to the Ice Hotel, Romania (23rd – 27th Dec) from £389pp:

  • 4 nights accommodation and breakfast
  • All transfers (in-country & airport)*
  • All day trips & excursions
  • Private, bi-lingual guide

*Flights not included but start from £48.99 from London Luton with wizzair.com

 If you want your white Christmas guaranteed, email Marion at marion.poerio@untravelledpaths.com or just us a jingle-bell on 0871 662 9521. 


3 Reasons: NOT to Sleep in an Ice Hotel More Than One Night

Sleeping in the Ice Hotel Romania

A bucket list essential. A once in a lifetime experience. A wish-list topper. The ultimate box-ticker. A ‘must-do’ before your time on this magical world comes to an end. 

Yes, I think we all agree that sleeping in an ice hotel is definitely ‘up there’ on most people’s lists. But how can you make the experience one you’ll treasure for the rest of your life? Well, for a start, make it short and sweet. More than one night sleeping in an ice hotel is not as glamorous as it sounds although it’s something clients ask us all the time. So here are the reasons why you shouldn’t sleep more than one night in an ice hotel.

1. The smell

Unless you want to get very, very cold, you should refrain from washing whilst staying at an ice hotel. This is because washing strips the body of the natural oils it needs to keep you warm. So if you’re planning on sleeping multiple nights in the cold you’re likely to get more than a little bit stinky. You could always choose to have your daily shower, although you’ll end up fighting the cold.

Smell at the Ice Hotel

2. The cold

The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of those of us visiting ice hotels across the world are not eskimos. We don’t like being too cold. So although the prospect of sleeping in an ice hotel is incredibly exciting, enthusiasm is likely to dwindle significantly after the first night. We much prefer the idea of snuggling up the night after an icy adventure in a cosy boutique hotel room in a big fluffy duvet. Don’t you?

How cold is it in Ice Hotel

3. The boredom

So you’re up at the Ice Hotel for the third night running. You’ve just about exhausted all the activities on the mountain within the first couple of days. You’re pretty tired and all you want to do is have a nap in your little hotel room. Unfortunately, your hotel room is made of ice and it’s not somewhere you can relax the afternoon away. Unless you want to ‘chill out’ to the extreme, it’s unlikely you’ll be looking forward to yet another night in sub-zero temperatures either. One night is enough. Trust us.

What to do at Ice Hotel

So if you should only be sleeping in an ice hotel for one night, how the heck are you meant to make the experience a holiday and not just an overnight stay? Well, listen up. That’s why all of our handpicked trips to the Balea Lake Ice Hotel are bundled into a range of holiday boxes that include trips to medieval Transylvanian citadels, visits to spooky castles said to have been occupied by terrifying vampire-counts, city-breaks in buzzing Bucharest and, of course, the icing on the cake: one night in the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake in Romania.

It may only be one night at the Ice Hotel but, by gum, is it a night to remember! 

Come take a look at some of our favourite handpicked trips to the Ice Hotel, Romania here.