Tymes Tours, tour operator in Timisoara, Romania

tymes tours

travel agent & tour operator
in Timişoara, Romania

sightseeing tours, cultural trips,
nature tours and active travel

Photo album: March 2012
High season for city tours in Timisoara

City tour of Timisoara for His Excellency Martin Harris, the British Ambassador

The city hall of Timisoara asked us, weather we can provide a guide for the visit of the British ambassador from Bucharest, scheduled for March, 21st. We managed somehow to make room for this city tour in the already tight agenda.

But this was not an ordinary city tour – not a walking tour, at least. Because of security issues (or, rather, fears), the visit was supposed to take place by moving around with an old, "historical" tramway – a rather ancient piece of technique, not very comfortable. Other disadvantages: the route was fixed (we had to stay on the tracks, right?), bringing us to many dusty parts of the city; also, even if we saw something worth visiting, there was no possibility of stopping to take a closer look. But the plans were already drawn, and the staff of the Embassy was fine with them – so we just had to manage, to make the best out of them. Our task was more than simple: tell the story of the places we were driving through. On the other hand, His Excellency Martin Harris, the British ambassador, speaks Romanian surprisingly well, and this made our work of story-telling even easier. The warm and cloudless afternoon was just perfect, and this made some of the details (some houses with decayed facades a.s.o.) less disturbing. Timisoara is well worth seeing even with such "imperfections", and, in the end, this seemed to be the ambassador's conclusion, as well. His Excellency was in a very positive mood, very communicative and showed a remarkable knowledge in architecture and history.

city tour of Timisoara with the British ambassador from Bucharest February 2012: hard winter conditions in Timisoara, Romania beginning of March, snow melting in the Union Square, Piata Unirii in Timisoara March 2012, magnolias blossom in Timisoara, time for city tours, walking tours city tour of Timisoara with the British ambassador from Bucharest city tour of Timisoara, the British ambassador shows interest in Art Nouveau city tour for the German "Continental" factory of Timisoara explanations on the map of the fortress Timisoara the old fortress of "Temeswar" is an important topic in the city tours of Timisoara a cat enjoying the weather in Oravita, in the Banat Highland a cat enjoying the weather in Oravita, in the Banat Highland

tymes tours is owned by SC Tymes Globetrotter SRL
Str. Lisabona nr. 7/1A, Timisoara, RO 300603, info@tymestours.ro
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