Tymes Tours, tour operator in Timisoara, Romania

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sightseeing tours, cultural trips, nature tours and active travel

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Short trips in the Banat

discover a hidden jewel-region, at slow pace

The region of Banat in southwestern Romania (having Timişoara as main city) offers a typical central-European natural and cultural landscape, with a sensitive, meridional touch of the neighbouring Balkans. From the spectacular limestone cliffs of the Danube Gorge ("Iron Gates") in the south, to the wooden churches in the north, ancient monasteries in the plains and slow-paced peasant life in the secluded valleys of the Banat Mountains, the variety is surprising – and well beyond expectancy.

The region is extremely suitable for all kinds of travel: from short trips (one day or a week-end) to one-week tours, containing both cultural sightseeing as well as spots of natural interest (active tours, hiking). The Banat is virtually unknown to mass tourism, so the traveller discovers a piece of untouched old Europe, as only few still exist.

The trips in the Banat region are meant for:

  • business delegations / teams visiting a company in Timişoara for longer periods – the week-end trips in the surroundings will prove to be very rewarding surprises!
  • small groups of tourists curious to have an unspoiled travel experience, truly "off the beaten track"

You can have a glimpse of the Banat region by following the album here on the left; soon you'll find tour proposals bellow – until then, we are happy to arrange a customized tour for you.

far cry of Viennese savoir vivre: the theater of Oravita previous picture next picture

"Savoir vivre" à la Vienna: old theatre in Oraviţa

The spirit of the Banat was definitely shaped by the court of Vienna, between 1718-1918. From a barren Turkish province, the region soon underwent radical changes and joined the European spirit of the modern times. Austrian bureaucrats brought with them the taste for theatre, and this gave birth to the first South-European theatre to be housed in its own headquarter-building. This marvellous piece can be seen in Oraviţa, a rather dusty small town in southern Banat – a highly interesting (hi)story stands behind it, and thorough explanations ensure a memorable visit.

winding in and through the mountains: the railway between Anina and Oravita The Iron Gates of the Danube, a true "must see" Iron Gates of the Danube, place of history and prehistory swimming out of a cave, in the Danube's Gorge (Iron Gates) Cerna Valley, a paradise for hiking and active tours
wooden church in the Banat, inner painting lofty Baroque carving at the altar of Partos monastery countryside Baroque of the Schwabs (German colonists of the Banat) noblemen heraldic in the Banat lowland xxx

tymes tours is owned by SC Tymes Globetrotter SRL
Str. Lisabona nr. 7/1A, Timisoara, RO 300603, info@tymestours.ro
Tourism licence no. 3196/2004