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

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Short trips in the Banat

discover a hidden jewel-region, at slow pace

The region of Banat in south-western 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.

simple "lunch" at the peasants, in a remote location in Cerna Valley previous picture next picture

Where electricity still has no firm ground

In the mountains of the Cerna Valley, the hikers can encounter a very archaic way of living. Houses are scattered on plateaus, all around the landscape drops into deep gorges and canyons. Many of these houses have no electricity, people live much like 200 years ago, cut off from the outer world – and this is at short distance from Herculane, where the Romans and later the Austrians enjoyed their time in luxury spa. During our tours on the Cerna Valley, we arrange simple, but hearty meals at peasant families in these remote locations.

Almaj lowland in southern Banat: spring has come
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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 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