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.

Almaj lowland in southern Banat: spring has come previous picture next picture

The pleasure of travelling lies in the details

The spring has come... The peasants of the Almaj Lowland (Depresiunea Almûjului) in southern Banat, plough their fields. Some of their sons already have Internet connection in the houses of wooden beams insulated with clay, and might be thinking of earning big money by hard, manual labour in Western Europe. But even these sons have to come out on the field, and help the parents. The spring has come, just like it came 200 years ago.

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