Tramways in Romania
May 14–27, 2010
The ERA is proud to announce its 10th international tour.
Tramways in Romania constitute a diverse assortment of urban, rural and interurban traction, as well as modern high-speed lines. Trolley, light-rail, trolley bus and the Bucarest metro system will be explored on our tour.
During 14 days of travel we will cover many systems. The tour will begin in Bucharest on Friday, May 14th with a welcome dinner. The last excursion will be a sightseeing tour of Budapest (Hungary) on Wednesday, May 26th. We plan on chartering historic or service trams (or trolley buses where available) from the following cities: Bucharest, Braila, Galati, Iasi, Botosani, Piatra Neamt, Ploesti, Sibiu, Cluj Napoja, Oradea, Resita, Arad and Timisoara.
Our tour covers a huge area! In order to optimize our program, we will be staying in several hotel bases in the following cities: Bucharest, Iasi, Brasov, Cluj Napoja, Timisoara and Budapest, Hungary. Hotels were carefully chosen to provide a blend of comfort and convenience. Intercity travel will be by a comfortable charter bus and train travel to Arad and Budapest. From bus and rail we will be able to see many of the sights of historic Romania and Transylvania.
Air transportation is by individual choice. If you need help making air arrangements, please contact our travel agent: Jill Turnquist Camara, Tumlare Corportation at 800-954-6713, ext. 14.
Land arrangements will cost only $2575 with double occupancy ($700 single supplement), and will include:
- Twin-bedded rooms at 3-star hotels that tentatively are as follows: Hotel Moxa in Bucharest, Hotel Traian in Iasi, Hotel Aro Palace in Brasov, Hotel Golden Tulip in Cluj Napoja, Hotel Timisoara in Timisoara, and Hotel Novotel Centrum in Budapest (Hungary);
- Group travel by high comfort charter bus and first class passage on Romanian Railways;
- Breakfast on each day of travel, and a total of ten dinners;
- All excursions aboard chartered vehicles.
If you choose to arrive before the trip in Bucharest, you may stay at the Hotel Moxa on May 11, 12 or 13, for an additional $99 per day (per person double occupancy; $114 single occupancy). If you stay in Budapest after the trip on either May 27, 28 or 29, you may stay in the Hotel Novotel Centrum for an additional $135 per day (per person double occupancy; $154 single occupancy). Please note this on the order form (PDF below) when sending in your reservation.
Full payment must be received by March 1, 2010. $500 deposit must be received by February 2, 2010.
Checks or money orders only; no cash please. Make payable to: Electric Railroaders’ Association, Inc. Mail payments to: P.O. Box 3323, New York, N.Y. 10163-3323. For questions call 917-714-7087 or use our Contact Us page.