Ice Hotel Experience Balea Lake, Brasov, Romania

Ice Hotel Experience

Balea Lake, Brasov, Romania

Hiking
5 days
Easy
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For groups, Teambuilding, Individuals, Couple
2019

Thu, Dec 26

Mon, Dec 30

€671

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Overview

  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime stay in the ice hotel 
  • Discover the beautiful medieval town of Brasov
  • Travel through the Fagaras Mountains to the cable car which will transport you up to Balea Lake and the Ice Hotel
  • This experience is suitable for all ages and tastes from the young to the young at heart


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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival
  • Arrival in Bucharest followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the Lipscani district where you will be greeted with a coffee or glass of wine, before you head out into the old town to explore and discover the plethora of restaurants and bars
Day 2Brasov
  • Morning transfer to Transylvania via Sinaia with a visit to the magnificent Peles Castle before heading on to the medieval town of Brasov just in time for lunch.
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Brasov’s charming old town
Day 3 Fagaras Mountains& Ice Hotel
  • Travel through the Fagaras Mountains to the cable car which will transport you up to Balea Lake and the Ice Hotel.
  • Enjoy the afternoon on the mountain with a range of snow-based activities including the unmissable Tunnel Trek (not included) before getting ready for your big night in the Ice Hotel, which kicks off with the Ice Hotel Dining Experience and drinks at the Sub Zero Ice Bar (not included)
Day 4Bran Castle
  • Head back through Transylvania stopping for a visit at Bran Castle, known to many as Dracula’s Castle before travelling back to Bucharest for the final night
Day 5End of the trip

Transfer back to the airport in time for the flight home

Price includes

Transfers

Airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers

Accommodation
  • 2 nights boutique B&B accommodation in Bucharest
  • 1 night boutique B&B accommodation in Brasov
  • one night at the Balea Lake Hotel of Ice with breakfast
Activities
  • visit, entry and tour of Peles Castle in Sinaia
  • visit and entry to Bran (aka. Dracula’s) Castle
Other
  • VIP cable car passes
  • the services of a bi-lingual guide
  • the Ice Hotel Experience booklet
  • welcome drink

The Ice Hotel Experience

The Winter Wonderland Landscape: No other ice hotel can offer you the magical experience that comes from being nestled between gorgeous mountainous peaks. While other ice hotels are commonly found next to woodland or long stretches of monotonous landscape, Romania’s Ice Hotel is located over 2000m above sea level up in the Fagaras Mountains and overlooks breath-taking alpine valleys. In the winter, it is only accessible by cable car, making it incredibly remote and exclusive.

The World’s Only Ice Restaurant: Home to the only Ice Restaurant in the world, the Ice Hotel Dining Experience is one of our best and brightest highlights. Diners are treated to a delicious four-course dinner with starters and dessert served on plates of ice and complimentary cocktails at the Sub Zero Ice Bar to boot. It is pure magic.

The Snow Suites & Igloos: One of our favorite things about the Ice Hotel is exploring the wonderful ice rooms and interiors of the igloos. Redesigned each winter, every single room is individual and boasts unique snow sculptures and magical mood lighting that fits in with the overall theme of the hotel. You can even spend the night in your very own private igloo.

The Ice Church: Just a stone’s throw away from the main Ice Hotel is the magical Ice Church, which plays host to white weddings, christenings, and renewal of vows. From the altar and the pews to the collection box and even the organ, every sculpture in the Ice Church is made from ice with stunning intricate details and carvings. It really is something special. If you’re after your very own fairy tale wedding, do get in touch.


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Balea Lake and the Ice Hotel

  • Perched high up in Transylvania’s Fagaras Mountains at an altitude of 2,034 meters, the glacial Balea Lake is a stunning location that will take your breath away with its changing facades throughout the year.
  • As winter arrives and temperatures in the mountains begin to plummet, the lake gradually freezes over and its calm emerald waters are transformed into thick ice. Huge blocks of the icy lake are then cut and dragged to the location of the Ice Hotel where the construction process begins. In a matter of weeks, part of the frozen Balea Lake is transformed into a beautiful and uniquely designed hotel of ice with its very own Ice Church, Ice Restaurant and Sub Zero Ice Bar.
  • A stay at the Ice Hotel is truly a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity. The experience begins in style as you are transported up through the misty, snow covered mountain peaks by cable car; a trip that affords incredible panoramas of the surrounding alpine area studded with rich coniferous forests. Once you’re up on the mountain there is a range of snow-based activities to get involved with and the Sub Zero Ice Bar is always open for a very cool beverage served in customary ice glasses.
  • Aside from a range of snow-based activities to get involved with, the main highlight of your stay is sure to be The Ice Hotel Dining Experience at the world’s first and only Ice Restaurant. The fairytale evening meal is set within the Ice Hotel itself with two of four courses served on plates of ice at your very own frozen table and fur-lined thrones of ice.
  • Although temperatures in the Ice Hotel typically waiver between -2 and +2 degrees, guests find themselves enjoying a surprisingly cosy night’s sleep, particularly those who have indulged in a nightcap before bedtime. Ice beds are covered with insulating reindeer fur then topped with mattresses for extra comfort. Bedding, further furs, and specialist sleeping bags are all provided and bathroom facilities are located nearby.
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The Group

  • 2 – 18 people
  • During peak periods like the festive season, numbers may increase to a maximum of 20.
  • Please note that the trip may not be suitable for very young children given journey times of longer than an hour, cold weather, and possible disturbance to others travelling in the group. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we can always tailor something specific to your needs.
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The Season

  • December: The festive season offers a truly magical experience up at the Ice Hotel, with Christmas and New Year celebrations in full swing. The New Year’s Eve party at the Ice Hotel is particularly special complete with fireworks and bubbles when the clock strikes 12. You’ll also be the very first visitors to sleep in the ice-suites and eat at the Ice Restaurant at Christmas.
  • January: January is a great time to visit the Ice Hotel because the vast majority of the structures will have been built and all the ice sculptures and decorations are brand new and polished.
  • February: This is the prime time to visit the Ice Hotel. The Ice Church and Igloos will almost certainly have been completely constructed and the weather is usually sunny and crisp. February also plays host to Valentine’s Day on the 14th which is celebrated in style at the Ice Hotel. Romance on ice, if you will.
  • March: March affords visitors to the Ice Hotel almost guaranteed blue skies and sunshine. There’s still lots of snow but you get the best of both worlds. In fact, it’s not unusual to find yourself enjoying a coffee outside in a Transylvanian town’s café with the sun beating down with surprising strength onto both your face and the snow-covered streets.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival
  • Arrival in Bucharest followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the Lipscani district where you will be greeted with a coffee or glass of wine, before you head out into the old town to explore and discover the plethora of restaurants and bars
Day 2Brasov
  • Morning transfer to Transylvania via Sinaia with a visit to the magnificent Peles Castle before heading on to the medieval town of Brasov just in time for lunch.
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Brasov’s charming old town
Day 3 Fagaras Mountains& Ice Hotel
  • Travel through the Fagaras Mountains to the cable car which will transport you up to Balea Lake and the Ice Hotel.
  • Enjoy the afternoon on the mountain with a range of snow-based activities including the unmissable Tunnel Trek (not included) before getting ready for your big night in the Ice Hotel, which kicks off with the Ice Hotel Dining Experience and drinks at the Sub Zero Ice Bar (not included)
Day 4Bran Castle
  • Head back through Transylvania stopping for a visit at Bran Castle, known to many as Dracula’s Castle before travelling back to Bucharest for the final night
Day 5End of the trip

Transfer back to the airport in time for the flight home

Price includes

Transfers

Airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers

Accommodation
  • 2 nights boutique B&B accommodation in Bucharest
  • 1 night boutique B&B accommodation in Brasov
  • one night at the Balea Lake Hotel of Ice with breakfast
Activities
  • visit, entry and tour of Peles Castle in Sinaia
  • visit and entry to Bran (aka. Dracula’s) Castle
Other
  • VIP cable car passes
  • the services of a bi-lingual guide
  • the Ice Hotel Experience booklet
  • welcome drink

The Ice Hotel Experience

The Winter Wonderland Landscape: No other ice hotel can offer you the magical experience that comes from being nestled between gorgeous mountainous peaks. While other ice hotels are commonly found next to woodland or long stretches of monotonous landscape, Romania’s Ice Hotel is located over 2000m above sea level up in the Fagaras Mountains and overlooks breath-taking alpine valleys. In the winter, it is only accessible by cable car, making it incredibly remote and exclusive.

The World’s Only Ice Restaurant: Home to the only Ice Restaurant in the world, the Ice Hotel Dining Experience is one of our best and brightest highlights. Diners are treated to a delicious four-course dinner with starters and dessert served on plates of ice and complimentary cocktails at the Sub Zero Ice Bar to boot. It is pure magic.

The Snow Suites & Igloos: One of our favorite things about the Ice Hotel is exploring the wonderful ice rooms and interiors of the igloos. Redesigned each winter, every single room is individual and boasts unique snow sculptures and magical mood lighting that fits in with the overall theme of the hotel. You can even spend the night in your very own private igloo.

The Ice Church: Just a stone’s throw away from the main Ice Hotel is the magical Ice Church, which plays host to white weddings, christenings, and renewal of vows. From the altar and the pews to the collection box and even the organ, every sculpture in the Ice Church is made from ice with stunning intricate details and carvings. It really is something special. If you’re after your very own fairy tale wedding, do get in touch.


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Balea Lake and the Ice Hotel

  • Perched high up in Transylvania’s Fagaras Mountains at an altitude of 2,034 meters, the glacial Balea Lake is a stunning location that will take your breath away with its changing facades throughout the year.
  • As winter arrives and temperatures in the mountains begin to plummet, the lake gradually freezes over and its calm emerald waters are transformed into thick ice. Huge blocks of the icy lake are then cut and dragged to the location of the Ice Hotel where the construction process begins. In a matter of weeks, part of the frozen Balea Lake is transformed into a beautiful and uniquely designed hotel of ice with its very own Ice Church, Ice Restaurant and Sub Zero Ice Bar.
  • A stay at the Ice Hotel is truly a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity. The experience begins in style as you are transported up through the misty, snow covered mountain peaks by cable car; a trip that affords incredible panoramas of the surrounding alpine area studded with rich coniferous forests. Once you’re up on the mountain there is a range of snow-based activities to get involved with and the Sub Zero Ice Bar is always open for a very cool beverage served in customary ice glasses.
  • Aside from a range of snow-based activities to get involved with, the main highlight of your stay is sure to be The Ice Hotel Dining Experience at the world’s first and only Ice Restaurant. The fairytale evening meal is set within the Ice Hotel itself with two of four courses served on plates of ice at your very own frozen table and fur-lined thrones of ice.
  • Although temperatures in the Ice Hotel typically waiver between -2 and +2 degrees, guests find themselves enjoying a surprisingly cosy night’s sleep, particularly those who have indulged in a nightcap before bedtime. Ice beds are covered with insulating reindeer fur then topped with mattresses for extra comfort. Bedding, further furs, and specialist sleeping bags are all provided and bathroom facilities are located nearby.
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Map

The Group

  • 2 – 18 people
  • During peak periods like the festive season, numbers may increase to a maximum of 20.
  • Please note that the trip may not be suitable for very young children given journey times of longer than an hour, cold weather, and possible disturbance to others travelling in the group. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we can always tailor something specific to your needs.
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The Season

  • December: The festive season offers a truly magical experience up at the Ice Hotel, with Christmas and New Year celebrations in full swing. The New Year’s Eve party at the Ice Hotel is particularly special complete with fireworks and bubbles when the clock strikes 12. You’ll also be the very first visitors to sleep in the ice-suites and eat at the Ice Restaurant at Christmas.
  • January: January is a great time to visit the Ice Hotel because the vast majority of the structures will have been built and all the ice sculptures and decorations are brand new and polished.
  • February: This is the prime time to visit the Ice Hotel. The Ice Church and Igloos will almost certainly have been completely constructed and the weather is usually sunny and crisp. February also plays host to Valentine’s Day on the 14th which is celebrated in style at the Ice Hotel. Romance on ice, if you will.
  • March: March affords visitors to the Ice Hotel almost guaranteed blue skies and sunshine. There’s still lots of snow but you get the best of both worlds. In fact, it’s not unusual to find yourself enjoying a coffee outside in a Transylvanian town’s café with the sun beating down with surprising strength onto both your face and the snow-covered streets.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

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2019

Thu, Dec 26

Mon, Dec 30

€671

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