Romania Heritage Journeys

Adoption Travel






Romanian Ties- Our Flagship Program

July 23 – August 3, 2016

Private or Semi-Private Travel





  • Offers a comprehensive, meaningful, fun itinerary where all activities are optional so you can do the things important to YOUR family.
  • Is staffed by:
    • A Ties group leader, who creates community, builds bridges and deals with details. This enables you to focus on your family and the profound meaning of the journey.
    • An adoption professional / specialist who is available to support your family as you discover the message of the journey, prepare to connect with significant people and places important to your family, and weave the experiences into your life story.
    • An English-speaking Romanian guide who will share lifestyle, customs, humor and warmth.
  • Includes our signature “Connect & Chat” for kids and “Talk Times” for parents, both of which are optional. These informal gatherings give you a chance to reflect on the journey as the journey unfolds.
  • Gives you opportunities to visit people and places important to your family, in a supportive environment.
  • Prepares your family logistically and emotionally for the journey.
  • Invites your participation in Project Kindness—Romania.


Romanian Ties Itinerary

  • Arrive in Bucharest, where Ties staff will meet you and provide transportation to the hotel. Romanian Ties families stay in moderate, clean hotels, where after a day out experiencing many new tastes, smells, sights and sounds, families can relax.
  • Gather for an orientation meeting, a chance to connect with the other families, and discuss the journey ahead.
  • Tour Bucharest where you will visit the Palace of the Parliament, explore the Old City otherwise known as Lipscani District, eat scrumptious Romanian cuisine, and yes, shop.
  • Hear about Count Dracula (based on the “real” Prince Vlad Tepes), Transylvania’s famous fictional character, visit his Bran Castle, as well as have a visit to the area’s most fairytale-like castle, Peles Castle.
  • Hike in the Carpathian Mountains at Poiana Braşov, a popular ski resort, and interact with shopkeepers in Braşov’s central square.
  • Travel to Sighişoara, a perfectly preserved medieval town, and dine at The Dracula House Restaurant (the building were it is said Vlad Tepes, the character Dracula was based on, was born).
  • In Sibiu, named a European Capital of Culture in 2007, witness the diversity of an area where the Saxons and Hungarians settled and melded their traditions.
  • Immerse yourself in the rural charm of Sibiel where you’ll learn how glass icons are painted, witness daily life up close, and enjoy dinner in a family home.
  • Re-connect with people and places important to your family and at the “Centerpiece of your Adoption Homeland Journey.” The Ties Program is happy to try to locate these individuals and will arrange for translators, if needed.

Beautiful Romania

Relax. Savor. Reflect.


While we believe strongly in the support a group provides, we know there are times when individual family travel is a better fit. We are happy to work with individual families or small groups of families. Please email us your request.

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