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About us

Founded in 1996, Karpaten Turism is one of the leading providers of travel services in Romania and the Balkans, having served more than one million tourists from all over the world.

There are currently 4 companies belonging to the Karpaten Group: 

Karpaten Turism – leading tour operator for incoming services 

Karpaten Hotels – owns & operates 2 hotels in Romania and is developing 4 new projects 

Karpaten Logistics – owns and operates a large fleet of modern buses,minivans,cars and vessels 

Karpaten Outgoing – touroperator specialized in outgoing travel services with steady market grow

Karpaten Turism Facts

- 24 years on the Romanian market 

- more than 200 employees 

- 78% markets harein cruise services 

- 43% markets harein the groups round trips from the EU source market

The main markets source are: Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Franceand USA. 

In 2016, 2018 and 2019, Karpaten Turism won the prize for The Best Tour Operator for Incoming in Romania.

Karpaten Service Round Trips

We cover all regions of Romania, as well as neighboring countries such as: Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova & Balkans.

We offer a wide variety of integrated travel services: 

• Cultural and historical tours 

• Adventure & active tours 

• Wellness & SPA 

• Beach holidays 

• Corporate & MICE 

• Wine & gastronomic tours 

• Ecumenical journeys 

• Hiking & trekking tours

Karpaten Cruise Services

We offer a full range of ground handling services for many of the world’s leading river cruise lines.

Our dedicated cruise team handles land services all year round. We operate in all Romanian cruise ports, both on the Danube river and on the Black Sea. 

We provide the world’s leading cruise lines with the widest choice of onshore tours, handling services and before & after cruise programs.

Karpaten Logistics

Karpaten Logistics division has been established with the main purpose to offer better quality services. Therefore we have developed our own transportation fleet of: 

- 12 Mercedes Tourismo coaches 

- 3 Mercedes Sprinter minibuses 

- 17 vans/transfer cars 

- 17 boats&ships in the Danube Delta 

Our own fleet of river boat trips consists of: 

- 1 large tour boat – 120 pax. 

- 2 excursion boats – 50 pax. 

- 14 fast boats – 12 pax.

Karpaten Hotels

Karpaten Turism owns and manages 2 hotels in Romania, Hotel Piemonte 4* and Casa Bazna 3*.

Hotel Piemonte 4* - 60 rooms, located in a very popular ski resort, 150 km north of Bucharest. 

Casa Bazna 3*- 60 rooms, located in the heart of Transylvania in a traditional saxon village in Transylvania. 

Four new projects are in development: 

- 2020 – 4* Boutique -Hotel in Sibiu – 28 rooms 

- 2021 – 4* Hotel in Sibiu - 69 rooms 

- 2022 – 4* Boutique – Hotel in Bistrița - 40 rooms 

- 2023 – 4* Hotel in Bucharest – 60 rooms

Karpaten Guide Academy

We pride ourselves with professional and experienced guides that speak fluently several foreign languages and have strong knowledge of history and geography. 

We are recognized throughout the industry also for our Karpaten Turism Academy, an accredited school that trains and certificates tourguides.

Each year our academy trains around 60 new guides that we use successfully in all our tours.