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6 / 5 / 2009
Beyond the Forest - Discover Transylvania
Beyond the Lake - Discover the English Lake District
Beyond the Summit - Discover the real Austria
Beyond the Beach - discover Bulgaria's best secrets
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provides everything you need to plan your holiday - unbiased travel information based on extensive, personal travel and an unparallelled network of local specialists.

Welcome to beyondtheforest.com,
Your website for uncovering Europe's best kept secrets,
Please check the sections below for the relevant travel information service:
Beyond the Forest (Romania), Beyond the Beach (Bulgaria), Beyond the Summit (Austria)
and, Beyond the Lake (Cumbria)

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We hope you enjoy browsing our new "Beyond the Forest" website, which contains unbiased travel information and a wide selection of holiday ideas for anybody planning to visit Romania, Cumbria - the English Lake Districtor, and some of the less well known regions of Bulgaria orAustria. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

Beyond the Forest was originally conceived as a specialist travel service toTransylvania in 1999. However, we have recently upgraded the website to provide independent information to assist anybody wishing to visit Romania, wheher for leisure purposes, or for business. We can count on almost 25 years of personal travel experience in Romania, plus a fabulous network of friends and colleagues who are passionate about this fascinating region, or are specialists in particular fields such as nature, heritage or the arts. The website has designed to provide the best of Romania at your fingertips with sections about different regions, attractions, getting there and getting about, where to stay, special interests and useful links to a host of other useful websites. All recommendations are based on personal experience so feedback is always much appreciated to ensure information is always uptodate. All recommended services such as accommodation are reviewed regularly. New hotels may be added while others may be removed if they fail to continue to meet the standards that are expected by the discerning traveller.

We feel it is very important to be open and honest when it comes to describing services to you what you might experience from visiting the country. For example, we will never guarantee that you will see wolves or bears (though we will suggest everything to maximise your chances), nor will we tell you that Bran Castle is "Dracula's Castle" - it is certainly the archetypal Transylvanian fortress but any connection is tentative to say the least!

Beyond the Forest is devoted to offering you a taste of the 'real' Romania on a personal level. The website caters for many interests and most holiday ideas that we recommend support sustainable tourism, and encourage conservation of the environment, and the preservation of Romania's unique rural and cultural heritage. Look out for out for our 'Holidays with a Heart' logo.

Our sections on Austria, Bulgaria and Cumbria follow a similar format. WithAustria we have focussed on some of the beautiful regions that are often overlooked, especially by UK travellers. For example the beautiful Danube valley with its wine, haute cuisine, culture and legends, which are rarely experienced any closer than from a passing cruise ship. Or the wilderness of the Steiermark, the so-called 'Green Heart of Austria'. This is a country we have been exploring on a personal level for over thirty years. You will not find the Black Sea resorts or Golden Sands or Sunny Beach in our Bulgaria section. Rather we show you the other side of this beautiful country - the cultural centres, the history and the wilderness of the Rhodope and Rila Mountains. As for the Lake District - home, sweet home. We might even let you in on a few secrets here too ... for example where to avoid the crowds on a Bank Holiday weekend ... much easier than you might expect!

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Beyond the Forest - a comprehensive travel service for Romania: Flights, Holidays, Tours, Quality Accommodation including Historic Hotels, Villas, and Breakfast Pensions, Farm Holidays, Rural Tourism, Ecoturism activities in the Carpathians, Rail Tickets, Transfers, Professional guides throughout Romania, Adventure Holidays, Cultural Holidays, special themes including Wildlife, Dracula (History, Legends and Myths), Halloween Dracula Tours, inclusive responsible holidays in Transylvania includng fixed packages at Miclosoara, Cisnadioara, Sibiu and in the Maramures region at Botiza. We offer tailormade holidays throughout Romania including the following towns and citiesBucharest, Timisoara, Brasov, Cluj, Sibiu, Iasi, Bistrita, Suceava, Arad, Oradea, and Constanta. We also specialise in tourism to the fllowing regions: Maramures, Bucovina, Bistrita-Nasaud, Saxon Transylvania, Apuseni Mountains, Retezat Mountains, the Banat and the Danube Delta.

Beyond the Summit is a specialist travel service concentrating on central and Eastern Austria. We offer quality accommodation from historic hotels and palaces to simple bed and breakfast pensions in the Wachau Nibelungengau region of the Danube Valley (Melk, Krems, Spitz, Durnstein, Weissenkirchen) and the Steirische Eisenstrasse (Styrian Iron Road) including the Erzberg area with the towns of Vordernberg, Eisenerz, Radmer and Hieflau. We also specialise in other parts of Steiermark including Graz, Ennstal and Murtal/ Grebenzen, the Salzkammergut Lake District (Hallstatt, Traunkirchen, Ebensee, Bad Aussee, Grundlsee, Gmunden) and the Neusiedlersee region of eastern Austria (Eisenstadt, Rust, Neusiedl). Relaxing autumn breaks beside the Danube: explore the castles and vineyards by mountain bike, take a river cruise or spend a romantic evening in a traditional wine tavern or high class restaurant.

Beyond the Beach: specialist travel service focussing on tailormade travel to the Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains, the towns of Veliko Turnovo. Melnik, Plovdiv, Ruse and Sofia and attractions such Rila and Bachkovo Monasteries, Heritage Towns a`nd villas on the Black Sea Coast (Balchik and Sozopol). We also offer a range of flights to Bulgaria and our Festival of Roses Tour to the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria.