2 independent reviews for Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta

Reviews for Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta

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review 26 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The fabulous Byzantine painted monasteries of Bukovina, medieval Saxon city centres of Sibui,and Sighisoara and the UNESCO listed village of Viscri were wonderful and the outdoor museum of vernacular architecture in Bucharest is also well worth seeing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be aware that on some days many hours are spent traveling. Bran Castle is the most over rated destination resembling something out of Disney - Vlad Dracula never went near the place but thousands of people are bussed out on the 12 hour round trip from Bucharest daily.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

There were some economic benefits to local people

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good - Nick was an excellent guide, diplomatic, knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. He was proud of his country and did everything he could to help a group of people with different objectives to achieve the best outcome.

review 9 Oct 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Discovering the countryside of Romania. We travelled with a very knowledgeable guide who loved his country and had a great wealth of knowledge. As we did mostly homestays we felt we had a real insight into the country. Very memorable was picking enormous mushrooms from the fields and our guide cooking them for us that evening.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

There is a lot of traveling but it is worth it. Expect to have great experiences, good food, excellent wine, heaps of history and great scenery and architecture.Try to make it to the Black Sea coast, which we did. As there were only 2 of us we were able to tweak the itinerary to some extent. Ask for Andrei Nutu as the guide as we cannot praise him highly enough.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It certainly benefited local people as we stayed with a lot of them. We ate in local homes or at local restaurants and bought picnics from the local markets. We used water from the taps or springs. We ate locally produced fish meat and veg. Several places here we stayed were involved in local conservation projects, archaeology or historical preservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant. We have travelled a lot but this was amongst the most enjoyable and interesting.

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