4 independent reviews for Romania vacation, Discover Romania

Reviews for Romania vacation, Discover Romania

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review 18 Aug 2017

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

So many, but probably amongst the highest the beautiful panoramic views of rolling hills and valleys in Maramures, staying with local people, marvelling at the painted monasteries, and visiting the Brown bear sanctuary.

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

Be aware of the high temperatures in August, eg. 32 C and the gravel and potholey roads in the more remote areas.

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

In some cases. Particularly the families who opened their homes for Bed and breakfast. Some local crafts at sites of high tourists attractions, and entrance fee to the Bear sanctuary helped to support their work.

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

Excellent. Our tour operator, Laura Vesa, did a wonderful job in designing a trip that suited our needs and interests. She was in regular contact with our guide keeping tabs on our progress and well being. Our guide was superb. A mine of information, adding extras items he thought we'd like, and was great company too.

review 28 May 2017

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

Got plenty of good photos. Probably the most memorable time was falling off a milking stool onto a yard covered in cow sh.t! Good guide who was adaptable to our wants

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

If going in May or earlier take warm clothing for evening & night

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

Hopefully.

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

Good. Romanians are very friendly and the countryside is lovely. 4.5 stars awarded.

Read the operator's response here:

Comments appreciated - in future we will give much clearer indication of possible need for warm clothing in May and we hope that our travelers will encourage others to visit Romania. It was a real pleasure to show them the country.

review 2 Oct 2014

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

For me the painted monastery - Voronet and the Saxon fortified church - Prejmer

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

Yourselves need to make clear the number of meals included, no problem for us as we sorted it out amicably ourselves A little personal research on the areas to be visited will enhance your stay

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

Business is business and I would like to think we contributed to the local ecenomy

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

Really enjoyable and the people we met were most welcoming and the company's owner very helpful

review 10 Aug 2009

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

There were 3 distinct parts to the vacation - first the Saxon Villages & Churches in Transylvania (staying in Viscri was a highlight), then to beautiful Maramures with the wooden Churches (Popica Farm was another memorable place to stay) & finally to Bucovina with its stunning painted monasteries.

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

Thoroughly to be recommended. It was ideal to be driven round by a delightful, English speaking, knowledgeable & intelligent Romanian guide. We greatly enjoyed staying in the guesthouses & meeting local people.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

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

Excellent.

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