4 independent reviews for Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

Reviews for Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

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review 9 Oct 2015

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

The most knowledgeable guide I have ever had the privilege to meet, the stunning natural beauty, and the complete detachment from my day to day city life.

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

Do your research and make it clear in advance if there are any specific things you would like to see. It's not a 5 star hotel, but a quirky, charming and hospitable place. If you have any specific expectations with food or accommodation discuss it with the staff prior to booking.

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

I felt that the guest houses/estates excell in sympathetically bringing visitors to the area, and environmental/cultural education and conservation are a priority.

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

Excellent, and exactly what I was hoping for & I hope to return.

review 29 Oct 2012

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

For me I think the highlight was visting Bran castle, a must for anyone who goes to Transylvania as it was the inspiration for Dracula's castle in the Bram Stoker novel. It was a beautiful building in a wonderful location - and not the least bit scary (which I'm not sure was a pleasant surprise or a diappointment!) Fantastic location and scenery.

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

To definetly contact the Transylvania Tourist Board. They were indespensible in helping me organise my transport from Bucharest to Mikslovar. Giving me details and booking tickets. office@transilvaniatourism.ro

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

I'd like to think it helped the local economy.

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

It was wonderful. I was able to explore the scenery, the history and even meet some of the local people. The small number of people made the tours feel much more personal and the staff were warm and friendly.

review 2 Oct 2011

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

There were several very memorable aspects to my vacations. The walks/hikes and scenery in Romania was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen anything like it before.

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

Go with an open mind. Make sure you book what you want - if you want culture book culture, if you want nature/treks, then make sure you book nature/treks - make it very clear.

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

Yes, local people worked at the estate and did all of the food and tours. So absolutely.

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

My vacation was very good. The accommodation was average but still nice and clean. The food was really good and I was never hungry. There was plenty of wine on an evening and I spent virtually nothing. The scenery was stunning and the wild life even more stunning.

review 17 Oct 2010

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

Seeing so much wildlife - we saw loads of different woodpeckers, a shrike, a muskrat, wild boar, bear tracks (and bear poo), bats and a great many flowers and plants.

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

Learn a bit of Hungarian before you go (lonely planet phrase book was good). Get the train from Bucharest to Brasov as this was a fun experience - slow enough to get a good feel for the landscape . Wizzair was much better for service and reliability than Blueair if flying from the UK. The food for vegetarians was good.

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

Yes as the guesthouses employ many local people pretty much all year round. All staff live locally. Measures like the efficient woodburning boiler and solar water heater minimised impact on the environment. The business raised awareness of local culture and wildlife.

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

This vacation was fabulous - it was extremely relaxing being so far from civilisation. It was possible to walk all day and see hardly anybody. The food was excellent (huge quantities) and so was the local wine, beer and brandy (also plentiful!) Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed all the animals - seeing the cows return to the village, rides on the horse and cart and the rare breed chickens.

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