7 independent reviews for Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

Reviews for Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

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review 6 Jan 2019

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

I think all the activities were exciting and memorable but the most memorable must be staying at the Prince Hunter Hotel in Turda. It was a quirky hotel that certainly put us in a “Dracula” mood. We had a lovely week discovering Transylvania and skiing in the Carpathean mountains. I was pleasantly surprised about how beautiful Romania is. We really enjoyed the salt mines in Turda as we had never visited a place like it and “travelled” more than a hundred meters underground. Sighisoara was also a favourite place as well as Bran castle and Snagov. We loved to party with the Locals for New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. It was a lot of fun!

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

Be prepared for very cold weather! Also there is a little bit of traveling involved so transfers can be quite long, although totally worth it.

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

Yes, our tour definitely resorted to local people and resources.

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

It surpassed all my expectations! We had a lovely time and we loved Romania.

review 6 Nov 2018

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

We loved the way they handled the whole Dracula experience. We wanted to experience the full history of the real, larger-than-life, person on which Bram Stoker based his fictional antagonist as well as enjoy the Halloween ambiance. Our guide, Stefan, went further explaining other possible legends that may contribute and expand on the vampire myth such as the deadly Stragoi.

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

Keep in mind that if you are used to a 5-star lodging experience, with exceptions, you will not find it here. While there are perfectly acceptable accommodations along the way, there are also those that were less than desirable... Holes in well -used towels, mold in the showers... etc. So be prepared and a bit more accepting. My wife and I are road warriors and it does not bother us as much as others.

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

Regarding conservation initiatives, the hotels emphasized reuse of towels to conserve water. We purchased mostly locally-made items.

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

This was a well thought out vacation experience. With the few exceptions noted, I would recommend it to our friends and family.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Cory. Thank you very much for being our guest. Our guest's satisfaction is always a priority for us. For our tours we use 3* and 4* accommodation, centrally located. Holes in well-used towels, mold in the showers is something that you should not experience during your vacation here. We will send a notification to the hotels involved. Thank you again for spending Halloween in Transylvania!

review 25 Jul 2018

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

Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Dracula hotel

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

Pack light, hardly any of the hotels have lifts and you will be expected to carry your own luggage!

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

Yes

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

Good fun, but tiring

review 25 Jul 2017

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

Sighisoara and Sibiu

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

Have a couple of days in Bucharest at the end. A lot of the hotels don't have lifts, so travel light

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

yes. used local hotels and restaurants

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

wonderful. we thoroughly enjoyed it

review 24 Jul 2017

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

Hard to choose! Romania has beautiful scenery, a very interesting history and some of the friendliest people I've ever come across. As a history fan, climbing the 1480 stairs to Poenari Castle (Vlad the Impaler's actual castle) was the highlight.

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

Pack light as a lot of the hotels don't have an elevator.

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

Yes through tourism

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

Fantastic.

review 6 Nov 2017

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

We visited beautiful churches and palaces. the scenery was spectacular and the locals were wonderful, friendly and honest.

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

Be prepared for the fact that Romania is not as developed as other locations in Western and Southern Europe. I sum it up as a small and not-wealth country that is trying really hard.

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

Yes definitely.

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

An enjoyable and memorable experience.

review 19 Jun 2016

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

Exploring medieval citadels, tracing the old city walls, and climbing all the watch towers one comes across are some of the most enjoyable moments of this vacation.

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

Pack light - most of these charming hotels do not have elevators :)

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

I think the kindness and sincerity of the local people, coupled with Romania's unspoiled natural beauty benefited me!

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

Thoroughly enjoyable and memorable!

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