2 independent reviews for Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania

Reviews for Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania

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review 19 Oct 2011

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

All of it!! Romania is an amazing and beautiful country.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you have a great camera with lots of spare batteries. Also, be prepared to just go with the flow- Romania isnít a rich country but the people are wonderful and so anxious to share with you- appreciate that they are doing the best with what they have and be open to new experiences. Also- be prepared for the driving- Romanian drivers are crazy!!!!

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

I made sure to spend my money with local merchants and sellers- my guide was very good helping me to identify the genuine Romanian made goods and the Romanian sellers and he made sure I was looked after. I like to think that my money went to the local people, I also hope that by telling everyone how amazing the holiday was, I might encourage others to go and see this incredible part of the world!

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

Absolutely amazing. The company who ran the tour were incredible- friendly, helpful, they bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed. My guide had incredible knowledge and was so friendly and helpful- as a single woman travelling alone, I always felt safe and cared for. I could not recommend this more highly! Thank you!

review 4 Sep 2008

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

I enjoyed all of it, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival, but also for the very special accommodation at Casa cu Cerb. Sibiu is a splendid town, and again we seemed to be lucky, as we arrived in the middle of another festival. We enjoyed it so much that we gave up the rest of our trip (well, it was just the transfer to Bucharest, but still, a nice drive) to stay there for a few more hours.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take sickness medicine with you. Three people out of 5 in my group ended up with stomach problems. Also, if you suffer from car sickness take something for that as the roads are 'interesting' to put it mildly. And make sure the bus has air conditioning.

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

I think the holiday did benefit local people. We went to unusual places and met unusual people, definitely out of the beaten track and as far as I can tell the people we met chose to be in this business and were quite happy to meet us. I trust responsible travel to do something about the impact on the environment. Minimising the impact though means not travelling at all and that's not a choice I want to make.

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

It was excellent.

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