- Rommel and H
An excellent guide for an unforgettable tour! Chris was very knowledgeable and patient throughout the trip. He’s also passionate about many of the stops which is contagious. He made us feel like we’re in good hands from the beginning. The trip was beautiful and we highly recommend it. It is the perfect mix of scenery and history.
A great thank you to our amazing guide Teodor who was our local tour guide on our fantastic day trip through Transylvania and three castles! The trip is very well worth both the cost and the effort. Would highly recommend this trip!
Very informative, engaging and fun! Stefan was very well informed and he gave us a very informative insight into the history and culture of Romania..he never hurried us through the trip and also extended it for us quite a bit! He ended the tour by reserving us a place at Caru cu bere at a nice little spot..I have also booked the Transylvanian tour via him and I think it would be excellent as well!
Beautiful and unique tour! I had a lovley day out with my guide visiting the old monasteriesand palaces. My guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable about Vlad the Impailer's life and the tour was very special. Great final day to my Romanian adventure! The tour company was so lovley they even dropped me off at the airport after my tour. Thank you very much for thus wonderful experiance!
After being presented different offers in the hotel we decided to book with this company at the recommendation of our receptionist Alex. We were picked up in a brand new minivan and together with 4 others we left for our Transylvania adventure. Soon we realized that we are in for a treat. Our guide Teo was amazing, took great care of us and got us in all the castles where he guided just the 6 of us. We had our own pace and we were never in a hurry. Every detail was checked to perfection and after returning to our hotel, all we can say is Thank you Eastern European Experience. You made this day trip wonderful. We will recommend this tour anytime.
Although still travelling and can't (due to time) put into how much this trip was enjoyed by all members of our party!.... Chris was an exceptional host, from sharing stories straight from his heart about growing up in Romania, to all sorts of interesting and informative commentary!... we asked to take some lunch in a local restaurant to experience the food that Romanians eat, and we sure were pleased! (ps Romanian Rose wine is amazing!). I without a doubt recommend a day or longer with Chris and the Eastern European Experience company! Thank you Chris!
What a great tour! Alex knew all about the country's history and up through modern times. He answered all my questions and spoke at length about so many other interesting topics! The time in the car wasn't bad at all. Highly recommend this company and especially the guide, Alex!
Theodor our driver and guide was amazing!! The castles were great. Brasov a beautiful town. Very very happy!!
Day Trip to Dracula's Castle was a beautiful experience !!! Fabulous places! We were picked up at the hotel in Bucharest at perfect time in the morning (7.15) by Mr. Nicu, very kind and nice, he showed us stories and legends of the places we visited. We spent a whole day together and we respected the roadmap and we did not get bored at all. As the first stop, Peles Castle and Pelisor, the first one in November is always closed for maintenance, but it was possible to admire its beauty on the outside and stroll through the gardens. Then we arrived at Bran Castle, we made a small stop in a small but very functional distillery surrounded by absolute greenery. When we arrived at Bran Castle we visited inside, also having the time to buy souvenirs. In the end we arrived at the beautiful Brasov.
Theo was an excellent guide - gave us so much more than expected. Theo was an excellent guide and driver - we enjoyed being the only ones in the car with him. Both Peles and Bran castles were quite different but impressive in their own right. Peles was a beautiful example of a 19thC castle with all its splendour whilst Bran, perched high on craggy rocks, was full of interesting twisting staircases and tales. We enjoyed th history of the place. Unfortunately I had knee problems and couldn't manage Raznov. The old town of Brasnov was pretty, reminding us of Heidelberg - of course there is German history there anyhow. The story of the black church intrigued us which we happily saw in place of Rasnov. Theo took us to lunch in an excellent underground cellar restaurant.
Alexander was a wonderful guide. He's a walking encyclopedia! Great experience. We will recommend to others.
- KatyUnited Kingdom
“Best guided tour I've been on...EVER!!” Our guide was great from start to end. Plenty of time to enjoy each sight and he even took time out to let us capture the best photos. We skipped every queue and even got a little gift at the end. We loved this tour, plenty of variety and time to yourself to explore. Our guide Stephen was AMAZING, and he even booked us a table at his favourite restaurant on the way home.
Chris took us to the marvel of Peles Palace in the pretty ski-ing town of Sinaia. The palace rates as one of the most beautiful sites in Europe I have visited. Then on to Bran Castle, a must-do for all Stoker fans, and after a meal in a local restaurant, off to Brasov which appears as a little slice of Germany in the Romanian countryside. The drive through the Carpathians to Transylvania made up half the pleasure of the tour. Crisp blue skies, glittering snow, snow-covered firs - glorious. Chris was supremely knowledgeable and apart from learning some Romanian history, we obtained many nuggets of information about life in Romania. At the end of the tour, we were left with an insight into this country that impressed and intrigued us. And oh yes! the food and wines are wonderful.
Great day of fun! Loved our guide Florin! We had a great day with more than we bargained for. Lots to see and lots to eat. We especially enjoyed the tram to the top of the mountain great extra! Florin knew all the history and fun facts too. We highly recommend this tour. Thanks again Florin!
As I only had a day and a half in Bucharest I opted for the 7-hour tour to maximise my sightseeing time. I was met at my hotel by Florin, who was very knowledgeable and who spoke excellent English. He drove me around the city, telling me lots about the various sights we were seeing, things I wouldn't necessarily have found in a guide book. The tour included the Palace of the Parliament, the Ceausescu house and the Village Museum (the entrance fees were included.) The beauty of this kind of tour is getting to see parts of Bucharest that would otherwise be passed by, and being able to stop the car and take photos if something takes your fancy. I thought the company has good value for money and I'd definitely recommend it for solo travelers and couples.
- Mara H
We enjoy this tour very much. Because it is private tour we were able to get more out of our tour. Our tour guide Teo were very friendly. His company contacted us at the hotel for pick up time and ease our worry of what to proceed. Teo offered us bottle of water and WIFI hooked up thank you Teo! Teo is very knowledgeble of his country and he imparted his knowledge to us with enthusiasm. Our tour start in the morning to Snagov Monastery and because it is in the morning we have had advantage of peace and quiet and able to enjoy our tour without fighting with crowd of people. Mogosoaia Palace were spectacular with awesome view of surrounding buildings. We definitely recommend this private tour to all. Thank you Eastern European Experience and thank you Teo!!!