I couldn’t be more pleased with the Holiday to Romania team and my 7-day private tour of Transylvania. They customized the perfect itinerary for my interests, choosing hotels and restaurants with real local flair — not cookie-cutter international chains. One night, I slept in a centuries-old inn next door to Dracula’s birthplace! My guides, Dan and Alex, were super friendly and highly knowledgeable, they spoke excellent English, and they provided impeccable service — going above and beyond to accommodate my limited mobility during the tour. Since my grandparents were born in Romania, “Genealogy Day” was the highlight for me. Starting with very limited information, HTR was able to find and introduce me to relatives I never knew I had — even arranging a homemade lunch in a house on the exact street my grandmother lived on 100 years ago! Romania is a beautiful, fascinating and friendly country, and Holiday to Romania is the best way to experience it.
We had a remarkable time in Maramures. Dan is an easygoing and charming guide who gave us a deep insight into Romanian culture in just few days. He has big knowledge and is happy to share it with you. We will definately come back to book one of his other tours to get to know romania better. highly recommended!
Adrian was a fabulous guide, who contacted us in advance. He was able to be our guide in Peles Castle which was very much a family castle as opposed to Bran Castle. We visited on Halloween, when the castle was completely decorated which amazed our guide!! Again Adrian was really knowledgeable. Fantastic little restaurant in Bran Castle grounds, with awesome soup. Brasov was an interesting little town- Adrian took us to a lovely local restaurant he knew where we shared local food. Excellent driver and attentive to our needs
My sister & I knew not what to expect, & were not only pleased, but thrilled by the informational scope & interest of the tour. Our tour was a long one, encompassing Bran Castle, Targoviste Royal Court, & Snagov Monastery. Though it was around 11 hours altogether, the sites were full of historical interest & beautiful art & architecture, & our guide, Dan, was phenomenal. He was full of energy & information, & he filled us in on many interesting tidbits. History, anecdotes, facts, & cultural practices were all topics of discussion, & he was so knowledgable that we were unable to stump him with our questions! If touring in Romania, this is the service to use!
From the initial contact, through booking a private tour and the itinerary, Holiday to Romania was quick, efficient, friendly and gave good advice.
During the tour Dan was very responsive to our requests and went out of his way to organise some wine tasting and to spend time with a gypsy family. I can highly recommend this company for seeing the best that Romania has to offer.
Highly recommend this tour. We had a great day out with Dan. He was very knowledgable, professional
and made the entire day enjoyable. He provided private tours of each castle, no need to wait in lines
and the whole process of organising and booking the tour went very smoothly.
Holiday to Romania organized our trip to Romania. They provided a wonderful tour guide named Alex and a very spacious van for our 11 day tour. During our trip we visited beautiful Gothic Fortified Churches, Medieval Castles, Traditional Villages, The People Parliament, museums, the countryside, and much more. Everyday we visited at least three sights. Every sight had something interesting or beautiful to see. Holiday to Romania’s program to travel the country is perfect. You are able to experience the country because you see so much. Yet, at the end you are left with the feeling of wanting to see more. My husband who booked the tour was in continuous contact with Dan. He was always very accessible and keen to making sure that we were happy. His choice of accommodations were great because we were able to stay in very nice hotels, and with Romanian run lodging homes. In these homes we were able to interact with the family and eat homemade Romanian meals. Both Dan and our guide speak English perfectly. Alex’s personality is great. He never said, no. I have 2,000 pictures in Romania almost all taken by Alex. Plus, another 1,000 he took on my husbands Iphone. A very safe driver. Just an around nice person. I am glad Dan chose Alex as our guide because he made us feel like family.
If you are looking for quality service, a comprehensive and diverse tour, and a beautiful country with history, architecture, art, mountains, a beautiful countryside, great food and another secret – great wine…you must visit Romania and put Holiday to Romania to organize it. Thank you Holiday to Romania for an unforgettable vacation!
My husband and I have traveled quite extensively and have therefore had many experiences with guides and traveling on our own. We are not fans of large tours and wanted a relaxing vacation without having to do much planning on our own. We reached out to Dan and from the initial contact with him, we were very impressed and that sentiment was carried throughout our tour. Dan took our desired highlights and propose us a 12 day tour through Romania. He responded immediately to our emails, even with a 9 hour time difference. His communications were always thorough and helpful as we prepared for our trip. He also sent information to help us at the airport when we arrived. There was nothing left for us to think about as he prepared us extremely well. During the tour, Dan’s first concern was that we were having a good time. He went above and beyond expectations, was extremely accommodating, and happy to take any requests we had on the trip. I always felt safe whether it be with him behind the wheel or suggesting the best dish at a restaurant. He never steered us wrong ;). We highly recommend both visiting Romania AND booking with Dan from Holiday to Romania!
This was an excellent trip organised by Dan of Holiday to Romania. We were driven in an air conditioned car with a lovely English speaking guide. The accommodation was good and often historic building. We had meals with locals and visited many Saxon fortified churches, the wooden churches and painted monasteries and many other castles and places of interest. Nothing was too much trouble for Dan. We are in our seventies and were extremely well looked after.
We spent a week in Romania just before Christmas. We knew very little about this country but it fit into our travel plans nicely and we were hoping to see some snow at that time of the year.
I made contact with Dan and he patiently helped us put an itinerary together and organised it all.
As we arrived after a long haul flight into Bucharest we spent a day there before meeting up with him. He picked us up at the hotel and what we learned on the short drive out of Bucharest in his company, was more then we had found out the previous day which we spent wondering around on our own.
Dan’s knowledge about his home country is amazing and he will answer all questions in great detail without being boring. We traveled with our 16 year old son in tow and I often saw him and Dan engaged in some discussion. Therefore, I can recommend Dan as a guide for any traveler, families included.
We had a wonderful visit to Romania. Alex was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guided. I would recommend anyone traveling to Romania in general to get in touch with Holiday to Romania.
My mom wanted to see the country of her birth before it became too difficult for her to travel. We made it into a family trip for 7 of us and had a great time. Dan, the driver and guide was very patient with my wheelchair bound mom and the rest of us. We were provided a very detailed 1st class general tour of Romania hitting all the major sites with plenty of time to enjoy them. There was a lot of driving in a comfortable minivan but every destination was deserving. Accommodations were charming, traditional, and in great locations. The food was outstanding at the recommended restaurants. We will come again and use this company for other travels in Romania.
We just returned from a ten day trip covering parts of Transylvania, Moldova and Walachia.
Romania has a large variety of enchanting sites and places. Fantastic scenery, lovely old towns, rural and city delights and, of course, castles.. Our plans were made with Holiday to Romania and everything from A to Z worked out beautifully. Our guide, Daniel, was the best ever. Knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and excellent driver. Dan, the managing partner of the Travel Agency, laid out the trip so we would see as much as possible. We had special requests which Daniel met with enthusiasm. Absolutely great trip. Recommend Holiday to Romania when you plan to visit this lovely country.
The tour explored different villages in the Maramures region. What you are able to see there depends on the season; (when I went there was not much farming activity) but we were able to visit the Merry Cemetery, a number of wooden churches, craftspeople, a local festival, a wedding party, scenic areas and local households. We happened to visit on a Sunday so were lucky to see some religious services and meet people dressed in their beautiful traditional clothes.
Dan was also invaluable at introducing us to some talented craftspeople in the area. With his accompaniment, we received a warm welcome everywhere we went. People were so inviting, generously showing us around their homes, sharing food and drink and even letting us try on their handmade traditional clothes. These experiences, and the great photographs I was able to take, were made possible by Dan’s rapport with the local people.
Dan is a top-notch tour guide. He was able to combine a lot of interesting history, cultural nuance and fun adventure while we toured through Romania, the medieval town of Brasov, Bran Castle, Bucovina region and Maramures
We can be demanding tourists, looking for new and different things but also seeking out the old and traditional. Dan proved able to handle most everything we asked about and was thoroughly accommodating. If you want to combine interesting and fun on your trip to Romania, make sure you book with Holiday to Romania.
We had a wonderful visit to Romania. Dan was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guided. I would recommend anyone traveling to Romania in general to get in touch with Holiday to Romania.
We were three women travelling with a 2 year old to Romania with a keen interest in visiting Transylvania. I contacted Holiday to Romania through a web search. Firstly, their response time back to me was very impressive and Dan provided a very comprehensive 4 day tour outline. We booked our trip with him and I have to say, we had the most amazing time. He has perfect English, is a very safe driver and his knowledge of the country and the sights he took us to was outstanding. He is very friendly and relaxed and accomadated our changing of plans to suit the toddler. We will definitely use Holiday to Romania and Dan again. Can’t recommend him highly enough.
Amazing nature and landscapes, a lot of castles, monasteries and cultural sites to visit. Some of them UNESCO Heritage. I strongly suggest a visit to Biertan and to Sighisoara centre to all those who love Middle Ages!
Holiday to Romania was awesome! I learned so much from our guide, Daniel and I would highly recommend him as your guide if you travel to Romania. If I had arranged the visit to Transylvania on my own without a travel guide, I would have regretted it. Daniel was informative and very welcoming. Request him — he is great and this company is fantastic! I will look them up if I plan to return to Romania in the future!
We had family trip with Dan of 3 days from Bucharest airport to Bucovina. We were with my elderly father 92 years old who has visited his childhood village in Moldova. Dan was respectful, patient, flexible, understanding and accommodating.
He gave us a professional guided tour.
It was a joy traveling with him and highly recommended
In seven days we were treated to a 900 mile tour of Transylvania. Our guide, Dan was very professional; he took very good care of us. His English, which he used to impart a wealth of knowledge, was excellent and even my husband who has trouble with accents, could understand him. We got off road into small villages and saw beautiful baroque and neoclassical buildings in cities. We learned about religion and politics and the life of the people. We stayed in comfortable hotels and ate in restaurants where residents ate. All in all we were very satisfied.
We toured around Romania with Daniel, and he is an amazing guide! He knows so much about the history of Romania and its current events. He is funny as well, and my family and I enjoyed the tour with him. We went to the Parliament building as well as the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum. The tour van was very large and comfortable, and Daniel always recommended very good traditional Romanian food for us to try at restaurants. I would highly recommend touring Romania with Daniel and the tour company! You will not be disappointed!
Absolutely perfect! Our guide was kind, enthusiastic and had a lot of knowledge! He knew every answer on our questions. Recommended!
Our guide, Dan, began our tour in Giurgiu, ending at our hotel in downtown Bucharest. During our one hour ride to Bucharest, Dan gave an in-depth lecture on current events affecting Romania, as well as recent history of the country, and relations with its neighbors. He also shared some sad and funny stories about growing up in post-Communist Romania. We toured the busy city, including the usual tourist stops: Village Museum and the Parliament Palace. He obviously loves his native land, but isn’t afraid (or is no longer afraid) to occasionally (and humorously) kick it in the shins. I wish we could have spent more time exploring Romania with Dan, but we had a plane to catch the next morning.
My wife was hesitant on this tour due to the name. We have traveled to several countries and have seen some great country and history but this tour really delivers on beauty of the Transylvania countryside and History. Our guide, Dan, not only looked after us but was very knowledgeable of all the areas we visited. The Castles and fortresses were magnificent. I know people have different tastes in what they like to see but in all of our travels this rates as the best vacation travel package we have ever taken. The memories will stay with us the rest of our lives. Dan became like a family member on this tour and and it was emotional and sad to have to say goodbye to him at the end. I highly recommend this tour to those who want to see the beauty of Romania’s Transylvania area and discover the legends behind Dracula.
It was a private tour with our guide, Dan and the tour experience in Maramures was great! Dan is knowledgeable & he certainly knows his way around. He is very accommodating, drives safely & has a sense of humour. An enjoyable trip with a great guide!
We loved the tour, Dan took us places that all the other tour companies could only watch us do. We had an awesome time. Liviu was fun, had a great personality and you can tell he loves doing this. Next time we come to Transylvania we will definitely do this again. Thanks for a great time!
We did a 4 day tours of Transylvania in August 2017 with Dan as our guide and driver. Dan was a fabulous guide and driver, he has our highest recommendation. Everything went very smoothly, we had great weather and will always have fond memories of our time in Romania.
I have had exceptional service experiences using Holiday to Romania as my tour provider in both holidays in Romania and shorter tours in Bucharest. Beginning with the very informative website and then speaking with the company consultants I felt that I was in good hands and receiving the best information matching my touristic needs. I was so satisfied with Holiday to Romania that I have referred it to friends who visited Romania or those looking for a great travel opportunity in Europe.
I booked through here because I wanted to see as much and learn as much about Dracula/Vlad the Impaler! I really enjoyed the tour and tour guide was very good and knowledgeable! I would book a tour through them again!
I highly recommend Holiday to Romania because they are enthusiastic, professional and their services are always prompt. They can put together an entertaining itinerary for me, no matter where I want to travel and their advice is valuable and spot on. They helped me discover Romania and saw it in a different light, even though I lived most of my life there.
A thoroughly enjoyable tour of a fascinating and beautiful region. We particularly enjoyed the painted monasteries, the fortified churches and the happy cemetery. Our guide was an excellent driver, knowledgeable, charming and happy to make small detours as we wished. Accommodation and meals were generally very good. Overall, a trip to be highly recommended.
My husband and I had a super tour of the top 5 monasteries of Suceava in Romania . Our tour lady guide & driver was a university graduate in Law who spoke perfect English, good safe driving in a reasonable car with seat belt, very knowledgeable with the top five monasteries that we were visiting, patient , very considerate about providing us enough time for pictures taking as well as maximum viewing of the sites especially with friendly rapport with some of the residents nuns and monks which made life smoother for us while visiting. Some of the wonderful frescoes both outside and inside the monasteries were so well painted and designed even though back many years ago were all very enlightening for us all.
This trip still feels like a dream to our mom and her sister. 70 years ago they were forced to leave their home in Galati, Romania. Holiday to Romania travel arranged a spectacular trip for them, along with me, my sister and our husbands, to see their home place along with the beautiful Transylvania region. From start to finish, the experience was great. Dan was very patient with our desires and needs in picking the perfect hotels and Alex was the perfect guide and driver. His energy and love for his country was quite evident as he relayed the history and stories associated with the places that we visited. His patients and caring nature shown brightly as he helped meet the needs my mom and her sister, both in their 80’s, while showing the rest of us the beauty of this country. I highly recommend Holiday to Romania for travel in Romania.
Two friends and I took the Amazing Bucovina and Transylvania Tour with Dan. This trip was outstanding. Dan’s knowledge of his country’s history is outstanding. He was such a wonderful guide and a person who is proud of his country and its’ accomplishments. I would highly recommend you take one of his tours if you are visiting Romania. We learned so much information that we never would have on our own or with a large group. He personalized the tour and tailor-made it to fit our needs and interests. We cannot wait to visit again and take another trip with Dan.