Romania Private Tours
Romania Private Tours
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We are a trip planning company specialised in custom tours across Romania for discerning travellers with a 'weakness" for comfort and an appetite for experiential. Think of us as the experts, fixers, and experience makers you need for a memorable trip to Romania!
Bucharest, Romania

Why book with Romania Private Tours
  • We are a fully licensed tour operator.
  • French • Romanian • English
  • Professional tour guide
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BB222
Liverpool, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was my second time in Romania, after quite a few years. We have travelled extensively since our last visit, so we saw things with experienced eyes now.
First time we went to the seaside searching for good time and parties. This time we were looking for more in depth discoveries, so we thought let’s get on a private tour to some unexplored corners of Romania.
We discovered Romania Private Tours randomly on Facebook, a friend had shared one of their blog posts. We liked their spirited approached, very witty and uplifting. So we took the chance. The company is not that old and quite small, so you feel like You have their undivided attention. The approach during our email exchanges was very laid-back, but prompt. We threw in some ideas and we built the itinerary based on that. Our main focus were people and nature with a dash of local cuisine. So, this is exactly what they arranged for. Artisan and cooking workshops in Bucovina, yoga sessions in the Transylvanian mountains, picnic with a fiddler in Maramures and many other candid activities that came along the way.
We asked for a slow-paced, so we spent 3 nights at each destination. It’s an honest advice I give you. Romania has many layers and to reach the deeper and more authentic ones you need to give yourself time with the locals. Observe and participate in the daily life. Don’t rush to tick the boxes.
Highlights: Valea Stejarului, Maramures and Petru Voda Monastery.
Lowlights: Traffic jams on some parts of the tour, although roads are in much better shape than expected. But the guide kept us busy and informed and we felt like the time wasn’t totally wasted.
So, yes, venture with this company and you won’t regret a bit. We were in touch with Cezarina, who I think “runs the show”, but all the other people we came in contact with were equally professional and dedicated. Thumbs up!
Written January 17, 2020
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What wonderful review of your experience with us, BB! You are right in all aspects mentioned above. True that Romania is a country to explore deeper rather than faster. True that nature and people are the highlight of a journey to Romania. True that roads are good, but sometimes jammed and we spend quite a bit of time between destinations, hence good company is mandatory :) True that staying longer at each destination makes the experience worthwhile as it puts you in contact with the local community rather than just the roads. True that we are a small company, but we dream big and we aim high and this makes our journeys with you unique and never to be forgotten. Thank you fondly for this honest feedback. Hugs! Cezarina
Written June 21, 2022
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Fletcher S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Cezarina does an incredible job putting together an off the beaten path itinerary that lets you experience the food, sights, and history of Romania alongside the locals. My wife and I (34 and 35) did a two week trip with her driving, hiking, eating, and drinking our way through Transylvania, Maramures, and Bucovina. We just had a great time with her and would recommend her to anyone considering spending enough time in Romania to get to know it.

She is a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide with a long history working in the hospitality industry. Her understanding of pacing and how to structure days on the road is fantastic. She also has an incredible ability to draw out the people we met along the way and then translate the conversations. At one point we found ourselves talking to a French Anthropologist in the north of Romania and she was bouncing between French, Arabic, English and Romanian without batting an eye.

She will take you beautiful hikes, introduce you to people living their lives in villages that are the heart of Romania, and make sure you also see the important sights with the best guides in order to learn the history (recent and ancient) that made the country what it is today. Romania is a special place, rural and diverse, and it is best experienced up close and and alongside the locals. Cezarina will make sure you do.
Written July 17, 2023
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Dear Fletcher, Today, as I indulge in nostalgia, memories of our time together flood my mind. It's not common for someone to allocate two whole weeks to exploring Romania, and I'm delighted to see that those who do, like you, have no regrets. Thank you immensely for allowing me to showcase my Romania to you, and even more so for not leaving me behind on our hikes, despite your impressive ultramarathon records. :) Best wishes and many more travel adventures to you both. Cezarina
Written April 29, 2024
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Garry and Shirley
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Last September we, with another Australian couple had the most wonderful trip to Romania. This was made all the more special by our amazing guide Cezarina, who went to extraordinary lengths to provide an itinerary which was tailor-made to our interests and requirements. As a result, we had a an incredible time seeing the beautiful countryside, the nature, gorgeous towns and idyllic villages, and in the process learned about the history, which we otherwise wouldn't have known. We saw many amazing monasteries, local customs and crafts etc.
We have travelled extensively in the past, and Cezarina was one of the best guides we have had in so many different ways. She is a great driver, very quick and smart, funny, knowledgeable on all aspects of Romanian life, culture and history, and went out of her way to accommodate everyone's need/likes. In fact, we came to regard her more as a good friend by the end of our tour, than a guide. She also very kindly booked tickets for us before we arrived, to go to a concert in Bucharest on our last night, as I had been unable to purchase them online.
Consequently we believe Romania is the best kept secret in Europe and is a must to visit. Being a little off the beaten track, we found it is far less touristy than many other countries, and at all times felt very safe and secure. The accommodation was exceptional with excellent food throughout our journey. We also enjoyed being accommodated locally in peoples homes, in beautiful towns and villages.
Our recommendation is to just go there, you won't be disappointed, and do yourself a favour and book with Cezarina for the best possible travel experience.
Written April 23, 2024
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Dear Shirley and Gary, Your kind words truly warm my heart! Time seemed to fly by in your delightful company. Thank you for viewing Romania with such kindness; it's still a hidden gem, and your appreciation means the world. Your artful photography captured precious moments from our trip beautifully. Sending warm hugs to both of you! Cezarina
Written April 29, 2024
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Susan J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
My husband and I have travelled literally around the world. Recently we took a 2 day private tour from Bucharest into Romania with Romania Private Tours. Our guide, Cezarina, was absolutely fantastic! While planning our tour she worked closely with me to create a personalized itinerary just to suit our interests. She was prompt with all her responses and sincerely cared about creating an itinerary that we would enjoy.

During the tour she was friendly, helpful, patient and full of pride and enthusiasm for her home country. She is exceptionally well-educated and well-travelled and never once was unable to answer any question we asked about any subject. We loved her ongoing commentary and her insights into daily life in Romania both now and in the past. Her English is impeccable, but she also speaks several other languages. The itinerary she provided was exactly what we asked for and we were overjoyed with the tour she gave us. We would give her six stars if we could do so. I would recommend Cezarina and Romania Private Tours to ANYONE. Her tour was more than worth the cost in terms of enjoyment and exposure to her beautiful country. Thank you, Cezarina, for making Romania now one of our most beloved countries.
Written September 24, 2022
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Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your heartwarming review! It was an immense pleasure to introduce you both to our country and we are very happy that you enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Happy travels ahead!
Written March 2, 2023
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Harshana
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
One of the best organized vacation. Cazarina planned everything so well. I felt like traveling with a friend. She carefully crafted itinerary to suit my requirements. In fact, she made it extra special by adding so many experiences. Be it her excellent driving skills, well chosen properties, amazing food experiences…. Everything was just perfect. She takes her job very seriously and her passion to give you the best experience and impression about the country is commendable. Even though it was my 70th country to visit, it will remain one of the best. All thanks to Cazarina and Romania Private Tours
Written June 6, 2022
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Dear Harshana, Thank you so dearly for this heartwarming review. Yesterday I was contemplating the photos and videos from our journey together in Romania. It's amazing how transformational travel is in so many ways. You discovered that a country many people know nothing about can be a truly pleasant surprise and I discovered through you that human nature is essentially good and kindness beautifies everything it touches. I know you are a world traveller and Romania was your 70th country to visit, so I wish you smooth journeys ahead and I hope my country will keep a special place in your heart forever. Hugs! Cezarina
Written June 21, 2022
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john s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
When asked what was the favorite part of our recent European trip, our resounding response was the time spent touring Romania with Cezarina of Romania Private Tours. She spent a lot of time exploring our interests and developing an itinerary tailored to our interests. She is a delight to be with and is very knowledgeable about Romania, its history, sights, and culture.

Cezarina strives to ensure you are comfortable and your travel expectations are fully met, while at the same time flexible to changing needs. We have traveled extensively, and by far Cezarina has been the best guide we have had. She was terrific! It is almost inconceivable that the services she rendered could be any better. We highly and without reservation recommend utilizing her services.
Written July 9, 2023
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Dear John, I hope you are well and perhaps considering a new travel adventure by now. Thank you so much for your words of appreciation. It wasn't entirely my doing; all of you played a significant part in the success of our trip. A journey is like a symphony of finely tuned instruments, and it feels like we were all in the right place at the right time. My very best wishes to you. Cezarina
Written April 29, 2024
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Paul K
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We are a well-traveled American couple who had been contemplating a trip to Eastern Europe for some time before deciding to book a Viking river cruise from Bucharest to Budapest in September 2022. We apprehended possible Covid restrictions or disruptions at first, but after checking with other fellow travelers on TA forum, we took the decision to fly to Bucharest and spend a week discovering Transylvania before embarking of the cruise ship.
We wrote to a few local travel agencies and Cezarina was the first who replied in a very professional yet warm and familiar tone. We connected instantly and from there the planning was a breeze. She takes every detail very seriously and plans everything in tune with our expectations and interests. Knowing very little about Romania, we relied greatly on her advise and expertise and thank God we did. Every aspect of our trip surpassed our expectations starting with accommodation in lovely local guesthouses (very clean and full of charm) and ending will all activities (some planned, some not) she prepared for us. She made sure we have a balanced schedule, spending 2 nights in one place twice during the whole tour so that we can enjoy the nature and interact with local communities. There is no better way to discover a country than through its people and this is what happened in Romania. Romanians are very curious and welcoming people and we always managed to engaged in lovely conversations that lifted the mystery in our minds regarding this part of the world. The food we had was always fresh and delicious and we had the opportunity to try some home-made meals with local families as well. We visited artisans, hiked in the mountains, toured beautiful medieval cities (Brasov and Sighiosra), took the scenic routes and learned a lot about the history of this country.
Cezarina was a very attentive, warm and knowledgeable person, a savvy traveler herself. So we had many things in common and topics to discuss. There were no odd moments throughout the trip and we separated as friends. She has a way of making you feel comfortable and at ease from the very first moment you meet. This tour was hands down one of the best tours we booked and it changed our perception about Romania and Eastern Europe completely. But then again, this is what travel is supposed to do, right?

P.S.Unlike other destinations around the world, nobody pushes you to buy anything in Romania and, trust me, that is a huge relief.
Written January 4, 2023
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Dear Paul, Your detailed review filled our hearts with joy. It is these kind words that keep our engines going and our motivation high. We are hoppy that you appreciated and enjoyed all the experiences we prepared for you and that Romania, as a destination, surprised you in such a positive way. We hope to welcome you again one day. Smooth travels!
Written March 2, 2023
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Yiayialee
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We are two couples who have traveled together extensively. Prior to our river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest, we decided to spend an additional week exploring Romania, especially Transylvania. We contacted Cezarina of Romania Private Tours and worked out a tentative schedule with great input from her. She made all the reservations for wonderful accommodations, rented a van for our comfort and did all the driving with great skill. Cezarina proved to be the best guide we have ever encountered! She is knowledgeable about her country and many others in the world as she is well traveled herself. She exposed us to experiences with REAL Romanians like a lady who demonstrated her skills at decorating eggs and home cooking to a young Gypsy couple who proudly displayed dowry items! Cezarina was concerned about our comfort and sensitive to our needs and displayed a great sense of humor! We feel like we made a life long friend and recommend her services most highly.
Written July 11, 2023
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Dear Mary, Just a quick check-in, but mostly a big thank you for adding some extra sparkle to my corner of Romania! Your visit has undoubtedly enriched Transylvania, and I must say, it has made me wiser too! Your words have left me humbled and inspired. Sending big hugs to you both. Until we meet again! Cezarina
Written April 29, 2024
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Moira
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I unexpectedly found myself in Romania with a few days to myself. I did not know very much at all, except that the story of Dracula was set in Transylvania. I am ever so pleased that I found Cevarina and Romania Private Tours. Within a day she had put together a last minute 2-day tour, which was far more than just going to Bran castle. Cevarina's knowledge of the real history of Romania is exceptional. Her ability to go off the beaten track and be adaptable and make last minute adjustments is much appreciated. I had two wonderful days, and cannot recommend Romania Private Tours enough.
Written October 26, 2021
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Dear Moira, I apologise for this late reply. I owe you my gratitude for your review and for the experience YOU offered me as a person and a companion throughout the short journey of discovery in Transylvania. We strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and at the right time and this is what happened during our trip. I've been following your travels on FB ever since you left and I admire the courage and strength you display at all times. You are an inspiration for us all. Hugs, Cezarina
Written June 21, 2022
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Libby S
Melbourne2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
“In September 2023 we spend a wonderful nine days touring in Romania with Romania Private Tours. In organising our itinerary we were particularly impressed by the attention shown in understanding how we like to travel and what our interests are - how long we want to drive each day, whether we want to hike and, if so, how far, the style of accommodation we like and our level of interest in local food and customs. As a consequence, how we spent our time in Romania was individually matched to our preferences.

Moreover, our guide, Cezarina, made our trip all the more memorable because we learnt so much about the country, its people and history. We gained knowledge far exceeding what we could have gleaned from travel guides, websites and blogs. We met many interesting people along the way across the different ethnic groups, including craftspeople, and our experience of Romania was made so much richer by being with Cezarina.”
Written January 13, 2024
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Dear Libby, I just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your feedback with fellow travellers, potentially inspiring them to visit us in the future. It was truly a pleasure journeying alongside you, exchanging thoughts, and discovering new perspectives. Meeting you was a wonderful experience, and I'll cherish the memories we created together always. Wishing you all the very best. Cezarina
Written April 29, 2024
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