Four friends and I just returned from an amazing trip from Budapest to Bucharest This was a quickly planned trip with the original plan to experience the Christmas markets. A friend fortunately found a highly recommended company, Covinnus Travels, that offered the perfect itinerary for us and we could do it as a small private group. From the very beginning the company owner, Daniel Gheorghita, was awesome. He made the reservation easy, arranged the perfect tour around our interests and timeframes and patiently answered all our questions. We contacted Daniel late October and met him at the Budapest airport on December 4. This was the fastest trip scheduled I've experienced. He made it all so easy.
We visited 11 cities with Christmas markets in most of them. While the markets exceeded our expectations, the tours of Hungary and Romania, and being immersed in the history, politics and culture was a very special experience and my favorite part of the trip because Daniel was so knowledgeable, honest, accommodating and desirous of our having the broadest experiences possible, including dining and shopping. He was with us breakfast through dinner each day, again patiently answering all of our questions. He even added a couple of side stops at no extra cost and at the expense of longer days for him to accommodate our interests. Daniel is also a professional photographer and he took pictures that captured the beauty of both countries in a way that we couldn't have done, and he used his drone to photograph such sights as the Carpathian Mountains and freely shared all photos with us. While I highly recommend this trip, Daniel tailors trips to individual needs and he's willing to accommodate.