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Rolandia

Bucharest, Romania
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Our smaller group sizes and private tours give you an exclusive experience. We have selected expert Tour Guides who have the best knowledge of Transylvania and Romania, so they can provide you with one of the most unique tour experiences in Romania. You’ll see beautiful, remote places, get close to Romania nature, and hear stories about our exciting and fascinating history
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Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

Explore the castles and churches of Romania hassle-free on this full-day private tour from Bucharest with hotel pickup and drop-off. In the company of an English-speaking guide, travel in a modern vehicle and visit Peles Castle, Bran’s Castle and Black Church with included entry fees. View the Prahova Valley from your vehicle learn the history of the places you see.
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12 to 13 hours
from $165.49
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Diana L wrote a review Sep 24
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I first booked this tour back in 2019 before the pandemic rocked the world. At that time, I had been reassured that Rolandia would respect the conditions of my reservation despite the policy of the third party through which I had booked my tour. 2.5 years later, I was finally able to join the classic tour with one other woman. I had a rocky start because not much was communicated about my first day and how my arrival time which I had provided a couple of weeks in advance of the tour meant that I would not be able to take part in the first day. However, Rolandia worked throughout the duration of my tour to ensure that I could enjoy the city tour and the Spring Palace in Bucharest before I flew out on the last day of my tour. Though I didn't have the opportunity to see the Palace of Parliament, the Spring Palace/ House of the Ceausescu family was a great if not better alternative. The rest of the tour was a great introduction to the many highlights of Romania - beautiful, green countryside, impressive churches, castles, and palaces - as well as the history and culture of the nation. We had opportunities to meet a few people from different regions, which provided a tiny bit of insight into the local people as well. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and did his best to accommodate our interests and visit everything on our extensive itinerary. However, I think that it is important for a guide to take on a more neutral tone when discussing the various ethnic and national groups involved in Romanian's history and current reality. Whatever an individual's personal opinions about different groups and how tour guides should relate to customers, I think that antagonism toward different groups should be kept out of the conversation because with customers coming from various different backgrounds, you can't know how such talk will make them feel throughout the tour. I personally just shut down and honestly feel more negatively about such people and the people they claim to represent. Perhaps that kind of talk suits older customers who likely think the same way, but I am from a new age. But the tour itself was executed well and I had the privilege of a wealth of information from my guides.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Tascumi wrote a review Sep 13
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This September I opted to join Rolandia's 8-day Classic Tour as I was attracted by its comprehensive itinerary, and boy, I wasn't disappointed! Its programme is indeed well-conceived, allowing you to gain a deep understanding of the country's history, geography, culture and traditions. It is also a thorough one, covering some of the best urban, rural and mountainous areas. Furthermore, activities are foreseen that give you the opportunity to interact with locals of different backgrounds, thereby gaining insight of life in the country. Although the itinerary is quite a packed one, there's still enough downtime set aside in the evening to recharge your batteries. The group was also a small one, which I found to be quite positive. We were blessed with the best guide imaginable - Nicu. He is a punctual, very knowledgeable, down to earth, fluent person with a great sense of humour, who goes out of his way to ensure you have the best possible experience in his country. He was also our driver throughout the whole week, and I felt very safe as a passenger. Communication with the tour manager Nicu A. was also a very positive experience. I highly recommend travelling with this local tour operator. You're in for a treat! ;)
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Date of experience: September 2022
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stewleah wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane3 contributions
I advised Nicu want my wife and I wanted to see and he was excellent in organizing the tour and making suggestions . Nothing we requested was too much trouble for him and he was prompt in replying to all of our questions. Alex was our Guide and we could not have wished for a better person or travel companion. He was knowledgeable ,able to answer all of our questions and also patient and caring. We were not as fit as we had thought and Alex helped my wife who struggled at times climbing and walking up steep stairs. If you are going to Romania contact Nicu at Rolandia and you can't go wrong.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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b a wrote a review Aug 2022
Riverside, California12 contributions
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I was born in Romania but have been living in California for about 37 years. I have not been to Romania in about 20 years and decided to take the wife and kids (15 and 10yo) on a tour in Romania so the kids, who were born in US, would get a taste of their parent's native land. We were to meet at my wife's parents who live in Constanta and take the grandparents on the tour with us as well. I decided to book the tour with Rolandia based solely on the good reviews they had online, but didn't really know what to expect. It turns out the tour was truly great. Rolandia was really easy to deal with, basically I got my questions answered and the trip all arranged in just a few emails. Rolandia worked with us to customize part of the standard Classic 8-day Tour to suit our needs. For example they arranged for us to be picked up and dropped off at my wife's parents house in Constanta which really made it a lot easier for us. They have also arranged the accommodations to suit two families, us with the kids and grand parents separately. The tour itself was excellent, we visited many interesting historical sites in the toured cities, churches, museums, the salt mine in Turda with the Ferris wheel and lake, which was a hit with the kids. Also visited some beautiful villages, Biertan, Viscri and others, got to dine and interact with local families, and strolled the streets of historic sites such as Alba Iulia, Sigisoara, Sibiu, Cluj, Brasov, and of course Castelul Bran and Peles, to name just a few. The accommodations were very good, at least 4-star and the included breakfast buffets were sumptuous, on par if not better than what you would expect in US for example. The hotels were beautifully located, generally in the historical sites, close to site-seeing attractions and restaurants. In particular we liked the one in Sigisoara's historic center which although modernized it still keeps its 2ft thick walls, massive wooden doors, and forged iron locks, a medieval feel with modern comfort. Finally, I believe the tour wouldn't have been quite the success that it was without our tour guide Marcel. Marcel speaks perfect English, is a swift but careful and courteous driver, and most importantly, he is a trove of historical information and knowledge. He gave us all the historical and up to date information about each site we visited. He also kept the kid's interest by telling them jokes and funny stories and kept them engaged with questions and riddles. In addition, he went out of his way to make everything go smoothly with no hick-ups. For example all tickets were booked on line in advance so we did not have to wait in any lines. He connects easily with the locals, seems to know people everywhere we went, and they all respect him. His love of the place and people there are truly inspiring. Overall this was a great experience and everyone had a good time. The places and people we met were wonderful. Everything went smoothly, Rolandia did a splendid job, they are truly world-class. I would like to thank them for helping us have a good time this summer and helping me personally to reconnect with Romania.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Shawn Cartwright wrote a review Aug 2022
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Lovely castle situated near Brasov. Lots of history and grounds. Just a warning it's very small inside, so if you're tall you will duck alot. The grounds a lovely and have some amazing views. Brasov is lovely and has excellent food and drink.
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