At the beginning of April we were spending some days in Bucharest.
As we also wanted to see some of the castles outside Bucharest, we were looking for a tour to take us to these sights in Walachia and Trassilvania.
Planning our trip, we quickly came to the conclusion that we wanted to do a private tour rather than one with a big group of many tourists.
Among some other guides we contacted Mihai from ITravelinRomania.
We then decided very quickly that we wanted to do the tour with him. From the first email contact it was an very pleasant experience. Mihai answered our many questions very fast and together we forged the plan to vistit Peles Castle, Bran Castle as well as Rasnov Castle.
Mihai also offered the tour at a very reasonable price.
On the day of the tour Mihai picked us up at our hotel in Bucharest in a very tidy and comfortable car.
On our way to the first stop - Peles Castle - we were quickly convinced that we had chosen the right guy for the job as Mihai was very friendly and open to us and also a very safe driver.
He provided a wealth of interesting information (in very good English, by the way) about the landscapes we were passing and also gave us some general facts about Romania, its traditions and culture as well as its politics.
So we got a good crash course in "Romania for Dummies" ;-)
Mihai knew his way around very well. So he suggested an restaurant with great food for lunch.
On the way he also did little detours to scenic places where we could take photos of the carpathian valleys and enjoy the nice view.
Time really flew by on this tour and at the end of the day we had seen beautiful castles (we would advise a visit to all three of them!) and the astonishing countryside and we have learned much about Romania from our very knowledgeable guide.
In the evening he drove us back to our hotel. He even had a little present for my girlfriend, who had her birthday the previous day - that was really cute.
In the end we can only say:
Thank you for this amazing tour. We can highly recommend it and you as a tour guide to anyone who has an interest in getting to know Romania and who wants to do a customized tour at a reasonable rate
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