"We had an awesome time at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. Alex was such a great tour guide with bundles of information for us! Highly recommend visit these places if your ever in Brasov."
"Bran Castle has always been on my list of places to visit, so on our fist visit to Romania wee chose to base our stay in Brasov. We booked our trip to Rasnov & Bran with active travel online. We were met promptly at 8am by Charlie our guide for the day and as it turned out we were his only 2 customers for the trip. We boarded our transport for the day, a spacious well maintained VW transporter and set off for Rasnov. The hilltop fortress wasn’t something we had planned on visiting but I’m glad we did as the views you are rewarded with from the highest point of the citadel are breathtaking. Charlie is very knowledgeable about Romania and being a local he gave us a good in-depth history on the places we visited. After Rasnov we took the short journey onwards to Bran and the Castle, this did not disappoint and again Charlie was able to furnish us with all the history and legends associated with the place.
I would highly recommend this tour guide and the company. Charlie was a superb guide, knowledgeable with a fantastic command of English and above all super friendly, it felt like travelling with a friend. I’m so glad that we booked this tour and only wish we had more time to spend in Romania as I would definitely be booking some of the other tours that they have on offer.
Thanks for the fantastic day!!"
"Did a days with Balazs Karoly Andreas (known as Karoly - Active Travel. Collection point is from the museum in the main square Brasnov 9am (till 6). Karoly takes small groups out which makes the tour more personal. He is a fountain of knowledge and a real people person, putting the group at ease. All 3 places were absolutely astounding for different reasons.
Firstly Peles Castle (royal palace), Brans Castle (Dracula’s) (where all the action happened) and the Fortress (in times of siege for the town of Rasnov) beautiful views. Highly recommend."
"Charlie (tour guide) met us at 9am as promised, outside the History Museum in Brasov. It was just us and 2 other girls - they only book small groups which we really appreciated as it made it much more intimate and easy to interact etc. We started with Peles castle which was stunning - Charlie was an excellent tour guide who spoke fantastic English and gave brilliant history overviews as we walked around. He was also more than happy to take photos of us throughout the day. We then stopped for lunch before going in to Bran Castle. This was a local restaurant with lovely food - Charlie even organized a little surprise birthday cake for me as it was my birthday! We then went on to Bran Castle, and finished with Rasnov Fort. All in all a really wonderful day :)"
"Our guide Dan was very kind and friendly. Trip to Sinaia, Bran and Rasnov was enjoyable. Finally he came with me to the train station and help me to buy my train ticket. Thanks for all Dan :)"
"Fab trip out to Bran Castle and Rasnov. In addition to seeing the castles we had some great photo stops on route which were an added bonus.
Charlie, our guide, was amazing throughout the trip - he showed us all the things that we wouldn't have seen doing this on our own and made sure we had a really enjoyable day. He is an asset to the company :-)"
"We had a 4-hours tour with Alex Mitu which we enjoyed very much. Alex was very friendly and has a great knowledge about the area and history where we had exciting discussions and amazing tour."
"Bran Castle was beautiful and Raznov breath taking. We were 8 Canadians on the trip and each and everyone enjoyed the tour. Our guide did a fantastic job of explaining to us the history of the area, he also gave us extra by showing us a fortified church. We all loved it.
I definitly reccomend this tour to others. It is to be a memorable time for years to come.
From 8 Highly Satisfied Canadians, Thank you"
"Worth it is the least I can say! Dan, my private guide for the whole day was great. Got to know a LOT about Brasov and the country, the history, the myths. He treats a piece of himself as well and that is just beyond expectation. Felt like I was guided by a friend :)"
"We had an wonderful tour of Bran Castle and the fortress at Raznov. The castle was beautiful and the views from both were breath taking. Our guide Dan was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the history of both sites. He gave an interesting and fabulous tour that we enjoyed very much and highly recommend."
"Несколько дней назад мы: я, моя мама и подруга вернулись из Румынии. У «Аctivetravel» мы приобрели экскурсию — замки Румынии : Пелеш, Друкула и Рышнов. Нас сопровождал экскурсовод Чарли. Экскурсия проходила на английской языке. Обширные знания по теме , эмоциональный рассказ, прекрасное владение языком. Помимо всего, доброжелательность и отзывчивость, внимание к каждому члену нашей команды. Мы прекрасно провели время и получили позитивные впечатления. Спасибо большое Чарли и «Аctivetravel»."
"Our guide was Charlie, he picked us up on time in a mini-bus. There were two other couples in the bus, but this made the journey even more fun. We left Brasov around 9AM and arrived back around 6PM.We started with Peles Castle, then Bran and Rasnov. We stopped at a very nice restaurant and had lunch. The atmosphere through out the journey was great and we had a good laugh too. Charlie was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from this trip. Glad that we did it, we took lots of photos and discovered new things about beautiful Romania. Highly recommended. Ps. Wear walking shoes or at least comfortable ones, no heels."
We booked two tours,on two different days - Brasov/Peles/Bran/Rasnov and Brasov/Rupea/Viscri/Sighisoara and we were lucky to get Karoly (or Charlie for english speaking tourists) as our guide.I was hoping we would get him because after reading the reviews we were sure that he is the best and indeed he did not disappoint.We found out a lot of interesting facts,he told us stories and he really knew the history of the places.We experienced a nice ride and wonderful places where we had lunch,in addition to the actual attractions.He is a very pleasant,friendly person and he made us feel really comfortable.I wholeheartedly recommend him.Thank you for a wonderful experience!"
"We had a blast. Thank you so much Tudor for this nice morning. Although the weather wasn't on our side, we had a very good time on the path of romanian history. Tudor was very well informed and he had an answer for every question. Thank you so much, we learned a lot and take a lot of new impressions back home."
"Vi hadde to fantastiske dager sammen med familien. Dette var pga en fantastisk guide, Charlie. Han var kunnskapsrik om de plassene vi besøkte, og veldig fleksibel. Anbefales."
''Il tour al Castello di Bran e alla fortezza di Rasnov è stato molto interessante e l'inglese della guida Dan è molto comprensibile.
Metto 4 stelle e non 5 perché sul sito (e sulla prenotazione) l'orario dell' APPUNTAMENTO era alle 9 ma la sera prima sono stata avvisata che la PARTENZA sarebbe stata alle 8:30! Non proprio comodo per me dato che la colazione presso la struttura dove stavo iniziava alle 8:10.''
"Did you know that bears eat chocolate? If not, then this tour is a MUST! We had an astonishing view at 4 bears, only a few meters from the observation hut. The tour was organized and guided by three very friendly and humorous guides (as well as professional:) ) We totally recommend the Bear Watching trip for everyone. We had a kid with us and it was one of her highlights during our stay in Romania. Thank you Alex and Marian for this unfogettable experience!"
''We decided to do this tour with Peles castle to give us all an overview of the historical context of Romania before going off on our own. The tour didn’t disappoint. The guide (young guy with beard) was really knowledgable, kind and approachable. My teenage son, a curious historian, really enjoyed intros on Communism as well as the castles and palace. Would really recommend."
"This was a great option to see all three of these places in one day! Our guide Dan was not only knowledgeable and gave us great tours of all three places showing and telling us things we wouldn’t have seen or learned about without him pointing them out, but he was overall a very nice, personable and interesting person. He also drove us to a couple of extra locations just to show us around and brought us to an amazing local restaurant for lunch, which we really appreciated. It was a 10/10 tour!"
"This tour was exceptional thanks to our guide Mihai. He is very knowledgeable about local mountains, flora/fauna, history and traditions. Not only we had a great hike in the heart of Piatra Craiului park but also got to know a lot about Romania. The hike itself is not so strenuous and you'll be rewarded by the amazing views of the alpine meadows and the snowy peaks."
''For those looking for an AMAZING adventure, using a travel company, book through Active Travel. From the start, working with Marian, the owner of Active Travel was easy. I told him what I was interested in seeing in Romania, as well as asking him for suggestions and Marian came up with a phenomenal itinerary!! It was nice to be picked up and dropped off at the airport. My guide was Mihai.. He was EXCEPTIONAL!! He showed me many beautiful castles and churches, as well as taking me on some breathtaking hikes. Mihai was very knowledgeable and organized. He was also very kind and friendly. One would be very fortunate to have him as a guide. I also enjoyed viewing the brown bears in their natural element. I would definitely suggest going to see the bears.''
"Fantastic trip with a great guide Charlie. Very well organised trip with a great knowledgeable guide. He went out of his way to make sure our group was happy the whole time and we really appreciated the little extra things he did like driving us up to a mountain village to see the view and buying two ladies on our trip a snack when they said they were hungry. Thanks for a really great day out!"
"Altought the canyon was closed, the guide took is on a detour. That was more difficult and more exciting. This was why I spent my money for! Excellent guide. René and Marc van der Heijden"
''La visite etait vraiment bien cetait interessant. Le guide Karol etait aussi super gentil et souriant."
"My partner and I went to visit Transylvania in April.
We booked 3 tours with Active Travel and couldn't have made a better choice!
Brasov walking tour - our guide Alex gave us a quick history lesson of the country which was really useful especially for us first timers in Romania. We then went inside the Black Church (entrance fee not included) and had a stroll around the city where he showed us the city and gave us suggestions on what we could do after the tour as well (such as going up the Tampa Mountain). Alex, was very friendly and made us feel welcome in the city!
Peles, Bran and Rasnov tour- our guide on this day was Charlie (or Karoly in Romanian), an amazing guide with many years guiding experience. Charlie was extremely knowledgeable not just about arts and traditions but also about food and nature. Admission fees to places were not included but Active Tours gave us free admission to Bran Castle!!! That was a great Easter gift! The day was a full on day, there were many tourist but we managed to skipped the line thanks to Charlie knowing everyone!
Rupea, Viscri and Sighisoara Tour - we had Charlie again. The tour was more relaxed than the castles one as we visited those places with less tourist and more locals. As it was a Monday, the Clock Tower in Sighisoara was closed. We had time to sit down for a lovely Romanian lunch.
The tours are all for small groups and if you are lucky enough you can also be the only client of the day and have the guide for yourself (which we did for two of the tours)!
Admissions to the different historical sites are not included, if you have a student card don't forget to bring it!!! I would definitely love to travel with them again in the future!
Date of experience: April 2019"
''Vous fuyez les lieux emplis de touristes, vous n'aimez ni les zoos ni les cirques. Vous adorez l'authenticité, la nature et savez être patients ? Alors vous saurez apprécier cette excursion exceptionnelle et unique avec l'expérience d'un guide passionné''
"My son and I were fortunate enough to book Active Travel for a private tour. Best decision ever because we truly did get to see the best of the Transylvania region, castles, palaces, fortresses, etc. Active Travel fulfilled all of their promises and provided lovely hotel accommodations in the center of Brasov. We can’t praise our tour guide, Tudor, enough. His knowledge, love of history, pride and enthusiasm for our cultural discovery made this trip unforgettable. We had so much fun with him and laughed so much that it felt like he was another family member. We really appreciated that each time we arrived at a very busy place, Tudor was able to do his magic and get us right in with no wait. It is very apparent that he loves what he does and does not consider it a job, very special in a young person.
Just when we thought our tour could not get any better, Tudor invited us to his family house. Here we were given the tour of his farm and his family fed us with their own livestock and homemade brandy. They were so gracious and hospitable to us and we could see that this fine young man came from such a beautiful loving family. We came away from this trip loving the people of Romania and already discussing our wish to return. Thanks Tudor and Active Travel for making this vacation so wonderful."
"Es war wirklich das Highlight unserer Reise. Der Ranger Tibirius war ein sehr guter Guide der uns alles über die Bären erklärt hat. Wir mussten im Unterstand ein bisschen Geduld haben aber dann kamen auch schon 2 Bären :) ein rundum gelungener Ausflug."
"This excursion is probably one of tje best things to do if you are in the area, you have to be patient if you want to see something and you are not sure to see a lot of bears (depending on their mood when you come, there is no bear specific agenda) but what you can see is amazing and the real thing! Our guide Tiberius was very friendly and professional (safety measures etc.) And provided us with very interesting comments about what we saw and romanian forests in general."
"We booked the Braşov & Rasnov tour with an extra to the bear sanctuary. Marian was really helpful in the office - lovely man! - and sorted it all by helping us make up our minds. Charlie was our guide for the day & absolutely made it for us. We learnt so much, he answered all our questions, was courteous and so much fun. We laughed a lot! He is definitely a great advertisement for the company, a real asset. The tour was comprehensive, not rushed at all - the pace was dictated by us - and we would highly recommend visiting all 3 sites. This travel company is the only one to use - nothing is too much trouble, they are helpful, polite and the prices are reasonable."
"We had a lovely tour with Karoly. He is very well informed and has a good sense of humor! Highly recommend doing a trip with active travel."
"Viscri is not to be missed! A wonderful place, rustic Romania, with fantastic scenery. Our guide Dan #thesingingminstel kept us entertained from start to finish. The pace was dictated by us and we never felt rushed. A delightful unscheduled stop to an Orthodox Church, illustrates how flexible the tour guides/company is to make sure you get the best of your day. We would highly recommend this company, you shouldn’t use anyone else in our opinion. And Dans rendition of Ave Maria in the church at Viscri will never be forgotten!!"
"We booked a hiking tour at Piatra Craiului mountain from Brasov. Mihai was the tour guide who liaise with me… he was very patience to explain my questions and pick us up from the accommodation. During the hike, he always ensure for our safety, teaching us the different things of the nature and even explained to us the history of Romania, Peles Castle, bran castle, etc.
It was definitely our best decision to go on tour… worry and hassle free!"
"I had my guide Charles (Andras Karoly) all for myself on this Rasnov fortress and Bran Castle tour. He was very knowledgeable of Romania's history all the way to a thousand years ago. He answered every question I had about the monuments we were visiting and also about Romania : language, politics, communist era, and so on. He made special stops to show me amazing views of the mountains and of the castle and the fortress. He really went out of his way to make this tour memorable. Chsrles even offered to take pictures of me in front of the monuments, as I am a solo traveller. He shared legends and spooky stories about Vlad the Impaler and other historical figures. I highly recommend Active Travel for their professionnalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of Romania."
"This is a great day trip from Brasov. The reason you book of course is to visit Dracula's (Bran) Castle which is great and in a perfect location but the best part of the trip is the tour around the incredible Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family (when they were still about). We took this day trip with the excellent Tudor who enhanced the day with his knowledge of history and he added a quick drive through of a ski resort near Brasov and a great viewpoint over Brasov."
"What a wonderful afternoon exploring Brasov and it’s beautiful surrounds including Bran castle, the Carpathian Mountains and the fortress. Our guide Tudor was outstanding and we highly recommend him for his excellent knowledge, graciousness and willingness to make our day memorable. Don’t lose this guy. Overall a wonderful afternoon."Best day in Romania!
"What a fantastic day! We started with Peles and then traveled back in history to catch Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. Charlie was fabulous! He remembered our names and actively engaged all of us to ensure our comfort, safety, and enjoyment. His knowledge of the places we visited and the routes to get there was immense and entertaining. He is a seasoned professional and all the location staff were delighted to see him. I purchased the version of this tour that included the entrance fees, but there were still some additional optional charges, so be sure to ask about that and bring enough cash. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, and Charlie included stops at the best viewpoints for amazing pictures and was even happy to fill in as photographer! Lunch was at a lovely chalet in an idyllic spot with views of the mountains and Bran Castle with scrumptious traditional foods and an attentive, friendly staff. I had thought about trying to do this trip on my own, but the logistics of transportation alone would have been a nightmare. Charlie not only made the day efficient and stress-free, but he also made the trip an unforgettable experience."
"Took the Bran Castle and Ranskov Fortress tour with Tudor as our tour guide. What a great trip made even better with Tudor as our guide. He has the most pleasant nature, knowledgeable and passionate style. Top guide
"Could not have asked for a better guide. I was traveling Romania alone so it was nice to be with a small group on this tour. Our guide was fantastic. Not just informative about Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Peles Palace but about the history of his country. He was very personable and made the trip that much more interesting and fun. Excellent tour!"
"Amazing tour with Tudor! I chose the extended Bran/Rasnov/Pele option and am so glad I did. The sites are incredible to see but made better by tour guide. Tudor knows what's he's talking about and loves what he does. It's quite clear. He was incredibly accomdatiig and respectful. Excellent tour, would 10/10 recommend."
"Muy bien todo ,bien organizado y la gente muy agradable , como guía excelente ,merece vivir semejantes experiencias. Son unicas Gracias Marian y también Carmen"
"We booked direct online with Active Travel who were great from the outset. Acknowledged our booking right away and provided meeting instructions in advance.
Tiberius was our driver and guide for our tour we got picked up at 5.30pm by the main square. He was on time and we ended up having a private trip.
He was a safe driver and the vehicle was comfortable. He was very welcoming and has great knowledge of bears and there habits etc.. he's obviously also very passionate about what he does.
I spotted a bear footprint just as we got out the car. The walk to the hide is nice. Quite steep and a little muddy in places wear good shoes. It's a nice walk there and the hide is clean and comfortable.
Totally happy to answer any questions you might have and is very patient.
We felt safe and happy. Unfortunately we didn't see as much bear activity that we would've hoped for but we did see 1 bear, a female 8 years old. And when she first appeared out of the dark depths of the forest it was such an amazing sight. Something I won't forget.
She was beautiful and so very big. Unfortunately she seemed very spooked out and whilst she would usually stay around and eat, she simply grabbed the food and took it away... several minutes later she returned and did the same.
Tiberius let us wait for as long as it was safe, but sadly we didn't see another bear. It's a shame but at least we were lucky enough to see one bear twice.
I'd highly recommend this trip and feel privileged to have been able to see the beautiful brown bear in its natural habitat. Cost for 2 people EUR90.00."
"Daniel is a highly professional and competent mountain guide. He is a ski instructor during the winter months, and he shared stories of being assigned to trail maintenance during his days in the Communist army.
He has a great sense of humor, and made our day trip to the Seven Ladders very memorable.
"We loved our tour of these castles and the guidance and knowledge of Charlie, our guide. He went out of his way to show us these beautiful sites, including the fortress church. Seeing the backroads of Brasnov and the other towns were also lovely.
It was a rainy, cloudy day but it did capture the beauty of these castles and surrounds.
We were fortunate to have just the 2 of us which gave us a personal experience. Charlie was respectful, kind and extremely knowledgeable - gave us enough of the history without talking incessantly.
We would highly recommend this company -thanks so much!"
"Tudor was an amazing tour guide, with lots of knowledge on the history of Transylvania and the areas we visited. I learned a lot about the area, and had great conversation. Tudor was very attentive and had an awesome personality. Amazing experience!"
We toured Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel, some of the mountainous areas near Brasov, and a local farmers’ market in Brasov with our guide Veris. Our experience was absolutely fantastic. Veris provided us with an overview of the history of the region around Brasov and the territories comprising Romania from ancient times to the present. His intellect and knowledge gave us a new insights into Romania and the character of its people. During a rainy day, Veris offered a helping and very supportive arm to one of us who had a recent knee operation.
We had our best day in Romania thanks to Veris. Highly recommended and we hope to have another tour with him when we return to Romania in the future!"
"Firstly, Tudor is a superb guide and a thoroughly nice guy, very easy to talk to, courteous and very knowledgable. Lots of laughs were had and we visited some beautiful castles and the breathtaking countryside of Transylvania. Everything went very smoothly, including Tudor collecting us from the train station on time and he is a very careful driver. Highly recommended!!"
"I had a perfect day! Did the 3 castle trip Peles, Bran and Rasnov. Excellent tour' great company' and an amazing guide. Ty Charlie"
"The experience from the time Tudor (tour guide) picked me up at Piata Sfatului (Brasov) was amazing. I didn't even feel like I was on a tour - it's like having a road trip with a friend visiting these stunning sites. Tudor was very informative - you can ask questions anytime you like and he's quite experienced on what he do. He helped me take photos as well - nice photos by the way. This tour is highly recommended - you can ask Todur as your tour guide (maybe) if he's not busy. It was a wonderful trip!"
"We had a wonderful tour experience from Mr Tudor Georoceanu. He was a fantastic company and very informative. We saw the Castle in a different light and had a great end to a perfect family holiday. Thank you!"Amazing!!
"This is a must do trip whilst in Brasov.
Tiberius picked us up at 5;30 in the main square. After a short drive we arrived at the reserve where we had a pleasant walk to the observation hut. our guide Tiberius was extremely knowledgable and made us feel safe at all times.
We sat patiently for around an hour, i was just giving up the will to live when a big brown bear made an appearance, it has to be one of the most amazing experiences i have ever had. We saw a total of 3 different bears 2 big males and a female, which kept coming and going . I would highly recommend this trip and am hoping to take my daughters for their 21st and 18th birthdays."
"Our guide for the day was Charles. He was amazing . I opted for Bran and Rasnov castles, he is very informative and had a fun journey . He also bought us some wild strawberries. Thank you, would recommend to others."
"Amazing trip, exceeded our expectations and would completely recommend this to anyone. Our guide Bogdan is what really made our experience great and rememberable."Peles Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle with Dan Negoescu
"Dan Negoescu was my guide for Peles Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle. His English was excellent. His car was modern, clean and comfortable. As a guide he was very friendly, attentive, passionate, knowledgeable, informative and professional. When visiting each of the locations with Dan I could see that he was well connected with and respected by the workers. Dan was a fantastic tour guide and I highly recommend him. Thank you very much Dan!"
"Small-group is exactly what we got with only the two of us met by cheerful and knowledgable guide Tudor Georoceanu. The walk is short drive from Brasov. Avoid weekends as this is a favourite spot for locals and it took us a while to find parking. Also, lots of people on the track which is rough underfoot and difficult to overtake in places. You pay just below the ladders and enter the canyon (have the right change...or small notes). The canyon can be a bit of a bottleneck especially if there are people ahead not so happy with heights and taking their time ascending. The ladders are well made but not enclosed so heed the warnings when it comes to kids etc. Highly recommended otherwise. Also, all credit to our guide Tudor who got us off the main trail to see the Bear Wall climbing spot. Spectacular forest walk and not a soul to be seen....until you re-join the main track."
"We got picked up promptly and was taken to the forest. After a safety talk we headed a short distance to the hide. We were shown massive paw prints on the way. Then the wait... We only saw 1 young bear a couple of times but it was worth it. She came up really close."
"After years of wanting to visit this castle I finally managed to do it. The castle is amazing, its architecture and all. Wish I could have stayed logner than two hours which was the ammount we were given on the tour we took. Down side was that the castle was crowded with tourists, and I was not even here during peak season, so I can't imagine how crowded it will be then.
Still, this is a must see castle if visiting Romania."
"My wife & I were very keen to visit the beautiful Romanian villages during our stay in Brasov. We chose Active Travel to plan a private guided tour for us & were very glad we chose them. We visited the gorgeous villages 'Magura' & 'Pestera'& were lucky the weather stayed good. We loved the interaction with the local villagers & enjoyed a traditional lunch at their house. Overall a memorable experience. In fact we were very glad that Marion himself decided to take us for this tour. He is actually a very competent & highly trained mountain guide but his knowledge about the local villages & their culture was impeccable. I would highly recommend Active Travel Tour Company for various day (single or mutiple) tour options, especially if you are keen to trek & explore the glorious mountains that Romania is blessed with. Active Travel has a team of well trained & talented guides, who are locals & hence know the terrain etc. very well. My wife & i found Active Travel to be very professional & they took utmost care to ensure that our day trip was lot of fun & we were well taken care of. I wish Marian all the best for the future & i look foward to exploring the beautiful mountains with him,during my next trip to mesmerising Romania."
"Three Sisters 65+
Marian was very efficient from first contact. My emails were always promptly
Marian was very efficient from first contact. My emails with questions were always promptly answered. Advice on how best to cater for the destinations we wished to explore, resulted in a fabulous itinerary. Booking from the website and payment procedure was hassle free. The price was reasonable The pickup from our hotel went smoothly with Charlie our guide for ten days. Charlie is indeed a great ambassador for the company. He informed us well, was flexible with our needs, went above and beyond our expectations, always going the extra mile with kindness to make our holiday memorable. It was great having Charlie with us for meals as he explained the menu and local food. We were happy with our accomodation and chose to be close in the old town. We loved our home stay in the Maramureş with delicious home cooking and the friendly folk we encountered. Well done Active Travel with the high calibre of staff you employ. We loved Charlie and still miss him."
"Touring with Charlie is like having a friend guide you around! Charlie is very personable and knew a lot about Castle Bran, Peles Castle and the medieval ruins of Rasnov. Highly recommend this tour, and definitely ask for Charlie!"
"I took the extended tour with three friends. We enjoyed every minute of the tour with our guide Charlie. He was informative, pleasant, and engaging. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Brasov! Thanks!"
"Friendly, professional and safety conscious tour. Very informative guide. Good communication about the booking and pick up point made it easy to arrange - on top of all that we did actually see bears!"
"Our tour guide, Tudor, was very knowledgeable about the sites, their history, and the history of the country. He picked us up promptly, handled all the details, and took care of my husband who cannot move fast or climb well. This is important as both these sites involve stairs, steep slanted ramps, and cobblestones. Bring your cameras, water, and sturdy shoes and have a great time."
"A perfect excursion with a fantastic guide who made the visit of the castles very interesting with his background explanations and his good mood. Definitely to recommend!"
"We booked this and were picked up in Brasov Square by Tiberius, who would be our tour guide. He drove us South West of Brasov to the base of the mountain. He was friendly and informative, and gave us a safety talk before a short walk to the 'hide' (like a bunker with windows).
After awhile a six year old male bear appeared. We got a great view of him as he fed for awhile before moving into the woods. Later we saw another, much younger bear. It was a great experience, and Tiberius was a great host. He put in the extra effort to ensure we enjoyed the trip."
"This was such a great tour of 3 amazing spots near Brasov. Bran Castle (Dracula's castle), Pele's Castle, and Rasnov Fortress. Charlie was an amazing guide. I was staying a bit outside of the Old Town, but he picked me up in the morning right on time. There was a lot of great information on each site, and about Romania in general. His English is great, and he's very friendly and very flexible with what the group wanted to do. There were many tours offered for these castles, but I'm so happy I picked this one with Charlie and Active Travel!"
"I only had one day to sightsee in Brasov and, based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, booked this tour.
It was a terrific day-long tour, from 9am to 8pm. Bognan was our guide (cheerful, informative and chatty throughout) as we toured Peles Castle (my favourite), Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. We also detoured, and got to experience the Caraiman Monastery and see one of the ski resorts close-up. Our guide provided lots of background explanations, including on the history of Romania. I learnt a huge amount about the country, and the region, and no questions seemed off limits.
I was travelling alone, and joined three others in the car, and we soon hit it off. At no time were we ever under any pressure to rush around the sites - we could take our time, thanks to Bogdan.
A day I'll remember, and would recommend it to others."
"My tour group booked the day hike from Brasov to the National Park. Our guide Mihai was very friendly, punctual and was an excellent guide for the day with a comprehensive knowledge of the local terrain, wildlife with many stories along the way. We also had very nice breaks and side tours along the way while enjoying the magnificent scenery of the unspoiled National park. Would highly recommend active travel for any tour in Transylvania."
"We just want to say a massive thank you to Charlie for such an amazing day. The trip to the castles was the highlight of our trip to Transylvania and one not to be missed by anyone thinking about booking!
He has an extensive knowledge about every location and was more than willing to answer any questions we had about anything during the trip.
I honestly, could not recommend this enough! Thank you for a fantastic day Charlie!"
"Amazing 4 days! Completed this hike with a friend and had Mihai as our guide; incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. Every day of hiking was completely different and saw so many things.
Stayed at Pensiunea Pepino, super comfortable room, phone reception and fast wifi. The food was an absolute highlight, traditional Romanian food and lots of it!"
"This was a great trip. Marian was the guide throughout the self guided treks and he was excellent. He prepared everything went through all the details, arranged all the travel to and Back from the trials, and pick the best guest houses I've ever stayed in. The people running the guest houses were lovely, the rooms were spotless, breakfast was fantastic and I was very well looked after. Thanks for a great trip. I couldn't recommend this more."
"Also went to Peles castle which was our favourite. Mihai was a great guide and driver, knowledgable, interesting, would recommend!"
"In April we did the short trip visiting Bran and Rasnov. The whole trip took 6 hours, but the distance was shorter than expected and we never had a boring minute. It was easter day and it must have been more than 1000 people in line for Bran, but our guide made sure we were first in line. It was great to be able to take some good photos before the crowds came in. The guide had lots of information to share, and it wasn't difficult to see that he had a inner passion for the subjects. It was great that he always shared both sides of the stories. After telling us about the different myths and rumors, he always ended with explaining what most likely was the real insident or story that had come to create the different myths. We can warmly recommend the tour!"
"It was fantastic. We fell in love with your countryside and mountains. Bogdan was amazing. Very knowledgeable trustworthy and safe so we felt very comfortable. He worked out or limits very quickly and push us just enough for it to be a challenge but great fun and very rewarding.
Thank you very much. We will definitely be back!"
"Me and my friend did the 3 day trekking tour in Bucegi Natural Park and Piatra Craiului National Park and it was absolutely perfect. Mihai was a great and very experienced hiking guide on a private tour through the beautiful mountains. He answered all our questions and told interesting facts about the surroundings and all its animals, plants and trees. I would recommend this to everyone who likes to experience the wonderful nature of Romania and a good physical challenge as well."
"We were picked up by Tiberius who is a very good who knows everything about bears and wildlife in Romania. Nice location and a very good view for watching and taking pictures. We saw a really huge male brown bear, an unforgetable experience. I can only recommend it!"
"My husband and I completed this beautiful hike with Mihai as our guide. We were not quite sure what to expect but this turned out to be the highlight of our trip in Romania. Mihai was able to assess out fitness and preparedness level and took us on a challenging and exhilarating hike at a loop at Piatra Craiului National Park. Mihai was a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the park. We loved this hike and hope to one day be back for the extended three day hike! Active Travel was very responsive to our inquiries from the moment of booking and throughout. We highly recommend them for your needs in Brasov."
"Every visit was fascinating. Peles Castle was the most beautiful, but Bran Castle held my interest even moreso than Peles. I was captivated by Rasnov Fortress, pondering on how life was like so many years ago. You get more of a memorable tour when you have a guide explaining so many facts about each site."
"I couldn’t write enough positive comments about this wonderful travel agency. They were so professional and accommodating with all my questions regarding the trip. I personally requested our guide Balazs Karoly Andras (Charlie) since there were so many positive reviews about him. I was not disappointed. He made our trip so entertaining while at the same time, we learned about the history and people of Transylvania. I highly recommend this agency should you plan a visit Romania. Marian, the owner will ensure your trip is a memorable one!"
"We went on this tour with Tudor from Active Travel. We wanted to maximize our time in Brasov and nearby places and Tudor was able to save time in each place while still providing lots of history and interesting commentary. He was able to take us on a panoramic route on the way back with a beautiful view of Brasov. He also stopped in another part of town that we had not time to see during our three day stay in Brasov. We did a lot in five hours and could not have done it without the guidance of Tudor from Active Travel. We did two tours with Active Travel and have no hesitation to recommend them for your travel needs in Brasov. They are awesome!"
"Our guide, Tudor Georoceanu, was brillant. He knew where to go to get the best views, easy access to attractions and his knowledge of history and the area was first class. A really nice guy whose English was also perfect. Highly recommended."
"We took this tour two days ago and loved every minute of it. You can book this tour through the company's website activetravel.ro but we felt more secure booking it through TripAdvisor even though it was $13 more. Our guide Bara Zsolt, who goes by George, called us the night before to confirm where to pick us up at as we were staying at an Airbnb 2 miles from the Old Town. He picked us up right on time at 810am, then we picked up 5 more people in the city center.
The van he used was new, clean, and very comfortable. George was also a great driver, making sure that everyone wore their seatbelts. We headed to Peles Castle first to avoid the crowds later. The castle is beautiful and George provided us with great information during the tour. He went slow making sure to answer everyone's questions.We then headed to Bran Castle. This castle is much smaller and different than Peles but it was very interesting to see and we also enjoyed this castle.
George then took us to an authentic Romanian restaurant in a beautiful setting where we got to eat outside and enjoy the sunny day. The food was affordable and was great. My husband had the cabbage rolls and I had the cheesy polenta with egg and sausage. Everyone in our group had the dumplings (donuts) for dessert which were very very good.
We then headed to Rasnov Fortress and as a group we decided to pay the extra $3 and take the funicular to the top instead of the 100+ stairs as it was getting late and we were running out of time. We only had enough time to walk to the top of the fortress before heading back to the funicular, but by this time the tour had lasted almost 12-hours and I think we were all ready to go home.
The day was fantastic and we highly recommend spending the money (the entrance fee to the three sights and the lunch are all extra so be sure to bring enough cash). I also recommend tipping your guide as George did a fantastic job. I never know how much to tip and I even asked everyone in our group how much to tip and no one seemed to know. So I will just post that we gave 50 Lei, I don't know if that was good or bad or correct."
"My wife and I spent a week in Brasov as part of our honeymoon and participated in 3 activities with Active Travel. We did the castle tour with Charlie, the bear watching with Tiberius, and the 7 Ladders Hike with Alex. All 3 activities were amazing and different and were great additions to our stay in a beautiful area. All 3 guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Each of them went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Special shout out to Charlie since he was with us the longest as he was our guide for the all-day castle tour. Despite the fact that he had just led the same all day tour the previous day, he made our group feel like we were the most important clients that he had ever had and his humor, energy, and positivity never wavered from pick up to drop off. We highly recommend this company to anyone visiting Romania."
"Although this trip involves a lot of driving, it's definitely worth it! The Transfagarasan Road is a must if you go to Romania! It's stunning (if a little nerve wracking going around some of the corners where the road has fallen away!) If you're feeling fit there are a couple of routes that you can walk up to the top of the ridge for even better views. We did the blue triangle one (probably the steepest one there), which you do need proper walking boots and ideally trekking poles for.
Unfortunately Poienari Fortress was shut because of the bears, but our guide Tudor took as to a fascinating fortified church instead, which was a really interesting little gem.
Tudor himself was also a brilliant guide, he chatted the whole way and told us all sorts of stories and histories of the area and Romania as a whole, which made the long drives go much quicker. He clearly has a passion for what he does and is well informed on all sorts of subjects. He was also interested in us though, which added a nice personal touch.
Definitely recommend doing this trip with Active Travel."
"My husband and I had a wonderful time hiking with our guide Mihai in Piatra Craiului National Park and the Bucegi Mountains for two days. Mihai was very thoughtful and he had great recommendations for our hiking routes, especially because the weather was a bit tricky. We also really loved the guesthouse that Active Travel arranged for us- beautiful view of the valley and an extremely tasty dinner. Overall we would highly recommend!"
"We went on a half day tour of Bran Castle and Rasnov fortress. Our tour guide was Dan and before the proper tour had even started, he took us to a local church to have a quick look inside. We found him to be knowledgeable, fun and answered all our questions. Dan was on time, and made sure that we were at each location at the best times to avoid the crowds. We had a great time, enjoyed Dan's company and learned a lot! I fully recommend the tour!"
"Being a traveller that normally do not travel alone, I got the opportunity to come to Brasov with my company and tried to take advantage of my only day off in the city. I have been very lucky to choose this tour from many others, as the tour was really exciting and nice! I got to go to the Bran and Peles castles and the fortress of Rasnov. The nicest of this tour was the guide Charlie who was super funny, kind and ultra knowledgeable. I got so much fun in this tour and overall a great moment. I hope I could come back to Romania one day and if this is the case I wont hesitate for a second to get another tour with this agency and also with Charlie.
Thank you Charlie!!! :)
Fabiola (from Peru)"
"The agency were very very accomodating as we also wanted to visit the Libearty Bear sanctuary so this trip was customised to suit this. Alex was a fantastic guide and I can´t say enough positive things about him, he was very knowledgeable and right from the start he gave an interesting insight of the history of Romania and Transylvania as we were travelling to the first destination. He was fantastic with our two young children and very accomodating on the trip to make it comfortable for them, even pushing one of them of the swings in the park by Bran Castle. during the tours his guide was excellent and delivered with humour and it was the best way to see the attractions. Everything went smoothly and I recommend you ask for Alex when booking, my children asked if he can take us again next year!!"
"The Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress tour was a great way to spend some of your time in Brasov. Both locations were beautiful and interesting. Tudor was the guide on my tour and he was awesome. He was incredibly knowledgeable, it is easy to see how much he enjoys what he does. He speaks very intelligently on different subjects surrounding the points of interest, and other historical events that have taken place in Romania. I would highly recommend this tour, and if you can request Tudor, you won’t be disappointed."
"A very good tour with our guide Tudor Who gave a lot of information about The castle and Transylvania. Relaxed trip."
"We were very pleased with our tour to Bran Castle and Rasnov. Tudor was a perfect guide and it was so nice to travel in a small group."
"Preciosos paisajes. Impresionantes valles, senderos y montañas. Cuatro días inmersos en el color verde. Nada masificado."
"Our trip to piatra craiului national park with Active travel was wonderful and fantastic with being soaked by the beauty of nature.
Marian who guided us in this trip was very attentive and knowledgeable about Romania. He was patient enough to wait for my friend who had to take her steps slowly due to some health reason. I appreciate his efforts to let us see more and enjoy more the beauty of Romania."
"Our guide Alex Mitu was an excellent guide in terms of language, organization, friendliness and professionalism. We had so much fun and would highly recommend it."
"Actually, I didn’t have much information about this transfagarasan road trip, i just reserved this tour with being attracted by only one photo. But it was much more than I expected. All the way of driving from Brasov to Transfagarash was so beautiful with all pastoral views and the view at the top of transfagarasan was absolutely stunning with snow and glacier lake. I think this is must-visit place. Highly recommending!!!!
This was our second trip ( first one was castle tour) with Charlie, superb tour guide. All the time being for the tour, he was so attentive, friendly, and professional.
He was sharing a lot of stories about Romania and tried to give us more understanding about Romania, which made our trip more abundant and pleasant.
I liked his way of dealing guests, not just treating as customers, but being friends.
I will definitely recommend Active tour program to my friends whoever will visit Transylvania."
Excellent 6-day hike in the Fagaras mountains!
Reviewed July 27, 2019
"Activetravel managed to organize and execute a once in a lifetime experience for us. Marian has tailored a trek which included all our specific wishes. His professional and quick feedback convinced us from the beginning.
Mihai, our guide, was a perfect match for us. His guiding and mountaineering experience made us feel safe, especially when weather and trail conditions were tough. When the trail became critical, he used his rope to ensure our safety. Beside his professional guiding skills we enjoyed his great personality and his good sense of humour. He is a fantastic guide!
Activetravel has exceeded our expectations in every way. We can highly recommend them! Thank you so much for everything, Mihai and Marian! For our next tour we will definitely chose you again!"
"Charly was a great and super funny guide! The tour featured many historical facts and was really interesting! Since we visited the Bran castle in the morning and were able to skip the line, thanks to the entry for guided tours, there were not too many tourists."
"Our guide was passionate, knowledgeable, multilingual, and a good person. I was entirely happy with the tour."
"Wir hatten zu Viert mit unserem Personal Guide Alex eine sehr entspannte Tagestour im klimatisierten Van unternommen. Bei tollem Wetter viel gesehen. Alex kann auch gut Deutsch sprechen und weiß viele interessante Dinge über Siebenbürgen und die Siebenbürger Sachsen. Er fährt und hält unterwegs wo immer man gerne möchte. Top zu empfehlen!!!"
"We did a 1 day excursion in the mountains with active travel and love it! The place was really nice, beautiful sightseeing, not too hard to walk.. but what we would like to highlight it was how we liked our guide, Mihai, an interesting person to talk with, knowledgable of the area, mountains and climbing in general, but also it was a lovely opportunity to get to know more about the sociocultural insight of the country.. we really liked him, he was kind, attentive, it considered everybody’s needs in the group and, not less important, the best Romanian driver we found in 20 days travelling around the country with a car!
We really recommend him if you go near by Brasov!"
"Excellent day trip to Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Peles Castle. Our tourguide had too much knowledge about the sights and Romanian history, she was able to clarify all our doubts and to make a good route, we arrived in Bran Castle before most of tourists. Also, the time spent in each Castle and Fortress was enough. She had excellent english skills. Thank you Active Travel!"
"My boyfriend and I spent a fantastic day with our guide, Tudor, visiting Bran Castle, Peles Castle and the Rasnov Fortress. Our guide was friendly, very knowledgable, and went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best experience possible. I would highly recommend the small tour with Tudor as we had the flexibility to make our own schedule and were not crammed in a bus with 50 other people. One of the highlights of our trip so far!"
"Ask for Tudor. Knowledgeable, friendly, fun and professional. We had a great day out at Peles palace, bran castle and rasnov fort. Peles was the best."
"Wonderful experience . Saw three different bears the first night and two bears the second night . Very well organised . A special experience in the wild ."
"Tudor was right on time at our hotel at the time indicated in the confirmation email. An extremely cheerful person, he ensured that we get tit bits of information throught out the drive to the parking. He ensured that he walked at our pace, did not hurry. Yes there could be a bottle neck at the base of the ladders, however after that he gave us an option of a 15 min trek of a 1 hr trek, we took the 1 hr one. And boy, it was amazing. Imagine the only soul in the forest. He even had spare jackets. An excellent trip. When you book through active travel, put in a request that your guide has to be Tudor Georoceanu."
"I was traveling solo in Romania and booked a day tour of Bran Castle and Râşnov Fortress with Active Travel through Trip Advisor. We ended up being a small group of three plus our wonderful guide, Bara Zsolt (“George”). Our guide was very kind and knowledgeable, and I really enjoyed the day!
After the tour, I regretted my decision to not include Peles Palace, and spoke to the tour operator about getting me into just the Peles part of the next day’s tour. He was great in working with me on this and we were able to devise a plan where I would join a scheduled tour for Peles and then be dropped at the train station while they went on to the rest that I had already seen. I really appreciated him making this work for me. I was lucky enough to be with George again on the next day’s tour, which I was happy about since he had been so wonderful the day before.
I highly recommend visiting all three locations and with this company! The cost is of good value (note that entrance fees are not included, but are not very expensive, and you get to skip the queue). If you end up with George as your tour guide, ask him about DinoLand and a good Italian restaurant in Brasov ;)."
"We did seven days with Active Travel and the experience was amazing. We did a self guided hiking tour for which they arranged all accommodations and transfers - both of which are important in this area as well as mapped routes and local advice. They were flexible when we had to adjust to a weather day and put us in great places to stay. Reasonably priced and great service! Would definitely use them again.
One note - Bran Castle (which actually has no connection whatsoever to Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula) is not that great. Peles Castle is stunningly beautiful and much better. In hindsight we would have skipped Bran. Most certainly if you have to choose between the two, do Peles"
"We did the 2 day culture trek with the most amazing guide Mihal. He was very knowledgeable in Romanian history, a fantastic mountain guide and a great person to hang out with for 2 days. We loved everything and even though the weather wasn’t ideal for our hike he made the best of it for us. It’s a great company and the value is really good. We also loved the guesthouse we stayed in in Magura, was some of the best food we’ve had on our 7 week trip. Thanks to Marian and Mihai - we’ll be back :)"
"We had perfect trip with a wonderful guide. He is not only very profissional guide but he is friendly, patient, helper and a good storyteller. We learned and we had fun and laughed a lot. The company is very, very reliable. Thanks Charlies - Balazs Karoly Andras".
"We had a really fabulous day, we met Tudor in the square and we set off for Peles Palace. All the way there he told us stories about Romania, about the people and it’s history. Peles was stunning, so much to see and I loved the stories of the Royal Family. We took so many photos. We went to Rasnov Fortress next, we stopped for lunch at the lovely Romanian restaurant there and then got the tractor up the hill. This fort was really interesting and the views were spectacular, we were right in the Mountains, I really enjoyed it. Our final stop was Bran Castle and this was another gem, all 3 places were really different and Tudor made each one really special. After we left Bran, Tudor asked if we would like to take the road through the Mountains and it was so good, Tudor stopped at various view points so we could take photos. We were so pleased to have taken this trip and see these 3 fabulous places but it was made so much better having Tudor to speak to. He told us amazing stories of the history, communism and what it is like to live in Romania today. He was so passionate about his beautiful country so ask for Tudor if you book this tour."
"Me and my three teenagers had a great day with the group led by the very engaging guide Alex. He gave a vivid and complex tale of Romanian ancient history, recent past and present situation. It was no rehearsed manuscript, more costum made for the day and the group. My kids had no problem to understand. With Alex, we had a short break for Romanian fast food and then passed the queue to Bran without any delay. We were picked up and left at our Airbnb situated outside old city."
"We had a great road trip with Alex and Tudor. They are great drivers and a wealth of knowledge. I would do it again!"
"Well-worth the investment in time and money. A 45 minute drive from Brasov and then a 15 minute walk through the forest brings you to the shelter where you spend a couple of hours. We saw 5 different bears and 2 foxes during our visit. To be recommended!"
"We had so much fun on the hike with Marian who led us safely through the rainy forest into the alpine pasture and up to the saddle. A grand day out with a superb guide who soldiered on despite a head injury. I especially loved the food in the mountain cabin sitting in so much history with some cool people. I would definitely recommend this and also Marian as your guide."
"This is my first tripadvisor review and i felt compelled to write it cos Tudor was such a great guide. His english is very fluent, excellent knowledge whenever we pose questions, very warm-hearted and sincere service. Brasov is already an amazing place to visit and he was the icing on the cake!
I also would like to commend on his safe driving (yet not slow, in case you misinterpret it). My group is only 2 of us and joined by a lovely british couple, and i can tell they enjoyed Tudor's service as well, as they were so kind to bought him a customised mug while we had a stopover. And coincidentally, bumped into them again the next day and they sign up for another of Tudor's hiking tour (which i wished i had too!)
Lastly, i also admire Tudor's love for his country and for Brasov particularly, and it showed through.
I had a great time, one of the best country i have visited, and Tudor was truly a superb guide.
If he is reading this, i am one of the 2 girls from Singapore, who joined your tour on 10th Jul. Thank you very much and i wish you the best!!
Do sign up and request for Tudor! He's the guy!"
"We were party of a big guided tour of Romania and opted to separate and go on this. It was incredibly worth it. Our group did the same tour, but it cost 3 times as much and the others saw 1/3 of what we saw. This is the best way to see the country cities of Romania. Our guide was incredible and think his name was Charlie, but he was one of the best guides we had. Our guide went out of his way to make it a great and memorable trip. Cannot say enough!"
"it was to me very emotional to see three bears in the wild, something to never forget.. Well organised with focus on respect for orest and wild animals"
"Stipt/ enthousiaste en gedreven ranger, Leuke uitleg en gespreksmomenten, spannend maar veilige belevenis"
"This was a very enjoyable activity, and we were lucky enough to watch four bears and a fox from our hide. Our guide, Radu-Alexandru, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about bears, their customs, habitat, etc. and was able to explain and answer all our questions. He was very kind and helpful, and he was very concerned about the safeguard of the environment, and keeping the area safe for the bears, while maintaining prudent access to visitors. We enjoyed the activity very much. Thanks, Alex!"
"Had a great day with Tudor exploring the area around the 7 Ladders Canyon. It was a small group of only 2 other guests (3 tourists total) which was perfect for tailoring the tour to our liking. Tudor was very attentive to the needs of the group, fully explaining the trip and options for return routes from the canyon. He also provided a lot of commentary on Romanian history and present day. Though the day was hot, a nice walk through the woods was the perfect escape. Thanks Tudor and Active Travel for a wonderful day!"
"À faire! Marian, le guide sera vous vendre les mérites de ce jolie parc, de cette belle région et aussi de son pays!
Avec lui la balade se fait d’anecdotes en anecdotes en rends le circuit plus agréable même s’il l’est déjà naturellement.
Superbe panorama, un peu de monde par endroit mais d’autres assez isolés.
Vu trop peu de faune sauvage à mon goût, mais l’heure et la saison n’étaient sans doute les plus appropriés pour faire ces rencontres.
Vous prendrez votre repas en route dans un gîte, suffisant copieux pour faire le job, prévoyez malgré tout quelques en-cas car la balade peut prendre 6 ou 7h."
"Our tour guide Dan was absolutely fantastic. Provided us with an awesome day packed with information. He spoke English very well and was very kind. If you want to do this tour look no further than Dan with Active Travel"Fantastic!
"This was a great experience, we really enjoyed it!
We got an halfday of hiking in the beautiful mountains and Woods near Brasov. Climbing up the ladders in the Canyon was exciting and fun not to mention beautiful with the surroundings. But what really made this something extra and special was the fantastic tour-guide Tudor G! He looked after each one of us in the group and making sure that we were ok and enjoying ourselfes throughout the hike, especially when hiking in the steep hills and up crossing the wooden bridges. As an extra bonus we got to know some more of the Romanian history and culture as Tudor gladly shared his knowledge with us, special thanks for the local restaurant recommendation, thumbs up!
This was such a good hike, the weather and the company was great! Walking in the beautiful woods and Canyon in a small group led by a fantastic tour-guide made it a memory for life!"
"We visited from Paris and we were extremely happy with the tour and with our tour guide Dan. He was very knowledgeable and engaged. He really went above and beyond by sharing all his knowledge and making a few extra stops such as Siania monastery, a fortified church and he took us to have lunch to a really nice restaurant with a beautiful view on Bran Castle. He was exceptional ! We will remember with pleasure this day. Thank you Dan !
We highly recommend."
"We started our tour at Rasnov and Alex made the history of the place come alive, while making us feel involved by asking questions and holding conversations with us, rather than reciting off a script and then just moving on. Afterwards, we headed to Bran castle where we had a break for some fast food. Then we made our way through the ticket line at which point Alex told us about the history of the castle and its role in the Romanian culture. Finally, we made our way through the castle where Alex shared more fun facts about the design of the castle, its rooms and the whole Dracula mythology. Our tour finished with Alex dropping us off at our hotel. Overall, the tour was fun, enjoyable and easy to understand."
"El señor es más que amable, te lleva, te trae, te explica y además te tranquiliza sobre el posible peligro. (Porque haberlo, lo hay) experiencia válida para toda la familia que además ayuda a la conservación del lugar y de los animales que allí viven, dado que las visitas son la única fuente de ingresos para mantener este santuario. Totalmente recomendable"