The Cultural tour of Northen Transylvania was most interesting and informative. A great deal of country was covered in a relatively short time, and a very good cross-section of the landscape, mountains, forests, rivers, etc., as well as architecture, lifestyles and culture, of Transylvania, Maramuresh and Moldavia was seen and appreciated, and here again, Alin was an ongoing fount of information. As regards the accomodation the quality of the board and lodging was very good, and the Ileas' Country Inn at Ieud was very much an At Home atmosphere.
David W., Perth, Australia
Claudia was a great guide making sure to spend time with all three of us as equally as she could as well as getting us to get to know each other. In terms of our tour she was there for everything we could possibly need even dealing with the local market people. The Vampire tour itself I think was well set out, seeing the city and the country and then large towns/citadels, but especially being able to meet the Transylvania Live team in Turda and the student knights on the last night that we were able to interact with. The accomodation was all completely fine, the receptionists were all friendly.
I thought the tour was a great way to see romania, and it made it really easy for me to enjoy the country without worrying about anything but what to wear and order for lunch! I've already recommended the tour and the shorter ones to two australian girls I met in Vienna. Thanks for everything,
The research that has been done (for the genealogy research tour) is excellent, and I am very happy with that. That is all the information I need for now. I will continue contact with Mrs. B. and exchange information when I return to Sydney. Also, I have checked into the pension. It is very nice, and I am very satsified there. Thank you for making the excellent choice. I am looking forward to continuing my journey to Sighisoara tomorrow! Kind Regards,
Rod Melisca - Sydney, Australia
It is very obvious that Transylvania Live goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure its clients are satisfied. We are very thankful to our guide for being not only a well-informed guide but also for being courteous, dependable, friendly, and always doing his best make sure that the trip was a pleasant experience for us, which it was.
Steve and Karen, Beverly Hills, US
Your staffs that we have dealt with have always been courteous, helpful and professional. As far as the trip in general, my brother and I could not be more satisfied! We would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Romania!
Professor Merlin S, Rhode Island, US
Transylvania was a major surprise for us! I have to admit I knew very little about your history and culture and now I’m fascinated by it. All those beautiful traditional hand made blouses and your fine pottery are a major success back in US. No other monasteries can compare to what I’ve seen in Bucovina. Thank you for this excellent itinerary and the well informed guide (answered all the questions).
Mary Kate Johnson, California, US
Thank you for everything you did for my group and thank you for the bottom of my heart for the lovely evening, 20.06, my wife’s name day, for the cake, flowers, and champagne. It was a pleasure meeting you and I’m sure we’re going to see each other again shortly. Liliana from Graiver contacted me to see how everything went and of course I had only good things about you, the driver, and Ovidiu the guide.
Haim Aneta, Haifa, Israel
Thank you for this lovely holiday! It is so good to find out that there’s more than discovering a country when travelling as a couple. It was a pleasure to also rediscover old (too old!) habits: rose baths, candle lit dinners, carriage rides but most important each other. Thank you for being so attentive to all the details of this tour, we really felt pampered and spoiled.
Jane and Michael Donavon, Texas, US
I could not believe Romania has such fine castles! From all the castles I have seen, Bran is the closest to my heart! Peles was also a major surprise but maybe too royal for my taste. Also, many thanks for the medieval breath of air – Sighisoara. I didn’t know such places still exist. Please send my best to Mr. Muresan, his web spider painting looks beautifully in my living, he truly is a unique artist!
Margaret Dornwich, Los Angeles US
I would like to thank you all for providing us a very special weekend. Sorin was really kind and told us many histories about the places and country that made the trip even special. I would like to tell that he was the perfect guide. Congratulations for you all! The festival (from Sighisoara) was a surprise and I will never forget it. For sure we have now so many beautiful pictures to show our friends and family in Brazil.
Ana Jorjao, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Congratulations Transylvania Live for teaching me how to dance the “hora”. I enjoyed very much the festival; the Romanians are the friendliest people I ever met! I loved the music, the traditional costumes, the food, everything! Please send my best to Mr. Misiuga, the “Baron of Dracula “, it was a pleasure talking to someone who can tell so much about Transylvania’s past. Hope to see you again soon.
Winona Cunningham, Virginia, US
We are now in Hungary yesterday we left Romania. Everything was all right we are very satisfied with the hotels. Thanks for your help.
Marcin Czyz, Warsaw, Poland
Great holiday! I loved to hike is such beautiful areas and learn about your culture. It was an excellent program. Liked very much Scarisoara Ice cave and the Merry Cemetery! You haven’t heard the last from me! Planning on returning next summer with my group of friends.
Mathew Crosswith , Washington, US
I just wanted to let you know that we all enjoyed the trip very much. Our guide, Sorin, was very knowledgable with a great sense of humor, and our driver, Stephan, was very skilled, and also very personable. As I mentioned, all in all, we had a wonderful time and are very happy that we chose Transylvania Live. I also wanted to let you know that it was really nice to meet the people from Transylvania Live during our party in Turda. I will be sure to recommend you to any friends who might ask about Romania. Thank you again for all of your help, and most of all your patience with all of my many questions!!! Multumesc!!!!
Damon B, New York, USA
Thanks (to Iulian) for making a very enjoyable week in Romania. We were all very impressed with your skills on the hill and the way you made sure that we all got the best out of the week. You are very talented guide and an excellent ambassador for your country!
The photos were a great bonus and coke never tasted so good! ;)
David Vincent, Sheffield, UK
Anyone thinking of going on this trip (Ride under Dracula’s Wings in Transylvania ) I can tell you now, you will have an excellent holiday. Two of us from the Lincolnshire went last June. It must be said that the Romanian people we met and in particular the organizers could not have done more to make us welcome.
Keith M. L. - Lincolnshire, UK
I really appreciate all your work, cooperation and careness for the coordination of the programme! Mr Meyer Joachim is really a great guide! I can't believe there is someone better than Mr Meyer somewhere at the Danube-Delta & Dobrogea!
Stephan A. -Wienn, Austria
We are back in Israel. Thank you for a wonderful trip everything was wonderful; we loved the landscape and all the Transylvania life the hotels were O.K. and Nicola was very professional and nice. Thank you again.
Edna Shaty - Tel Aviv, Israel
… and to all thinking about this trip. GO, it was brilliant last year. The organizers made a real effort to make us welcome and provide a good tour and they didn't disappoint.
Mark Preston, - London, UK
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Transylvania Live for making our trip (Helicopter escapade - A Glimpse of Transylvania) the fantastic event it was.
Your attention to detail and hospitality was incredible.
J.L. - Johanesburg, South Africa
I thought the service from your office at Transylvania Live was excellent. I could ask for nothing more. You replied to messages, sent information,
organised guides, transport etc etc. Raul (the guide) asked for feedback on Sunday and I said to him: he obviously knows the mountains very well indeed and had planned the trip
very carefully, he was extremely helpful, always organising things at huts, or on the telephone. When things were tough and my knee was hurting quite badly by then, Raul offered to take heavy things from my
pack and carry them himself. This was excellent. I was very satisfied, and very pleased that we booked the trek with you.
Thanks and regards
David Wightman - Amsterdam, Nederland
Many thanks to all of you there at Transylvania Live for organizing such excellent tour! We enjoyed very much our time in your beautiful country. I liked very much Transylvania, Brasov and Sinaia and in particular the Danube Delta, a paradise for such excellent fisherman as my self! Promise to come back again in the Danube, do some fishing and enjoy again some of you fine fish soup. My wife can’t stop talking about your monasteries. She says she can’t wait to get back there and spend some more time studying them.
Mark Anderson, Missouri, US
Marian was very nice and did a great job. I intend to plan a longer tour (motorcycles tour) at some point - but it may have to wait until next summer! Kind regards,
David E. - Bucharest, Romania
Con respecto a las preguntas planteadas, la respuesta es que nuestro viaje a Rumanía fue muy agradable y los servicios prestados por la agencia, la guía y el conductor han sido muy buenos. Espero recomendar a otros amigos nuestra experiencia. Muchas gracias. Hasta siempre,
Andrés J. - Alicante, Spain
I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for my mother and me. We had such an amazing time on our vacation. Thank you for making sure we were taken care of and comfortable at all times and locations. Each and every detail you had waiting for us was such a treat. Every one of our guides (from Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania) was very helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. Romania was my favorite and I am anticipating my next trip there. Thank you, Amy White, Dallas Texas, USA
Truly, this was an incredible adventure full of memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you so much! You took care of everything--from planning the details of a fun-filled agenda with meals and lodging that were absolutely superb, to (Anamaria) answering many, many, many questions even months before our journey began.
I still cannot fathom how we were able to experience and learn so much about your beautiful country and the Romanian people in so short a period of time.
Thanks to the tour itinerary and the expertise of our wonderful and charming guide, we learned at least a little bit about Romanian history; the impact of communism; urban, village and rural life; the natural beauty of Romania (mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, even a salt mine!). We learned about the hard-working farmers and about the enduring ways of the gypsies. We were invited into the home of the artist and his wife in Medias and from them and others we learned about the generous hospitality of your people.
If I ever have the opportunity to refer a friend to Transylvania Live, I will do so gladly. Ruth Michelson, Chicago, USA
I enjoyed all of the holiday, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival, but also for the very special accommodation at Casa cu Cerb. We went to unusual places and met unusual people, definitely out of the beaten track and as far as I can tell the people we met chose to be in this business and were quite happy to meet us. Maria R.R., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Romania was truly a memorable experience. Thank you so much for all of your help. I had a great time, and I'm already looking at ways to get back there in the near future.
I did want to mention Sorin. He was a wonderful guide, and a great guy as well. I'm really glad he was our guide. I'd recommend him again in an instant.If you ever need a positive word from a customer, feel free to let me know, and I'll be happy to provide whatever you need without a second's hesitation. Best, Michael
Romania, Bucharest and Transylvania were beautiful and exciting places to visit, rich in historic and scenic beauty. The arrangements by your company were fine. Your guide George was superb! He was most enjoyable and made the trip special. He is a true jewel of Romania . Any serious visitor to Romania definitely does need a tourist service similar to your own providing expert guides who conduct the tours in their own vehicles. Driving in Bucharest and elsewhere would be extremely difficult for the inexperienced and parking is a nightmare! Anthony W. - Philadelphia , PA.
Thank you for putting together a wonderful trip to Transylvania. It was a real delight. We were very fortunate that in both Sighisoara and Sibiu we arrived in the middle of festivals, which meant that not only did we enjoy the beauty of these two places, we were also able to savour the real atmosphere that they can provide. I have to give you special praise for the organisation of the trip - from the sensitive way in which you handled my bereavement earlier in the summer to the efficiency of the airport transfer arrangements at the start and end of my holiday. Not only have I been singing the praises of Romania to my friends since my return on Monday, but also those of Transylvania Live! But, meanwhile, please accept my thanks once again. It was a real pleasure dealing with you. Ivar S. Bonnybridge, Scotland, UK