Transylvania Live reviews
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE - This trip has to be on everyones bucket list!!!
We booked the 7 day Halloween in Transylvania and added on the 2 day Halloween at Bran Castle. Our main reason for booking was the Halloween parties. We travelled with another couple and booked direct with Transylvania Live via the internet. Initially we were sceptical at doing this but Hertha and her team were so helpful and patiently answered all of our questions and emails promptly and our trip went smoothly and exactly to plan. Our small group of 16 was the perfect size - it gave us an intimate, personalised tour experience with some great memories and we made lots of new friends! Our guide Stefan was professional, very knowledgeable and always eager to answer our questions. We learned through him that there was so much more to Romania than Bram Stokers’ Dracula. We came away from our trip not only thoroughly enjoying the 3 Halloween parties we attended but also thoroughly enjoying visiting the beautiful towns and historical places related to Vlad the Impaler and learning about the history and culture of Romania and its people. I would highly recommend Transylvania Live and their tours to anyone. I don’t think this will be our only trip to Romania - we will be back!!
John May, Wakefield UK
Best Halloween I’ve ever had
Romania is beautiful especially the views of Transylvania. We visited important places of Vlad Tepes history and our guide was very knowledgeable. During Halloween we had 3 different parties in 3 different locations across Transylvania and each was different from the other. Our group was under 20 people which made it easy to make new friends during the trip. I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn more about Dracula
G. Victoria, Manchester, UK
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
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
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
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
My husband and I did the 7 day Halloween Tour with the 2 day Add-on trip. The company was very helpful and timely in their email communications during the planning process and leading up to the trip. We received detailed itinerary information and found the trip to be a great value for everything included and very easy to plan.The experience itself was AMAZING! We had a wonderful small group with a great driver and knowledgeable tour guide (Stefan). The parties were a ton of fun, but we also loved seeing the castles, churches, fortresses, villages, towns, cities, forests and countryside. Our hotels had lots of character and only one that seemed could use some updating. They all included breakfast, and we also enjoyed the meals included in the tour. Keep in mind, changing hotels every night and carrying luggage up and down stairs when you pack. We aren't sure how we will ever top this experience! Thank you, Transylvania Live!
Amy Smith, London
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, London
I really enjoyed my staying in Romania.
During the trip,I never feel lonliness for Claudia's cheerful attendance.
Thank you for your cordial support.
Yoshiko I., Yamaguchy University, Japan