I'm in the early stages of planning a Central Europe/Balkans Peninsula tour departing from Canada this August and one of the top items on my to-do list is to go hiking in the Fagaras Mountains in Romania. I'm particularly interested in spending a couple nights at the Balea Lake Chalet but am willing to entertain other options if this proves too far out of my way. I've read other threads on this subject and the impression I get is that, in the absence of a rental car, one is restricted…
Next week I'm taking the train from Bucharest to Craiova to visit friends living there. I'm a female travelling alone and wondered how safe the journey is alone and how safe Craiova is alone. I have heard and read mixed messages regarding the safety of the area and wondered if anyone has been recently who could give me an update.
Any help anyone could give would be much appreciated.
Hello! I’m planning a trip to Romania in July with my husband and 10 year old daughter, and am looking for advice on our itinerary. We have about 2 weeks. We plan on renting a car, and generally prefer basing ourselves in one place for a few days and taking day trips, when possible.
Day 5 – drive to Sighisoara, spend night
Day 6 – drive to Sibiu, 3 nights…
Hello again Thorn Tree Advisors! One more time I am asking for AND needing your travel advice. In May I am going to Bulgaria and Romania. Bulgaria is no problem, but Romania is. I will begin in Bucharest and wish to see the Wooden Churches of Maramures and some of the smaller villages in that area - also the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. The Lonely Planet Guide book is discouraging on public transportation to those areas. My options seems to be: use public transportation to the…
We're planning our next holiday in late June - early July and have booked flights to Bucharest and back from Budapest 2.5 weeks later.. Have put together a rough itinerary but not sure if it's too much/not enough so any advice appreciated.
We want to do around 3-4 days hiking on the trip but generally don't like staying a new place each night and would prefer to stay 2 - 3 nights in place and do day trips (e.g. Sibiu to Cindrel mountains). We'll be travelling by bus and train (and…
There are 8 of us meeting in Bucharest in late Sept. We will spend one day in Bucharest then rent a van at OTP and spend 3 days traveling in Transylvania. We need to spend the third night in Sinaia in order to get back to OTP the next day. It has been suggested that we drive from OTP to Sibiu via the entire Transfag Highway the first day. I am thinking this will take most of the day driving instead of spending the time visiting villages, churches and castles. I have read that it it…
In addition to the already existing website of the Tourism Information Office about Maramures, now there is a new not for profit website made by WWF and EcoRomania about the Mara and Cosau Valleys (including Creasta Cocosului). Since last summer, this area is now an official ecotourism destination (the only one in Romania together with the Zarnesti region).
The website is just recently launched and constantly updated. For now, it is available in Romanian and English. Here is a link to the…
Does anyone know where in Bacau I can catch the Trans Polosam bus to Iasi?
All the web sites list the address of the bus station as unspecified.
Also if I can buy a ticket to Iasi on the bus, or if I have to buy on in advance and where from?
I don't want to buy one before I go to Romania because if my flight arrives late in Bacau I shall have to get a different bus or a train.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I do not drive. My daughter is 23 years old, and have had her driver´s license for less than a year. Does anyone know a car rental company based in Bucharest who rents out cars to people with fresh driver´s licenses?
Thanks from Lena
we are thinking of going to Romania in July / August. We want to visit Maramures but we have no idea how we can vistit villages like Breb, Surdesti Sapanta and other villages.
We have no car.
Can you book daytrips ( when yes, where ) are there ( mini ) busses going from village to village or do you have to rent a taxi for the day ?
Any tips for travelling and accomodation in this part of Romania.
Thanks, Hein and Elly from Utrecht, NL