Welcome to Romania!
What if you had a trusted friend to ask for advice on what to visit in Romania?
Someone to help you plan your trip?
We're native Romanians who promote local & authentic travels in our country.
You can book tours online with the best local guides we handpicked for our tours. We want to make Romanian tourism better for everyone.
So, what do YOU want to visit in Romania?
Reviews from travelers
Short Bear Watching Experience from Brasov Missed a tour dinner to have this amazing experience. Just finishing looking at photo's and video record of our visit. Two mature females, two adolescents and three new cubs. Excellent viewing point. The silent stroll through the walk to the hide was enchanting and we would have loved it. It was a delight - thank you!see more
Guided Walking Tour of Brasov: Major Sights & Medieval History It may have started out as a walking tour with a guide but ended up as a stroll with a friend! My tour of the main attractions and streets with Tudor was superb. We started in the main square and meandered around the beautiful medieval town visiting historical sites within the city walls but also outside in the winding streets of the Romanian sector. I enjoyed every moment and Tudor was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. I particularly enjoyed learning about the colourful history of the town and the views of the town from the hills. Touring with locals is the way to go - they are passionate about their own towns and want you to love them as much as they do. It was a little hilly at times so a basic degree of fitness is required but Tudor is very considerate and will take it at your pace. Very glad I booked this tour through Romanian Friend!see more
Stay in a Local Village House in Transylvania & Learn to Make Cheese! We loved this experience! The house stayed in was what we imagine heaven feels like - peace, quiet, nature, green all over. Istvan’s sister was with us throughout the experience and she was a lovely host. The cheese making experience was as authentic as one can desire and we had tons of fun participating! Cund is a lovingly remote and peaceful village and our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. We will definitely be coming back - thanks Romanian Friend!see more
Top Attractions near Cluj: Turda Salt Mine, Alba Iulia Citadel & more Florin was very knowledgeable and really made the tour to Turda, Alba Iulia, and Rimetea memorable. It was a great day trip from Cluj and I'm glad I booked this tour through Romanian Friend!see more
Tour of Transylvania's Countryside: Sighisoara Citadel & Fortified Villages The whole experience from booking stage to the tour itself was immensely satisfying. Marius at Romanian Friend immediately replied to all questions and concerns and the tour options he recommended were amazing. Out tour guide, Florin, is described on the RF website as “passionate, optimistic, dedicated and passionate about Romanian culture”. This is absolutely true. He was punctual, very fluent in English and very polite. At all times during the day he stayed aware of our needs and wishes and was very flexible to accommodate us. We felt very comfortable, safe and well-cared for at all times of the day. It was evident that he had planned all the small details and despite the hours of driving, he never looked tired. It was impressive that he never even used his mobile. Very difficult to find a better and more professional tour guide! I highly recommend Romanian Fried for all types of tourists of all ages, and look forward to other tours with them in the future! And all of this in addition to the beauty of the places visited in Romania!see more
Day Trip: Village Life & Picnic in Sibiu Countryside I had a very interesting day with Adela visiting villages around Sibiu! She is like an encyclopedia with lots of interesting things to tell me about old and recent history of the area, and could answer all my (many!) questions. Romanian Friend is a very useful site, with lots of info and helpful staff on the chat! A great asset in planning a trip to beautiful Romania!see more
Photography Tour of Romania: Traditional Villages & Local Life I decided to visit Magura village, and wanted to hire a guide for the day to maximize my chances of getting good images. While doing research for my travels, I came across Romanian Friend where local photographer Vlad offered a photography tour around Brasov. I'm very happy I decided to hire him as he is not just an excellent guide but also a very genuine and easy going person. I had a great time, went to places I wouldn't have found on my own and took some great shots! I highly recommend booking Vlad via Romanian Friend if you're looking for a great time in Transylvania. / Fredrik from Swedensee more
History Day Trip: Corvin Castle & Alba Iulia Citadel Marius - thanks for all your help. Your website was very professional, clear and easy to navigate. You responded to my email quickly and accurately. We loved our Corvin Castle tour and our guide Florin was amazing, fun and very knowledgeable. He arrived on time, energetic and ready to go, being a history major at university, he was a wealth of information about everything. He made us feel comfortable and answered all our questions and had a great sense of humor. He gave ample time to see everything and took us to a great place for lunch with a cool Romanian atmosphere. We would highly recommend Romanian Friend to anyone traveling to Romania or Cluj-Napoca!!!see more
Picturesque Hiking Trails: Apuseni Natural Park & Rural Village Life Sergiu was fabulous. And to think this picturesque hiking tour in Apuseni was our second choice! We are really happy that we chose this trip (albeit a little hesitant at the beginning). This was really the experience we were looking for. Away from the hustle and bustle of London. Clean air and a truly local experience. We would never have found this area on our own. The guide was wonderful and tailored the trip to suit us and although he's a true mountaineer, that was never intimidating. We had a lot of laughs and Annette absolutely loved the mud! He even thought of everything including a perfect snack pack. We are very happy to recommend Romanian Friend to anyone wanting a local experience in Romania. I also want to thank you for all the information and help you gave before we left for our trip. And for encouraging us to go hiking in the mountains. Cheers!see more
See our local insights, stories and articles about Romania and check out events happening soon:
|12 - 15 July, 2018||Garana, Caras-Severin||Garana Jazz Festival|
|18 - 22 July, 2018||Bontida, Cluj county||Electric Castle Festival 2018|
|27 - 29 July, 2018||Sibiu||ArtMania Festival|
|02 - 05 August, 2018||Cluj-Napoca||UNTOLD Festival 2018|
|11 - 12 August, 2018||Bucharest||SummerWell Festival 2018|
|17 - 19 August, 2018||Teleki Estate, Mures County||Awake Festival 2018|
|31 August - 02 September, 2018||Bucharest||Craft Beer Festival|
|28 September - 07 October, 2018||Bucharest||Anim'est|
|01 - 14 October, 2018||Bucharest||Bucharest PhotoFest|
|15 - 21 October, 2018||Sibiu||Astra Documentary Film Festival|
Plan your trip to Romania
Planning a trip to a new country can be challenging, time-consuming or even stressful.
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