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?
Our favourite tours right now
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Autumn is here - the most beautiful season for Romania's woodlands! Fresh vegetables and picturesque hills await - our favourite tours for September-October are:
Reviews from travelers
Photography Tour of Romania: Traditional Villages & Local Life My son is a keen photographer - I’m more interested in people and places and the culture. Both of us thought this was the best few hours we’d spent in a long, long time. We walked for hours through breathtaking scenery, meeting local people and getting a feel for life in the Romanian countryside. Vlad is a wonderful host and the trip is absolutely the best thing we did on our trip. Don’t miss it - and go ahead and book if you are even vaguely considering it. Places are scarce and Vlad takes only small numbers each time. Thank you again Vlad for a simply wonderful afternoon and to Romanian Friend for recommending this trip based on our interests!see more
Vacaresti Natural Park: the Newest Urban Delta We had a wonderful and informative tour through Vacaresti Park with Carmen. She was an enthusiastic guide and clearly loves the area and appreciates the natural world as much as we do. We very much enjoyed looking at the plants and wildlife and hearing about the park's rich history. It was also lovely to visit this part of Bucharest that's off the beaten tourist path with a knowledgeable and friendly Romanian guide. Definitely recommended!see more
The Best of Danube Delta Tour: a Living Natural Wonder We worked with Romanian Friend to organize a private tour of the Danube Delta, which we really enjoyed. What we liked about Romanian Friend is their role as a curator of interesting, high-quality Romania-related experiences as well as the brokering with the right tour companies. The tour itself was well organized. We were able to see beautiful wildlife as well as explore the inhabited parts of the Delta, and we were well taken care of throughout. Highly recommend!see more
Tour of Transylvania's Countryside: Sighisoara Citadel & Fortified Villages Tour was great. Relaxing. Easy enough and informative. Florin was amazingly helpful with whatever we needed. Even pointing out to us some amazing swimming zones and lakes. Romanian Friend helped us plan the trip for our group even with short notice., thanks! Will be back to Romania ;)see more
Photography Tour of Romania: Traditional Villages & Local Life Booking anything online for the first time can involve some element of risk, but when I saw this photography tour with Vlad on Romanian Friend I thought it sounded interesting and decided to send an email requesting a booking. Vlad our guide picked us up in Brasov and transported to a village where I felt I was traveling back in time. Vlad is a very easy guy to get along with and his passion for photography and Romania is very apparent. I have already written a blog about my experience and if I posted a link on here it would ruin the surprises that await you. Fran & I really enjoyed the experience, so if you were looking to see and photograph the real beauty of Romania, I personally would highly recommend the Photography Tour of Romania: Traditional Villages & Local Life. Thank you! Fletcher & Fran Leeds, UKsee more
Hike to the Top in the Most Beautiful Village around Cluj We loved everything about this tour! After a two hour ascent we reached the top of the mountain with a breathtaking view over the Carpathians and the village. The path can become quite steep and challenging at certain spots, so make sure to bring appropriate shoes with you. Our guide Iancu was very friendly and had a huge knowledge about Romania and everything we asked him. The trip was easily booked through Romanian Friend, perfectly organised and we felt comfortable throughout the whole day. After descending back to the starting point we enjoyed a well deverved beer with some delicious dessert from the local village with our guide, which was a great finish before driving back to Cluj. Thanks!see more
Complete Tour of Maramures & Bucovina - a Trip Back in Time! We had a fantastic trip with Iulian, Flavia's colleague, as he was a great guide. He put a lot of effort into tailoring the itinerary to suit our interests. Importantly, he is a very good driver and we never felt unsafe in the crazy Romanian traffic with him, unlike with several other drivers. We met some fascinating people, had some wonderful experiences and learnt heaps about the Romanian people, history and culture. All this in the picture perfect Romanian countryside! Also many thanks to Romanian Friend for helping us decide to book this trip on short notice, answering all our questions in a timely manner and making sure our experience will be tailored to our needs!see more
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
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Plan your trip to Romania
Planning a trip to a new country can be challenging, time-consuming or even stressful.
But we're here to help! In this section you'll find practical information for first-time visitors in Romania, tips on getting to Romania and navigating the country and a map where you can see where everything is located!
Your Romanian Friend
Natives of Romania
Romanian Friend is your trusted travel advisor: we know the best guides, trips and (almost) everything about being a tourist in our country
Handpicked People, Tours & Stories
We verify and handpick our partner-guides to create unique tours showing you the best of Romania.
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Our tours include services and goods from local communities so that the benefits of tourism are equally shared. Learn about our mission and help us make a difference!
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