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?
Winter is Coming! Our favourite tours right now:
1. Romania celebrates 100 years from the Great Union in Alba Iulia Citadel - go on a trip from Cluj!
2. garlic is everywhere in Romanian food and it's very healthy for Winter time! Go for a memorable tasty garlic experience in Bucharest!
3. discover the idyllic Sibiu Old Town area on a guided tour with a native! Romania's best Christmas Market will be here!
4. Cluj-Napoca will also have a very nice Christmas Market! Do a food tour in Cluj with a native blogger to find the best spots and discover the vibrant youth culture of the city!
5. finally - take on the snows of Romania's Carpathian mountains - book a beginner's course in off piste / free riding winter sports with a professional & friendly teacher-guide. Advanced rider? Let's go wild!
If you need help with planning your trip or want a custom tour just
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Reviews from travelers
Cluj Top Attractions: Turda Salt Mine, Alba Iulia Citadel & Rimetea Village Amazing tour! Totally recommend it! Turda salt mine is a must-see place for everyone who will visit Cluj. Florin was the best guide. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He has a way of making a tour with strangers seem like a carpool with friends :)see more
Tour of Transylvania's Countryside: Sighisoara Citadel & Fortified Villages I did the "Tour of Transylvania's Countryside" with Florin in the beginning of November. We visited the salt mine in Turda, the fortified church of Biertan and Sighisoara Citadel. Florin picked me up at my accommodation in Cluj in the morning and dropped me off there in the evening. It was a wonderful, informative day, and thanks to Florin's broad historical knowledge, I learned a lot and saw many beautiful buildings and sights. Florin also gave me many interesting anecdotes about the country and the people of Romania and had an answer to all of my questions. Of course, you can visit all those places on your own, but the background information, which I received on the tour with Florin, are invaluable and probably not retrievable in a travel book. Since I was travelling alone, I was a bit worried before the ride – will we have something to talk about in these 10 hours? Will it be awkward to sit in a car with a complete stranger? But these concerns were totally unfounded! I recommend the tour without restrictions; it was definitively the highlight of my whole trip!see more
A Day Trip in Romania's Haunted Forest: Hoia Baciu Alex is a very funny and friendly guide. I really enjoyed my tour of the forest and chatting with him about Romania and the legends of the forest. If I come back I would like to do a night tour next time.see more
3 Days at an Eco-Friendly Mountain Cabin: Hiking, Wildlife & Nature We really loved our time on this trip. It was absolutely magical to be up in the mountains, hiking in the wild, and staying in this beautiful cabin. Cristian was our guide. The man knows everything! He answered every question we had about the foundation, the park, Romania's history, our surroundings. We were stunned. He was so friendly, sorted my girlfriend out with some vegan nibbles, and wine for us upon arrival, and checked in with us every step of the way, giving us an amazing hike that was both manageable and comfortably challenging, for two hiking novices. He was able to tell us about the paw prints in the snow, the trees, the call of the birds, a genuinely lovely man. The cabin itself is very cool, surrounded by a most dramatic background of mountains, lakes and forest. It snowed all day before we had arrived, so be warned the cabin can be very cold when you arrive, or when you're leaving, but heats up so so quickly and it's the cosiest place once it does -despite the flies, who also seem to love the heat! We were also really grateful to be picked up and dropped off so conveniently, and the entire experience was an adventure we were delighted to have tried. Certainly hoping to try something similar in future. Many thanks to Romanian Friend for answering our questions before booking and making sure everything goes smooth. A highly recommended experience!see more
Road trip on Transfagarasan Highway Another great adventure with Romanian Friend! Our experience has always been that you feel as though you are out with a long time friend. Bogdan knew so much about the area and its history, things that you just don't find in any guide book. We experienced three seasons in one day. The Transfagarasan is just spectacular.see more
Picturesque Hiking Trails: Apuseni Natural Park & Rural Village Life This was a wonderful day trip, one of our best experiences during our two-week visit. Sergiu was helpful to communicate with us in advance for making plans and letting us know what to expect. He was accommodating and thoughtful, able to craft our day as we went along based on our fitness and energy levels (even accommodating the two different energy levels between my mom and me with a tweak to a hike). We fit two smaller hikes into the day and both were just gorgeous -- one to a fairytale-like mossy waterfall in the middle of the forest, one to a hilltop with an awesome 360-view of the beautiful valleys below and herds of sheep. His backpack was well provisioned with fruits, chocolates, and water to keep us going strong. He also took some photos of us that we really appreciated having. Most importantly, Sergiu was a delight to talk to, just sharing and comparing aspects of our lives in different countries, experiences in nature, and so on. I would also trust Sergiu completely for longer or more physically demanding trips.see more
Hotspots around Timisoara: Bigar Waterfall & Oravita-Anina Steam Train We enjoyed our tour that included Bigar Waterfall and the steam train ride. Our guide, Alex, was excellent and very attentive to our needs. We learned much about Romania and enjoyed the Romanian Countryside. Thank you!see more
Short Bear Watching Experience from Brasov Romanian Friend was excellent to deal with and very good at communicating with me with regards to my booking. The guides were good to talk with and knowledgable about all wildlife in Romania, they were punctual and friendly. We saw 3 bears including a cub which was brilliant and the walk though the forest to reach the hide was also very pleasurable. Highly recommend this service.see more
See our local insights, stories and articles about Romania and check out events happening soon:
|24 - 26 May, 2019||Bucharest||East European Comic-Con|
|31 May - 09 June, 2019||Cluj-Napoca||Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF)|
|14 - 23 June, 2019||Sibiu||Sibiu International Theater Festival|
|04 - 07 July, 2019||Constanta||Neversea Music Festival|
|17 - 21 July, 2019||Cluj-Napoca||Electric Castle Festival|
|01 - 04 August, 2019||Cluj-Napoca||UNTOLD Festival 2019|
|10 - 11 August, 2019||Bucharest||Summer Well Festival|
|15 - 18 August, 2019||Targu-Mures||Awake Music Festival|
|23 - 25 August, 2019||Iasi||AfterHills Festival|
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
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