Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Portile-de-Fier-NP-Romania by Tour Guide Flavia V. (Guide #13365)

Clifton Watkins

United States

Tour: #282390, Day trip to Danube Gorge from Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

A superb tour, a superb tour guide! What a wonderful experience! I found that Flavia put together a most well organized, ever engaging, and oh so delightful tour. Flavia was well informed, personable, and a joy to have as a tour guide. My most enjoyable tour experience ever, and Flavia certainly the best tour guide that I have ever had! I highly commend and recommend her, unequivocally and unqualifiedly. She is surely the very best of the very best at what she does!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifton, thank you so much for your beautiful words. I had a wonderful day with you, a very pleasant and fun travel companion. I always appreciate people that know how to enjoy every moment. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Best wishes from your friend in Romania!

Will Gallacher

United Kingdom

Tour: #282424, The famous and charming Transylvania, Sibiu, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

Flavia was all you wanted from a guide, she was punctual, knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and a pleasure to be with. She expertly drove the 4 of us on our exploration of Romania in a new vehicle that was spacious and comfortable. Her planning was meticulous, yet she was flexible to our wishes such as including the bear and stork sanctuaries. Flavia was full of facts about all the places we visited and their history and recommended places to eat and stay. I highly recommend Flavia as your guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will, Thank you for your excellent review. It was my pleasure knowing you and guiding you through Transilvania. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family, Flavia.

Laura Gilbert

United States

Tour: Timisoara and Lenauheim Tour, Timisoara, Romania
Date: Oct 6/18

Flavia was the perfect guide! It was like traveling with a new friend. She crafted a tour that was an ideal fit for my interests, and was kind and generous all along the way. Plus Flavia's language skills are superb which meant we could communicate easily and she could facilitate discussion with folks in the village of my ancestors. I would definitely hire her again and have already recommended her to friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, thank you so much for your beautiful words. It was my pleasure being a part of your ancestry journey. You are always welcome back with the same support and opening.

Anna S.


Tour: #282407, The Timeless Maramures and Bucovina Tour, Cluj-Napoca, Romania    view tour
Date: May 27/18

According to our request, Flavia organized a personalized 8-day tour in Romania: in the Maramures and Bucovina. Her knowledge of culture, history, customs and people, as well as her enthusiasm, made the tour exciting and really wonderful. All corresponded totally to our expectations, with beautiful discoveries, generous local hosts and good food. Flavia is an excellent guide and she is also a very nice person. This tour was really perfect and amazing, I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, Thank you very much for your kind words. I wish you a wonderful summer and you are always welcome back to Romania.

Rebecca Eismont

United Kingdom

Tour: #282390, Day trip to Serbia over Danube river, Timisoara, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

I wanted to visit Serbia while I had a free day in Romania. Flavia provided a wonderful tour to the Danube river, I got some lovely photos and a memory that will stay with me forever. Flavia is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this lady.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your beautiful words. It was my pleasure to join you in this mini adventure. Good luck in winning the contest!

Allen Wilson

United States

Tour: #282407, Cluj Napoca and Maramures, Cluj-Napoca, Romania    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

So easy to lose track on the days and time—Maramures is so novel. Here, the other world does not exist. Where to next? That road's not so good today--let's go here instead. Hard to imagine what we missed could possibly equal what is here, now, this new surprise. It's not merely sights and places—you easily form friendly connections with these people in these special non-elbow-to-elbow destinations. Flavia's knowledge and engagement with the culture and people makes her enthusiasm absolutely contagious...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allen, Thank you very much for your beautiful review. It was like traveling with a very good friend. Lots of fun and great stories shared.

Florence Lyn

Hong Kong

Tour: #282407, Custom Tour - 2 days in Maramures, Satu Mare, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

We had an amazing 2 days trip with Flavia. Flavia is very nice and caring she knows the villages very well. Love the villages, scenic view and very nice people. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Florence, Thank you for your excellent review. It was a pleasure having you in this tour of the charming Romanian countryside. :-)

Herman Goldberger

United States

Tour: Jewish heritage, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Date: Jul 17/17

I was very skeptical at first since I wanted something very unique. was trying to find cemeteries of my grandparents in Romania. Flavia was great and she got us a local historian that did research etc. We had a wonderful time with her. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, it was an exciting experience for me, as well. As you said, It's something that I will remember forever.

Chris Larson

United States

Tour: #282389, Day trip to Remote mountain villages from Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

This day-long excursion was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon this past summer. The climb to the mountain villages is definitely moderately intense (just as advertised), but absolutely well worth the effort. Flavia's expertise is obvious: she has designed an itinerary that is packed with incredible scenery, generous local hosts, delicious food and a few authentic, off-the-beaten-path Romanian sights. We so enjoyed spending the day with her and her colleague Gabor, and would highly recommend it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris for your kind words. I am very glad that I could bring a highlight to your honeymoon. You were a very enjoyable and fun company for us, as well. When you decide to come back, don't hesitate to contact me. We will design a wonderful and memorable itinerary. All the best, Flavia.

Toni O'Brien


Tour: #282424, Transylvania&Bucovina for Chris, Sibiu, Romania    view tour
Date: May 2/17

We travelled to Romania recently and for the first time, decided to use a local guide to help us navigate this beautiful country. We spent a fabulous 9 days with Flavia. She was a great travel companion and was able to take us to places off the normal tourist track that made the trip even more special and unique. We were able to travel at our own pace with time to stop and take walks at any interesting places. Flavia was able to weave in over 1,000 years of history to enliven a wonderful trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautiful words. It was my pleasure to be your guide, you were a pleasant and fun couple to travel with. All the best, Flavia.

Eileen Austin

United States

Tour: #282389, Day trip to Remote mountain villages from Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

Touring with Flavia was amazing. Her English is perfect. Our tour took us through the Romanian countryside and up high on the cliffs of the Danube. We hiked around well established trails and saw the Danube from a vantage point that most tourists don't get to see. Along the way she and Sebastian were taking photos of our journey which they have sent to us to enjoy! If you want to experience an Romania through the eyes of a local book this tour with Flavia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen. Thank you very much for your review and I am glad that you have enjoyed this tour. Hugs, Flavia.