Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bucharest-Romania by Tour Guide Vlad I. (Guide #19133)


Annika Lundström

Sweden
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

Intressant och upplysande tur, med tydligt historiebeskrivande. Smidigt med privat guide som lotsar förbi köer och folkhopar, blev effektivare så. Platserna vi besökte var fantastiskt fina, kan klart rekommenderas!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annika, even though i am not quite sure i understand each word, there are some that speak for themselves :). Thank you for the review and for giving other Swedish guests the possibility to read a review in their language. I look forward to seeing you guys again (but hopefully Romania will win the football match then :) ).

Mary Bailey

United States
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Tour: #270908, Bucharest City Panoramic Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

We were very happy with Vlad as a tour guide of Bucharest. Vlad was very knowledgeable about the history, buildings, village museum, communism and other sights of Bucharest. He was on time, a great driver, and a good personality. We would definitely recommend him and hire him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, I`m so glad you enjoyed my beautiful country and your time here. Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Alison Ryde

United Kingdom
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had Vlad as our guide - and in 13 hours only reinforced that early impression. Totally engaging in the business of communicating his knowledge and love of Roumania, with excellent and fluent English, we had a very immersive day. In addition to fulfilling the brief of driving us safely in comfort to Peles and Bran castles, Braşov, he added in a stop at Sinaia monastery. Brimming with information we also chatted at length about Roumania on all topics. Outstanding

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison, I`m so glad you enjoyed my beautiful country and your time here. Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Mary Wanless

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Vlad is full of information to make this a very special tour!!! He added the Sinaia Monastary to our tour at my request. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, I`m so glad you enjoyed my beautiful country and your time here. Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Cheryl Kaufman

United States
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Tour: #275793, Bucharest Airport Transfer & City Sightseeing Tour with Private Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

This was a wonderful way to start our trip through Eastern Europe. Vlad was waiting as soon as we got through customs and we were on our way. So nice, after a long flight, to be totally taken care of. We were fortunate to have a perfect day to get our first glimpse of Bucharest. After a short panoramic tour of the city, we stopped at the Village Museum-a fascinating open air history of Romania. We really enjoyed our time here. At the end of the day, Vlad showed us a very nice restaurant for dinner.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl, I`m so glad you enjoyed my beautiful country and your time here. Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Kathy B.

Canada
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Tour: #270909, Minivan Daytrip to Transylvania - Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Amazing! Delightful! Extremely knowledgeable! Sense of humour! I could go on and on. We were a group of six and we all agreed he was our best guide ever. Kathy from Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, thank you for the review and the (too) kind words. I'm glad you had an awesome experience here, i do hope to see you back soon!

Judy Peterson

Steilacoom, WA, United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Four of us booked this private tour with Vlad , and were delighted with his clarity, knowledge and intelligence. He scooted expertly though the traffic in Bucharest, then slipped us into the front of each line at the castles. His commentary began the moment we entered his minivan, and he continued to endow us with his detailed knowledge through each site. Though the four of us have been known to doze off during long rides, Vlad kept our total attention through the entire thirteen hour trip! Expert!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, thank you very much for the rating. I'm glad you liked the country and also that you enjoyed my company. It was a pleasant day for me as well... and sorry for having kept you awake for the thirteen hours :))). Please say hello to Jay and the others and have a safe flight!

Craig Horley

Australia
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Tour: #271823, One day tour in Constanta from Bucharest with Private Local Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Vlad was punctual, very professional but has a great sense of humour too which made the day fly past. He has a wealth of knowledge which was readily and easily provided to us in our discussions. The sights were tailored to our interests and we saw everything we had hoped for, as well as had time for a very nice lunch in a local establishment in Constanta. The transport vehicle was comfortable and we were delivered home satisfied after a long day touring. This is a recommended tour by a great local guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, thank you for your review and kind words. I'm glad you had a great experience. It was a great day for me in pleasant company! I hope to see you again, there's more to discover here :)

Lisa Chapman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #270908, Bucharest City Panoramic Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Highly recommend booking via Tour by Locals. Vlad was very hospitable and we enjoyed spending time with him in Bucharest. We covered a lot of subjects and he provided us with great tips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, i'm glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you very much for your rating and kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again!

David Kidd

United States
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Tour: #271823, One day tour in Constanta from Bucharest with Private Local Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you for the review. I`m glad that you enjoyed the day, I hope you got many awesome pictures and you`ll promote Romania as a tourist destination with them :). Enjoy the rest of your staying here!

Susan Silton

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Vlad is a treasure. For our first day in Romania, he helped us understand the country and gave us lots of wonderful information. We toured Transylvania and saw castles, interesting architecture, and beautiful scenery.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Larry, thank you very much for the review, the kind words and also for the very pleasant company. I really hope seeing you again!

Brenda Harris

United States
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Tour: #271823, One day tour in Constanta from Bucharest with Private Local Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Vlad was a great guide and showed us many things in and around his hometown. We loved the drive out to the Black Sea and walking on the beach. It was a beautiful sight. Vlad was a safe driver and cared for our needs. It was also great to hear about his upbringing and current living in Romania. We really enjoyed our two days with Vlad.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thank you very much for your words. It was a pleasure for me as well spending these two days in your company. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Brenda Harris

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Vlad was a great guide and showed us many things in and around his hometown. We loved Transylvania and loved the beauty of the surrounding Carpathian mountains. The castles were amazing as well as the history attached to them. We also loved the small villages and ski area we visited. We enjoyed our street lunch and dessert. Great choice! It was also great to hear about his upbringing and current living in Romania. We really enjoyed our two days with Vlad.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thank you very much for your words. I'm glad you enjoyed both my beautiful country and my company :). Looking forward to seeing you again!

Norman Moretto

United States
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Tour: Two Days Tour To Transylvania with a private guide, Bucharest, Romania
Date: Jun 27/19

Vlad set us up for a very comprehensive and diverse tour. His mix of attractions was very good, so that nothing was repetitive. We all especially liked the salt mine tour and the visit to the spectacular Peles Castle. Vlad is very knowledgeable and experienced. I believe that the only thing that could be improved is for Vlad to be a little more sensitive to the ages and limitations of the people in the group. He should have determined that at the beginning, which would have saved some discomfort later on.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norm, Thank you very much for the rating and the kind words. Indeed, i realized a little (hopefully just a little) too late the limitations. Sorry for that. I love my country so much that sometimes i may be a bit taken away :).

Brian Bailey

United States
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Tour: #317874, Communism and the City of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Over our 45 years of travel all over the world who would have guessed we found the very best tour guide in Romania. Vlad is very professional, with knowledge in History, Architecture, Culture, and sites to see. Also, a very good driver. Vlad is just a very nice person and cares about providing the very best experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you for your review and for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Brian Bailey

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Over our 45 years of travel all over the world who would have guessed we found the very best tour guide in Romania. Vlad is very professional, with knowledge in History, Architecture, Culture, and sites to see. Also, a very good driver. Vlad is just a very nice person and cares about providing the very best experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you for the kind words. It was a real pleasure for me as well to spend these 2 days with you guys. But i hope that not only my driving and guiding skills impressed you, but also the country itself and you'll come back here to explore some more of it. If you don't i'll talk to Count Dracula and tell him to pay you a visit in Arizona!!!

Mary Myint

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day in Romania - Peles and Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Vlad met us at our cruise ship and drove us to Peles Castle and then back to Bucharest (our time was limited). What my husband and I appreciated most about Vlad is his depth of knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm for being a guide and introducing visitors to Romania. We thoroughly enjoyed Peles Castle, and Vlad gave us a tour himself (there are larger groups touring with a castle guide). Upon arrival in Bucharest, we had walking tour of Old Town - Vlad is truly great; we wholeheartedly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thank you for your kind words and i'm glad you really enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to seeing you again... for the rest of the bottle ;).

Steven Start

United States
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Tour: #270908, Bucharest City Panoramic Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, thank you very much for your rating! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

We had a great day with Vlad on this Transylvania tour. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history and culture of the area. He chose a great lunch spot for us in Brasov where we enjoyed authentic Romanian food.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, thank you very much for your review. I also enjoyed very much our discussion and it was a really fun day for me as well! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Eileen Goff

United States
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Tour: #315237, Day trip to Slanic Prahova Salt Mine, Mud Volcanoes plus wine tasting with a private guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

What a fabulous day .... the salt mine was fascinating ... we had no idea what to expect. And then we went to a favorite winery of yours and what a wonderful afternoon. An excellent lunch and then the wine tastings. We must have sampled 8-10 wines. The owner of the winery was also wonderful. We had so much fun sampling and laughing as well as learning about the wines we were tasting. We were glad you were the designated driver. Again thank you for a wonderful day. We will always remember this day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, thank you very much for your kind words. Having been your designated driver was definitely a pleasure and a pain at the same time. A pleasure to have you guys as my guests, a pain for having to watch you tasting all those astonishing wines without being able to join you :). Luckily someone was kind enough to offer me a bottle to taste it at home, after stopping being the designated driver ;). Thank you very much!

Estefania Taboada

Spain
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

Very happy with our one day tour with Vlad. Knowledgeable, helpful, patient, very good driver, our day with him flew by. Excellent and comfortable way to discover the highlights of Transylvania on a one day trip from Bucharest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Estefania, thank you very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family! Looking forward to seeing you again, there's plenty more to explore here :)

Ferry Tan

Indonesia
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I honestly think noone can deliver it better than Vlad, our friendly and amazing guide. We were especially surprised by Vlad's breadth of knowledge along the journey, pulling out numbers, years, and statistics out of this air like magic, something every tourist needs. His English is impeccable. He was able to describe in detail each and every exhibit using specific terms. We promise ourselves that the next time we are in Romania, we will definitely use Vlad again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ferry, thank you for the kind words! I'm so happy that after my first group from Indonesia i already have friends there :). Enjoy the rest of your staying here and don't hesitate to call in case you have any questions!

Franklin B.

West Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #396178, Day Trip To Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo - Ruse From Bucharest with a private guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Vlad's tour to Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria was delightful. His knowledge of the history of the area is awesome. His information about the Bulgarian people and their culture in comparison to Romania was fascinating. Who else nods "yes" by moving their head side-to-side and "no" up and down? When my wife broke her handbag, he helped her buy a new one. Add to that great restaurants, planned stops, and panoramic views of the Danube and the day was complete.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Franklin, thank you for the kind words! I'm glad that you'll always remember how to say "yes" and "no" to a Bulgarian using body language :). I hope you got back home safe and sound and you are already planning your next visit here :). Best regards!

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tamara, thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Richard Mascari

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

Vlad is passionate about his tours and really tries to enrich the experience by providing a citizen's perspective of the area and current events in his country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you for taking time to review the tour! And also for the kind words. Have a great experience on this cruise and looking forward to seeing you! :)

Nathanael Robbins

Denver, CO, United Kingdom
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Tour: #270908, Bucharest City Panoramic Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathanael, thank you for taking the time and rating the tour! I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Shayne (Angela) Thomas

United States
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Tour: #270909, One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Prompt, intelligent, articulate, and very knowledgeable about Romanian culture, economy, history and geography. Spotless and beautiful vehicle, impeccable driving. A wonderful 12 hour, jam-packed and interesting day trip. Two wonderful castles were explored with Vlad as our informative guide. A most delicious local lunch was enjoyed. We also explored a quaint and lovely town/city (Brasov) on foot. Carpathian Mountains were breathtaking. Vlad was so awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shayne and Angela, thank you very much not only for the kind words but also for a very pleasant company over the 12 hours. Really hoping to see you back soon!

Louise C.

Nevada City, CA, United States
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Tour: #396178, Day Trip To Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo - Ruse From Bucharest with a private guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Our time with Vlad was a combination tour and transportation from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Vlad was willing to customize for our needs. He took us on a walking tour of Rousse, a delightful lunch in an old fortress, to an old stone church built in the rock and a tour of Tsarevets outside Veliko. He carried our luggage along with us in his very nice car as we planned to stay in Veliko overnight. Vlad is knowledgeable about both Romania and Bulgaria -- though less so about Bulgaria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, thank you very much for the rating! I hope you had a great time in Bulgaria!

Shayne (Angela) Thomas

United States
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Tour: #275793, Bucharest Airport Transfer & City Sightseeing Tour with Private Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Such a relief to come out of the arrival and see Vlad waiting for us with our name on a sign. Beautiful, new vehicle that was comfortable and spotless. Impeccable driving. We stopped off at the Village Museum which is an open-air ethnographic museum. We then did a panoramic tour (by car and on foot) of Bucharest where Vlad pointed out interesting highlights that gave us a great base. Therefore, we spent the next two days going to see many of the items he shared with us on our initial city tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shayne and Angela, i'm glad you enjoyed so much Romania and also my company. Remember, there's much more to discover! Have a safe flight back home!

Marvin Flom

United States
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Tour: #271823, One day tour in Constanta from Bucharest with Private Local Guide, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marvin, thank you for taking the time to review the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again!