Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bucharest-Romania by Tour Guide Emanuel D. (Guide #28082)


Cayla Huether

United Kingdom
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Emanuel was an absolutely amazing tour guide! We had a little passport catastrophe our first morning and he was SO flexible and helpful in getting it resolved. Although we got a late start Emanuel made sure we still hit every stop on our itinerary and stayed with us quite late in the evening to ensure we got to see everything on the tour. He was very knowledgeable and personable. I would book tours through him again and highly recommend him if you are visiting Romania!

Linda Caminiti

United States
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Emanuel was excellent. He has a great sense of humor, was very engaging, and an excellent driver. Couldn't have asked for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Linda, Thank you for your review. i am happy that i was your guide as I am grateful for the amount of laughs we shared. Regards to all of you, Emanuel

Gary Saunders

Australia
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Tour: #434041, Bucharest, Old and New, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Great tour with Emanuel. Entertaining and informative. Would highly recommend this tour as a great introduction to Bucharest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary, Enjoy the rest of your trip, Regards

Richard Orzeck

United States
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Tour: Constanta And Bulgaria, Bucharest, Romania
Date: Sep 15/19

My wife and I recently engaged Emanuel D as a private sightseeing guide and for car transfer from Bucharest to Varna, Bulgaria. He was both an excellent driver and a fantastic and knowledgable guide who handled the border crossing from Romania to Bulgaria flawlessly. Emanuel was a living encyclopedia of the history and culture of Romania, the Balkans, and the Orthodox Church. We enjoyed our time with this amazing young man, who I predict will someday be the President of Romania!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Doctor, it was a privilege and an honor to have met you. I enjoyed all our inspiring discussions and once again Thank You for opening my eyes even wider. I learned once again that nothing is coincidental and I am so grateful our paths met. I look forward to reading your book which I will further recommend.

Jacob Ben-Menachem

Israel
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Tour: #430454, Slanic - Sinaia -Brasov Private Trip, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

Emanuel was great. He is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Our tour with Emanuel was the highlight of our vacation to Romania. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacob, We had a great day, Regards

Jennifer S.

United States
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Emanuel was an extremely professional guide and did not disappoint with this tour! We enjoyed his insight into the history, culture and architecture of Romania, as well as the time spent walking us through the sites. My spouse is an architectural historian by training and felt that Emanuel hit all of the points he was interested in - a rare feat for a guide. I highly recommend choosing Emanuel for your Romanian holiday!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer, All the best to you

Masiel Barrantes

Costa Rica
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Tour: #428689, Carpatian Castles Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Great tour, great guide. Emanuel is easygoing and knowledgeable. We have a great car trip, we got all the scenic route and he knows his ways around the waiting lines ��. We had a blast and can't wait to come back and visit Rumania.

Lawrence B.

BELLEVUE, WA, United States
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Emanuel was great. He customized the tour for us, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. One of the highlights for us was the salt mines which we added. We would highly recommend Emanuel for any of his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike, we really had good time. Hope to see you again:) Regards

Marilyn Goldstein

United States
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Tour: Constanta and Mamaia Private Day trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Date: Jun 4/19

Marilyn Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #428689, Carpatian Castles Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Basil De La Cruz

United States
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Tour: Constanta Private Tour, Bucharest, Romania
Date: May 29/19

Emanuel "Manu" is not just your regular tour guide. He goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort, and really caters to whatever the tourists wants to see, even if that means, him driving for hours and hours in a short duration of time provided by the traveler. Very easygoing, we had a lot of Romanian food together as well. I was able to do and see a lot of things in my few days stay in Romania, we were able to cover a lot including some off beaten paths that he recommended me to see. Highly recommended

Basil De La Cruz

United States
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Tour: #430463, Transylvania Past and Present in 3 Days with Basil, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Emanuel "Manu" is not just your regular tour guide. He goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort, and really caters to whatever the tourists wants to see, even if that means, him driving for hours and hours in a short duration of time provided by the traveler. Very easygoing, we had a lot of Romanian food together as well. I was able to do and see a lot of things in my few days stay in Romania, we were able to cover a lot including some off beaten paths that he recommended me to see. Highly recommended

Jeff Kaiser

United States
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 23/19

My girlfriend and I spent all day yesterday with Emanuel touring Dracula's Castle and the surrounding area. Wow, what a day! Emanuel is pleasant, funny and really knows the area and the history of not only Romania, but all of Europe. We had a great day that will be a lifetime memory. We highly recommend using his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff for your kind words. I hope to see you again:) Regards

John Adams

United States
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Emanuel knew his country extremely well and imparted a great deal of his knowledge to us.He is one of the best local guides we have had. Highly rated. John and Barbara

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John Best regards to Barbara

Misty Hatcher

United States
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Tour: Salt Mine and Mogosoaia Palace Tour, Bucharest, Romania
Date: May 18/19

The Salt mine is very interesting and worth seeing. Emanuel is a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Misty and how knows maybe I will see you again. Regards,

Misty Hatcher

United States
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Emanuel is a great guide. The castle was crowded so Emanuel adjusted the tour and we came back later just before closing and it was great. We were the last tour of the day and we were in the rooms by ourselves with Emanuel. It was a good idea to come back later.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. Having the castle all for ourselves was great. Regards

Misty Hatcher

United States
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Tour: #434041, Bucharest, Off the Path, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Emanuel is a great guide. Very knowledgeable and informed. We toured with him for 3 days. The subject of this tour wasn't that exciting when compared with what we saw on the other tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Misty, It was an other face of Bucharest, view over Bucharest and over the urban Delta and communist neighborhoods. Regards,

Andreea Sommer

United States
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Tour: Bucharest and Mogosoaia Palace Tour, Bucharest, Romania
Date: May 13/19

Mark Hazlewood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Emanuel was great right from the star. He responded quickly to our requests to change the listed itinerary to meet our travel arrangements. He is great company during the tour, and we discussed all sorts of topics. Most importantly he is great fun to be with and we a real laugh during our two days together. The sights of Transylvania are breathtaking at times and well worth getting out of Bucharest to take in - beautifully preserved towns and ancient buildings, and my favourite - Dracula's Castle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark for those two days, it was real great to be with you. I am happy that you enjoyed Romania so much :). Send my regards ro Alison

Joanna Stingray

United States
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days for Joanna, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Emanuel was amazing, so engaging and funny and informative. Everything is easy with him. Just a fabulous guy. Great history in a wonderful country. Perfect SUV car. Couldn't have asked for a better guide!

Stephanie Trattles

United Kingdom
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Emanuel was excellent from start to finish, he was attentive on emails before the trip, and was happy to tailor the tour to our needs. He was friendly throughout the day, very knowledgeable and professional - an absolute pleasure to spend the day with! I'd highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie for your kind words and Happy Birthday!

Mosunmola Oduwole

United States
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Tour: One day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest with a Private Guide (Bran & Peles Castle), Bucharest, Romania
Date: Dec 2/18

Emanuel was a fantastic guide who went above and beyond during this tour. He arrived on time, dropped lots of fun facts during the drive, and even took several photos for me to get the perfect shots for Instagram haha. I definitely recommend any tours given by him, I had a blast!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mo! I also had a lot of fun!

Stephanie Davis

United States
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Tour: #430439, Bucharest to Transylvania in 2 Days, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

Emanuel was a wonderful guide. We had our 2 year old with us and he always kept her in mind not only in planning our activities but in the snacks he got for the car! It was a great 2 days seeing the countryside outside of Bucharest, and although I wish we could have seen more it was a perfect itinerary he customized for us. In addition to getting to see some places that were not on our initial list, he provided great history and information about the places we visited and Romania in general. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie, I am very happy that the tour was good for you and mostly that it was not to tiring for Gwen. Regards

Gary Stafford

United Kingdom
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

Emanuel was a great host and a credit to his city. He went above and beyond in every aspect. Despite us initially only booking the tour, he also found the time to pick us up and drop us off at the airport (in the early hours), as well as take us to the football with various tourist stops en-route. The trip itself was excellent with Emanuels knowledge, and friendliness, making it a special day in a lovely part of the world. Thanks for really making our weekend so enjoyable and hope to see you again soon!

Jeffrey Brand

United States
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

I often hire a private guide for at least one full day. It's a risk, not knowing if you've made the right choice by reviewing a short bio and photo online. I met Emanuel precisely at our 7:30 departure time from the hotel. Once he figured out that I liked to have a bit of fun, he adjusted his style perfectly to meet my needs. We had a really great time touring the beautiful Transylvania countryside and he knew exactly where to go for lunch and other stops along the way. He's the best! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff, we had a lot of fun. See you next time!

Donald Boston

RENO, NV, United States
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Tour: Constanta - Mangalia, Bucharest, Romania
Date: Sep 22/18

Emanuel was prompt, intelligent, friendly and spoke excellent English. His knowledge of Romania provided us with two exciting days of touring the Black Sea coast. We visited and participated in many activities which tourists normally don't, visited a local farm with a traditional Romanian dinner cooked at the farm, stayed in a hotel on the Black Sea and saw many of the beaches which Romanian's visit on their vacations. He provided additional insight about Romanian Customs and History around our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Donald, all the best until the next time we meet.

Hashim Alsafi

Saudi Arabia
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Tour: Customized tour for Hashim Alsafi, Bucharest, Romania
Date: Aug 21/18

Emanuel is an amazing tour not just because he knows the hidden gems and history but also becuase of his friendly personality and flexibility that made the trip really a memorable one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hashim, it was great. We had 3 great days with a lot of tracking.

Evangelia Batsikosta

Greece
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Tour: #430454, Sinaia - Bran - Brasov Private Trip from Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

We -a company of three friends- travelled to Romania a few days ago and had the Sinaia,Brasov, Bran tour with Emanuel. We were all very satisfied by the services and the professionalism of ToursByLocals. Most of all , we enjoyed our time because our guide , Emanuel leaded us to the Carpathians with SAFETY, SMILE and his valuable information. We had a great time despite the bad weather! Thank you, and we hope that we will see you again soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great fun to travel with all of you. Thank you

Maricon A.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #434041, Bucharest, Old and New, Bucharest, Romania    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Emanuel organised a private one-day panoramic and walking tour in Bucharest. He did not only show me around but also provided information and answered satisfactorily all my questions, historical and current, that helped with my understanding and appreciation of Romania and its people. Pick up was on time and the car was spacious, comfortable, clean. He arranged to bring me to the airport at the end of the tour which was really helpful. Great guide who is passionate of his country. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maricon for your choice. See you next time


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