We are 2 couples 60+ planning to travel 6-7 days in late March by car in Bucharest and North-Central area.
Interested in landscape, historical places, museums, good restaurants, music, etc'. No problem with "touristic" places if worth a visit.
Have no experience in winter-ice-snow driving :)
Will appreciate any tips about places, what to see and do, driving tips in the area, scenic roads, places to stay, etc'.
Is it a good idea to stay in Poiana Brasov and drive from there for daily tours and then return the car in Bucharest, to visit the city by public transportation ?
Thanks for any help.
i am on a budget. what are must sees that are not in the books? where to get lost, etc. cheap street food? artistic sites, free museum days, stuff like that.. local pubs..
thanks and safe travels!
Am planning to travel from Cluj to Piatra Neamt to check out that monastery region and admittedly it's a fair distance between the 2 places
Can someone advise me if there is a bus service running for this route? And if not, what would be a recommended jumping off point for a night along the way to break up the journey?
Thanks everyone in advance for all your help!
We will be traveling from the US in the summer to some European cities, and then to Romania to visit friends, a couple in their 60's and 70's who are very well traveled and who have a granddaughter about age 6 and a grandson less than a year old. Can you suggests presents we can bring to them? Thank you.
I will be arriving mid Feb for 10 days in Romania, will be exploring Transylvania and Maramures.
First time driving in winter, what should I look out for?
Is winter tyre sufficient?
Hello, Romania is member of Schengen or EU?
It seems that some of the permanent exhibit halls of the Romanian Peasant Museum/Muzeul National al Taranului Roman are closed this month during our visit. Are the open-air exhibits, which include the wooden church, open during the museum's closure? How about the wooden mill? Thank you so much for any information. Trying to figure out if we should still visit the museum.
our plan for the moment is:
arrive at Gare de Nord
bus to Revolution Square, check monuments, buildings and Romanian Athenaeum
walk south into Old Town
walk south to Unirii square, maybe short stop to Parliament Palace for photographs
back to hotel room (400m S of Unirii sq)
what will you add there?
from what I see most if not all museums in Bucharest close on mondays.
but is this case for all of them? I try to put some indoor attraction the day we will visit the capital but cant find something.
what would you do if you had one day in Bucharest?
we plan to arrive at the train station at about 11:30am so I'd like to hear an itinerary from there (with no taxi)
we will depart the next morning (no time for sightseeing that morning, just breakfast and bus to the airport)
We will arrive on friday evening so I guess banks will be closed that day but also for the weekend.
We wont have much time on saturday morning too as we have to catch the train to Sinaia so friday evening is the day we will change most money, my idea was to take some at the airport (just for transport) and then at an exchange office in the center before we check in at the hotel.
1)is any bank open at the airport after 19.00?
2)are there any reliable exchange offices in Buchurest city center?
my rough itinerary for an early november trip:
day 1 arriving at Bucharest airport in the evening, check in at hotel
day 2 train to Sinaia, visit Peles castle, train to Brasov
day 3 Brasov
day 4 back to Bucharest
day 5 flight out
1)is it possible to go to Sinaia, see Peles castle and take train to Brasov on the same day? Do I have to book train tickets in advance?
2)is first week of november a bad idea considering the weather?
3)should I skip Brasov for another trip and add a day for Bucharest?
4)which area is better to book hotel room in Bucharest? sector 1 or 3?
Hello, will soon be 48 year old man visiting Warsaw at end of September and would like to make a side trip to either Cluj Napoca or Timisora. I do not have time go do both. I am interested in beautiful, safe, clean, culture filled cities that are pedestrian friendly. Enjoy good dining, eclectic bars and strolling. Which one should I visit? Thank you, in advance.
We are planning/thinking of doing Romania mid September. How safe is it....also want to rent a car, is this advisable. Will fly into Bucharest, ....so how long should we stay there, what area is best for local and cultural sights. Then perhaps another week in and around the area. will be our first time in Romania so want to soak up as much as we can. We are young seniors so night life is not our scene! any further advice/tips would be so welcomed...Thanks in advance!
Maybe someone knows the price of cigarettes in OTP duty free?
I found only British reviews that is the same as the city or even higher because there is no duty free price for The European Union citizens.
But I am not from EU, so if someone knows if the price in the duty free (for purchase back to my country) is cheaper i appreciate this. I want to know if buy in Bucharest or in the airport before I'm leaving.
I smoke Parliament night or Davidof red.
I read that smoking in casinos banned in Romania.
My question is if this realy Enforced or maybe some casinos in Bucharest turns a blind eye and you can smoke in spite of it?
Or there are smoking areas where you can smoke and play simultaneously?
I play only slots, no tables.
If you know is something of these From personal experience, i will glad get a specific places and details.
Can anyone help with contacts for a taxi company that would take us from our Bucharest hotel to our Chisinau (Moldova) hotel?
Any idea of price so that I can compare it to flying which seems expensive for a one hour flight.
we are planning to cross the Fagaras mountains in August. We will be traveling to Romania by car and we need to park our car for 5 days during our hike. We will be crossing from West to East, so we plan to start at Sebeşu de Sus (small village near Sibiu).
is it safe to park our car in Sebeşu de Sus on the street? The car is nothing fancy, a 2014 Hyundai i30. Obviously we will not leave any valuables in the car.
As an alternative I was thinking to ask some of the locals if we can park in their gardens for some small fee, but we don't speak Romanian so I'm not sure how this would work out...
Daniel from the Czech republic
I would like to know how safe it is carrying expensive cameras and photographic equipment around. And are there any special issues in Costanta as a whole that one should be aware of.
I am coming to Timisoara to attend ECP 18 conference (ecp18.psihologietm.ro/index....)
I'll be in Timosoara from 19th till 23rd July.
I am looking for two day tours (one on 20th July, the other on 22nd) to Hunedoara and Apuseni Natural Park.
Please inform if you can help in finding tourism agencies that offer day tours from Timisoara.
M Abdur Rahman Malik,
Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB),
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),
Tel: + 92 42 3560 8037
I would like to make reservations for summer, for staying at some of the huts in the Bucegi mountains. The info I came across on some of the official websites is NOT valid anymore (like the phones regarding Cabana Omu on this page: cabana-omu.ro/omu-mountain-h...
Does anyone has a valid phone number where I can reserve a place at Cabana Omu and Cabana Babele (and maybe some other cabana's in the area, like "Piatra Arsa" and "Caraiman")?
How much it costs to stay there, on weekdays, in August?
Is there a cabana (or just a more expensive hotel) at the end of Pestera cable car?
In July i am going holiday to Romania for 10 days. I have read a couple of guide books and post on online forums and i have made a planning for a city trip within Romania. I will be arriving in Timisoara and leaving at Cluj-Napoca
Day 1 - Timisoara
Day 2- Oradea
Day 3- Cluj Napoca
Day 4 - Medias/Sighisoara
Day 5-8 Brasov
Day 8-9 Sibiu/Alba Iulia
Day 10- Cluj Napoca (flight home)
I was wondering if my planning for the trip was allright of need some adjustment.
Hi, I am thinking to go to Romania for 5 or 6 days on August. We will arrive at Bucharest.
What or where should I visit?
And do you recommend me to hire a car or not that easy to drive there??
Thank you for your help!
I have to go to my Hotel in Ungheni Saturday evening. Any Busses going from which station?
What is the cost of a bus ticket from Constansa train station to the airport?
Hi, I am looking for a tour company located in Cluj. I hope to have a weekend tour in May, even an overnight one and even outside Cluj, but I don't know of a company that offers this. I saw one , but I had to hire the whole van for me to drive around. I don't want to drive. I could be with a group, though.
Hello! We are planning to visit the country for to month. This is our first trip to Romania. We'll be traveling with motorhome. Could anybody tell us if there are any free camping possibilities and where could I get some further info about that. I'm also interested on information which provider is the best for buying mobile internet /wifi ?
Thanks for your info.
I'm going to visit Bucarest with friends and they had a great idea.. or maybe not so great.
They want to watch a match of Steaua Bucarest football team. But the team plays away. So they are planning to go to Giurgiu (near bulgarian border). I think just they are crazy and insane...
Someone made something like that? Is it dangerous?
My wife and I will visit Bucharest in May. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in old town? Also how much is the taxi fare from the airport to old town? Thanks Rogerl
hi, i need to go from bucharest to bacau, what is the best option?
i will arrive at bucharest at aroun 1:00am in the morning. thanks
I will be in Beograd in 14/3.
Does anyone how I can travel to Baile Herculane? (Train, bus, schedules, prices)
Thank you a lot, George