The day trip to Peles and bran castles was a fantastic experience made more so by our tour leader Boogie (and our driver Peter).
Boogie was very charismatic and engaging with the whole group and really made the journey fun and informative.
I would highly recommend this tour with him, I work in recruitment and know when someone is perfect for their job and Boogie certainly is!
Thank you both Boogie and Peter!
We (two couples) took a 2 day Transylvania tour on 8 and 9 August, booked through Viator.
Our compliments onto Boogie and Peter.
Boogie was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He was knowledgeable, outgoing, humorous and very organized. Since we had all cruised multiple times, we enjoyed his stories about his years working on Princess cruise ships. His tours of Peles Castle and the old town centers of Brasov and Sighisoara were very well done. He provided lots of information on each tour, without detailing every single item we were seeing.
Our driver, Peter, was quite good. He knew many alternate routes to avoid the many long traffic delays.
The only suggestion we would have is to start the second day earlier, so we get back to Bucharest earlier in the evening. We didn’t get back until 9:00 p.m. because of a van mechanical problem and traffic delays.
Your service was very good and the tour to the castles great. The next time I will book at yours again.
I also wanna give special thanks to our guide Laura cause she did a perfect job. Go on like that.
Greetings from Vienna
Thank you to Boogie and all of the wonderful people who work in the Travelmaker office!
The office staff were extremely friendly and helpful in booking the tours and Boogie is one of the best tour guides we have ever had in our 20 years of traveling! His English is excellent and he made us very comfortable in traveling with him both as a guide and a driver.
We went on the 2 day Transylvania Break tour and the day tour to Bulgaria and enjoyed both tours immensely.
The 2 day tour is a quick and easy way to see some beautifully preserved medieval cities and the overnight stay in the citadel in Sighisoara was the highlight of our trip.
The day tour to Bulgaria also offers the opportunity to see some medieval highlights of this part of Europe and gives you a quick taste of Bulgarian countryside, hospitality and cuisine.
I highly recommend the services of Travelmaker if you find yourself touring through Romania and want some affordable help in seeing the sights more quickly, easily and comfortably than you can manage on your own.
I wish to say a very sincere BIG THANK YOU to tour guide Stefania who led the tour – Two Castles in One Day – on 7th Dec 2018 very well.
I found Stefania very knowledgeable and she explained everything about the 2 castles with lots of enthusiasm. She also spoke vividly about the history, customs and shared interesting facts about Romania with pride. Stefanie showed care for the group and looked into our needs. I found her to be a very responsible person and with a good sense of humor too.
Stefania has made the tour a very memorable and meaningful one for me. I have learned much about this beautiful country of Romania from her. Thank you to Peter the driver too, who brought us around tirelessly.
I wish Stefania, Peter and Travelmaker all the best !!!
We took the 2day castle tour with Boogie. I would have to agree with everything said about him–funny, informative, helpful, etc. but I would also note that our group of 5 had a solo tourist. Boogie was so considerate in including this person in our group. I admired his efforts in that way. I also appreciated that he was a very careful driver as the roads were often narrow. He is an asset to your company!
Bellissimo tour Transilvania-Brasov-Sigisoara. Paesaggi meravigliosi con una guida bravissima. Grazie per il servizio che ci avete offerto.
We had a most delightful tour on October 12. It is largely to do with Boogie our tour guide. He was fantastic. He was engaging, knowledgeable, personable, efficient and most of all entertaining. I would not only recommend the tour but I would recommend those booking to request Boogie as their tour guide. He made very minute of our trip enjoyable and entertaining. He knows people and he knew how to communicate effectively with each of his quests. He is the best!!!!
My husband, our 9 year old son, and I booked the 2-day Sighisoara, Brasov and Sinaia tour with Boogie as our tour guide. This was the most incredible tour of our whole vacation, and not just because of the beautiful places we visited! Boogie was so friendly, funny and knowledgable! He engaged everyone so well considering the varying personalities of all on the tour. He was so wonderful with our son, who thinks he is the greatest person ever! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Boogie, or the fantastic scheduling of the tour. This was such a perfect experience for our family, and we got a chance to see so many breathtaking places that Romania has to offer. When we return to Romania (which has quickly become one of our favorite places in the world) we will definitely book more tours through this company, and hopefully get Boogie as our tour guide! He is truly an asset to Travelmakers! Thank you for a wonderful trip that we will cherish forever!
We did the two castles with Brasov visit tour with Stefania and loved every second. Her knowledge and stories she shared was incredible and we loved the fab music she played in the bus during the long driving stretches. She was accommodating to everyone’s needs and made us all comfortable considering it was a long dag with lots of driving. We really enjoyed the day and driving back through the mountains was a special added beautiful bonus. Thank you!!
I did the Two Castles in One Day tour. I had an amazing time and met some wonderful people from all over the world. Thank you so much Boogy for making it such a fantastic experience. Next time I will be doing The Real Dracula tour and I hope I get to have Boogy there!
So glad I chose you guys instead of renting a car!!
The tour we had booked was the real Dracula one. Our guide was Valentin and we only have great memories from this experience. My partner and I had booked a normal -group- tour but it just so happened that we were the only ones on that day and so it became a private tour. I wouldn’t mind the mini bus as the groups are small as it is but this was a happy coincidence.
Valentin has to be the best tour guide I have encountered! He is knowledgeable about the country’s history, had very cool facts to share about Romania, had a great understanding and use of the English language and most of all, he wanted us to have a good time and enjoy our little tour in Romania as if we were on a road trip with a friend! He clearly outlined the trip’s schedule so we knew what to expect of our day but was also lenient to changes (bathroom stops for example).
The places we visited were quite a few, as it was an 11-hour tour, and as such we had the opportunity to get a small taste of everything: churches, castles, roads, picturesque countryside… The 1,500 steps we had to climb to get to Dracula’s fortress were absolutely worth the breathtaking view once we reached the top!!
Overall, we definitely recommend this travel agency for its qualitative services and Valentin especially!
This tour was awesome! We saw so much and learned a lot!
On Wednesday, December 20th, we went to the TravelMaker agency to visit the two castles. Day under the snow but with our guide we did not find the slightest problem on the road anyway. Perfect timing, all on time and exhaustive guidance in the explanations. Free time available. During the day you can see everything very well without rushing even we had the opportunity to see some more places. The guide knew English very well and was very informative.
Dan is the name of our guide.
We did the castle full day private tour from Bucharest. Communication from this company was excellent and for anyone visiting Bucharest for a short while would highly recommend this trip. For us we especially liked peles castle. Our guide Dan was so knowledgeable and worked so hard to tailor the trip to our wants and needs 5 minutes extra for shopping, toilet breaks etc. He really went out of his way to make us feel very comfortable and we had a great day mostly down to Dan and his knowledge on Romania, friendly manner and professionalism. As 3 young women travelling on our own it was great that Dan had a uniform and marked car which made us feel safe and well looked after. Overall we would highly rate this company, the trip we did and Dan our guide.
Had an amazing tour in Romania to bran and Brasov! Our guide Matei was so informative and really funny. We had such a great time and would highly recommend this company and Matei!
Thank you 🙂
We did the two castle tour with Valentin and had a wonderful time. Besides being a historical encyclopedia of all things Romanian (and beyond) he was wonderful with our two children, including one not particularly well-behaved 2 year old. We highly recommend Valentin.
Thank you Valentin,
for being our tour guide and telling so many interesting stories about Romania and Romanian history. The Peles Castle was not only beautiful, but had the true feeling of history there, we had so much fun in Brasov too. Because of you, the enthusiastic and knowledgeful way you told the stories, we started to study more about Romania and history in general. So, thank you very much for making the trip so cool and being an inspiration for us.
I can’t say enough good things about TravelMaker and my guide Valentin Paun. Valentin was punctual and VERY knowledgeable about the places we visited and Romanian history in general. Valentin was very professional and courteous. He is a huge asset to your company and made the both of my trips such a wonderful experience. Thanks!
Undertook Transylvanian Break, followed by Real Dracula tour, both with Travel Maker. The tours enabled us to see not only some of the history and architecture of Romania but also to see the beautiful countryside and rural life.
Guide was first class, being well informed, well organised, polite and always with something interesting to say. When we expressed an interested in stopping to photograph fields of sunflowers and later on , nesting storks, he stopped the bus so that we could all take photos.
The mini bus was spacious and comfortable with good air conditioning on what were three very hot days. I would highly recommend these tours to anyone who would like to see the Romania that is outside of Bucharest.
During the WordCamp Bucharest 2016 conference, in October, I wanted to offer our participants the chance to discover Bucharest and its historical attractions. I’ve contacted Travel Maker Tours whom have planned a very beautiful and interesting tour of our capital for our guests. Everyone enjoyed the tour and I remember seeing many tweets with very beautiful pictures taken then.