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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2017
Romania in late March  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2017
Cluj - Piatra Neamt - What's the best way to do this route?  (5 Answers)

Hello all
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!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2017
Presents to bring  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2016
Driving in winter  (11 Answers)

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?

Thanks all!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2016
Schengen or Eu  (4 Answers)

Hello, Romania is member of Schengen or EU?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2016
3,5 full days in Bucharest  (9 Answers)

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?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2016
Cigarettes price in Otopeni duty free  (5 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
Crossing Fagaras Mountains - car parking  (4 Answers)

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...

Thank you
Daniel from the Czech republic

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2016
carrying cameras.  (3 Answers)

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.
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2016
Phone numbers of Cabana's in the Bucegi mountains

Hi -

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: 

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?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2016
Trip planning  (3 Answers)


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.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
5 days in Romania  (8 Answers)

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!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2016
Free camping and Wifi in Romania  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2016
transport from Bucharest to bacau  (4 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2015
Camera Tripod  (6 Answers)

Why is Camera Tripod cannot be used in Romania, Russia and Vietnam ??? Even the security guard that stop me from using it , is unable to gave me an explanation only can point to me the rule written on the duty board that he is following. Very funny and so co-incident all of them are former communist country.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2015
discrimination  (5 Answers)

Hello everyone to whom it may concern, I am travelling to Romania soon and want to know if I should worry about any discrimation towards me because I am black? I hear mixed answers about it so I figured I would you experts. And I the answer is yes, will this be throughout the entire country or certain areas from certain group?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2015
motorbike rental  (1 Answer)

where can i rent a motorbike?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2015
Transfagarasan Highway (DN7C) Status  (4 Answers)

Hello, I'm planning to drive the Transfagarasan Highway (DN7C) during a visit on 23 September. Is there a Romanian website that maintains the open/closed status of the highway. I have read that it normally is open until around 31 October, but I have had friends tell me that is is closed after 1 September. Where is the official source of information?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2015
car rental or other option  (3 Answers)

Hi, we are thinking of cancelling our car reservation. because I understand the car, its quiet a headache to use car in Bucharest. so I am thinking to arrive with a taxi to the hotel and couple days later to rent a car, the question is from where do you recommend? which area in Bucharest? (we need an automatic car with child safety seat)
we plan to traval to Sinaia, Brasov Sigiasora and Sibiu, I know where is a train, but is not conviniant with stroller, 2 large suitcase and bags :) any other suggestions please?
thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2015
planing 9 day trip with 1 year old baby :)  (13 Answers)

Hi guys,
we are planing our trip to Romania, starting 30.08 til 08.09. firstly I had ambitious plan :) but my hubby said that it will be exhausting :) I will appreciate any advise or tip.

day 1 landing in Otopeni Bucharest at noon, spending a night there

day 2 heading to Sinaia (Slanic Prohova is worthwhile?)

day 3-4 Brasov and surroundings (Rasnov, Poina, Bran)

day 5 Sigisora from here the dilemma towards Piatra Niamts or Sibiu??

what else is a must see??
it leaves 4 open days considering that will have to spend last night in Bucharest as the flight back is at 10 AM.
thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2015
nice hotel in Danube-Delta for Kajak, birdwatching etc.  (3 Answers)

Anybody here knows a nice hotel in the Danube-Delta of Romania, where we can go for birdwatching and some Kajak-tours etc. ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2015
15 Day Itinerary  (8 Answers)

Hi, me and my wife will be spending 2 weeks in Romania, from the 18th August to the 1st September, arriving and departing at Otopeni airport.
We will be spending our first 2 nights and our last night in Bucharest. We will be renting a car. We would like to visit Transylvania and Bucovina and also the Danube Delta. Does anyone have any suggestions about the route we can take and any interesting places we can visit?
We are interested in visiting, historical sites, nature, villages etc.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2015
Travel to Romania - What to see?  (4 Answers)

Hi, I'm going to Romania. There living my brother (Clluj), I heard that north Romania is very beautyful but, what else I can go in Romania (north and central)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2015
planning a tour  (1 Answer)

thanks for all the feedbacks. if someone know the best way for this question...let me have it. should i plan different tours when i arrive at bucharest and sibiu or plan the tours on-line.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2015
money currency  (4 Answers)

visiting the currency Euro or Ron

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2015
Romanian seaside / riviera ? Which places?  (2 Answers)

I thought of visit the Black Sea in late summer/September and wanted to ask travelers: Which places on the Romanian seaside are nicest? And can easily reached by public transport? Does Constanta have a lot to offer?
The place should have a nice clean sea, nature, but also a safe and lively old town / places to visit nearby? Does this exist or should I choose another destination/country?

Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2015
Făgăraș Ridge  (1 Answer)


we are planning to hike the Făgăraș Ridge in August and are wondering if there are any possibilities to wash dirty laundry in the huts (cabanas).

Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2015
Guest house etiquette  (7 Answers)

Looking to stay at a guesthouse in Maramures. Is it polite or even expected to bring a gift? If so, is there something someone could recommend? Is something alcoholic ok? I am from Kentucky so thought maybe bourbon would be nice

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2015
Living fires - Andreiasu de Jos , Lopatari  (2 Answers)

I found two interesting places that I want to visit. Even one be enough, But I cannot find any information from somebody who've been there. If anybody knows how to get there or even go with a tour from the neighborhood?

We are two, driving a car, want to stay a night nearby, coming in the end of May from Suceava to Bucharest.

Any help will be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2015
Taxi from Avrig to Balea Waterfall  (2 Answers)


I'm trying to find out the cost of a taxi from Avrig to Balea waterfall. Couldn't find any E-mail online and when I tried to call a few companies the person who answered the phone couldn't speak English. Is there any way to pre-book it? Could someone help please?

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