Why Choose Compass Travel to Organize
Your Romania 2016 / 2017 Private Tour ?
Because we're real good at it. Because we have over 24 years of proven expertise in cultural immersion private tours and very solid credentials. Because all our Romania private tours come at affordable prices. We offer excellent guides and the best value for money, guaranteed. You are in for a superior, unforgettable trip.
All our Romania private tours include unique features, often sidelined or not even known to other operators. The tours are flexible and fully customizable either based on our set itineraries or entirely tailor made to match your budget, particular interests and the number of days allowed for the trip.
For over 10 years we have been a Member of the National Geographic Society and of the American Society of Travel Agents. We have consulted for both Frommer's and Fodor's. You probably have watched us on the Travel Channel or read our excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.
Call Us Toll Free or E-mail Us for our 2016 /2017 Tour Prices and Early Booking Discounts as well as for any question you have. We look forward to welcoming you in Romania !
Below see our best selling tours:
AN ELEVEN DAY EXCLUSIVE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS TOUR
This is an original, premium quality tour, probably the best tour of Romania in eleven full days. It is based on thorough investigations and many years of touring Romania. It also is the Tours-of-Romania® best seller since 2002. Probably the most replicated but never to match the original.
The tour is meant to be a window into the Romanian Culture. The itinerary encompasses all of the historic regions of the country with a focus on Transylvania, Maramures and Bucovina. Convenient pacing, with centrally located and full of character hotels, including meeting with local artists, exclusive talks, music, folklore and local dining, you go “behind the scenes” to experience the customs, color, traditions and daily life of this beautiful country.
CASTLES, SAXON VILLAGES & A GYPSY EXPERIENCE
CULTURE, TRADITIONS, CASTLES AND HISTORY ON A COMPREHENSIVE SIX DAY TOUR
Arrival to Coanda International Airport in Bucharest. Meet and greet by your English speaking tour guide. Transfer to your downtown Bucharest hotel with a short orientation tour. Time at leisure until the evening when you will enjoy a typical Romanian Welcome Dinner and Folklore Show.
Day 1: Bucharest to Sinaia & Peles Castle - Bran Castle - Brasov
Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel. Leave Bucharest for Sinaia - one of the famous Carpathian Mountains resorts. Named after St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai, Sinaia became the unofficial capital of the Kingdom of Romania towards the end of the 19th century. Once, the famous Orient Express use to regularly call here and it still does once a year on its way from Paris to Constantinople. Take an orientation tour of including a view of the Casino inspired by the one in Monte Carlo and a visit to Sinaia Orthodox Monastery. Next is one of the most important tourist attractions of the country: Peles Castle, the former royal residence of King Charles I of Romania and known as one of the most beautiful summer royal residences in Europe. Cross the mountains into Transylvania and journey north to the village of Bran. The attraction is the well known Bran Castle...
Day 1:Bucharest to Bucovina
Compass Travel Romania is a Romanian American tour operator with the main office in Bucharest, Romania and regional offices in Bulgaria and Hungary. We offer excellent private tours of Romania. We also combine tours with Bulgaria, Hungary and Macedonia as well as the Republic of Moldova.
We're not a tour broker of replicated tours nor are we a family business.
We carefully design and run all our tours, first hand. Contrary to the belief "if it's a private tour it then should be expensive", we simply offer the best value for money at affordable prices.
Exclusive Cultural Connections & Programs: a Window into the Romanian Culture
With over 24 years of real expertise in private tours, we are proud to offer uncommon, exclusive cultural connections and insights into a relatively unknown part of Europe which is now being rediscovered. Meeting with local people and learning about their lifes, the hands-on activities, the off-the-beaten track sights, the visits to local colorful markets, meeting with Gypsies, learning about life in Communism and witnessing the changes, as well as the handicraft demonstrations and the exclusively organized folklore performances, are part of our programs. We take great pride in our interaction with the locals, witness of daily life and home hosted experiences which are best way for an authentic cultural interchange.
Personalized and Tailor Made Romania Tours
Creativity and Customization are our hallmarks. Most of the journeys we run are based on customized itineraries. Our tours are all designed based on your budget, particular interests and the number of days allowed for each trip. We always come up with suggestions and ideas as of what is available and worth seeing and doing. Even later, while on tour you will have the flexibility to make changes in the daily program if you wish to. We are your actual tour designer and operator.
Customizing a tour involves no extra cost
We will work on it until we reach the perfect itinerary for you.
Our Set itineraries and Small Group Departures; Solo Travelers are Welcome !
Our groups are limited to six participants. Particularly our best selling small group tour "The Highlights of Romania".
Our Tour Guides: Simply the Best Team
While they are all licensed and speak excellent English, their mission is to offer an ”insider's perspective” on the places you are visiting. For instance, *life under Communism* is one of the most interesting topics and they are all able to develop on this as they lived through it. We only work with hand picked, experienced and resourceful guides having a deep knowledge of the country, history, architecture and local customs. We feel sure that you will enjoy their company and benefit from their knowledge. All our driving tour guides have a clean driving record.
Are mostly from North America, Australia and South East Asia and come from every walk of life. Most are retired but well traveled and having a particular interest in this part of the World.
Press Reviews & Tour References
For many years we are enjoying excellent tour reviews. We have consulted for both Frommer's and Fodor's. Our recent Travel Channel interview as well as the many travel articles over the past years such as in ITN magazine or Travel Weekly, stand proof of the quality we like to offer. You can find more on Tripadvisor or just read our Testimonials page while further references are provided on request.
We look forward to welcoming you in Romania!
ROMANIA ADOPTIVE TRAVEL
TOURS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ADOPTED FROM ROMANIA
"RETURN TO THE ROOTS": PROGRAMS TAILORED TO EACH FAMILY'S NEEDS
Within the last 8 years there were more and more American and Canadian families who had previously adopted children from Romania that were now contacting us for private tours to the homeland of their children. So far we have organized and run tours for over 35 families with ties to Romania.
While we are the specialist when it comes to Romania private tours, we've very soon come to realize these tours involve a special preliminary preparation from both sides.
Preparing such a trip is a very complex process. As we are based in Romania, we are happy to help with any research pertaining to pre planning: from finding the natural parents to identifing the actual places related to both the child and the adoption process. We then go through extensive and detailed trip planning, to make sure the goal of your trip is achieved, and more.......
We thouroughly understand the deep significance of such a journey. To the adopted children it gives them a sense of identity, provides ownership of their own stories and strenghtens family bonds. While for the parents it is the accomplishment of the desire to offer their children what they have been thinking of for many years, that is the opportunity to visit their home country and get a sense of belonging.
A homeland journey is rewarding, although complex. Based on our deep knowledge of Romania, our long time established experience and desire to offer the best, we invite you to work with us for a memorable trip.
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