The Answers to All Your Questions
I see a fair amount of “Romania? I’ve never really considered Romania before” in people’s eyes when I talk about visiting the country. Posts illuminating my love for this underestimated land can be found here, and you can check out Rick Steves’ love for Romania on his full show here, or the shorter finale to his “Europe Awaits” episode here. With as much beauty and history as more famous destinations, but without the crowds or institutional tourism, I feel like we’re sharing Europe’s best kept secret, so let’s enjoy it before everyone else notices!
But for more logistical questions on my 14-day Romania tour, see below:
When is it?
The inaugural tour will run August 25 to September 7, 2022! This is a great season, after the heat of summer, before the cold of Autumn, and outside the main peak season. It’s when I was there this year, and I loved every day of it.
What is included?
The tour will include all hotels, transportation around the country, and entrances (to museums and more). I will be your tour guide for the duration of the trip, and we will have local guides where applicable. All breakfasts are included, about half the dinners, and a couple lunches, as befitting where we are and what we’re doing (there’s one in particular that I can’t wait to share). Romania is an easy country to navigate in English, and I want to give you the chance to find your own unique experiences and personal connections. Airfare is not included. The trip begins and ends in Bucharest for easy transit to and from the tour (I found Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport easy to navigate and less stressful than many Western European counterparts).
How much does it cost?
I’m deeply enthusiastic about Romania and sharing it with you, and know that Romania is below many people’s radar, so am committed to keeping the cost per day below comparable Eastern European tours. So the 2022 14-day Romania with Tim tour is $3150 per person. But since I want to encourage travel dreams during this challenging time, it’s only $2995 if you sign up by the end of 2021 (spaces are limited, and reservation requests will be ranked “first come, first served”).
I’ve found gorgeous hotels for this tour, and since everything is based on double occupancy, there will be a single supplement for those traveling alone. The exact figure is TBD (as are exact hotel rates for next year) but let me know if this includes you and we’ll talk more about it. I want this tour to be accessible and affordable for everyone who wants to come with us.
But what about Covid?
That is the big question, right? I understand not wanting to put down deposits on international travel during the pandemic, so am offering no-risk Provisional Reservations. Basically, you send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) saying that you want to reserve a seat on this tour, and I’ll put you on the roster (note: reservation requests received before December 31 will lock in the lower rate). No deposit necessary. When we get closer, I and my team will look carefully at the situation and decide whether or not it’s safe to run the tour. If we decide it’s a go, we’ll let you know via email, at which point you have two weeks to send payment. If you decide that you’re still not comfortable traveling, just let me know and you can try again next year.
My tour will have administrative assistance from Imprint Tours, so more information on Provisional Reservations can be found on their site, here:
I hope this answers all your burning Romania tour questions. If not, please let me know!