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Florin Preda

Hi! My name is Florin and I was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania.
After I started to travel I was fascinated with the South-Eastern part of Europe.
First I became a tour guide in Romania 8 years ago, and I started my own travel agency . Being a traveler and also a guide, I know how important it is the first impression a person has when he visits a foreign country for the first time. So I had the chance to design and offer amazing trips to those that visited Romania and made them wanting to come back and visit other Eastern -European countries. I include in the trips I create the most important attractions but also secret gems. I always design them focusing on travelers' wishes.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Cultural & historical tours
Tailor-made trips
Group Tours
Unforgettable experiences"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am an economy graduate with a big passion for traveling and history.
In 2013 I decided to make a change in my lifestyle and do something that I love for a living. After I got my license in tourism I opened an incoming travel agency in order to welcome foreign travelers in Romania."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I visited Auschwitz, Poland for the first time I remained very impressed, even though I knew the history of the place. It was an extra confirmation of the fact that traveling is not just for fun but also for knowledge. I left with the feeling that everybody should visit this place in order not to repeat the history."

Florin is part of the following groups: Romania Travel Agents
Ivy creeps up a statue in Bucharest's Belu Cemetery
Haunted Romania: Bucharest & Transylvania - 8 Days

Delve deep into Romanian folklore on this 8-day tour of the country's most haunted and historic sites. Beginning and ending in Bucharest, you'll strike out into the mountainous countryside of Transylvania for an unforgettable journey through the highlights of Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, and Sibiu—discovering medieval citadels, ghostly castles, ancient forests, and ruined abbeys along the way.

Dracula's Castle, Romania
Family Adventure in Romania - 14 Days

Featuring a mix of traditional sightseeing and outdoor adventures, this two-week trip around Romania is ideal for families. On this colorful itinerary, you'll explore Dracula's Castle and learn about the legends of Transylvania, discover medieval villages, see the 14th-century Rasnov Fortress and tour the capital city of Bucharest. Kid-friendly activities along the journey include a stop at a dinosaur-themed park, a volcano hike, and a visit to an underground salt mine.

A colorfully illuminated street in Sighisoara
Discover Romania & Poland - 14 days

This sweeping two-week tour through Romania and Poland — with a bonus stop in Slovakia! — offers travelers an incredible overview of a corner of the world that's lesser-known to tourists. Start in Bucharest, then move onto the mountains to tour Dracula's Castle and visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Take a break in beautiful Cluj-Napoca, the largest city in Transylvania, before crossing the border to Slovakia, where you'll break your journey in the town of Košice, known for its grand palaces. Continue onward to Poland to tour magical Kracow. Side-trip to Auschwitz and then to the UNESCO-honored Wielicza Salt Mine before the trip comes to an end.

Transylvanian countryside
Highlights of Romania - 15 Days

See the best of Romania on this leisurely 15-day tour around the country's cultural highlights and natural wonders. Starting and ending in Bucharest, the itinerary takes you to a range of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Romanian wineries, fairytale castles, historic citadels, medieval villages and the legendary landscapes of Transylvania. With guided tours and hikes along the way, plus time to explore both urban landscapes and the countryside on your own, this well-balanced adventure is a wonderful introduction to Romania's treasures.

Romania's Rupea Citadel
Romania Hiking Adventure: Bucharest & Transylvania - 10 Days

Explore Romania's mountain landscapes and medieval citadels on this active 10-day journey through Transylvania. Beginning and ending in Bucharest, you'll head north into a land rich with forests and folklore, hopping between the towns of Sinaia, Brasov, Viscri, and Bran. Mornings are spent hiking across dramatic valleys and peaks, while afternoons are free to tour cultural landmarks like Rupea Citadel, Viscri Fortified Church, and "Dracula's Castle."

Sucevita Monastery in Romania
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Romania & Bulgaria - 15 Days

Romania and Bulgaria are home to a range of historic sites that have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This 15-day itinerary takes you to see many of them, starting in Romania with the uninhabited citadel of Sighisoara and the fortified churches of Transylvania, then moving on to the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina and the diverse wildlife habitats of the Danube Delta. Cross the border to Bulgaria for the last few days of the trip to see Nessebar (“the pearl of the Black Sea"), and various historic churches, a Roman amphitheater, and a clifftop citadel.

Recent trip reviews for Florin

Our trip to Romania has been a beautiful surp...
Romania | May 29 - Jun 5, 2022

Lesley T.
Australia | Jun 08, 2022

Our trip to Romania has been a beautiful surprise. We had no expectations but we were totally blown away by the beauty and diversity of Romania. Our guide Bogdan was exceptional in his knowledge and enthusiasm for what has become his dream job. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he strove to fit in so much more than we had anticipated . From Bucharest to the painted monasteries in the north it was an ever changing landscape. Romania should be on everyone’s bucket list. Thank you Florin for organizing our itinerary and our great guide Bogdan

Local specialist: Florin Preda
Florin Preda
Local specialist in Bucharest | Jun 08, 2022

Dear Lesley,
You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words.
I am very happy that you liked Romania and my colleague Bogdan.
I hope someday you will come back to explore other beautiful parts of my country.
Greetings from Romania,