Castles, Citadels, Bears, and the Black Sea
Romania | Oct 15 - Oct 27, 2023

Carol R.
Polson, MT | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

We just returned from a 2-week tour of Romania and Bulgaria with kimkim. We have traveled to many countries; our favorite style is a private tour with a driver/guide. I contacted a friend from Ukraine (owner of a travel company we used a few years ago), as she has now joined the kimkim team. She directed us to Florin, an expert on Romania. Florin put together a fantastic program for us. We saw most of the highlights of Romania, including. UNESCO World Heritage sites, Transylvania, the Black Sea. The Transfaragarsan Road (and seeing the bears along the way) was also a highlight. Then on to Bulgaria to the "island" of Nessebar, to historic Plovdiv, and Sofia.
Florin is one of the best guides we've ever had! When you are with someone for many hours a day, you want someone who is personable. That is his #1 quality. He was flexible with the program. I can't overstate this enough. When weather appeared to spoil a part of the trip, at Florin's suggestion, we re-molded the entire trip to better fit our needs. This involved quite a bit of replanning and taking on additional expense on his part. Our trip continued without a hitch! He was also very perceptive of our needs, funny, an excellent driver (very comfortable vehicle), knowledgable of the history of the countries, and up on current events. He also has great taste in music for the rides!
The tour was a good value, as well. We asked for 4-star accommodations and received a combination of larger facilities along with boutique hotels, all in perfect locations; walking distance to sites, restaurants, etc.
We are so fortunate to have discovered kimkim. Most of all, Florin, who is very professional and passionate about Romania and his work.

Local specialist: Florin Preda
Florin Preda
Local specialist in Bucharest | Replied on Nov 03, 2023

Dear Carol and Tom,

Thank you for your kind review.
I am happy to read I am on your top tour guides list :)
My colleagues and I, are always flexible and accommodate the traveler's needs in order to have the experience as close to perfect as possible.
Last but not least, you are always welcome to come back and explore other parts of Romania and Bulgaria.

Greetings from Romania,