Romania, Moldova & Bulgaria tour

Having read another traveler’s comments (April ’05, pg. 35), we engaged a tour operator in Romania who turned out to be exceptional. Her name is Costela Petcu of AKS Tours (phone +40 21 313 6338, cell +4 0744 294 373 or e-mail

For our trip in Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria, Aug. 31-Sept. 22, ’05, she met us at the airport, introduced us to our driver/guide for the next 18 days, took us to dinner upon our return to Bucharest and even checked in on us while we were having another dinner. The driver, Christian, was exceptional.

For the whole trip, Costela charged the two of us about $8,000. That included 21 days with the guide, a Mercedes 8-person van (for the two of us), accommodations, meals, sightseeing and the driver/guide.

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