Romania - tour company/personal guide/ancestry search

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<p>I am planning a trip to Romania in November, 2015, and am most interested in finding my father&#39;s Romanian family roots. Two requests: Do you have a tour company or personal guide you can recommend?&nbsp; What areas of Romania should I not miss?&nbsp;&nbsp; And, finally, does anyone have a suggestion about a family/ancestry search in that country?&nbsp; I have to start somewhere...Any suggestions will be very appreciated!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

During a May 2014 Oceania Black Sea Treasures cruise, with a group organized by a Cruise Critic member, we had an excellent guide in Constanta, Romania.  Caterina showed us many of Constanta's highlights with an included wonderful wine tasting/food pairing at the Clos des Colombes vineyard, approx. 45 min. from Constanta.  Caterina's English is excellent, she's extremely knowledgeable and has a great personality.  Contact her direct for a great day:  Ecaterina Patrichi,, 407-248-72518.  If she personally can't help you, I would think she would know of a guide who would -- or suggestions for ancestry search.  

We would heartily recommend CRIF Tours.  We were supposed to take a cruise on the Danube several years ago and it was cancelled a couple of months before departure after we already had airline tickets into Bucharest and out of Budapest.  CRIF Tours, which advertises in the spring and summer in ITN, was recommended by several people on this Board.  We contacted Cris Floria, owner and operator of CRIF, and he put together a custom tour of Romania that fit our timeframe.  He also took us to Budapest and dropped us off at an airport hotel there.  We worked with him via email and developed a tour concentrated on the medieval cities and Transylvania.  The hotels that he selected were all fine and I felt that the cost of our custom tour was reasonable .  His English is excellent.  He could probably direct you to sources for your ancestry research.  His website is:

Thank you so much for your information, and for taking the time to help me!Warmly,Donna

Thank you so much for responding to me.  Will check out the website!Appreciatively,Donna