faq

frequently asked questions

What is the weather like in Romania?

Weather conditions in Romania might vary depending on the season.

In any case, we advise that you get an accurate forecast at Weather.com, before you start packing. Here are some general weather conditions in Romania!

January, February
Weather: Cold, wet, probable snow or mixed frozen precipitation. Temps can range from -10 to 5 degrees Celsius. With a wind chill, it can get below zero.
What to Wear: Dress in layers because stores and restaurants will likely keep things warm. Bring an umbrella, warm coat, scarf, hat, gloves, and some good weather resistant shoes.

March, April
Weather: March is not as frigid as February, but you’ll still need a warmer coat. March temps can range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.

What to Wear: Bring an umbrella, warmer coat, and maybe gloves. It probably won’t snow, but it has been known to snow in April every few years.

 

May, June
Weather: Spring is the best time for the city as well as for the mountains, without doubt. Spring usually means less humidity and temps between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

What to Wear: Bring an umbrella. In May, a light spring jacket or a mid-weight sweater is probably the heaviest thing you’ll need. If you are caught without an umbrella, buy a cheap one at the ubiquitous street vendors that pop up at the first drop.

 

July, August
Weather: Hot, humid, sticky, sometimes light showers. And that’s outside, it’s a little bit cooler in the mountains. Temps between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius, some days in August it can get up to 40 degrees in the city. 

What to Wear: Wear light clothing: natural fibres are best, especially cotton and linen.

 

September, October
Weather: Starts off hot, humid, sticky, but ends a bit chilly. From Sep 1 – Sep 20, anticipate 25-30-degree (Celsius) weather. From Sep 21 – Oct 10, expect 20-25-degree (Celsius) highs. Beyond that, expect the highs to be in the 10-20.

What to Wear: Bring summer clothes with an extra layer or two. If you’re coming in the back half of October, don’t expect to wear shorts, and you might not always need a jacket, but you should probably have one.

 

November, December

Weather: Expect highs in the 5-10 degrees Celsius range in November and -10-5 degrees Celsius range in December.
What to Wear: Bring a heavier jacket and consider a hat, scarf, and gloves.

Are there any age restrictions on your tours?

Yes! Depending on the tour you want to take, age restrictions might apply. 

Examples of tours with age restrictions: wine tasting tours (18 years old and up); walking tours (do not necessarily have age restrictions, but physical activity is involved so they might not be suitable for certain persons). 

If you are unsure whether age restrictions apply to one of our tours, feel free to ask us before booking. 

Can you help arrange my travel visas?

Unfortunately we do not offer this service, at this time. 

But if you are unsure whether you need a visa to travel to Romania, we can figure that out together! It’s the least we can do 🙂

Can I join a tour late or leave it early?

This depends on the type of tour you have chosen.

We can talk about this on a case by case basis, but we usually advise our clients to stick with us rain or shine 🙂 

How many people can join a tour?

It’s our mission to give our clients the full Romanian experience. That is why we prefer to have small groups, with up to 20 people. 

If you want to book on behalf of a larger party, contact us directly and we can sort something out!

Are airport transfers included?

We do organize airport transfers and the cost of this service is included in the overall cost of the travel package. 

If you, of course, have something else in mind, we are sure we can find a solution.

Let us know your travel details and we’ll make it happen!

I require special attention. Can you accommodate my needs?

Our company will do everything possible to accommodate your requests and needs.

If you have any mobility challenges, we suggest you bring a travel-mate that can best assist you in the way that you need.

Please indicate on you reservation form your specific requests. The sooner that we know that you have a special request, the better we can prepare and accommodate. 

I have to cancel the trip I booked with The Traveling Tulip. What do I do?

Although we will be sorry not to have you as our guest, we understand that cancellations happen! 

As soon as you know that you have to cancel, please call us at +40 722 463 622 (Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, EET) or you can e-mail us at office@thetravelingtulip.ro. We will review your claim and inform you of further steps to be taken.

Be sure to check out our terms and conditions for more details on our cancellation policy!

How do I deal with currency?

In Romania, the currency is RON. You will be able to use credit/debit cards in most places.

Travellers’ cheques are not common practice anymore so it is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card, or a bank issued ‘cash card’ specifically for travel. Having a couple of options will assure that you are covered if one doesn’t work. We can withdraw money for ATMs in Romania, but, depending on your home bank, extra bank fees might apply. 

If you would like to bring cash with you, we advise that you bring EUR or USD, as these are the most common currencies in Romania. Please DO NOT exchange any foreign currency to RON, at the exchange offices in the airport, as these do not offer a correct exchange rate. 

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers and will be shown before the departure.

At a minimum, your travel insurance should be ‘comprehensive’, providing cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Will I be able to charge my electrical appliances?

In most places you’ll be able to recharge your appliances at the hotel.

We recommend you bring a travel adapter with you. On our motorized trips, most vehicles come with their own power supply and you should be able to recharge onboard. Be sure to bring an extra camera battery just in case.

Will my mobile work?

We can never guarantee your phone will work as desired, as this depends on your home mobile carrier. 

Chat to your phone provider before you leave about global roaming and the costs involved, and get their advice on the coverage you’ll receive in the places you’re travelling in. Alternatively, you can usually pick up a local sim card on the cheap (just make sure you phone is unlocked!).

In addition to that, we might take you to place with limited coverage, in which case, you have to forget about your phone!

Is tipping commonplace in Romania?

Yes, in most places tipping is expected. 

At your welcome meeting, ask your leader about the local custom and advice on how much is recommended at restaurants or with local guides.

At the end of your trip, if you’re happy with the service you received, providing a tip for the leader – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across Romania.

Will I get internet coverage?

Yes, you will be able to connect to the Internet via wi-fi.

During our tours, we provide free wi-fi access to internet. The access will be, however, used for actions that require small amounts of data, such as social media browsing or internet searches. We will not be providing internet access for streaming or downloading/uploading data. 

Hotels and restaurants do accommodate higher data streaming. 

What are the medical and vaccination requirements?

Medical and vaccination requirements differ between nations.

As we are not medical practitioners, we unfortunately cannot advise on this issue. Please see your local GP or travel doctor for details and advice about current vaccination requirements.

What if I get ill or injured on the trip and unable to continue?

Don’t worry! Our leaders are trained to deal with these situations!

We will endeavor to get you help as quickly as possible. If you must leave the trip early due to illness, our local offices will help you find appropriate medical care and ensure someone at home is aware of the situation. We will do whatever we can to get you home or on your onward journey. Your travel insurance, which is compulsory on all our trips, should cover any costs incurred if illness occurs.

Do you still have questions? Don’t worry! Contact us before you book one of our tours and we will address any concerns you might have. 

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