Carpathian Walking and Bears

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Seeing wild bears in a natural setting from the safety of a hide. We had the good fortune to see five bears at one time and four bears a little later on - we believe we saw at least 7 or 8 different bears. We also saw a fox. Our trip was spoilt by the weather - we only had three dry days, but this did not stop us exploring Dracula's Castle, sharing schnapps with a priest and riding in a horse-drawn cart before sharing tea and biscuits with a monk!

What did you think of your group leader?

Thomas was fun and shared his passion for his surroundings, even dressing in his Saxon clothing on the last night of our trip.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be prepared for the itinerary to change - this is done for a reason when taking the weather into account - but everything is included.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The setting is perfect, the hosts are most welcoming and the food is great. Previous reviews mention the dogs, but they are there for a reason and if there is nothing around then they don't bark!