Cristina Ruien Private tour guide in Constanta, Brasov, Bucharest - Romania

Cristina Ruien

Guide profile:

A teacher by training, I am a highly qualified tour guide and have been working in the travel industry for more than 14 years, both in Romania and abroad. An easy - going, fun - loving personality with a special interest in history, art and literature I make it a point to make people familiar with their destination by delivering informative customized tours. I am especially interested in the "little stories" behind the official textbook history, which I believe best define a place. I love guiding and most of my clients tell me this really shows in my work.

I believe every place on this planet has its own charm and that one of the reasons why we travel is to discover the spirit of the place and keep it in our memories. This is my goal as a travel guide – for you to go back home with a better understanding of the place you visited and fine memories of my country.

I have university diplomas and certified qualifications:

- BA in English Language and Literature

- MA in Cultural Studies

- official certification from the Romanian Ministry of Tourism no. 1208

I have experience in working with most English based travel agencies and large tour operators. I am also experienced in working with private tours and VIPs. Reference from previous clients can be submitted upon request.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars susan H.

Fantastic trip!

Cristina was amazing! She was knowledgeable, insightful, humorous, had perfect English and she was very personable. She was also easy to work with to find a driver to accommodate the needs of our large group.

We were impressed with her breadth of information. She was able to manage our large family group well. She has a wonderful sense of humor and very well experienced in tourism. "Very personable, very knowledgeable, very well organized; a pleasure to know."

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Half - day, full - day tours of Romanian cities and surroundings ( for more info check sightseeing tours section below)

All tours can be modified to suit various needs and interests.

Longer tours and itineraries can be offered upon request.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request. Extra fees for transportation apply and can vary depending on distance and length of tour.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A WALK IN HISTORICAL BUCHAREST Price Per Group 129.00 Euro
BUCHAREST CITY TOUR Price Per Person 70.00 Euro
BUCHAREST CITY TOUR (from Constanta) Price Per Person 119.00 Euro
CONSTANTA CITY TOUR AND WINE TASTING AT MURFATLAR Price Per Person 79.00 Euro
CONSTANTA HIGHLIGHTS Price Per Person 55.00 Euro
DRACULA OVERNIGHT IN TRANSYLVANIA Price Per Person 250.00 Euro
DRACULA OVERNIGHT IN TRANSYLVANIA (from Constanta) Price Per Person 289.00 Euro
DRACULA TOUR IN TRANSYLVANIA Price Per Person 189.00 Euro
GREEK AND ROMAN HERITAGE IN CONSTANTA AND HISTRIA Price Per Person 69.00 Euro
HIDDEN WONDERS OF THE DANUBE DELTA Price Per Person 159.00 Euro
LUNCH WITH THE LOCALS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Price Per Person 69.00 Euro
PRIVATE TOUR BUCHAREST AND BRASOV Price Per Group 1000.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

History, art and literature, sports.

Traveling.

Walking in the cities of the world to get to know the place.

Meeting new people

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars susan H. 14 Jul 2017

Fantastic trip!

Cristina was amazing! She was knowledgeable, insightful, humorous, had perfect English and she was very personable. She was also easy to work with to find a driver to accommodate the needs of our large group.

We were impressed with her breadth of information. She was able to manage our large family group well. She has a wonderful sense of humor and very well experienced in tourism. "Very personable, very knowledgeable, very well organized; a pleasure to know."

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you, Susan. It was my pleasure to show you and your wonderful family around my coyntry. All the best!

5 stars Tony C. 07 Sep 2015

Excellent - enjoyed the tour - very well researched and interesting tour.

5 stars David N. 25 Apr 2015

We were treated to a magnificent tour of Transylvania on the weekend of 25-26 April 2015 by Cristina Cruciun. From the first contact with Cristina she was thoroughly professional, amicable and genuinely passionate about her country in all our dealings with her and this continued throughout this wonderful adventure in Romania.

Cristina and her driver, Nicholas, who is her father, were great company and ensured we had a thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable experience throughout Transylvania. Cristina is a very knowledgeable tour guide, not just in relation to the expected historical knowledge in relation to the many magnificent sites we would see but that added advantage of having knowledge of the stories, and the legends, behind the stories.

There was never any pressure from Cristina to move too quickly on to the next site or point of interest and she was very accommodating to our every need and expectation. We mentioned to Cristina that 25 April 2015 was the 100th year anniversary of A

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you, David and Rhys for your wonderful comments. Thanks again for a wonderful time together.

5 stars Helen M. 21 Apr 2015

Our cruise ship visited Constanta in late April. 15 of us went on a tour with the delightful Cristina. It was the first time any of us had visited Constanta and she made sure we got a great overview of the City and surrounding area. We had an excellent walking tour of the city itself, a drive through the countryside and a wine tasting and lunch at Murfatlar. Cristina is an excellent guide who speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable about her country. I would highly recommend her.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful words. It's always great to hear people were satisfied with the services they received. Many wonderful journeys to you and everybody in the group.

5 stars Dee D. 13 Oct 2014

I cannot thank Cristina enough for arranging a wonderful experience for us while on a shore excursion in Constanta. We toured the old city of Constanta and then went to the ancient Greek citadel of Histria. It was a perfect day to spend in the countryside amongst the ruins.

I highly recommend Christina to be your guide. She will make sure everything is planned to your specific interests. I also suggest if you have the time to go to Histria. It is well worth the drive!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the kind words. Many exciting travels to you and your friends.

5 stars Paul H. 25 Sep 2014

Cristina was an excellent guide. Great knowledge shared with passion and feeling. The tour was excellent. We learned & saw so much that we wouldn't have seen without Cristina. I would highly recommend Cristina & the tour.

5 stars Albert L. 24 Sep 2014

It was excellent. She was knowledgeable, efficient and polite

5 stars Beryl M. 26 Aug 2014

Cristina was simply amazing. Her knowledge and passion was obvious as soon as we met her. We had a fantastic tour from the port of Constanta to Bucharest. We would highly recommend her. Thank you Cristina.

5 stars john P. 21 Jul 2014

We took the Constanta to Bucharest trip. Cristina met us at the port. During the drive Cristina supplied a lot of local knowledge and explained how she though the day would proceed ,we agreed. The visit to Bucharest was very good and included a drive around the city, a visit to the Palace and lunch at the Bier Carte ( a very good choice). Afterwards a walking tour of the city seeing some of the older parts. Then back to Constanta. In all a very enjoyable day . Well done Cristina.

5 stars Steve H. 15 Jun 2014

We had a great day with Cristina in Constanta and Histria.. She is very knowledgeable about the area and it's history and has a great personality. Totally recommended.

5 stars Anthony A. 08 Jun 2014

Cristina is a fantastic guide! See is so helpful and knowledgeable. We had a marvelous day in Constanta!

5 stars Anthony A. 07 Jun 2014

Cristina arranged an AMAZING tour of Bucharest. We were met at the pier and driven to Bucharest. We learned about the sights and Romania culture on our drive and then saw the highlights of the city, including the Palace. We had a marvelous lunch at the Beer Cart and then visited the Village Museum. A wonderful day with a fantastic guide!

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