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Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov

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icon7 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Escape the city and travel straight to the heart of rural Romanian life on this private trip to Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov. Ideal for lovers of the outdoors, this excursion combines striking natural beauty with insights into ancient Transylvanian traditions: visit a bat cave replete with Jurassic limestone formations, enjoy a hike through beautiful mountain villages, and sample handmade cheese in the national park’s oldest guest house. The moderate walking routes of this private tour can be customized according to your fitness level.
  • Private day trip to the Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov
  • Customize the walking route of this private tour according to your fitness level and ability
  • Visit a Jurassic cave inhabited by bats and sample handmade cheese at one of Transylvania's oldest guesthouses
  • Experience the beauty of the Carpathian mountains on a hike
  • Lunch and round-trip transport from Brasov hotels are included
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Private guide
Lunch
Transport by private, air-conditioned car
Visit to the Bat Cave and to the oldest guest house in the National Park
Cheese tastings
Complimentary pick-up from Brasov city
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Piața Sfatului 28, Brașov 500025, Romania

The History Museum entrance. Complimentary pick-up from Brasov!

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins with pickup at your Brasov hotel, where you’ll board a vehicle destined for Bran Castle. Explore the castle with your guide and learn about its history.

Continue on to see the natural splendors of Piatra Craiului National Park. During a scenic 45-minute drive, your guide discusses your hiking route options and decides on a course suitable for your fitness level and hiking experience.

The first stop is Lilicilor Cave, a Jurassic cavern inhabited by hundreds of bats. Admire limestone formations and gaze at the endangered bats that reside in the cave’s crevices.

Then, embark on a moderate hike that takes you through the dramatic landscapes of Piatra Craiului National Park: see mist-shrouded pine forests, meadows filled with grazing sheep, ice-capped gorges, and traditional mountain villages.

After working up an appetite, stop at the oldest guesthouse in the national park to sample handmade cheese and feast on a hearty lunch. Enjoy farm-fresh ingredients and opt to purchase wine or beer as a welcome reward. 

Following a further one hour of walking, return to the vehicle and bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Admire the high stone walls and red turrets flanked by the Carpathian Mountains. Enter the castle (own expense) and wander through with your guide. Learn about the area’s stories and legends.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Piatra Craiului National Park
One of the most beautiful mountains of Romania.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Magura
Nestled in the Piatra Craiului National Park Mountains in the Southern Carpathians, the villages of Pestera an Magura offer an authentic glimpse into rural Romanian life. Your immersive, full-day tour begins in central Brașov, where you’ll meet your local guide and board a private vehicle for the 45-minute drive to the village. Along the way, let your guide know if you have any specific interests so he or she can customize the day’s itinerary. Learn about the history of the villages, where the traditional industries of sheep farming and cheese making are still practice by many of the village’s. Visit the Bat Cave about 10 minutes. Next, set off into the surrounding hills and meadows og Magura village for a moderate guided hike for 2 to 3 hours. Let your guide know if you prefer to hike for longer or shorter, and go at a pace that’s comfortable to you.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pestera
Make a stop to the oldest guest house in the National Park. Meet some of the farmers, and sample two-three different kinds of cheese. After working up an appetite, we have a hearty lunch. Savour simple Romanian cuisine home-made from local farm-fresh ingredients including eggs, vegetables and pork. Purchase beer or wine to top off your meal. From the guest house we have a walk in Pestera Village back to the car, about 1 hour. We can visit also the local church.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress warmly: Sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes and warm clothes recommended
  • Route may be changed without notice due to weather conditions
  • Important note about Pestera and Magura Village - in those 2 villages the people never died because of cancer or heart attack - they leave an healthy life: working the land, taking care of animals (sheep and cows), preparing and eating home made food from their small farm (meat, eggs, milk), drinking fresh water from the spring and home made alcoholic drink called "tuica" made from different fruits as apples, plums, pears!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The cheese tasting and lunch are taking place at one of the gueshouses in the area.
  • Minimum 2 people. If you are single you pay as for 2.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Active Travel Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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It was absolutely amazing tour with...
Liina S
, Oct 2017
It was absolutely amazing tour with Mihai! He is very friendly and nice. His work is is hobby and passion. We did highly wonderful walking in mountain villages and it was like walking with old friend. Thank you. And I absolutely recommend the Romania trip to my friends and yours walking and hiking tours in mountain.
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Thank you so much for your review about the Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Liina!
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I made this tour in August 2017 and...
Franka
, Aug 2017
I made this tour in August 2017 and had a great time! Tourguide Marian picked me up at hotel and was really friendly to me. He had a lot of patience cause of my hiking experiences. It wasn't easy for me but it has paid off. We had a beautiful view all over the landscape. The countryside alone is worth the trip, from the rough mountainside to the mysterious forest.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
I thank you so much for booking with us an amazing Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Franka!
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I had a great trip with Cristian who...
Stephen B
, Oct 2016
I had a great trip with Cristian who was great company and knew the area very well. The walk was paced just right among some beautiful scenery. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get out and see the countryside around Brasov.
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Thank you for your review about the Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Stephen!
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