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Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov provided by Active Travel

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

Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    7–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This small group tour takes you straight to the heart of rural life in Romania. See some local houses, visit  the Bat Cave, take a trek through the local mountain forests, and learn about a way of life that’s slowly disappearing. Also, we can visit Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle, in the morning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9143P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Piatra Craiului National Park
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up clients from all locations from outside of the old city center of Brasov!
  • Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 28, Brașov 500025, Romania The History Museum entrance. Complimentary pick-up from Brasov!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you payed as solo traveler, after the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Piatra Craiului National Park
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up clients from all locations from outside of the old city center of Brasov!
  • Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 28, Brașov 500025, Romania The History Museum entrance. Complimentary pick-up from Brasov!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you payed as solo traveler, after the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Sfatului
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Piatra Craiului National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Magura
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Pestera
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mihai R
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
I didn't think that a 4-hour guided tour from the Pestera Village to the Joaca and La Table saddles could be so beautiful! The road, the landscapes, the discovery of the wilderness is truly an unforgettable experience. But the most interesting experience is the interaction with Marian! Not with the cheerful guide, full of knowledge, stories and legends of the places but with the man Marian, friendly who conquers you immediately. I warmly recommend this double experience and I will be back soon!
Written 31 December 2021
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MarianTirla
We appreciate your detailed review for our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Mihai! It represents a real help for future tourists to choose a day trip. Thank you!
Written 3 January 2022
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Cristina R
16 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Beautiful landscape, authentic mountain villages and fun time for our family of 4 including teen & grandma thanks to our guide, Marian Tirla😊 Marian is passionate, friendly and very knowledgeble. We had a fantastic time and we look forward coming back in summer/ autumn time. 🙂
Written 31 December 2021
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MarianTirla
Thank you so much for booking with us our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Cristina. It is one of the best experience for families with children. We thank you for your review, also!
Written 3 January 2022
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Chris
11 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Although i didn't understand it was a hike when i closed an appointment,it made me feel great and it was a great experience and the guide Charlie he was really friendly and helpful.We had a great time.*Tip:Don't you wear Jordans if u want to have legs after the hike.*
Written 1 November 2021
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MarianTirla
Chris we are more than happy we delivered a real experience for you by booking our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov. Thank you for your review!
Written 2 November 2021
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Gaby
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
Mihai took the time to assess my experience as a hiker and proposed a route according. The landscape was beautiful and we were blessed with amazing weather. He was of great company, knowledgable and safe. I would go back and get a bigger hiking tour in a heart beat.
Written 31 October 2021
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MarianTirla
Gabrielle thank you for booking with us an amazing experience - Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov. We appreciate your review!
Written 31 October 2021
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Na G
Bucarest, Roumanie2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Incredible landscapes, perfect guide (Mihai) and also an healthy and delicious meal 😊 I recommend !
Written 30 October 2021
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MarianTirla
We really thank you for reviewing our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Nathalie!
Written 31 October 2021
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Alyssa
Shanghai, China6 contributions
Review
We usually prefer to travel on our own without a guide, but sometimes it’s worth it to hire a local to show you around; this was one of those times. Marian took us on an invigorating hike with gorgeous views that photos do not do justice! It was just us two, and we are avid hikers, so he was able to take us on a longer hike as per our request. It was physically demanding but not too difficult or dangerous, and every few minutes the views of the Carpathian Mountains and the rolling countryside hills just got more and more breath-taking. After maybe 3 hours in the mountains, we descended into a quaint village in the valley, passing grazing cattle and sheep and smelling bonfires in the distance. We felt so refreshed and alive to be in such a location after 3 days touring cities. We ate lunch there at a guest house, and he was able to arrange our family-style lunch to be all vegetarian, and it was very hearty and filling and all locally produced! To finish, we had a long but easy (2 hours, relatively flat) walk back along country roads, and Marian told us about how his tours are designed to be eco-friendly and give back to the local villages, which we definitely appreciate. Afterwards, we were pretty tired but so grateful we had booked this hiking tour with him; we never would have been able to do such a hike or have such an immersive and authentic experience in the country on our own. It was the by far the best day of our trip.
Written 28 October 2021
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MarianTirla
Thank you for reviewing our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Alyssa! Indeed, we managed to organize a tailor made tour according to your requests and it was Best Day of your Trip.
Written 29 October 2021
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Madeleine
Vaughan, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Friends
I cannot express enough praise about this guided tour with beautiful views all around. Our guide, Mihai, was very accommodating and great company throughout the day. He explained the architecture of buildings along our drive to Magura. From there he took us through the wonderful village and effortlessly explained the history of the landscape and daily life of the nearby villages. A “must-have” tour if you are interested in Romanian countryside, history, and some hiking!
Written 13 September 2021
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We really thank you so much for your detailed review for our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Madeleine!
Written 13 September 2021
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Mayank J
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
Aug. 2021
Our tour was beautiful, perfectly highlights the amazing Romanian countryside, our guides were awesome, very polite & with a treasure trove of knowledge and experience on the landscapes around and the fauna of the areas visited. I enjoyed the forest fruits, the greenery all around, the superb views and the lovely company.

The hike was very difficult for me in particular due to standing medical issues but the guides were very supportive figuratively & literally throughout the hike.
Written 12 August 2021
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MarianTirla
Thank you so much for your review for our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Diana and Mike! We are so happy we manage to show you the beauty of the Romanian mountain villages!
Written 13 August 2021
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Orit K
Jerusalem, Israel21 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
The best experience in Romania. It was an amazing walk, personally tailored with a wonderful and super professional guide.
Beautiful places with a superb guide Marian!
Super recommended!!!
Written 13 July 2021
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We really thank you so much for booking with us our Small-Group Day Trip in Romanian Authentic Mountain Villages from Brasov, Orit! Indeed, it is an amazing experience.
Written 14 July 2021
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Mircea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania13 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Friends
Mihai Craciun is a very well trained guide. And a very good company.
Me and my friends had a very pleasant experience today.
I strongly recommend this guy to everyone!

Mircea
Written 27 June 2020
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We really thank you for booking with us, Mircea! Thank you for your review, also!
Written 30 June 2020
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sofiavD1995YG
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Beautiful Bran Castle tour with Amazing guide!
Charlie was an amazing guide! He was super knowledgeable and was able to answer any question thrown his way. It was
A8578ZUchristinah
A8578ZUchristinah
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Highly Recommend!
We would highly recommend this tour! My husband and I both really enjoyed it. Karoly was extremely knowledgeable an
cristinarotaru01
cristinarotaru01
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Great hike, breathtaking landscape. 100% recommend
First time hiking in winter for me and the family, including grandma and we loved it🥰. The landscape is beautiful
WingS25
WingS25
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Amazing guide and trek
Marian is an amazing guide. Piatra craiului is a must go for everyone. The view is simply breathtaking!!! Marian is
nessakaddissi
nessakaddissi
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The best day trip
Our your guide named Razvan was fabulous, he explained us all the history of the country and the area around Transy
tasusoikoytas
tasusoikoytas
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Excellent trip , excellent guide.
The guide was pleasant. i enjoyed his tour. It was pleasure. His name i think was Charlie!! Everything goes perfect
Marcosuvi95
Marcosuvi95
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Incredibly amazing
Tiberius was the best tour guide ever! Fun, with lots of knowledge and very active! This is the most cool and fun t
Nik C
Nik C
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Learnt so much about Romania and Transylvania
A must do tour! We learnt so much about the history of the country and the area around Transylvania. Tiberius was
MarcoPoloMiami
MarcoPoloMiami
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100% recommended
Amazing tour!! Our tour guide Ovi was SUPER AWESOME! the Bran castle is totally worth the visit and all the info ou
I4823NTelviras
I4823NTelviras
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Delightful experience.
We had an amazing tour. Our guide Charlie was very attentive and made us have a great time while teaching us so man
228shukis
228shukis
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Best honeymoon ever
From the minute we landed in Bucarest to the minute we left the driver back in Bucarest, everything was perfect. T
mollyeyers
mollyeyers
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A great day!
I had a great day exploring Bran Castle, Rasnov fortress and Peles castle today. My guide, Tudor, was really friend
Mariusz080481
Mariusz080481
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Sunny hike in Piatra Craiului National Park
It was a superb hike😃 Mihai was our guide and he told us many interesting stories while hiking. We had a nice stop
jacquieruth
jacquieruth
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Lovely Transylvania Romania
My partner and I were in Romania for a wedding and I really wanted to include Transylvania in our quick tour of the
Ramona h
Ramona h
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Don’t miss this tour!!
I was hesitant about this tour at first but so glad I booked it. It was my favourite tour in Romania!! Sighisoara a
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