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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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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 +44 12 2492 8241
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.
  • Travellers 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 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.
  • Travellers 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 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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Madeleine
Vaughan, Canada1 contribution
Amazing Experience!!
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mayank J
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
Beautiful hike in Moieciu de Sus
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
The must experience in Romania
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
Trip in Piatra Craiului mountains area
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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Camelia C
Harman, Romania1 contribution
Spectacular view
Jun 2020 • Friends
Spectacular view of Piatra Craiului Massif, vlilages with houses spread on green meadows, relaxing atmosphere.
Mihai, the guide, offered ia o lot of information and local legends.
I recommend Active Travel agency for excelent services !
Written 27 June 2020
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Thank you so much for booking with us, Camelia! Indeed, the walk is amazing!
Written 30 June 2020
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Anne Langhout
1 contribution
Fabulous
Sep 2019
This day trip was the highlight of our travels in Romania. It included just the right amount of walking and stopping to enjoy the views, a bat cave and the local animals. We stopped for a cheese tasting which included lunch. The lunch was a cheese and polenta casserole, more cheeses, homemade butter and condiments, it was absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend this trip. Thanks, Charlie (Carol)
Written 26 October 2019
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 28 October 2019
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Gun L
Hanoi24 contributions
Wondeful day
On Oct 6 2018 we made this trip organized by Active travel with a private guide. We were a party of 4 in ages between 72 and 81. We had a wonderful memorable day! The best day in Romainia! The trip was perfect. The best guide you could wish for and an amazing landscape. Thank you for taking us!
Written 11 October 2018
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A wonderful area to walk, you are right! Thank you!
Written 12 October 2018
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Miruna_Andrei
Burke, VA1 contribution
Excellent service
Aug 2018 • Family
The tour we took was well organized and hit all the points we were interested in. It included the Bran Castle, the Rasnov Citadel and the villages. Everyone at ActiveTravel was very flexible and accommodating. Marian, the business owner, was very prompt. Karol, our tour guide, was pleasant and knowledgeable. We liked him very much and would recommend him wholeheartedly.
Written 15 August 2018
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Thank you Miruna for your review! Day tour in Romanian mountain villages is quite a good experience!
Written 20 August 2018
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Wonderful ridge walk
Active travel were recommended to me, and worked for me, tour guide mihal was a lovely chap who knew his hiking, ov
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disappointing
The guide talking too fast and indistinct, so even though he had a lot of knowledge - we did not get anything with
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Great Experience Exploring Transylvania
Had such a great day exploring Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Rasnov Fortress with Charlie! He was so knowledgeable
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Active travel castle tour
Had a fantastic day , castle’s were super but with our great guide ,, Tiberiu ,,was even better, great knowledge a
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Excellent experience
Excellent tour, wonderful day! Tiberiu is a passionate guide, a real well of knowledge :), and I learned so much du
cyrenel2021
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Amazing experience
This was an amazing trip! It was such a unique experience to venture into the natural habitat of these beautiful an
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Awesome. Wirklich toll
Wonderful experience! We saw a female bear and her 3 cubs, later on a male bear. Also 2 foxes strolling around. On
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Peles Castle,Bran Castle and Rasnov fortess
Nice guided round-trip transport with a minivan and also they pickup and dropped-off in the city!***
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Great Holiday
This is an awesome trip. The people, the scenery, just wonderful. My guide was great, I am not the most physicall
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Spectacular views, amazing guide
The excursion was organized to perfection. Itinerary was great and our guide, Tibi, made every stop memorable and e
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Wonderful wild nature
This trip is really great! Marian was extremly flexible and adjusted the route to the weather and our wishes and ne
Amanda N
Amanda N
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A wonderful way to experience mountain hiking in romania
My boyfriend (a first timer hiker) and I had a wonderful hike with Activetravel and our guide Mihai. He was really
gtupak
gtupak
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The highlight of our trip
Despite the fact that we signed up at the very last minute, Marian was very helpful and professional with us. With
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Great day out
We had an amazing time during the hike and enjoyed the company of our knowledgeable tour guide Charlie. We were sli
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Amazing Experience
Our guide Tiberiu was amazing. Hands down, I would come back to Brasov just to do another tour with him. He was ver
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