Brasov Day Trip: Hike, Mountain Villages, Bears & Bran Castle!With: Adela 36
What you need to know about this Brasov day trip:
- This is a private tour starting from Sibiu with a flexible itinerary. Duration 10-11 hours
- Included: transport, guidance and good fun! Not included: lunch or entry tickets (9€ at Bran Castle, 12€ at Libearty Sanctuary)
- We can only do 3 of the activities or sights mentioned below - please let me know which ones you prefer when booking!
- I will adapt the itinerary based your choices and we can spend the day as you want
- As it's going to be a long tour, we will leave Sibiu early morning and return in the evening
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Moments to expect in the day trip to Brasov:
Visit Libearty Bear Sanctuary
[Must be #1 stop in the morning] This huge outdoor sanctuary in Zarnesti is a private initiative (not a zoo!) that shelters about 90 rescued bears from circuses, closed zoos or abandoned in the wild from all over Europe. Now they are taken care of and happy and we'll learn about their amazing life stories while seeing them play!
Picturesque Romanian Villages: Pestera and Magura
At the base of Piatra Craiului Mts. there are several villages at high altitude (800m) spread along picturesque hills. Some of the most beautiful views in Romania can be admired here! Locals have a traditional lifestyle and we can go on a light hike to explore the area, meet sheepherds and taste some cheese!
The spectacular Zarnesti Gorges
Carved into karst rock walls over a length of about 2 km, Zarnesti Gorges are absolutely impressive: huge vertical walls close in on a narrow corridor carved by a small water stream over thousands of years! The temperature drops a few degrees as the Sun hardly penetrates the gorges. A great place for a wonderful and relaxing walk in air so fresh and cool you'll never forget it!
The famous Bran Castle
Bran Castle known as Dracula's Castle by its touristic name... is in fact a wonderful and imposing medieval citadel built 800 years ago to defend the crossing between Transylvania and Wallachia. There are many legends and myths surrounding it and while we explore the castle I will tell you about them - including if there's any real connection to Dracula!
The charming city of Brasov
Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the city of Brasov has its undeniable charm. We admire the colorful medieval townhouses of the Old Town, visit Council Square and the 700-year-old Gothic Black Church. Seeing the differences and similarities between Sibiu and Brasov will be an interesting experience for you!
- Starting point: Sibiu
- Nearest airport: Sibiu International Airpor
- Nearest train station: Sibiu
- Landscape: Countryside, Mountains
Reviews from travellers
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Adela, our Romanian Friend. The tour was easy to book online, communication using email was excellent and Adela was right on time to pick us up at our apartment. We were a family with two children, and our tour was organized to accommodate us all. We visited Bran Castle and had a pleasant walk through pretty Brasov City center. I loved seeing the autumn leaves in the Carpathian mountains and hearing about the history of the region. Adela was knowledgeable about so many interesting things. I appreciated her stories and her interest in helping me better understanding my family history. Thank you to our Romanian Friend!
Adela is a fun and knowledgeable guide who shared many stories and info with us! although it was a long day, we saw and heard a lot of things on this tour which on our own we couldn't, so we're glad we found this trip on Romanian Friend!
The trip was a long drive, but we saw the beautiful country scenery, corn fields, potato fields and green lawns. To be honest, it was a wonderful trip. We also learned a lot about Transylvenia culture and history. Adela is an informative and friendly guide. She introduced the scenic spots and the history in details. We all enjoyed the time spending with her. If I have a chance to visit your country again, I will contact Romanian Friend again!
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