Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages

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  • Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages - Magura village
  • Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages - Magura village
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  • Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages - Pestera village
  • Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages - Pestera village
  • Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages - Pestera village
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Age range2-99
Country RegionBrasov, Magura, Pestera, Piatra Craiului National Park
DifficultyMedium
Number of days1
Operating languagesEnglish, Romanian
Points of interestBat Cave, Zarnesti Gorges
Tour typeFamily, Meeting the locals, Photo tour, Private tour option, Sightseeing tour, Small group tour, Walking

Description Small-Group Day tour in Romanian mountain villages

Sustainable, local, eco tour! The beauty of Romania lies in its countryside! Also, we can visit Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle.


10% OFF: From €99 €89

Rates:

  • 149 euro for 1 person (When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour).
  • 99 euro/person for minimum 2 people

The package includes:

  • Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned car/minibus
  • Visit to the Bat Cave and to the oldest guesthouse in the National Park
  • Cheese tasting
  • 3 – 4 hours trek on the hills, admiring flora and villages
  • Traditional lunch with eco products

Not included:

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees at the Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park

Day tour in Romanian mountain villages
Sustainable, local, eco tour

The beauty of Romania lies in its countryside!

This small-group tour takes you straight to the heart of rural life in Romania. See some local cottage industries, take a trek through the local mountain forests, and learn about a way of life that’s slowly disappearing. Also, we may visit Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle, in the morning.
 
Duration: 9 h
Highlights: the real countryside of Pestera ("The Cave") and Magura ("Small Hill") mountain villages

Guaranteed departure: all year round.

Meeting point: The History Museum Piata Sfatului Square – 9:00 AM. Our guide holds the sign "Meeting Point GUARANTEED DEPARTURES DAY TOURS”.

Important: You have to make the booking 1 day in advance until 8 PM!

Additional info

  • Dress warmly: Sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes and warm clothes recommended
  • Route may be changed without notice due to weather conditions
  • The cheese tasting and lunch are taking place at one of the guesthouses in the area

Overview:

Experience the traditional Transylvanian way of life on a small group tour from Brașov to the rural villages of Pestera and Magura. We may visit Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle, also. We do a walking tour in the area visiting the Bat Cave enjoying the landscapes and village life, interacting with the locals (3 - 4 hours, easy to medium, up to 12 km). Now, the Bat Cave is a national natural monument, part of the National Park “Piatra Craiului”. Cave entrance is through a narrow corridor, followed by a grotto and a gallery. You can admire the Jurassic limestone formations, formed over centuries, including so-called "tears of the earth". The cave is not electrified, in order not to change the natural habitat of the bats. Visit the oldest guesthouse in the National Park, taste several varieties of handcrafted cheese, than we have a farm-fresh cuisine. With a flexible pace and the personalized attention of your guide, it’s a unique and authentic way to experience the Romanian countryside.

Highlights

  • Small group day trip to the authentic Romanian mountain villages of Pestera and Magura from Brașov
  • Discover the culture of the villages, nestled in Transylvania’s Piatra Craiului National Park mountain
  • Take a trek into the forests and meadows to see wild flowers and go inside of Bat cave
  • Savor lunch made from fresh, simple ingredients at one of the guesthouses in the area
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and the undivided attention of a guide on this small group tour
  • In these 2 villages the people never died because of cancer or heart attack - they live 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: apples, plumps, pears!

What You Can Expect

Sample traditional Romanian cheese on a small group day trip to Magura and Pestera.

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 practiced by many of the village’s. Visit the Bat Cave about 10 minutes. Next, set off into the surrounding hills and meadows of 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.

Make a stop to the oldest guesthouse 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. Savor simple Romanian cuisine homemade from local farm-fresh ingredients including eggs, vegetables or pork. Purchase beer or wine to top off your meal. From the guesthouse we have a walk in Pestera Village back to the car, about 1 hour. We can visit also the local church.

Relax on the scenic return drive to Brașov.

Important Information

  • Your local contact is Active Travel Day Tours on 0040728804952.
  • Please note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity (as specified on the tour). If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at at least 24 Day(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. If you are not arriving within the specified timeframe, please contact Active Travel Day Tours prior to your travels, or immediately upon arrival at your destination.
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Habib

16.oct.2023

Amazing and great value for money. Charlie rocks

Such an amazing tour. Charlie is a great guide with such a good sense pf humor and deep knowledge about the area. Lunch stop was a highlight where traditional romanian food and farm made sheep cheese was served. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and recommend it 100% to anyone visiting Brasov. Charlie, you are a gem. Hope to meet you again on my future trip to Romania.

Melania

23.nov.2023

Beautiful, must do!

Amazing trip, I had a great time throughout the day. The views were amazing with spectacular autumn colours and I found my guide Dan to be very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Marian and the lady at the agency were also very helpful and friendly, I'll definitely be back for another experience. Thanks Active Travel for a beautiful experience!

Xue

12.feb.2024

Friendly, experienced and sincere guide

我的导游是Tiberiu。他对当地特别熟悉,是位很有经验的导游。真诚,友好,礼貌。拍照特别好看。强烈推荐大家参加这个小团。

Tiberiu is the best guide ever. He is very experienced, sincere and friendly. He even took me to buy hiking shoes because mine was not good for the hiking. He takes wonderful pictures also. I’ll give him a 10 out of 10.