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3 Days in Brasov: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

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Brasov is Transylvania’s most enchanting city, with a medieval heart packed with spectacular architecture. It is also the perfect springboard into the untamed wildernesses of the Carpathian Mountains and Piatra Craiului National Park.

Day 1: Discover the city
Get the lay of the land with a walking tour of the gorgeous Gothic-cum-Baroque city center, its landmark church of Biserica Neagră (Black Church) and the lovely expanse of Piata Sfatului, the focus of city life since medieval times dominated by the imposing Old Town Hall, now the city’s history museum. Lunch on sarmale (vine leaves stuffed with mince) in one of Brasov’s many bohemian cafés. In the afternoon wander around the once-fortified walls and bastions of the old town and then head for the Schei district outside the city walls to visit the Orthodox church of St Nicholas and the First Romanian School, now a tiny museum.

Day 2: Explore medieval Transylvania
Discover the truth behind the legends of Transylvania with a visit to Bran Castle, the mythical home of Count Dracula, built in 1377 and perched high on an escarpment to protect an important trading route between the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) and Western Europe. Today it is a photogenic jumble of medieval courtyards and half-timbered halls topped with red-tiled turrets and sloping roofs. Nearby is Rasnov, a typically Transylvanian fortified hilltop citadel built in the early 13th century to withstand invasion from the east; its courtyards, lanes and towers are all open for exploration. 

Day 3: Venture into the wilds
Either: drive the extraordinary Transfagarasan Highway switchbacks and tunnels through the Carpathian Mountains for one of the top 10 driving experiences in the world (it’s open June through October), or take a guided walk into Piatra Craiului National Park for the rare chance to spot brown bears in their natural habitat, as well as red deer, wild boar and occasionally elusive lynx. On the final evening, take the cable car up Tampa Mountain for views over Brasov’s old town.

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Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov, Brasov, null
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Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov

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Seize the opportunity to witness Carpathian brown bears in the wild on this 3-hour bear-watching experience from Brașov. Leaving at sunset, travel by minivan ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.84
Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit, Brasov, Day Trips
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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.36
Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov, Brasov, Day Trips
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Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov

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Step back in time and explore the medieval gems of Romania’s rural Transylvania region on this day trip from Brașov, led by an expert guide. After a stop ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.72
Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov, Brasov, Day Trips
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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov

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Explore the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on this small-group day hiking tour from Brașov. With an expert guide, head to Romania’s Carpathian ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.10
Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour, Brasov, Day Trips
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Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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Get to know Braşov Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, with a guide. As you walk between the top Braşov attractions, hear historical facts and stories about ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.74
Small-Group Castle, Canyon and Sparkling Wine Day Trip from Brasov, Brasov, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Castle, Canyon and Sparkling Wine Day Trip from Brasov

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See three highlights of Romania’s Southern Carpathian Mountains on this day trip from Brașov. Travel deep into the mountains and visit Peleș Castle, once a ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.07
Chauffeur Service in Brasov, Brasov, Day Trips
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Chauffeur Service in Brasov

Rent a car with driver and fuel for a memorable trip in Romania at an extraordinarily good price! Why should you choose this way to visit Romania? - You will ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.36
Private Guided Day Tour of Harman and Prejmer Fortified Churches and Wailing Waterfall from Brasov, ... 
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Private Guided Day Tour of Harman and Prejmer Fortified Churches and Wailing Waterfall from Brasov

Enjoy a private guided day tour of the fortified churches of Harman and Prejmer, the Wailing waterfall and the Aurochs region and witness some of Romania's ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $84.55
Guided Bike Tour to Mount Postavaru from Brasov, Brasov, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Guided Bike Tour to Mount Postavaru from Brasov

Enjoy a guided ride along long paved roads and take in the natural beauty around you from the saddle of the best road partner: your bike.Witness breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $105.69

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