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Unearth hidden medieval churches and fairytale turrets.

Highlights

  • Enjoy traditional Romanian cooking in a family restaurant, where you can try delicious hot soups, potato bread, and cabbage rolls
  • Discover Brasov’s most captivating sites, including the ominous Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Eastern Europe
  • Munch on covrigi, a street food snack that looks like a pretzel but tastes even better
  • Refresh with cool spring water direct from the Carpathian mountains
  • Experience the tight squeeze of Europe’s second narrowest street

TOUR DETAILS:

Booking and pricing

We are the proud operator in Brasov for Urban Adventures.

PRICE: 57 EURO

Language: English

Starting time: 10.30 am

Meeting Place: In front of the KFC in Piata Sfatului (the main square of Brasov).

duration: 4 hours

Culture shock: LOW

minimum group size: 1 person

maximum group size: 12 persons

Full itinerary

Your Brasov tour will start in Piata Sfatului, Brasov’s picturesque main square where you will be offered a covrig, a popular and delicious Romanian street food that is similar to a Turkish simit and looks like a pretzel. Two hundred years ago, the city of Brasov sat literally on the border between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Ottoman empire and its culture vividly reflects this. The snack you’ll try is a tasty symbol of that clash and a great introduction to Brasov.

After a stroll down the Tampa promenade, we will stop at the fountain, where you can replenish your fluids with spring water straight from Tampa Mountain. We will then climb to the top of the 12-metre wall that surrounds the city for enchanting views across the church tops (a great photo opp!).

After getting an aerial overview of Brasov, it’s time to dive deeply into some of its secret treasures: the Bastionul Țesătorilor (or Weaver’s Bastion), St Nicholas Church (with its ‘suspended cemetery’ optical illusion), and the fairytale-esque Ecaterina Gate, the oldest gateway in the city.

Venturing beyond the city walls, we will go on to discover the entrance to secret catacombs, impressive street art, stunning parkland, and the famous black and white towers of Brasov. Built to defend the city against the Mongols and later the Saxons, the towers have had many quirky uses over the years including a plague quarantine zone, a nightclub, and now an exhibition space.

Heading back towards the main square we will visit a very beautiful bookstore (souvenir shopping alert!) before we happen upon arguably the city’s most famous landmark, the Black Church – the largest Gothic church in Eastern Europe and its rather severe interior adorned with a large and extremely colourful collection of Turkish rugs, donated by visiting merchants over the years, brightens things up.

We will complete your introduction to Brasov and Transylvanian culture with a hearty three-course meal, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. In the spring and summer, you can expect cabbage rolls bursting with meat and spices, zacuscă(baked vegetable paste), and fresh salads. In the autumn and winter, your cold loins will be warmed through with steaming hot soups, goulash, and copious amounts of delicious potato bread.

After you have filled up on plenty of traditional Romanian fare, we will say ‘la revedere’ (Romanian for goodbye). Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more local food stops and advice on exploring the rest of Transylvania.

Additional information

  • Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, three-course Romanian meal, house beer or wine or soft drink.
  • Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tip and gratuities for your guide.
  • Dress standard: Please wear casual dress.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Local contact

Office phone number: +40 722 629 540
Email address: info@nullbrasovurbanadventures.com

Private Tour Option

Use this option if you would like to take this tour as a private tour for whatever reason:

  • Privacy
  • Changes in itinerary
  • Using a car/minibus instead of walking
  • Other

Please write us at info@nullbucharesturbanadventures.com

Prices: based on what is agreed.

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