Brasov Sights And Bites Samll Group Walking Tour Including 3-course Romanian Meal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10.30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piata Sfatului
  • Return Details :
    Piata Sfatului
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Get a fascinating and tasty introduction to this impressive outdoor city with a friendly local guide. Unearth hidden medieval churches and fairytale turrets. Take in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at a local hot spot. This is the perfect way to kick-start your time in Transylvania, offering you a sizable sample of local food, culture, and history.

Know More about this tour

Your Brasov tour will start with a stop in Piata sfatului, Brasovs 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 youll 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, its time to delve deeply into some of its secret treasures. We will visit the Bastionul estorilor (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 citys most famous landmark, the Black church. Its the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe, and its interior is rather severe but 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, zacusc (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). Dont forget to ask your local guide for more local food stops and advice on exploring the rest of Transylvania.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide, a traditional street snack of covrig, 3-course Romanian meal (dishes will change depending on the season) with 1 glass of draft beer or house wine or soft drink, entrance tickets to the Weavers Bastion.

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, entrance tickets to the Black Church, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking. 

For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour.

This tour can be customized for vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.