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Bear Watching in Romania
Bordered by the Carpathian Mountains and luscious scenery, the Transylvanian city of Brasov combines the great outdoors with unique culture. Home to the largest population of brown bears in Europe, it’s easy to see why this is becoming a must visit destination.
- Style: City Break
- Duration: 4 days/3 nights
- Starts in: Bucharest
- Brown Bear Watching
- Bear Sanctuary
- Bran Castle
Day 1 Arrive in Brasov
Upon arrival into Bucharest, transfer to your hotel in Brasov. Spend the afternoon getting to know this contrasting city, perhaps take the cable car to Mount Tâmpa for breathtaking views over Brasov.
Day 2 Bran Castle, Rãsnov Fortress & the Bear Sanctuary
This morning, arrive into Transylvania on your included small group guided tour. Visit Rãsnov Fortress, built as a defence system to protect the villages, the medieval citadel offers incredible views from its hilltop location. Travel on to Bran Castle, most famously known as Dracula’s Castle. Discover the truth behind the legends as you take a guided tour up its conical towers and through creaky-floored rooms adorned with bearskin rugs and antiques. Your tour comes to an end with a visit to the Bear Sanctuary. Witness the incredible work of the volunteers rescuing bears from captivity and, if you are brave enough, get up close to these impressive carnivores.
Day 3 Brasov and Brown Bears
This morning is free to explore this compelling city. Spend some time at Piața Sfatului, a café lined square, stroll the streets of the historical centre and admire the gothic spires, medieval watchtowers and Baroque buildings. Later this afternoon, go deep into the Carpathian Mountains on the hunt for resident brown bears. On your small group guided tour, discover a designated bear hide and learn about their biology and behaviour from the forest ranger. Whilst observing the bears, be sure to look out for wild boars, deer, lynx and even wolves.
Day 4 Depart Brasov
Enjoy your final morning in this unique city before transferring back to Bucharest for your onward flight.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Private return transfers from Bucharest Henri Coandã airport to your hotel
- 3 nights 4 accommodation in Brasov
- 3 breakfasts
- Small group day tour from Brasov to the Bears Sanctuary, Râsnov Fortress and Bran Castle
- Small group Bear Watching Experience near Brasov
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