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Vaser Valley Forestry Railway - Day Tours

Strada Cerbului, 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
+40 262 353 381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads, Cultural
Owner description: Sometimes known as the Vaser Valley Railway, the forestry railway of Viseu de Sus is a unique...
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Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads, Cultural
Owner description: Sometimes known as the Vaser Valley Railway, the forestry railway of Viseu de Sus is a unique example of technical cultural heritage. Travelling over a network of some 60 kilometers of narrow-gauge track, you can still find wood-burning steam locomotives running alongside several diesels and railcars. The CFF Viseu de Sus ("CFF" stands for "Caile Ferate Forestiere" - forestry railway in Romanian language) is probably the last real forestry railway still operating with steam locos in Europe. For the enjoyment of our numerous visitors, we are keeping the tradition of steam railways alive in Viseu de Sus, offering regular steam trains, charter trains with catering services and trains for special events.
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Mogosesti, Maramures, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had an amazing experience and by luck I took the train up to the mountain when they organized a Rock Concert at the last stop, in the middle of the forest. It was really amazing, lots of friendly people, big bonfire and rock party. Not even the rain stopped us from enjoying it all night long.

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Brasov County, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We heard about this train for a long time and wanted to try it, so finally we did this fall. The trip itself is amazing, with incredible landscapes and the forest in October looks like a dream! We enjoyed every moment of the journey, except the food in Paltin. It is not compulsory to eat there, but we wanted top... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a narrow gauge railway still in use for forestry work, but also for taking passengers up in the chilly mountains. As the trains leave early in the morning (around 9 am) I would recommend to spend the night at the train-hotel Carpathia, next to the station, for a genuine feeling and amazing food. The trip takes about 2... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We wanted to experience the Vaser Valley Forestry Railway (also called Mocanita) and we sure did. With us on the trip was our 2 years old niece. Everything went smooth until we bought the tickets. After buying the tickets, we were suggested to occupy some seats because there are no seat numbers! That means one can sit where seats are... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In the town Viseul de Sus you can find a beautiful train to visit a beatiful valley.The train is named MOCANITA and it is unic in Europa.The journey take 6 h,and you visit the VASER RIVER VALLEY.They have package in wich food is included,and this is a very good thing.My daughter love very much this trip.

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Buzau, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In the town Viseul de Sus, in northern Romania, we made a 6 hours wonderful travel by the old fashioned train along the Vaser River Valley. The way is 21.6 km lenght along Vaser River border and the landscape is amazing, the river is swift and the valley is narrow with rocky walls. A wonderful one day trip.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having visited the local area for two weeks recently, we went on this railway twice, for the scenery, and experiance of the wood burning narrow gauge locomotives. Both times we booked the package in which food is included in the form of a bbq, beer, soft drink and bun. The food is excellent. The railway was very busy, which was... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been also on the Oravita - Anina railway, which also have an impressive view, but this is more oriented to tourists and is very good organized. If you arrive there by chance and they say that is full booked, try to wake-up in the morning and be there around 6 am and you will get the tickets. If... More 

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Three trains were scheduled today starting from 9 am until 10 am, so, don't worry if the 2 first are complete with guest who have chosen the lunch package and have the priority (they get a green badge) and have reserved compartments. Unfortunately during the mid-time stop at Novat, the rain started, which really downgraded the trip. Rain in the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed overnight in Viseu de sus as the train leaves quite early, and could therefore comfortably eat breakfast at the hotel we stayed at and go buy tickets in the morning. We were two adults with our children aged 4 and 8. We all had a great time. I absolutely loved taking the train up in the woods, and... More 

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