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Vaser Valley Forestry Railway - Day Tours

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Address: Strada Cerbului, 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
Phone Number: +40 262 353 381
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Description: Sometimes known as the Vaser Valley Railway, the forestry railway of Viseu...
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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A great trip: history,nature and people and food

We really enjoyed the ride , the scenery , the history (in the small museum at the top) perhaps most of all the interaction with out fellow passengers. At the top of the ride (it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the ride , the scenery , the history (in the small museum at the top) perhaps most of all the interaction with out fellow passengers. At the top of the ride (it is not the end of the line of the railroad) there is a barbeque done. We did not realize that the train would move and... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had big expectations for the trip, but it happened to have bad weather (continuous hard rain), the windows of the train were misted, at the final station Paltin was not enough shelter from the rain, the food and the drinks were really over-priced for their quality. Still, there are pretty great landscapes and the clean air of the forest,... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are about 6 wagons which are carried by a steam engine. If there are more passengers that booked the ride, a second train will leave 20 minutes after the first one so everybody will enjoy this amazing ride. The ride takes about 6 hours, with one hour and a half stop at the end of the line. There is... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Definitely a must do. On good weather this ride is amazing. Very mellow the train takes you through the wonderful landscape of the Maramures forest all alongside the river bed. Great time to enjoy a conversation, snack and just be happy :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you are passionate about train rides, especially vintage locomotives, this is the ride for a lifetime. The ride starts at the CFF station in Viseu de Sus town. The train station is easily accessible by car. For indications (also in English), try the official website http://www.cffviseu.ro/. The rides takes a couple of hours, so make sure to book a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Don't miss it. Is a unique opportunity to spend few hours with some amazing landscapes. Everything related with this trip is excellent planned by the company which manage this project, so you will be amazed of how things can work !!

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We traveled with the small train in January and the trip was fantastic. What is great about the train trip is that is genuine (using the same rail track and similar trains as ones used for decades for carrying timber) but still quite comfortable (though pretty cold outside wagons were well heated). We recommend the trip for anyone staying in... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Except this railway, with roots deep in the history, nothing touch this corner of nature. Take this tour to fill yourself with nature, pure air and take a sip from several natural springs with pure water.

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Together with my wife and another couple we spent an amazing night between the years, with the Mocanita train. It was the best new year’s eve ever. Starting with the hospitality of the organizers, the vintage train and last, but not least the party location being set in the middle of the forrest, in a magical setting, away from the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We took "this little train that can" around Christmas in 2014. This Mocanita is the last operating forestry train in Europe; it is old, the wood burning, steam locomotive is old,each car is heated by a wood burning stove, the landscape is fantastic! And the sculpted wooden gates, and the wooden churches make you wonder if you are living a... More 

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Address: Address: Strada Cerbului, 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
Phone Number: +40 262 353 381
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Northwest Romania  >  Maramures County  >  Viseu de Sus

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