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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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The handcar day

The best way to make a trip into the forests in Maramures is the handcar. The handcar that we rent was an old VW Transporter modified for railways with 8 places for tourists. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The best way to make a trip into the forests in Maramures is the handcar. The handcar that we rent was an old VW Transporter modified for railways with 8 places for tourists. A masterpiece of improvisation and mechanical talent . It is better if you go in the trip before the stream train go because the handcar cannot overcome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Returned after more than 5 years, when it was only one train per day. Currently there are 4 or 5 trains, but the experience is still nice. Enjoy!

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Ploiesti, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Summer time is becoming too commercial and less a tourist attraction. In order to make happy all tourists, they organize even 5 train trips per day, while I believe they can properly handle 2-3 only (everything is done fast forward, tourists gets almost no information and stay in line very long for food). Food quality served: below average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good organization and nice atmosphere. A must ! Take the full ticket with two meals ( cheese donuts for breakfast and grilled meat for lunch ) you can also try some delicious blueberries that are sold in the main stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

One of the best experiences in my life. I'm very proud of what those people did with those old steam locomotives. They are clockwork organized. The itinerary is magnificent and gives you a peaceful feeling. The meal they serve you at the terminus station is very tasteful and fresh. The staff is at least one foreign language speaker, they are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The train trip is nice, if you want to go with the crowd and do little else. The valley and the train itself are nice, really nice and beautiful. Reminders of the past. Yet the journey : 2h up/ 2h down and 1h30 queuing for your food and drinks in the middle - is about all you will be doing.... More 

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Cosminele de Jos, Prahova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had a half-day trip on the Vaser Valley using this ancient mean of transportation which is a steam machine on an old forestry railway. The trip was fantastic through the heart of the Maramures mountains by the Vaser Valley. The steam machine is great with its whistles, there a are hundreds of people in the same train that can... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

the trip was very nice, beautiful mountains, great train, great pictures. The trip has two prices - with reservation an mean and without. I had the reservation one but the food is not that good so i would recommend to have your own. You can also buy drinks and coffee and tea at 2 stops. There are 4 trains and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice views, nice people, poor organization, do not make reservation with food, the food is not good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the best experiences in Maramures. Original forestry line run with original steam engines travelling through an amaizing landscape. Good food offered on the trip, a very well put together tourist attraction.

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