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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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Prepare for a unique train ride

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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bucharest
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Mogosesti, Maramures, Romania
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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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