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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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Like fairy tale

I'm very happy we still have such incredible places! I had the feeling I was back 100 years ago... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iasi, Romania
Awesome trip and awesome people

We had the pleasure of visiting the Vaser Valley by Mocănița Steam Train late April. It was... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2017
Cosmin P
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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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Strada Cerbului 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
+40 262 353 381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm very happy we still have such incredible places! I had the feeling I was back 100 years ago. The landscape is stripped of fairy tales, the railroad is the narrowest in Europe, the benches of the train are made of wood, the oldest locomotive...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting the Vaser Valley by Mocănița Steam Train late April. It was excellent. We arrived at the Vișeu de Sus Train Station about 10:35, 5 minutes late. So we missed the depart. But... The great people at the train station,...More

Thank Cosmin P
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The steam train will take you on a relatively small journey, but the low speed ride will let you plenty of time to admire the spectacular landscapes. We tried first time 10 years ago to take the trip, we miss it, and we didn’t wake...More

1  Thank Alexandru R
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

On December 2 I was with my friend in a trip Vaser Valley Forestry railway and spend beautiful time. The train left the station at 9.20 am, the trip lasted 7 hours. In the middle of the forest we have a break 1h and 30...More

Thank asiminei_ana_maria
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The ride with the steam train is an unique experience. We had luck with the weather so it was even more beautiful. I missed only few informations in English as the staff was telling the history of the train only in Romanian language.

Thank Aljosa S
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The trip is very slow. Only second part of the road delivers some nice views. End station boring. generaly tooo long....

Thank JANscania
Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you pass in this town take the time and travel back in history and see also a beautiful landscape.

Thank Beno A
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A relaxing way to spend a day. The railway follows the Vaser river valley and so winds its way up into the hills. The termination point serves as a meal stop, with the food and staff brought up on the train. Buy your meal ticket...More

Thank SolihullBob
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic Steam Train journey through the Vaser Valley. Truly recommend anyone to do this if you are travelling in the Maramures.

1  Thank Rosieanne062
Reviewed September 22, 2016

An unforgettable experience : beautiful mountain landscapes , very good organization , old traditions , welcoming people , traditional costumes , machinery revived. The first time I felt really good, but the second time within a few years , I was thrilled .

Thank Dan P
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1-How can we get from Bucharest to Vişeu de Sus to do this train trip? What is the Best way and how long does it take? 2-Do we have a trip like this near Bucharest?
March 17, 2017|
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Response from SolihullBob | Reviewed this property |
It is a long way from Bucharest to Viseu de Sus and if your only objective is the logging railway, it really is not worthwhile. We had a car rental and spent three weeks touring Romania. The train ride was a way of taking a... More
Robin A
I am planning on going in September for this tour. How to book it?? In the pricing and reservation section in their website, there is no link to book online. All I could do is a call a number or drop an email. Can anyone help me and let me know the fastest booking method Rob
July 29, 2016|
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Response from EpureL | Reviewed this property |
Dear Robin! You should make a reservation only if you wish to buy tickets with food included, if not you don't need a reservation. You can buy from there a ticket without food and buy food/drinks when you make stops or in... More
Hello, We stay with three friends in Maramures in june and we plan to make the Valley Tour with the Mocanita Special on Friday the 17th. Reading the answer on the question above, I suppose that booking in advance is advisable. If so, where can you make such a reservation in order to avoid that the train is fully booked on the day of arrival? Many thanks, Evert
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Simona Mihaela N | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You can find their contact info on their website, cffviseu. Enjoy your trip!