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Vaser Valley Forestry Railway - Day Tours

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Address: Strada Cerbului 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
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+40 262 353 381

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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Spectacular landscapes. A good half of day that worth the trip.

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... read more

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Alexandru R
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 up in time for it, because it departed very early. Now they have 2 rides... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 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 min were you can eat&drink something hot. In winter is cold in the train, although... More 

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Ankaran, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 November 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
Wloclawek, Poland
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

Thank JANscania
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

Thank Beno A
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Reviewed 17 October 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 with the train ticket (or take your own packed lunch). The engine is wood fired... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

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

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Reviewed 22 September 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
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Mocanita is the old steam train that is now used for the tours, and will follow a path near Vaser river, which offers a lovely view all the way. The landscape is changing, you also pass through some small villages and you can admire the neat front yards full of flowers. At the destination you can have lunch, or you... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Would not miss this experience. Travelled as part of an organised tour so did not have to worry about buying tickets but did notice the big queue at the ticket counter. I'd say arrive early to get your tickets for first train if you can, it is worth it. Some complained about the time it took, the wooden bench seats... More 

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