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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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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 nice way to spend a day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Aljosa S
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Ankaran, Slovenia
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Ankaran, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Wloclawek, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Solihull
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are in the Maramures area a ride on the Mocanita stream train is a must. It takes you from Viseu de Sus to Paltin and back and it's a day trip. You may also choose to have lunch at Paltin and visit the small museum and have a walk in the woods. The view is spectacular. Try to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Only the sight of the steam-powered machine is incredible, but to also be able to ride it deep into the forest is truly amazing. The ride with this train has been one of the nicest experiences I have ever had in Romania, it really shows the beauty of the nature in this country and especially the Maramures region. About half... More 

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