The Bear's Cave - One-Day Minivan Tour from Oradea

Private & Custom Tours in Oradea

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This tour will allow the clients to see the most known cave from Romania "The Bear's Cave " from Chiscau, a village situated at around 90 km away from Oradea.We will descend into the depths of the Bears Cave finding an extraordinary range of stalagmite and stalactite formations, coupled with traces of bears from many years ago.The cave was named so, as numerous "cave bears" (Ursus spelaeus) were found in this cave. The cave was visited by these large animals more than 15.000 years ago. But one day, a rock slide closed the entrance while more than 140 bears were still in the cave. Becoming hungry, the bears killed one another until all were dead. This story is told by their remains, tons of bear bones covering the floor of large parts of the cave with the marks of bear teeth.
We pick you up from your Oradea hotel at 8-9 o'clock in the morning and we are going to Bears cave situated around 90 km away.Our trip lasts around 2 hours.Once there, we are visiting the cave ( around 45 minutes) with the guide which will translate from Romanian all the explanations.The admission ticket costs 20 Lei and is to be paid by every tourist. The cave was undisturbed until September 17 1983, when it was discovered during quarry works.The Bears Cave is 1 km in length. It is disposed on two-overlapped levels: one which is superior having 488 m in length, fitted out for tourist reasons and an interior one, temporarily active, having 521 m in length, being considered scientific reservation. We may visit also free of charge an ethnographic  museum situated 500 meters away from the Bear's cave. where various home made  tools and garments are exposed.  We may stop somewhere to eat and drink at your choice.The retour lasts other 2 hours. At evening we shall drop you off at your hotel.The tour includes :pick-up and drop off, tour guide in English and German and minivan transport (Opel or Mercedes)

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees 20 Ron/pers = approx 5 Euro
  • Photo fee 15 Ron video camera fee 25 Ron
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)