Welcome to Poiana Braşov

Locals make much of Jude Law and Nicole Kidman’s glamorous visit to Poiana Braşov during the filming of Cold Mountain (2003), but in reality this is a small, though lively and family-friendly, winter sports area. Aside from a few hikers, Poiana Braşov goes quiet outside the December to March ski season.

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Poiana Braşov activities

$402.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Sibiu In the morning depart to Targoviste, the capital of Wallachia in the times of Vlad Tepes. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei).Later we will arrive in the medieval town of Sibiu, also European Capital of Culture in 2007. Enjoy a tour of the old town with its Big Square, Small Square and the beautiful Evangelical Cathedral in the Huet Square. If requested You can have a special dinner in a peasent’s hous in Sibiel. Overnight in a central located 4* hotel in Sibiu.Day 2: Sibiu – Hunyadi Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: Hunyadi Castle former residence of Kind Mathias of the Hungarian Empire and also the place where Vlad Dracula was imprisoned. Later we will arrive in the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia that is considered to be the spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in the same centrally located 4* hotel in Sibiu. Day 3: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov – Poiana Brasov After breakfast we will cross the typical Transylvanian villages and arrive in Biertan where we will visit the Unesco fortified church of Biertan, famous for the tower of divorce that has an interesting legend. Later we will arrive Sighisoara where we can have the lunch right in the house where Vlad Dracula was born. Visit the medieval Unesco citadel of Sighisoara and departure to one of the beautiful cities in Romania that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church (2 Michelin stars); in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East Europe and a important monument for the Romanian architecture, which boasts a bell of 6 tons and a remarkable collection of oriental rugs. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov. Day 4: Poiana Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest Leave early in the morning and return to the capital, Bucharest. Departure to Bran, small agricultural village that hides the most famous castle in Romania - Dracula's Castle. Visit the castle of the vampire count, full of labirinths, staircases and secret passages, with its courtyard where we can still imagine the bodies impaled in agony, while the prince was dining (one of his habits). Visit the resort of Sinaia with its beautiful monastery and the most beautiful royal castle in Romania - Peles Castle, from the time of King Carol I of Romania.  On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476.  We will arrive back to Bucharest in late evening to your indicated hotel/address.

$403.76 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Dracula Escape in Transylvania

Day 1: Bucharest – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Brasov ( 217km, about 3 hours 48min driving) 08:00 Welcome to Romania! Our tour guide connects with you at reception desk from your accommodation place in Bucharest or Otopeni. Legend emerging begins.  Prepare yourself to explore one of Transylvania’s most legendary attraction – Bran Castle. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.  Tonight you’ll find refugee in  Poiana Brasov – Romania’s top winter resort. Dinner in the medieval room of an outstanding 4* restaurant in Poiana Brasov.  Attend Dracula’s Wedding - is a show set on stage by a professional band of actors. This is a non verbal performance. It’s very easy to understand that Dracula did not need words to charm a girl. The first time they met he appeared as a respectable noble, the second meeting revealed his true dark nature… Find out if the story has a happy ending. Day 2: Poiana Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest ( 217km, about 3 hours 48min driving) Continue your journey with Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania . Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. Peles Castle is one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Transfer back to Bucharest. Estimated time of arrival 5PM. * Please have in mind that Peles Csatle is closed from November 1 until November 24 for annual maintenance. Pelisor Castle will be available for visiting.

$34.64 Walking & Biking Tours

Mountain Bike Day Tour around Brasov

The tour starts from our bike rental shop located in Poiana Brasov, at Hotel Alpin. From there we take a great route through the forest reaching Brasov at the end of the day. Along the trail we might have the chance to spot bear prints on the ground. The single trek route is an amazing route for the all-mountain bikers. For the intermediate riders, we will choose the alternative route, on double treks. The ride will finish in the center of the old medieval town of Brasov before our return journey to the bike center.Standard Tour - This option will take you on a great day out on forest roads or single tracks for a great experience. At the beginning of the day, you can decide together with the guide upon the route that you will follow. The suggested routes will take you to the explore the area; see the local sites and eventually visit some of the local castles. Experience traditions and local cuisine.Evening Special - It is the best deal you can get from us. We love to ride, and we ride every day on the best trails at the end of the rental shop program. Join us at the end of the day, and we can take you to the best trail so you will ride and feel like a local.There is the best deal option with the use of a hard tail bike, but you can choose the comfort option using a full suspension bike at an extra cost, but it's  more fun. The duration of this tour is much shorter, but you will get experience the best available trails and receive the knowledge of a local guide.

$44.85 Outdoor Activities

SnowShoe Tour near Brasov

Meeting is at our rental shop located at Hotel Alpin in Poiana Brasov. There you can pick up the right size of snowshoe for you.We will also provide ski walking poles. After the group is set we will start with a short learning session, where you will be introduce into the basic skill of walking with snowshoes.Then the group/individuals will start the walk through the forest and over the hills, through deep snow and on some steep slopes.This will be a great walk to remember. We will return to the starting point at the end of the walk. Alternatively, the group can decide together with the guide to finish the tour in a different location where from we can organize the return transfer by private vehicle or by local bus service.Using the snowshoes gives you the flexibility to enjoy the winter cold season. You will need normal walking boots as the snowshoes have adjustable straps and will fit on any boots. We also have small sizes for children and ladies.It is great also for families with children over 8years old.Note: in case of lack of snow for this activity, an alternative area will be offered, that might involve also a short car transfer. The transfer can be organized with your vehicle, or with our vehicle at a small extra cost for the petrol.

$792.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5-Day Off Road Adventure in Carpathians from Bucharest

Day 1 Pick you up from airport and transfer by jeeps to the Carpathians Mountains. Start off road driving up to Bucegi Natural Park, one of the most visited natural wonders and national parks in Romania. Explore the beautiful surroundings of the Bolboci Lake, named ”The sea of Bucegi” and Scropoasa Lake, a transparent gem located in Ialomita Valley. Continue our jeep tour to Podu cu Florile Peak with scenic mountain view. Overnight in Brasov area. Day 2In the morning, enjoy a relaxing drive experience on Azuga Valley. The jeep tour continues towards Sinca Veche cave Monastery, also named “Temple of Wishes” After lunch at beautiful trout farm, we will explore off road the beauty of Poiana Marului area with spectacular views over Piatra Craiului Mountains. Enjoy a coffee break on the top of the mountain. Overnight in Poiana Marului. Day 3After breakfast, enjoy a short walking through Canyon of Zarnesti and breathing the fresh mountain air in the scenery of “Cold Mountain” movie. Further on, we will climb the hills of Magura and Pestera villages, and explore off road area enjoying some of the best breathtaking views in Romania. You will discover the authentic rural life in Romania, a land with rolling hills, remote villages `s roads, traditional wooden houses. Visit the legendary  Bran Castle, known as the home of Dracula`s spirit. Continue off road experience to Fundatica, the highest traditional village from Romania. The jeep tour continues on Key Valley route with coffee break in the river canyon and zipline opportunity.  Overnight in Poiana Brasov.Day 4Today, we will drive on the road used centuries ago to cross from Transylvania to Wallachia, one of the mountain passes used by migrating Tatars and Cumans hordes into Transylvania and Europe. Along the way, we will meet shepherds herding their sheep flocks supervised by vigilant packs of dogs. Visit the Unknown Soldier memorial cemetery from the WWI, at Tabla Butii. Further on, you will discover a beauty of nature, Urlatoarele waterfall where 7 spring come out of the mountain.  Overnight in Poiana BrasovDay 5Departure to Brasov and enjoy a walking tour through the old town center, including the Black Church– the biggest Gothic church between Istanbul and Vienna. Cross the Carpathians towards Sinaia and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport or your hotel in Bucharest.

$517.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mountain and Capital Tour

DAY I • Arrival at Henri Coanda Airport; • Coach transfer to Sinaia; • Sinaia: – about 100 km from Bucharest;– estimated time travel 2 hours. • Check-in Sinaia Hotel 4*: Hotel International or Hotel Montana or Hotel Rina; • Peles Castle Tour; • Lunch: “La Tunuri” Restaurant or “Cabana Schiorilor” Restaurant; • Optional: cable car trip to Cota 1400m / 2000m; • Dinner: “Taverna Sarbului” Restaurant or the restaurant of your hotel.DAY II • Departure from Sinaia to Brasov; • Coach transfer to Brasov; • Brasov: -about 60 km from Sinaia;-estimated time travel 1 hour; • Arrival in Brasov; • Walking city tour: Black Church, “Sfatului” Square, St. Nicholas Church; • Lunch: “Sergiana” or ”Gaura Dulce” or “Bella Musica”; • Check-in Poiana Brasov Hotel 4*: Teleferic Hotel or Alpin Hotel; • Dinner: “Coliba Haiducilor” Restaurant.DAY III • Departure from Poiana Brasov to Rasnov; • Coach transfer to Rasnov; • Rasnov: -about 20 km from Poiana Brasov;-estimated time travel 25 minutes; • Rasnov Citadel Tour; • Departure from Rasnov to Azuga: – about 25 km;– estimated time travel 25 minutes; • Lunch and sparkling wine tasting in Azuga (Rhein Wine Cellar); • Departure from Azuga to Bucharest; • Bucharest: -about 140 km from Azuga;– estimated time travel 2 hours;Check-in Bucharest Hotel 4*: Radisson or Majestic or Novotel; • Old Center Tour and Dinner at “Caru cu Bere” Restaurant.DAY IV • Bucharest city tour (it can be a small tour or a big tour depends on your flight): Parliament, Arch of Triumph, Victoria Palace, University Square, The Village Museum; • Lunch: “18 Lounge” Restaurant or restaurants in Herastrau Park; • Departure to the Henri Coanda Airport.