Brasov Sights & Bites Tour

See the Main Sites with a Twist!

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Adult
€57
Child
€57

Get a fascinating and tasty introduction to this impressive ‘outdoor’ city with a friendly local guide. Unearth hidden medieval churches and fairytale turrets. Take in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at a local hot spot. This is the perfect way to kick-start your time in Transylvania, offering you a sizable sample of local food, culture, and history.

Brasov Food Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy traditional Romanian cooking in a family restaurant, where you can try delicious hot soups, potato bread, and cabbage rolls
  • Discover Brasov’s most captivating sites, including the ominous Black Church, the biggest gothic church in Eastern Europe
  • Munch on covrigi, a street food snack that looks like a pretzel but tastes even better
  • Refresh with cool spring water direct from the Carpathian mountains
  • Experience the tight squeeze of Europe’s second narrowest street

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a traditional street snack of covrig, 3-course Romanian meal (dishes will change depending on the season) with one glass of draft beer or house wine or soft drink, and entrance tickets to the Weavers Bastion.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, entrance tickets to the Black Church, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the KFC in Piata Sfatului (the main square of Brasov). View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.30 AM
  • Ending point: Piata Sfatului.
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  • Your Brasov tour starts with a stop in Piata Sfatului, Brasov’s picturesque main square where you’re offered a covrig, a popular and delicious Romanian street food that is similar to a Turkish simit and looks like a pretzel. Two hundred years ago, the city of Brasov sat literally on the border between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Ottoman empire and its culture vividly reflects this. The snack you’ll try is a tasty symbol of that clash and a great introduction to Brasov.

    After a stroll down the Tampa promenade, we stop at the fountain, where you can replenish your fluids with spring water straight from Tampa Mountain. We then climb to the top of the 12-metre wall that surrounds the city for enchanting views across the church tops (a great photo op!).

    After getting an aerial overview of Brasov, it’s time to delve deeply into some of its secret treasures. We visit the Bastionul Țesătorilor (or Weaver’s Bastion), St Nicholas Church (with its ‘suspended cemetery’ optical illusion), and the fairytale-esque Ecaterina Gate, the oldest gateway in the city.

    Venturing beyond the city walls, we go on to discover the entrance to secret catacombs, impressive street art, stunning parkland, and the famous black and white towers of Brasov. Built to defend the city against the Mongols and later the Saxons, the towers have had many quirky uses over the years including a plague quarantine zone, a nightclub, and now an exhibition space.

    Heading back towards the main square we visit a very beautiful bookstore (souvenir shopping alert!) before we happen upon arguably the city’s most famous landmark, the Black Church. It’s the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe, and its interior is rather severe — but a large and extremely colourful collection of Turkish rugs, donated by visiting merchants over the years, brightens things up.

    We complete your introduction to Brasov and Transylvanian culture with a hearty three-course meal, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. In the spring and summer, you can expect cabbage rolls bursting with meat and spices, zacuscă (baked vegetable paste), and fresh salads. In the autumn and winter, you’re warmed up with steaming hot soups, goulash, and copious amounts of delicious potato bread.

    After you have filled up on plenty of traditional Romanian fare, we say ‘la revedere’ (Romanian for goodbye). Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more local food stops and advice on exploring the rest of Transylvania.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a traditional street snack of covrig, 3-course Romanian meal (dishes will change depending on the season) with 1 glass of draft beer or house wine or soft drink, and entrance tickets to the Weavers Bastion.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, entrance tickets to the Black Church, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    This tour can be customised for vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or sensitivities. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +40 722 629 540
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Ms. Prudence S. from China travelled on 17 Aug 2018:

    Highly recommend this tour. Brasov is a wonderful city and it was a pleasure to explore it with my guide Tudor. Tudor is very kind, patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic – he even held my umbrella for me in the rain! I learnt so much about Brasov and Romania in general, and Tudor showed me places I probably wouldn’t have seen on my own. The traditional lunch at the end of the sightseeing was delicious and I enjoyed having the opportunity to sit and chat with Tudor about life in Romania.