Emerald lake, Racoș Volcano, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Village Day Trip
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque landscapes of Transylvania with our private tour departing from Brașov. Led by an English-speaking, professional, and certified guide, this adventure is exclusively tailored for private groups, promising an enriching experience as you explore unique sights including Lacul de Smarald (Emerald Lake), Racoș Volcano, Rupea, and the charming village of Viscri.
Lacul de Smarald (Emerald Lake): Our tour begins with a visit to the stunning Lacul de Smarald, a hidden gem nestled in the village of Racoș. This emerald-colored lake, surrounded by lush greenery, offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Your guide will share insights into the natural beauty of this hidden treasure.
Racoș Volcano: Next, we’ll explore the Racoș Volcano, a geological wonder and one of the youngest volcanoes in Europe. Hike to the volcano’s summit for panoramic views of the surrounding area, while we provide fascinating geological facts about this unique site.
As with many natural landmarks, Racoș Volcano has its share of local legends and folklore. Local stories often add an element of mystique and wonder to the site, making it even more intriguing to visitors. Curious to find out more? Join us today and pick your favorite story about the place.
Rupea: Our journey continues to the historic town of Rupea, known for its impressive medieval fortress perched on a hill. The Fortress has witnessed centuries of history, serving as a defensive fortress during the Hungarian and Ottoman periods. It played a key role in protecting the region from invasions and has been a symbol of resilience. Explore the well-preserved fortifications, walk along the ancient walls, and learn about the town’s rich history.
Viscri Village: Our final destination is the enchanting village of Viscri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned for its well-preserved Saxon architecture and fortified church, Viscri offers a glimpse into rural Transylvanian life.
Viscri gained international recognition largely due to the interest and efforts of Prince Charles of Wales. The Prince has a deep affinity for Romania and, in particular, Transylvania. He first visited Viscri in 1998 and was captivated by its beauty. Intrigued by the village, Prince Charles became actively involved in its restoration and preservation efforts. His passion for Viscri has contributed significantly to the village’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its popularity as a tourist destination.
Viscri is also hub for traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving, and blacksmithing. Visitors can witness artisans at work and even purchase handmade, authentic Transylvanian crafts. The village maintains a strong sense of community, and visitors often find themselves welcomed into the homes of locals, where they can learn about daily life, traditions, and even participate in various activities.
Stroll through cobblestone streets, visit the fortified church, and immerse yourself in the village’s timeless charm.
Departure Time: Morning departure from Brașov.
Duration: A full day of exploration.
The price includes:
Transportation /Driver/Professional guide
Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
The guarantee that we will skip the queues and avoid long waits
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate, ensuring a personalized experience.
Other services not mentioned in the description above
Banking or e-payment fees
Food and drinks
Entrance tickets to the venues
One person – 740 lei
Two – 820 ei per group
Three – 1020 lei per group
Four – 1200 lei per group
Five – 1400 lei per group
Six – 1554 lei per group
Seven – 1701 lei per group
Eight – 1856 lei per group
* Currently we can only accept online bookings for a maximum of 8 people. If your group is larger than 8 please contact us by email, by phone, or by using the contact form here. We are able to accommodate larger groups as well, if we discuss privately beforehand.
Book today to immerse yourself in the natural wonders, historical sites, and cultural heritage of this captivating region.