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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Romania

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Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

1. Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

Discover the best of Romania's nature and history on this full-day trip from Bucharest. Encounter brown bears at a bear sanctuary, visit Bern (Dracula's) Castle, and explore the city of Brasov. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop of the day, Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Here, get up close and personal with bears that have been rescued from captivity, have your photo taken with them, and watch them eat. Next, continue to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. See for yourself why the castle has become Romania's number one tourist attraction and why it is one of the most expensive venues in the world. Finish your tour in Brasov, where history, music, and good food meet. Enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace before getting dropped off at your hotel in Bucharest at the end of the day.

Bear Sanctuary-Bran Castle-Rasnov Fortress from Brasov

2. Bear Sanctuary-Bran Castle-Rasnov Fortress from Brasov

Meet the majestic brown bear's of Transylvania up close and personal at the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary. Take in the beautiful landscapes of Romanian traditional villages, and travel to the famous Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. Discover the largest population of brown bears in Europe and admire them in the reservation. Take photos and listen to the stories of this ecological wonder of Romania. Feel inspired to adopt a bear or contribute to the sanctuary, at your wish. Find the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, and explore The Bran castle in all it's medieval glory. Learn about local legends, spirits, ghosts, and the many other mysteries of Dracula's castle. Enter the Rasnov fortress, atop a rocky hill with beautiful views of Barsa Country. Walk through the stone houses nestled inside, attend the evangelical chapel, and experience the strength of the fountain and the walls that surround it.

From Brasov: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Guided Tour

3. From Brasov: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Guided Tour

Our Small-Group Trip to Libearty Bear Sanctuary from Brasov will take you from the city to Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti. Over 110 brown bears saved from captivity or cruel conditions found a new and safe home in the 60 hectares sanctuary from Zarnesti, the largest of this type in Europe. The driver will take you to the Sanctuary, there you will meet the guide from the Sanctuary which will take you inside and explain you what is happening in this awesome place. The tour with the guide from the Bear Sanctuary takes about one hour and represents a walk along a forest path of approximately 2km. This way, you will discover the stories of the bears that are now living in the sanctuary, the purpose of this place and you may ask questions. The bears’ want to tell you something: This is not a zoo! It’s our forest. Please respect it! Do not throw us food, because we don’t need it! Please switch off your mobiles! Do not use the flashes! They bother us! Do not eat or drink in front of us! It’s rude! Stay together, follow the guide and listen patiently to our stories! Do not make any noise! Thus, we will know that you are our friends! NOTE: Children under five years are not allowed inside the “Libearty” Bear Sanctuary, for safety reasons, for the smooth running of the visit and for the welfare of the bears.

Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Bran Castle Tour

4. Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress & Bran Castle Tour

Day Tour to the Bears Sanctuary, Rasnov Rasnov, and Bran Castle. In this escorted private day trip we invite you to discover the bear's world and two of the most important tourist attractions of Romania. You will visit The Bears Sanctuary, the famous medieval Bran Castle, and the mysterious Rasnov Fortress. You'll meet your English-speaking guide at your hotel in Brasov at 9 am. You will learn emotional stories about the brown bears born in captivity at the Bears Sanctuary and your guide will tell frightening stories about Vlad the Impaler Dracula. You will visit Bran Castle and discover the truth behind the legend! Lunch can be arranged in Bran Village. Visit the astonishing Rasnov Fortress on the way back to Brasov. You will have the chance to see a wonderful 360-degree panorama over Barsa Land from the top of Rasnov Fortress. Transfer to your hotel in Brasov.

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What people are saying about Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Romania

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This is a brilliant tour option for anyone who wants to get the most out of a day in Transylvania from Bucharest! We started the day at 7 and had a full day of activities across the sanctuary, castle and Brasov. We had the most amazing tour guide in Dan who was so friendly and answered all of our questions and told us everything we needed to know about the area! Dan truly is an asset to the company and made us feel so at home with him. Nicolas was also great, calling us shortly after our booking to give us all the extra details of the day ahead. Really fantastic day and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Dan even gave us great recommendations on food to eat and and places to visit in Bucharest for the rest of our trip! Thank you for a great tour and we would highly recommend to anyone!! No other tour options like this in the area.

Our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining as he drove us around Braşov. He made the sites so much more interesting than they would have been if we had just visited them ourselves. This tour was worth the money and I recommend it to anyone visiting Braşov.

Nicolas was a fantastic host, very knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble for him. Would highly recommend.

Perfect day. Andreï is a great guide... attentive, friendly, competent. Recommended without hesitation.

Our guide Alexander was great, but unfortunately we didn't have enough time with the bears.