Small-Group Geo and Historical Sites Day Tour from Brasov

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7.5 Hours

Small-Group Geo and Historical Sites Day Tour from Brasov

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  • 7.5 Hours
  • English

A small group day tour to the impressive Rupea Fortress and to the epic Racos Geological Complex.
The Quaternary basaltic eruptions from Persani Mountains area represent the last manifestations of volcanism in the Carpathian Mountains and form the “Basalt Triangle” (Racos – Rupea – Comana de Sus). The volcanic eruptions took place between 2 – 0.5 million years ago and the most important basalt outcrops are protected nowadays by the following geo-sites of national importance: Racos Geological Complex and Rupea Basaltic cliff.

Today the Racos Geological Complex preserves the Quaternary basaltic volcanic eruptions from approximately 1.3 – 1.5 millions years ago that are visible today in the three quarries.

Visit Brazi Basalt Quarrie where Brazi Lake started to form after the mining activities stopped, called by the locals the Emerald Lake. Continue to the Bazalt Columns Natural Monument. The basalt mining stopped in the 1960s, when the site was declared a natural monument.

Schedule Details

Meeting Location

It will be received after booking confirmation.

Total Duration

7.5 Hours

Opening Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tour Participants

Min Participants:

1

Tour Itinerary

Drive about 1 hour to visit a remarkable fortress – Rupea – with three rings, dating from the 14th century, built on a basalt rock. Inside the fortress there is a well 60 m deep. The water is still drinkable.

Continue to Racos village (20 minutes driving) mentioned historically in 1421. Visit the Sükösd-Bethlen Castle, located in the central part of the village. The Castle, built in 1624 by Sükösd Istvan on the domain granted by the Transylvanian prince Gabriel Bethlen, is characterized by a rectangular fortification with towers in the corners and an interior yard. Initially the main role of the castle was a defensive one against ottoman invasions and peasant’s revolts. Later the residential function was added to the castle. In time the castle was owned by the powerful Transylvanian family Teleki and in 1903 become a property of Racos village.

Drive 5 minutes to the astonishing Racos Geological Complex. The Quaternary basaltic eruptions from Persani Mountains area represent the last manifestations of volcanism in the Carpathian Mountains and form the “Basalt Triangle” (Racos – Rupea – Comana de Sus). The volcanic eruptions took place between 2 – 0.5 million years ago and the most important basalt outcrops are protected nowadays by the following geo-sites of national importance: Racos Geological Complex and Rupea Basaltic cliff. Today the Racos Geological Complex preserves the Quaternary basaltic volcanic eruptions from approximately 1.3 – 1.5 millions years ago that are visible today in the three quarries. Visit Brazi Basalt Quarrie where Brazi Lake started to form after the mining activities stopped, called by the locals the Emerald Lake. Continue to the Bazalt Columns Natural Monument. 

Tour Type

Group Type

Shared

Tour Inclusions

Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide
Tour Exclusions

Excluded

  • Lunch, drinks, tips
Guide Details

Guides

Licensed English speaking tour guide

Languages

English

Price Table
Stop selling 24 hours before start time

Price per participant

€131,00

Accesibility Details
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Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
No public transportation nearby
Infant seats unavailable

Cancellation & Refund policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers. 

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