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Daytrip to Transfagarasan

Daytrip to Transfagarasan

from €79 / per person
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Above the clouds: Daytrip to Transfagarasan, one of the most beautiful roads in the world & Curtea de Arges – the medieval capital of Wallachia
Tour available only between 01 July and 20 Oct

Drive on Europe’s most scenic mountain roads for a day trip to Transfagarasan Road—an alpine pass set in a tremendous landscape at 2000 meters above sea level. Prepare your cameras to snap some of the most spectacular views along the way and breath the freash cool air in the Southern Carpathians. Along the way discover the medieval history of Romania and find out about the legends at the Curtea de Arges monastery and royal court of Poenari Citadel, the fortress set in a deffensive position, touching the sky, that became famous due to the Count Dracula. Stop and admire the Vidraru Dam, an engineering marvel from the communist period, enjoying the experience of a local guide for an unforgettable Romanian road trip.

12 Hours
5-6++ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Hotel/ accommodation pickup and dropp-off is offered.
  • Departure Time
    N/A
  • Return Time
    In 12 Hours
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light

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Tour Highlights
  • Drive along mountain peaks  and pass through valleys on one of Romania's highest roads
  • Enjoy spectacullar views of the Carpathian Mountains.
  • Visit the 14th-century royal court and monastery in Curtea de Arges.
  • Take a stop at the foot of the magnificent Poenari Citadel, the real fortress of Vlad the Impaler, Count Dracula.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
Meet your guidein the morning at your hotel/accomodation, pick up service is offered. Then start your journey towards the Fagaras Mountains, the South side of the Carpathians,  the highest and some of the most beautiful mountains in Romania, also reffeared as the Transylvanian Alps. First stop,after less than 2 hours will be in the town of Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. Here we will visit one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania.
This monastery is famous for two reasons:
  • the beautiful,  original architecture making it unique in the whole Ortodoxy world
  • Its historical importance as royal Tomb, the whole royal family of Romania being buried here.
Every year thousands of tourists and pilgrims come here, making it one of the most visited sites in the south Romania. Continuing  the tour to the northern regions of Arges Country, you will stop by the foot of Poenari Citadel, the fortress that became famous thanks to Dracula’s Legend. From this point, you will be stepping into the marvelous landscape of the mountains: Transfagarasan road starts ! Being the second-highest road in Romania, Transfagarasan is considered by  many people this is Romania’s most beautiful road, few years ago it was named by Top Gear “The Best Road in the World”! The road reaches its highest point of 2034 m above sea level at the Balea Lake, after passing by Romania’s longest road tunnel, the Capra Tunnel. Here, at Balea Lake you will have an hour and a half break to enjoy the beauty of this place.
There are  numerous possibilities to spend a great time, such us:
  • Cable car trip between Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall
  • Lunch in one of the chalets or picnic
  • Hike around this beautiful area
With our batteries full charged you will be driven back to Bucharest, for a 3,5 hours drive back.
You should know
  • Hotel/ accommodation pickup and dropp-off is offered
  • Pick up time: 08:00 (will be confirmed with the guide one day before)
  • Estimated duration of the tour is 12h
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking.
Additional Informations
  • Maximum is 8 people, but in most of the cases there will be only your group.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You will not necessary require a good physical condition for this tour.
 Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-Group tour ( maximum of 8 people per group), usually a sedan car.
  • Hotel /Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to all sites mentioned to be included
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Price of the tour

Number of participants

Price

1

275 €

2-3

145 

4-6

95 

7-8

79 

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