Private tour

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Transfagarasan

Activity provider:Secret Romania
Private tour

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Transfagarasan

Activity provider:Secret Romania

From US$ 214.69 per person

Drive what's said to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Transfagarasan Highway from Bucharest. Admire the stunning Fagaras Mountains, visit the Poenari Fortress, and learn local legends.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
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  • Discover the dark legend behind Curtea de Arges monastery
  • See the real Dracula Castle and learn of Vlad the Impaler
  • Enjoy the breath-taking views of the Fagaras mountains
  • Ride the Transfagarasan road and take in its beauty
  • Admire the natural landscapes of Romania
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Head out towards Transfagarasan, a stunning mountain pass said to be one of the world's most beautiful drives. On the way, stop at Curtea de Arges monastery and the Poenari fortress. Once you're on the road, ride its tight curves and take in sights of the Fagaras Mountains.

Get picked up from your hotel in Bucharest and embark on an adventure full of legend, lore, and amazing sights. Make a stop at the Curtea de Arges monastery, famous for its dark legends and burial ground of Romanian kings passed.

Next, find yourself at the Poenari fortress, the ruins of Blad the Impaler's castle that stands atop a mountain. Discover why it is considered the real Dracula's castle and admire it from the outside. Now, set out on the Transfagarasan and take on its tight curves and fairytale-like landscapes. Stop for a moment on the Vidararu dam to snap a picture and continue on the drive of one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Once you have passed Poenari fortress you are on Transfagarasan road. Before seeing its tight curves and enjoying the amazing landscape, stop for a moment on the Vidraru dam.

At the top of the road, stop for an optional lunch at Balea Lac Chalet, which sits next to Balea glacier lake. Look down at Transylvania at your feet before heading back to Bucharest.

  • Guide
  • Transport by car or minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please mention the name of your hotel/hostel in the booking.
  • This is a private tour, so only your group will be in the car.
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Florin is great. He tells you ahead of time what’s going to happen segment by segment, ensures you’re getting the right depth of historical details, never rushes you along. He is amenable to changes and even knows a great place for hamburgers in Sibiu, which likely means he knows great eating places everywhere he tours. He is a great conversationalist for those boring parts on the highway, so talk away with him. I highly recommend him!

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October 23, 2022

Product ID: 405683