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From Bucharest: 2-Day Transfagarasan Highway Private Tour

From Bucharest: 2-Day Transfagarasan Highway Private Tour

From US$ 368.64 per person

Embark on a 2-day tour from Bucharest traveling along the Transfagarasan Highway, one of the most scenic driving routes in the world. Discover a variety of medieval towns, castles, and stunning scenery with a professional guide.

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Duration 2 days
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English, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels, vacation rentals, or other locations in Bucharest. The suggested departure time is 8:00 AM.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See majestic mountain peaks and deep valleys along the Transfagarasan Highway
  • Climb 1480 steps to the stunning Poenari Castle
  • Stroll through the charming cobblestone streets of Sibiu on a guided tour
  • Learn more about the history of the Transylvanian region
  • Benefit from assistance from a professional guide throughout your tour
Full description

Discover the magnificent scenery and charming towns along the Transfagarasan Highway on a guided 2-day excursion from Bucharest. Explore the town of Curtea de Arges, Poenari Castle, the city of Sibiu, and Cozia Monastery on a scenic adventure through Transylvania. Day 1:

Start with pickup from your hotel by minivan in Bucharest and first travel to Curtea de Arges, the capital of the historic region of Wallachia. Discover the ruins of the former Wallachian Court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery.

Continue along the Transfagarasan Highway and admire the stunning scenery along this winding mountain road. Often deemed to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world, be amazed by the vast mountain peaks as you descend through the valley. Arrive at the ruins of Poenari Castle, a former residence of the infamous Vlad the Impaler. Situated on a mountaintop, climb the 1480 steps that lead up to the castle as you follow in the footsteps of Dracula himself.

Make a short stop at Vidraru Damn for some picturesque views of the lake. Finally, arrive in the city of Sibiu for an overnight stay. Day 2: On the second day of your tour, take a guided tour through the cobbled streets of Sibiu. Discover charming squares surrounded by historic buildings such as the colorful Orthodox Cathedral and the majestic Lutheran Church.

Hear of the legends associated with Bridge of Lies and the remarkable stories of the medieval guilds. Learn more about the historic and cultural history of Sibiu, the region of Transylvania, and Romania as a nation, with your guide. Next, make a stop at Cozia Monastery, which was erected in 1388. Discover one of the most significant monuments of medieval art and architecture in the country. Arrive next at Călimănești, a town in Vâlcea County. Situated in the historical region of Oltenia and the northern part of the county, this spa town is known for its popular thermal hot springs. After exploring the town for a short time, relax on the journey back to Bucharest.

Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Flexible tour itinerary
  • Private guide service
  • Wireless internet access in the car
  • Travel expenses (gasoline, parking and road tolls)
  • Photography fees (some sights require this)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to any sites mentioned
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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  • Accommodation is not included in the cost of the tour, but your guide can provide recommendations

Product ID: 410817