Transfagarasan & Transalpina - the most spectacular roads in Romania

Transfagarasan & Transalpina - the most spectacular roads in Romania
(2 days)

Operating days: Daily (except winter season, from November to June, depending on weather)
Starting Time: 08:00 am
Duration: 2 days
Languages: English (other languages on request for an additional fee)

Price

Number of persons traveling together Price in EURO per person
1 495
2 265
3 199
4-8 169

For a group of more than 8 persons, the price will be provided on request.

Details

Transfagarasan & Transalpina are the most beautiful high altitude roads in Romania.  The landscapes are breathtaking and the photo opportunities abound.

In the first day, after a 2-hour drive from Bucharest, you will visit Curtea de Arges Monastery (1512-1517), an outstanding monument of Romanian architecture and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Romania. The monastery is associated with the local myth of creation and hard work.The guide will tell you the interesting story.

The tour will continue with a visit to Poenari citadel, built by the ruler of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler, between 1456 – 1457. After this, you will stop for lunch.

Important note: To visit the ruins of the citadel it is necessary to climb around 1480 steps (400 m) and those who cannot climb can wait at the base of the hill.

After the lunch, we start crossing the mountains through Transfagarasan road. It was built between 1970 and 1974 under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, it has around 150 km and it is linking South Romania (Muntenia) with Transylvania through the Carpathian Mountains.  It is reaching 2042 m altitude and it was considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world by the British “Top Gear” in 2013. We will go through several tunnels carved into the mountain, the last one being the longest in Romania of 900 meters (brief stops to admire the scenery and for photos at Balea Lake).

By the end of the day you will be in Sibiu – one of the most beautiful cities inTransylvania.

The next morning will start with a walking tour of the old town of Hermanstadt (the German name ofSibiu) founded in 1191. After the tour, we will head to Bucharest driving along Transalpina – the highest road in Romania (reaching 2145 m altitude). Transalpina is the latin name for “the country behind the mountains” and the road is also called the King’s Road because it was rebuilt by the the Romanian king Carol II in 1938. It is among the few roads in Romania where you can literally reach and go even above the clouds!

After a stop for lunch, depending on the time, you will visit another masterpiece of Romanian old traditional architecture - Horezu Monastery (1690 – 1693).

We will be in Bucharest late in the evening after two long and memorable days during which we have combined the beauty of the nature and the sky with the durability and eternity of faith.  

Included

  • Transport by car/minibus (pick-up/drop-off at the hotel included)
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • One night accommodation with breakfast in Sibiu (3* hotel)

Not included

  • Entrance fees, lunch and dinner

Itinerary

  • Bucharest (pick-up from the hotel) - Pitesti – Curtea de Arges – Poienari – Vidraru – Transfagarasan – Sibiu – Transalpina – Horezu - Rm.Valcea – Pitesti – Bucharest (drop-off at the hotel).

IMPORTANT! Online bookings for this tour are not available anymore as Transalpina road is not practicable. In order to see Transfagarasan Road, we advice you to book the Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Transfagarasan Road Tour. 

 

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Registration number personal data operator: 11966
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