Transfagarasan Road Tour from Bucharest – One day trip
Full Itinerary and description
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest and you will depart north to the famous and beautiful Carpathian Mountains. Spectacular mountain views and fresh air awaits.
After a few hours you will reach Curtea de Arges town, the capital of Wallachia, famous for the exquisite Curtea de Arges Cathedral and the burial place for the Romanian Royal family. This is going to be the first stop.
Curtea de Arges details
Next, you will head to the popular and fascinating Transfagarasan Road. Before getting to the beautiful belvedere points, you will stop to admire Poenari Citadel, the medieval fortress that is considered to be the real Dracula Castle.
Soon we will reach Vidraru Lake and Dam, the highest built dam in Romania, and you’ll enjoy it’s beautiful scenery for about one hour while we’ll drive along its banks and see it from different angles.
Vidraru Dam on Transfagarasan Road
Now the real Transfăgărășan Road begins and reveals itself in all its magnificent splendor. After a mountain scenery filled drive along its winding highway, with a view over Capra Waterfall, we’ll be taking a break at Bâlea Lake, the highest point of the road.
Getting to Balea lake
The famous Balea glacier lake
You are now on hikers territory, this being the place where numerous adventures begin on the many mountain trails. You can have a pleasant walk to enjoy the beautiful scenery and take lots of pictures with one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Romania.
Balea lake overview
Bâlea Lake is not popular only in the sunny months, during wintertime this is the location for the Hotel of Ice, which, as the name says, welcomes guests in rooms made completely out of ice.
If the fresh air has woken your appetite, you can have lunch at one of the chalets (optional). In 2009, while filming a Top Gear show in Romania, Jeremy Clarkson rated this road as “the best road in the world”.
Transfagarasan Road Tour
Foggy day on Transfagarasan
After a whole day exploring, in the evening you will arrive in Bucharest. We can drop you off at the hotel or any other location in the city.
2020 Price and inclusions
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Included in the price
- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off;
- Transport by modern car with climate control;
- Licensed English speaking guide;
- Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available in the car;
- Standard admission to attractions stated in the itinerary;
- Gas, parking and road fees;
Not included in the price
- Meals & alcoholic beverages, other than stated in the itinerary;
- Flight tickets;
- Photo & video fees at the visited sites;
- Medical insurance – not mandatory but it is recommended.