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Transfagarasan Private Tour

from 55 €

Embark yourself on a trip to Romania's most notorius mountain road, The Transfagarasan. This is the second highest road in Romania and is a sight to see in any day of it's five month long open period.

  • Activity Level Moderate
    Level 4/10
  • Group Size Your group
    Up to 8 persons
All about the Transfagarasan Private Tour

Tour highlights:

  • Tour starts with a 2 hour drive from Bucharest to Curtea de Arges where you will visit Curtea de Arges Monastery - half hour stop for visiting the monastery

  • Half an hour drive from Curtea de Arges to Poenari Fortress where you can take an hour's time (half hour climb) to discover Vlad the Impaler’s (also known as Vlad Dracul, or Dracula) second residence

  • 5 minute drive to Vidraru Dam and Lake - stop for photos


  • Less than 90 minutes to The Transfagarasan’s highest point at Balea Lake - one and a half hour to be spent however you like here (take photos, relax at Balea Chalet, climb to nearby crests)

  • 4 hour return time to Bucharest; drop off at your hotel or at original departure point.


This is the second highest paved road in Romania, and, without a doubt, it's the most fammous road you will ever hear a romanian talk about. Seems worthwhile? Now that we've got your attention, let us describe your standard tour: 


We start early in the morning at about 7 am by picking you up from your pick-up point. Then we take about a 2 hour drive to Curtea de Arges, our first stop of the day. This is home to Curtea de Arges Monastery, one of the most famous churches in the country, which was built in the early 1500s.


Moving on, we'll arrive at Poenari Fortress, which will only reveal itself to those who will climb the long stairway that leads to it. But he who climbs to the top of the cliff shall be rewarded with a stunning scenery and shall be greeted in Vlad the Impaler's way, this being Vlad Dracul's (also known as Dracula) second residence.


Next, we slowly discover the Transfagarasan's beauty, our first stop being at Vidraru Lake and Dam - a place where nature meets comunist mind. 


From here the road takes us higher and further into the mountains all the way to Balea Lake. It's a twisty mountain road that goes through unbelievable scenerry before taking you to the top, where we stop at Balea Lake and Lodge. It's up to you to decide how you'll be spending the hour/hour and a half that is allocated for our grand finale. Besides visiting the lake, you can relax at the lodge or just find some picturesque place to sit or if you want to make the most of your time you can try a quick hike to one of the crests that surrounds the lake. 

After you've imprinted the scenery in your minds we wish the mountain well and head back to Bucharest, where you'll be dropped off at your specified location.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide / driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Permanent assistance
  • 1 half littre bottle of water / person
  • Personalised video with footage from your tour
What is not included in this tour Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals or beverages other than the ones stated in this description
  • Warm clothes and raincoat :)
  • Entrance fee to Poenari Fortress
  • Any service that is not specifically stated in this description
Date Price (€) Number of persons Total price (€)
july - november
95 €
190 €
july - november
85 €
255 €
july - november
75 €
300 €
july - november
70 €
350 €
july - november
65 €
390 €
july - november
60 €
420 €
july - november
55 €
440 €

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Transfagarasan Private Tour

Transfagarasan Private Tour