Small-Group day trip on the Transfagarasan road and to Poienari Fortress from Brasov
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Small-Group day trip on the Transfagarasan road and to Poienari Fortress from Brasov

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the Transfagarasan Road, the most dramatic paved road in Romania
  • Enjoy the views on the highest mountains of Romania and the Carpathian range
  • Admire Balea Lac, a natural glacier lake at 2040m and Balea Waterfall with its 60 meters height
What to expect

Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle and drive on Transfagarasan highway, built as a strategic military route, it is the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic road of the country.
You will then visit Poienari Fortress. Access to the citadel of Poienari is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs.

The highlights of this tour are:
- Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, it is the highest (2042m) and the most dramatic paved road in Romania. It runs North to South across the highest sections of the Carpathian Mountains. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia.
- Fagaras mountains – the highest mountains of Romania and the Carpathian range with highest peak Moldoveanu -2544m.
- Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep
- Balea Waterfall with its 60 meters height it is one of the most famous waterfalls in Romania

IMPORTANT: The Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 - October 31.
When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) you will drive up to Balea Waterfall (thus no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allow, you take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, includes the cable car ticket for the guide, also). You will visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
What's not included
  • Tip or gratuity
  • Food and drinks
Where
Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel or at your residence

What to remember
  • When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) you will drive up to Balea Waterfall (thus no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allow, you take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, includes the cable car ticket for the guide, also). You will visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note - Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infant seats unavailable
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When
  • Daily at 8:30 am
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Provider
ACTIVE TRAVEL
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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