Small-Group Day tour Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress

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Age range2-99
Country RegionArefu, Bran, Brasov, Cartisoara, Curtea de Arges, Fagaras town
DifficultyMedium
Number of days1
Operating languagesEnglish, Romanian
Points of interestBalea Lake, Balea Waterfall, Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress, Transfagarasan road, Vidradu Dam
Tour typePhoto tour, Private tour option, Sightseeing tour, Small group tour, Walking, Wildlife tracks

Description Small-Group Day tour Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress

Driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"!


POIENARI FORTRESS IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

!!!Due to some construction works on the road, the tour might take longer than usual!!!

Rates:

  • 199 euro for 1 person (When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour).
  • 145 euro/person for minimum 2 people

The package includes:

  • transportation: by car or minibus with air conditioning system
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide

Not included:

  • entrance fees, lunch, drinks, tips

Duration: 10 h
Highlights:
Transfagarasan road, Balea glacial lake, Balea waterfall, Poienari fortress

Guaranteed departure: all year round!

Meeting point: The History Museum Piata Sfatului Square – 8:30 AM. Our guide holds the sign "Meeting Point GUARANTEED DEPARTURES DAY TOURS”.

You have to make the booking 1 day in advance until 8 PM!

Route: Brasov - Transfagarasan road – Vidradu Dam - Poienari - Brasov (depending of the season: Transfagarasan road is open in 2024 between June 7 - October 31!). POIENARI FORTRESS IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"! Transfagarasan highway, built as a strategic military route, is the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic. Access to the citadel of Poienari is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs.

IMPORTANT! When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidraru Dam). If the weather conditions allow, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, you pay the cable car ticket for the guide, also). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also.

The cable car operates at least 10 people.
Tourists have priority over freight shipments.
No cargo is carried on Fridays , Saturdays and Sundays.

In case of adverse weather conditions we do not assume responsibility.
In case of technical failure will be refunded the amount paid.
Please keep checking tickets.
Thank you for understanding.

More info about the cable car here!

Tour highlights:

Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, it is the highest (2042m) and 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 Information

  • Your local contact is Active Travel Day Tours on 0040728804952.
  • Please note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity. If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at at least 24 Day(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. If you are not arriving within the specified timeframe, please contact Active Travel Day Tours prior to your travels, or immediately upon arrival at your destination.
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Elisa

09.aug.2023

The most beautiful day out!

The Transfagarasean Road really lives up to expectations, and was one of the most stunning things we got to do on our visit to Romania! Our guide Zsort really went above and beyond, he was friendly and professional with lots of facts and let us stop in lots of places for pictures. Not only this but at a couple of other stops on the tour that required payment for entry in cash, and we realised we didn’t have enough, he paid for us and let us pay him back! Every stop on the tour was a delight and getting to see 8 bears (including four cubs) was a highlight. Would definitely reccommend!

Victor

17.oct.2023

Fantastic tour in Transfagarasan!

The tour hosted by Charlie was absolutely amazing! He is a very experienced and friendly guide for the spots we visited and we feel very safe to ride with him.

Charlie speaks very well English although we try to speak some basic greetings in Romanian. He is a very fun guy and we really like chatting with him en route.

We saw bears along the highway that we all very excited but please remember to respect the nature and wildlife by not feeding and disturbing them.

I give it 10/10 if I have to rate the whole trip.