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Bucharest: 2-Day Transfagarasan Road & Medieval Sibiu

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Discover Transfagarasan Road, one of the most beautiful high altitude roads in the world, together with the medieval city of Sibiu, one of the seven German medieval citadels in Transylvania.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
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Pickup included

Pick-up from your accommodation situated inside the city of Bucharest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery of Romania
  • Enjoy a ride along Transfagarasan Road, the most spectacular road in the world
  • Take amazing photos at Balea Glacier Lake surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of Fagaras
  • Walk along the gorgeous streets of the medieval city of Sibiu
Full description
Day 1: Bucharest – Curtea De Arges – Vidraru Dam – Transfagarsan Road - Sibiu (430 kilometers)

This tour begins with a morning pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest. Start your journey with a stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery, an important pilgrimage site in the southern part of Romania located at the foot of Fagaras Mountains. During the visit, you will also be told the amazing legend associated with the building of this monastery. The visit will be followed by a stop for lunch at a traditional Romanian restaurant.

After lunch, you will reach the beginning of Transfagarasan Road and enjoy a short stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive engineering feat, being the first arch valley dam in Romania built during the Communist period. These days, it is a favorite place for people passionate about extreme sports.

Driving along Vidraru River, you will leave behind the region of Wallachia and head to the region of Transylvania. On your way to the next stop, Balea Glacier Lake, take in gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery as you cross the longest tunnel in Romania. Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of the Fagaras Mountains, Balea Lake will be the perfect location for some beautiful photos.

Continuing your journey through the northern part of Transfagarasan Road, the tour guide will tell you more about its construction and how Transfagarasan Road came to be considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world by British “Top Gear” in 2013. By the end of the first day, you will reach the city of Sibiu, one of the seven German medieval citadels in Transylvania. Spend the evening in Sibiu.

Day 2: Sibiu – Cozia Monastery - Bucharest (280 kilometers)

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Sibiu. After breakfast, the tour guide will lead you on a short walking tour through the old city center of Sibiu, where you will see the Large Square, the Small Square, Huet Square, the Council Tower, Brukenthal Palace, the Liars Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Evangelical Cathedral, and hear exciting stories about a town that was declared a "European Capital of Culture" in 2007.

On your way back to Bucharest, you will also make a stop at Cozia Monastery, a valuable monument of Romania’s architecture and culture erected between 1386-1388 by the ruler Mircea the Elder. In the evening, arrive back to your hotel in Bucharest.
  • Transportation with modern car (fuel included)
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 1-night accommodation at a 3* hotel in Sighisoara
  • Pick-up/ drop-off from your accommodation in Bucharest
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Photographing/ filming fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that in case of unfavorable weather conditions (heavy snow) the Transfagarasan Road can be closed. If at the moment of your arrival the Transfagarasan Road is closed, the local tour operator is not responsible
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7-years-old
• Please note, this tour operates between July 1 and October 31, as the Transfagarasan Road is closed during the rest of the year
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Product ID: 62173