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Day Trip to Transfagarasan

Product ID: 273852
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During this day trip you'll get the chance to explore one of the most breathtaking places in Romania, the highway in the clouds: Transfagarasan. On your way to this destination, you'll visit Targoviste, Curtea de Arges and Poenari Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup from accommodation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Dracula’s Princely Court in Targoviste
  • Learn more about the kings of Romania by visiting the Curtea de Arges Monastery with the tombs of the first Romanian Kings
  • Climb 1,480 steps in order to reach the Poenari Fortress, the real Dracula’s Castle
  • Drive on the highway in the clouds, the Transfagarasan Road
  • Take great pictures from the Vidraru Damn and the the Prometheus Statue overlooking the lake
Full description
Drive to the former capital of Wallachia, Targoviste, and visit the remains of the court of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula.

Next stop is in Curtea de Arges where you’ll visit one of the most beautiful churches in Romania, also the burial site of the first Romanian kings. From this holy place keep on driving to the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula’s fortification which overlooks the Carpathian Mountains. 

Experience the Transfagarasan Road, built by Ceausescu with the help of the army. It offers a breathtaking view and takes you all the way up to the summit of the mountain where you can discover the astonishing glacial lake of Balea. From here, start your long but beautiful drive back home.
  • Licensed private guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or at any other location of your choice in the city
  • Modern and comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • VIP skip-the-line admission
  • Bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi in all vehicles
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• The organizing tourism agency will not be held liable if the places visited are closed without prior notice