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Transfagarasan Road Trip with Curtea de Arges and Poenari

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Experience Romania's breathtaking scenery on a drive along the twisting Transfagarasan Road. Visit Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poenari Castle.
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Duration 12 hours
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  • Explore the Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Visit Poenari Castle, the fortress of Vlad the Impaler
  • Enjoy a hike around Balea Lake
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Visit the Curtea de Arges Monastery on this 12-hour trip. Completed in 1517, it serves as the necropolis of the Romanian royal family.

Continue the drive on a highway that crosses the Carpathian Mountains. Next on the itinerary is cliff-top Poenari Castle, dating from the 13th and 14th centuries. Vlad the Impaler forced many of his enemies and political opponents to work on expanding the castle.

Near the castle make another stop to see Vidraru Dam: at 525 feet, it is one of the tallest dams in Europe.

A highlight of the tour is a drive on the Transfagarasan. At the northernmost point of the tour, enjoy a short hike near Balea Lake.
  • Entrance fees
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation by modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately €13/person)
  • Photography fees
  • Tips for the tour guide