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Transfagarasan Road Trip with Curtea de Arges and Poenari

Product ID: 151442
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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.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

You will be picked up at your hotel in Bucharest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Visit Poenari Castle, the fortress of Vlad the Impaler
  • Enjoy a hike around Balea Lake
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Due to renovations, Poenari Castle is closed and cannot be visited until 2020
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 11 reviews
Review summary
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Product ID: 151442