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Private Tour: Transfagarasn Road & Monasteries

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Journey on the Transfagarasan Road, the highest altitude pass road in Romania. You will discover the beauty of Lake Balea and Lake Vidraru and visit the famous orthodox monasteries of Curtea de Arges and Cozia.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

In front of your hotel in Sibiu.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the landscapes along the Transfagasaran Road
  • Admire the area of Balea with its beautiful waterfall and lake
  • Visit Curtea de Arges and Cozia Monasteries with your English-speaking guide
Full description
The Transfagarasan mountain road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located in Romania, it runs trough Fagaras mountains and it represents a challenge for every driver because of its sharp hairpin turns. Built between 1970 and 1974 by the military forces, the Transfagarasan has more tunnels and viaducts then any other road in Romania. You'll pass through the breathtakingly majestic landscape of Balea area. See mountains and a waterfall as you visit Lake Balea and Lake Vidraru.

After the scenic journey, stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery, which is the most important pilgrimage and prayer place in the county of Arges. Founded in the time of voivode Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 and 1517, the monastery is a part of the most famous Romanian legend, “The legend of master Manole”. Because of its notoriety and spiritual charge, Curtea de Arges Monastery is to be found on most presentation folders and albums of Romania.

On your way back to Sibiu, stop to admire Cozia Monastery, built close to Călimănești by Mircea the Elder in 1388 and housing his tomb. This is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania.
  • English-speaking, specialized guide and driver for 1 day from/to Sibiu
  • Transport with air-conditioned car from/to Sibiu
  • Map of Romania
What’s Not Included
  • Anything not specified above

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• €3 per person to be paid on the day for entrance fee to the Cutrea de Arges Monastery and
Cozia Monastery