Transfagarasan Road and Medieval City of Sibiu Private Tour – 2 days
During two days visit Romania’s two most popular tourist attractions: Sibiu Medieval city, considered the most beautiful city in Romania and former European capital of Culture in 2007 and Transfagarasan high altitude road appreciated by Top Gear as being the “best road in the world”. Cross the Carpathian Mountains and reach the legendary land of Transylvania and then travel above the clouds and admire impressive waterfalls, glacial lakes and the high peaks of the mountains.
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip||
Curtea de Arges Monastery, Vidraru Dam, Transfagarasan Road, Sibiu Medieval City, Cozia Monastery
579 Euros for 1 person; 299 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 239 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 209 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people)
from 1st of July until the 31st of October
Daily on request
pick-up & drop-off at your hotel (or any address in the city)
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest, English speaking guide, Accommodation with breakfast included in double room in Sibiu at a 3* hotel
Lunch & Dinner, Entrance fees at the visited sites mentioned in the program
Day 1: BUCHAREST – CURTEA DE ARGES – VIDRARU DAM – TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD – SIBIU (430 km)
The Transfagarasan tour will start in the morning with pick up from your hotel in Bucharest.
You will start your journey with a stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery – an important pilgrimage place from the Southern part of Romania, located at the foot of Fagaras Mountains. During the visit you will also find out what an amazing legend is associated with the building of this monastery. The visit will be followed by a stop for lunch at a Romanian restaurant, to get a first taste of our traditional food.
After lunch you will make the first step on Transfagarasan Road and enjoy a short stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive creation of engineering, being the first arch valley dam in Romania, built in the communist period. Nowadays, it is the 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 our way to the next stop – Balea Glacier Lake, you will be followed by gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery, and you will cross the longest tunnel in Romania. Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of Fagaras Mountains, Balea Lake will be the perfect place for some beautiful photos.
Continuing the journey through the Northern part of Transfagarasan Road, the tour guide will tell you more about it’s construction and how did Transfagarasan Road get to be considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world, by the 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.
Accommodation in Sibiu
Day 2: SIBIU – COZIA MONASTERY – BUCHAREST (280 km)
In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Sibiu.
After breakfast, the tour guide will lead you during a short walking tour in 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 you will hear more exciting stories about the town that in 2007 was declared the “European Capital of Culture”.
On our way back to Bucharest we 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 at your hotel in Bucharest.
End of the trip.
- In case of unfavorable weather conditions (heavy snow) the Transfagarasan Road can be closed. We are not responsible if at the moment of your arrival Transfagarasan Road is closed.
- Between 16 Sep 2014 and 15 May 2015, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
Please note that the time table is subjected to be changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.