Transfagarasan & Transalpina – the most spectacular roads in Romania – 2 days
Transfagarasan & Transalpina are the most beautiful high altitude roads in Romania. The landscapes are breathtaking and the photo opportunities abound.
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip|
495 Euros for 1 person; 265 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 199 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 169 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 159 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).
from 1st of July until the 31st of October
Daily on request
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
Day 1: Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Poienari – Transfagarasan – Sibiu (373 km)
After a 2-hour drive from Bucharest, you will visit Curtea de Arges Monastery (1512-1517), an outstanding monument of Romanian architecture and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Romania. The monastery is associated with the local myth of creation and hard work.The guide will tell you the interesting story.
The tour will continue with a visit to Poenari citadel, built by the ruler of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler, between 1456 – 1457. After this, you will stop for lunch.
After the lunch, we start crossing the mountains through Transfagarasan road. It was built between 1970 and 1974 under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, it has around 150 km and it is linking South Romania (Muntenia) with Transylvania through the Carpathian Mountains. It is reaching 2042 m altitude and it was considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world by the British “Top Gear” in 2013. We will go through several tunnels carved into the mountain, the last one being the longest in Romania of 900 meters (brief stops to admire the scenery and for photos at Balea Lake).
By the end of the day you will be in Sibiu – one of the most beautiful cities inTransylvania.
*Important note: To visit the ruins of the citadel it is necessary to climb around 1480 steps (400 m) and those who cannot climb can wait at the base of the hill.
Day 2: Sibiu – Transalpina – Horezu – Bucharest (416 km)
The next morning will start with a walking tour of the old town of Hermanstadt (the German name ofSibiu) founded in 1191. After the tour, we will head to Bucharest driving along Transalpina – the highest road in Romania (reaching 2145 m altitude). Transalpina is the latin name for “the country behind the mountains” and the road is also called the King’s Road because it was rebuilt by the the Romanian king Carol II in 1938. It is among the few roads in Romania where you can literally reach and go even above the clouds!
After a stop for lunch, depending on the time, you will visit another masterpiece of Romanian old traditional architecture – Horezu Monastery (1690 – 1693).
We will be in Bucharest late in the evening after two long and memorable days during which we have combined the beauty of the nature and the sky with the durability and eternity of faith.
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 order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.