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Join the 2-day Transfagarasan & Medieval City of Sibiu Tour from Bucharest for a chance to 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 lofty peaks of the mountains.
Your hotel in Bucharest
Small-group shared tour by minibus/car
5% for 3 people, 8% for 4 or more people traveling together
€30, mandatory for single travelers and payable to the guide at the start of the tour
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transfagarasan & Medieval City of Sibiu Tour will start at 08:00 am at your hotel in Bucharest.
After around 2 hours of driving, we will arrive at Curtea de Arges Monastery – an important pilgrimage place from the Southern part of Romania, located at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. During the visit, you will learn about the amazing legend associated with the building of this monastery. After the visit we will stop for lunch at a Romanian restaurant, to get the first taste of our traditional food.
Then, we will make the first step on Transfagarasan Road and enjoy a quick stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive creation of engineering, being the first arch dam in Romania, built in the communist period. Nowadays, it is the favorite place for people passionate about extreme sports.
Driving along the ArgesRiver, 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 the 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 its 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
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 and this will conclude the Transfagarasan & Medieval City of Sibiu Tour.
End of the trip.
Yes. If you are traveling alone, it is mandatory to book a single room (normal price + single supplement of 30 Euro)