PRIVATE 2-Days Road Trip to Transfagarasan & Transalpina + Sibiu Walking Tour

Discover the most scenic two roads in Romania (Transfagarasan & Transalpina) and explore the medieval town of Sibiu in this 2-Days Guided Tour!

We have included 2 Scenic Roads + 2 Castles + 2 Lakes + 2 Monasteries + Walking Tour in the Old Town of Sibiu + Horezu Pottery. Everything is packed with 1-night at a 3-4-star hotel in Sibiu. You will have a double or twin room with breakfast included. Everything specially arranged for a private tour, so that you could make the most of your trip.

Unlike other agencies, we value our guests and we provide exceptional services every time. You will travel with a professional driver and a licensed tour guide. We pick you up from your closest convenience and we bring you back in the same place. You will travel with a high-comfort air-conditioned luxury car (years 2018-2020). This is a private tour of maximum 2 passengers.

per adult from

$820

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide & Experienced Driver
    • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
    • Private transport by luxury vehicle, year 2018-2020
    • Double / Twin Room with Breakfast Included
    What's excluded :
    • Meals and Drinks, unless otherwise specificed
    • Other Personal Expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Poienari Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Le Lac Balea
    • Entry/Admission - Castelul De Lut Valea Zanelor
    • Entry/Admission - Ceramica de Horezu-Mihai Biscu

  • Day 1: The Breathtaking Transfagarasan Road

    Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Bulevardul Basarabilor 1, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
    This cathedral and monastery complex is considered one of the country's most important ecclesiastical sights. The church was originally built by Wallachian ruler Neagoe Basarab (r 1512–21), with marble and tiles brought in from Constantinople. The current edifice dates from 1875, when French architect André Lecomte du Nouy was retained to save the complex, which was in near ruins.

    We will see the exteriors of the Monastery (no entrance) and you will learn the famous legend of Manole, the man who built his wife inside the monastery's walls so that the construction would last.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan On the Transfagarasn Road, just after you pass the village Corbeni., Arefu 117040 Romania
    The Poienari Citadel was once a powerful fortress guarding entry to a strategic pass linking Wallachia with Transylvania. The castle's vantage point was recognised as early as the 13th century, when Wallachian leaders first built a tower to guard the pass. Two centuries later Vlad Ţepeş enlarged the castle, using it as both a fortress and a prison. Legend has it most of the work was carried out by captured Turks.

    These days there's not much of the castle left to see, but it's still well worth the short trip north from Curtea de Argeş (30km) to take in the spectacular setting and to make the invigorating climb (1480 steps) to the top. The entrance to the citadel lies just at the start of the towering Transfăgărășan road, so it's an especially easy stopover if you're planning on crossing the mountains here.

    Prepare yourself, as this is not an easy trip - we will climb 1480 concrete stairs to reach the fortress.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Vidraru Dam, DN7C, Curtea de Arges 117040 Romania
    Situated in one of the most beautiful and wild areas from Carpathian Mountains, Vidraru Dam is the highest one from Romania and one of the highest from Europe!

    We will make a photo stop here, so you could indulge in the spectacular view of the dam and the lake.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
    The Transfăgărăşan Rd (the 7C) is Romania’s highest asphalted road. Driving its hairpin bends is a white-knuckle adventure: along some stretches, you're hemmed in by sharp cliffs and forest. After a few twists and turns, these abruptly give way to breathtaking mountain views. The two-lane 'road to the clouds' sometimes has the narrowest of shoulders separating it from the edge of a cliff. Voted by TV's Top Gear as the world's best road, it provides an unforgettable experience behind the wheel.

    Ceauşescu’s most celebrated project was built in the 1970s over the course of 4½ short years – 6 million kg of dynamite was used to blast out 3.8 million cu metres of rock, and at least 38 overworked soldiers died in accidents during its hasty construction. Though other routes east and west of here cut an easier north–south route, Ceauşescu thought it wise to secure the Carpathian crossing at the traditional border between Wallachia and Transylvania, in case of invasion.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Le Lac Balea, Fagaras Mountains Romania
    The crowning glory: Lake Bâlea hovers like a mirror among the rocks, sometimes totally enshrouded by clouds that come billowing over the peak above it. Cabana Bâlea Lac is here, a chalet and restaurant with seasonal cuisine from soups and cheese plates to mushroom stews. To get here during snow, you’ll have to park at Cabana Bâlea Cascada and take the cable car the rest of the way. And remember, temperatures here can be very cold even if it’s boiling at the foot of the mountain, so wrap up.

    Additionally, we could take the gondola to Balea Waterfall.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Castelul De Lut Valea Zanelor, Zona Turistica Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor, Porumbacu de Sus 557192 Romania
    Resembling a gnome village, the Castelul de Lut complex has been created from clay, sand and pure whimsy. The self-styled 'clay castle of pixie valley' was built in the midst of tumbledown Porumbacu de Sus village, 26km west of Sâmbăta.

    We will stop here to admire its charming towers and undulating roofs and afterwards, we will drive further to Sibiu, where we will overnight.

    In Sibiu, we will have 1-night accommodation at 4-star hotel with breakfast included.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu, at 3-4 stars hotel - DBL or TWN room with breakfast included.

    Day 2: Drive along Transalpina, the highest road of Romania

    Stop At: Transalpina, Parang Mountains Romania
    Transalpina is the highest road on the Romanian territory, the maximum point being in the Urdele Pass at 2145 meters high. With a total length of 148 km, the road connects Novaci and Sebes. Crossing four counties – Gorj, Valcea, Sibiu and Alba – and the Parang Mountains from south to north, the mountain road opened in 2015 managed to become a strong competitor for Transfagarasan for the title of the most spectacular road from Romania.

    We start the trip early in the morning, at our hotel in Sibiu. We drive to Sebes where Transalpina road begins, and from there to Oasa Lake on a scenic route that rapidly gains altitude.In almost two hours, we'll reach the panoramic Oasa Lake where we can stop to enjoy a delicious pancake from one of the food stands. From this point on, the route Transalpina follows is winding and dazzling. The many curves unveil an extraordinary spectacle of mountain peaks, meadows and lakes. We pass the highest point (2,145 meters) in Urdele Pass and drive all the way to Novaci where Transalpina ends.This magnificent route is also known as the King's Road, name it took after King Carol the 2nd inaugurated it back in 1938. The road was built on the itinerary of an old route used for centuries before by shepherds who crossed from Transylvania to Southern Romania. Back then, the route had a more fearsome name, the Devil's Path.Lunch at own expense in Obarsia Lotrului or Ranca.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Ceramica de Horezu-Mihai Biscu, Str. Olari nr 158, Horezu 245800 Romania
    Horezu, a small village from Wallachia, is famous all around the world for its inhabitants handicraft - Ceramics. All colours you can imagine, painted plates like you've never seen before and a unique tradition will make Horezu Village one of the most interesting places you have ever visited before.

    Once we end our visit here, we will drive back to Bucharest, where we will drop you off on the same location where we picked you up.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Walking Tour in the Old Town of Sibiu - experience the medieval vibe of the Small & Large Squares, Bridge of Lies and Staircase Passage.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Old Town, Bucharest, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by Mondolina

Activity ID: V-251680P5

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