1. Curtea de Arges monastery
  2. Poenari fortress, count Dracula’s real castle
  3. Vidraru dam
  4. Transfagarasan road, the most beautiful road in the world
  5. Balea glacier lake
  6. Balea lac chalet


Duration: one day
Start and endpoint: at your hotel or another chosen location
Distance: 550 km
Departure time: 07:30 AM
Note: This tour is available from July to October

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Transfagarasan highway day trip description

Transfagarasan road was voted by Top Gear as the most beautiful road in the world. Do you want to miss it? If not, the Transfagarasan tour is perfect to discover this spectacular route. The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest and drive you on this amazing road.

Interested in other day trips from Bucharest? Check them here.


Famous for its beautiful towers, the Curtea de Arges monastery has a dark story behind it. It is also the place where Romanian kings are buried. Your guide will tell you all the legends and the true history of this place. The next stop on the way to Transfagarasan will be the Poenari fortress.

Curtea de Arges monastery

Curtea de Arges monastery

Poenari fortress, the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s castle, stands on the top of the mountain as a guard of the Transfagarasan. It is considered the real castle of Dracula. The view from the castle is spectacular, but to get there you must climb 1400 stairs. Sometimes the fortress is closed for visits because of the bears around, but you can admire it from the road.

Do you want to know more about Dracula? Try our private day tour to Dracula’s castle.

Poenari fortress

Poenari fortress

Once you have passed Poenari fortress you are on Transfagarasan road. Before seeing its tight curves and enjoying the amazing landscape, stop for a moment on the Vidraru dam. If you are afraid of heights don’t look down, look up and admire the lake. Transfagarasan road tour will continue with the most beautiful road in the world, so prepare your camera for it! For lunch, we will stop at the top of Transfagarasan, in Balea Lac chalet, next to Balea glacier lake. From there you can see Transylvania at your feet.

When you get back to Bucharest, your guide will drop you off in front of your hotel or another chosen location. The road is long and time is short, but every moment of this tour will offer you long lasting memories.

transfagarasan road trip


Transfagarasan road


Individual tour 279 €

Group of 2-3 persons – 155 €/pers

4-5 persons – 115 €/pers

6-8 persons – 99 €/pers

*For larger groups please contact us to send you the best offer

A friendly, English speaking guide
Assistance during the entire tour
Transport by car or minivan
Entrance fees
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