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TRANSFAGARASAN, the mountain road to the heart of TRANSYLVANIA

A daring adventure and a historical and cultural journey, this 4-day tour allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Fagaras mountains and to discover the Saxon cultural heritage in Romania. The tour is available during summertime and in early autumn, in fair weather conditions, when the scenic Transfagarasan alpine road is open.

per adult from

$1,174

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • 3 nights accomodation in DBL room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Carta Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Fortified Lutheran Church of Malancrav
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
    • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Meals, Photo fees, flight tickets

  • Day 1: Bucharest - Transfagarasan – Balea Lake - Carta Abbey - Sibiu

    Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
    It is ”the best road in the world” exclaimed Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson after experiencing this mountain road.
    We meet at your hotel in Bucharest and start our tour by car, through the scenic Transfagarasan Road. In fact, Transfagarasan was the fruit of the twisted mind of Romania's last Communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. In 1968, he refused to join USSR and other Warsaw Pact states in invading Czechoslovakia. Fearing reprisals from his Soviet comrades, Ceausescu planned a new, fast access of the military from Bucharest to Transylvania, therefore nowadays we discover and enjoy this costly 90 km (56 miles) road over the highest Romanian mountains (2,544 m at Moldoveanu Peak).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Carta Monastery, 105D, Carta 557070 Romania
    Transfagarasan ends near Cârta Abbey – a former catholic monastery – today an evangelical church – built around 1200 by Burgundian Cistercian monks.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    While in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), after a short rest, we have a guided tour of this famous Medieval city. It is said that Hermann, the XII century German settler who gave the name of the city, Hermannstadt, was a skilled furrier from Nürnberg.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Le Lac Balea, Fagaras Mountains Romania
    We enjoy the sights at the glacier Bâlea Lake (2,034 m) - the highest point of Transfagarasan mountain road.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu - accommodation in double room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse.

    Day 2: Sibiu - Biertan - Malancrav - Sighisoara

    Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
    Our first stop is at Biertan fortified Church – a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Built from 1486 to 1524, Biertan church has impressive defense walls, a beautiful nave ceiling, and a collection of tombstones of former bishops and notabilities.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fortified Lutheran Church of Malancrav, Malancrav Romania
    Our next destination is Malâncrav village. Only 25 kilometers away from Sighisoara fortress, this small village hosts the largest Gothic church fresco in Transylvania. It was discovered during the 1914 restoration works, under the coat of chalk paint applied over the old Catholic paintings after the Lutheran reform. Miraculously surviving the Reformation, the medieval frescoes of Malancrav church (built around 1305) are nowadays a feast for our eyes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    We end our day in the medieval citadel of Sighisoara – UNESCO site. We enjoy the late afternoon and evening visiting the citadel, the birthplace of the famous Wallachian ruler, Vlad the Impaler.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara, accommodation in double room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse

    Day 3: Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov

    Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania
    In the the third day of our tour, we discover the life of the remote villages of rural Transylvania and visit another two UNESCO Wold Heritage monuments – the fortified churches of Saschiz and Viscri.
    This Transylvanian region of fortified churches became a famous tourism attraction after Prince Charles of Wales bought an old Saxon household in Viscri -- no. 163, a blue house built in 1753. Prince Charles use to come here every one year or two to live, to ride horses, and to travel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    With a strong industry during the past century, Brasov was a magnet for people from all around the country and has become one of the most vibrant Romanian cities. This booming city has been developed around the initial fortress established in 1211 by the Teutonic Knights and later on, after a quarrel between the knights and the king, by German settlers.
    The impressive Gothic Black Church, the fortress and its towers, many narrow medieval streets, remain, nevertheless, witnesses of venerable, long history of Brasov.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional, organic, Romanian lunch in the village of Viscri.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov, accommodation in double room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse.

    Day 4: Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - Bucharest

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    It is the last day of our Transylvanian tour. We visit the Bran Castle, built in the 14th century to guard the strategic commercial route between Wallachia and Transylvania. ”Built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable, on the very edge of a terrific precipice”, the Bran Castle was quickly identified as the place of the nefarious actions of Count Dracula.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Early afternoon we arrive at Sinaia, just in time to visit the Peles Castle, built at the end of 19-th century. The flamboyant Peles castle of Sinaia is in such a stark contrast with the austere character of its founder: the first King of Romania, the sober Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1839-1914), of German origins.
    Fully committed to the modernization of Romania, Carol I ruled for 48 years, ”wearing the crown even while he was sleeping”, as his Queen, Elisabeth, said.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/1/2021 - 10/17/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    7/1/2022 - 10/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Transylvanian Tours

Activity ID: V-264793P1

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