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Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov

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Highlights
  • 10-hour tour of the Transfagarasan Highway and Poienari Castle from Brasov
  • Travel to dispersed attractions with ease in a climate-controlled vehicle
  • Stop at natural gems such as the Balea Lake and Waterfall, and the Vidraru Dam
  • Ascend 1,500 steps to Poienari Castle, the former fortress of Vlad the Impaler
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov are included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
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Overview
Hailed as one of Europe’s most beautiful roads, the Transfagarasan Highway is must-do during your time in Romania. Beginning in Brasov, this 10-hour tour takes you to spectacular Transylvania sites such as Balea Lake and Waterfall, the Vidraru Dam, and Poienari Fortress, where you'll ascend 1,500 steps to the castle's hilltop perch. Absorb magical views of the Fagaras Mountains and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. 
Please note: The Transfagarasan Road is partially closed. Reopening late June 2018. 
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup at your Brasov hotel, where you’ll board a climate-controlled vehicle destined for the beautiful sites of the Transfagarasan Highway.
During the 1.5-hour drive to your first stop, your guide provides commentary that details the history of the strategic military route. On arrival at Balea Waterfall, you’ll stop to capture photographs before proceeding to Balea Lake, arguably the most beautiful glacial lake in the Carpathian Mountains.
Revitalize with lunch (own expense) and then wind your way down the Transfagarasan Highway, through Tara Romaneasca, to the Vidaru Dam, a striking man-made dam surrounded by mountains.
Following a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at Poienari Castle, the former fortress of Vlad the Impaler. As you ascend 1,500 steps to the castle, your guide encourages you with historical information surrounding the Romanian ruler who inspired the character of Dracula.
At the top, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramas and ancient ruins. Then, relax during the 3-hour journey back to your Brasov hotel. 
 
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although this trip involves a lot of driving, it's definitely worth it! The Transfagarasan Road is a must if you go to Romania! It's stunning (if a little nerve wracking going around some of the corners where the road has fallen away!) If you're feeling...More

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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Indeed, it is a great day trip to do! Thank you for booking with us!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I went on this tour last week and it ended up being just me and the guide, Charlie. I was travelling alone and most tours wouldn’t take just one person so I was glad this one did. Charlie was an excellent tour guide and was...More

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Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Rachel, we thank you for your review!

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Probably the best trip you could book while visiting Romania. Our guide Mihani was fantastic ensured the experience was amazing. Amazing views of a beautiful country. I would highly recommend this trip especially if you can get Mihani as your guide.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Thank you for booking with us, Raymond!

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

In order to off- season we got a private tour. That was a great opportunity to discover this part of Romania in according to our needs and own pace. Mihai was our guide and the whole time he was aware of our needs and open...More

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Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We really thank you for your review! It helps the other potential tourists, a lot!

Reviewed August 24, 2018

The tour is a great idea for a laid-back day. There are quite some views along the way. The places visited can get quite crowded but the guide did a good job helping us navigate through the crowds. Out guide, Charlie, went out of his...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for your review! Even it is high season and crowded we managed to do the tour in good conditions!

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