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

By Active Travel
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No visit to Transylvania would be complete without traversing the Transfagarasan Highway, but if you have to focus on driving and navigation then you’re likely to miss some of the route’s most scenic viewpoints. Leave the driving to someone else on a day trip from Brasov that transports you between dispersed attractions with ease.
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$98.64
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$98.64
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Ages 4-79, max of 8 per group
Duration:
10h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Stray from the beaten path on a day trip from Brasov
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
  • Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 38, Brașov 500025, Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9143P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
  • When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour.
  • Please note - Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs
  • Small group tour
  • IMPORTANT! When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allow, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, includes the cable car ticket for the guide, also). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also.
  • The cable car operates at least 10 people. Tourists have priority over freight shipments. No cargo is carried on Fridays , Saturdays and Sundays. In case of adverse weather conditions we do not assume responsibility. In case of technical failure will be refunded the amount paid. Please keep checking tickets. Thank you for understanding. More info: http://balealac.ro/en/balea-lake-balea-waterfall-cablecar/
  • POIENARI FORTRESS IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov?
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Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9143P9

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Sfatului
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Transfagarasan Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Balea Waterfall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Le Lac Balea
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Fagaras Mountains
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Vidraru Dam
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Poienari Castle
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

L9393JKmarian
L9393JKmarian
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Very good experience
The tour was well organized. The tour guide was on time, very efficient, knowledgeable, and flexible. He went out o
Anabellina1
Anabellina1
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A great experience
Charlie was simply amazing. He has a lovely, relaxing style of guiding, had the answer to every question and nothin
johL9525UN
johL9525UN
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Beautiful castle and area
Our tour guide Dan took us to Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visite
Сергей К
Сергей К
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Perfect day
We are very happy. Everything was good. Charlie is very professional guide, good driver, calm. Have interesting sto
Petru D
Petru D
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Cool trip around Brasov and castles
Great experience with amazing mountain views. Charlie is the best guide with lots of knowledge about the history of
ludozone12
ludozone12
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Beautiful towns
The tour was peaceful and beautiful. The towns we visited were picturesque and full of character. I could see mysel
ludozone12
ludozone12
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Charlie was the best!
This was the best tour! Our tour guide specifically made it a joy. Charlie was very insightful, answered every ques
Deyan L
Deyan L
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Fun & Challenging
The hiking trail was challenging and a lot of fun to go through. Our tour guide, Bogdan was incredibly knowledgeabl
SM0105
SM0105
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A must do if your in Brasov
We were collected from our hotel by very nice tour guide and driven to the trekking canyon it was a great experienc
kayemellis
kayemellis
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5 of 5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
We so very much enjoyed our tour/ hike at 7 Ladders Canyon with Charlie! We would absolutely do it again and are pl
HBtourist
HBtourist
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Excellent excursion
I had a thoroughly excellent tour of Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress (exterior - the interior is unde
Steve M
Steve M
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Great tour
This was a great way to see the castles and learn about the history of Romania. We jhad an easy pick up at the hot
tomyper
tomyper
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Piatra Craiuliu National Park hiking tour
We had a wonderful time at the park,with stunning views and a super professional guide, Mihai, extremely kind a fri
ericseniuk
ericseniuk
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Great Day, Great Value
Mihai was a fantastic guide. Greatly enjoyed all the stops and felt this day was great value for the price. I hig
galbers1892
galbers1892
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Bear Watching in Brasov
I booked this tour while staying in Brasov. Marian was very good at keeping in touch and updating me with meeting t
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Piotr
9 contributions
We had amazing experiance to see one of the best roads in the world with our guide Charlie. His great driving skills helped us to get to the place fast and safe, so we had enough time to have a look on the most beautiful part of the road before it vanished completly in clouds. We could stop anywhere we wanted to have some pictures and glimps to this out of the world place. Eventhough that road itself was truly magnificent part of the trip, beautiful llandscapes havent finished after it. We could see splendid dam or true Vlad Tepes castle hiden in the mountains.
Written July 31, 2020
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We thank you for booking with us an amazing day trip on Transfagarasan road! Thank you for your review, also, Dominika and Piotr.
Written August 2, 2020
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Rachel H
1 contribution
We had an absolutely fantastic day on the tour, and that was mostly down to our tour guide Charlie (Andras). He was extremely knowledgeable- there wasn't a question he didn't know the answer to and we found out so much about the road / area / Romania in general. He was also very friendly, chatty, funny and very polite. The scenery was beautiful and he knew the best stops to get great photos whilst there being fewer people. It felt like we were with a friend from the start. Highly recommend.

Finally, he dropped us off at his ice cream shop recommendation at the end - it was some of the best ice cream we have ever had, so thank you! (Gelato Mania - buffalo milk ice cream!)
Written September 10, 2022
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MarianTirla
We appreciate your detailed review for our Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov, Rachel! Thank you so much for booking with us!
Written September 11, 2022
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Angela
Inverness, UK4 contributions
Alternative trip when road is closed is stunning. Charlie our guide was so helpful, friendly and informative. The cable car ride and the views at the top of the mountain are spectacular and so are the trips to the monastry and the golden topped church. We went at a leisurely pace and stopped for coffee and food as often as we wanted. I have done many tours all over the world but this one was the best I have ever done. Would recommend this tour above all others.
Written April 23, 2022
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MarianTirla
Thank you for taking the time to review our Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov, Angela! We are so happy you have spent quality time with us. Due to Charlie you had your best tours ever!
Written April 24, 2022
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DFW
Palm Harbor, FL37 contributions
My daughter and I had a wonderful excursion. The road, scenery, and glacier were amazing. Charlie was out driver and guide. He personalized the tour for us and was extremely knowledgeable. He answered every question I came up with including, Romanian history, politics, geology, botany, and so on. I would totally recommend this trip and the company.
Written November 14, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Danna! The day trip to Transfagarasan road it is amazing!
Written November 18, 2019
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Dy B
5 contributions
Solo
When I did this tour we had a really small group, with Tudor as our guide. It was great! A nice group and Tudor knew so much about Romanian history, culture, whatnot... I learned so much! The balea lake and the Transfagarasan road are awesome. Only downside is that because the Fortress is closed, the dam is also not visited, I was looking forward to that, but it made sense and when I brought it up, we discussed going to the dam anyway but collectively decided to skip it because the other route back was nicer. Instead we went to faragas Fortress, which was nice! Definitely recommend.
Written September 6, 2019
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Thank you for your review, Dyantha! Sorry for Poienari Fortress, but it is not up to us! The other people in our small group tour rated us with 5 stars, anyhow!
Written September 16, 2019
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Sinae
Cairo Governorate, Egypt1 contribution
Friends
Actually, I didn’t have much information about this transfagarasan road trip, i just reserved this tour with being attracted by only one photo. But it was much more than I expected. All the way of driving from Brasov to Transfagarash was so beautiful with all pastoral views and the view at the top of transfagarasan was absolutely stunning with snow and glacier lake. I think this is must-visit place. Highly recommending!!!!
This was our second trip ( first one was castle tour) with Charlie, superb tour guide. All the time being for the tour, he was so attentive, friendly, and professional.
He was sharing a lot of stories about Romania and tried to give us more understanding about Romania, which made our trip more abundant and pleasant.
I liked his way of dealing guests, not just treating as customers, but being friends.
I will definitely recommend Active tour program to my friends whoever will visit Transylvania.
Written July 26, 2019
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Sinae you are right: it is one of the best day tour! Thank you for booking with us and thank you for your detailed review!
Written July 28, 2019
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S R
1 contribution
Friends
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 way to make sure we had an unforgettable experience.
Written August 24, 2018
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Thank you for your review! Even it is high season and crowded we managed to do the tour in good conditions!
Written August 27, 2018
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Elena S
5 contributions
Solo
The best guided tour of my life!
Mihai was very informative, kind, effective and flexible. If you want to discover the region of Transylvania and Wallachia, you cannot miss this tour.
Written September 5, 2022
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MarianTirla
We thank you a lot for booking with us and amazing experience - Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov, Elena! We appreciate your review!
Written September 6, 2022
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Jiri
1 contribution
Solo
It was very intresting trip with nice guide Tiberiu. Everything was fine. We had very good timming. I would recomended.
Written August 28, 2022
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MarianTirla
Thank you a lot for booking with us and reviewing our Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov, Jiri!
Written August 29, 2022
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Lotem Rosental
4 contributions
Solo
It was a perfect day even though the weather was not perfect, the road was not opened yet, so we took the cable car. the view up is wonderful, but we had a lot of foggy clouds

When we go down, I really wanted to go to the waterfall, and luckily for me- Dan -my awesome guide -agreed! (It’s a bit challenging, and took us about 1.5 h +-)

We finished the day at very good and tasty traditional restaurant, with fish pools that you can fish (and eat after that) and hydrotherapy pool for the foot

Dan is a great guide (and very good opera singer.. you definitely should ask him to sing), all this experience is super recommended
Written June 3, 2022
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MarianTirla
We really appreciate your review for our Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov, Lotem! Indeed, Dan is a great guide!
Written June 4, 2022
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