Join this 2-day Transfagarasan & Medieval City of Sibiu tour from Bucharest for a chance to visit Romania's two most popular tourist attractions: the Medieval city of Sibiu, considered the most beautiful city in Romania, and the Transfagarasan high altitude road appreciated by Top Gear as being the "most beautiful high altitude road in the world" (only open July through October).

Cross the Carpathian Mountains and reach the legendary land of Transylvania, and then travel above the clouds and admire impressive waterfalls, glacial lakes and the lofty peaks of the mountains.

The tour price includes one night accommodation - in a double room with breakfast included - in a 3-star hotel in Sibiu.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$280.75
Child Rate
(Ages 7-11):
$246.80

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Tour / Activity Details

2 days
8:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Single travelers must pay an additional 30 Euros to the guide on the first day of the tour to cover the additional cost of a single room.  Minimum age is 7.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Single Travelers - Please Note

If you are a single traveler, you may order this tour - but you will be required to pay an additional 30 Euros to the guide on the first day of the tour to cover the additional cost for a single room.

 

More Important Notes

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • in case of unfavorable weather conditions (heavy snow) the Transfagarasan Road can be closed. The tour operator nor its sales agents are responsible if at the moment of your arrival the Transfagarasan Road is closed.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transport by private car or minibus with Bucharest hotel pick up
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • One night accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Sibiu

 

Not Included

  • Meals other than breakfast on the second day
  • Entrance fees

 

Itinerary

DAY 1:  BUCHAREST - CURTEA DE ARGES - VIDRARU DAM - TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD - SIBIU (430 km)

The tour will start with pick-up at your hotel in Bucharest.

After about 2 hours of driving, the tour will arrive at Curtea de Arges Monastery - an important pilgrimage place from the Southern part of Romania, located at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. During the visit, you will learn about the amazing legend associated with the building of this monastery. After the visit there will be a stop for lunch at a Romanian restaurant, to get the first taste of traditional local foods (price of lunch not included in tour price).

Then the tour takes its first venture onto the Transfagarasan Road with a quick stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive creation of engineering, being the first arch dam in Romania, built in the communist period. Nowadays, it is a favorite place for people passionate about extreme sports.

Driving along the Arges River, you will leave behind the region of Wallachia and head into Transylvania. On the way to the next stop - Balea Glacier Lake - you will see gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery, and you will cross the longest tunnel in Romania. Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of the Fagaras Mountains, Balea Lake will be the perfect place for some beautiful photos.

Continuing the journey through the Northern part of the Transfagarasan Road, your guide will tell you more about its construction and how the road got to be considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world (British "Top Gear" in 2013).

By the end of the first day, you reach the city of Sibiu – one of the seven German medieval citadels in Transylvania - where you will check into your accommodation (included in tour price).

DAY 2:  SIBIU - KOZIA MONASTERY - BUCHAREST (280 km)

In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Sibiu (included in tour price).

After breakfast, the tour guide will lead you on a short walking tour in the old city center of Sibiu, where you will see the Large Square, the Small Square, Huet Square, the Council Tower, Brukenthal Palace, the Liars Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Evangelical Cathedral and you will hear more exciting stories about the town that in 2007 was declared the "European Capital of Culture."

On the way back to Bucharest there will also be a stop at Cozia Monastery, a valuable monument of Romania's architecture and culture, erected between 1386-1388 by the ruler Mircea the Elder.

In the evening, arrive at your hotel in Bucharest and this will conclude the Transfagarasan & Medieval City of Sibiu Tour.

 

Additional Benefits Available

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru' cu bere, Hanu' lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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