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Sightseeing, Adventure & Fun
Day Trip to Bran Castle

From 10 € / person 

Day Trip to Real Dracula's Castle

From 40 € / person 

Wild Bear Watching

From 40 € / person 

Horse Riding

From 50 € / person 

Paragliding

From 60 € / person 

Day Trip to Gypsy Village

From 30 € / person

Day Trip to Bran, Rasnov & Poiana Brasov

From 15 € / person 

4 Castle Tour

From 30 € / person 

Day Trip to Sighisoara & Viscri

From 35 € / person 

Day Trip to Sambata de Sus & Fagaras

From 35 € / person 

Day Trip to Sibiu & Sighisoara

From 55 € / person 

Harman & Prejmer Saxon Fortified Curch

From 10 € / person 

Day Trip to Peles Palace & Dracula's Tomb - Bucharest

From 50 € / person 

Day Tour to Saxon Villages in Romania

From 40 € / person 

Day Tour to Corvin Castle, Furnaces and Zarmisegetuza Regia

From 70 € / person 

4 Days Tour in Bucovina

From 200 € / person 

Transfagarasan Day Tour

Transfăgărășan:

The Transfăgărășan national road has a total length of 151 km, from which 91 km is part of a mountainous road with incredible and terrifying hairpin turns that crosses the Făgăraș mountain, from the Argeș county, in the southern part of the country, towards Sibiu county, in the north. It is a strategic road, of civil and military importance, and its construction lasted only 4 years, from 1970 to 1974, being considered a masterpiece for its time, that connects Muntenia to Transilvania, two major historical areas of Romania. The maximum altitude of the road is 2042 meters. The road is depicted by numerous hairpin turns, viaducts and tunnels. The longest tunnel, Capra-Bâlea, measures 887 meters and its located in the area of the Bâlea glacial lake. The story of the road’s construction has been enriched by many legends. It is said that during the 4 years that the construction lasted there had died hundreds of soldiers and engineers, fact that has been brutally covered up by the communist authorities, declaring „officially” the death of only 44 soldiers. In the honor of those sacrificed, there has been build a memorial monument. The Transfăgărășan road has been built through the order of the last communist president, Nicolae Ceaușescu, that, fearing of a possible invasion of the soviet army, claimed the construction of the road as an alternative of retreat for the Romanian army. Through its 91 km of mountainous road the Transfăgărășan astonishes all of its visitors. The incomparable spectacular scenery is matched by its wildness and dangerousness. This road is considered the most beautiful European mountainous road and its included in the top 10 most dangerous and picturesque mountainous roads in the world. Crossing unique landscapes, distinguished mountains, glacial lakes, artificial lakes, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, dams, the Transfăgărășan road is a masterpiece of human engineering, a live testimony of the human power to control nature.

Rucăr-Bâlea Waterfall:

Also known under the name of Cascada Urlătoarea Bâlea, the Howling Bâlea waterfall, it is situated at the altitude of 1200 meters and it is considered the longest cascade type waterfall from Romania, being part of the inferior level of the glacial circuit Bâlea. Bâlea waterfall is located in a spectacular area of Transfăgărășan road at a distance of 50-60 minutes from the Bâlea waterfall cabin, where tourists can also embark on the Bâlea cable car that leads towards the Bâlea lake cabin and the “ice hotel”, during winter time, when the Transfăgărășan mountainous road is inaccessible by car.

Bâlea Lake:

Bâlea lake is the place where the Transfăgărășan road reaches its highest point, of 2042 meters, and where it’s crossed by the longest tunnel, of 887 meters. The depth of the glacial lake Bâlea is of 11 meters with a surface of a total width of 360 meters. During winter, the ice on the lake, having a thickness of 2 meters, is partially cut in the shape of square blocks that are used during the building of the famous ice hotel, that is always built after a different and intriguing arhitectural design that attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all around the world. Around the lake are placed cabins, the oldest dating back to 1901, where tourists can sleep, eat and can serve as a starting point for the mountain getaway enthusiasts. Bâlea lake has a special configuration, being located in an area distinguished by impressive and extensive surroundings. The locals entice the visitors with their traditional dishes, difficult to refuse. Also, due to the favorable ascending air currents, the area is considered an excellent take-off point for paragliding practitioners.

Capra, or "The Goat Waterfall":

Another spectacular waterfall, located on the Transfăgărășan trail, is Capra waterfall. It is located in the southern part of Făgăraș mountain, coming from Argeș county, at an altitude of 1690 meters and a water fall of over 40 meters. Because of the high flow rate of the water, this waterfall almost never freezes. Situated only 5 km away from the Capra tunnel, the waterfall is easily accesible for visiting or for the photography enthusiasts. The area is well-known for the richness in wild fauna, serving as a living space for wolves and bears. Sometimes on the mountains there can be seen flocks of sheep, herds of horses or donkeys, and also herds of goats led by their sheperd alongside their dogs, that frequently spend as much as 3 months on this mountains’ peaks.

The Vidraru Dam:

In 1960, when the construction of the dam began, Romania’s communist power had the intention of impressing Europe. The construction of the dam lasted for 5 years and in 1966 it was unveiled. At that time the Vidraru dam was considered the fourth in matters of size and amplitude from Europe. In its highest point the dam measures 166 meters and it is still considered one of the biggest achievements of the communist period. The dam is a tourist attraction, but also one of the favorite places of bungee-jumping enthusiasts. Vidraru lake, as a result of the dam’s construction, hides under its waters the sacrificed villages at the expense of the evolutionary progress. The lake has a length of 10,3 km, 893 acres, with a maximum depth of 155 meters and a width of 2,2 km. On the lake are organized ferry or boat rides. The lake is surrounded by numerous pensions and hotels, which offer a place to sleep or feast from the naturally grown trout in the waters of the storage lake Vidraru. On the road towards Brașov we will cross one last exceptional passage, incredible through its beauty, the millennial passage Rucăr-Bran, a route that was used in the multiple intrusions of our country’s invaders (Romans, Mongols, Hungarians, the Poles, Austrians, Turkish, Tatars, Francs, Russians, Germans, etc.) , also used as a place for pilgrimage or the practice of trade from the medieval period. This is also the place where in 1462 Vlad Țepeș (known under the name of Dracula) was arrested by Matei Corvin, to be later (as recounted by the legends) imprisoned at Bran castle.

Along the Transfăgărășan road there are several other tourist attractions that, optionally, can also be visited, of course for an extra price. Among these we can identify The Real Dracula’s Castle Poienari, where there are 1488 steps to climb, the Royal Monastery from Curtea de Argeș, with the vault where all the kings from Romania’s Royal family (Hohenzollern) are buried, or the Bran Castle, that became famous through the Dracula movie directed by Francis Ford Copolla, the second most attractive destination in Romanian tourism.

Tour Details

Prices
  • 1, 2  persons – 160 euros
  • 3 -6 persons – 60 euros / person
  • +6 persons – 55 euros / person
Included
  • Transport by modern private car/minivan
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included
  • Lunch and Entrance fees at Museums

Similar tours: Full Dracula’s Day Trip

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Feel free to reach us at the contact information shown below or click on the button to go straight to our Contact Page.
Address

Brasov, Romania

Phone

+40 740 049 043

Email

info@brasovdaytrips.com

Transfagarasan Day Tour

Transfăgărășan:

The Transfăgărășan national road has a total length of 151 km, from which 91 km is part of a mountainous road with incredible and terrifying hairpin turns that crosses the Făgăraș mountain, from the Argeș county, in the southern part of the country, towards Sibiu county, in the north. It is a strategic road, of civil and military importance, and its construction lasted only 4 years, from 1970 to 1974, being considered a masterpiece for its time, that connects Muntenia to Transilvania, two major historical areas of Romania. The maximum altitude of the road is 2042 meters. The road is depicted by numerous hairpin turns, viaducts and tunnels. The longest tunnel, Capra-Bâlea, measures 887 meters and its located in the area of the Bâlea glacial lake. The story of the road’s construction has been enriched by many legends. It is said that during the 4 years that the construction lasted there had died hundreds of soldiers and engineers, fact that has been brutally covered up by the communist authorities, declaring „officially” the death of only 44 soldiers. In the honor of those sacrificed, there has been build a memorial monument. The Transfăgărășan road has been built through the order of the last communist president, Nicolae Ceaușescu, that, fearing of a possible invasion of the soviet army, claimed the construction of the road as an alternative of retreat for the Romanian army. Through its 91 km of mountainous road the Transfăgărășan astonishes all of its visitors. The incomparable spectacular scenery is matched by its wildness and dangerousness. This road is considered the most beautiful European mountainous road and its included in the top 10 most dangerous and picturesque mountainous roads in the world. Crossing unique landscapes, distinguished mountains, glacial lakes, artificial lakes, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, dams, the Transfăgărășan road is a masterpiece of human engineering, a live testimony of the human power to control nature.

Rucăr-Bâlea Waterfall:

Also known under the name of Cascada Urlătoarea Bâlea, the Howling Bâlea waterfall, it is situated at the altitude of 1200 meters and it is considered the longest cascade type waterfall from Romania, being part of the inferior level of the glacial circuit Bâlea. Bâlea waterfall is located in a spectacular area of Transfăgărășan road at a distance of 50-60 minutes from the Bâlea waterfall cabin, where tourists can also embark on the Bâlea cable car that leads towards the Bâlea lake cabin and the “ice hotel”, during winter time, when the Transfăgărășan mountainous road is inaccessible by car.

Bâlea Lake:

Bâlea lake is the place where the Transfăgărășan road reaches its highest point, of 2042 meters, and where it’s crossed by the longest tunnel, of 887 meters. The depth of the glacial lake Bâlea is of 11 meters with a surface of a total width of 360 meters. During winter, the ice on the lake, having a thickness of 2 meters, is partially cut in the shape of square blocks that are used during the building of the famous ice hotel, that is always built after a different and intriguing arhitectural design that attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all around the world. Around the lake are placed cabins, the oldest dating back to 1901, where tourists can sleep, eat and can serve as a starting point for the mountain getaway enthusiasts. Bâlea lake has a special configuration, being located in an area distinguished by impressive and extensive surroundings. The locals entice the visitors with their traditional dishes, difficult to refuse. Also, due to the favorable ascending air currents, the area is considered an excellent take-off point for paragliding practitioners.

Capra, or "The Goat Waterfall":

Another spectacular waterfall, located on the Transfăgărășan trail, is Capra waterfall. It is located in the southern part of Făgăraș mountain, coming from Argeș county, at an altitude of 1690 meters and a water fall of over 40 meters. Because of the high flow rate of the water, this waterfall almost never freezes. Situated only 5 km away from the Capra tunnel, the waterfall is easily accesible for visiting or for the photography enthusiasts. The area is well-known for the richness in wild fauna, serving as a living space for wolves and bears. Sometimes on the mountains there can be seen flocks of sheep, herds of horses or donkeys, and also herds of goats led by their sheperd alongside their dogs, that frequently spend as much as 3 months on this mountains’ peaks.

The Vidraru Dam:

In 1960, when the construction of the dam began, Romania’s communist power had the intention of impressing Europe. The construction of the dam lasted for 5 years and in 1966 it was unveiled. At that time the Vidraru dam was considered the fourth in matters of size and amplitude from Europe. In its highest point the dam measures 166 meters and it is still considered one of the biggest achievements of the communist period. The dam is a tourist attraction, but also one of the favorite places of bungee-jumping enthusiasts. Vidraru lake, as a result of the dam’s construction, hides under its waters the sacrificed villages at the expense of the evolutionary progress. The lake has a length of 10,3 km, 893 acres, with a maximum depth of 155 meters and a width of 2,2 km. On the lake are organized ferry or boat rides. The lake is surrounded by numerous pensions and hotels, which offer a place to sleep or feast from the naturally grown trout in the waters of the storage lake Vidraru. On the road towards Brașov we will cross one last exceptional passage, incredible through its beauty, the millennial passage Rucăr-Bran, a route that was used in the multiple intrusions of our country’s invaders (Romans, Mongols, Hungarians, the Poles, Austrians, Turkish, Tatars, Francs, Russians, Germans, etc.) , also used as a place for pilgrimage or the practice of trade from the medieval period. This is also the place where in 1462 Vlad Țepeș (known under the name of Dracula) was arrested by Matei Corvin, to be later (as recounted by the legends) imprisoned at Bran castle.

Along the Transfăgărășan road there are several other tourist attractions that, optionally, can also be visited, of course for an extra price. Among these we can identify The Real Dracula’s Castle Poienari, where there are 1488 steps to climb, the Royal Monastery from Curtea de Argeș, with the vault where all the kings from Romania’s Royal family (Hohenzollern) are buried, or the Bran Castle, that became famous through the Dracula movie directed by Francis Ford Copolla, the second most attractive destination in Romanian tourism.

Tour Details

Prices

  • 1, 2  persons – 160 euros
  • 3 -6 persons – 60 euros / person
  • +6 persons – 55 euros / person

Included

  • Transport by modern private car/minivan
  • English speaking tour guide

Not included

  • Lunch and Entrance fees at Museums

Similar tours: Full Dracula’s Day Trip

Day Trip to Bran Castle

From 10 € / person 

Day Trip to Real Dracula's Castle

From 40 € / person 

Wild Bear Watching

From 15 € / person 

Horse Riding

From 50 € / person 

Paragliding

From 60 € / person 

Day Trip to Gypsy Village

From 30 € / person

Day Trip to Bran, Rasnov & Poiana Brasov

From 15 € / person 

4 Castle Tour

From 30 € / person 

Day Trip to Sighisoara & Viscri

From 35 € / person 

Day Trip to Sambata de Sus & Fagaras

From 35 € / person 

Day Trip to Sibiu & Sighisoara

From 55 € / person 

Harman & Prejmer Saxon Fortified Curch

From 10 € / person 

Day Trip to Peles Palace & Dracula's Tomb - Bucharest

From 50 € / person 

Day Tour to Saxon Villages in Romania

From 40 € / person 

Day Tour to Corvin Castle, Furnaces and Zarmisegetuza Regia

From 70 € / person 

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Feel free to reach us at the contact information shown below or click on the button to go straight to our Contact Page.

Address

Brasov, Romania

Phone

+40 740 049 043

Email

info@brasovdaytrips.com

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