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Bâlea Lake (Lacul Bâlea)is a glacial lake in Romania’s Fagaras Mountains. Sitting at more than 2,000 meters high, it is one of the most popular lakes in Romania. Most visitors are drawn to the lake for the landscape and superb views on the drive there; the water is typically too cold for swimming. Two chalets are open near the lake all year round, but it is most easily accessed in the summer months. In the winter, visitors must ride the cable car from the chalet near the Balea waterfall to get there. In 2006, the first ice hotel in eastern Europe was built nearby using blocks of ice pulled from the frozen lake.

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Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake E-Bike Tour

Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake E-Bike Tour

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Do something different in Transylvania on an e-bike tour of the Transfagarasan Highway from Brasov. The bike's battery power helps you scale this winding alpine road that dates back to the Communist era and offers spectacular views of the Carpathains. It can be challenging to navigate, but a guide helps you safely ascend to beautiful Balea Lake and Waterfall at the top.
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  • 6 hours
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$113.62
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$113.62

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

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

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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 7 people.  Please note: The Transfagarasan Road is partially closed. Reopening late June 2018. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.19
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$79.19

Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

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Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Romania, this full-day tour of the Transfagarasan Highway allows you to tick off ten Transylvania highlights in only one day. Departing from Brasov, you’ll visit natural wonders, including the Bâlea Waterfall, and Vidraru Dam, and explore cultural landmarks such as Dragoslavele Mausoleum, Curtea de Argeș Monastery, and Poienari Castle. Admire the ethereal beauty of the Transfagarasan Highway, hailed as one of the world’s most picturesque roads, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.41
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$96.41
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Private Transfagarasan Road Scenic Tour from Bucharest

Private Transfagarasan Road Scenic Tour from Bucharest

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the capital and discover one of the world’s most scenic drives on a private day tour of the Transfagarasan road from Dubrovnik, stopping off along the way to explore Curtea de Argeș Monastery, Poenari Castle, Vidraru Dam, and a chalet on Bâlea Lake. Relax with round-trip transfer from your Bucharest hotel, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.53
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$199.53
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Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

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Play king of the road on this private full-day tour along the Transfagarasan Highway, starting in Sibiu. Meet your professional driver and guide in Sibiu, then strap into your personal car and kick back for the ride of a lifetime, on one of Romania’s most iconic roads. Watch the dramatic Carpathian Mountains roll by beyond the window as you listen to your choice of music. Just be sure to make a few pitstops along the way, at some of Romania’s friendly towns.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$114.77
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$114.77
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Day Tour to Brasov and Bran

Day Tour to Brasov and Bran

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Transylvania is famous for its Gothic landmarks, but appreciating their historical significance on a self led tour can be difficult. Discover the medieval past of Bran Castle and learn more about its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula on a tour from Sibiu, then explore the historic city of Brașov and its Gothic architecture, with insights provided by your guide. Relax after a day’s sightseeing with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.08
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$86.08

Medieval Sibiu Private Tour: Old Town Exploration Game

Medieval Sibiu Private Tour: Old Town Exploration Game

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Opt for a self-guided tour that brings the medieval history of Sibiu to life with an immersive app that reveals the Old Town via a series of clues and riddles. Ideal for families and those that prefer to travel independently, this game allows you to explore at your own pace while also orienting yourself in the capital of Transylvania.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.73
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$5.73
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Private Tour: Bran Castle, Brasov and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu

Private Tour: Bran Castle, Brasov and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu

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Delve into the ancient history of Transylvania during a private tour of Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and Rasnov Fortress from Sibiu. An ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this private tour ensures you receive the undivided attention of your guide and comes with the flexibility to tweak your itinerary to include additional stops. Plus, letting someone else drive gives you more time to enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$109.03
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$109.03
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Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

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The most beautiful mountain road in Romania, just one hour drive from Sibiu. Multiple stops for admiring and capture in photos the breathtaking mountain scenery. A comprehensive set of information from a licensed tour guide. Modern, air-conditioned minivan. Tricks to avoid heavy traffic.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$103.29
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$103.29
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Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

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Explore the Romanian countryside without planning a thing on this multi-day private tour where you're whisked to castles, citadels, and fortress ruins as you uncover tales of Dracula. Start your 6-day adventure from Bucharest, and enjoy several days of exploring with your guide. Visit Dracula's birthplace and an ancient monastery, see medieval towns, and enjoy great inclusions like nightly hotel stays, daily breakfasts, and a multi-course dinner in Sibiel.
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  • 6 days
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$759.26
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$759.26
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Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

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We are proud to take you on a private tour of the most famous landmarks located in the Arges and Sibiu county and experience the Transfagarasan highway, named by Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson "the most spectacular mountain road". You will be able to take unique pictures and learn very interesting facts on the places you will visit. Please feel free to ask questions on this tour, we will be more than happy to provide additional information!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.04
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$153.04
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Transfagarasan Higway Private Tour from Brasov

Transfagarasan Higway Private Tour from Brasov

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Come and experience a trip on the most beautiful highway in Europe! Although the highway itself is considered to be the main attraction, there are many more pit stops on the way. For example, at 2034 meters, we arrive at Balea Lake, having previously admired the Balea Waterfall. The place is filled with merchants selling foods, drinks and souvenirs. The landscape is absolutely amazing. It really feels like heaven! Then, if you're curious to discover more and time allows us, there is an optional free of charge trip available to either the watermill in Lisa, a small village, to experience the traditional way of felting. Or, we can take a delightful lunch (meal not included) at the restaurant in Albota. Perhaps you'd prefer a cultural experience, and we can visit the Cistercian Abbey of Carta. It's really up to you to decide. Still wondering if this trip is suitable for you? You can take your whole family, or you can bring your friends. It's up to you!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.29
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$103.29
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2 Day Private Tour Transfagarasan Highway and Hiking in Fagaras Mountains

2 Day Private Tour Transfagarasan Highway and Hiking in Fagaras Mountains

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Join us to a 2 day adventure private tour in Transylvanian Alps - Fagaras Mountains! We pick you up from your location in Brasov at 8:30 to start an authentic 2 day adventure program in Transylvanian Alps, driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"! Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 - October 31! Poienari Fortress is closed Monday and Tuesday from 1st of October until further notice. Poienari Fortress is closed, for the moment, because of the bears encounters in the area! Instead of this we can visit The Cistercian Abbey of Carta, Sambata de Sus Monastery and/or Fagaras Fortress!
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  • 2 days
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$343.17
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$343.17

4 Days Tour in Transylvania, Hotels and tickets included

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4 Days Tour in Transylvania, Hotels and tickets included

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This is an 4 days tour in Transylvania. We start or tour from any address 100 km around Bucharest, here we also include the ports of Dunade: Giurgiu, Fetești, Turnu Măgurele, Oltenița and Călărași. The program is flexible and we can costume the tour. DAY 1 - Peleș Royal Castle - Dracula's Castle in Bran - The medieval City of Brașo Hotel în Brașov . DAY 2 - Rupea Fortress - Viscri the village of Prince Charles - Sighișoara medieval Unesco city Hotel în Sighișoara . DAY 3 - Biertan and Mălâncrav Fortified Churchs - Sibiu the former capital of Transylvania Hotel în Sibiu . DAY 4 - Transfăgărășan highway - Bâlea Lake - Vidraru Dam - The real castle of Vlad the Impaler - Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$583.04
$687.48
$104.44 savings
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$687.48
$104.44 savings
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Transfagarasan Road Trip - 1 Day Private Tour from Bucharest

Transfagarasan Road Trip - 1 Day Private Tour from Bucharest

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Embark on what is arguably one of the world's best road trips—along the Transfagarasan Road from Bucharest—with a guide behind the wheel, which allows you to focus on the scenery. With a private guide and vehicle, you can dictate where you stop and how long you stay for views and photo ops. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests and give your group plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
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$183.93
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$183.93
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Transfagarasan Highway and Bran Castle Day Trip From Brasov

Transfagarasan Highway and Bran Castle Day Trip From Brasov

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This tour combines sightseeing with history and culture. If your time in Brasov is limited you can tick two very important boxes of Transylvania by visiting the Bran (Dracula) Castle and the Transfagarasan highway in the same day. While you can visit Bran 365 days per year, the mountain road is only open a few months during the summer and autumn. During the Transfagarasan day trip we drive close to the altitude of 2050 meters above sea level. On the road we stop at the Balea Waterfall. Here we check out the souvenir shops and taste some of the local snacks. At the Balea Lake we can have a proper lunch, after we hike around the lake. More souvenirs are available here too. Other short stops for spectacular roadside landscapes are also included. The Bran Castle tour is done either at the start or at the end of the day, depending on the day of the week.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.61
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$123.61
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Day Trip to Transfagarasan Road and Dracula's Fortress Poienari from Bucharest

Day Trip to Transfagarasan Road and Dracula's Fortress Poienari from Bucharest

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Get in touch with your wild side on this guided day trip to the Fagaras Mountains and Transfagarasan Road. Your adventure begins with a visit to the moat-enclosed Fagaras Fortress, a former prison. Follow the Transfagarasan Road to the well-preserved Cartisoara Village. You’ll then see the highest mountains in Romania, the Fagaras range, followed by Balea Valley and Balea Lake. You won’t want to miss a drive through Romania’s longest tunnel and the stunning Poienari Castle.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.72
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$117.72

Transfagarasan Highway - World's Best Road - Private Trip from Bucharest

Transfagarasan Highway - World's Best Road - Private Trip from Bucharest

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Enjoy a Day Trip along one of the most spectacular roads in the world. It runs trough the Fagaras mountains ,a part of the Transylvanian Alps. In September 2009 the British television show Top Gear was filming along the road. Host Jeremy Clarkson claimed the Transfagarasan as the best road in the world. Also take a step into medieval Romania history and legend at Curtea de Arges Monastery, to find out  the legend of master Manole. After that you will admire Vidrau Dam and breath some mountain fresh air going further on the most amazing road. Stops will be made on the way for taking photos,for breath fresh mountain air,and admire the beauty of the mountains.Take this journey with us to see magnificent landscapes, take beautiful memories and feeling relax!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.42
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$166.42
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Transfagarasan Highway ,Balea Lake and Brancoveanu Monastery - Tour from Brasov

Transfagarasan Highway ,Balea Lake and Brancoveanu Monastery - Tour from Brasov

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You will be taken from your hotel in Basov by a professional guide and you will go to the most spectacular road in Europe - Transfagarasan. We will stop first and visit the Brancoveanu Monastery, an ancient Orthodox monastery built at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Transfagarasan Highway is the most spectacular and beautiful mountain road in Europe, enough to feature on the UK motor show Top Gear, Transfagarasan Highway might just be “the best road in the world” as Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson claimed. It's a road going up in the mountains and unites Transylvania with Valachia. Great scenes, noisy waterfalls, Glaciar Balea lake, will make you feel great up there and forget about the stress of the city
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.76
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$114.76
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TRANSFAGARASAN, the mountain road to the heart of TRANSYLVANIA

TRANSFAGARASAN, the mountain road to the heart of TRANSYLVANIA

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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.
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  • 4 days
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$883.74
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$883.74
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Dracula and Transylvania Experience

Dracula and Transylvania Experience

Let us transport you deep into the stony heart of the Transylvanian countryside to a remote corner of the Carpathian Mountains. Receive a cold welcome to the legendary Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, and real life setting of Bram Stoker’s sinister novel where you’ll unravel the secrets of the castle. You’ll also have the opportunity to climb up to the crumbling ruins of Rasnov Fortress and admire some truly spectacular views of the bleak Transylvanian landscape. Discover Transylvania’s medieval towns of Brasov and Sighisoara, where Vlad Tepes was born, and even cross the water over to Snagov Monastery where Vlad the Impaler’s headless body was discovered by monks on the island.
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  • 3 days
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$438.10
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$438.10
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Expedition in Fagaras Mountains from Brasov (Private Tour!)

Expedition in Fagaras Mountains from Brasov (Private Tour!)

Book with us a once in a lifetime experience! A hiking trip along the crest of the Fagaras Mountains is indeed beautiful, but difficult and challenging! Did you know? It is said that the name "Fagaras" is coming from the word "fagar", an old word which represents a large old beech forest. In ancient times, the bottom part of the Fagaras Mounatins were covered with Oak forest. Now remains "Dumbrava Vadului", where, among the oak trees, we have daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), locally known as coprine. In Fagaras Mountains there is "Mioarelor" galcial lake (2282 m), the highest glacial lake in the Carpathian mountains. In Fagaras Mountains there are 8 of the 14 peaks of the Carpathian mountains that reach the altitude of 2500 m: Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Coltul Vistei Mari (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Cornu Caltunului (2510 m), Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), Hartopu (2506 m) and Dara (2500 m). Here there are over 42 peaks with altitude between 2400 and 2500 m.
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  • 6 days
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$917.02
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PRIVATE 2-Days Road Trip to Transfagarasan & Transalpina + Sibiu Walking Tour

PRIVATE 2-Days Road Trip to Transfagarasan & Transalpina + Sibiu Walking Tour

Discover the most scenic two roads in Romania (Transfagarasan & Transalpina) and explore the medieval town of Sibiu in this 2-Days Guided Tour! We have included 2 Scenic Roads + 2 Castles + 2 Lakes + 2 Monasteries + Walking Tour in the Old Town of Sibiu + Horezu Pottery. Everything is packed with 1-night at a 3-4-star hotel in Sibiu. You will have a double or twin room with breakfast included. Everything specially arranged for a private tour, so that you could make the most of your trip. Unlike other agencies, we value our guests and we provide exceptional services every time. You will travel with a professional driver and a licensed tour guide. We pick you up from your closest convenience and we bring you back in the same place. You will travel with a high-comfort air-conditioned luxury car (years 2018-2020). This is a private tour of maximum 2 passengers.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.90
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$550.90

Golden Circle of Transylvania

Golden Circle of Transylvania

Golden Circle of Transylvania combines nature with culture and connects the most important attractions of Transylvania. You can expect to do a 9km long hike as well as you can expect a relaxing afternoon in a medieval city, a visit to the bear sanctuary or a visit to our friend Dracula. We have linked all these activities for you in order to understand what Transylvania means. This tour was built with the intention of making it the best you can choose. Tour has them all.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$953.49
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) costs USD 5.73. Guided Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) tours start around USD 5.73 per person.
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