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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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Tour snapshot
Stray from the beaten path on a day trip from Brasov
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
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.   
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
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.   
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9143P9
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
  • Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 28, 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.
Additional information
  • 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 payed as solo traveler, after the tour.
  • Please note - Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs
  • Small group tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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!
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
  • Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 28, 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.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 payed as solo traveler, after the tour.
  • Please note - Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs
  • Small group tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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!
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Sfatului
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Transfagarasan Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Balea Waterfall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Le Lac Balea
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Fagaras Mountains
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Vidraru Dam
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Poienari Castle
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ionut G
Constanta, Romania1 contribution
I had an amazing time, the guide Charlie is a very pleasant and informative guide.We stopped often for photos along this beautiful road.I highly recommend this tour
Written 17 September 2020
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Thank you so much for booking with us, Ionut! We really appreciate your review!
Written 17 September 2020
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Piotr
9 contributions
Jul. 2020
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 31 July 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 2 August 2020
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Marie B
1 contribution
Aug. 2019
Great trip, beautiful scenery! Our guide Tudor was very nice and informative. Had a lovely day.

Marie
Written 26 December 2019
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Thank your for your review, Vanessa! The Small-Group Day tour Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress is one of a kind, especially when you have with you a great guide, as Tudor!
Written 29 December 2019
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DFW
Palm Harbor, FL37 contributions
Sep. 2019
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 14 November 2019
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Thank you for your review, Danna! The day trip to Transfagarasan road it is amazing!
Written 18 November 2019
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Julie
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
This is a great trip. Our guide Charlie was fantastic, well-informed and pleasant, and a good driver. We stopped as often as we wanted for photos. The scenery was fantastic. We thought it was a great day.
Written 22 October 2019
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Thank you for your review, Julie!
Written 22 October 2019
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Una
Zhongshan District, Taipei6 contributions
I travel to Romania with a book called "In Europe's Shadow" in addition to beautiful scenery and delicious food, I hope to know more about this special country. I booked a private day trip for Transfagarasan road. It turns out that I made the best choice. My guide Tudor is professional and very friendly, he explained many historical, cultural and geographic knowledge, unlike some guides they only show you where is the beauty view, or how to take beautiful photos that you can post on instagram. Recommended for people who like an in depth tour.

Transfagarasan road 風景真的很棒,但是如果你沒有開車很難深入探索,這個行程適合像我一樣利用火車和巴士在羅馬尼亞旅行的人,除此之外還有很多Transylvania行程可以選擇。
Written 18 October 2019
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Dear Una, the private and small group tours are the best! We are so happy we exceed your expectations! Thank you for booking with us!
Written 20 October 2019
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Justin G
Calgary, Canada45 contributions
We took the tour which had some minor changes. Poenari is closed due to bear activity so they altered the tour to show Fargaras fortress and a tour of a village. This was excellent. Mihai was our guide and he was so friendly and knowledgeable. The Transfagarasan was beyond words. So amazing. It was breathtaking.
Written 5 October 2019
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Indeed, the Transfagarasan road, 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" is amazing! Thank you for your review!
Written 6 October 2019
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nomads_trail_marita
Reading, UK8 contributions
Aug. 2019
My and my travel buddy decided to have two tours with Active Travel, one to Transfagarasan Road, Balea Lake and Poienari Fortress, and second one to romanian mountain villages in Bran area. Both of them were absolutely amazing. Both travel guides, Zsolt and Karol deserve to be awarded for their professionalism, good preparation, knowledge about the visited places, knowledge about Romania's history, as well as for excellent English, contact, and sense of humour. Travelling with their company was a pleasure for us. We highly recommend Active Travel, Zsolt and Karol! Marita and Greg
Written 26 September 2019
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Dear Marita and Greg, thank you so much for booking with us 2 wonderful day trips!
Written 27 September 2019
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Dy B
4 contributions
Aug. 2019 • 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 6 September 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 16 September 2019
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Thomas L
South Bend, IN2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We had a great road trip with Alex and Tudor. They are great drivers and a wealth of knowledge. I would do it again!
Written 6 August 2019
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Thank you for your review, Thomas!
Written 9 August 2019
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