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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 26/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Muzeul Județean de Istorie
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Transfagarasan Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Balea Waterfall
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Le Lac Balea
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 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 end at
    Muzeul Județean de Istorie
    Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
  • Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable
  • 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/
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ionut G wrote a review Sep. 2020
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
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for booking with us, Ionut! We really appreciate your review!
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Piotr wrote a review Jul. 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Responded 1 Aug. 2020
We thank you for booking with us an amazing day trip on Transfagarasan road! Thank you for your review, also, Dominika and Piotr.
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Marie B wrote a review Dec. 2019
1 contribution
Great trip, beautiful scenery! Our guide Tudor was very nice and informative. Had a lovely day. Marie
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Responded 29 Dec. 2019
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!
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DFW wrote a review Nov. 2019
Palm Harbor, Florida32 contributions6 helpful votes
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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,
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Responded 17 Nov. 2019
Thank you for your review, Danna! The day trip to Transfagarasan road it is amazing!
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Julie wrote a review Oct. 2019
1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Responded 22 Oct. 2019
Thank you for your review, Julie!
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Unique experience
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Serious company
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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