Transfagarasan Road Trip



  • Duration: 12 hours approx.
  • Operating days: Tuesday to Sunday
  • Departure time: flexible - minimum 4 persons


  • Curtea de Arges Monastery - 14th century Orthodox Monastery and the tombs of the Royal families
  • Poenari Fortress - built by Vlad the Impaler also known as Count Dracula
  • Vidraru Dam - home of our very own ,,Transformer’’
  • Transfagarasan Road - the most spectacular road in Romania
  • Balea Lake - one of the most breathtaking landscapes that Romania has to offer

Prepare your camera for:

  • Curtea de Arges Monastery, with its finest architecture and mural paintings in oil
  • The breathtaking view from the Poenari Fortress
  • The huge Vidraru Dam
  • The spectacular road of Transfagarasan
  • The amazing glacier Lake Balea

This tour will take you on the highest and most spectacular road in Romania, also made famous by the Top Gear road tests. We start our tour with a visit to Curtea de Arges Monastery, considered one of the finest architectural wonders of Romania. Inside the monastery you can admire impressive mural painting in oil. Here are the tombs of important figures for Romanian history as Mircea cel Batran, King Charles 1 or Queen Elizabeth of Romania. The name of the monastery is part of the famous legend of the Manole builder. Listen carefully and maybe you'll hear the sobs of his wife Ana. We move on to the Poenari Fortress with its 1,480 steps. Your effort will be rewarded with the astonishing view over the valley. Behind the walls of the Poenari Fortress you will see what it means to "impale", the Vlad the Impaler’s favorite punishment. Back on the road, the next stop is at Vidraru dam, a huge construction made with 480,000 cubic meters of concrete. Passing the Vidraru dam, we are already on Transfagarasan, a very spectacular road that goes up to Balea Lake, a glacial lake located at an altitude of 2040 m. The last 887 meters from the south are going through a spectacular viaduct which takes you to the north side of the mountain.

Price from: 90 €/ person


  • Entrance fees for Poenari Fortress and Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Pick-up and return to your location
  • Professional English or Spanish Speaking guide 
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned car/minibus - Mercedes Vito, Volkswagen Transporter, Mercedes E Class, Range Rover, Dacia Lodgy


  • Lunch
  • Photography & Video fees
  • Phone calls

Ask for a reservation

Curtea de Arges
Cetatea Poenari
Vidraru Dam
Balea Lake


  • Phone: (+4)0723.206.018
  • Email: office@gothor.ro
  • Bucharest, Romania
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