The Best Road in the World: Transfăgărășan Road Day Trip from Bucharest Small Group


110 EUR

The Transfăgărășan is the second-highest road in Romania, reaching over 2000 metres, crossing the amazing Carpathian Mountains, and offering spectacular views over its entire length. The Top Gear team even named it the best road in the world!

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian
Trip was fabulous - autumn colours were spectacular. Alina ia a very informative guide and Gabriel an excellent driver. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it.
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  • See the remarkable Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • Experience the world-famous Transfăgărășan Road
  • Admire spectacular mountain scenery at Bâlea Lake
  • See the mighty Poenari fortress

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In the morning we’ll begin our journey towards the Făgăraș Mountains – some of the biggest and most beautiful mountains in Romania – also known as the Transylvanian Alps.

Our first stop will be in a town called Curtea de Argeș at the bottom of the Făgăraș Mountains, where we’ll visit one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania.

Our next stop will be at the foot of the Poenari Citadel – a stronghold that became famous thanks to the Dracula legend.

Afterwards, we’ll reach Romania’s most beautiful and second-highest road, the Transfăgărășan. It was named the best road in the world by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. We’ll have 1.5 hours to enjoy the road’s magnificence at its highest point by Bâlea Lake (2034 metres). Possibilities include:

- A cable-car ride between Bâlea Lake and Bâlea Waterfall
- A picnic lunch
- Lunch in one of the chalets
- A refreshing hike

With our batteries fully charged, we’ll drive back to Bucharest and drop you off at your hotel.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Guided tour of all sights
  • Entry fees
  • Meals
  • Tips/gratuities

Meeting point

Please provide us the name and address of your hotel in Bucharest for pick up

Reviews from travellers (3)


Trip was fabulous - autumn colours were spectacular. Alina ia a very informative guide and Gabriel an excellent driver. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it.
Transfagarasan 1 Day Trip
Transfagarasan Road also named the Transylvanian Alps was a very nice place to visit for one weekend day, we saw many places, such as: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poenari Citadel- famous thanks to Dracula's Legend, Vidraru Lake, Balea Lake, beautiful Fagaras Mountains views. The road reaches his highest point of 2034 m at the Balea Lake, after passing through Romania's longest road tunnel, the Capra Tunnel. Everybody should visit this unique road, which is one of the highest ones in Romania! We had the trip organized and included : transport from Bucharest , English speaking guide. We took a lot of pictures to remember the places we liked the most! Visit Transfagarasan!
Transfagarasan Day Trip
I had a tour done with Alina. She is very informative and pretty helpful as well. She tried to accomodate according to people's preferences. Overall,the tour is interesting and the view along the way is too magnificant to be missed!

I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who's looking for something different than the typical city tour. :)

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Very good!
Great tour and great guide!!
Stellar tour!!
This tour is amazing! I had limited time in Bucharest and decided to get to Bulgaria while I was closeby. SO happy I did! My tour guide, Constantine, was extremely knowledgeable about Romanian and Bulgarian history and the UNESCO sites we visited. I asked a million questions about Bucharest and the sites we visited which he so nicely answered. I could not have asked for a better day or tour guide! I would recommend this tour for small groups and individuals.
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