The Road In The Sky: Transfagarasan Highway Day Trip From Bucharest

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Bucharest, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from location of choice in Bucharest
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


One of the highest roads in Romania, the Transfagarasan Road has been called by the Top Gear presenters as "the best road in the world". If you visit Romania, a ride on this scenic mountain road is, therefore, a must. Located 3 hours North of Bucharest, a trip on the Transfagarasan will provide you with some of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe, a look into the fascinating rural life in Romania and into the country's spirituality and history.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Triumph Arch, Bucharest

The journey starts early morning in Bucharest heading north .

Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania

The journey starts early morning in Bucharest heading northwards to the former capital of the medieval Wallachian principality,Curtea de Arges. Situated in a picturesque landscape, this is one of the most historically significant places in Romania. Curtea de Arges is the home of an old Princely Court, dated back to the 14th century and a famous monastery, with a very interesting yet gruesome legend.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Vidraru Dam, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania

After the visit, travel toward theCarpathian Mountainsstopping to admire theVidraru Dam, one of the largest in Romania.

Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania

Finally, enjoy a memorable ridealong the picturesque Transfagarasan, declared by Top Gear, "the best road in the world". Built high up in theFagaras Mountains,the road stretches for 62 miles (100 km), offering breathtaking views.
Stops will be made on the way to admire the scenery, take photos on top at Balea Lake and simply enjoy the strong and healthy mountain air with fantastic aerial views before heading back to Bucharest, which will be reached in the evening.

Duration: 4 hours


Professional English Speaking Guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Small-Group tour ( maximum of 6 people per group)

Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pick-up and drop-off


Food and drinks


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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Nov-2017

    My husband and I were escorted by our guide Razvan on this all-day trip on the Road in the Sky! The weather was perfect and Razvan was an exceptional historian! He providing us with interesting insights into stories of Count Dracula Vlad the Impaler at the Poentari Citadel. The hike to the top was a challenge, but certainly worth the effort! The Monastery at Curtea de Arges was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the stories about the architect and architecture! Our ride across the Vidraru Dam and along Balea Lake was gorgeous.

    As we approached the tunnel to the Fargaras mountain crest, the traffic was backed up for at least a mile! Not to be deterred, Razvan offered to walk us thru the tunnel to the village on the other side! We lucked into a parking spot and started our hike, enjoying the scenic views of the road we just followed from the valley with its many twists and turns. Walking was truly a great way to stretch our legs, take in the fabulous sights and breathe the crisp mountain air.

    In the village, we strolled around the green-colored lake, then relaxed over a lunch of mici sandwiches and enjoyed people watching! Razvan was a wealth of historical knowledge and provided entertaining stories the entire day. Though we were gone all day, the time just flew by! We had a wonderful experience!

  • 20-Sep-2017

    Brilliant day out, our guide was brilliant, knowledgable and a very good driver. Gave us plenty of time to take pictures. To see this famous road is a sight to behold