Transfagarasan Road and the Medieval City of Sibiu Tour

Transfagarasan Road and Medieval City of Sibiu Tour

Duration: 2 days
Operating period: Summer season (between 1st of July - 30th of October) depending on weather conditions
Operating days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Starting Time: 8.00 am
Return Time: around 6.00 pm in the second day
Departure/Return point: pick-up/drop-off from/at your hotel
Languages: English
Highlights of the trip: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Vidraru Dam and Vidraru River, Transfagarasan high altitude road, Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu Old Medieval City, Cozia Monastery


209 Euros / adult
159 Euros / child (7-12 years)
Single supplement: 30 Euro/person

Day 1

Pick up in the morning from your hotel in Bucharest.

You will start your journey with a stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery – an important pilgrimage place from the Southern part of Romania, located at the foot of Fagaras Mountains. During the visit you will also find out what an amazing legend is associated with the building of this monastery. The visit will be followed by a stop for lunch at a Romanian restaurant, to get a first taste of our traditional food.

After lunch you will make the first step on Transfagarasan Road and enjoy a short stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive creation of engineering, being the first arch valley dam in Romania, built in the communist period. Nowadays, it is the favorite place for people passionate about extreme sports.

Driving along Vidraru River, you will leave behind the region of Wallachia and head to the region of Transylvania. On our way to the next stop - Balea Glacier Lake, you will be followed by gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery, and you will cross the longest tunnel in Romania. Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of Fagaras Mountains, Balea Lake will be the perfect place for some beautiful photos.

Continuing the journey through the Northern part of Transfagarasan Road, the tour guide will tell you more about it’s construction and how did Transfagarasan Road get to be considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world, by the British “Top Gear”, in 2013.

By the end of the first day you will reach the city of Sibiu - one of the seven German medieval citadels in Transylvania.

Accommodation in Sibiu

Day 2

In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Sibiu.

After breakfast, the tour guide will lead you during a short walking tour in the old city center of Sibiu, where you will see the Large Square, the Small Square, Huet Square, the Council Tower, Brukenthal Palace, the Liars Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Evangelical Cathedral, and you will hear more exciting stories about the town that in 2007 was declared the "European Capital of Culture".

On our way back to Bucharest we will also make a stop at Cozia Monastery, a valuable monument of Romania’s architecture and culture, erected between 1386-1388, by the ruler Mircea the Elder.

In the evening arrive at your hotel in Bucharest.

End of the trip.
The price includes:

  • Transportation by modern car/minibus – fuel included
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program
  • 1 night accommodation in double room - breakfast included, in a 3* hotel in Sibiu

The price does not include:

  • Meals (other than breakfast) – there will be stops on the way to eat either together or separately, but we will avoid the tourist “traps”.


Please note that in case of unfavorable weather conditions (heavy snow) the Transfagarasan Road can be closed. We are not responsible if at the moment of your arrival Transfagarasan Road is closed.

This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour in this case.

TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

Please note that the time table is subjected to be changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.


Wichtig! TravelMaker, wie die Gesellschaft, die die Reise organisiert, ist nicht verantwortlich, wenn der besuchten Seiten ohne vorherige Ank√ľndigung und aus beliebigen Gründen zu dem Moment Ihrer Ankunft geschlossen sind.

Our tours are reccommended by
Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest

Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy Series I, no. 45314 from 02.07.2015 valid from 08.07.2015 until 07.07.2016 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596