Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Romania, this full-day tour of the Transfagarasan Highway allows you to tick off ten Transylvania highlights in only one day. Departing from Brasov, you’ll visit natural wonders, including the Bâlea Waterfall, and Vidraru Dam, and explore cultural landmarks such as Dragoslavele Mausoleum, Curtea de Argeș Monastery, and Poienari Castle. Admire the ethereal beauty of the Transfagarasan Highway, hailed as one of the world’s most picturesque roads, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
Full-day tour of the Transfagarasan Highway from Brasov
Designed to maximise travellers' time in Romania
Marvel at natural highlights including Dâmbovicioarei Gorge, Bâlea Waterfall, and Vidraru Dam
Visit historic landmarks such as Dragoslavele Mausoleum, Aninoasa Monastery, and Poienari Castle
Kick off your tour in the morning and board a minivan at your Brasov hotel. Launch into your scenic journey immediately, crossing the mountainous route of Bran Pass.
Then, emerge from the mountains in order to visit Dragoslavele Mausoleum, a monument dedicated to the lost lives of Romanian World War I soldiers. After returning to the vehicle, you’ll follow a dramatic route through the Fagaras Mountains and break to explore the Curtea de Argeș Monastery, where the graves of the Romanian Royal Family are located.
Proceed to the 15th-century Poienari Castle, built by the legendary Romanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and opt to ascend 1,500 for a grand visual reward. Back in your vehicle, continue ascending mountain routes until you reach the most spectacular part of the Transfagarasan Highway.
Enjoy time to capture photographs of the Vidriu Dam and then continue to your final stop, Balea Waterfall and Balea Lake. Absorb the gorgeous scenery before returning to your vehicle and relaxing during the journey back to your Brasov hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
This tour started off well but ended up...
, Sep 2018
This tour started off well but ended up being long and boring. The driver was nice enough but was too involved and made us feel rushed also we didn't get a moment to ourselves to enjoy the scenery as he was constantly there rushing us along.
The first part of the day going up to Balea lake was really great but I wish we would have just turned around and gone back down on Transfagarasean and made it back to Brasov with time to spare. Instead we went down on the other side of the mountain, went to the dam which was cool but not worth it and then after that it was just a 3-4 hour ordeal going thought boring villages with bad roads, not much scenery or any other attraction points that we were interested in.
I know that this was all advertised and I knew that we would not return down Transfagarasean but I really wish we did as the drive back was exhausting and pointless. Also the driver was not a guide, just a driver so we drove in silence for most of the day, I ended up listening to a podcast on the way back as I could not take the silence anymore.
It was ok but could have been much much better.
A fabulous day with a bit of everything! Interesting history, walking and stunning mountain scenery. Florin was very charming and informative and couldn't have been more helpful. It is a long day but well worth it.