2 Days Private Trip in Romania, including Transfagarasan Road Trip
What could be a greater adventure than a two-day trip to Romania, including its castles, medieval towns and, the most beautiful road in the world, as declared by the famous show Top Gear?
Here is our schedule for this amazing traveling experience:
1. Curtea de Arges
2. Transfagarasan Road Trip
3. Poenari Fortress
4. Vidraru Dam
5. Sibiu City Tour
1. Sighisoara Citadel
2. Brasov City Tour
3. Black Church Brasov
4. Sinaia Monastery
1. Private Trip in Romania – Curtea de Arges
Did you know that Arges city was the first capital of Romania Country?
Everyone knows that truly good, beautiful and durable things come only through sacrifice, which will become apparent when you reach the old town of Curtea de Arges. With a rich and eventful history, this is where you get to see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery, an important historical monument with an interesting, yet sad story.
According to legend, around 1512 master Manole and his 9 stonemasons were hired to build a great cathedral, but try as they might, whatever they built would fall apart by morning. The solution came to Manole in a dream, and he had to sacrifice his wife Ana, by enclosing her inside the walls of the church, which was finished in 1517.
And this is just the beginning of a trip guaranteed to offer you many wonderful and unforgettable experiences. Arges is one of the oldest city in Romania with an amazing architecture.
See more details about The Curtea de Arges Monastery
2. Transfagarasan Road Trip
Did you know that one of the most spectacular roads in the world is Transfagarasan Highway?
The incredible view and stunning scenery that this paved mountain road offers is indescribable; even the video segment featured on Top Gear, deeming it the most beautiful road in the world, barely does it justice.
Watch the spectacular video that made us famous:
3. Poenari Fortress Private Trip
If we were to put together a tour of the castles in Romania for Dracula fans and adventure lovers, Poenari Castle would have to be on the list, being an important Romanian tourist attraction. With this private trip you will have the perfect chance to discover the wildlife in Transylvania. You will travel by private car and have your own guide from Nicolas Experience Tours.
As you are climbing up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you can rightfully say you are following in the steps of Dracula…
Learn more about the Poenari Fortress
4. Private Trip in Romania – Vidraru Dam
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Have you ever witnessed the greatness of nature up-close?
Imagine what the hydro technician and the rest of the crew felt when they took on the Vidraru Dam project and worked on building this huge reservoir in the heart of the mountains?
The Vidraru Dam is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Romania, which draws in hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. A wonder of engineering, it offers a breathtaking view of the reservoir lake built on Arges River.
Sadly, 80 people have lost their lives in the five years of work and sacrifice on the construction site. Once it was finished, the dam went on to be ranked fifth in Europe and ninth worldwide, alongside the largest reservoir lakes in the world.
5. Sibiu City Tour
A city tour to help you understand why Sibiu was elected as the European Capital of Culture, it includes the Evangelical Cathedral, the Sibiu Old City Center and the town itself, which are among the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, because they cater to every taste and provide a wonderful travelling experience for even the pickiest of tourists.
If you love authentic cultural experiences, whether you are more romantic or more adventurous, here you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, leave the stress of your everyday life behind, and have a fun and memorable trip.
The beauty of this old citadel, having received record-breaking recognition, stems from its architecture, the arrangement of the streets, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its beautiful natural scenery, as the town is flanked on two sides by the mountains Fagaras and Lotru.
Learn more about SIBFEST, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival and see details about the trip to Sibiu >>
1. Private Trip in Romania – Sighisoara Citadel
If you want to go back in time and catch a glimpse of what life was like in the Middle Ages, you absolutely have to visit Sighisoara, Romania’s medieval town, and Count Dracula’s (actually, Vlad the Impaler) place of birth.
Built in 1280, the Sighisoara Citadel is not just one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, it is a living, breathing medieval fortress, since it has remained inhabited for over 700 years – which is quite rare.
In fact, after just a few steps on the cobblestone streets, past the gates and massive stone walls that reach as high as 14 meters, you will know you are in one the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. For this reason, it is not surprising the Romanian citadel was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of historical and cultural landmarks.
Discover more about the medieval town of Sighisoara
2. Brasov City Tour
Are you looking for a different urban experience through which you can explore history, culture, and rediscover the beauty of nature, all at the same time? The city of Brasov is the ideal destination for lovers of history, music and culture, adventure, good food, winter sports, hunting, hiking, and even romance. It is the quintessential mountain adventure.
We guarantee that the Brasov private tour will be the highpoint of your trip –literally. Even though its average altitude is 625 meters, because its structure includes the Postavaru Peak, it is the highest city in Romania. Another thing that makes this tourist destination unique is that Brasov is the only city in the world that contains a natural reserve, the one on mount Tampa.
See what other hidden treasures this charming mountain town has to offer.
Find out more in the Brasov City Tour
3. Private Trip in Romania – Black Church Brasov
Whether you opt for the Brasov one-day tour or for the two-hour tour, it would be a shame to miss the Black Church in Brasov. Not only is it the largest gothic house of worship from Southeastern Europe, but it is not every day that you get to see a building that miraculously survived a devastating fire, like the one in 1689. Its walls had blackened from the fire, which is how it became known as the Black Church.
With construction finalized in 1477, over 540 years ago, the parish church of the Lutheran Evangelic community has always been one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, measuring 89 meters in length and 38 meters in width, which means in can host up to 5000 people.
Click here to find out more about the Black Church
4. Private Trip in Romania – Sinaia Monastery
In the most beautiful mountain resort, a place where many kings and important figures came to unwind and reflect, Sinaia Monastery is where you have the chance to escape reality and taste the simplicity and richness of orthodox spirituality, beautifully expressed in the artistic representations of this house of worship.
As soon as you pass the massive door of this fortified monastery, you will step into a place of absolute peace and tranquility, bestowed upon by the divine spirit, where even time has stopped to enjoy it.
The orthodox establishment is over 300 years old and it is dubbed as “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its positioning in the most beautiful mountain resort in Romania surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery. It was also the first construction in this territory, founded by Prince (Spatarul) Mihai Cantacuzino. He decided to erect the house of worship following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with its name inspired by Mount Sinai.
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The Tour Map
This itinerary is indicative and subject to change over time, so please consider the reference which you will receive in the offer, after you have requested tour or excursion that. We say this because, so the trip to the caves, and walk on Transfagarasan are accessible only certain months of the year.