From Bucharest: Transfagarasan and Poienari Fortress

From Bucharest: Transfagarasan and Poienari Fortress

From $194.61 per person

Enjoy a ride on one of the most spectacular roads, Transfagararsan road, that will take you to a mountaintop where you will see Balea Lake and Vidradu Dam. The tour will allow you to visit Fagaras and Poienari Fortresses as well.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Centrally located hotels in Bucharest
Private group


  • Drive through one of the most spectacular roads in Europe- Transfagarasan road
  • Feast your eyes on the beautiful views at Balea Lake and Vidraru Dam
  • Connect with medieval life at Fagaras and Poienari Fortresses
  • Enjoy a day away from the busy city
  • Bond on a family-friendly tour
Full description
This tour will get you to the top of the highest mountains in Romania – the Fagaras Mountains, known as the Transylvanian Alps. The tour will start with Fagaras Fortress, the only fortress in Romania that is surrounded by a moat, the residence of Michael the Brave. Between 1948-1960, the castle was used as a prison and in a tower known as "The Iron Lady," medieval torture devices were found. Nowadays, you can visit Fagaras Country Museum and the Municipal Library in the fortress.   The tour follows the Alpine road that goes through the Fagaras Mountains with Moldoveanu peak at 2544 meters. After following the beautiful views through Balea Valley, you will make a stop to Balea Lake to admire the breathtaking views. This is not the only breathtaking view on the tour. We continue through the longest road tunnel in Romania (887 meters in length) to reach Vidraru Dam and Vidraru Lake where you will make a stop to admire the views. Afterwards, you will continue to the ruins of Poienari Castle, where legend has it that in 1462, Vlad Tepes retreated with some of his soldiers to the Poienari fortress after being chased and cornered by the army of Mehmet II “al Fatih”. To reach Poienari Fortress, you will have to climb 1450 steps by foot. The tour ends back in Bucharest where we will arrive late in the evening.
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Driver/ tour escort
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/ minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Child rates apply only when accompanied with 2 paying adults
  • To reach Poenari Fortress you must climb 1480 steps
  • Minimum age is 5 years-old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. On Transfagarasan and Balea Lake it is usually cold, even in summer
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • For the safety of our guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
  • The duration of transfers are approximate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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We thought this would be a group trip so we was abit surprised when the guide picked us up and told us it was just us. They day from start to finish was fantastic, our guide was lovely and very informative. Very long day and lots of travelling but well worth it. We loved that it was just us and our guide for the whole day. Would do it all again tomorrow if we could

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