The Road in the Sky Transfagarasan Highway Day Trip from Bucharest

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Cruise along one of Europe's most scenic mountain roads on a day trip to the Transfagarasan Road - an alpine pass featuring countless switchbacks and spectacular views of the Southern Carpathians. Along the way, delve into medieval Romanian history and legends at the Curtea de Arges monastery and royal court, and breathe in the fresh mountain air while admiring views of the Vidraru Dam. Enjoy the expertise of a local guide make for an unforgettable Romanian road trip.
  • Cruise along mountain ridges and through valleys on one of Romania's highest roads
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian countryside

Itinerary 12 hours

This is a typical itinerary for this product.

  • 1

    Triumph Arch, Bucharest

    The journey starts early morning in Bucharest heading north.

  • 2

    Vidraru Dam, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania

    After the visit, travel toward the Carpathian Mountains stopping to admire the Vidraru Dam, one of the largest in Romania.

  • 3

    Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania

    Finally, enjoy a memorable ride along the picturesque Transfagarasan, declared by Top Gear, "the best road in the world". Built high up in the Fagaras 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.


  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-Group tour ( maximum of 8 people per group)


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No refunds will be approved for late arrivals or failing to meet at the designated meeting point and departure time.
  • Youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other medical conditions such as car sickness.
  • Not allowed for pregnant travelers
  • Departure time is at 8:00 am in front of the Hilton Garden Inn Old Town on strada Doamnei no 12
Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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