From Bucharest: Sphinx, Babele and Caraiman Cross

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1 day
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Centrally-located hotel in Bucharest

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What You'll Do
  • See the natural wonders on the Bucegi Mountains, Babele and the Sphinx
  • Enjoy a cable car ride with beautiful panoramic views
  • Admire the impressive Caraiman Cross
  • Enjoy a family-friendly tour
  • Relax on a day away from the city
Depart from Bucharest and head towards Prahova Valley. Here, you will take a ride with a cable car and admire the stunning views. Arriving at the top, at an altitude of 2216 meters, you will walk to the Sphinx, Babele and Caraiman Cross.
What to Expect
In this tour, you can admire the wonders of nature. The tour starts in Bucharest and heads towards Prahova Valley, where the Prahova River makes its way between the Bucegi and the Baiu Mountains into the Carpathian Mountains. Prahova river separates the Eastern Carpathians chain from the Southern Carpathians. Historically, this corridor was the most important passageway between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania.

Once we arrive in Busteni city, you will ride the cable car up the mountain until you reach the beautiful Bucegi Plateau. Here, you can admire the spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele carved in rock. The figures were naturally “carved” by the wind and rain.

The "Cross on Caraiman" is a monument built between 1926 and 1928 on Caraiman Peak at an altitude of 2,291 meters that commemorates the railway heroes who died on duty in World War I fighting against the armies of the Central Powers. The cross is 28 meters high and it has 2 arms, each 7 meters. The cross was recognized in 2014 by Guinness World Records as being the tallest summit cross in the world situated at such an altitude. The cross was erected at the initiative of Marie of Edinburgh and King Ferdinand of Romania in order to be seen from a large distance. Transfer back to Bucharest
What's Included
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 1 bottle of water/ person
  • Snacks (bananas and biscuits for energy)
  • Driver/ tour escort
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/ minivan
  • Cable car
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks other then the ones mentioned
Meeting Point

Unirii Square (Piata Unirii) near Mitropoliei Hill (Dealul Mitropoliei) and Bibescu Park by the statue of Barbu Catargiu

What to Remember
• Child rates apply only with 2 paying adults
• Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities
• Please reconfirm with the provider if you have excess luggage
• The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
• The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full-refund
• The amount of walking for this tour is moderate
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• For the safety of all 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

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