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Curtea de Argeş

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Day Trip to Transfagarasan

1. Day Trip to Transfagarasan

Drive to the former capital of Wallachia, Targoviste, and visit the remains of the court of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula. Next stop is in Curtea de Arges where you’ll visit one of the most beautiful churches in Romania, also the burial site of the first Romanian kings. From this holy place keep on driving to the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula’s fortification which overlooks the Carpathian Mountains.  Experience the Transfagarasan Road, built by Ceausescu with the help of the army. It offers a breathtaking view and takes you all the way up to the summit of the mountain where you can discover the astonishing glacial lake of Balea. From here, start your long but beautiful drive back home.

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From Bucharest: Full-Day Transfagarasan Road Tour

2. From Bucharest: Full-Day Transfagarasan Road Tour

In the morning you will start your journey towards the Fagaras Mountains, some of the most massive and beautiful mountains in Romania, also named the Transylvanian Alps. Your first stop will be in the town named Curtea de Arges, at the bottom of the Fagaras Mountains, where you will visit one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania. Next you will make a stop at the foot of the Poenari Citadel, a stronghold that became famous thanks to Dracula's Legend. From here you will be taken to Romania's most beautiful road, named by Top Gear "the best road in the world", the Transfagarasan, the second-highest road in Romania. The road reaches its highest point of 2034m at the Balea Lake. Here you will have an hour and a half break to enjoy the beauty of this place. You have numerous possibilities: a cable car trip between Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall; lunch in one of the chalets; or picnic or hike around this beautiful area​. ​With your batteries fully charged, you will now drive back to Bucharest arriving at around 20:00.

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From Bucharest: Private Beekeeping Lesson and Local Lunch

3. From Bucharest: Private Beekeeping Lesson and Local Lunch

Learn about the rich beekeeping tradition in Romania, a country with over 20,000 beekeepers. Imagine what it would be like to retreat to the countryside for weeks at a time with only the bees and the meadows of fragrant flowers as your company. Join your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide on a trip to a thriving apiary and get ready for a fascinating beekeeping immersion.  Start your apiary tour with a detailed beekeeping lesson. Study the behavior of the bees and learn some key facts about bee lifecycle and habitat necessary to being a successful beekeeper. Watch a mesmerizing demonstration of the harvesting process and learn how a beehive works firsthand. Get to know the different products that can be harvested from the hive, including honey, propolis, beeswax, pollen, bee bread, and bee venom. And don't forget Apilarnil, the hive product discovered by a famous Romanian beekeeper with immense health benefits.  After working up an appetite, enjoy a local lunch featuring traditional Romanian foods and drinks from ecological sources. Taste a number of healthy and delicious honeybee products for dessert.

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What people are saying about Curtea de Argeş

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Excellent beautiful views

We had a fantastic guide who was very friendly and was happy to stop where we wanted. We had asked to be dropped at the airport after and he did so in ample time which was great. The road is absolutely stunning with so much to see and I really recommend anyone that does it! We did it yesterday (15th August 2016) for my husbands birthday and he had such a great day. We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant by the lake. I thoroughly recommend this too! I really hope if you do it you get the driver we did he was lovely!!

Me and my husband didn’t feel very well on the day of the trip, but Andrei made sure he made our day brilliant. He has a lot of knowledge, and so happy to share with us his knowledge. Is worth for the money you pay to have a private car take you everywhere around. Highly recommended to choose this trip with Andrei. Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had in Romania!

Absolutely fantastic all round experience!

One of the best tours we have ever been on. Everything ran smoothly and we had a fantastic guide who was very informative, and friendly. The driver was also very helpful and would stop whenever we wanted photos. Overall we seen some breathtaking views, tasted quality local food and would recommend booking this tour 100%.