Transfagarasan the must-see road in Romania.
On this day tour, we go also to Fagaras Castle and Carta Abbey.
from your hotel at 8:00 am
but we can smile in any language
this tour is for everyone
well it might be ± 1 hour
Highlights of this day tour:
- DN 7C Transfăgărășan Road in 2011 was named by Top Gear the best road in the world.
- Făgăraș Castle a feudal castle that holds inside an interesting.
- Cârța Abbey a portal to another world.
Read more about:
The Transfagarasan Road was constructed between 1970 – 74′ as a reaction of the communist regime to the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. The former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu wanted to be able to move military troops, from the south of the country to the northern border in less than 24 hours in case of a Soviet invasion.
The road was built, mainly using the Romanian military personal (young conscripts), to a length of 151 km and an altitude of 2042 m (6699 ft) in Mt. Făgăraș. Due to the treacherous terrain, extreme weather conditions, lack of safety measures, and the tight schedule, 40 people paid with their lives for the endeavor. As a testament to the extreme conditions, even to this day, the road is open to public access only in summer and autumn (30th of June – 1st of November).
Făgăraș Castle is a feudal castle built in the 14th century which was continuously modified until the middle of the 18th century. This castle-fort was preceded by a 12th-century wooden fortress, surrounded by a moat and earthworks. Făgăraș Castle was the residence of the Princes of Transylvania and the political and administrative center of Comitatus Fogarasensis (the County of Făgăraș). The county was formed out of around 50 villages, which made it one of the largest and richest counties in medieval Transylvania.
Cârța Abbey was built in 1202 as a three-aisled basilica. Following the style of the Burgundian Cistercian churches, in France, Cârța Abbey remains the only Cistercian abbey in Romania. The abbey church is one of the first buildings to combine late roman and early gothic architecture. This Cistercian Monastery beside the monastic settlement, also had a great historical, political, cultural, and economic influence in Transylvania. Nowadays from the whole Abbey, the chapel is still used by the evangelical community from the area and is open for curious tourists, as well as with the small ethnographic museum located in the courtyard.
Morning Pick-up from your hotel in Brasov
Today I’ll have the pleasure to take you on an epic road trip, prepare yourself.
It will take us 2 hours from Brasov to arrive at the top of Mt. Fagaras at Balea Lake, the last 10 km will be stunning.
Remote, simple, untouched by the modern era in which we live, the ruins of the abbey are definitely a place to visit. Remember it was built in 1202.
Let’s say is a castle that has everything, including an impressive moat that surrounds it.
Evening drop-off at your hotel in Brasov
At the end of the tour, I’ll take you back to your hotel.
By choosing this private day tour you will have not just my full attention but also a car at your disposal with me as a driver.
I’ll be your guide for all the sights that we will be going to visit. Promise to try to answer all of your questions.
I know from my experience how unpleasant might be to deal with foreign money, so you don’t have to bother with this, the cost of the tickets is included.
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We accept credit card and cash as payment, after the tour is ended.