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Transfagarasan, Targoviste & Poenari Castle: Day Trips from Bucharest

transfagarasan, targoviste & poenari castle: day trips from bucharest-2


  • Enjoy a guided excursion towards the highway in the clouds, Transfagarasan.

  • On your way, you'll visit Targoviste, Curtea de Arges, and Poenari Castle.

  • In Targoviste, visit the Princely Court of Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula.

  • At the Curtea de Arges Monastery, explore the tombs of the first Romanian Kings.

  • Hike up 1,480 steps to reach Dracula’s Castle in the Poenari Fortress.

  • Brace yourself for the ever-glamorous cruise on the Transfagarasan Road.

  • From the summit, you'll be privy to views of the Vidraru Dam and Balea Lake.

  • An expert tour guide will feed you with interesting intel about the cities.

  • Fret not about transportation, as hotel transfers are included in this ticket.

  • This tour is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian & German.


  • Expert tour guide

  • Round-trip hotel transfers with free WiFi onboard

  • Bottled water

  • Skip-the-line access to attractions


  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Three main landmarks embellish your itinerary, each filled with historical and cultural appeal for your benefit. Enjoy a drive to the former capital of Wallachia, Targoviste, and explore the court of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula. You'll then continue on to Curtea de Arges, where you'll be privy to stunning Romanian churches and renowned burial sites. From this consecrated place, drive on to the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula’s fortification which overlooks the striking Carpathian Mountains. Drive along the Transfagarasan Road, built by Ceausescu, which offers breathtaking views along the way to the summit. From the top, you'll look down at the glacial lake of Balea from quite an advantageous standpoint.

Important Information

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This tour is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian & German.

  • Infant seats are available upon request.


  • Targoviste

  • Curtea de Arges

  • Poienari Castle

  • Transfagarasan road


Daily at 7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM & 10 AM.

Blackout Dates

24, 25 & 31 Dec, 1 Jan & Easter day.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • This is applicable to all centrally-located hotels and other accommodations.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

  • Your Headout host will be waiting for you here.

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