WORLD'S BEST ROADS SELF DRIVE TOUR OF ROMANIA
ROMANIA ROAD TRIP
920 KM • 4 SCENIC DRIVES • 5 NIGHTS • BUCHAREST • TRANSFAGARASAN & TRANSALPINA HIGH ROADS • DRACULA CASTLE • UNESCO TOWN OF SIBIU • CORVIN CASTLE • CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS • TRANSYLVANIA • PELES CASTLE
JULY — OCTOBER
FROM BUCHAREST | ROMANIA
In 2009 the presenters of the widely popular British TV program TopGear ditched the Stelvio Pass in Italy as “the greatest driving road in the world” and praised the TransFagrasan Road in Romania.
On this Romania driving tour steer trough the pristine landscapes and deep forests of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania, visit the most iconic Romanian castles and stay at Sibiu to explore its UNESCO heritage.
— DAY 2 —
CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS & TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD
The highway north of Bucharest will then take you into the Carpathian Mountains. Already on your first driving day you experience the world-famous road with the many names: "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds" and "the Best Driving Road in the World". We go by its real name: TransFagarasan. The road climbs, twists and descends through the rich in unique wildlife of the Fagarasan Mountains.
Explore the spectacular TransFagarasan Highway and the many natural and man made attractions en route amid the unspoiled nature. On top of the high road on above 2000 meters above sea level enjoy lunch at Lake Balea.
In the late afternoon you will reach a picturesque town of Sibiu, where you will be based for the night. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage of the ensembles of squares by foot and have dinner somewhere in this beautiful setting.
— DAY 3 —
TRANSALPINA ROAD &
UNESCO TOWN OF SIBIU
After breakfast you have the opportunity to visit the open-air museum near Sibiu to learn about history and life in the Fagarasan Mountains about hundred years ago. Then make your way to the fairytale like mid-15th century Corvin Castle — one of Europe's biggest castles only allowing access over a thin wooden bridge.
Later drive the TransAlpina Road into the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves: Transylvania. The TransAlpina is the highest driving route in Romania and will speak for itself. Expect breathtaking views paired with lots of driving excitement. On to of Urdele Pass you've reached the highest point.
In the afternoon you will reach your hotel, quietly set in Baile Govora next to a park.
— DAY 4 —
DRACULA'S CASTLE &
At Transylvania — "the land beyond the forest" Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons and Roma have left traces in Transylvania and on today's drive will let you experience this mix of cultures, history and fast changing nature with green hills, blue rivers and endless forest.
Visit one of the world's most famous castles. Bram Stoker's vampire novel "Dracula" was inspired here at Bran Castle. Experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place before you continue your journey.
Stay overnight near Brasov ringed by the Carpathian and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture.
— DAY 5 —
& PELES CASTLE
Today get to drive the ancient routes linking Transylvania with the Walachia region and visit the impressive former home of the Romanian Royal Family. The Neo Renaissance Castle of Peles is one of a kind and by man considered one of the most stunning castles in Europe.
After your visit sit down for lunch on the terrace of another castle close by. The way back to Bucharest will be sweetened with a nice secret backroad secretly hiding some of Romanias most scenic vistas on top of a mountain plateau.
Reach Bucharest in the later afternoon and spend the evening free & easy, while we pick up the car from your hotel. Enjoy the unique and hip atmosphere of this European metropole.
— DAY 6 —
DEPARTURE FROM BUCHAREST
✅ Programmed GPS for effortless navigation
✅ Printed Day-by-Day Road-Book in English
✅ Hotel Accommodation including breakfast
✅ Private Arrival Transfer from local airport
✅ Meet & Greet at your hotel
✅ On Call / WhatsApp Support on tour
✅ Travel your own pace and visit iconic sights
✅ Car Model Guarantee with insurance
✅ Delivery & Collection at your hotel
✅ All tour mileage and a little extra on tour
6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS | 4 DRIVES
920 KM / 570 MILES
Prices per person assuming 2 people sharing room/car on
"starting at" base in Euro excluding optional driving days.
5* BELLE EPOQUE HOTEL BUCHAREST
Luxury hotel with indoor pool in peaceful area of Bucharest. The hotel has a French neo-classical facade; its warm décor inspired by the local history and heritage.
5* HILTON HOTEL SIBIU
The spacious rooms feature balconies with views of the Carpathian Mountains. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, saunas and steam bath, Cleopatra bath, relaxation and meditation rooms and a gym.
4* HOTEL PALACE BAILE GOVORA
Right next to a park. The hotel features an on-site spa and treatment centre, as well as an elegant restaurant with international cuisine. Guests have free access to an array of facilities, including an indoor pool, a hot tub, a Turkish bath, a steam bath, a sauna and a fitness centre.
5* TELEFERIC GRAND HOTEL BRASOV
Hotel designed to provide all comforts and create a cosy and well-balanced atmosphere. The elegant solid wood furniture, the wainscot (used to cover the walls), the comfortable beds and the wonderful mountain view create a unforgettable experience.