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Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) Tours and Activities

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Bâlea Lake (Lacul Bâlea)is a glacial lake in Romania’s Fagaras Mountains. Sitting at more than 2,000 meters high, it is one of the most popular lakes in Romania. Most visitors are drawn to the lake for the landscape and superb views on the drive there; the water is typically too cold for swimming. Two chalets are open near the lake all year round, but it is most easily accessed in the summer months. In the winter, visitors must ride the cable car from the chalet near the Balea waterfall to get there. In 2006, the first ice hotel in eastern Europe was built nearby using blocks of ice pulled from the frozen lake.

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TRANSFAGARASAN & BALEA LAKE e-Bike TOUR

TRANSFAGARASAN & BALEA LAKE e-Bike TOUR

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We are going to start cycling from low altitude at a small market from where we will have a magnificent view over Mount Fagaras and Balea Waterfall . After few kilometres we will get into the most interesting mountain highway builded in Romania in the years of comunism . The views displayed during the trip are amazing , the mountains that surround the way show their majestic peaks during the whole way . We will see in the way up , much closer to our eyes , the Balea Waterfall and after a while we will reach the top at altitude 2034 where a peasant market and the well known Balea Lake will be displayed . After visiting all the interesting touristic points a descent full of adrenaline back to the starting place will follow . Please be aware that during the winter the transportation to the lake is possible by cablecar only .
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  • 6 hours
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$118.07
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Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
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Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov

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Hailed as one of Europe’s most beautiful roads, the Transfagarasan Highway is must-do during your time in Romania. Beginning in Brasov, this 10-hour tour takes you to spectacular Transylvania sites such as Balea Lake and Waterfall, the Vidraru Dam, and Poienari Fortress, where you'll ascend 1,500 steps to the castle's hilltop perch. Absorb magical views of the Fagaras Mountains and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov on this small-group tour, limited to 7 people.  Please note: The Transfagarasan Road is partially closed. Reopening late June 2018. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.29
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$82.29
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Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

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Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Romania, this full-day tour of the Transfagarasan Highway allows you to tick off ten Transylvania highlights in only one day. Departing from Brasov, you’ll visit natural wonders, including the Bâlea Waterfall, and Vidraru Dam, and explore cultural landmarks such as Dragoslavele Mausoleum, Curtea de Argeș Monastery, and Poienari Castle. Admire the ethereal beauty of the Transfagarasan Highway, hailed as one of the world’s most picturesque roads, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.18
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Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

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Play king of the road on this private full-day tour along the Transfagarasan Highway, starting in Sibiu. Meet your professional driver and guide in Sibiu, then strap into your personal car and kick back for the ride of a lifetime, on one of Romania’s most iconic roads. Watch the dramatic Carpathian Mountains roll by beyond the window as you listen to your choice of music. Just be sure to make a few pitstops along the way, at some of Romania’s friendly towns.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$119.26
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Day Tour to Transfăgărășan and Vidraru Dam

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Day Tour to Transfăgărășan and Vidraru Dam

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The Transfăgărășan is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. According to TopGear it is the "best road in the world". Join us on a full day tour to see the beauty of the spectacular Făgăraș Mountains and learn how the Transfăgărășan Road was built. Enjoy a brief stop at Bâlea Lake and afterwards we head towards Vidraru Dam an imposing 166 meters high dam. On our way back to Sibiu we'll make a quick stop to visit the Clay Castle.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.28
$146.78
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$146.78
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Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

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The most beautiful mountain road in Romania, just one hour drive from Sibiu. Multiple stops for admiring and capture in photos the breathtaking mountain scenery. A comprehensive set of information from a licensed tour guide. Modern, air-conditioned minivan. Tricks to avoid heavy traffic.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.33
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$107.33
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Transfagarasan Highway and Bran Castle Day Trip From Brasov

Transfagarasan Highway and Bran Castle Day Trip From Brasov

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This tour combines sightseeing with history and culture. If your time in Brasov is limited you can tick two very important boxes of Transylvania by visiting the Bran (Dracula) Castle and the Transfagarasan highway in the same day. While you can visit Bran 365 days per year, the mountain road is only open a few months during the summer and autumn. During the Transfagarasan day trip we drive close to the altitude of 2050 meters above sea level. On the road we stop at the Balea Waterfall. Here we check out the souvenir shops and taste some of the local snacks. At the Balea Lake we can have a proper lunch, after we hike around the lake. More souvenirs are available here too. Other short stops for spectacular roadside landscapes are also included. The Bran Castle tour is done either at the start or at the end of the day, depending on the day of the week.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.44
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$128.44
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2 Day Private Tour Transfagarasan Highway and Hiking in Fagaras Mountains
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2 Day Private Tour Transfagarasan Highway and Hiking in Fagaras Mountains

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Join us to a 2 day adventure private tour in Transylvanian Alps - Fagaras Mountains! We pick you up from your location in Brasov at 8:30 to start an authentic 2 day adventure program in Transylvanian Alps, driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"! Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 - October 31! Poienari Fortress is closed, for the moment, because of the bears encounters in the area! Instead of this we can visit The Cistercian Abbey of Carta, Sambata de Sus Monastery and/or Fagaras Fortress!
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$356.58
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Transfagarasan Highway ,Balea Lake and Brancoveanu Monastery - Tour from Brasov

Transfagarasan Highway ,Balea Lake and Brancoveanu Monastery - Tour from Brasov

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You will be taken from your hotel in Basov by a professional guide and you will go to the most spectacular road in Europe - Transfagarasan. We will stop first and visit the Brancoveanu Monastery, an ancient Orthodox monastery built at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Transfagarasan Highway is the most spectacular and beautiful mountain road in Europe, enough to feature on the UK motor show Top Gear, Transfagarasan Highway might just be “the best road in the world” as Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson claimed. It's a road going up in the mountains and unites Transylvania with Valachia. Great scenes, noisy waterfalls, Glaciar Balea lake, will make you feel great up there and forget about the stress of the city
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.25
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$119.25
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Sleep in the ICE HOTEL at Balea Lake

Sleep in the ICE HOTEL at Balea Lake

Feel the "warm" welcome in the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake. Experience and visit the ICE structure, and stop for a refreshing drink at the Ice Bar. Step over the Frozen Lake at over 2000meters high. There is included the Special ICE Menu lunch within the ice hotel restaurant. Time to experience the local winter adventure park with snowmobiles, tubing, banana rafting, boat rafting. And finish the day with overnight in the coolest place on earth - an ICE room within the Balea Lake ICE hotel. This product has 3 options: BASIC = individual tour, you drive yourself to access point COMFORT = there is ICE menu included DELUXE = also transfer included; there is pickUp available from different towns in the country. Check all tour options to find your pickUp town. We can pick up from any hotel within city limits from (alphabetical): Bran, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Fagaras, Medias, Predeal, Sinaia, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Targu Mures Note: for every town there will be a different pickUp time
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  • 2 days
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$97.84
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One day tour Transfagarasan road and Dracula Castle from Brasov

One day tour Transfagarasan road and Dracula Castle from Brasov

PRIVATE TOUR Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, it is the highest (2042m) and most dramatic paved road in Romania. It runs North to South across the highest sections of the Carpathian Mountains. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. Fagaras mountains – the highest mountains of Romania and the Carpathian range with highest peak Moldoveanu -2544m. Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep Balea Waterfall with its 60 meters height it is one of the most famous waterfalls in Romania
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.36
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$70.36
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Expedition in Fagaras Mountains from Brasov (Private Tour!)
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Expedition in Fagaras Mountains from Brasov (Private Tour!)

Book with us a once in a lifetime experience! A hiking trip along the crest of the Fagaras Mountains is indeed beautiful, but difficult and challenging! Did you know? It is said that the name "Fagaras" is coming from the word "fagar", an old word which represents a large old beech forest. In ancient times, the bottom part of the Fagaras Mounatins were covered with Oak forest. Now remains "Dumbrava Vadului", where, among the oak trees, we have daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), locally known as coprine. In Fagaras Mountains there is "Mioarelor" galcial lake (2282 m), the highest glacial lake in the Carpathian mountains. In Fagaras Mountains there are 8 of the 14 peaks of the Carpathian mountains that reach the altitude of 2500 m: Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Coltul Vistei Mari (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Cornu Caltunului (2510 m), Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), Hartopu (2506 m) and Dara (2500 m). Here there are over 42 peaks with altitude between 2400 and 2500 m.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$952.87
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3 days on the

3 days on the "roof" of Romania-private tour, group price

This 3 days trail cross the highest part of the "Fagaras" mountain ridge, reaching the highest summit in Romania. Is a spectacular hike between glacier lakes and rocky ridges.
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  • 3 days
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$834.80
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Transfagarasan Higway Private Tour from Brasov

Transfagarasan Higway Private Tour from Brasov

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Come and experience a trip on the most beautiful highway in Europe! Although the highway itself is considered to be the main attraction, there are many more pit stops on the way. For example, at 2034 meters, we arrive at Balea Lake, having previously admired the Balea Waterfall. The place is filled with merchants selling foods, drinks and souvenirs. The landscape is absolutely amazing. It really feels like heaven! Then, if you're curious to discover more and time allows us, there is an optional free of charge trip available to either the watermill in Lisa, a small village, to experience the traditional way of felting. Or, we can take a delightful lunch (meal not included) at the restaurant in Albota. Perhaps you'd prefer a cultural experience, and we can visit the Cistercian Abbey of Carta. It's really up to you to decide. Still wondering if this trip is suitable for you? You can take your whole family, or you can bring your friends. It's up to you!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.33
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Golden Circle of Transylvania

Golden Circle of Transylvania

Golden Circle of Transylvania combines nature with culture and connects the most important attractions of Transylvania. You can expect to do a 9km long hike as well as you can expect a relaxing afternoon in a medieval city, a visit to the bear sanctuary or a visit to our friend Dracula. We have linked all these activities for you in order to understand what Transylvania means. This tour was built with the intention of making it the best you can choose. Tour has them all.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$990.76
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$990.76
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Fagaras mountains hiking tour

Fagaras mountains hiking tour

Explore the most impressive mountains from Romania nicknamed " Transilvanian " Alps,a stretch of peaks, holes and saddles which are scattered on an area of around 2. 400 km² Be prepared to put your skills at work. Take pictures  and admire unique landscapes, glacial doms, alpin lakes and out of range flora and fauna.
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  • 9 days
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$1,311.84
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$1,311.84
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PRIVATE, EASY Day Hike in Carpathian Mountains

PRIVATE, EASY Day Hike in Carpathian Mountains

The best route will be chosen together with the guide. Can be: - An easy walk in the forest culminating with exploration of the famous “7 ladders” canyon. - Piatra Craiului National Park - route starts near Zarnesti and takes hikers into the heart of the mountain, giving time for a refreshing tea (soup) at the mountain hut at 1400m. alt - Bucegi Natural Park - use of cable car from Busteni/Sinaia to the flat Plateau is the heart of Bucegi Mnt. It offers us easy walking from Cota 2000 to Babele or The Biddies, rock formations carved by nature. Nearby we take pictures with the well known "Sphynx" and we find out that the inner energy of the mountain is searched by lots of hikers - Ciucat Mnt - Starting the hike from a high point, the nearby road passes at 1135m alt. we continue to hike towards the peak along the ridge line. - Fagaras Mnt - there are a few good options for day hikes around Balea lake with stunning views. - a gentle hill walk over the rolling hills around Bran Castle
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.54
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Should I book Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) costs USD 49.54. Guided Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) tours start around USD 49.54 per person.
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