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Romania / Transfagarasan and Black Sea

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Hey! I'm planing a trip through the iconic Tansfaragarsan road, visiting Dracula's Castle in Bran, Brasov - one of the most beautiful cities in Romania and Vama Veche party beach at Black Sea. We will return to Bucharest. We can book our flights to Sibiu Airport (for the full trip) or to Bucharest Airpot (when there are buddies interested to start from Bucharest and no one from Sibiu, we can extend the trip to Danube Delta and skip Transfagarasan road) The trip is by car and everything is flexible, so we can adjust based on people's availability. We can stay overnight in hotels/hostels or even camping in tents on the Black Sea. I would bring extra tents and sleeping bags if needed. Who would like to join? Also partly might be an option (e.g. if you can only stay for few days -> join from Bucharest). I am super flexible in terms of time and locations and will be happy to plan the trip more concrete together with one or few more adventurous travel buddies.
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Day 1-2

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Sibiu

Day 1-2

We will start in Sibiu (Hermannstadt). The city is a well-known tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. Known for its culture, history, gastronomy and its diverse architecture, the city has been getting much attention since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2004, its historical center has begun the process of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sibiu was designated the European Capital of Culture in 2007. One year later, it was ranked "Europe's 8th-most idyllic place to live" by Forbes. In 2019, Sibiu was named the European Region of Gastronomy, while in 2020 it was designated "Europe's sixth best tourist destination". Sibiu will host the European Wandering Capital event in 2021, the most important tourist wandering event in Europe.

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Day 2-3

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Transfăgărășan

Day 2-3

TRANSFAGARASAN is one of the most famous roads in Romania, well known in Europe, because of the height it was built at, beautiful landscapes and numerous switchbacks. Transfagarasan ranks second as altitude in the mountain roads top in Romania, reaching 2042 m near Lake Balea. It has a length of about 151 km, links Transylvania and Wallachia, crossing the highest mountains in Romania - Fagaras Mountains in Arges and Sibiu. The portion from Vidraru Dam to Cartisoara crosses mountainous terrain at high altitudes and was built between 1970-1974, over a length of approximately 92 km, it has 27 of viaducts and bridges and a tunnel of 887 m, the longest in the country, which crosses Paltinului mountain. Because of altitude, heavy snowfall and avalanche risk, Transfagarasan is only open July to October. Places to see in the area: Transfagarasan Road, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall, Vidraru Dam & Vidraru Lake, Poienari Castle, Promotheus Statue at Vidraru Dam

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Day 3-4

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Bran Castle

Day 3-4

Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula's Castle, Bran Castle is probably the most famous medieval castle in Romania. Perched atop a steep cliff, the castle guards an important trading route that connects the historic regions of Wallachia and Transylvania.

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Day 4

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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

Day 4

The Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti is Europe’s largest bear sanctuary and is hosting over 100 brown bears, rescued from bad conditions in captivity. TripAdvisor places the “Libearty Bear Sanctuary” from Zarnesti among the most beautiful, important and worth visiting places.

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Day 4-5

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Brasov Main Square

Day 4-5

Brasov was ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. The city is notable for being the regional capital of the Transylvanian Saxons of the Burzenland (Romanian: Țara Bârsei) administrative area in the past, and a large commercial hub on the trade roads between East and West. Brasov Sights: Biserica Neagră ("The Black Church"), a celebrated Gothic site – the building dates from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385). It acquired the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire. Franciscan Church, Brașov Casa Sfatului ("The mayor's former office building"). The administration for Brașov was here for more than 500 years. Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), dating back to the 14th century. The First Romanian School, a museum with the first Romanian printing press among many other firsts. The Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania. Black Tower, Old City Watch Tower. White Tower, Old City Watch Tower. Șchei, the historically Bulgarian but then Romanian neighborhood outside of the old walled city. Catherine's Gate, the only original city gate to have survived from medieval times. Șchei Gate, next to Catherine's Gate, built in 1827. Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the city (900m above sea level), a sightseeing spot near the old city center. The "Brașov Citadel Fortress" – Cetățuia Brașovului

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Day 5-9

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Vama Veche

Day 5-9

The next stop is on the beach, at Vama Veche. The southernmost point on the Romanian Black Sea coast just happens to be party central. Vama Veche is the place where ageing hippies and bearded hipsters commingle, let their hair down and bond over beers and beach. 'Vama' has stubbornly resisted attempts by developers to drag it upmarket and still retains a whiff of counterculture rebellion – a rep it developed in the '80s when it was a haven for artists, hedonists and free thinkers. Vama can get impossibly crowded in July and August. Instead, this is the place to dance all night and sleep it off on the beach the next day. Since Vama Veche is right at the border with Bulgaria, we can explore several beaches and places in Bulgaria including Cape & Fortress Kaliakra and eat fres & delicious mussels at Dalboka Mussels Farm.

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Day 9-10

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Bucharest

Day 9-10

Bucharest, the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

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Day 10

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Sibiu

Day 10

Returning by to Sibiu. Sibiu Airport is quite close to the city and can be easily used for returning flights.

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Valentin

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I'm easy going and enjoy meeting people. I love to travel and I'm often on my way to a new place.

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What is included

Accommodation
Camping & Bed & Breakfast & Hotel & Hostel & Other & Apartments
10 days trip
Sibiu, Transfăgărășan & 6 more
Transportation
Car
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Valentin is looking for 3 TripMates