Transfagarasan road in winter

Tour from Sibiu to Balea Ice Hotel

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TOUR description

The winter version of the Transfagarasan tour is as spectacular as its summer edition. This time, is not the road the main attraction, but the newest hotel in Romania: The Ice Hotel. Why the newest? Because it is rebuilt every year, using “bricks” cut from the ice of the the frozen Balea Lake. Everything is made from ice, from the walls of the hotel, to the beds, the bar, and the glasses. Don’t ask for a hot tea though, it will endanger the the hotel. :)
The acces to the Ice Hotel is made with the cable car, since the Transgarasan Road is closed in winter. The cable car can be an experience in itself, allowing the visitor to admire magnificent scenery, but with only one condition: you don’t need to be afraid of heights.
The Ice Hotel is just a hour away from Sibiu, so this leave us a few posibilities to spend the rest of the day, if we start early in the morning. The tour to the Ice Hotel can be continued with a visit to Sighisoara, Bran Castle of Brasov.

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TOUR itinerary (highly customisable)

1. Sibiu waking tour

2. The Ice Hotel

3. Carta Cistercian Abbey

1 hour drive from Sibiu to the Balea cable car station. 15 minutes on the cable car (without taking in account the possible time waiting for the cable car). The rest is up to you.
December - April ( depending the weather)
It depends on the distance covered during the day, but we'll our best to stick to your budget
This tour can be a part of an extended version of the Bran Castle/Brasov or Sighisoara tour.Or, if you're on a longer journey through Romania, we can help you with a customised itinerary to fit your iterest and time available
Professional private guide services for the full day, and a lot of smiles, interesting stories and good humour. At demand, we provide Wifi access and photo service
Entrance fees, cable car ticket and meals.
Medium. You need to be propely dressed for sub zero temperatures and winter conditions. The Cable Car ride is not recommended for the people with fear of heights.
Warm clothes, winter boots, winter gloves, sun glases.