Dracula Tour - Beyond the legend that inspired Dracula Print
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Price: from 482
Trip duration:  8 days
Departure dates:  2017/2018

Day1 / Arrival in Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest, a city first certified in documents contemporary with Vlad Țepeș, the prince whose personality and deeds inspired the legends of Dracula. If you really want to find out how someone can give rise to such a dramatic story as that of Count Dracula, you need to know the truth about Vlad Tepes Voivod, the descendant of an ancient Romanian family, chased by curses, an idealist and the ever-present prototype of the adamant legislator.

Optional: Enjoy a genuine Romanian experience in a famous restaurant specialized in local cuisine. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 2 / Bucharest - Royal Court - Poenari Castle

We step into the heart of Romania, heading to Târgoviște, the capital of the region called Walachia in the Middle Ages. Back in the day when violence was common practice, Prince Vlad Țepeș managed to frighten Europe with his cruelty. We’ll discover his ancestors and his legend in this Dracula tour. Later on, we climb the 1480 steps up to Poenari Castle, also known as the Vlad Țepeș Castle. Overnight in Curtea de Arges.

Day 3 / Poenari - Sibiu

Continuing the Dracula tour, today we’ll see places where the beauty of the landscapes chases away any thoughts associated with vampire stories. However, in this part of the world the famous legends speaking of moroi, the local name for vampires, are stronger than anywhere. Strange rituals and a well-concealed fear are part of the local’s existence. Later we reach the city of Sibiu, where about 600 years ago, helped by Gutenberg’s intervention, the noblemen, and merchants spread out the history of Dracula. A carriage ride through one of the greatest open-air museums in Europe is the perfect opportunity to see local customs and architecture. Overnight in Sibiu.

Day 4 / Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba-Iulia

The life of the Romanian Prince was all adventure and drama. Today we will visit the Corvin Castle. The Castle, displaying an impressive Gothic architecture was the place where Vlad Țepeș was briefly imprisoned by Corvin, the rival family. We’ll then visit another monument, closely related to Romania’s medieval history, the best-preserved defense fortress in Romania: Alba Carolina Fortress. Overnight in Alba Iulia.

Day 5 / Alba Iulia - Bierțan - Sighișoara

It is inevitable that the Gothic architecture of Transylvanian monuments should inspire in travelers a mixture of admiration and a sense of awe. We experience such feelings when facing the Fortified Church of Biertan, for instance, encircled by three rounds of walls, dominating the surroundings from afar. We then reach Sighișoara, whence the origins of Dracula emerged, his family name being Draculea (in Romanian, drac means devil or devilish creature). Here, the medieval feel is more pervasive than anywhere else, inspired by century-old buildings and narrow winding cobblestone streets. Overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 6 / Sighișoara - Viscri - Bran - Râșnov - Brașov

We remain in Transylvania, the land populated – by Hollywood producers at least – with vampires and monsters, which in fact hides stories much more frightening than those made up by screenwriters. It was in search of these stories that Prince Charles from of Great Britain came to visit Romania, his favorite area being Viscri, a small traditional Romanian village. Day 6 of the Dracula tour has prepared beautiful sights: Bran Castle, which has entered the top of the world’s spookiest places as The Dracula Castle. We then visit the Râșnov Fortress, the place where history and legend gave birth to such awe-inspiring stories. Overnight in Brasov.

 Day 7 / Brașov - Sinaia - Câmpina - Bucharest

We leave behind the historical region of Transylvania and enter Wallachia, the land where Vlad Țepeș reigned; his brief age of glory changed the very history of Romania. Next, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, a creation of the last representatives of the Romanian royalty. We then reach a unique place, Iulia Hașdeu’s Castle, a real esoteric center, built according to directions received during spiritism sessions by Hașdeu, from his prematurely deceased daughter. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 8 / Bucharest - Departure

Having acquired more truths and fewer questions, we leave behind Romania and its amazing history.

End of Dracula Tour.

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

alt  Transfer in a modern car/minivan from arrival till departure

alt  Accommodation for 7 nights in comfortable and cozy rooms in a centrally located hotel

alt  7 Generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products

alt  Informative, friendly and professional guide that will give you a comprehensive tour to understand the legend of Count Dracula and history of voivode Vlad the Impaler

alt  Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  •  Airline tickets
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •  Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.