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6-day Dracula Tour in Romania

Departing from Bucharest

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Tour Type

Completely Private Tour

Group Size

Your Own Party

Short description of the tour

This private 6 day Dracula Tour gives you access to the mysterious life to the most fascinating character in Romanian history: Vlad the Impaler.  His more popular name is Dracula, the terrible vampire.

Bram Stoker’s infamous character is based on a real-life Vallachian Prince. Vlad the III ruled part of Romania in the 14th century. Most often linked to Bran Castle, you can find traces of his existence scattered throughout the country. Get to explore these fascinating places filled with history and legends like Poenari Fortress, his birthplace in Sighisoara Citadel, or his supposed tomb in Snagov Monastery.

Our qualified guide will tell you all the inside stories. Furthermore, we’ll try to make light in the reality vs myth existence of the dreaded vampire.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Panoramic tour of Bucharest with the Old Princely Court
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery and Cathedral
  • Poenari Citadel, the real Dracula's Castle
  • Sibiu, Romania's best medieval city, tour
  • Sighisoara, Europe's last inhabited citadel
  • Bran Castle and Brasov tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Bucharest and city tour
Day 1 - Arrival in  Bucharest and city tour

Your guide will pick you up from the Bucharest Henri Coanda airport. After a panoramic tour of Bucharest, you will visit the Old Princely Court, the original heart of the city. It was built around 14th, but the first recorded document about the settlement was issued in September 1459 by Prince Vlad Dracul III.

You will be accommodated in 4**** or superior hotel, with breakfast included.

Day 2 - Bucharest to Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poenari Citadel
Day 2 - Bucharest to Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poenari Citadel

In the morning you will leave Bucharest for Targoviște, the place from where was governed the region of Wallachia – located in the south of Romania. Before moving the Princely Court to Bucharest, Vlad Dracul was ruling from here and he won important battles in the area. The most important won was against the conqueror of Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II.
After lunch, you will set off to Curtea de Argeș one of the oldest town and capital of Wallachia. This town is famous for Curtea de Argeș Monastery and Cathedral is known for Manole’s Legend and for being the burial place for the first two Romanian Royal families.
After 30 minutes drive north from Curtea de Argeș, you will arrive at Arefu village, where on a high cliff stands the ruin of Poenari Citadel. Its construction started at the beginning of the 13th century, with the purpose to serve as a citadel for the rulers of Wallachia, however, in the 14th century it was left in ruins but it had been repaired and consolidated one hundred years later by Vlad the Impaler in order to be used as a fortress further on. There are 1480 steps to climb in order to reach the citadel; so it might be challenging for some people, but the view from the top is highly rewarding for all.


You will be accommodated in 3*** or superior hotel, with breakfast included.

Day 3 - Discover the medieval city of Sibiu and its hundreds of years old legends
Day 3 - Discover the medieval city of Sibiu and its hundreds of years old legends

You will leave in the morning to Sibiu, the medieval town founded by the Saxon settlers. Then you will take a tour in the old town, guided to the Big and Small Squares, the Liar’s Bridge, and to the Lutheran Cathedral, where Mihnea the Mean, Vlad’s son is buried. The evening will be at your leisure.


You will be accommodated in 4**** or superior hotel, with breakfast included.

day 4 - Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula's birthplace
day 4 - Sighisoara Citadel, Dracula's birthplace

After breakfast, you will depart for Sighișoara, the best-preserved medieval town in Romania. Like most of the cities of Transylvania, Sighișoara is also a city built by the Saxon colonists, but different from the others by the fact that it is the only still inhabited citadel in Europe, and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage since 1999. During a walking guided tour you will visit the Citadel’s Square, the Clock Tower, the Scholars’ Stairs and you also see probably the most famous house from Sighișoara, Vlad the Impaler’s birth house.


You will be accommodated in 4**** or superior hotel, with breakfast included.

Day 5 - Bran Castle and Brasov walking tour
Day 5 - Bran Castle and Brasov walking tour

In the morning, you will have your departure from Sighișoara heading for Brașov. On your way, you will stop to Bran village where you will visit one of the most important landmarks in Romania, the Bran Castle, which is known worldwide as the Dracula Castle. To find out the history of the castle and the real story behind Dracula’s myth, you will attend a guided tour of Bran Castle. You can have lunch near the castle, after that you will go to Brașov where you will take a walking tour with your guide. You will have the chance to visit and admire the old town with the Council Square, Black Church, fortified wall and towers.
You will be accommodated in a 3*** or superior central hotel with breakfast included

Day 6 - Explore Vlad Dracul III burial place and back to Bucharest
Day 6 - Explore Vlad Dracul III burial place and back to Bucharest

After breakfast, you will depart for Snagov, a famous holiday resort situated on the banks of a lake and surrounded by forest. Situated on an island you will visit the Monastery of Snagov. Dating from the fifteenth century it is considered to be the burial place for Vlad Dracul III, the source of inspiration for the character of Bram Stoker, Dracula.

In the afternoon you will reach Bucharest where this great Dracula private tour will end.

The tour will be adapted to your needs, so we can directly transfer you to the Henry Coanda Airport or we can accommodate you in a 3*** or superior hotel with breakfast included, providing the transfer the next day.

Tour rates

  • 1 person  -  €1956
  • 2 persons - €1165 each
  • 3 persons - €978 each
  • 4 persons - €888 each

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    Included in the tour price

    • Airport transfers;
    • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off;
    • Transport by modern car with climate control;
    • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available in the car;
    • Licensed English speaking guide who will drive and accompany you on the tour;
    • Standard admission to attractions stated in the itinerary;
    • 5 nights accommodation - bed and breakfast in a 4**** hotel or superior;
    • Gas, parking and road fees;
    • VAT.

    Not included in the tour price

    • Other meals & alcoholic beverages;
    • Photo & video fees at the visited sites;
    • Flight tickets;
    • Medical insurance – not mandatory but it is recommended.

    Tour's Location

    Departing from Bucharest
    from €1165 /person

    When booking for two people.

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