Dracula tour

Highlights Dracula tour

Bucharest, Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Sibiu’s old town, Hunyad castle, Alba Iulia, Sighisoara medieval town – birthplace of Vlad Dracula, Biertan fortified church, Prejmer fortified church, Brasov’s Old Town, Bran castle, Peles castle, Snagov monastery – the burial place of Vlad Dracula.

When referring to Romania the first thing that comes to mind is Transylvania. Transylvania is home to some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, some relating to the legend of Dracula, castles and fortress On this tour your specialist tour guide will take you on a trip to the past, to discover the enchanting region of Transylvania and the reality and myth of Vlad Dracula.
Interior yard of Hunyad Castle
Sibiu street
Biertan fortified church

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Day by day itinerary

Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu

Curtea de Arges Pick-up from airport or a hotel in Bucharest at 9.00-9.30 AM. Start your journey on Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) trail. Leave Bucharest region and go to Curtea de Arges, the former second capital of Wallachia. The strongholds rebuilt in the 14th century. See the Episcopal Church (the monastery) which is a recreation of the original built in 1512 -1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab. Then optional visit the Poenari Castle. Standing on a cliff but know in ruins this is known as the real castle of Dracula (Vlad Tepes). To get to the top you must climb up its 1400 steps (takes approx. 1 hour). Go on the route up to Sibiu where we’ll stay overnight.
Ramada Hotel**** or similar, located in the heart of Sibiu

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Sibiu- Alba Iulia - Hunedoara - Sibiu

Hunyad Castle Breakfast. Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania.. The city is reminiscent of old European cities such as Nuremburg and it was founded in 1190 and grew to be the chief city of the Transylvanian Saxons. This amazing town, with the "Old Town" (The Big Square, the Small Square, the Ursuline Church, The Franciscan Church, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Lier’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild and last but not least with the amazing Bruckenthal Museum) is a gorgeous place to see.
Next stop will be at Alba Iulia. Having its origins back in 2nd century from Roman time, the city of Alba Iulia offers a journey through the history of Transylvania from ancient times to medieval and modern days. We’ll visit the ruins of the Roman town, the medieval fortifications, the modern fortifications made in Vauban style, the Cathoilc Cathedral – the oldest from Transylvania and the Reunion Cathedral which commemorates the Union of all Romanian provinces ina single country.
Next stop will be at Hunedoara to visit the famous Hunyad Castle, the residence of the brave Transylvanian Governor – John Hunyad (Iancu de Hunedoara). The castle built in XV century is the biggest medieval castle from Romania and it’s also considered one of the most haunted places from Europe. Return in the evening to Sibiu.
Ramada Hotel**** or similar, located in the heart of Sibiu

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Sibiu - Medias - Biertan - Sighisoara

Dracula Tours After breakfast we’ll go on the route to Sighisoara. We’ll pass the town of Medias, famous for its 14the century Margareth Cathedral with the slanted “trompeths tower”. Next stop at Biertan Fortified Church, dating from XVI century and a former evanghelical bishops headquarter.
In the afternoon visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Also called “The Pearl of Transylvania” the old medieval city is include on UNESCO's Word Heritage. The Old Town or the Citadel is the only one still inhabited in Europe - a lost world and still so at the present!
Sighisoara Hotel***, located in the old medieval citadel

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Sighisoara - Prejmer - Bran - Brasov

Romania Dracula Tours After breakfast we’ll leave Sighisoara on the route to Brasov area. The road will pass through beautiful german villages and one can admire their architecture and also couple citadels or churches which can be seen from the road as Rupea, Saschiz, Rotbav, aso.
First stop will be at Prejmer Fortified Church, one of the best preserved of its kind in Eastern Europe. The church is modeled after churches of Jerusalem, as well as built in the style of Early Gothic churches from the Rhineland. The concept of a fortified church as it is presented an Prejmer is unique in Europe and can be seen only in Transylvania.
Continue our tour to Bran and visit the famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, of the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In the XX century the castle was donated to the royal family and becamed a royal residence. The museum preserve the furniture and objects from that period.
End the day in Brasov. Short tour of the magic medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.
Casa Wagner Hotel***, located in the old town

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Brasov - Sinaia - Snagov - Bucharest

Brasov City After breakfast we’ll go to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian kings. Peles castle is considered one of the best 10 castles of Europe.
Then will go to Snagov, a small village 40 km north of Bucharest, with its beautiful sixteen kilometer long lake; In the centre of the lake is an island occupied by a monastery, built in 1519. The Snagov monastery is situated on the island of the lake with the same name. Visitors come here to seek the tomb of Dracula sitting in the front of the church altar. Vlad's murder is believed to have occurred in the forests nearby, where the monks took his body, since both Vlad and his father had both given money to the monastery.
Drop off at Bucharest International Airport (estimated time 2.30-3.00 PM) or at another location from Bucharest.

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Pricing table

No. of persons Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room
1 From 1340
2 From 730 From 835
3 From 565 From 670
4 555 665
5-6 495 605
7-8 415 525
* prices are in EURO / person

The price include

4 nights accomodation with breakfast; transport with car or minivan; Private Tour Guide – English language. Other languages on request. Entrance tickets at the monuments; local taxes.

The price not include

Other services not specified on the itinerary; photo or video fees at monuments;
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Spend Halloween party in Romania

For an unique experience join our Halloween Tour in Transylvania, probably the best destination in the World to spend Halloween. Our Halloween tour is unique because include special events in two of the biggest and most famous castles in Europe: Hunyad castle and Bran castle. Halloween Party is organized exclusively for our groups in a true medieval castle. During the tour we’ll have another special event – an exclusive nighttime visit at Bran castle, guided by Vlad Dracula. Book our Halloween Tour in Transylvania.

Last year Halloween party

How to explore Romania

Choose one of our tours in Romania and discover the beauty of our country. Romania offers a large variety of interesting sights from the medieval towns and fortresses in Transylvania, painted monasteries in Bucovina, wooden churches and gates in Maramures, from nice museums and big cities to the jewelries of nature as Carpathians mountains, Danube Delta, lakes and caves.

Why to book Dracula Tour?

The most known story or legend about Romania is the Dracula. The novell and later the movie made from Vlad Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) one of the most famous characters in the World. We are inviting you to discover the myth and true about the legend of Dracula, while you’ll be in a tour of Romania, a tour in Transylvania. Vlad Dracula was a Prince of Wallachia – the southern region of Romania, but he was born in Transylvania and spend many years in that region. Therfore in our Dracula tour we’ll visit these two important provinces. We’’l start from Bucharest – the capital city of Romania, then we’ll continue to the ruins of Poienari castle, the true castle built by Vlad. Our Dracula tour will continue, crossing the Carpathians mountains into Transylvania, also called “the country behind the forrest”, in Latin language.

Here we’ll visit the some of the sights which are connected with the history and theme of our tour and some of the most important sights of Transylvania. Our Dracula tour is also a tour to Transylvania because his life and his legend are highly connected with this region of Romania.

We’ll visit the city of Sibiu, one of the oldest Transylvanian city and former capital, the Hunyad castle, the biggest Transylvanian castle, the town of Alba Iulia, the Arges monastery, the fortified churches as Biertan and Prejmer, a unique sample of religious and defensive structures, Peles castle. Very important stops in our Dracula tour are his birthplace – the medieval town of Sighisoara, the Old town of Brasov, where Vlad spended many years of his life, the famous Dracula’s castle – Bran castle and Dracula’s burial place – Snagov monastery.

Your tour guide will tell you many informations about the true life of Vlad Dracula, his image in the Romanian history, legends and myth, and of course, you’ll find more about the entire history of Romania and about visited places. Overall our Dracula tour is a very good choice for the ones which are interested about his life and legend but which are also interested to find more about Romania and Transylvania.

During Halloween time you can join a special Dracula tour – the Halloween Tour in Transylvania.

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