Daytime Vampire Chasing & Food Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Bucharest

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The tour gathers for ~4 hours the most interesting things in Bucharest: facts and histories about vampires and the opportunity to taste Romanian food, from starters to desserts. The city hides many mysteries and secrets that you will find out during the tour: the strong connection between Dracula and Bucharest, how a replica of his real castle was built here, the position of the Romanian Church towards vampires and spirit possession, but also the story of the mass murder surnamed “the vampire of Bucharest".In between, we will stop and taste traditional food and drinks to regain our strength.
The tour will start at the entrance in the Tineretului Park and we will have a short walk to our first unique objective, the replica of the real Dracula’s castle in Bucharest. The guide will tell you the story of Vlad Tepes, his life and how he built Poienari, his only castle. After that, we will enter in one of the oldest parks in Bucharest and stroll on his beautiful alleys in order to reach our first restaurant, where we will taste traditional starters and tuica surrounded by trees. Refreshed, we will continue our walk in an old neighbourhood where you will find out about the vampire of Bucharest that terrorized the city in the 70s. Later, at the Patriarchal Cathedral, get surprised to discover how people died in exorcising process and what is the official position of the Romanian Church towards the existence of vampires, ghosts and other spirits. Being close to the Old Town, we will have our lunch at a traditional Romanian restaurant with famous ciorba and mici, beer included. Our next stop will be the Old Princely Court of Dracula, where people say that you can still see his ghost hunting the place and where the guide will tell you about Vlad’s unfortunate childhood and his methods of torture as a ruler of Wallachia. And finally, after some ghost stories of haunted places in the area, we will have our last stop for the famous Romanian dessert papanasi and a lemonade.

What’s included

  • Drinks: One shot of Tuica, one Romanian beer and one lemonade
  • Food: Traditional starter, one "ciorba"/traditional sour soup, sarmale and papanasi.
  • English speaking guide
  • Access to an online info-point
  • Bucharest Survival Guide which helps you to start a conversation in Romanian, to choose a traditional meal and to visit the best attractions in Bucharest.
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Other drinks or food
  • Hotel pick up and drop off