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$156.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Bucharest Day Trip to Discover Dracula's Life Journey

You will spend the whole day searching for clues about Dracula's life (in the 15th century he was known as Vlad the Impaler). He was the ruler of the Wallachia region. His seat of power was in Targoviste. This is the first stop of the day where you will visit the ruins of his court and the tower of Dracula. Afterwards, you will head to Curtea de Arges and visit one of the most beautiful churches in Romania. It is here where the first two royal couples of Romania are buried. From here you will journey to the gateway of the Carpathians, to the ruins of Poienari Castle and learn more about the myth of Dracula. You will drive through the mountains to reach Dracula's Castle in Bran, the notorious dark and mysterious place. The last stop of the day will be at the Snagov Monastery, where it is believed to be the final resting place of Vlad. On this full day trip enjoy an exclusive lecture on Dracula and Vlad the Impaler and decide between fact and fiction while passing through different stages of his life making it the most complete Dracula Day Trip in Romania.

$399.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Stop At: Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Targoviste, Dambovita County, Southern RomaniaTravel to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste that was also the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Duration: 21 hoursStop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaJourney to Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. On request we can visit the ruins of Fortress of Poienari after climbing around 1400 stairs. The beautiful view from the top it worths the effort to arrive there. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Sibiu, a beautiful medieval city where Romanians and Saxons have been living peacefully for centuries and where the various religious monuments (Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants) demonstrate this peaceful coexistence. Sibiu was named European Capital of Culture in 2007 and hosts an extraordinary theater festival every year. The city fascinates thanks to its three squares (Big Square, Small and Huet Square ) that transport tourists in a real medieval atmosphere. Its towers and its 15th century bastions, but also its beautiful museums and the famous “houses with the eyes” give the visitor lovely moments. Also in Sibiu you will see one of the largest gothic evangelical churches in Transylvania.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a 4* hotel.Day 2: Sibiu - Corvin's Castle - Alba Iulia - SibiuStop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaVisit the famous Castle of the Corvini, the most beautiful in Eastern Europe, a city in Gothic style, where there were celebrated historical movies just for its beauty. We will thoroughly know the Corvini family and its history. We will then see the wonderful scenery surrounding the castle. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Alba Iulia, a city which is very important from the historical point of view. It is here, in fact, that the event of Great Romania was held on December 1st, in 1918. Alba Iulia is very picturesque, with its citadel, its walls and its museums. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Sibiu.Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - BrasovStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit to the city of Sighisoara, with its imposing Clock Tower. This citadel is the best preserved in Europe and, extraordinary, it is still inhabited. Since 1999 the historic center of Sighisoara is a UNESCO heritage site. Here we will admire the church on the hill, reachable after a wooden staircase called the schoolchildren’s ladder. We will also see the statue of the famous Hungarian national poet Petofi Sandor, testifying to the fact that in Sighisoara the Magyar community was in the past numerically important. Next to the statue is the beautiful Catholic church, reserved for the Hungarian community, and the tower of the shoemakers. You can have the lunch at the house where Vlad the Impaler was born (own expenses) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Brasov, a wonderful Transylvanian town, once entirely fortified, an important cultural, tourist and commercial center. Brasov impresses with its typically German architecture, where the Gothic, the Baroque and the Renaissance intersect to give life to an interesting and culturally very lively city. Visit of the First Romanian School, which is located in the oldest district of the city, and which was inhabited exclusively by Romanians, the Schei district, interesting for the entrances into the city that were carried out in medieval times through the Caatherine’s and Schei Gate, quest last of the nineteenth century. In Brasov we will also visit the impressive Black Church, the largest evangelical Gothic church in Eastern Europe, with a 65 meter high bell tower and a length of 90 meters, the church houses the most beautiful nineteenth-century mechanical organ of Romania. We will then admire the palaces and houses of the historic center, recently restored, with the Council Square which now houses a beautiful museum, and the pedestrian Avenue of the Republic.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.Day 4: Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - BucharestStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit the famous Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle. In the Middle Ages, Bran was exactly on the border between Wallachia and Transylvania, so it was essential for the inhabitants of Brasov to build and preserve a defensive stronghold. In the 90s of the 900 this fortress was transformed into a beautiful castle thanks to the intervention of Queen Maria of RomaniaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaVisit to the fabulous Peles Castle, the summer residence of the first king of Romania, the King Charles 1 of Hohenzollern, of German origins. The castle was beautifully designed by a Czech architect, and is famous for being one of the most modern castles in Europe at the time of its construction, between the 19th and 20th centuries. Each room is characterized by a unique style, different from the styles of the other rooms. We will also admire the Florentine room, where we will breathe a typically Italian and Renaissance atmosphere.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern RomaniaStop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.No accommodation included on this day.

$92.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: UnzipRomania Travel, BucharestTravel Agency offering this tour. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Princely Court, Targoviste, Dambovita County, Southern RomaniaTargoviste Princely Court - The real court of Vlad the ImpalerAbout 80 Km Northwest of Bucharest in the Southwestern Transylvanian Alps is the town of Targoviste. The capital of feudal Walachia from 14th to the 17th century. It was here where Vlad Dracula had his main residence. Tour highlights: Princely Court, Princely Church, Chindia Tower, Museum of the printing press and of the old Romanian books.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Poienari Castle, Arefu, Arges County, Southern RomaniaPoienari Fortress - The Real Castle of Dracula: is placed on the highest cliff around Arges gorges at 850m. It is surrounded by a spectacular landscape and to get there we will climb the 1480 steps.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaCurtea de Arges is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Arges River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians. The name, literally The Court upon Arges refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia. Visit Curtea de Arges Orthodox Monastery which features a church unique in design and architecture.Duration: 1 hour

$742.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Dracula Tour from Bucharest - Dracula beyond the legend

Day 1 | Welcome to Bucharest, a city first mentioned in documents contemporary with Vlad Țepeș. You will start exploring Bucharest with a tour of the city’s most famous tourist attraction, the Palace of the Parliament and continue with a walking tour through Bucharest’s Old Town.Day 2 | The second day of your Dracula tour begins with a trip to Târgoviște, a place which served as the capital of the historic region of Wallachia during the Middle Ages. Next, you will visit Poenari, one of the main fortresses of Vlad the Impaler and we will check in at a guest-house on Transfagarasan.Day 3 | In the first part of the day, we will break away from the vampire stories and enjoy some of the spectacular landscapes of Transylvania on Transfăgărășan. You will then reach Sibiu, a city where 600 years ago the legend of Dracula started spreading through the noblemen and merchants that inhabited the city. In Sibiu, you will visit the ASTRA Museum for a wooden carriage ride and you will take a walking tour of the city.Day 4 | The fourth day of your tour will begin with a trip to Corvin Castle, which is believed to be the place where Vlad Tepes was imprisoned by John Hunyadi for 7 years. Next, you will head to the Orăștie mountains to visit the famous Dacian Fortresses of Sarmizegetusa Regia and take a trip to the Densuș Church, one of the oldest Romanian churches.Day 5 | Your day begins with a trip to the Alba Carolina Citadel the largest medieval citadel in Romania. We will then head towards the „center of the Earth” through the salt deposits of Transylvania. Today, the Turda Salt Mine has been turned into one of the coolest underground places in the world, providing countless hours of entertainment to its tourists.Day 6 | After breakfast, you will leave from Cluj and head to a nearby Saxon village in order to visit the Bierțan Fortified Church. Your tour continues with a trip to Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in Europe, where you will visit the symbol of the city, the Clock Tower. Sighisoara is also considered the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, and you will visit the place where the infamous Wallachian ruler lived the first years of his life.Day 7 | The first destination of the day is Brasov, where you will walk on one of the narrowest streets in the world, explore the beautiful Council Square, and discover the secrets of the Black Church. You will then head to Bran for a tour of Dracula’s Castle. Bran Castle is one of the spookiest medieval castles in Europe, and it is widely known as the inspiration beyond the myth of Dracula.The final stop of the day is the Snagov Monastery, the burial place of Vlad Tepes.Day 8 | After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight hours.

$113.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest: In Search of Count Dracula

Start the morning with a drive from Bucharest towards Targoviste, to explore the former capital of Wallachia during Vlad the Impaler's time. In 1459, from his royal court in Targoviste, Vlad The Impaler refused to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire. He won one memorable victory against the Ottomans when he disguised himself as a janissary and attacked the Ottoman army camped near Targoviste. Vlad Dracula built Chindia Tower, the landmark of the city, for surveillance and defense purposes. It was partly built on a church and is 27 meters high and 9 meters in diameter. The oldest written document about Targoviste Royal Court dates back to 1396. In the 17th century, the Royal Court was set on fire at the orders of the ottoman Empire and the capital of Wallachia was moved to Bucharest.Next stop will be at Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. The town`s strongholds were rebuilt in the 14th century. See its princely church and frescoed interior which is one of the first examples of Romanian paintings. The Episcopal Church (the monastery) is a recreation of the original built in 1512 -1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab (rebuilt in 1875 - 1885).The tour concludes with a visit to Poenari Fortress. Standing on a cliff but now 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. 30 minutes). Once you arrive at the top of the castle you will find that it is surprisingly small; one third collapsed down the mountainside in 1888. However, entering through a narrow wooden bridge, you come across the crumbling remains of two towers within; the prism shaped one was Vlad`s (Dracula`s) residential quarters. From here, according to the legend, Vlad the Impaler`s wife flung herself from the window, declaring that it was better to die than be captured by the Turks, who were besieging the castle. Legend has it that Vlad himself escaped over the mountains on horseback. Finally, return back to Bucharest where your trip ends.

$822.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: BucharestTake an airport transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic, evening tour of Bucharest with visit of the Parlament Palace, second largest administrative building after the Pentagon, see the oldtown and the Village MuseumOvernight in a 4* hotel.Day 2: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - SibiuTravel to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste that was also the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Overnight in a 4* Hotel in Sibiu city center.Day 3: Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba IuliaEnjoy a visit of, the European capital of culture in 2007, Sibiu, with its beautiful old town, the Big/Small Squares. Head to Hunedoara, home of the Castle of Matei Corvin, the largest Gothic castle in Romania, also a castle full of history.. Arrival in Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in Alba Iulia in Hotel Transilvania 4*Day 4: Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj - Bistrita - TihutaSee Alba lulia's citadel, after breakfast. Visit the impressive salt mine of Romania in Turda. Go to Cluj Napoca city and Bistrita, the real land of Dracula. Dine and overnight at Dracula's Castle Hotel 3*Day 5: Tihuta - Targu Mures - SighisoaraDepart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Arrive in Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Take a tour of Sighisoara, a fortified citadel in the heart of Transylvania, inhabited by XIIIth century until today. Overnight in Sighisoara, the birthplace of Dracula right in the Unesco citadel in a medieval 3* hotel.Day 6: Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Brasov  After breakfast we'll head to Bran which according to tradition was home for the Count Dracula and inspired the novel written by Stoker. Head to Brasov, a medieval town known as The City of the Crown.Sightseeing tour of the old town of Brasov - Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Tower, Ecatherina and Schei gates.Overnight at Hotel House of Dracula (4 Star), a replica of Dracula's CastleDay 7: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest (200 km)In the morning visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance styleOn the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Overnight in a 4* hotel.Day 8Free time and transfer to the airport