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$161.16 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.

$411.72 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Sibiu In the morning depart to Targoviste, the capital of Wallachia in the times of Vlad Tepes. 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). Later we will arrive in the medieval town of Sibiu, also European Capital of Culture in 2007. Enjoy a tour of the old town with its Big Square, Small Square and the beautiful Evangelical Cathedral in the Huet Square. If requested You can have a special dinner in a peasent’s hous in Sibiel. Overnight in a central located 4* hotel in Sibiu. Day 2: Sibiu – Hunyadi Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: Hunyadi Castle former residence of Kind Mathias of the Hungarian Empire and also the place where Vlad Dracula was imprisoned. Later we will arrive in the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia that is considered to be the spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in the same centrally located 4* hotel in Sibiu. Day 3: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov – Poiana Brasov After breakfast we will cross the typical Transylvanian villages and arrive in Biertan where we will visit the Unesco fortified church of Biertan, famous for the tower of divorce that has an interesting legend. Later we will arrive Sighisoara where we can have the lunch right in the house where Vlad Dracula was born. Visit the medieval Unesco citadel of Sighisoara and departure to one of the beautiful cities in Romania that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church (2 Michelin stars); in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East Europe and a important monument for the Romanian architecture, which boasts a bell of 6 tons and a remarkable collection of oriental rugs. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov. Day 4: Poiana Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest Leave early in the morning and return to the capital, Bucharest. Departure to Bran, small agricultural village that hides the most famous castle in Romania - Dracula's Castle. Visit the castle of the vampire count, full of labirinths, staircases and secret passages, with its courtyard where we can still imagine the bodies impaled in agony, while the prince was dining (one of his habits). Visit the resort of Sinaia with its beautiful monastery and the most beautiful royal castle in Romania - Peles Castle, from the time of King Carol I of Romania.  On 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.  We will arrive back to Bucharest in late evening to your indicated hotel/address.

$95.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Itinerary:Targoviste Princely Court - The real court of Vlad the ImpalerAbout 80km northwest of Bucharest in the Southwestern Transylvanian Alps is the town of Targoviste. It was the capital of feudal Walachia from the 14th to the 17th century. It was here that 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.Poienari 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 you will climb the 1480 steps to the top.Afterwards drive to Curtea de Arges for a traditional Romanian lunch and a tour of the first capital of Wallachia. Curtea de Arges is a city in Romania on the bank of the Arges River, which flows through a valley in the lower Carpathians. The name, literally means The Court upon Arges and refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia. Take a walking tour of the town visiting the Princely Church and Old Court ruins, and the Episcopal Church where the monarchs of Romania are buried.

$764.62 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.

$116.46 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.

$846.96 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest Take 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 Museum Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 2: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Travel 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 Iulia Enjoy 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 - Tihuta See 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 - Sighisoara Depart 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 Castle Day 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 style On 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 8 Free time and transfer to the airport