4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

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In this tour you will follow the trails of Vlad the Impaler more famously known as Dracula, see the birthplace of Sighisoara, cross the city where he left in agony, impaled and hanged, hundreds of enemies and see the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste, and the current capital, Bucharest so christened by the same Vlad. You wouldn't miss the city of Brasov, the most beautiful medieval city of Romania and the Bran Castle, used as a fortress. Although the end of the tour visit the place where Vlad "the Impaler" was buried, a small island in the middle of Lake Snagov, after years his body was never found. So the spirit continues to feed the legend of Dracula ...
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.

What’s included

  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
  • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Big Square (Piata Mare)
  • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel of Alba Iulia
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Snagov Monastery

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips for the tour guide

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Stop At: Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Targoviste, Dambovita County, Southern Romania 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). Duration: 21 hours Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania Journey 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 hour Stop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a 4* hotel.
Day 2: Sibiu - Corvin's Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiu Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 hour Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 hours Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.
Day 4: Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - Bucharest Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit 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 Romania Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Visit 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 hours Stop At: Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern Romania 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. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. No accommodation included on this day.
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