Welcome to Wallachia


The Danube flows along the southern edge of Wallachia and is best seen west of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, where it breaks through the Carpathians at the legendary Iron Gates. Drobeta-Turnu Severin was once a thriving Roman colony, and you can still see the remains of Emperor Trajan’s mighty bridge (AD 103) that once traversed the Danube.


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$73.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle: Private Tour from Bucharest

In the morning you will meet with your travel guide at the hotel to start your day trip to the Peles and Bran. The journey will start driving through the Prahova Valley, in order to reach Sinaia, where you will visit the impressive Peles Castle, built in the 19th century, according to the specifications of King Carol I, in order to be the royal family’s summer residence. Our day trip ends with a visit to the famously known Dracula Castle, situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Our next stop will be in Brasov, one of the top destinations in Romania. In the main square, situated in the heart of the city, you will admire the Old City Hall and all the lovely medieval buildings. We will cross the Council Square and reach the famous Black Church, the biggest gothic style church between Vienna and Istanbul.  Tour highlights: The Peles Castle The castle, one of the elite monuments in Europe and in the world, spreads over 3200 square meters with 160 rooms that impress through their beauty and elegance, each of them reflecting a different European country. The most famous one is the Great Armory Room, hosting 4000 exhibits collected or received as a gift from all around the world. The representative style is German Renaissance, but you will also find elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque and French Rococo style. The Bran Castle The castle, set on a 60 meters cliff, guarding the road to Transylvania, was built in the 13th century. The castle is known to be the home of Bram Stocker’s character, Count Dracula, a relentless inspiration for Hollywood. The construction amazes with its picturesque courtyard, the towers with a whitewashed color and the rooms containing exquisite collections of beautifully carved furniture, painted icons, statues, ceramics, and silverware.  The Black Church The history of this landmark is quite turbulent: the first church built on this site was ravaged by the Mongol invaders in 1242. Afterwards, it was rebuilt between 1385 and 1477, in order to face another disaster in the 17th century. “The Great” fire destroyed the city and along with it, the church. The restoration took almost 100 years and since then, the sanctuary was given its current name because it walls turned black after the calamity. The church host a 4000 pipe organ and 119 Anatolian carpets.

$62.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Transfagarasan Road and Poienari Fortress Tour from Brasov

Route: Brasov - Transfagarasan road – Poienari - Brasov (depending of the season: Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 - October 31!).The tours starts from your hotel in Brasov and we drive up about 1 1/2 hours on Transfagarasan highway (built as a strategic military route, is the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic) to Balea Waterfall where we make a short stop for pictures than we drive to one of the most beautiful glacial lakes of the Carpathians - Balea Lake. Here we make a stop for a short walk in the area (30 minutes) and also we can have a quick lunch. The landscape is astonishing: the lake, the cliffs, the peaks, the road itself, the cable car which goes up from Balea waterfall to Balea Lake! We continue the tour crossing a tunel than driving down, in zig zag, on Transfagarasan Road on the other side to Wallachia or Tara Romaneasca (is a historical and geographical region of Romania), we reach to the Vidraru dam and in about 1 hour we stop for visiting Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle (you climb almost 1500 steps, but the view from the top of the hill is amaizing!). From here we drive back to Brasov, about 3 hours, crossing villages and towns located at the bottom of the Fagaras mountain.Tour highlights:Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, it is the highest (2042m) and most dramatic paved road in Romania. It runs North to South across the highest sections of the Carpathian Mountains. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. Fagaras mountains – the highest mountains of Romania and the Carpathian range with highest peak Moldoveanu -2544m. Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep. Balea Waterfall with its 60 meters height it is one of the most famous waterfalls in Romania. Transfagarasan road, Balea glacial lake, Balea waterfall, Poienari fortress.

$65.08 Day Trips & Excursions

From Bucharest to Transylvania Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestMeet with your guide and set out for your Transylvania trip.Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaStart your day trip with Peles Castle (inside visit), set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaFinal stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.Conclude your tour with return transport to your hotel in Bucharest.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (BisericaNeagră – inside visit), old City Hall, watch towers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe.Duration: 1 hour

$228.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Medieval Transylvania 2-Day Private Tour from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - SighisoaraPass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestOn the first day you will be picked up from Bucharest and we will drive towards the beautiful Prahova Valley.Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaOur first stop will be at the imposing and magnificent palace of Peles. Built by the royal family of Romania during the 19th century, this palace offers an insight of 19th century German Renaissance style of decorations.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe next stop will be in Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle. The imposing construction watches over a valley from a strategic position, it was originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania. Together we shall discover the connection between the legendary ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and the infamous vampire.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon we will head to the city of Brasov, a city that retains its medieval charm with the help of its well kept historical center. Our walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square from where we shall admire the old City Hall with its clock tower, the monumental Gothic Black Church, the fortifications, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the evening sets in we will reach Sighisoara, where you will be accommodated.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a centrally located hotel in Sighisoara.Day 2: Sighisoara - Sibiu - BucharestStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast, we will go on a tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, one of the very few permanently inhabited citadels in Europe. This is also the birthplace of the legendary Vlad Dracula, whose house we will see, after which we will climb to the top of the 500 year old clock tower for a fantastic view over the town. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext stop will be Sibiu, also known as Hermannstadt. This is the heart of the German community living in Romania, the German Saxons having lived here for over 800 years. A former European capital of culture, Sibiu boasts many great sights from medieval times when it was a citadel: the Great Square, the Brukenthal Museum and an infamous Bridge of Lies. Afterwards, we drive along the spectacular Olt river valley going back to Bucharest.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$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.

$78.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Draculas Castle and Transylvania Tour

Start your day by enjoying the amazing views that the most important passageway between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania has to offer. Prahova Valley is the most important destination for mountaineers and for winter sports fan in Romania. Right afterwards, you will arrive at the last royal estate of the Romanian monarchy, Peles Castle. Built at the end of the 19th-century during more than 40 years of craftmanship, the castle represents a blend of neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its interior has over 170 rooms decorated in different consecrated styles like Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, French and imperial, etc. The next attraction of the tour will be the medieval Bran Castle, commonly known as 'Dracula's Castle.' There, you will have the chance to immerse yourself into the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the main character of the Bram Stoker novel. Afterwards we will have a nice lunch and make our way back to Bucharest.

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