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For those enticed by mystery, for those who believe there are people who possess miraculous powers, for those passionate by the uncanny, we will, for eight days, discover the places that inspired the vampire stories and the legend of Dracula.

  • Trip type: Classic
  • Duration: 8 days
  • From Bucharest to Bucharest
Classic
Price from767 €
Available fromMay 2016
Available untilSeptember 2016

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Day 1 : Arrival in Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest, a city first certified in documents contemporary with Vlad Țepeș, the prince whose personality and deeds inspired the legends of Dracula. If you really want to find out how someone can give rise to such a dramatic story as that of Count Dracula, you need to know the truth about Vlad Tepes Voivod, descendant of an ancient Romanian family, chased by curses, an idealist and the ever-present prototype of the adamant legislator. On our first evening, you will enjoy a genuine Romanian experience in a famous restaurant specialized in local cuisine.

Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 2 : Bucharest - Royal Court- Poenari Castle

We step into the heart of Romania, heading to Târgoviște, the capital of the region called Walachia in the Middle Ages. Back in the day when violence was common practice, Prince Vlad Țepeș managed to frighten Europe with his cruelty. We’ll discover his ancestors, his legend in this Dracula tour. Later on, we climb the 1480 steps up to Poenari Castle, also known as the Vlad Țepeș Castle.

Overnight in Curtea de Arges

Day 3 : Poenari -Sibiu

Continuing the Dracula tour, today we’ll see places where the beauty of the landscapes chases away any thoughts associated with vampire stories. However, in this part of the world the famous legends speaking of moroi, the local name for vampires, are stronger than anywhere. Strange rituals and a well-concealed fear are part of the local’s existence. Later we reach the city of Sibiu, where about 600 years ago, helped by Gutenberg’s intervention, the noblemen and merchants spread out the history of Dracula. A carriage drive through one of the greatest open-air museums in Europe is the perfect opportunity to see local customs and architecture.

Overnight in Sibiu

Day 4 : Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba-Iulia

The life of the Romanian Prince was all adventure and drama. Today we shall visit the Corvin Castle. The Castle, displaying an impressive Gothic architecture was the place where Vlad Țepeș was briefly imprisoned by Corvin, the rival family. We’ll then visit another monument, closely related to Romania’s medieval history, the best-preserved defense fortress in Romania: Alba Carolina Fortress.

Overnight in Alba Iulia

Day 5 : Alba Iulia - Bierțan - Sighișoara

It is inevitable that the Gothic architecture of Transylvanian monuments should inspire in travelers a mixture of admiration and a sense of awe. We experience such feelings when facing the fortified Church of Biertan, for instance, encircled by three rounds of walls, dominating the surroundings from afar. We then reach Sighișoara, whence the origins of Dracula emerged, his family name being Draculea ( In Ro., drac means devil or devilish creature). Here, the medieval feel is more pervasive than anywhere else, inspired by century-old buildings and narrow winding cobblestone streets. We enter the medieval atmosphere by participating in a traditional dinner with dishes cooked on recipes dating back hundreds of years.

Overnight in Sighisoara

Day 6 : Sighișoara - Viscri - Bran - Râșnov - Brașov

We remain in Transylvania, the land populated – by Hollywood producers at least – with vampires and monsters, which in fact hides stories much more frightening than those made up by screenwriters. It was in search of these stories that Prince Charles from of Great Britain came to visit Romania, his favorite area being Viscri, a small traditional Romanian village. Day 6 from Dracula tour has prepared beautiful objectives: Bran Castle, which has entered the top of the world’s spookiest places as The Dracula Castle. We then visit the Râșnov Fortress, the place where history and legend gave birth to such awe-inspiring stories.

Overnight in Brasov

Day 7 : Brașov - Sinaia - Câmpina - Bucharest

We leave behind the historical region of Transylvania and enter Walachia, the land where Vlad Țepeș reigned; his brief age of glory changed the very history of Romania. Next, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, a creation of the last representatives of the Romanian royalty. We then reach a unique place, Iulia Hașdeu’s Castle, a real esoteric center, built according to directions received during spiritism sessions by Hașdeu, from his prematurely deceased daughter.

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 8 : Bucharest - Departure

Having acquired more truths and fewer questions, we leave behind Romania and its amazing history.

End of Dracula Tour.

Bucharest
Bucharest
Arefu
Arefu
Sibiu
Sibiu
Hunedoara
Alba-Iulia
Alba-Iulia
Biertan
Sighișoara
Sighișoara
Viscri
Rasnov
Bran
Brașov
Brașov
Sinaia
Campina
Bucharest
Bucharest
Otopeni Airport
Tempo Bucharest Hotel
Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
Capital Plaza Bucharest
Hotel Posada Vidraru
Hotel Valea Cu Pesti
Grand Hotel Sofianu
Ibis Sibiu Hotel
Hotel Ramada Sibiu
Golden Tulip Sibiu
Hotel Transilvania
La Maison de Caroline
Hotel Medieval Alba Iulia
BinderBubi Hotel
Casa Wagner Sighisoara
Central Park Sighisoara
Ambient Hotel
Hotel Pantex Brasov
Bucharest – Discover the capital of Romania
Poenari Castle – the Fortress of Vlad the Impaler
Transfagarasan road – Top Gear’s best road in the world in 2011
Sibiu
Alba Carolina fortress
The Hunyad Castle – Amazing Medieval Castle in Transylvania
Biertan fortified church
Sighisoara fortress – The only inhabited medieval fortress in Europe
Brasov the city at the foothill of the Carpathians
Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle
Rasnov fortress
Peles Castle – the summer residence of Romanian royalty
The Iulia Hasdeu Castle

Guaranteed Departures

DateAugust 20th 2016 Yes
Minimum Group2 people4 people
Price per person928 €731 €
 
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What's included

  • Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Private english speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
  • Transport by private car/coach

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.

Optional

  • Supplement 4* Hotel €98,4
  • Single Supplement €117
  • Half Board Supplement €135
  • Full Board Supplement €225

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