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DRACULA TOUR

Duration: 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 Transfer to Bucharest

 

   Arrival at Otopeni Airport and transfer to the hotel in Bucharest. Meet your English speaking guide in the Airport and on the way to the hotel he will present you the tour and he will give all the practical information about exchange rates, Romanian food and restaurants. Overnight in a 4**** star centrally located hotel.

 

DAY 2 Bucharest – Targoviste - Curtea de Arges

 

   In the morning, after breakfast, leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour. Discover the old town of the Romanian Capital City, where, 550 years ago, Vlad the Impaler had built a castle that later  became the residence of the Walachian rulers. Today the ruins of this medieval castle are kept as a museum. Nearby, is St Anthony church, the place where the rulers of Walachia have been crowned. The tour will unfold for you the most interesting sites of Bucharest, like The Parliament’s Palace, also known as The People’s House, the second largest administrative building in the world, The Revolution Square, The Opera Square, Victoria Ave and the Triumphal Arch. Leave Bucharest and drive to Targoviste, the second Capital City of Walachia during the middle ages and visit the Royal Court and Chindia Tower. This is the place where Vlad the Impaler’s father, Vlad Dracul, was killed by his rivals, together with the Impaler’s oldest brother. Late in the afternoon we arrive in Curtea de Arges, during the middle ages the first Capital City of Walachia and visit the 16th century church, the burial site of the Romanian royal family, followed by the visit of Poienari fortress, built by Vlad the Impaler at the top of a cliff. The legend has it here is the place from where his wife had jumped, committing suicide, after she found out that her husband was killed. There are though about 1500 steps to climb to get to the fortress! Return to Curtea de Arges, accommodation in a 3*** star hotel.

 

DAY 3 Curtea de Arges – Sibiu

 

   In the morning, leave Curtea de Arges and cross the Olt river gorges. Right before the entrance in the gorges, have a brake at Cozia, to visit the church built by Vlad’s grandfather, Mircea the Elder, on the shore of the river. Noon arrival to Sibiu and visit the medieval town, founded by the saxon settlers and known also as Hermanstadt. The walking tour will bring you to the Small Square, the Liar’s Bridge, the Big Square and to the Lutheran Cathedral, where Mihnea the Mean, Vlad’s son is buried. Overnight in a 4**** star hotel in the old town.

 

DAY 4 Sibiu – Hunedoara – Cluj Napoca

 

   After breakfast, departure for Hunedoara, where we visit the gothic castle of Transylvannia, Hunyad Castle, built durirng the XVth century by two of the greatest Hungarian kings: Ioan Hunyad and his son, Matthiew Corvinus. Matthiew had helped the rivals of Vlad the Impaler and he had trapped him and put him in jail in Vishegrad Castle. After the visit, we go to Cluj Napoca, the Capital of Transylvania, and after a short walking tour which includes the visit of St Michael’s Cathedral and the house where Matthiew Corvinus was born, we get accommodation in a centrally located 4*** star hotel.

 

DAY 5 Cluj Napoca – Bistrita – Borgo Pass

 

   In the morning we leave Cluj Napoca and before noon, arrive in Bistrita, the town where Dracula’s lowyer, Jonathan Harker made a stop at the Golden Crown Inn and he was warned by the locals to stay away from the vampire count. After a walking tour in the old town, have lunch in the restaurant of Golden Crown Hotel, in Jonathan Harker`s  dinning room. Departure for the BorgoPass, the place where Bram Stoker had located the castle of the count Dracula. Typical Dracula dinner and accommodation on BorgoPass at Hotel Castle Dracula 3***.

 

DAY 6 Borgo Pass – Targu Mures - Sighisoara

 

   After breakfast, leave count Dracula’s Castle headed for Sighisoara. On the way, short stop in Targu Mures, the most typical Hungarian town of  Transylvania, where you can see beautiful Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings – like the Palace of the Culture and the City Hall. In the afternoon arrive in Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval town of Romania. During the walking tour, visit the Church on the Hill, the Clock Tower and Vlad Dracul’s House, the place where, in 1431, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) was born. Accommodation in a 3*** hotel up in the fortress.

 

DAY 7 Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov

 

   Leave Sighisoara in the morning and drive to Bran, where you visit the medieval castle known worldwide as Dracula’s Castle. Free time for shopping and departure for Brasov, one of the most beautiful cities of Transylvania, known also as Kronstadt (the city of the crown). Visit the old town of Brasov, including the biggest gothic cathedral of the South Eastern Europe, the Black Church and the amazing museum of the First Romanian School from Schei quarter. In the evening we go to Poiana Brasov, the best ski resort in Romania and. Accommodation in a 4**** hotel designed to look like a medieval castle, called Acasa la Dracula (Dracula’s Home).

 

Day 8 Brasov – Sinaia – Snagov - Bucharest

 

   In the morning departure for Sinaia, for the visit of the summer residence of the first royal couple, King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth, Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. After this, head South to Bucharest, on the way make a stop at Snagov, the burial place of Vlad the Impaler. There is a monastery on an island and in the church of the monastery there is a tomb where probably was buried the body of the Walachian prince. Return to Bucharest for the farewell dinner in Dracula’s restaurant and accommodation in a 4**** star hotel in the city center.

 

DAY 9 Transfer to the airport / end of our services

 

OR YOU CAN BOOK OUR BULGARIA EXTENSION OR DANUBE DELTA EXTENSION

 

Our services include:

 

- 8 nights accommodation in 3*** and 4**** star hotels

- 8 breakfasts

- 1 lunch

- 2 dinners

- The entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the program

- Transportation for the entire tour (car, mini van or van – depending on the size of the group)

- Transfers from the airport and back

- English speaking guide for the entire tour

 

Not included:

- Other meals than mentioned

- Photo fees
- Tips

 

Price:

 

1150 EUR / person, based on double room occupancy

 

Single room supplement: 195 EUR / person

 

This price is valid and the departure is guaranteed for a group of minimum 2 persons!