(5 days / 4 nights)
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We are inviting you along the 5 days tour following the historical character Vlad the Impaler. You will understand how the prince was transformed by Bram Stoker into a fabulous character in his Dracula novel. We will visit the main places and castles where Vlad reigned, as well as some of the places mentioned in the Bram Stoker’s novel.
Day 1. Bucharest – Bran – Brasov
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. Departure to Brasov, one of the most visited cities in Romania. We stop in Sinaia – the most important resort in Romania. We can visit Peles Castel . After lunch we are heading to one of the most important place linked to Dracula legend – the Dracula castle in Bran. Built between 1377 – 1382, on a large rock, had two roles: commercial, collect taxes from all merchants who lived with their goods in the ancient regions of Transylvania and Wallachia and a military to defend the Bran Pass. But the castle owes its fame to the legend refers to the figure of Vlad Tepes – Dracula. After we visit Bran Castle we are heading Brasov for accommodation, a short walking tour and dinner. Overnight at the 3* hotel near Brasov
Day 2. Brasov – Sighisoara
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. In the morning we have a panoramic tour of Brasov. Today we are focusing on the historical character “Vlad the Impaler”. We will track his steps in history for a better understanding his personality. There is no better place than the old Middle Age citadel of Sighisoara for this. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. it also preserve the birth house of Vlad Tepes. In Sighisoara we will visit the Clock Tower, the Weapons Museum and the Torture Museum, as well as other objectives which transformed Sighisoara in a world heritage. On the way to Sighisoara we will also visit Saschiz fortified church – another UNESCO world heritage objective. Dinner and overnight at 3* hotel in Sighisoara.
Day 3. Sighisoara – Sibiu
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. We are heading for Sibiu – one of the most important touristic cities in Romania, as it was selected to be the European Cultural City in 2007. On the way to Sibiu we will also visit Turda Salt Mine and the city of Alba Iulia. Lunch in Alba Iulia. Stroll through the bohemian Sibiu, you can see houses with their soiled facades, their ingots of iron that advertise vintage shops, their patinas oxide which stain red walls, the loose paving of streets, its windows of splays multicolored, ultimately everything in Sibiu, summarize the essence of the Middle Ages. We will visit the Great Square and the Small Square, the Orthodox Cathedral, the stairs passage, as the famous Liars’ Bridge. Dinner and overnight at the 3* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 4 Sibiu – Poienari – Targoviste – Bucharest
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. Before ending the tour in Bucharest, we have a full day for visiting two other objectives related to the historical character Vlad the Impaler – his Princely Court in Targoviste and Poienari fortress. From Sibiu we will cross the mountains in Wallachia on the “most beautiful road in the world – Transfagarasan”**. You will admire the beauty of the nature and one of the most impressive roads in the world*. We will stop at Balea Lake (alt. 2000m) and at Vidraru Dam, before visiting Poienari Fortress – built by Vlad’s rulers as a fortress used for hiding from enemies. Visitors need to climb a 1,462 steps stair to get to the old citadel, but the view from above worth every step. From Poienari we will visit the Princely Court of Targoviste – which served as the capital of Walachia, where Vlad ruled. It was here that the Prince impaled a great many disloyal local lords and noblemen after inviting them to a celebratory feast. “Chindiei” Watchtower now houses an exhibition illustrating Vlad’s life. From Targoviste we will return to Bucharest for a farewell dinner. .Accommodation at the 3* Hotel in Bucharest
**this route is available only from July to October, in the summer time. During the cold season, the route will follow the Olt River.
Day 5. Bucharest
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. We are finish the tour visiting Snagov Monastery, the place where it presume to guard the remains of the prince. The monastery is located on a island on Snagov lake. Depending on the time of departure of the aircraft, have free time to get to know the city and doing last minute shopping. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Accommodation: half board
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Price list- Prices are per person.
8 pax ……………….. 499 EUR
9-15 pax………………. 449 EUR
15-25 pax……………… 399 EUR
single supplement….. 99 EUR
What is included:
- Accommodation in 3* hotels
- Professional English/ French/ German speaking guide
- Transport by car, minibus or coach, depending on the number of participants
- Half board accommodation, including farewell diner
- Walk tours in Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu
- Entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program
What is not included:
- Airport transfer from Bucharest airport
- First night accommodation in Bucarest ( optional)
- Flight tickets
- Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
- Drinks (excepting the water at the lunches and dinners)
- Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites
- Travel insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Visa procurement (if needed)
Departures dates : Every Monday
Visits with guide:
- The ruins of old Princely Court in Bucharest
- Snagov Monastery
- Panoramic tour of Brasov
- Bran Castle and the old custom museum in Bran
- Rupea citadel
- Saschiz fortified church
- Sighisoara middle age citadel, including: the Clock Tower, the Museum of Medieval Weapons, the Torture Chamber, and the Birthplace of Vlad Tepes
- Dracula Castle in Bargo Pass
- Alba Iulia panoramic tour
- Sibiu walk tour
- Transfagarasan route
- Poienari Castel
- Vidraru Dam
- Old Princely Court in Targoviste