8 days trip to discover the Legend of Dracula from Bucharest
Spend 8 days of private tour to know the legend of Vlad III, known as Vlad The Impaler or Dracula. You will have dinner and spend the night in the Castle of Dracula, you will visit his native place and his residences. You will travel to Romania by visiting the various medieval citadels and towns. You will visit castles, fortresses, citadels and much more. It will be all very comfortable because the agency will provide you a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you will be supported by a travel guide that speaks Italian throughout the journey, breakfast and private transportation will be included.
1 day: Bucharest
Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Panoramic sightseeing of the city of Bucharest, evening tour of the capital with a visit to the Parliament Building, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. You will discover the beauty of the old town and visit the Village Museum, a beautiful outdoor museum. You will spend the night in a 4 * hotel.
2 day: Bucharest – Targoviste – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu
From Bucharest, start to visit the capital of Walachia, the beautiful Targoviste, formerly the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The fort was built for the first time by the grandfather of Vlad III, or by Mircea the Oldest, at the end of the 14th century, to be then expanded and restored by his nephew. Then Vlad Dracula added the beautiful ChindiaTower, which dates back to the 15th century. We will then go to Curtea de Arges, where it is located one of the most beautiful monasteries in the South of Romania, a place of Orthodox worship where the Romanian reigns are buried and its oriental decoration and its four towers enchant the visitor. We will then leave for Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, famous for being one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Transylvania. We will spend the night right in Sibiu, in a 4 * hotel.
3 day: Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia
In the morning we will visit the city of Sibiu, named the European Capital of Culture in 2007, dominated by the Council Tower dating back to medieval times and by the interesting Brukenthal Museum, which contains a library and it was the governor of Transylvania’s house, a man of great culture. The big square, the small square and Huet Square, with the Evangelical Cathedral, show off in all their beauty. Departure for Hunedoara and on arrival we will visit the most fascinating gothic castle in Eastern Europe and one of the most beautiful and greatest of our continent, the well-known Corvin Castle. Later, we will go to Alba Iulia, an important city from a historical point of view, because the Great Romania Union was made here on December 1st, in 1918, so immediately after the First World War. We will spend the night at Alba Iulia, in a 4 * hotel.
4 day: Alba Iulia – Turda – Cluj – Bistrita – Tihuta
After breakfast we will visit the citadel of Alba Iulia and then head to the beautiful Turda’s salt mine, impressive by the depth of its location and the history that characterizes it. We will get to know it well thanks to the support of a specialized local guide. We will go to Cluj Napoca, famous for its St. Michael’s Church, which has seen the passage of several cults and is behind the imposing statuary complex representing the famous King Mattia Corvino and his closest soldiers. Famous for its university where lectures are held in several languages, and to be an important center for Hungarians, Cluj is now a well developed city both economically, culturally and touristically. We will go to Bistrita, one of the seven fortified cities that Tuscan Andrea Gromo, in the 16th century, defined as the most beautiful city in Transylvania. But Bistrita is famous for being the true land of Dracula. We will eat and spend the night at the Hotel Dracula Castle of 3 *.
5 day: Tihuta – Targu Mures – Sighisoara
We leave Tihuta and head to Targu Mures, a charming Romanian-Hungarian city with beautiful secessionist buildings built in the dualistic or Austro-Hungarian period that in Transylvania began in 1867 and ended in 1918. The Palace of Culture, the Prefecture, the various places of worship embellish the so-called Rose Avenue, which once housed a great craft market. We will continue our journey to Sighisoara, a famous and romantic fortified town whose historic center is UNESCO heritage and whose colorful houses remind us of its glorious past. The Tower of the Clock, symbol of the city, shows itself in all its beauty, and its streets and churches of different cultures lead us into a multicultural and multi-confessional city. Here, among other things, was born Vlad Dracula in 1431. Overnight in a 3 * medieval hotel in Sighisoara.
6 day: Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Brasov
In the morning we depart to Bran, to arrive at the famous Castle of Dracula, built during the 14th century over a large rock covering a hill. The Gothic-style castle, famous for the legend of Vlad the Impaler, is also appreciated for its modest and refined interiors, chosen by Queen Mary in the 1920s when she received the castle. Then we will reach Brasov, also known by the German name of Kronstadt. It has a beautiful historic center, with the beautiful Council Square and an interesting neighborhood where the 16th century Gate Ecaterina and 19th century Gate Schei are located. We will reach the tourist and ski resort called Poiana Brasov, in the mountains, where Poiana means clear. Overnight in 4 * hotel called Dracula’s House, a replica of Dracula Castle.
Day 7: Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest (200 km)
On the seventh day we head to Sinaia to visit the famous Peles Castle, considered the most modern in Europe at the time of its construction. Sinaia, called the Pearl of the Carpathians, is immersed in the greenery and is a beautiful ski resort. The German neo-Renaissance style Peles Castle, built between the end of the 19th and the early 20th century, had electricity, thermal power station and elevator. In the theatrical theater, the first Romanian film was screened and this theater room contains frescoes by Gustav Klimt. From Sinaia we will go to Bucharest, staying at Snagov Lake, 40 km from the capital, famous for the presence of a monastery where it is said that Vlad Dracula was buried there. The religious building, founded by the grandfather of Vlad the Impaler, and therefore ancient, is in Byzantine style and is located on an island. Snagov Lake, powered by the Ialomita River, is 11 meters deep. Overnight in Bucharest in a 4 * hotel.
8th day: Bucharest
Free time available and then transfer to the airport.
- Pick-up/drop off from/at your indicated adress or from the airport
- Overnight in 3/4* hotel with breakfast
- Full board meals starting with the dinner of the first day and ending with the lunch of the last day
- Professional english speaking licensed tour guide will follow you in this tour
- Transport with modern private car/minivan/coach all with air-condition based on the number of the group
- Entrance fees at the museums
Services not included:
- Photo/Video fees at the museum (where requested)