In just 5 days you will enjoy and immerse yourself in a mysterious world characterized by legends about Vlad the Impaler, best known as Dracula. You will have dinner and spend the night in the Castle of Dracula, you will visit his birthplace and some of his fortresses. You will travel to Romania visiting nearby medieval towns and citadels, castles, fortresses and so on. It will be a pleasant trip thanks to an Italian shuttle, transport and tour guide. Everything will be made available by the agency. Comfort is thus ensured.
Day 1: Bucharest – Targoviste – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu
On the first day we will visit the capital of Valacchia, Targoviste, known for its main princely residence of the famous Vlad The Impaler. The first fortification walls were built by Vlad’s grandfather, that is, by the great leader, Mircea the Oldest, who was Prince of Valacchia between the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century, an important figure in Romania’s history. On the contrary, Vlad Dracula built the famous Chindia Tower during the 15th century , which stands out from the courtyard, imposing and beautiful, because it is perfectly preserved. On request we could also visit the ruins of the Poienari fortress, but only after climbing up a steep staircase with 1400 stairs. It is true, however, that it is worth climbing for the panorama you see from the top of the mountain. In the evening we will reach the European Capital of Culture of 2007, the city of Sibiu, famous for its museums, a city of superlatives. An enchanting medieval place, where the baroque wraps palaces that look like Viennese buildings. We will spend the night in a 4 * hotel in the center of Sibiu.
Day 2: Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia
After breakfast we will visit the beautiful city of Sibiu, its towers remind us of the medieval era in which several guilds of craftsmen produced the most varied products, from boots to ropes, from pond to wood, and where blacksmiths, goldsmiths, carpenters, cordials and weavers carried out their daily work without forgetting to defend their beautiful Transylvanian city. We will discover all three Sibiu Squares to know it in detail. Then we will go to Hunedoara, to visit one of the most impressive gothic castles in Europe, the Corvine Castle, the most beautiful castle in Romania where many historical films have been produced. We then leave to Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of the country, a lively and architecturally interesting city, thanks to its museums, to the walls and to the landscape it offers. We will spend the night at Alba Iulia in a 4 * hotel.
Day 3: Alba Iulia – Turda – Cluj – Bistrita – Tihuta
On the third day you will visit the citadel of Alba Iulia and then head to the impressive Salina Turda, where you will discover a magnificent and healthy underground world. After that we will visit one of the seven famous fortified cities of Transylvania, the famous Cluj Napoca, an important university town and home to one of the most renowned universities in Europe. Cluj likes visitors because it is now very economically and culturally developed, it is a crucible of different cultures and religions, so that its multicultural diversity, which makes this city one of the most enjoyable and appreciated places in Europe. Then we will go to Bistrita, another town that was fortified in the Middle Ages to fight the Ottoman invasions and Tartar. A city with a beautiful historical center with an evangelical church transformed into Renaissance style by Petrus Italus, famous architect of Lugano. You will have dinner and spend the night at Hotel Castel Dracula, 3 *
Day 4: Tihuta – Targu Mures – Sighisoara – Brasov
In the morning, we visit a city which is famous for its Hungarian-born inhabitants and its well-known secessionist buildings such as the Palace of Culture, the Prefecture and its libraries. Targu Mures has beautiful statues and various places of worship (synagogues, Orthodox, Catholic, Greek Catholic and Lutheran churches). Then we go to Sighisoara, whose historic, fascinating UNESCO heritage site is known for its impressive 65 m Clock Tower, dating from the 13th century. We will see the home of Vlad The Impaler, known as Dracula. He spent here the very first years of his childhood. After Sighisoara, we head to the magnificent Brasov, a place loved by both Romans and foreigners for its geographical position, for its proximity to Bran Castle and the most popular ski resorts in Romania. Its large Council Square, its Black Church, and its avenues and 18th-century buildings make Brasov one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. We will also see both the White Tower, and the Black Tower, and also the gateways to the city that are very famous, Porta Catherine and Porta Schei, respectively, from the 16th and 19th centuries. You will spend the night at Hotel Dracula’s 4 * Hotel, much like the Dracula Castle. For 2-5 people you can dine in your room of torture.
Day 5: Brasov – Bran – Bucharest
In the early morning we will leave the beautiful Brasov to return to Bucharest, the capital. We will stop at Sinaia, known for its monastery founded by a Romanian noble at the end of the 17th century, both a popular and frequently visited ski resort every year by many Romanians and tourists. Sinaia is called the Pearl of the Carpathians, famous for its luxurious Peles Castle, summer residence of the first royal couple in Romania, as well as Pelisor Castle and other buildings belonging to King Charles I. After leaving Sinaia we will go to Bran, to finally visit the famous Dracula castle, in Gothic style and medieval times. Situated on a rock with refined interiors and from the terrace we will see a beautiful green landscape. We will go to the capital and near Bucharest, you can see Snagov, a lake created by the Ialomita River, 11 meters deep. It is placed on an island, where there is also an ancient monastery. The famous Vlad III of Valacchia is told to be buried there. Snagov is a place chosen by the inhabitants of Bucharest to spend the weekend in full relaxation and so far away from the city’s stress that characterizes crowded capital. A true oasis of tranquility and beauty.
- Overnight in 3/4 * hotels with breakfast
- Entrance fees at the museums
- Transport with modern air conditioned private car/minivan (based on the number of tourists)
- Professional english speaking tourguide
- 1 traditional dinner at a peasent’s house with wine and local alcoholic drinks
Services not included:
- Lunch/dinner (if not specified in services included)
- Photo/Video fees at the museums where applicable