Thematic Vlad The Impaler (Dracula) Tour
Price: From 315 EUR
Duration: 5 Days
Why choose this: Discover the real story of Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula. Enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Transylvania and the beauty of the attractions visited in this tour of 6 days!
The offer includes: Transportation + Guide + Half Board Meal + Accommodation 5 nights
The exprience includes
- English or other language Speaking Guide;
- Accommodation 5 nights 4* Hotel or Premium Guesthouse;
- Airport transfet;
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
- Transportation by modern air conditioned car or minivan;
- Half Board Meal: Breakfast and traditional dinner + thematic show;
- Non Stop Assistance local Tour Operator;
- City Taxes.
- Airplane ticket, entrance fees;
- Other costs.
Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel, was inspired by one of the best-known figures of Romanian history, Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), who was the ruler of Walachia at various times from 1456-1462. Born in 1431 in Sighisoara, he resided all his adult life in Walachia, except for periods of imprisonment at Pest and Visegrad (in Hungary). For more information about Bram Stocker's Dracula Novel please visit www.literature.org/authors/stoker-bram/dracula/
Day 1. Transfer from the airport to hotel. Sightseeing in Bucharest and short walking, depending on the hour of arrival. Accommodation Hotel 4* Ambasador / Hotel Europa Royale or similar.
Pick-up from your hotel, and drive to Curtea de Arges, a former capital of Valahia during the 14th century, where you will visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court built by Vlad’s ancestors and Manole’s Monastery, an architectural jewel from the 16th century. On the way to Sibiu, stop to visit Cozia Monastery, built in 14th century by Dracula's grandfather Prince Mircea The Old. The beautiful Olt Valley takes you to Sibiu, once the richest town in Transilvania.
Day 3. Sibiu – Medias – Biertan – Sighisoara
Your day starts with a city tour of Sibiu, which includes the Evangelic Cathedral - where Vlad's son, Mihnea, was buried after his assassination just outside the church. Continue to Medias, the town where Vlad was kept prisoner by the Hungarian king Mathias Corvinus. Leaving behind Medias you will drive to the Saxon village of Biertan, where you will visit the fortress church that is one of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Then drive to Sighisoara for overnight.
Sighisoara – known to the Germans as “Schäßburg”, to Hungarians as “Segesvár” and also known by the Latin name of “Castrum Sex” – is one of the most beautiful cities and municipalities of Romania, which has also played an important strategic and commercial role in Central Europe for many centuries.
Day 4. Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran – Sinaia. Accommodation Hotel New Montana or similar
In the morning take a walking city tour of Sighisoara, the best-preserved medieval town in Romania. You will visit the famous Clock Tower Museum, The Armour Room and The Torture Room, then the house where Count Dracula/Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431. You will finish your tour by visiting the Church on the Hill. Depart for Brasov where Vlad’s enemies – the rich Saxon merchants – lived. The Saxon settlers founded the fairy-tale town of Brasov in the 12th century and it still preserves its beautiful medieval atmosphere created by many Middle Age buildings. The highlight of the city tour is surely a visit to the Black Church, the largest gothic style church in South-Eastern Europe. Your next stop will be Bran where you’ ll visit the Bran Castle – made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count. The castle was built by the merchants from Brasov, in the 14th century, to protect the border between Valahia and Transylvania. Overnight in Sinaia.
Day 5. Sinaia – Slanic – Bucharest
After breakfast, continue to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, also called “The Pearl of Carpathians”. You will visit the Peles Castle - former summer residence of Carol the 1st - king of Romania. Continue to Slanic, to visit the famous salt mine, known as one of the biggest salt mines in Europe. Unique in the country, but also in Europe, the salt mine is formed out of 14 rooms, trapezium shaped, with an opening of 32 meters at the basis, 10 meters at the ceiling and 45 meters height. Then drive back to Bucharest and drop you off at the hotel.
Day 6. Transfer to the airport, according to the schedule. Shopping or walking in the city center.
For more than 8 persons - send us a message on email@example.com and we will offer a special price.
For 8 persons: 320 EUR/ person
For 6 persons: 360 EUR/ person
For 4 persons: 430 EUR/ person
For 2 persons: 550 EUR/ person
*The price is per person. Supplement for single room: 130 EUR
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