5 days to discovering the history and legend of Vlad The Impaler vs. Dracula

Price: From 315 EUR

Duration: 5 Days

Why choose this: We will discover the true story of Vlad The Impaler, his importance in the past and how he became one of the most famous characters in the world, also known as Dracula. Also, we will discover the legend born from the author Bram Stocker, we travel to places that remember the life of Prince Vlad… all of these in a 5-day tour with your professional English speaking guide in Romania.

The offer includes: Transportation + Guide + Half Board Meal + Accommodation 5 nights

Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival to Otopeni according to the flight, city tour. Accommodation Hotel Capitol / Ambasador 4* - 20 km

Transfer to the hotel in Bucharest and panoramic or even pedestrian tour of the city based on the flight. We can see the following attractions: the Arch of Triumph, Calea Victoriei, Revolution Square, University Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Royal Palace, the Central University Library, the former Central Communist Committee, etc. We also see the princely court rebuilt by Vlad Tepes in the center of the city (now is a museum). We take the dinner with a folk show in a typical or medieval restaurant (Hanul Manuc / Caru cu Bere or Excalibur).

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Day 2. Bucharest - Snagov - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel Wagner or Coroana Brasovului 3* -200 km

After taking the breakfast, we stop at Snagov Monastery, where Vlad the Impaler (the son of Vlad Dracul) was buried. The monastery was strategically built in the middle of Lake Snagov, on the island of the same name. Inside is the largest Byzantine mural medieval preserved in a Romanian church, built in the 16th century. Departure for Sinaia, a famous place in Romania for its natural and architectural beauty. After, we go to Sinaia resort to visit the Peles Castle, summer residence of the royal families of Charles I, Ferdinand, Charles II and Michael and also the monastery of Sinaia which was erected by Mihail Cantacuzino in Brancovenesc style in 1695. In the afternoon we arrive at the famous Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle, built by the Teutonic Knights to become in the twentieth century the summer residence of Queen Maria, granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. In the evening we arrive in Brasov city.

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Day 3. Brasov - Viscri - Sighisoara - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel Wagner or Coroana Brasovului 3* -200 km

This morning starts by visiting touristic attractions from Brasov: the Council House, the Black Church, Catherine’s Tower, Black and White Tower and the ancient area of ​​the city called Schei. After that, we leave to go to Sighisoara, known as "The Pearl of Transylvania", a window on the medieval life, a romantic place with narrow streets and charming houses. We can see the Clock Tower, the home of the famous Vlad the Impaler, the stairs leading to the lookout point, the Evangelical Church. In the evening we go back to Brasov where we take the dinner and overnight.

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Day 4: Brasov - Rasnov - Targoviste - Bucharest.  Accommodation Hotel Capitol / Ambasador 4* - 200 km -

Today we visit the Rasnov Fortress, built to defend and control the trade route that connected the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. From here we can admire a beautiful panorama with the surroundings of Rasnov and Brasov and the path that Vlad Tepes took to reach Brasov from Bran, with his army. The last city is Targoviste, ancient residence and capital of Wallachia, where many romanian princes, including the famous Vlad the Impaler, had their royal residence; today it is an important museum complex, an open air tourist circuit consisting of several medieval buildings including the Tower of Chindia, the secular emblem of the city, built by order of Prince Vlad. In the evening we go back in Bucharest where we take the dinner and overnight.

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Day 5. Bucharest - Otopeni Airport.

Free time in the morning and transfer to the airport according to the flight.

 

❖ For pre/post extra night with halfboard, there is a supplement of 50 EUR/person.

❖ If the weather permits, enjoy a visit to the Bucharest Therme, located near Otopeni airport.

 

Rates  in double room:

For groups> 19 people via Travel Agencies, check the prices in the PDF format  catalog

Per group 18 people: around 315 EUR / person

For 8 people: 370 EUR / person

 For 6 people: 410 EUR / person

 For 4 people: 530 EUR / person

 For 2 persons: EUR 730 / person

 

Single room supplement: EUR 50 / person

 

       The experience includes:

  • Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport transfers, based on flights;
  • Transportation by car / modern buses with air conditioning / heating climate, fuels and taxes included;
  • Professional English Guide throughout the trip;
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Accommodation4 nights in 3 * / 4 * structures, as per program;
  • Half board treatment (breakfast and dinner including at least one dinner with folklore show);
  • Tourist taxes;
  • Non-stop assistance Soca Tour Romania.

Which is extra:

  • Entries to museums; about 25 EUR / person; possibly tips;
  • Other expenses and drinks. For full board, calculate 15 EUR / Lunch with 3 dishes and water included.

Bank Account at Banca Transilvania:  RO77BTRLEURCRT0327720601 (SWIFT Code: BTRLRO22)  Name: SOKA TOUR SRL-D

 

Nota Bene:

For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person. 

For groups via Travel Agencies, send us an e-mail for a correct quote or check the catalog by clicking here.

Ask us for the number of people registered for the desired period, to offer you the correct price, based on the number of participants. 

To add services or change the itinerary by changing some tourist objectives located on the route, contact us by e-mail or by phone. 

For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room. 

At the time of booking, you pay a deposit of at least 25%; the balance is paid cash (USD, EUR or LEI) on arrival or by bank transfer before arrival. 

Check the accommodations we work with on the Internet / Google. We only work with good-quality, centrally listed accommodations on Google. 

Click here to open the conditions and details for booking. 

Click here to view the periods with guaranteed departures that have at least 2/4 people in the group. Ask us about the departure situation, maybe it is not updated. 

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The order of visits can be changed according to the choice of the guide or tourists, based on opening or closing times, weather conditions, etc. 

If you want to travel in total autonomy, we send you a quote, including a rented car, a catalog with the objectives to visit and their history, the circuit map, accommodations, non-stop assistance.

 

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