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
Day 1. Arrival Otopeni airport from Italy according to time. Overnight stay 3/4 star city center Bucharest. -20 km-
Transfer to Bucharest in hotel and panoramic tour of the city. You can see the following tourist attractions: the Triomfo Arch, Calea Victoriei, Piazza della Rivoluzzione, University Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Royal Palace, the Central University Library, the former Communist Central Committee, etc. Depending on the time you take a guided tour of the historic center.
Dinner and overnight in Bucharest city center.
Day 2. Bucharest - Snagov - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov. Accommodation 3/4 star city center -200 km-
After breakfast, we stop at Snagov Monastery. Here it is believed that Vlad the Impaler (the son of Vlad Dracul) was buried. The monastery was built strategically in the middle of Lake Snagov, on the island of the same name. Inside is the largest medieval wall painting in a Romanian church, built in the 16th century.
Departure for Sinaia, a town famous in Romania for its natural and tourist beauties. The Castle of Peles, summer residence of the royal families of Carol I, Ferdinand, Carol II and Michele is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. It was built on the order of Carol I, particular thanks to the architectural style that combines various elements known in the world: gothic, baroque, traditional Romanian, art nouveau and others, so the castle could be considered a lezzione in the history of art.
Continue to the monastery of Sinaia which has existed since the end of the seventeenth century, being in the forests of the Carpathian mountains. The Romanian-style construction "brancovenesc" was made by the Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695.
Arrival at the famous Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle, after Bram Stocker created the legend of Count Dracula. In reality the castle was built by the Saxons as a guard post to defend and control the trade route that connected the Transylvanian and Valachian regions in the Middle Ages. The term Bran means "border". The place is linked to the legendary prince Vlad the Impaler who fought a series of fights in the area during the fifteenth century. In our country the castle is known as the summer residence for Queen Maria who came here often, far from court life in Bucharest.
The tour continues and we arrive in Brasov in the afternoon, one of the most 'beautiful multicultural city of our country, located in Transylvania. You can see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the Black Church, Torre Ecaterina, the Black and White Tower and the ancient area of the city called Schei, where the Romanians lived from long ago.
Dinner and overnight stay in the city center.
Day 3. Brasov - Viscri - Sighisoara - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel city center 3/4 star - 200 km-
After breakfast, departure for Sighisoara known as "La Perla della Transilvania". A window onto medieval life, a romantic place with narrow streets and charming houses - all of these make Sighisoara acity rich in culture and history. You can see the Clock Tower, the house of the famous Vlad the Impaler called Dracula, in about 1431 and the stairs leading to the viewpoint.
In the evening return to Brasov, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Brasov - Rasnov - Targoviste - Bucharest. Accommodation Hotel 3 *** or 4 **** City Center (200 km)
This day we visit the Rasnov Fortress, the most famous and one of the best preserved Saxon fortresses from Transylvania, built to defend and control the trade route that connected the Transylvanian and Valachian regions. From here you can admire a beautiful panorama with the surroundings of Rasnov and Brasov. Alternatively you can visit the Prejmer Fortress, founded by the Order of Teutonic Knights and included in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Arrival in Targoviste, the ancient residence and capital of many Romanian principles of Valachia, including the famous Vlad the Impaler; today it is an important museum complex, an open tourist circuit composed of several medieval buildings including the Chindia Tower, the emblem of the city for centuries, built to the order of Prince Vlad.
Return to Bucharest in the evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 5. Bucharest - Otopeni Airport.
In the morning free time and transfer to the airport based on the flight.
Rates for STANDARD services (hotels / farms 3 *) in double room:
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 100 / person
SUPERIOR service supplement (4 * overnight stay): EUR 80 / person / double
The experience includes:
- Transfers based on flight times and transport by modern car / van / bus;
- Specialized driver / guide who speaks the Italian language throughout the trip;
- Overnight stay for 4 nights in 3 * / 4 * hotels / cottages with breakfast included;
- Half board treatment (dinners in traditional restaurants or hotels, including water);
- Traveler fees.
- Non-Stop Assistance SOCA TOUR Romania;
Which is extra:
- Admissions to museums, lunches, other personal expenses, tips. For full board, write to us.
Reduction of LOW COST services (accommodation in holiday farms in tourist resorts or apartments, without food): 120 Eur
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The order of visits can be changed to the choice of guide or tourists, according to the opening or closing times, depending on weather conditions or time of year.