You'll learn the truth and everything that you ever wanted to know about the myth of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula, whom Bram Stoker used in creating his legendary character. This tour is perfect for Dracula enthusiasts, Transylvanian lovers, culture enthusiasts, history fans and adventure seekers!
It includes the most important historical places related to Dracula such as: Snagov Monastery where Dracula was buried after his assassination; Sighisoara, Dracula's birth place, Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, built according to Bram Stoker's imagination and the legendary Bran Castle.
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Please Note: This tour requires a minimum booking of 2 people.
Length: 3 days
Time: 8:00 am Friday
Summary: Tour includes hotel pick up. Please Note: This tour requires a minimum booking of 2 people. Rates are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-409-2153.
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Welcome to Romania!
You'll first connect with an English speaking guide at the airport. Then you'll take a 5 hour drive to the medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara which was founded by Saxons during the 12th century. Sighisoara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and stands as one of Europe's most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities.
Sighisoara is also the place where Dracula was born. The building of his birth still stands and is now a cozy restaurant where one can taste delicious dishes once enjoyed by The Count.
Accommodation is in a centrally located intimate 3-star hotel offering 4-star services providing outstanding medieval charm.
For your second evening, emerge yourself in the medieval atmosphere by visiting Sighisoara's main attractions, The Clock Tower. Built in 1360 and standing 60 meters tall on top of the hill it hosts a museum and offers a great views overlooking the Citadel.
Your journey then heads to Bran Castle, Transylvania's legendary symbol. Incorrectly known as Dracula's Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Rich in history dating back as far as 1377, Bran Castle is a true fortress that was once a fort guarding a commercial road. All the walls are made of stone. The rooms and narrow corridors form a labyrinth of hidden corners and secret chambers.
In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle there is a shrine set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart.
Lunch can be enjoyed in Bran village. The village is part of the Rucar and it's strongly recommended you take part in the cheese tasting. This corridor of Bran is famous worldwide for the delicious homemade traditional cheese assortments produced here. The ones smoked in pine tree bark are particularly delicious.
After lunch, you'll go to the Rasnov home which stands on top of a hill and overlooks an incredible Transylvanian landscape. Rasnov is the best preserved peasant fortification in Transylvania as well as being the largest one in Eastern Europe.
Finally it's on to Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere. Brasov has played a vital role in both old and new Romanian history. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains making it one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church. It's the largest Gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary, the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 blackened its walls.
Accommodation for this evening is in a charming 3-star hotel close to the city where you can relax in nearby pubs or discos.
In the morning you'll depart to Bucharest airport for the flight back home.
Tour includes hotel pick up. Please Note: This tour requires a minimum booking of 2 people. Rates are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-409-2153.