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Day Trip to Transfagarasan

1. Day Trip to Transfagarasan

Drive to the former capital of Wallachia, Targoviste, and visit the remains of the court of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula. Next stop is in Curtea de Arges where you’ll visit one of the most beautiful churches in Romania, also the burial site of the first Romanian kings. From this holy place keep on driving to the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula’s fortification which overlooks the Carpathian Mountains.  Experience the Transfagarasan Road, built by Ceausescu with the help of the army. It offers a breathtaking view and takes you all the way up to the summit of the mountain where you can discover the astonishing glacial lake of Balea. From here, start your long but beautiful drive back home.

Bucharest: Private Last Days of Ceausescu Tour in a Dacia

2. Bucharest: Private Last Days of Ceausescu Tour in a Dacia

On the 22nd of December 1989, 12:07 Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife run with the helicopter from the roof of the Communist Party Headquarter Palace escaping the fury of 100.000 persons who surrounded the building asking for his resignation. Having in mind to regroup and fight back to keep his supreme power over Romania that he had for almost 24 years Nicolae Ceausescu runs towards Pitesti to find support from the working class and the army but he is captured in that day near Târgoviște. Feel the terror and the fear which overwhelmed Nicolae Ceausescu after losing in just one day the supreme power he had over the country for 24 year and discover his lesser known attempts to get it back. A classic car tour with a fully restored Dacia which explores both the geographical as well as the emotional roadmap covered by Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on the 22nd of December 1989. Discover all the key moments from when they got in the helicopter to leave Bucharest until the last day of his 24 years of communist Presidency. We will explore the pivotal moments of Ceausescu’s last day as a President and cover a route of 90 km towards Târgoviște- and back to Bucharest- the place where he was captured, detained and executed on the 25th of December 1989. You will visit the private Residence of Nicolae Ceausescu- “Palatul Primăverii” at the end of the tour. Highlights • A 5.5 hours private tour with a classic car which crosses the city landmarks • We start the tour at the Revolution Square. • Leave towards Târgoviște • Stop where the Nicolae Ceaușescu abandons the helicopter and continues his run with a Dacia • Stop at The Steel Factory and The Milția station where Ceaușescu tried to organize support but he gets arrested. • Stop the building where Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu were detained, judged and executed on the 25th December 1989. The building where Ceausescu was executed is not accessible on the interior due to renovation. • Return to Bucharest • Guided visit at the Palace of Primăverii, the Presidential Palace where Ceaușescu lived with his wife Elena, from 1965 to 1989. Tickets included . You will hop on or hop of the car on the main stops of the circuit, you’ll get the best photo shots of your travel, and you will hear the most amazing life stories that portray Romania. Be ready to feel drive with a car that made the nation, a Classic Dacia car!

Real Dracula Princely Court and Real Dracula's Fortress

3. Real Dracula Princely Court and Real Dracula's Fortress

Forget about legends and travel to see Vlad the Impaler's Royal Court and his Fortress in Poienari village, where Vlad use to hide the country's gold. Stop to see Curtea de Arges Monastery, a real beauty of the Royal Family, and where the graves of the Romanian Kings are located. See the biggest dam in Romania nearby, Vidraru Dam, and get ready to take pictures. You will travel by private car and have your own guide while visiting some of the most historical and interesting sites in the area. Travel to Targoviste Fortress, one of the most important medieval monuments in Romania with a history that goes back to the 15th century. Explore the former princely court, that was used as a residence by some of the most famous princes of Southern Romania, including Constantin Brancoveanu and the legendary Vlad the Impaler who built the emblematic Chindia Tower. Learn the history of Tragoviste, from its small beginnings as a fortress to its expansion to a princely residence by Vlad Dracul. Move on with a walk up to Chindia Tower, the symbol of the princely court of Targoviste. Admire the view from the tower’s balcony, especially the ruins of the two princely palaces, and also observe the silhouette of a church dated back to 1415. Finish walking around what remains of the palace and visit the two churches that still survive in the area, the small Holly Friday Church and the Great Princely Church, the only monument built in the 15th century in Southern Romania still conserved in its original form. Reach the old town of Curtea de Arges, with its rich and eventful history, and see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery. Learn the interesting and sad history of the sites from the guide. Enjoy visiting Poenari Castle, a perfect stop for history lovers and fans of Dracula. Experience the perfect chance to discover the wildlife in Transylvania.

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I can only say that this tour is a MUST if you wish to "relive" a bit the real last day of Ceausescu. You learn and hear so many interesting details. Serbans team of guides is just great, the drive in the Dacia is much more comfortable than you may think, free water is offered, toilet and lunch breaks are made. It is a happening, I will never forget this experience and will book another tour at my next visit at Bucharest for sure. Thanks and best regards from Germany! Jens

It was a pretty awesome day with my very so knowledgeable and professional guide Alex. Alex was great explaining the history and culture of the visited places and the most memorable thing was spotting brown bears 11 times and enjoying a Romanian lunch after reaching the summit

A very personell Tour through the stations of the last days of Ceausescu! The guide is extremely friendly and really knows a lot. Whatever you wanna know about the topic: you learn it! Absolutely wonderfull experience, which I really recommend!

Adrian was a great host and had lots of knowledge to share. Made sure I was comfortable and enjoying the experience the whole day. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see more of this beautiful country.

The tour was amazing! Nicolas is a very knowledgeable guide who prioritizes the guest experience. I definitely recommend checking it out! Very fun adventure that I would do again.