Enjoy a spectacular 4-night tour through beautiful Transylvania, following in the footsteps of Vlad the Impaler. Weaving through Bucharest, Brasov and Curtea de Arges and more, visit some of Transylvania's most fascinating sights along the way.
What to Expect
Enjoy a spectacular 4-night tour through the gorgeous Romanian countryside, following in the footsteps of Transylvanian legend, Vlad the Impaler. Weaving your way through some of Transylvania’s most beautiful medieval cities, visit all the sights related to the famous figure of Dracula, including the famed Bran Castle, the Snagov Monastery thought to be his burial place, and the medieval city of Targoviste.
Day 1: Bucharest – Mogosoaia – Snagov
Get greeted by your guide at the Bucharest International Airport and delivered back to your hotel to settle in before you embark on an orientation tour of Bucharest. Visit the Old Princely Court, the first royal residence of Bucharest, and the neighboring Old Court church, and then enjoy some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, depart for the surroundings of the city, and visit the beautiful Snagov monastery and the 17th-century Brancovensc-style Mogosoaia Palace. Return to your hotel for some more free time, and in the evening, enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner at Pescarus restaurant with a great view of the nearby Herastrau Lake, accompanied by a festive folklore dinner show with dance. Spend the night in Bucharest in a 3- or 4-star hotel.
Day 2: Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading north, past the beautiful Prahova Valley and on to Sinaia, the jewel of the Romanian mountain resorts. Visit the stunning Peles Castle, the royal residence of King Charles I of Romania and considered the most beautiful summer royal residence in Europe. Arrive in the 800-year-old Saxon city of Brasov in the afternoon, and embark on a walking tour of the city, visiting the Gate of St. Catherine as well as the massive Black Church to admire its 4000-pipe organ. Finish the tour in the lively Council Square, and then transfer to your hotel for some free time and dinner on own. Spend the night in central Brasov in a 3- or 4-star hotel.
Day 3: Brasov – Bran Castle – Curtea de Arges
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart in the morning for the nearby Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle. This 14th-century castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles of Transylvania, originally built by the Teutonic Knights. Inside, your guide will offer a fascinating insight into the legend of Vlad Dracula, followed by a drive down the Rucăr-Bran Pass past the city of Curtea de Arges, and up the Transfagarsan Pass (Romania’s highest road, resting at 2,034 meters in altitude). Half way up, stop to climb the 1480 steps to the stunning Poienari Fortress, and then return in the evening to Curtea de Arges and spend the night in the 3-star Hotel Curtea Domneasca.
Day 4: Curtea de Arges – Targoviste – Bucuresti
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart in the morning towards the medieval city of Targoviste. Enjoy a long visit of the ruins of the court, including the dungeon and the Chindiei Tower. Take a break for lunch at any of the nearby restaurants, enjoying splendid views of the ruins before departing for Bucharest in the afternoon. Enjoy free time and dinner on your own once back in Bucharest, and spend the evening in a hotel in the city.
Day 5: Bucuresti – Otopeni
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and some free time before departing for the Otopeni International Airport, where your guide will drop you off.
Day 6 (OPTIONAL): Brasov - Bran Castle - Sighisoara
This day can be added as an optional day to the middle of your tour (after Day 3). It offers a great visit to the fortified Saxon town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
The day begins much like Day 3, with a visit to the iconic Bran Castle. In the afternoon, make you way to the Sighisoara and enjoy a walking tour of the upper city, including the Tower With Clock, the Scholars Stairs, and the Church on the Hill. Return to the city through the amazing Saxon cemetery and enjoy an optional dinner at the birthplace of Vlad Dracula.
- Air conditioned car for the above mentioned route, including gasoline price and parking fees
- Guided tours and entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary
- Professional, private, English-speaking guide/driver
- All transfers
What's Not Included
- Meals other than the ones included in the program
- Individual travel insurance
- Photo and video fees