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Choose an unforgettable 11-day trip in Transylvania. “In search of Vlad the Impaler” is a study trip conceived for groups between 10 and 40 people. Depart from Bucharest and follow in Dracula’s footsteps. Discover Transylvania with its local customs and traditions and then find out all the dark legends surrounding Vlad Tepes. The highlights of this tour include Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle or Dracula’s birthplace, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.

Brief Itinerary

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Vlad the Impaler

Your tour begins in Bucharest. Meet our experienced guide at the airport and then drive to Snagov. Visit the alleged final resting place of Vlad the Impaler. Snagov Monastery is built on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. After that, head back to Bucharest. In the evening, enjoy a traditional welcome dinner and then accommodate at a 3* hotel, centrally located.

On your second day, you will visit the Parliament Palace and then head to Targoviste, the former capital of Walachia County. Here you can visit Vlad the Impaler’s old royal court. After that, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle thanks to Bram Stoker’s novel. Discover Transylvania’s symobl and then visit the Horror Castle and enjoy a traditional dinner in Bran Village. Your day ends at 3* hotel in Brasov.
Next, visit the Fortified Saxon Church in Prejmer. After that, explore the medieval Saxon city of Brasov and visit the most famous landmark in the city, the Black Church. In the evening, enjoy a special Saxon dinner complemented by a unique show, ‘Dracula’s Wedding’, performed by a band of professional actors.
On your fourth day, visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s Birthplace. Hightlights include the Clock Tower history museum or Vlad Dracul Restaurant. The establishment was built in the very place where Dracula’s house used to be.
Day 5 finds your following into Jonathan Harker’s footsteps. Head to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel, built in accordance to Bram Stoker’s imagination. Visit Dracula’s coffin and enjoy a candle lit dinner, followed by a camp fire sitting.

In search of Vlad the Impaler – Discover Transylvanian customs and traditions

Your tour continues in Sacel, where you will meet a unique woodscraftman. Learn how to make the perfect wooden stake and then head to Sapanta. Here, you will visit the Merry Cemetery, a unique place in the world. Accommodate in a 3* hotel in Sighetu Marmatiei.
From Sighetu Marmatiei, head to Cluj-Napoca. Visit Transylvania’s historic capital. An important landmark in this city is St. Michael’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Romania. After that, head to Turda. Accommodate at a 4* Dracula themed hotel and enjoy a vampire menu for dinner. Attend the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according to old customs and traditions.
In Turda, visit the famous Salt Mine and enjoy a picnic in Turzii Gorges, one of the most important natural reservations in Apuseni Mountains. In the afternoon, travel to Sibiel Village. Visit the Glass Museum and then accomodate in Guest Houses.
From Sibiel, head to Hunedoara. Visit the greates Gothic style castle in Romania, Corvinesti, the former residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Return to Sibiel and enjoy a traditional home made dinner.
During the next day, visit Dracula’s old fortress, Poienari. Get ready to climb 1426 stairs. The effort is worth it when you get to admire the unique and breathtaking view from the top. After that, visit Curtea de Arges Monastery and then return to Bucharest. Next morning, we transfer you to the airport for your return flight.

Why to choose a private escorted tour

  • It is more comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Time saving
  • You can decide the pace of the tour
  • Having a tour guide helps you to have a more genuine experience

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