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Choose this 11-days Study Trip, designed for groups of 15-20 people. Transylvania Live prepared this special journey for students who want to discover our country. Visit places related to Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, or traditional mountain villages. Learn all about the history and traditions of the places you will explore.
Study Trip – Transylvania Live – Brief itinerary
Your tour begins in Bucharest. Our Transylvania Live English speaking guide will meet you at the airport and then you will drive to Snagov. Visit Snagov Monastery, built in the middle of a lake. According to the legend, this is where Dracula’s body was buried. Return to Bucharest, accommodate in a centrally located 3* hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner in a top restaurant.
The first landmark visited on your second day are the ruins of Vlad Tepes’ old court in Targoviste. After that, explore Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. From here, drive to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy a special dinner in the Medieval City of Brasov. During dinner, a band of professional actors will set up a show called ‘Dracula’s Wedding’.
Next, visit several places around Bran. The highlights of the day include the Valley of the Citadel cave, Rasnov Citadel from outside and Bat’s cave. Your next day includes a visit to Poienari citadel, Dracula’s trusty old citadel. Get ready, because you will have to climb over 1400 stairs to reach it. From here, visit the beautiful Curtea de Arges monastery.
Your tour also includes visits to Sibiel, where you can admire the Village Museum. From here, head to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Visit the Clock Tower (which serves as history museum) and the Medieval Weapon Collection. Afterwards, drive to Turda and visit the famous Salt Mine. Enjoy a vampire menu and accommodate in a 4* Dracula themed hotel.
The Unforgettable Apuseni Mountains
On your seventh day, visit unique caves in Apuseni Mountains. The highlights include Bear’s Cave, Meziad Cave and Scarisoara Cave. The latter is unique because it hosts the largest underglound glacier in the world. Accommodate at a local guest house. The next morning, visit Huda lui Papara, one of the most spectacular caves in the Apuseni Moutains. After that, head to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle hotel, built according to Bram Stoker’s imagination. Visit Dracula’s coffin in the basement of the hotel and discover dark legends while sitting around a camp fire.
Your next destination is Sacel, where you will meet Grigore, a woodscraftman who holds the secret on how to make the perfect wooden stake. Optionally, you can also visit the Merry Cemetery, unique in the world. It owes its name to the traditional wooden crosses, depicting the deceased in a cartoon like manner. The images are accompanied by carved epitaphs, which recite the brief biographies of the deceased in a funny way. Accommodate in a 3* pension in Sacel.
Next, head to Vaser Velly and enjoy a 50 km travel with a Steam Train. This transportation means will take you across an unforgettable journey. The Steam Train (or Mocanita in Romanian language) is designed to run at slow speeds, so that you can enjoy the scenery. Return to Sacel for the night. The following morning, head to Cluj-Napoca for drop-off at your booked hotel or at the airport.
Why to choose a private escorted tour
- It is more comfortable
- Time saving
- You can decide the pace of the tour
- Having a tour guide helps you to have a more genuine experience
This is just an overview of your tour. For more information, such as the complete itinerary or inclusions/exclusions, please scroll up and then use the menu above to navigate to your desired section.
Book this tour now and enjoy an unforgettable tour in Transylvania, the land of Dracula!
Add-on program with Transylvania Live
Choose activities you can perform before you join our tour or after you complete your itinerary. Available experiences include:
- Vintage biplane flight in Bucharest
- Flying lesson with a vintage biplane in Bucharest
- Champagne Flight – Helicopter flight for two
- Experience with a rally car in Bucharest
- Vintage Sidecar – Dracula tour from Bucharest
- Spa Day in Bucharest
- Evening at the casino for 2
- Kayaking in Bucharest
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