The Dracula and Transylvania Tour
When referring to Romania the first thing that comes to mind is Transylvania. Transylvania is home to some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, most relating to the legend of Dracula. On this tour your specialist tour guide will take you on a trip to the past to discover this enchanting Region.
We depart from Bucharest with the first stop of this tour is in Snagov Lake. In the center of the lake is an island with the monestary containing the tomb of Dracula. After we depart to Curtea de Arges for the first night. The following day we visit Poenari castle, Dracula's real castle sitting on top of a valley 1400 stairs to the top.
Next on the itinerary is the famous Bran Castle. Often referred to as Dracula's Castle, this fact is disputed by historians as it is said the Prince may have stayed here 1 night during an attack. Despite this Bran Castle is one of the most picturesque castles in Transylvania, sitting on hilltop with beautiful views. Continuing to Brasov, the historical center of Transylvania. Here you will have a chance to visit its old quarter and Black Church.
Then Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad "Dracula" Tepes. One of the most magnificent citadels in Europe and the only still inhabited. Main attractions include its 17th century clock tower and medieval torture museum.
After onto Bistrita is where Bram Stoker based the setting for his novel Dracula. One of the main characters in the novel, the lawyer Jonathan Harker, was a guest of a hotel here named the Golden Crown. Here you will enjoy a Lunch and an opportunity to try its specialty drink: blood-red liquor, an exclusive beverage of the Restaurant.
The tour would not be complete with out a chance to stay at night at Hotel Castel Dracula. The Hotel and it's inside court are impressive with their medieval architecture. Inside the hotel it contains an amusing Dracula Room. If you are traveling in a larger group we can arrange a Dracula Show with surprises, costume parade, photo session and visit of Count Dracula himself.
Also available if you are a bit short on time is a 5 day version that is the same minus a stop and overnight in Borgo Pass.
For more details on this tour refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary". This tour is customizable to your request so please inquire for details.