The Real Dracula Tour - Truth and Myth of the Legend of Vlad Tepes
Welcome to the home land of Vlad "the Impaler" or better known as Dracula. We have prepared a special tour to trace the foots steps of the "Real Dracula". Travel with your specialist tour guide to ancient residents of this phenomenon where Vlad use to dwell. Discover the truth and the myth of this unique legend. We have also included important elements of Romanian history on this tour.
We will start of in Bucharest where you will be met by your English speaking tour guide at the international airport. On the way to your hotel enjoy a basic tour of the city. The next morning we are off to Snagov Monastery, where they say the tomb of Dracula lays. To visit you must cross the kilometer long lake by boat. Vlad's murder is believed to have occurred in the forests nearby, where the monks took the his body, since both Vlad and his father had both given money to the monastery.
Then we depart for Poenari Castle, which is referred to as the real Dracula Castle. Now in ruins this castle sits on a cliff which demands a hike up the 1,400 stairs to reach the top. This is where the famous scene took place when Dracula's wife flung herself from the window into the murk waters opting death over being captured by the Turks. It is said that Vlad escaped by horse back through the mountain during this ferocious attack
Next; we will head to Bran Castle, often referred to as "Dracula Castle". Although in history it is said he may have set foot in the residence once during a siege of the castle. Despite these allegations this is one of the most picturesque castles in the country. Built by the Saxons in 1300's in a setting surrounded by forest and hills. After a visit to Bran, we will visit then head to Sinaia to see the stunning Peles Palace, before stopping for the night in the medieval city of Brasov. This night will be free to explore the lively city of Brasov, and take part in some of the great nightlife.
We will then travel from Brasov, and visit the fortified churches of Harman and Prejmer before touring through Borgo pass - the fictional path used in the novel to reach Count Dracula's home of residence. Its dramatic scenery, with huge hills draped in forests of fir trees and villages appearing as living monuments to a way of life unchanged for centuries. At the end of the road we will come to Hotel Dracula where you will be staying for the night. The Hotel dates from 1983, built in the style of a medieval mansion, it was created to bring alive an authentic Dracula atmosphere.
The next morning we are onto Sighisoara, the birth place of Dracula. This ancient citadel is among one of the only still inhabited in Europe. The next stop on the itinerary is Sighisoara and visit the European Culture of Capital for 2007, Sibiu; before returning to Bucharest.
Your specialist tour guide will assure that all the elements to be included on this tour from start to finish. Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover the myth and the truth of the "Legend of Dracula" in mythical Romania
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