The Historical Vlad Tepes Tour - In the Footsteps of the True Prince

Tour ID: 1084
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
Countries: Romania
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST - SIGHISOARA
- Your English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up from Bucharest Airport and transfer you to Sighisoara; the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes III
- We will visit the house that Vlad Tepes was born; now a restaurant
- Sighisoara, one of the most preserved medieval citadels in Europe. Situated in Mures County, on the valley of the Tarnava Mare river, Sighisoara (former Dacian settlement and also called âœthe pearl of Transylvaniaâ�) was founded by the German immigrants in the second half of the 12th century and it was turned into a city in 1407. Its medieval aspect may be found both in the centre of the city and inside the Fortress of Sighisoara. In this area, houses are built very close to one another, giving a sense of âœcrowdednessâ� (in order to occupy the least space possible)
- The main sights: Clock Tower and History Museum, Birth place of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), Covered stairs, Church on the Hill.
- Overnight in Sighisoara
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Sighisoara 3 ***


Day 2:
ROUTING: SIGHISOARA - BRASOV
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Today we depart for Brasov, one of the most prosperous cities of Vlad's time
- Nearby Fortresses were in Mircea The Old's possession( Vlad's father); this however did not stop Vlad from waging wars on the city of Brasov. Documents state most of Vlad's impalements were done in Brasov, punishing fellow men and women from Transylvania here.
- Vlad also found refuge here, while he was a claimer to the throne
- Your guide will explain more of Vlad's deeds in Brasov while you are here
- We will also visit the Black Church, and the pedestrian center of the city
- Evening at your leisure
- Overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION: Flamingo Guesthouse 3 ***
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Day 3:
ROUTING: BRASOV - BRAN - CURTEA DE ARGES
- Breakfast in Hotel
- We start the day touring the fictional Dracula's Castle Bran
- The only link to Vlad Tepes and this Castle ( other then a strategic front for the Bran Pass) is the fact he was imprisoned here for a day or 2 on his way to Budapest; when the King of Hungary Matei Corvin, imprisoned him in the Hungarian Capital on forged document charges
- WE then depart for Curtea De Arges, and visit the Old Church; erected by Basarab I
- Evening at your leisure
- Overnight in Curtea De Arges
ACCOMMODATION: Montana Hotel 3 ***
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Day 4:
ROUTING: CURTEA DE ARGES - POIENARI - TIRGOVISTE
- Breakfast in Hotel
- This morning we will visit Poienari Citadel
- Poienari was first built by the original rulers of Romania, then rebuilt by the Nobles and their families, who were responsible for the death of Vlad's Father and brother. Vlad forced them to rebuild the citadel under his rule
- We then continue our journey to Tirgoviste; the 2nd Capital of Walachia; but most important
- This is where Vlad ruled, and commanded his wars against the Ottoman Empire; and is also home to his Princely Court
- Overnight in Tirgoviste
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dambovita 3 ***
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Day 5:
ROUTING: TIRGOVISTE - GIURGIU - BUCHAREST
- Breakfast in Hotel
- We depart to today for Giurgiu, in Southern Romania
- Giurgiu is famed for the numerous battles Vlad waged on the Turk's
- You will spend the day on foot walking in the locations of the many battles
- This location is where Vlad fooled a trap set by Hamza Pasa( a commander of the Sultan Army) and erected the "Impaled Forest"
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION: Casa Gabriela ****
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Day 6:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST - SNAGOV - BUCHAREST
- Breakfast in hotel
- In the morning we will depart for Snagov Lake, a popular summer retreat for the Bucharest weekend crowd
- Snagov Lake is famous for the Monastery located on an island in the middle of the Lake
- It is said this Monastery was the final resting place for Vlad Tepes
- Some documents claim that Vlad died in a battle close by, and they took his body there to be buried, as he had given money to the Monastery in the past
- Return To Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION: Casa Gabriela ****
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Day 7:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST
- Breakfast
- Transfer to Airport and a final good-bye from your guide
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