Dracula Castles Tour: Poienari and Bran

Tour ID: 1228
Tour Theme: Dracula Themed Tours
Countries: Romania
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
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Vlad Tepes - Dracula TourVisit the castles connected with the life and legend of Vlad the Impaler the famous Romanian ruler also called Vlad Dracula. Bran Castle is the fictional castle of Dracula with a fairytale like setting, and Poienari Castle is the true castle of Vlad. These 2 castle contradict the truth and the myth of Dracula. Also included is the medieval city of Brasov, Peles Castle and Curtea de Arges Princely Court and Monastery are the other important sights included in this tour.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
- Your private English speaking driver/guide will pick you up from Bucharest airport or hotel
- Leaving from Bucharest in the morning. First stop at Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometers far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.
Bran Castle - Dracula Castle Tour- Continue to Bran and visit the famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula's Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula's legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, of the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In the XX century the castle was donated to the royal family and became a royal residence. The museum preserve the furniture and objects from that period.
- End the day in Brasov. short tour of the magic medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Council Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.
- Overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION: Casa Wagner*** or similar.

Day 2:
- After breakfast we go on the route to Poienari – the true castle of Vlad the Impaler.
- The route will cross the Carpathians Mountains offering amazing views over the mountains.
Poienari Castle - Dracula Castle Tour- Poienari Castle is standing on a cliff but know in ruins this is known as the real castle of Vlad the Impaler. To get to the top you must climb up its 1400 steps (takes approx. 1 hour). Once you arrive to the top of the Citadel you will find that the citadel is surprisingly small, one third has collapsed down the mountainside in 1888. Entering through a narrow wooden bridge, you come across the crumbling remains of two towers within; the prism shaped one was Vlad's ( Dracula's) residential quarters, from here, according to the legend , The Impaler's wife flung herself out from the window, declaring that better this way than be captured by the Turks, who were besieging the castle. Legend has it that Vlad himself escaped over the mountains on horseback.
- Next stop will be at Curtea de Arges, the former second capital of Wallachia. The strongholds rebuilt in the 14th century. See its Princely Church and its frescoed interior which is one of the first examples of Romanian paintings. The Episcopal Church (the monastery) which is a recreation of the original built in 1512 -1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab (rebuilt in 1875 – 1885).
- In the evening arriving at Bucharest and drop off.

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Dracula's Castle Tour; Vlad's Real Castle Poienari and Fictional Castle Bran!!!

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