Day by day itinerary
DAY 1, Bucharest
Welcome to Romania ! Our guide connects with you at the Airport or Moxa Boutique Hotel from Bucharest. Prepare to immerge into the legend. Drive to Snagov to visit Snagov Monastery where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination. This is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece. Your first day ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest ’s top traditional restaurants. 4* centrally located accommodation.
Day 2, Bucharest – Poienari- Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20min driving)
Morning drive to Poienari . Enjoy a morning visit of Poienari, to visit the ruins of Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains , on a canyon formed by Arges Rives is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb over 1400 stairs. Late afternoon arrival in Sibiu. Evening in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital for 2007. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the centre of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania ’s most beautiful cities. The city contains the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania . Accommodate in a 4* hotel, enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Sibiu .
Day 3, Sibiu – Medias – Bistrita- Dracula’s Castle (Pasul Tihuta) (261 km, 4h 50 min driving)
Today you’ll enjoy a stunning scenery, following the steps of Jonathan Harker to Borgo Pass– Bram Stocker’s character from Dracula novel. Medias is first on the list. Here you’ll become acquainted with a unique artist, the only one in the world who uses spider webs for his paintings. As you probably know, spiders are creatures happily tolerated by the count, so you’ll have further proof of how they are not merely reminiscent of delights' past. Next stop is Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stokers imagination. After visiting Dracula’s coffin you’ll enjoy a candle lit dinner and fire camp at the castle with all the right stories for a night to remember.
Optional : Experience a carriage ride! Be in the spirit of medieval kind of transportation ( just to realize the nowadays high comfort while traveling).
DAY 4, Pasul Tihuta – Cluj Napoca – Turda ( 194 km, 3h 20min driving)
Morning drive to the city of Cluj Napoca to enjoy a city tour revealing beautiful medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. From Cluj drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere, home to one of the oldest Salt Mine in Romania. Accommodate in a 4* hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. Delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner.
Optional: How about a genuine Dracula tattoo? Should you wish to permanently remember your trip to Transylvania, you have your chance.* Please have in mind that an up-front reservation is requested.
DAY 5, Turda – Sighisoara ( 120 km, 2h driving)
Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Next stop, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe ’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born.
20 : 00 Put on your costume and get into the mood, this is the reason for your travel to Transylvania. Prepare yourself for Halloween Party. You’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine and accompanied by a special program including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead ( as seen on Travel Channel), the Vampiresa Hunting and many dark surprises.
DAY 6, Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran ( 145 km, 2h , 20 min driving)
Stroll around the streets of the old citadel; admire the Clock Tower, concentrating Sighisoara‘s history, the beautiful Church on the Hill and the unique Covered Stairs. Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church , the largest gothic edifice in South – Eastern Europe. Brasov is a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
21:00 The ultimate Halloween Party at the Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle! Enjoy an unforgettable night tour of Bran Castle, meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Watch a horror movie projection and feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween After Party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.
DAY 7, Bran – Sinaia -Bucharest (174 km, 2h 50 min driving)
Your last Romanian morning. Continue your journey with Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle . The edifice was built in 1873 and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. Peles Castle is one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Late afternoon arrival in Bucharest , past 5:00 pm.
* Please have in mind that accommodation for the last day of the tour is not included.
**Airport / Hotel drop off included.
Should you wish to, we can complete your staying with an add-on program in Bucharest.
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