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Tour code: Ro4.3RoVa
Departure: Bucharest
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Dracula Short Break in Transylvania


Courtesy of National Authority of Tourism The medieval citadel of Sighisoara
Vlad the Impaler’s birth place, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe

Snagov Monastery
in Bucharest, where, according to the legend, Vlad was buried after his assassination

Bran Castle, Peles Castle
Legendary castles in Transylvania with plenty of good stories for a Dracula tour.

Rasnov Peasant Citadel
the best preserved peasant fortification in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe, first documented in 13 century


Day by day itinerary

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DAY 1, Thursday, Bucharest - Sinaia - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov

Our English speaking guide picks you up from the Bucharest Airport and leads you to Peles Castle in Sinaia - one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe which served as retreat residence for most of Romania’s monarchs. Next stop is Rasnov Peasant Citadel, built on a calcareous rock. The citadel is one of the best preserved peasant refugee fortresses in Transylvania. Accommodation in 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov. For dinner we recommend Outlaws Hut, where you can delight yourselves with traditional Romanian cuisine and taste the finest Romanian wines.

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DAY 2, Friday, Poiana Brasov - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara

You start the day with Bran Castle, Vlad Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was arrested and imprisoned.
Say your prayers; next stop is the Horror Castle, a special treat dedicated for the strong-hearted! Spend the night in Sighisoara, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe. For dinner we recommend Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad the Impaler was borne, turned today into a cosy restaurant.

Courtesy of National Authority of Tourism DAY 3, Saturday, Sighisoara - Biertan - Medias - Sibiu

You are now in the heart of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Stroll around the medieval streets of the citadel and visit the Clock Tower, the Medieval Weapon Collection and the Torture Room. Next stop is the Saxon Fortified Church of Biertan, one of the best preserved fortified churches in Romania. In Medias, make the acquaintance of a unique artist, an interesting character, the only one in the world who uses spider webs for his paintings. Spend the night in Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital of 2007. Enjoy a traditional dinner in one of the oldest restaurants. Accommodate in a 3* hotel.

DAY 4, Sunday, Sibiu - Poienari - Arefu - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest

Morning drive to Poienari Citadel to visit the ruins of the old citadel. Built on a cliff top near Arges River, Poienari Citadel used to be Dracula's refugee place. Travel across Arefu Village and listen to the legends about Vlad the Impaler kept alive to this day by the villagers. Next stop is Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. You'll accommodate in a 3* central located hotel. For dinner we recommend Count Dracula Club, a restaurant with a strong medieval touch, where you can even have a face to face meeting with the bloody count.

Courtesy of National Authority of Tourism DAY 5, Monday, Bucharest - Snagov - Bucharest
Travel to Snagov. Cross the lake to visit Snagov Monastery, the place where it is believed Vlad Dracula was buried. (In case the weather will not allow it, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bucharest and a visit to Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the largest administrative building in Europe, a legacy of a more recent vampire – ex Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu).
It is now time to say good by to Romania. Transfer to the Airport.

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We will both remember the holiday for a long time, thanks to you and all your staff for the well organised holiday, and for the great party. Your country is very beautiful and I would certainly recommend Romania to any of my friends. I was very impressed by how friendly all the people are. I will send you a few of our pictures, we have many good ones to choose from. Thanks again and Noroc to you!

Helena and Dave Gladwin, Isle of Wight, UK


Sorin, group leader says: It’s a great satisfaction for me to guide this tour and share all my knowledge on Transylvania’s history and legends, and also create a special fairytale, funny atmosphere.



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