You may meet Dracula! 7 days tour by private car and guide, accommodation and visits included
Itinerary: Bucharest - Arefu - Sibiu - Borgo Pass - Sighisoara - Bran - Brasov - Bucharest
Day 1 - Bucharest - arrival
Arrival at the international airport of Bucharest. Transfer to your hotel to freshen up.
Day 2 - Bucharest - Arefu - Sibiu
After a rich breakfast and a short panoramic tour of Bucharest, head for the land of Transylvania. On the way our guide will tell you a bit about the life of Vlad the Impaler, three-time ruler of Wallachia, best-known for the cruel punishments he imposed on his enemies. Because it was also called Vlad “Dracul” (devil), his figure was associated by many to the famous novel of Bram Stocker – “Dracula”. First stop of the day will be in Poenari where lies one of the princely residences of Vlad the Impaler. Our guide will be glad to tell you all about the tumultuous life of the ruler of Wallachia but only after you prove your determination by climbing the 1480 stairs that lead to the ruins of the castle. Continue the journey towards Sibiu – one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Romania, selected as European Capital of Culture in 2007. Admire the Large and Small Squares, the Clock Tower and the Liars’ Bridge. We will visit the Evangelical church, an impressive gothic monument, built in 1520. Before you leave, make sure to check the surroundings of the church: outside you will find the tomb of Mihnea cel Rau, son of Vlad the Impaler, that was killed right in front of the church. Accommodation in a centrally located hotel.
Day 3 - Sibiu - Borgo Pass
Breakfast. Depart towards the land mentioned by Bram Stocker in his novel, on the borders of three regions: Transylvania, Moldavia, and Bucovina. Before you arrive there, visit the hotel where the hero of the worldwide known novel “Dracula” was accommodated. You can taste the traditional dishes in a special part of the restaurant, dedicated to Jonathan Harker. Continue the journey toward Borgo Pass and spend the night in Dracula’s Castle hotel. In the evening feel free to explore every corner of the castle but think twice before entering the basement – there lies the coffin of Dracula!
Day 4 - Borgo Pass - Sighisoara
If you make it through the night in this gloomy castle, pack your bags and head for Sighisoara. Located in the heart of Transylvania, this is the hometown of Vlad the Impaler and is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Europe. Though it is still inhabited, you will be amazed by the charm and mystery that surround it. Visit the Evangelical Church located up on a hill; to get here you must climb the Scholars’ Stairs – a roofed stairway used especially during winter to connect the lower citadel to the high-school and the Church on the hill. You can enjoy your dinner with medieval dishes in the place where Vlad the Impaler was born. .
Afterwards enjoy a walking tour at night through the citadel.
Day 5 - Sighisoara - Brasov
Breakfast. Departure to Bran, visit the famous fortress of the 14th century, worldwide known as Dracula’s Castle thanks to the American film directors. Return to Brasov (formerly known as Kronstadt), medieval town that used to be the capital of Transylvania. Take a walk in the Council Square and admire the impressive Black Church. Visit also the hill where some historians assume that was the place where Vlad impaled his victims. Accommodation in a centrally located hotel.
Day 6 - Brasov - Bucharest
Breakfast and departure to Bucharest. On the way stop to Snagov monastery where Vlad the Impaler’s head is buried. Free time in the afternoon in Bucharest; Accommodation at local hotel.
Day 7 - Bucharest - departure
Breakfast. Departure directly to the airport in Bucharest. End of our services.
– Accommodation with bf in 3* or 4* hotels;
– transport included in modern air-conditioned car or mini van according to the number of tourist for the entire program and transfers.
– Visits: included for the entire tour, according to the itinerary:
o Panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest (no entrances): Revolution Square, the main Orthodox Church in Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace, People’s Palace (exterior), University Square, Arch of Triumph.
o Poienari ruins
o Panoramic sightseeing tour of Sibiu (no entraces) : large and small square, Evangelic Church, Liar’s bridge;
o Sighisoara citadel with Clock Tower Museum, Torture Room and Medieval Weapons Museum;
o Bran Castle
o Black Church
o Snagov monastery
– English speaking guide:included according to the program
Services not included
– Other meals;
– Personal expenses in the hotels (telephone, internet, mini bar, fax, laundry, etc.);
– Other visits;
– Photo/ video fee during the visits;
Price in EUR/pax in twb sharing: EUROS
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– From booking till 20days prior arrival 10% of the entire amount will be charged;
– From 20 to 10 days prior arrival 50% of the entire amount will be charged; ,
– Under 10 days cancelation 100%.
– 30% must be paid in the moment of services confirmations;
– 70% must be paid with 20 days before arrival;
Payments can be done by bank transfer or by card via Paypal.
A. Operating period: all year long, except for Public Holidays (Orthodox or Catholic Easter, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc. when certain museums can be closed to public access.This must be reconfirmed with the staff at Exact Travel Club when selecting a certain period for your trip).
– Museums inside Sighisoara citadel are closed for visits on Mondays;
B. Recommended operating days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday