Poenari Citadel

The Real Dracula Tour – 11 hours

From: 199.00

There is an Egyptian motto that goes like this: “Man fears time, but time fears the pyramids”. I think that in our case, we could easily say that “Man fears time, but time fears good legends,” Dracula’s legend being one of them and as Oscar Wilde said, it is probably the most beautiful novel of all time. Join us and find out the real story of Dracula in this only one day journey.

Tour type

private tour by car/minibus

Highlights of the trip

The Old Princely Court from Targoviste, Curtea de Arges Monastery, the ruins of Poienari Fortress, Vidraru Dam


199 Euros for 1 person; 119 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 109 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 99 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 89 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).

Operating Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Starting time

08:00 am

Departure point

pick-up & drop-off at your hotel (or any address in the city)


around 11-12 hours


English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)


Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking guide

Not included

Entrance fees at the visited sites (aprox. 5 Euro/person)


Bucharest – Targoviste – Curtea de Arges – Poenari Citadel –Vidraru Lake – Bucharest

The tour guide will pick you up  from your hotel and you will head first to Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia province, to visit the Princely Court, the place where the Wallachian rulers used to reign for centuries.

After this, the trip will continue with the visit at an architectural masterpiece in Curtea de Arges, where you will have the chance to see the beautiful Curtea de Arges Monastery. Beyond the impressive and unique architectural style, the monastery boasts an interesting legend about the builder of the church and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work.

Poenari Citadel is the next visit for which you will have to climb 1480 steps for about 20-30 minutes on a trek of aprox 1 km. Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and the hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in our history.

Before getting back to Bucharest, you will stop at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world”.


  • Those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill.
  • Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.


TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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