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Vlad the Impaler Castle, Poienari is one of the most visited Fortresses related to Dracula legend.
In the Footsteps of Dracula is a private full-day tour from Bucharest to the Old Royal Court in Targoviste, the beautiful monastery of Curtea de Arges, the magnificent Vidraru Dam, and the enigmatic Poienari Fortress.
We will take you on a journey to those sites in Romania that have a strong connection to Vlad the Impaler – the Romanian voivode who inspired Dracula’s myth. You’ll see why the former ruler lives up to the legend.
Private tour by AC car/minibus
129 Euros per person/ages 7+
Tuesday – Sunday
Pick-up & drop-off at your address
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the activity starts
Our friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel around 08:00 am. You will head first to Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia province, to visit the Princely Court. In this place, the Wallachian rulers used to reign for centuries.
The journey will continue with the visit to an architectural masterpiece in Curtea de Arges. 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 church’s builder and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work.
The highlight of our trip will be Vlad the Impaler Castle, Poienari a special place where you can get only after climbing the 1480 steps through the cool forest. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the Carpathian Mountain’s breathtaking scenery and a glimpse of the famous Transfagasaran Road. Prepare to admire the fantastic view over the mountains and 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 to see Vidraru Dam, a majestic construction from the communist period and one of Europe’s largest arch-dams.
Of course, you can cancel at least one day before departure.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
Of course. The total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if we cannot confirm the tour for your date.