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In the Footsteps of Dracula Tour

  • 11 hours
  • Small group
    Private tour
  • Wi Fi
    Wifi Available
  • Availability
    Jan 2’ - Dec 30'
  • Min age
    Any age
  • Departure point
    Pick-up/Drop-off at your address

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.

Tour type

Private tour by AC car/minibus

Price

129 Euros per person/ages 7+ 

Operating days

Tuesday – Sunday

Departure Time

08:00 am

Departure & Return Location

Pick-up & drop-off at your address

Language

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

Price Includes

  • Transportation by A/C van/minibus
  • Certified English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch – there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together or individually (around 10 Euros per person)
  • Entrance Fees (around 6 Euros per person)

Additional benefits for our customers

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru’ cu bere, Hanu’ lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the activity starts

Tour highlights
  • Private tour for a more personal and intimate experience. A chance to discover the real story behind Dracula - Bram Stoker's character.
  • Fun, Friendly, Experienced Guide: Feel welcome, relaxed, and able to enjoy the tour to its fullest. Ask your burning questions and learn from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Visit Poienari Fortress: hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, visit the ruins of the citadel, and admire remarkable scenery over the Carpathian mountains
  • Targoviste: Visit the Old Princely Court, in the former capital of Walachia
  • Vidraru Dam: an important construction from the communism period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road
Know before you book
  • From March to October as well as December 16 to January 6, at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
  • January 7 to February 29 and November 1 to December 15, 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
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Itinerary - In the Footsteps of Dracula Tour

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.

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FAQ

Can I cancel my booking if I cannot travel because of the restrictions/health concerns for COVID-19?

Of course, you can cancel at least one day before departure.

If I make a booking, is the tour guaranteed to go?

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.

Can I make a booking for a solo traveler?

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.

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