On Dracula’s Footsteps

499 Euro

On Dracula’s traces

 – 7 days from 499 € –

On this trip we go after Vlad the Impaler’s traces (Vlad Dracula) in 7 days from 499 € and also visit the place where Vlad the Impaler was buried in the middle of Lake Snagov. In 1931 when his tomb was opened, the Vlad’s decapitated cadaver was gone and in its place it was found the skeleton of a horse. Bucharest was given its present name by the same Vlad; Targoviste the former capital of Wallachia where Vlad impaled and hung a “forest” of enemies and  Chindia Tower. We also visit Poienari castle ruins of from which his wife committed suicide by jumping into the river Arges. We canot lose the most beautiful cities of Transylvania: Brasov and Sighisoara, a Unesco city medieval monument unique in Europe which also houses the birthplace of Vlad Dracula. There is also included a visit to Bran Castle regarded as Dracula’s Castle.

Day 1: Bucharest

Transfer from the airport and then transfer to the hotel and in the evening sightseeing tour of Bucharest. We visit some important sights in Bucharest including: the Triumph Arc, the identical twin of the one in Paris, the Parliament Palace, the biggest administrative building  in Europe, the Revolution Square, the scene of the popular uprising in December ’89 with the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum and with the former Royal Palace, the Victoria Avenue, Kiseleff, the area Lipscani – the historical centre of Bucharest where there is also the Old Princely Court (Curtea Veche) from the time of Vlad Tepes and the Village Museum. We sleep over night in Bucharest in a 4 *Hotel.

Day 2: Bucharest – Snagov Monastery – Targoviste – Poiana Brasov

In the morning if the weather permits we go directly to Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the centre, on a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476.

During a search in 1930, archaeologista found that in the tomb there were only horse bones. Where is the body? It seems that Dracula has never found his peace …

We depart to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, Dracula’s grandfather. Later Dracula built the tower “Chindia” (Turnul Chindiei). A memorable day for Targoviste was when the boyars were called to a party in town and they were asked if they wanted to be relieved from their difficulties. For an affirmative answer, Vlad burnt them all so that no one would have suffered more.

We have dinner and sleep over night in Poiana Brasov at 4 *House of Dracula Hotel or a similar one.

Day 3: Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia

In the morning visit of the city of Sibiu, the European capital of culture in 2007.Durante city tour will cross the old streets to admire the main monuments, such as Bruckenthal Palace, the infamous Lies Bridge, the Cathedral of the Saxons, the Catholic Cathedral and squares of the city (Piazza Grande, Piazza Small and Huet Square).

After that going to Hunedoara where is the largest Gothic castle in Romania – Castle of Matei Corvin.

In the afternoon arrival in Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania – where the December 1, 1918 and was proclaimed the national unity between Transylvania and Romania to form Greater Romania.

The evening dinner and overnight  in a typical medieval-style hotel in Alba Iulia.

Day 4: Alba Iulia – Cluj – Bistrita – Tihuta

After breakfast tour of the citadel of Alba Iulia, Vauban style and Cathedral of the Unification of the People, the beautiful Roman-Catholic church with elements of Wallachian and Moldavian styles.

Later we get to Turda, where we will visit the salt most impressive of Romania, 250 m down on the ground, saline was also explored Roman times (106-274 AD). We continue after Cluj Napoca, an important academic, cultural and industrial. Visit the city where you can see the ruins of the ancient Roman city Napoca, the Catholic Cathedral of St. Michael built in Gothic style in the fourteenth century and the Orthodox Christian Cathedral built in neo-Byzantine style in the early twentieth century.

Soon after the direction Bistrita. Here we enter the real land of Dracula. No other place is so well identified as a place of vampires, ghosts and bloody scenes … up Bargau, Tihuta linking Transylvania to Moldavia. This is the wild and mysterious place where it was the setting for the movie “Dracula” …

Dinner and overnight in Tihuta in Dracula’s Castle, the 3 * hotel built on the ruins of the Royal Castle of Dracula. In the film based on the novel of Bran Stroker, Vlad found his death here.

Day 5: Tihuta – Targu Mures – Sighisoara

Departure to Targu Mures, Romanian cultural -Hungarian beautiful city. The center is imposed with its Rose Square, the Palace of Culture, the Prefecture, Town Hall and many other buildings in Art Nouveau and Empire.

We continue to Sighisoara, a beautiful fortified town inhabited by the XIII-th century until today.

On the way visit the citadel of Biertan, characteristic example of fortress-church family, one of the 300 fortified churches built between the 14th and 16th centuries-imo in Transylvania. Arrival in Sighisoara, the medieval-style dinner and overnight in a small hotel near the home of Dracula / or in a country residence at 7 km from Sighisoara.

Day 6: Sighisoara – Viscri – Brasov

The morning tour of Sighisoara, the city-fortress “among the very few live in Europe, which retains its medieval center on the hill of the fortification. Also among the houses of the town it is the home of Vlad Dracul, and building where his son was born Vlad Tepes.

Departure to Viscri, a charming Saxon village, hidden in the hills of Transylvania and protected by its fortified citadel, Unesco monument. Here owns the house even Prince Charles of England.

Arrival in Brasov, a medieval town known as “the city of the crown”, the city of merchants and craftsmen. Traditional dinner and overnight in Brasov hotel in medieval style / or in a castle hotel is 12 km from Brasov, in a holiday resort

Day 7: Brasov – Bran – Bucharest

In the morning guided tour of the city, the Starting from the wonderful square of the board will be a guided tour of the old town, the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania, the Council House, the St. Nicholas Church combining the Gothic style to ‘external style Bizantyn inside, the Gates Schei and Catherine.

Just over the mountains surrounding Brasov at the time of the campaign against the rich local merchants by Dracula, the stakes were placed with the poor dying bodies.

Departure for Dracula’s Castle in Bran, a real fortress built on a rock. Vlad usually used the castle as headquarters for his incursions in Transylvania. Here you can buy souvenirs in the land of Dracula. Later visit the most beautiful royal castle in Romania – Peles Castle, German-style exterior and eclectic inside, built the first Romanian king – Carol I.

In the evening arrival in the capital, a special farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight in Bucharest, hotel central residential area.

Day 8: Bucharest

In the morning if the weather permits, we will go directly to Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476.

During a search in 1930, archaeological research found that in the tomb were only horse bones. Where is the body? It seems that Dracula has never found peace …

Included services:

– 3 nights in 4 * hotels in Bucharest central residential with breakfast

– 3 nights in Hotel House of Dracula 4 * or similar with breakfast

– Entrance fees

– Travel guide for the whole tour

– Tour + Airport transfer

– City tax

– Half board

The price does not include / Extra:

– Flight (we can book it directly to us at a discounted rate)

– Other personal expenses

RATES

Prices in EURO / person

2 people – 749 €

4 people – 649 €

6 people – 549 €

8 people – 499 €

The prices are for groups of at least two people. For groups of more than 8 people the price will be recalculated based on the needs.