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Weekend with Dracula

    Spend 3 days in Transylvania discovering more about the interesting life of Vlad Tepes while visiting medieval cities, citadels, fortified churches, Bran Dracula's Castle plus others related to the myth of Dracula!

After breakfast, we shall set off for Arefu to visit the Poenari Citadel, the "real Castle from the Carpathians", a fortress that is now inhabited only by the vultures and by the bad luck bringing bats...

Following Olt River’s valley, we will cross the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania and reach Sibiu. Visit the medieval city of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. In the evening, we drive to Sibiel, a picturesque village situated 18 km away from Sibiu. Visit the Glass Icon Museum and the church.Dinner and accommodation in a family's house, to experience Romanian hospitality. Drinks included.

After breakfast, we will continue our trip to Sighisoara, which Vlad Tepes called home, one of the most beautiful towns in the heart of Transylvania. The whole medieval citadel is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. German architectural influences are visible throughout the entire city. 

Here, we have the possibility to enjoy a nice lunch on the terrace of Vlad Dracul’s House, today a famous restaurant. 
In the afternoon, we will admire the beautiful landscape, dotted with small villages, medieval citadels and fortified churches, on the way to Brasov. We will visit the medieval part of the city with: The Black Church, The Town Hall, The Black Tower, The White Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate, Schei Gate and the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe.

Dinner and accommodation in a guest house in Bran area. Located right next to the famous Bran Castle, Bran will please you with its specific beauty. The breathtaking landscape invites anyone to long walks. Bran is famous for its home made smoked cheese, and the cheese in tree bark. Every meal here tastes better, because everything is home made and pure biological food.

Breakfast and fresh air! 
Today we will visit Dracula’s Castle - as in Bram Stoker's legendary vampire story. Bran Castle is an important national monument and landmark of the Romanian tourism, due not only to the beauty of the Castle and the landscape but also to the legend of Count Dracula. The first documentary attestation of the Bran Castle is the act issued on November 19, 1377.

We continue to Sinaia, the beautiful mountain resort, surnamed "The Pearl of the Carpathians" where we will visit Peles Castle: one of Romania's most beautiful palaces once the summer residence of the Romanian kings. 

We have the possibility to visit the wine cellars from Azuga - built in 1892, by the Rhein family, official supplier for the royal court. Here, we can buy genuine Romanian wines and sparkling wines. 

Return to Bucharest in the evening.

DEPARTURES DATA:
All year
DURATION:
3 days/ 2 nights
RATES:

PRIVATE TOUR by car/minivan

480 EUR/pers (group of 2 persons)

320 EUR/pers (group of 4-7 persons)

*the tour can be organized even for 1 solo traveler

SERVICES INCLUDED:
    • Professional guide assistance, English speaking (or other languages upon request), during the whole trip;
    • Transport by private modern AC car/mini-van (fuel and parking fees incl);
    • Airport pick-up/drop-off;
    • 2 night accommodation, breakfast included, in 3* guesthouses in Sibiel village (near Sibiu) and Bran village (near Brasov); *the accommodation can be upgraded to 3* and 4* hotels in Sibiu and Brasov medieval cities, depending on your preferences;
    • Half-Board: 1 traditional home-made dinner with pure biological food at the local guesthouse in Sibiel (alcoholic drinks included) and 1 dinner at the pentions in Bran (NO alcoholic drinks included);
    • City tour in each city in the trip.
NOT INCLUDED:
    • Entrance fees to the touristic attractions (Peles Castle 30 lei/pers, Bran Castle 40 lei/pers, churches around 5-10 lei/pers and so on);
    • Photography fee;
    • Meals, other than those mentioned in the itinerary;
    • Other expenses (such as souvenirs, room service, tips and so on).