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2017 VLAD THE THIRD - DRACULA:contactus

THE ORIGINAL "THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGEND" TOUR

A MIXTURE BETWEEN HISTORY, LEGENDS AND FICTION. INCLUDING DRACULA'S CASTLE AND THE BORGO PASS.

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This is a premium quality Vlad Dracula themed tour of Romania designed for all interested in the life and deeds of this mysterious character. It combines history and fiction in a complete itinerary including the more remote parts such as the Borgo Pass but also the Fortress of Poienari, Bucharest and the Lake of Snagov. This tour is led by a specialist tour guide and it includes a special lecture on Vlad Dracula.
  
Day 1:  
Bucharest Airport - Prahova Valley - Sinaia Resort
Afternoon arrival to Coanda International Airport in Bucharest. Meet and greet by your English speaking tour guide. Start your Dracula tour of Romania with a drive north to the mountain resort of Sinaia, one of Romania's best and the unofficial capoital of the country at the end of the 19th century. Take a panoramic tour before arriving to your hotel. Dinner is on own with the evening at leisure.
T Accommodation in Sinaia at Hotel Palace ****
 
Day 2:
Sinaia & Peles Castle – Dracula’s Castle – Brasov Walking Tour – Sighisoara
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. In the morning take a guided tour of the former royal summer residence, Peles Palace. Continue your Dracula tour by crossing the mountains into Transylvania and visit Dracula Castle, in Bran Village. This is one of the main attractions of the country. Later, a tour of the Old Town Brasov will reveal the intriguing architecture of this medieval citadel formerly a flourishing center of the Transylvanian Saxons, enemies of Vlad. In the late afternoon drive to Sighisoara, considered to be the best preserved medieval town in Europe. Spend the night inside the fortified town of medieval Sighisoara. Dinner on own. (Suggested is the Birthplace of Vlad Dracula).
B Accommodation in Sighisoara at Hotel House with Antler ***
 
Day 3:
Sighisoara Walking Tour –  Bistritz and The Jonathan Harker Story - The Borgo Pass
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. In the morning attend a special lecture on Vlad Dracula (by your Romanian private guide). Then, on a walking tour of Sighisoara visit the intriguing Clock Tower housing the town’s museum. Hear tales about punishments at the stake and even view the actual torture instruments on display. Next is the medieval weapon musem and the Torture Chamber. Get ready for the road. Remember Jonathan Harker diary notes on the way to Bistritza. You are expected for an (almost) ritual dinner at the “Golden Crown” Restaurant. Later the coach will bring all of you in the Borgo Pass to meet your unearthly host at the “Dracula Castle” Hotel. Before going to bed visit the Dungeon.
B D Accommodation at the “Dracula Castle” Hotel *** in the Borgo Pass
 
Day 4:
Borgo Pass - Village of Chendu - Sibiel Home Hosted Dinner - Sibiu
After breakfast drive to Sibiu passing thru the picturesque Transylvanian countryside. Sibiu was one of the leading Saxon cities in the times of Vlad, while the Saxons played a major role in Vlad's downfall.  If you like souvenirs, enjoy your shopping opportunity in the Chendu Village. Your Dracula tour of Transylvania goes on with an afternoon walking city tour of Old Sibiu including the Great and the Lesser Squares, drive to Sibiel Village for a glimpse at the Museum of Glass Icons. Enjoy a home hosted traditional Transylvanian dinner in the village of Sibiel – this being a first hand intercultural exchange.
B D Accommodation in Sibiu at Imparatul Romanilor Hotel ****
 
Day 5: 
Sibiu Walking Tour - Olt River Gorge - Poienari Fortress -  Targoviste - Bucharest
dracula2After breakfast, visit the Lutheran Cathedral where Mihnea the Bad, the son of Vlad was stabbed to death in 1510. Return to Wallachia. Prepare to climb the steps of Poienari Fortress, now in ruins. This is the REAL Castle of Vlad Dracula. Here, the traitor landlords worked to their death. On your drive through Wallachia, make a stop at Cozia Monastery, the resting place of Mircea the Elder, Vlad's grandfather. It features one of the most complete Last Judgment frescoes of the country. On the way to Bucharest, visit the capital of Walachia in the times of Vlad: Targoviste. It features one of the largest Princely Courts (partly in ruins). Climb up the famous Sunset Tower. Drive to Bucharest. Wrap your day with a traditional Romanian Dinner with Folklore Show, by the Herastrau Lake in Bucharest.
B D Accommodation in Bucharest at Hotel Berthelot ****
 
Day 6:
Bucharest Tour & Snagov Lake and Island
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Your Dracula tour continues with an extensive tour of the city of Bucharest that will reveal to you the Old Princely Court, the Bucharest Palace (now in ruins) of Vlad, then stroll in the Village Museum, visit the Palace of the Parliament -- the largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Visit the mysterious island of Snagov Lake, bow to the alleged gravesite of Vlad the Impaler. Meet with the Abbott of the monastery and hear the story he has for you. The empty tomb, here, is still an enigma... Evening at leisure in Bucharest.
Optional: Romanian Dinner with Folklore Show. Price per person: 29 Euro (includes the restaurant transfers)
B Accommodation in Bucharest at Hotel Berthelot ****
 
Day 7:
Bucharest Departure
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel (or boxed breakfast for the early departures). End your Vlad Dracula tour with a transfer to the international airport for your return flight.
 

 

Your price includes:
  • 6 nights at three and four star hotels
  • fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
  • fuel & parking fees included
  • all sightseeing tours & cultural connections
  • three informal talks on: Dracula Truth & Fiction, Ceausescu and His Times, The Gypsies
  • Snagov Lake & Island visit
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 home hosted dinner, 1 dinner with floklore show
  • Vlad Dracula specialist tour guide (driving) to accompany you
  • guide's expenses
  • all transfers
  • admissions to museums, sites, churches as per itinerary
  • VAT and local tax
  • detailed map of Romania.

You'll visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
  • Historic Center of Sighisoara
  • Historic Center of Sibiu
 
Not included:
  • Other meals than stated
  • Beverages
  • Photo/video fees at sites and museums.