In search of Dracula Tour takes you to the historical sites connected with the legendary character Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula.
Morning drive from Bucharest towards Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia during Dracula ruling.
In 1459, from his royal court in Targoviste, Vlad The Impaler refused to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire. He won one memorable victory against the Ottomans when he disguised himself as a janissary and attacked the Ottoman army camped near Targoviste. Vlad Dracula built Chindia Tower, the landmark of the city, for surveillance and defense purposes. It is partly built on a church and is 27 meters high and 9 meters in diameter.
The oldest written document about Targoviste Royal Court dates back to 1396. In the 17th century, the Royal Court was set on fire at the orders of the ottoman Empire and the capital of Wallachia was moved to Bucharest.
Next stop will be at Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. The town`s strongholds were rebuilt in the 14th century. See its Princely Church and its frescoed interior which is one of the first examples of Romanian paintings. The Episcopal Church (the monastery) which is a recreation of the original built in 1512 -1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab (rebuilt in 1875 – 1885).
We conclude In search of Dracula Tour with a visit to Poenari Fortress. Standing on a cliff but now in ruins – this is known as the real castle of Dracula (Vlad Tepes). To get to the top you must climb up its 1400 steps (takes approx. 30 minutes). Once you arrive to the top of the castle you will find that it is surprisingly small; one third has collapsed down the mountainside in 1888. Entering through a narrow wooden bridge, you come across the crumbling remains of two towers within; the prism shaped one was Vlad`s ( Dracula`s) residential quarters. From here, according to the legend, The Impaler`s wife flung herself out the window, declaring that is better this way than be captured by the Turks, who were besieging the castle. Legend has it that Vlad himself escaped over the mountains on horseback.
0 € for children under 3
0 € / child 3-12
GENERAL INFORMATION & TERMS:
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
We grant 30% discount for children below the age 7
All tours are escorted by English speaking licensed guides.
For guided tours in other languages a booking should be made 72h before departure. Extra fee for tours in other languages: 25 EUR/per/tour.
During The Christian tour of Painted Churches, you will visit three of the most beautiful painted monasteries, listed on UNESCO World Heritage and Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania Region. Visit two interesting regions in a relative short period of time.
This tour can be booked in 2018 from April to September. Spend two enjoyable two days discovering the wonderful wild realm of Danube Delta and the ancient history of settlements located at Black Sea or Pontus Euxinus as it was called in the ancient time.
This private tour organized by Buzz Travel and RomaniaTourStore is the perfect choice if you love mountain landscapes, scenic drives and medieval towns and fortrces of Transylvania.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.