On Dracula Footsteps – History and Fiction

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Day 1 Bucharest

Arrival on International Airport of Bucharest, meeting at the airport with English speaking guide, transfer to the hotel for check in.

DAY 2 Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Vidraru

Breakfast in the morning and departure, then we visit the Curtea de Arges Monastery (a legend tells that Manole being unable to finish the walls was forced to sacrifice his own wife and bury into the foundations), we continue along the Transfagarasan road that climbs to 2,034 meters altitude, making it the 2nd highest mountain pass in Romania, and after that, we visit the  Poenari Citadel (is a ruined fortress in Romania, notable for its connection to Vlad III the Impaler) and Vidraru Dam; dinner and accommodation.

DAY 3 Vidrau – Balea Lake – Sibiu

Breakfast, Vidraru lake boat tour, we go on visiting Balea Lake ( a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraș Mountains, in central Romania, in Sibiu County). Arrival in Sibiu for a city tour, then visit Town Hall Square, the Bridge of Lies, Brukenthal National Museum; dinner and accommodation in Sibiu.

DAY 4 Sibiu – Sighisoara

Breakfast, visit of “ASTRA” Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, the largest open air museum in Romania. Departure for Sighisoara, the place where Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431. Walk tour of Sighisoara, one of the few fortified towns which are still inhabited and listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site; dinner at the restaurant “House of Vlad Dracul”, and accommodation.

DAY 5 Sighisoara – Brasov

Breakfast, continue through the heart of Transylvania over the Carpathian Mountains, arrival in Bran, visit of Bran Castle, worldwide known as “Dracula’s Castle”; free time for photo and local handicrafts and souvenirs shops. After that departure for Brasov, visit the medieval city center with its Black Church, St. Nicholas Church, First School, old city gates – important spiritual and cultural centre for the Romanian people in this region; traditional dinner with a show of Romanian dances in Brasov and accommodation.

DAY  6 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest

Breakfast, visit Rasnov Castle, one of the best preserved Romanian fortress, visit of “Peles Castle”, world's first castle fully powered by locally produced electricity and former residence of the royal family of Romania built in the 19th century by Carol I ; visit Sinaia Monastery, named after Mount Sinai, arrival in Bucharest and departure.

 

Included services :

- 5 (five) nights accommodation;

- half-board ;

- minivan A/C/minibus;

- fees for all visits in the program are included;

- English speaking assistance from Ambasador Tours & Travels;

 

Not included services :

- flight tickets;

- travel insurance;

- lunch (optional - 20 euro/pax).

- one night will be added in Bucharest on departure if  necessary

(depending on the flight schedule)