The real Dracula 1-day tour from Bucharest
Day trips & excursions

The real Dracula 1-day tour from Bucharest

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 11 hours
Do this because
  • Travel in a small group for a personal and intimate experience
  • Have fun with a friendly and experienced tour guide
  • Visit places related to the figure of Vlad the Impaler - Count Dracula
What to expect

The Real Dracula Tour is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Targoviste, Curtea de Arges and Poenari Fortress. The reason it is called “the real” Dracula is because you will visit the real places in Romania that have a connection with Vlad the Impaler – “the real” Dracula.

The first stop will be in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia under Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) to visit the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower, nowadays a symbol of the city.

Then, you will go to Curtea de Arges to visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Romania. Beyond the impressive and unique architectural style, the monastery boasts an interesting legend about the builder of the church and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work.

Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in Romanian history.

The highlight of our trip will be Poienari Fortress, which is a a special place, where you can get only after climbing the 1480 steps through the cool forest and once you reach the top you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Carpathian Mountains and a glimpse of the popular Transfagasaran Road. Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and the hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in our history.

Before getting back to Bucharest, you will stop at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world”.

The tour ends after returning to Bucharest.

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Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București 030167, Romania

Meeting point:

Benjamin Franklin Parking (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall & Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest

What to remember
  • The extra fee for hotel pick-up/drop-off is €20 for a standard car (1-3 persons), €30 for a minibus (4-8 persons) and €50 for a minibus (9-16 persons) and the pick-up time is 7.30am
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7
  • Please consider that the Royal Court of Targoviste is closed on Monday, you will not visit it if you book a tour on Monday
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  • Every day at 8.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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