Discover Secret story of Dracula in a full day tour
Highlights of the Secret story of Dracula tour:
- Poenari fortress
- Curtea de Arges Monastery
- Royal court in Targoviste
- Poenari fortress replica
Details of Secret story of Dracula tour:
Start and end point: at your hotel or another chosen location
Distance: 410 km
Departure hour: 07:30 AM
Note: To visit Poienari fortress you must climb 1480 stairs in the mountains.
This tour is available Tuesday-Sunday
Secret story of Dracula tour description
Everybody knows Dracula, the famous Bram Stocker's vampire! But do you want to know who was Dracula for real, what was the life of Vlad the Impaler and how he became the most famous vampire in the world? The Secret story of Dracula tour will make the fascinating legend of Dracula come alive for you.
In this one day tour you will visit Poenari fortress, the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s real castle, placed in an enchanted landscape. After that you will continue with Curtea de Arges Monastery, a church with a strange history. You will also see Vlad the Impaler’s Royal Court, in Targoviste. Finally, our last stop will be in front of a Poenari fortress replica in Bucharest.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and after an hour ride he will stop you in front of Targoviste Royal court:
Royal court in Targoviste
Former capital of Romanian Country, Targoviste is today a small town. But its architecture and important monuments show the glory it once had. You will visit the old church, the tower used as prison and the ruins of the old court. Vlad the Impaler is the founder of the fortifications. Your guide will tell you the beginning of his story as you visit the royal court in Targoviste. And this is just the start of your trip! The next stop will be in a mysterious and full of legends place: Curtea de Arges monastery.
Curtea de Arges monastery
One of the most beautiful churches in Romania, Curtea de Arges monastery will stun you with its architecture and interior. The legend of its creation is mentioned in many Romanian works of art. Considered magic and haunted by some people, the place hides one of the most known beliefs of Romanians: every creation needs life to last.
Interested in other mysterious places in Romania? Try our "Haunted Romania tour in 4 days".
Poenari fortress, the real Dracula castle
After you have enjoyed your visit of Curtea de Arges monastery, it's time to see the real Dracula castle. The fortress was reconstructed by Vlad the Impaler and it became one of his main fortresses. You must climb 1480 stairs to visit it, but the view deserves every step. Here you will find how he became the most famous vampire of all times and who he really was. On your way up you will also see a small part of Transfagarasan. Transfagarasan is a spectacular road in the mountains and it was voted "the most beautiful road in the world".
Eager to see the most beautiful road in the world? Book now our tour "Transfagarasan road tour one day".
Poenari fortress replica in Bucharest
You saw the ruins of real Dracula castle and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. On your last stop you can see how the castle really looked. Once you arrive in Bucharest, your guide will take you in front of a building less known, a replica of Poenari fortress built in XX century. Find its story and ask your guide your last questions because after that he will drop you off at your hotel or another chosen location.
- Individual tour 210 €
- Group of 2-4 persons - 119 €/pers
- 5-8 persons - 79 €/pers
- 9-15 persons - 59 €/pers
*For larger groups please contact us to send you the best offer
-A friendly, English speaking guide
-Assistance during the entire tour
-Transport with car or minivan
-Entrance fees for Poienari fortress and the Royal court in Targoviste
-Photo/video fee for the Royal court in Targoviste