Story of Dracula in Romania 8 day tour

Highlights of the Dracula trip:

Day 1: Welcome to Bucharest
Day 2: Bran Castle
Day 3: Visit Sighisoara – the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler
Day 4: Borgo pass
Day 5: Discover Cluj Napoca
Day 6: Corvin Castle
Day 7: Poenari fortress (the real castle of Vlad the Impaler)

Details of the Vampire tour in Transylvania:

Duration: 8 days
Start and endpoint: at your hotel or another chosen location in Bucharest
Note: This is a private tour, so the schedule can be customized according to your needs.

Targoviste Romania
Poenari Castle
Bran Castle haunted
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Dracula itinerary in Transylvania:

Transylvania is known to be the land of Dracula, but do you know how the legend of the famous vampire came alive and who really was he (because he was a real person that inspired the story)?

Did you feel chills and goosebumps when reading Bram Stocker’s novel? Are you curious to visit the places mentioned in the book and the castles that hosted the major life events of Vlad the Impaler, the cruel ruler known to be Dracula?

Then this is the perfect tour for you! Enjoy this 8-day Dracula itinerary in Transylvania for an adventure that will offer you mysterious places, breath-taking landscapes and a little bit of history.

This 8-day itinerary in Transylvania includes the places mentioned in the book connected with Dracula or with the journey of Johnathan Harker in Romania. But this is also an amazing opportunity to find out everything you want about Vlad the Impaler. On the way you will also explore the places where the major events in his life took place. (his birthplace, his castles etc)

The legends about vampires in Transylvania, ghost stories and creepy rituals interwine with the real history. And at the end you will have a full picture of this mysterious region called Transylvania.

Check here other long trips in Transylvania.

Vlad the Impaler & Dracula in Transylvania tour description

Welcome to Bucharest

Our guide will welcome you to the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will also have a private tour of Bucharest and a short introduction to the legend of Dracula. Find out who was Vlad the Impaler and what connection did he have with the most important city in Romania, Bucharest. In the evening you can enjoy the animated pubs and restaurants in the old town.
Accommodation in Bucharest
1 Arrival in Bucharest


Day 1

Visit Dracula’s castle in Transylvania

Day 2 will take you to the Royal court of Vlad the Impaler in Targoviste. Visit the buildings left from centuries ago and discover why he is such a beloved figure in Romania. The Chindiei tower in Targoviste, used as a prison during the Vlad the Impaler, contains an interesting museum ablout the life of this great ruler.

After a beautiful road in the mountains, step into Transylvania and visit Bran castle, the one known as Dracula’s castle. The Bran castle is a medieval fortress built on a steep rock and it is considered to be the inspiration for the castle in the novel.

End your day with a tour on the narrow streets of medieval Brasov.

And don’t forget! “We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England…and there shall be to you, many strange things.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula

Accommodation in Brasov

Visit Dracula's castle in Transylvania
Interested to explore other medieval places? Try the 3-day itinerary in Transylvania

Day 2

Visit Sighisoara – the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler

Day 3 is all about fairytales. Leave Brasov behind and spend a relaxing day in Sighisoara. Sighisoara is not only the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler but also a beautiful medieval citadel. Vlad Dracul (or the Dragon), Vlad the Impaler’s father, had a house in Sighisoara and you can visit it today. It is said the his son was born here. After a short tour of the city, you will have the opportunity to get lost on the colourful streets of the citadel and enjoy its romantic look.
Accommodation in Sighisoara

3 Dracula birthplace


Day 3

See where Bram Stoker’s Dracula castle really is

Forget about the history and step back into the story – Dracula’s story. Bram Stocker placed the castle of Dracula in an enchanting, wild landscape, near Bistrita in the Borgo Pass. Explore this wild corner of nature, lay down in the grass by Colibita lake and load yourself with pure energy.

Spend the night in Bistrita. You can choose to stay at Golden Krone Hotel 5*, a hotel inspired by Bram Stocker’s novel, but built many years later. (it is mentioned that Johnathan Harker spent the night here before meeting the vampire)

“Count Dracula had directed me to go to the Golden Krone Hotel, which I found to my great delight, to be thoroughly old-fashioned, for, of course, I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country.” – Bram Stoker, Dracula

Accommodation in Bistrita

Bram Stocker Dracula itinerary in Transylvania

Day 4

Discover Cluj Napoca

On day 5 nature will remain behind you and you will enter again the real world with a visit to Cluj Napoca, one of the most modern cities in Romania. When Jonathan came to visit count Dracula in Transylvania he spend his first night in Cluj Napoca.

Now the city looks completely different, but you can still admire the old buildings and pebbled streets while tasting a “paprika hendl” (an old traditional recipe tasted also by Harker when he came to Cluj Napoca) in one of the many restaurants in town.

Accommodation in Cluj Napoca

Day 5

The Corvin Castle

Going back in the footsteps of Vlad the Impaler, you will visit Corvin Castle, one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe, where Vlad the Impaler was locked in prison. The afternoon will find you in Sibiu, another medieval town, where you will have a guided tour. End the day with a walk on your own relaxing in one of the cafes in the Big squares.
Accommodation in Sibiu

6 Dracula Corvin castle


Day 6

The real castle of Vlad the Impaler in Romania

Day 7 will take you back to Bucharest, but not before visiting the ruins of Poenari Fortress, the real castle of Vlad the Impaler. Climb the 1400 steps in the forest and admire the astonishing view of the mountains. Back in Bucharest you can rest in your hotel room or make a final visit to the old town.

Accommodation in Bucharest

7 Real Dracula castle


Day 7

Good-bye, Romania!

Say goodbye, Romania!, Good-bye, Dracula! and review all the great things you saw these days and the beautiful memories you made. Our guide will take you to the airport just in time to catch your plane back home.

14 Bucharest airport

Or you can try the Escorted tour to Transylvania.

Day 8:


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A friendly, English-speaking guide for all 8 days
Assistance during the entire tour
Transport by car or minivan
7-night accommodation in a double room at 3*/4* locations as mentioned (breakfast included)
Airport transfer
Entrance fees for Targoviste Royal court, Bran and Corvinilor castles and Poenari fortress

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Other entrance fees
Photo/video fees

Optional (Available upon request):
Single room supplement

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