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The Tracks of Dracula

Curtea de Arges
Poenari Fortresss
Bran and Peles Castle
Sighisoara
Viscri
Brasov

Day 1.
Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Poenari – Brasov

Poenari Fortress (considered to be the authentic Dracula’s Castle); stand high on a cliff overlooking the Arges River, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Built at the beginning of the 13th century by the first Walachian rulers, the castle changed names and residents a few times over the decades; eventually, it was abandoned and left in ruins.
Curtea de Arges Monastery: the legend of the pregnant woman trapped inside the walls and the death of master Manole who tried to fly with wooden wings
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 2

Viscri – Sighisoara – Biertan

Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes, ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula.
The village of Biertan, first mentioned in an official document in 1283, is home to one of the largest and most impressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania.

One of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches unlike other Transylvanian fortified churches, Viscri was built around 1100 by the Szekler population and taken over by Saxon colonists in 1185. This explains why this unique gothic church displays a plain straight ceiling rather than a traditional vaulted one.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 3
 

Bran & Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel

Bran Castle built in 1377 as part of the Transylvanian defense system, the castle is a “must see” often referred to as mythical Dracula’s castle.
Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture.
Rasnov Fortress , is located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian Mountains. First mentioned in an official document in 1331, the fortress was built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invading Tartars.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 4

Bucharest

Transfer to airport

 

What does include?

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • 3¬†nights accommodation (3 and 4 *)
  • 3 meals / day
  • Guide & services of representatives during the stay
  • Transport by private car or minivan (air conditioning)
  • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the program

What are the separate costs?

  • Medical insurance policy
  • Transport to Romania
  • Personal expenses

 

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