The 3 day Dracula and Transylvania is special made for travelers who are interested in the history of Count Dracula and Transilvania region. If you want to explore Romania and you only have a few days, this is the best way.
Over the course of 3 days you will get acquainted with Transylvania by exploring some of its most famous and wonderful sights, particularly those linked to Vlad Dracula. It is here you will discover some of the last untouched natural landscapes in Europe, a feast for the eyes and the photo cameras.
We will cross the fields, hills and mountains, on our way passing by old villages, where it seems as if time stood still, as well as modern cities, that keep up with the latest technological advances.
From Targoviste you next go to Bran, driving on a road that provides some superb sights of the mountains, green pastures with herds of sheep and the dense forests still inhabited by many bears and wolves. On the other side of the mountains, in the region of Transylvania, you will find the mysterious Bran Castle standing atop a steep cliff for hundreds of years. The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The Gothic appearance is a perfect match for stories of vampires, which abound here and let your imagination run free.
Half an hour away is the town of Brasov, previously known in German as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm from the Transylvannian Saxon founders. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church, old City Hall, watch towers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe.
You will spend the night in a central hotel in Brasov.
Once you are in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you go on a tour of the medieval citadel, one of the very few permanently inhabited citadels in Europe. This is also the birthplace of the legendary Vlad Dracula, whose house we will see, after which we will climb to the top of the 500 year old clock tower for a fantastic view over the town. With its vivid colored 17thcentury old houses and cobblestone alleys, Sighisoara citadel feels as if it is from a fairytale.
The accommodation for this night is arranged at a hotel near the citadel in Sighisoara.
From Biertan, we will drive to Sibiu, also known as Hermannstadt. This is the heart of the German community living in Romania, the Transylvanian Saxons having lived here for over 800 years. A former European capital of culture, Sibiu boasts many great sights from medieval times when it was a powerful citadel: the Great Square, the valuable Brukenthal Museum and an infamous Bridge of Lies. The center is packed with good restaurants where you will have last encounter with the renowned Romanian hospitality and our delicious food.
The journey takes us back to Bucharest along the spectacular Olt Valley, where the road follows the winding course carved by the Olt river through the Carpathian mountains. Once we finish crossing the mountains, we will reach the historical region of Wallachia once again and we will be back in Bucharest in the evening.
*Please note that the Biertan Church is closed between October – March. During these months, it will be replaced by a visit of the medieval citadel in Medias and the Gothic Margaret Church from the 15th century.
Brasov Old Town
Sighisoara Old Town
Sibiu Old Town
Tour duration: 3 days
Accommodation on 2 nights in Brasov and Sighisoara
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Prices starting from 500 Euro