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Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest

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    What to Expect
    The tour starts in the morning at 8am. On the way to Targoviste you will hear information about the history of Romania and other interesting topics.

    The first stop of the day will be in Targoviste, the former capital of the province of Wallachia. This is where a series of important Wallachian princes reigned for centuries. One of them was Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. Even today you can see the Sunset Tower built for the first time during his reign.

    You’ll then continue to the amazing monastery of Curtea de Arges, another medieval capital of Wallachia. In this town you’ll get to see one of the most beautiful monastic places from Romania, a real jewel of Romanian architecture and learn about the legend of the workers who built the church.

    After lunch (own expense) you’ll climb 1480 steps to reach the real fortress built by Dracula. The trek is about 1km long and takes about 20-30 minutes. It is here, in this amazing place with a superb view over the mountains and valleys, that you’ll hear the story of this famous and infamous character from Romanian history.

    Before going back to Bucharest you’ll have the opportunity to admire the Vidraru Lake, built in the 60s right next to the famous Transfagarasan Road which crosses the highest mountains in the country.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Benjamin Franklin Parking, Strada Benjamin Franklin, București 010027, Romania
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entrance fees according to the program
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1480 steps) and those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The Poienari Fortress is closed for renovation, and it will be reopened in May 2021. During this period, the itinerary will remain the same without the visit of the citadel.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

    We did the two castles tour with Serban and Travelmaker. We visited Peles Palace, have lunch in the town of Braşov and then visit Bran Castle. Serban was great. He is very informative and funny. On the bus through the city and country side, he...More

    Thank Trinh G
    Dan7750, Manager at TravelMaker, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

    Hello, Thanks a million for your kind feedback about the Two Castles in One Day tour with TravelMaker and Serban. We are happy to hear you have thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the visited sites. We are looking forward to showing you even more exciting...More

    Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

    We could not have asked for a better guide than Valentin. He was friendly knowledgeable, and patient as we traversed often tricky terrain. What a great day, what a great guide!

    Thank Danél G
    Dan7750, Manager at TravelMaker, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

    What a great client! The pleasure was ours. Thank you on behalf of Valentin and we hope to see you again in Romania sometimes to show you even more interesting places. Thank you again!

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    July 17, 2018|
    Response from Trinh G | Reviewed this property |
    Its very easy. There are 2 castles. One is easy with hardly any steps. The other one has many steps to go up the tower but you don’t need to go all the way.
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