3-Day Trip To Transylvania, Targoviste And Dracula's Castle From Bucharest
OverviewThis small group tour is the best way to see and get to know Transylvania and Wallachia along with its ancient capital Targoviste, the place where Vlad Tepes (who inspired the movie character Dracula) ruled. Also do not miss this opportunity to visit both the beautiful Brown Bears in their natural habitat and the medieval towns of Brasov and Sighisoara with their narrow streets. Discover Transylvania with old fortresses and castles like Bran, Rasnov, Peles and explore the Romanian village life in Viscri.
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- Ideal choice for families
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Breakfast included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Multi-Day Trip
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Small-group tour
Know More about this tourDay 1: Targoviste and Brasov: Start this tour by visiting the former royal residence from Targoviste where Vlad Tepes ruled. This is also the place where the battle from June 1462 took place between Vlad Tepes (Dracula) and Mehmed II the Sultan of Otoman Empire. The battle ended with the defeat of the Ottoman army and in honor of his victory, Vlad Tepes built Chindia Tower which can be visited today. Also visit in Targoviste the military unit where the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was judged and executed in 1989. Transfer to Brasov where you will enjoy a beautiful city tour to see the imposing Black Church, the walls of the old citadel, the First Romanian School. Overnight in Brasov at a 3* hotel.
Day 2: Sighisoara and Saschiz Village: Today you will go further into Transylvania. On your way to Saschiz you will cross Padurea Bogatii (meaning the Rich Forest), which is a natural reservation. In Saschiz village you will visit the wonderful Fortified Church, which is one of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches (UNESCO World Heritage site).The second stop is Sighisoara. The main attractions in the city are the Main Gate, The Clock Tower which is 64 meters high, the Medieval Weapons Museum and the Torture Chamber. It is known that here was the birth place of Vlad Tepes, who inspired the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Walking along the wall that surrounds Sighisoara citadel you can admire the towers: especially the Shoemakers and Tailors Guild towers which are the most impressive. You will also visit the Church from the Hill but not before climbing the 175 covered steps which were built in 1642. Return to Brasov.
Day 3: Brown Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Peles Castle: After breakfast depart from Brasov. Your first stop is at Libearty Brown Bear Sanctuary, established in 2005. From 2008 this sanctuary has been occasionally visited, but under strict rules meant to reintegrate the bears into their natural habitat and not to disturb them. Libearty Sanctuary is located just 2 km away from Piatra Craiului National Park. This lovely place covers an area of 69 acres of oak forest, streams and ponds and its the largest of its kind in the entire world. Most of the bears, used as a form of entertainment, were rescued from tiny cages and since the sanctuary was opened, over 80 bears have been saved and brought here to live in their natural habitat. After just 25 minutes we arrive in Bran village. There are over 50 castles, fortresses and fortified churches on these ancient lands. Discover the three most beautiful of all, Bran Castle better known as Draculas Castle, Peles Castle a former royal residence, an architectural jewel and the famous Rasnov Fortress built in the 13th14th century, one of the best preserved peasant fortresses of Transylvania. In the evening, return to Bucharest.
Inclusions for 3-Day Trip To Transylvania, Targoviste And Dracula's Castle From Bucharest
- 2 nights accommodation (in Brasov) with breakfast
- Fuel surcharge
- One bottle of water / pers / day
- Local taxes
- Tour escort/driver
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions for 3-Day Trip To Transylvania, Targoviste And Dracula's Castle From Bucharest
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Minimum age is 4 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair