Small-Group Dracula Tour From Bucharest

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Starting time: 08:00 am
  • Departure Details :
    Meeting point: Romanian Athenaeum , Bucharest
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at 7pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The legend of Count Dracula is one of the best known stories around the world. Everybody believes that Vlad the Impaler was Dracula and Bran castle was his castle, but none of these assumptions are correct. This tour will take you to visit the ruins of Poenari Citadel - the real fortress of Vlad the Impaler. This is a small-group full day trip from Bucharest to Targoviste, Poienari Citadel and Curtea de Arges.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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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.

Youll then continue to the amazing monastery of Curtea de Arges, another medieval capital of Wallachia. In this town youll 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) youll 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 youll hear the story of this famous and infamous character from Romanian history.

Before going back to Bucharest youll 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.


  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Poienari Fortress is currently closed due to the presence of the bears in the area.

A moderate amount of walking is involved and those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill

Not wheelchair accessible

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