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  1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Vidraru Dam

On Dracula's Footsteps: Small-Group Day Tour from Bucharest

Product ID: 152328
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Dracula is one of the world's most famous legends. But how did it all start? Who was this vampire really? Is there any truth behind this story? This tour was designed to unravel this mystery and bring to light the real story and true facts behind Dracula.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick up from your Hotel or Apartment in Bucharest
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about Vlad the Impaler's real life and see the places where he lived and thought
  • See the Princely Court in Targoviste, the place where he was born and grew up
  • Explore Poienari Citadel, a mighty stronghold constructed and defended by Vlad himself
  • Step into Curtea de Arges Monastery, the place where Romania's royals and rulers are buried
  • See Vidraru Dam Lake, one of the biggest and most beautiful in Romania
Full description
At 8:00 AM, start your journey towards the exciting surroundings of Bucharest city. This tour will be designed around the life of Vlad the Impaler, who is said to be the person, who inspired the creation of the figure of Dracula. First, head to Targoviste city, the former capital of Wallachia region, and visit here the old Princely Court, where Vlad the Impaler ruled. Here you can learn more about his life from the exhibition housed in the Chindia Tower.

Your next stop will be in the town of Curtea de Argeș, situated at the bottom of the Fagaras Mountains. Here, visit one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania.

Then, continue to the northern regions of the Argeș county and venture into the marvellous mountainous landscape. Stop at the foot of Fagaras Mountains to explore a stronghold built by Vlad the Impaler himself: Poenari citadel is a strong fortress on a high hill dominating the entire area. Afterwards make a stop at the beautiful Vidraru Dam Lake, before you return back to your hotel in Bucharest. 

Please note that in some situations the local administration from Poienari Citadel might choose to restrict the entrance in the fortress due to bear danger or other conditions. In this case, you will only see the fortress from the valley.
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Car or minivan with A/C
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
  • Guided tours at all stops
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees and photo fees
  • Meals

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Poenari Citadel is currently closed due to the presence of bears in the area, so you will be able to see it from the valley only
Organized by

Authentic Romania Travel

Product ID: 152328