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The Real Dracula Tour From Bucharest

Product ID: 50310
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This tour starts in the morning with departure from Bucharest and gives you the opportunity to visit Targoviste, Poienari Citadel, and Curtea de Arges all in one day.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get to visit the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower from Targoviste
  • Experience the unique architectural style of the Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Enjoy the remarkable scenery offered by the position of the Poienari Citadel and also hear the real story of Vlad the Impaler
  • Make also a stop to see an important construction from the communist period - Vidraru Lake
Full description
This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Targoviste, Poienari Citadel and Curtea de Arges.

The first stop of the tour will be in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia under Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) to visit the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower, nowadays a symbol of the city.

Then, the tour continues to Curtea de Arges, to visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Romania. Beyond the impressive and unique architectural style, the monastery boasts an interesting legend about the builder of the church and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work.

Poenari Citadel is the next visit for which you will have to climb 1480 steps for about 20-30 minutes on a trek of aprox 1 km. Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and the hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in Romanian history.

Before getting back to Bucharest, the last stop will be at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world”.

The tour ends after returning to Bucharest.
  • Transportation by modern car/minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately EUR 11 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Benjamin Franklin Parking (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall & Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. Please book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case
• Those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill
• 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
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Product ID: 50310