4 days / 3 nights

Count Dracula legend and history

Tour ID: P1070

Day 1   
Bucharest  --  Sinaia

Arrive Bucharest - Romania,
travel from Bucharest airport/ train station to Sinaia.
Time permitting: walking tour of Sinaia.
Optional: visit Monastery Sinaia
Overnight in Sinaia
Day 1 in brief:
Distance traveled: 130 km (80 miles)
Approx. travel time: 1 hour and 40 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: rural Romania, Carpathian Mts. vistas, town of Sinaia.

Day 2   
Sinaia -- Rasnov -- Bran --  Brasov 
After breakfast,
visit the Peles Castle in Sinaia.
The former summer residence of Romania's royal family,
Peles is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Travel from Sinaia to Brasov, via Bran -- Rasnov.
Stops/ visits:
~ Peles Castle (Sinaia)
~  Bran / Bran (Dracula's) castle,
Walking tour of Brasov / Sightseeing in Brasov.
Overnight in Brasov.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 90 km (55 miles)
Approx. travel time: 1 hour and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, historical buildings, medieval architecture. 

Day 3   
--  Sighisoara  --  Medias  --  Sibiu
After breakfast, travel from Brasov to Sibiu.
Stops/ visits:
~ Sighisoara/ Sighisoara citadel, birthplace of Vlad Draculea (the Impaler),
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
~ Medias / the Old Town (optional).
Sightseeing in Sibiu.
Sibiu is one one of Transylvania's most beautiful towns,
known for its distinctive medieval architecture and unparalleled cultural life.
Overnight in Sibiu or in Avrig, a small town 22 km / 14 miles east of Sibiu.
Avrig is home to the summer residence of Transylvania's former Governor Samuel von Brukenthal.
Governor's mansion, built in 1778, now welcomes overnight guests.
Day 3 in brief:
Distance traveled: 240 km (150 miles)
Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 55 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania.

Day 4   
Sibiu / Avrig 
--  Poenari  --  Curtea de Arges  --  Targoviste  --  Bucharest
After breakfast,
travel from Sibiu/ Avrig to Bucharest.
Year-round route: Olt river valley (via Ramnicu Valcea) 
Summer route (July -- October): TransFagarasan scenic road over the Carpathian Mts.
Stops/ visits:
~ Arefu - Poenari / ruins of Vlad the Impaler Fortress in the Carpathian Mts.
~ Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Argeș,
a stunning place or worship - resting place of Romania's royal family.
~ Optional: Targoviste / ruins of Vlad the Impaler Princely Court.
Dinner and overnight in Bucharest
Day 4 in brief:
Distance traveled - via TransFagarasan scenic road: 320 km (200 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 35 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
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Distance traveled - via Olt River Valley: 342 km (214 miles) 
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 30 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Stop/ visit to Targoviste Princely court will add
40 km/ 25 miles to distance traveled  -  55 minutes of travel time
Sights/ Activities: Carpahian Mts. vistas, Byzantine architecture, rural Walachia

This program includes accommodations in:
Sinaia - one night
Brasov - one night
Sibiu - one night 

Available: Year-Round

Price:  229 Euros/ person sharing a double room
            single room supplement: 69 Euros.

~ domestic transportation with car, minibus or coach,
~ hotel accommodations,
~ attractions entry fees,
~ private guide.


Count Dracula Legend
Prince Vlad Draculea the Impaler