Dracula Weekend in Transylvania
Sighisoara - the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe, the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born
Bran Castle- aka Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was arrested and imprisoned.
The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere
Black Church in Brasov the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe
Rasnov Citadel - the best preserved peasant fortification in Transylvania
Day by day
Day 1 Friday: Bucharest-Sighisoara
Welcome to Romania. Our professionally trained English speaking guide collects you s from Bucharest Airport. Transfer to the medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara (about 5 hours drive).
Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. The building still stands and it was turn into a cosy restaurant where one can taste the delicious Count’s dishes.
Accommodation: a charming, intimate 3 * hotel offering 4* services, with an outstanding medieval charm, located in the very heart of the medieval citadel.
Day 2 Saturday, Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov
Submerge yourself in the medieval atmosphere by visiting Sighisoara’s main attractions: The Clock Tower - built in 1360 and standing 60 meters tall on top of the citadel's hill, it hosts a museum and offers a great view over the citadel. Continue your journey with Bran Castle, Transylvania’s legendary symbol. Unrightfully called Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Documentary evidence of the castle dates back as far as 1377. A true fortress and once a fort guarding a commercial road, all its walls are made of stone and the rooms and narrow corridors form a labyrinth of hidden corners and secret chambers. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Close to the castle there is a shrine set in the wall of a mountain which once sheltered her heart.
Lunch could be enjoyed in Bran village, a cheese tasting is strongly recommended as the village is part of the Rucar - Bran corridor famous world wide for the delicious home made traditional cheese assortments produced here (the ones smoked in pine tree bark are particularly delicious).
Travel next to Rasnov home to an impressive Peasant Citadel. Standing on top of a hill and overlooking an incredible Transylvanian landscape, Rasnov is the best preserved peasant fortification in Transylvania and the largest one in Eastern Europe, first documented in 13 century. (Please note that it is most likely you’ll see the citadel from outside as you could arrive here past the opening hours).
For accommodation transfer to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov. A city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, Brasov has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel. Enjoy a city tour and then relax in the lively pubs or discothèques.
Day 3 Sunday: Brasov – Bucharest
Early in the morning (07:15 am) depart for Bucharest Airport, for the return flight.
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"I would like to thank you all for providing us a very special weekend. Your guide was really kind and told us many histories about the places and country that made the trip even special. I would like to tell that he was the perfect guide. Congratulations for you all. The festival was a surprise and I will never forget it. For sure we have now so many beautiful pictures to show our friends and family in Brazil."
Ana Jorjao, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Your guide Tudor Blaj:
by profession a forest engineer, by passion a devoted guide, Tudor has a great love for his country and all aspects of its natural history, he’s also an enthusiastic ornithologist, the perfect guide for a bird watching expedition.
I enjoy guiding very much; it’s more than a job or hobby, it is a real passion. Romania is a great country with a fascinating history and it’s a great satisfaction for me to see that, at the end of a tour, tourists feel the same!
Price per person
(based on 2 persons accommodating in double rooms)
3 day package. Departure from Bucharest (12.00 -GMT +02:00)
£455 */ US$ 810*/CA$ 866/
AU$ 976/ €559
*price in £ and $ for guidance only, all payments will be taken in €.
Price includes: The services of a professionally trained English speaking guide/driver.
Accommodation: 2 nights in 3* hotels, double room, breakfast included
Transportation: by standard European car, fuel, parking fees, admittance fee for Sighisoara Citadel
Entry fees for the following tourist attractions: Bran Castle, Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Not included: flights, video and photo taxes
Note: During the Medieval Festival in Sighisoara (celebrated on the last weekend of July) prices will increase.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club and American Expres via fax and phone.
We also accept payments via PayPal (by credit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account), by Moneybookers, bank transfer and Western Union.
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Friday - Outbound
London Gatwick to Bucharest (Otopeni):
dep. 06:35, arr. 11:50
£79.99 incl. taxes and charges
This is how your fare is calculated: easyJet flight: £62.99
Airport operator charges and government taxes: £17.00
Sunday - Return
Bucharest (Otopeni) to London Gatwick dep. 12:15, arr. 13:40
incl. taxes and charges
This is how your fare is calculated: easyJet flight: £60.49
Airport operator charges and government taxes: £14.50
Learn more: www.easyjet.com
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