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Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest

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USD 88.94
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    What to Expect
    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.

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

    Before going back to Bucharest you’ll 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Benjamin Franklin Parking, Strada Benjamin Franklin, București 010027, Romania
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entrance fees according to the program
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1480 steps) and those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Visited Peles and Bran castles, Braşov, Sighisoara, Viscri, Salina Turda and Alba Iulia with guide Serban Riga. He is excellent! Always in good mood, knows everything and everyone, not shy to ask anyone around and get all you need. Big van for two of us in 4 star hotels. Very
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    My friends and I decided to go on a private tour to Bran Castle and Braşov with this agency. We had a really great time ,took some amazing pictures and enjoyed some of the breathtaking countryside of Romania. All were awesome thanks to the professional work and entertaining
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    We came for just few days to visit Bucharest and after some hesitation (because of long grive) decided to spend last day in Transylvania. It was an excellent experience to visit countryside and 2 castles and mainly because our cool guide Boogie. He definitely loves what he's
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    Boogie the tour guide make this very long day absolutely fantastic! The day was fast, entertaining, educational and cultural. Boogie was a wealth of knowledge and brought the tour to life by filling in the gaps. Pelles castle was just breathtaking- I wish we had done to
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    Response from Dan7750, Manager at Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest
    Responded 3 Nov. 2019
    Hello, Thanks a lot for your kind 5-star review on behalf of Boogie and our team. It was a pleasure to show you a little bit of our beautiful country. We hope to see you again soon for another great adventure. Best wishes from Bucharest! Dan P.
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    My sole reason for coming to Romania was to see Dracula’s Castle and this tour was perfect! Boogie was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and informative. He had all the answers and ran the tour very well giving times, meeting places, and what to expect.
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    Response from Dan7750, Manager at Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest
    Responded 17 Sep. 2018
    Thank you, Phil! We will :)) You are very kind, and I will make sure your review gets to Boogie too. All the best and see you next time in Romania!
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