In Dracula’s Footsteps: Day Tour from Bucharest Small Group


90 EUR

Dracula is a legend, and a very famous one. But how did it all start? Is there any truth to the tale? This tour is designed to unravel the mystery and bring to light the real story and true facts about the medieval ruler Vlad the Impaler, the one associated with Count Dracula.

Duration: 11 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian


  • Visit the old Princely Court in the city of Târgoviște
  • Admire the remarkable Curtea de Argeș Cathedral
  • See the mighty Poenari stronghold from the valley
  • Stop at Vidraru Dam lake and enjoy the view

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The tour begins at 8 am with hotel pick up.

First off we’ll head to the city of Târgoviște, the former capital of the Wallachia region, and visit the old Princely Court from where Vlad the Impaler ruled. We’ll learn more about his life from the exhibition housed in the Chindia Tower.

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

We’ll then continue to the northern regions of the Argeș county and venture into the marvellous mountainous landscape. We’ll make a stop at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains to explore a stronghold built by Vlad the Impaler himself: the Poenari Citadel is a mighty fortress on a high hill, dominating the entire area.
We will only see the fortress from the valley as it was closed due to bears attacks

From here we will reach Vidraru Dam Lake and stop here for pictures and to enjoy the view

Finally, we’ll return to Bucharest and drop you off at your accommodation.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Guided tour of all sights
  • Entry fees
  • Meals

Meeting point

Pick up from your hotel/ apartment in Bucharest

Reviews from travellers (1)


Very good!

This operator has 15 reviews for other tours


Trip was fabulous - autumn colours were spectacular. Alina ia a very informative guide and Gabriel an excellent driver. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it.
Communism tour and the Palace of Parliament with Authentic Romania
We took a communism tour that included the visit to the Palace of Parliament with Authentic Romania. Everything was perfectly organised, we learned a lot about Romania's communist past, and saw all the main communist-era highlights all over Bucharest.
Alina took us to the Senate side of Parliament, where we were the only little group visiting at that time. It was such an amazing experience to be there and hear all the incredible facts about this grand building.
Would have never been able to see and learn so much without this tour.
Authentic Romania - Communist Bucharest Tour and Palace of the Parliament
This tour is a crash course in the history of Communism in Romania! The highlight of the tour is the Palace of the Parliament. To say this building is impressive is an understatement; there are over 1,000 rooms and a yearly utility bill of 8-12 million EU. The building also holds world records for the largest chandelier and carpet! While the interior is beyond words, the history being presented by a guide who experienced Communism is priceless. I recommend this tour, remember to bring your passport for entry.
A lesson in in Romania's past
We did Communist tour during our time in Bucharest and it was brilliant. The highlight was visiting the imposing Palace of the Parliament, a relic from Ceaucescu's tumultuous reign. It really gave us an understanding of why Bucharest is as it is today. Other highlights included Revolution square. Our guide was wonderful, attentive and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour!
Transylvania and Dracula Castle Full-Day Tour
Very interesting and enjoyable tour, if you want to spend one day discovering this region and learnig about the history/culture of the country this is exactly what you are looking for. Not much effort to make, Alina came to pick us up directly at our hotel and from that you only have to relax and enjoy until she brings you back directly to your hotel at the end of the tour. In addition the staff was very nice and super helpful. I highly recommend it!
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90 EUR
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