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Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest
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If you’re interested in Transylvania’s Gothic heritage, this private Dracula-focused tour is for you. While you receive the undivided attention of a private guide, follow a customized itinerary that encompasses Poienari Fortress and Curtea de Arges, lesser-known locations far from the tourist trail. A guide helps you distinguish fact from fiction, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • A private Transylvania tour ideal for history buffs
  • Distinguish fact from fiction with a guide
  • Travel with ease between Transylvania highlights
  • Stray from the beaten path and enjoy fewer crowds
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Bucharest, where you board a private vehicle destined for your first stop: Targoviste Princely Court, the real court of Vlad the Impaler. Admire the Transylvanian Alps, as you take a whistle-stop tour of Targoviste town, which is also home to Chindia Tower. Next up is Poienari Fortress, which sits on a clifftop overlooking the Arges Gorges. After climbing 1,480 steps to the top, you’re rewarded with panoramic views of the surroundings. Continue to Curtea de Arges, a city in the lower Carpathian Mountains, for a walking tour. The tour concludes with drop-off back in Bucharest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A private Transylvania tour ideal for history buffs
  • Distinguish fact from fiction with a guide
  • Travel with ease between Transylvania highlights
  • Stray from the beaten path and enjoy fewer crowds
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Bucharest, where you board a private vehicle destined for your first stop: Targoviste Princely Court, the real court of Vlad the Impaler. Admire the Transylvanian Alps, as you take a whistle-stop tour of Targoviste town, which is also home to Chindia Tower. Next up is Poienari Fortress, which sits on a clifftop overlooking the Arges Gorges. After climbing 1,480 steps to the top, you’re rewarded with panoramic views of the surroundings. Continue to Curtea de Arges, a city in the lower Carpathian Mountains, for a walking tour. The tour concludes with drop-off back in Bucharest.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8313P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car / minibus
  • Private English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Photo / video fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Princely Court
  • Entry/Admission - Poienari Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car / minibus
  • Private English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Photo / video fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Princely Court
  • Entry/Admission - Poienari Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Princely Court
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Poienari Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Curtea de Arges Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rob B
Kelowna, Canada5 contributions
Bran's castle
Sep 2021 • Couples
Diana and Christian were amazing!!
They are wonderful with an amazing grasp of the English language!! Highly recommend
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LittlestHobo123
London35 contributions
Peles Castle was splendid
Gabriel was very knowledgable on many subjects (religion, politics, flora, fauna, architecture). He was also very responsible and drove safely - so important when driving back late in the evening through snowy mountains!
Written 23 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zveni D
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Finding Dracula
Oct 2018 • Couples
I relay tray to find him (Dracula) in his town, in his castle, on the restaurants, or on the streets, even on night fall. I did not! So the only thinks that make me come back in this location are: Exceptionally beautiful view, kind and welcoming people, nice food and drink, not very expensive.
Written 7 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suzy M
Albury, Australia12 contributions
The real Vlad
After being cancelled by one company early in the week, due to fires near Poienari Fortress I called Diana at UnzipRomania desperate to do the tour and she was more than helpful with acquiring fire status daily and informing me of same. On the friday we got the all clear to do the tour on saturday. I was estatic! As was my 15 year old who was not overly keen on another walking tour of another European city.
The day of the tour started at 0730 with Diana and Lucien, both warm and friendly. Diana was very informative with local legends and history, which continued throughout the day; which was fascinating to hear about, especially the dispelling of the Vlad Tepes (the impaler) tales.
We visited Targoviste Princely Court - The real court of Vlad the Impaler, Curtea de Arges and Poienari Fortress - Vlads home - the whole 1480 steps, very steep but manageable with frequent stops, taking 30 - 40 minutes...
All the sites had their own special qualities that photos can not fully do justice; coupled with the tales of the day and history provided by Diana, the 11 hour day went very fast.
Both guides very considerate with regular breaks and a local Romanian restuarant for lunch.
Awesome day and history...Vlad a Romanian Hero!
Thanks again to Diana and Lucien for the awesome day!
I highly recommend this company for your own special "searching for Dracula" experience
Written 6 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeff S
Crowley16 contributions
A tour you can really sink your teeth into
Mar 2018 • Solo
What a wonderful tour and a wonderful tour guide. Lucian dynamically and energetically opened my eyes to Romania and especially Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and the city of Brasov. Lucian took me to a great restaurant for traditional Romanian cuisine and told me stories of Romania. He knew good locations for great photographs. By the end of the day, I was thoroughly and satisfyingly exhausted. I do not hesitate to recommend this tour and especially Lucian as your tour guide.
Written 18 March 2018
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Carlos S
Valencia, Spain8 contributions
Vlad the Impaler in snowy Walachia - January 2018
Jan 2018 • Family
Second time with UnzipRomania Travel in snowy January, and again great tour and with a great guide, Gabriel Florea, very fluent in English and with a great knowledge of Romanian history past and present. He made the long day short and very interesting with his explanations, and also gave us a great recommendation for lunch, and with almost two hours extra, as we spent close to 12 hours instead of the 10 announced.

Two years ago we did the "Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest" and Bran Castle (together with Peles and Barsov) was great, it's a must, but this time we wanted to follow Vlad the Impaler climbig the 1480 steps of Poienari Fortress and it was worth the climb through the snow, but also Targoviste Fortress and the Monastery at Curtea de Arges. It's also a must, both excursions are great, and UnzipRomania Travel does it good.
Written 24 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonathan J
New York City, NY63 contributions
Wonderful Guide, Wonderful Day
Jan 2018 • Friends
Our tour guide, Alex, made this experience! He was an absolutely fabulous guide, and incredibly knowledgable. He made the tour, which involves three drives of 75min+, much more enjoyable than you would have expected. The highlight is, of course, Poenari and it does not disappoint. The ruins are sparse but the views alone are worth the climb...and then there's the history too! Would absolutely recommend (especially over Bran castle).

One tip: it will be cold up top in winter (when I visited).
Written 6 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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DrSCalvin
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Unzip Romania is the best way to see this wonderful country
We count ourselves fortunate to have selected Unzip Romania for our introduction to this beautiful country. Our gui
The5MRanch
The5MRanch
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Really beats another bus!
This is the way to go! Much better than another bus ride for a number of reasons including being able to customize
sherryv322
sherryv322
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A very special day in a beautiful area of Romania spent with an awesome guide Christian!
This day trip was a wonderful end to a week long river cruise! The tours of the castles were excellent beyond our
jay_dubs_90
jay_dubs_90
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Day tour of Transylvania Castles 👍🏻
Beautiful day tour of Castles of Transylvania with an excellent guide, Cristi. He was extremely knowledgeable and
344shervin
344shervin
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It was a wonderful day with an outstanding guide (Christian was awesome)
Christian was an outstanding tour guide. He took us through the history, fun stories, and he did it with a smile on
913crazyl
913crazyl
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Recommended trip for families with kids
This trip was great, in one day we got to see two of the most famous and rich castles in Romania and then got the c
barbst1234
barbst1234
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Great Day
Gabriel was our guide and drove us on the day seeing both Bran and Peles castles. He was on time collecting us fro
kaersch
kaersch
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Very nice daytrip!
We were a group of three and booked the privat daytrip to the transalvanian castles (Bran & Peles) to get a good fi
CaraBVA
CaraBVA
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Castle day tour
Great private tour! We had limited time due to a flight in the evening and were able to see both Brun and Pelles ca
50sandyv
50sandyv
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Transylvania 3 days private tour
The experience was fantastic. Gaby was our guide and he is a very knowledgeable and pleasant person. Everything was
aaronm998
aaronm998
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Great Tour Awesome Guide
Our guide and driver, Gabriel, made all the difference and is what made the tour great. We were two adults and the
NZPCS
NZPCS
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Fascinating Romania
This tour far exceeded our expectations - for two reasons: Romania turns to be fascinating, and Gabriel is the best
Υρώ Μ
Υρώ Μ
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Excellent!
We found Unzipromania through viator.com They were very helpful with our trip. They send all the details we needed
KellieSpark
KellieSpark
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Pefect from start to finish!
The amazing Diana helped me set our tour up via email from Australia and was just a dream to deal with - it was ver
seigfredp
seigfredp
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The Real Transylvania 🇷🇴
When I started planning our trip , I was still debating if I will explore these country on our own which we usua
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