Medieval Cities in Transylvania
In this trip you’ll going to find out a lot of details and important places related to Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. Dracula is the character of many films and vampires legends.
We will see the place where was born in Sighisoara, the Bran castle commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, and you will have also the opportunity to taste a special “Dracula” menu in Hunter Prince Restaurant.
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
|PRICE|| 465 euro/person in double room|
→IMPORTANT NOTE: Single Supplement – 45 euro/person
Be ready to go back in time, to see how cities looked like a long time ago. It’s time to visit some of the best medieval cities in Romania.
Our first destination is Sighisoara, the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. A walk through the town’s alleys, noticing the beautiful architecture, the numerous stairways, towers and the unique citadel will take you back in time. Sighisoara’s main tourist attraction is the Clock Tower that was built in the 14th century and from 1899 is used as a History Museum.
We continue with Brasov, which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, and where we will visit the Black Church. The church was built by the German community and it’s the main gothic style attraction in the country. We are following the steps of Vlad the Impaler, the next attraction being the Bran Castle known as the Count Dracula’s Castle in the Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula”. It’s located at about 30 km from Brasov in Bran-Rucar Pass .The castle has tricky corridors and secret rooms, the perfect place for a vampire to hide. The Bram Stoker’s novel is based on the life of Vlad the Impaler known for his malicious mind, he also applied brutal punishments to people that were doing unfair things like stealing. People are still trying to find out if there was really a vampire in Transylvania. Some legends are connected to Bran Castle. It’s a mystery if the castle belonged to Count Dracula or that he only stayed there as a guest.
The building of Bran Castle started somewhere around the year 1378. It has the image of a fairy-tail castle, the architecture, the Gothic elements the secret passages and the mysteries are leading you to an incredible story of old times.
The castle restoration started in 1987 and it was opened as the museum becoming one of the main attractions in Romania.
For our next stop we are heading to Cluj- Napoca, a gorgeous cultural city in Transylvania. On the way we will stop in Turda, a great medieval city well known for its salt mine, a real museum of salt mining.
We are finishing our journey by eating a delicious dinner at a Dracula themed restaurant named Hunter Prince Restaurant.
This journey is a great opportunity for the Dracula hunters, by following a little part of his steps through Transylvania, discovering new things about this legend and increase your cultural knowledge.
Bus / Minibus