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From Bucharest: Vlad the Impaler Royal Court Private Tour

From Bucharest: Vlad the Impaler Royal Court Private Tour

From US$ 175.40 per person

Forget about legends and see the real Vlad the Impaler Royal Court and his Fortress in Poienari village, a place where Vlad use to hide the gold of the country. Stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery and Vidraru Dam on the way.

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Duration 11 hours
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English, Italian, Romanian, French, Spanish
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Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Tragoviste Fortress and explore its links to Vlad Dracul
  • Climb Chindiei Tower and see a view of the entire court from the tower’s balcony
  • Visit Arges City, the first capital of Romania, and Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Follow in the steps of Dracula and climb the 1480 stairs of Poienari Castle
  • See the biggest dam in Romania, the Vidraru Dam, and learn its history
  • Visit the Targoviste Fortress, whose historical record dates back to 1417-1418
Full description

Forget about legends and travel to see Vlad the Impaler's Royal Court and his Fortress in Poienari village, where Vlad use to hide the country's gold.

Stop to see Curtea de Arges Monastery, a real beauty of the Royal Family, and where the graves of the Romanian Kings are located. See the biggest dam in Romania nearby, Vidraru Dam, and get ready to take pictures.

You will travel by private car and have your own guide while visiting some of the most historical and interesting sites in the area. Travel to Targoviste Fortress, one of the most important medieval monuments in Romania with a history that goes back to the 15th century.

Explore the former princely court, that was used as a residence by some of the most famous princes of Southern Romania, including Constantin Brancoveanu and the legendary Vlad the Impaler who built the emblematic Chindia Tower.

Learn the history of Tragoviste, from its small beginnings as a fortress to its expansion to a princely residence by Vlad Dracul. Move on with a walk up to Chindia Tower, the symbol of the princely court of Targoviste. Admire the view from the tower’s balcony, especially the ruins of the two princely palaces, and also observe the silhouette of a church dated back to 1415.

Finish walking around what remains of the palace and visit the two churches that still survive in the area, the small Holly Friday Church and the Great Princely Church, the only monument built in the 15th century in Southern Romania still conserved in its original form. Reach the old town of Curtea de Arges, with its rich and eventful history, and see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery. Learn the interesting and sad history of the sites from the guide. Enjoy visiting Poenari Castle, a perfect stop for history lovers and fans of Dracula. Experience the perfect chance to discover the wildlife in Transylvania.

Includes
  • Private car
  • Flexible itinerary and start times
  • Private, licensed English speaking guide/driver
  • Car expenses (gasoline, parking, and road tolls)
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Such an amazing tour! we visited several places, each with a meaningful historical background for the country, specially about Vlad Tepes legacy. Tour guide was very friendly and kept a nice conversation and profesionalism, even when Poenari castle was closed, he filled the time with other nice places around and the oportunity to try traditional food, I learnt a lot thanks to his knowledge of every place we saw.

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May 4, 2022

The tour was amazing! Nicolas is a very knowledgeable guide who prioritizes the guest experience. I definitely recommend checking it out! Very fun adventure that I would do again.

July 5, 2022

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