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From Bucharest: Vlad the Impaler Royal Court Private Tour

1. From Bucharest: Vlad the Impaler Royal Court Private Tour

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.

Targoviste: City tour of Chindia Tower & Royal Court & Park

2. Targoviste: City tour of Chindia Tower & Royal Court & Park

The guided tour of Targoviste city in Dambovita, Romania, will take you to the most relevant landmarks of this city, famous all over the world. You will discover the Chindia Tower in Targoviste, the symbol of the city, dating from 15th century (~1400 AD). You will climb the rotary stair up to the top for an amazing view over the entire Targoviste city and also the surrounding area. There are stops along the way up, where you can catch a glimpse at the way our ancestors used to live or to fight wars whenever the Turkish army was threatening the Christian world. Discover the famous rulers that used to live in Chindia Tower one of the most famous one being Vlad The Impaler (the bloodiest ruler of Romania). He did not staid only in Bran castle, he actually ruled from Targoviste as well. Find out his innovative war techniques. Find out how he managed to stop the huge Turkish armies from the safety of this tower, that lives on from 15th century til today. Then discover also the Royal Court, where important rulers from those times used to live. Today it is possible to actually climb the walls and see the original stones used back then to build this magnificent edifice. The guided tour in Targoviste will then take you to the biggest park in the city: Chindia Park. Take a guided walk, sip on the history and discover more amazing things. We also know the best locations to take amazing pictures, too! You can continue your tour with a visit to the local Zoo or take a boat ride on the lake in the park - we will provide you with the details and facilitate booking, if you wish. A hidden part of the history is just one step away from you - book this guided tour to Targoviste, now! Admission tickets are included!

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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.

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.