Friday, October 2, 2009
Dracula Halloween Tour
What a better way to celebrate Halloween than the home land
of Vlad "the Impaler" or better known as Dracula. We have
prepared a special tour for this event to trace the foots steps
of the "Real Dracula". Travel with your specialist tour guide to
ancient residents of this phenomenon where Vlad use to dwell.
Discover the truth and the myth of this unique legend. We have
also included important elements of Romanian history on this
We will start of in Bucharest where you will be met by your
English speaking tour guide at the international airport. On
the way to your hotel enjoy a basic tour of the city. For tonight's
dinner you will be welcomed to "Club Dracula" to enjoy an
amusing evening in this unique restaurant. The atmosphere
soaks up the with Dracula lovers, both the fictional Bram Stoker's
character to the Vlad himself, from the servers to the plates and
even the wall paper.
The next morning we are off to Snagov Monastery, where they say
the tomb of Dracula lays. To visit you must cross the kilometer long
lake by boat. Vlad's murder is believed to have occurred in the forests
nearby, where the monks took the his body, since both Vlad and his
father had both given money to the monastery.
Next, we depart for Poenari Castle, which is referred to as the real
Dracula Castle. Now in ruins this castle sits on a cliff which demands
a hike up the 1,400 stairs to reach the top. This is where the famous
scene took place when Dracula's wife flung herself from the window
into the murk waters opting death over being captured by the Turks.
It is said that Vlad escaped by horse back through the mountain
during this ferocious attack
Next; we will head to Bran Castle, often referred to as "Dracula
Castle". Although in history it is said he may have set foot in the
residence once during a siege of the castle. Despite these
allegations this is one of the most picturesque castles in the
country. Built by the Saxons in 1300's in a setting surrounded
by forest and hills. After a visit to Bran, we will visit Rasnov
fortress, and then head to Sinaia to see the stunning Peles Palace,
before stopping for the night in the medieval city of Brasov.
This night will be free to explore the lively city of Brasov, and
take part in some of the great nightlife.
Today we head towards Borgo pass - the fictional path used in
the novel to reach Count Dracula's home of residence. Its
dramatic scenery, with huge hills draped in forests of fir trees
and villages appearing as living monuments to a way of life
unchanged for centuries. At the end of the road we will come
to Hotel Dracula where you will be staying for the night. The
Hotel dates from 1983, built in the style of a medieval mansion,
it was created to bring alive an authentic Dracula atmosphere.
The next morning we are onto Sighisoara, the birth place of
Dracula. This ancient citadel is among one of the only still
inhabited in Europe. An appropriate stay for Halloween night.
This evening will have many festivities planned for your special
night (costumes, masks, fangs, fake blood, etc...).
The next morning we depart Sighisoara and visit the European
Culture of Capital for 2007, Sibiu; before returning to Bucharest
for your final night on this Halloween Tour.
Your specialist tour guide will assure that all the elements of
Halloween be included on this tour from start to finish. Don't
miss out on this opportunity to discover the myth and the truth
of the "Legend of Dracula" in mythical Romania
Halloween with Dracula in his Homeland of Transylvania!!!
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