The Real Dracula 1-day Tour from Bucharest

Language: English

Duration: 11 hours

Tour Highlights

  • Travel in a small group for a more personal and intimate experience.
  • Have a good time with a knowledgeable and kind tour guide.
  • Pay a visit to locations associated with Vlad the Impaler, often known as Count Dracula.

Tour Overview

The Real Dracula Journey is a full-day tour from Bucharest to Targoviste, Curtea de Arges, and the Poenari Fortress for small groups. The name "the real" Dracula comes from the fact that you will see authentic places in Romania with a connection to Vlad the Impaler – "the real" Dracula.

The first stop will be in Targoviste, Wallachia's old capital under Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), to see the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower, which is now a symbol of the city.

Then you'll travel to Curtea de Arges to see one of Romania's most stunning monasteries. Aside from the monastery's magnificent and unusual architectural style, there's an intriguing legend concerning the church's constructor and what he had to do in order to accomplish the job.

The highlight of our journey will be Poienari Fortress, a unique location accessible only after climbing 1480 steps through a cold woodland. Once at the summit, you can take in the spectacular landscape of the Carpathian Mountains and catch a sight of the famed Transfagasaran Road. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking landscape over the mountains and to hear the dramatic story of Vlad the Impaler, one of history's most fascinating individuals.

Before returning to Bucharest, you'll stop at Vidraru Lake, a significant communist-era structure located close to the famous Transfagarasan Road, dubbed "the most beautiful road in the world" by Top Gear.

After returning to Bucharest, the tour comes to a conclusion.


  • Guided tour
  • Transportation

Not Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Lunch


Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București 030167, Romania

Meeting Point

Benjamin Franklin Parking (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall & Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest

What to Remember

  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7.
  • Booking minimum of 2 guests is required at checkout.
  • Please consider that the Royal Court of Targoviste is closed on Monday, you will not visit it if you book a tour on Monday.


Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability.

Booking Fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

Cancellation Policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.