The Real Dracula Tour - Shared

Meeting point for this tour
- Romanian Atheneum -

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The Real Dracula Tour - small group shared tour (no more than 16 people!)

Operating days: Tuesday - Sunday
Starting time: 08:00 am
Return time: around 07:00 pm
Meeting point: Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square - in front of the little garden)
Language: English 

Our tours are not available on the following dates: 3 Dec 2017, 24-26 Dec 2017, 31 Dec 2017, 1-2 Jan 2018

Price: 79 EURO/adult, 39 Euro for children 7 - 12 years old

Special offer:

  • Book online for 3 adults and get 5% discount
  • Book online for 4 adults (or more) and get 8% discount


This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Targoviste, Poienari Citadel and Curtea de Arges.

The first stop will be in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia under Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) to visit the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower, nowadays a symbol of the city.

Then, we go to Curtea de Arges to visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Romania. Beyond the impressive and unique architectural style, the monastery boasts an interesting legend about the builder of the church and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work.

Poenari Citadel is the next visit for which you will have to climb 1480 steps for about 20-30 minutes on a trek of aprox 1 km. Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and the hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in our history.

Before getting back to Bucharest, you will stop at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world”.

The tour ends after returning to Bucharest.


  • At this moment, this tour can be booked online for minimum 2 people. If you are traveling alone, please contact us by telephone or email. At this moment we can confirm imediately the booking for single travelers on the following dates: 16 April 2017.
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
  • Those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poenari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill.


  • Transport by car/minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Not included

  • Lunch (around 50 RON/person) – there will be a stop on the way to eat either together or separately, but we will avoid the tourist “traps”.


  • Bucharest – Targoviste – Curtea de Arges – Poienari - Vidraru – Bucharest (around 420 km)

Hotel pick-up/drop-off (within Bucharest):

  • The extra fee for hotel pick-up/drop-off is 20 Euro/standard car (1-3 persons), 30 Euro/minibus (4-8 persons), 50 Euro/minibus (9-11 persons) and the pick-up time is 07:30 am. During the booking process you can choose this extra service. 
  • The following hotels are located within walking distance from the departure point and there is no need for a hotel pick-up: Hilton Athenee Palace, Radisson Blu, Berthelot, Amzei, Novotel, Grand Hotel Continental, Ramada Majestic, Capitol, Capsa, Opera.
  • Please note that the cost of taxi in Bucharest is not so high and it could be more convenient for you to take a taxi to the departure point. You can ask the reception of your hotel to order a taxi for you. Just tell the driver to take you to the Athenaeum ("Ateneu" in Romanian) in front of Hilton Hotel.

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Important! TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice
and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

Our tours are reccommended by
Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest

Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy Series I, no. 45314 from 02.07.2015 valid from 08.07.2015 until 07.07.2016 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596