Dracula - Beyond the myth 2 (The Real Castle)

Dracula - Beyond the myth 2 (The Real Castle)

Dracula - Beyond the myth 2 (The Real Castle)

Tour description:

  • 12 hours chauffeur guided tours
  • Visits: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poenari Castle - Eagle’s Nest and Transfagarasan Highway
  • Premium transportation: Mercedes Benz Limousine or Minivans

*We recommend early departure, the latest at 8.00 AM.

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Curtea de Arges Monastery

Curtea de Arges Monastery

Another establishment which helped to resist against Ottomans attack is Curtea de Arges Monastery - our first stop. A masterpiece of Romanian Architecture known by its building myth.

Poienari Castle

Poienari Castle

One important fortress restored and used by Vlad the Impaler, while he ruled the country is located 165km west from Bucharest, on a rock at 180m altitude and there are 1480 stairs to climb to get there.
The real Dracula’s castle - described by Jules Verne in his novel - "The Carpathian Castle" had an important role in defeating Ottoman armies, in 1462.

Transfagarasan Highway

Transfagarasan Highway

From Curtea de Arges to Balea Lake - our last stop - we use Transfagarasan Highway, "the best road … in the world" - according with Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, or "[…] a spectacular monument of earth-moving megalomania" according to Andy Markowitz, The Guardian. The road it is opened for traffic only in the summer time.

Balea lake

Balea lake

A glacier lake at 2034m of altitude in Fagaras Mountains, is the place where the snow never melts.

The first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built in 2006, in the vicinity of the Lake.

Vidraru Dam

Vidraru Dam

Climbing the 1480 stairs of Dracula's real castle really worth for the spectacular view, beautiful landscapes also of Vidraru Dam - the third stop in our tour.

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