Medieval Romania tour with Bucharest break & Dracula castle stay

Bucharest, Poiana Brasov & Bran

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Bran Castle (Dracula Castle), Brasov

Bucharest, Romania

Bran Castle, Brasov

Piata Sfatului, Brasov

House Of Dracula, Brasov

House Of Dracula, Brasov

House Of Dracula, Brasov

House Of Dracula, Brasov



House Of Dracula, Brasov

House Of Dracula, Brasov



Fountain Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Bucharest


Hotel Capitol, Bucharest

Hotel Capitol, Bucharest

Hotel Capitol, Bucharest

Cismigiu Park, Bucharest


Hotel Capitol, Bucharest

Hotel Capitol, Bucharest


Romania: visit Draclua’s castle and UNESCO sites

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Sink your teeth into Bram Stoker’s famous Gothic novel with an ethereal escape to rugged Romania - includes a stay at a replica of Dracula’s castle, a tour of the original castle in Bran, and all travel

Itinerary 1

Day 1: Poiana Braşov

When you think of Romania, it’s hard not to associate it with hilltop castles, imposing monasteries, roaring thunder, and of course, vampires. On this enigmatic adventure, you’ll step into the pages of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a two-night stay at House of Dracula, a majestic replica of Vlad the Impaler’s residence. The hotel sits in Poiana Braşov, a mountain ski resort overlooking dramatic landscapes. The eagle-eyed among you might recognise the resort from the Hollywood hit Cold Mountain. On the first night, you’ll have dinner at the hotel before retiring to your room; make sure the door is locked behind you…(Meals: dinner)

Day 2: Braşov & Transylvania

In the morning, you’ll head to Braşov, a town that lies on the border of Transylvania, home of the vampires. You’ll visit the wonderfully preserved medieval town centre, and take a tour of the Black Church. Afterwards, you’ll journey onto Bran and visit the iconic Dracula Castle. Take a tour of this magnificent, 13th-century hilltop castle, and learn of its colourful history, including the life of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind the infamous legend. Then, it’s back for your final night in the House of Dracula. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Sinaia & Bucharest

En-route to Bucharest, Romania’s lively capital, you’ll stop off at one of the country’s most treasured towns, Sinaia. While here, visit the beautiful Peles Castle, a summer residence of the Royal family that looks like it’s been taken right out of a fairy-tale. Then, it’s onwards to the capital for a panoramic tour. You’ll see the highlights of the city, affectionately dubbed ‘Little Paris’ for its architecture (it even has its own Arc de Triomphe), before having time to wander freely through the streets lined with Belle Époque villas and 18th-century churches. After your final wander, you'll be heading back to the airport for your flight back home to the UK. (Meals: breakfast).

Itinerary 2

Day 1: Bucharest

Starting off in Romania’s capital, you’ll check in to Capitol Bucharest Hotel for one night. Spend your first day acclimating to your historic surrounds, perhaps hitting some of the sights yourself: the Romanian Athenaeum, Royal Palace and Parliament Place are good starting points. Try out some local foods to get into the swing of things, perhaps some Ciorbă de perişoare (meatball soup) or sarmale, the national dish, before washing it down with Țuică, a plum-based spirit.

Day 2: Buchrest, Bran & Poiană Braşov

Meet with an English-speaking guide for a tour of Bucharest, including the Kiseleff Boulevard, the Arch of Triumph and Victoria Palace, to name a few, before driving to the one and only Dracula Castle. Perched on a hilltop in all its rugged glory, you’ll immediately feel as though you’ve stepped into the pages of the classic novel itself. Your guide will give you a background to the castle, as well as the Count’s life. Then, it’s on to your accommodation at the House of Dracula where (hopefully) things won’t go bump in the night. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 3: Sighișoara & Brașov

Today is about exploring medieval towns and soaking up more Romanian culture. First up is Sighișoara, a UNESCO-listed city, with a 12th-century Citadel right in the historic centre. It half seems suspended in time, with its pastel façades and peaceful aura - in fact, legend has it that Vlad was born in this city and you can visit his birthplace. After lunch, it’s on to Brașov for another tour, stopping at the magnificent Black Church. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Bucharest

Sadly, it’s back to Bucharest for your flight back to the UK.  
Capitol Bucharest Hotel, Bucharest (one night on itinerary two)

Behind its historic façade, a luxury stay awaits at Capitol Bucharest. With a location in the heart of the city, you’re well placed for exploring Bucharest on foot. Be amazed with the high-ceilinged dining room and elegant marble flooring where international dishes are served with flair - even here, everything takes on a timeless quality.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, café, coffee shop, snack bar, Wi-Fi, dry cleaning

House of Dracula, Poiana Brasov (two nights)

With burnt orange spires and narrow windows, this hotel is inspired by Dracula’s castle in Bran. Timber beams and large stone walls lend an air of authenticity, as does the torture chamber (available for romantic dinners). This bolthole has been brought up-to-date though, with elegant furnishings and a contemporary spa area - you’ll find no creatures of the night lurking here.

Amenities: restaurant, breakfast room, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi

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Capitol Bucharest Hotel, Calea Victoriei 29, București 010061, Romania

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