Complete Dracula Tour

About Tour

Bram Stoker’s Dracula „The love never dies”… During this tour you’ll have the opportunity to discover where the legend of Dracula told by Bram Stoker comes from. Vlad Tepes was the son of Vlad Dracul, one of the most important landlords of Valachia. For the first two monetary emissions, Vlad used his signet emblem, the dragon. Therefore, the Romanians whose word stock is mainly Latin nicknamed him Dracul – Dracula (from Latin Draconis). In Romanian Drac means Devil. This nickname turned into surname for his descendants, Vlad, his son being known as Prince Dracula nowadays.

1 st Day

Arrival in Bucharest

Included highlights:

  • Arrival in Bucharest (capital of Valachia, established in 1459 by Prince Dracula),
  • Transfer to the 4* Hotel and Check-in,
  • Depending on the time of your arrival, a short tour of Bucharest could be organized,
  • Fancy dinner at Dracula’s Club.

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

First chance to meet Dracula

Included highlights:

  • The ruins of Dracula’s residency,
  • Departure through Pitesti to Sibiu,
  • Proceed to Arefu (it is said that the descendants of Dracula’s soldiers are there), 
  • The ruins of one of Dracula’s fortresses (at Poienari), 
  • Arrival in Sibiu – a wonderful Saxon city,
  • Check-in at the hotel in the heart of the city,
  • Nice classic dinner.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
3 rd Day

Exploring Cluj

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Cluj,
  • Тhe citadel Alba Iulia,
  • City tour of Cluj - one of the most important cultural centers of Romania (it was settled by the Romans and was the capital of the medieval Transylvania),
  • Check-in at the stylish 4* Hotel in the center of the city,
  • Traditional Transylvanian dinner.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
4 th Day

Enjoying Transylvania

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Bistrita: your eyes and heart will be fascinated by the wonderful landscapes of Transylvania,
  • Check-in at the 3* motel “Dracula” on Borgo pass, in a scenic place surrounded by the Transylvanian mountains,
  • Special medieval dinner “a la Dracula”.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Discovering Sighisoara

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Sighisoara through Saxon Land,
  • City Tour of Sighisoara (the place of Dracula’s birth and the best preserved medieval citadel of Romania - part of the UNESCO patrimony),
  • Accommodation at a Hotel in the heart of the city, 
  • Dinner at Hotel.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
6 th Day

Back in Middle Age

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Bran,
  • Dracula’s Castle (20 km away from Brasov - The Castle was set up in such way as to prevent soldiers from reaching it),
  • Rasnov Fortress - one of the medieval fortresses of the area,
  • Departure to Brasov,
  • Arrival to Brasov, check-in at the 4* hotel in the center of the city,
  • Sightseeing of Brasov - one of the most important medieval Saxon cities,
  • Special Romanian dinner with wine tasting and folk show.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
7 th Day

One more chance to meet Dracula

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Bucharest,
  • Тhe Snagov Monastery - where Prince Dracula was presumably buried,
  • Dinner,
  • Check-in at the 4* Hotel.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
8 th Day

Discovering Bucharest

Included highlights:

  • City tour of Bucharest
    • The Palace of Parliament (former Palace of Socialism during Ceausescu’s dictatorship - second biggest building in the world after the Pentagon),
    • The Patriarchal Church,
    • Village Museum, 
  • Check-out.
  • Departure.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Natalia – is not just the best guide, but a reliable person with whom you never worry about the tour. When we need an English-speaking guide for the program, we never think whom to call. For us the most important thing is to know whether Natalia has possibility for that period. 

Only working with her we are sure that the work will be perfectly done. She knows a lot, the tourists are always satisfied. 

Have you ever wanted to go on a culture-wine-food tour? In California? France? Italy? Please, have some imagination! Be a little adventurous and go on one in Romania and Moldova. 

It was my good luck to participate in a tour organized by Ways Travel, during which i checked out the many wonders of Romania and Moldova. 

Our group on the bus was an international gang of nine – a Belgian, a German, a Norwegian, an Australian, a few Americans of interesting ethnic alloys and me, dual Dutch and American citizen. What can I say, it was an experience just sitting on a bus with these people and hear their war stories and get initiated into the workings of the behind-the-scenes travel industry. 

Leader of our tribe was the fabulous tour guide Victoria, who speaks four languages, English, German, Russian, Romanian, one of those people who makes a simple bilingual person such as myself feel humble and uneducated. 

The trip was a symphony of history, food, drink, music and dance. Dancing with the Gypsies no less. I tell you, it was fabulous, it was intoxicating. We got history – a dizzying whirl of wars and battles and bloody strife. Of conquests and annexations, of armies rampaging through the countryside, raping, pillaging and impaling. We heard colorful tales about Dacian tribes, the Roman Empire, the Red Horde, the Saxons, the Ottoman Empire, the communist era under Ceausescu. And let’s not forget to mention good old Count Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, who hailed from Transylvania. Really, we deserved every drop of hootch we got along the way to recover from all the tragedies we vicariously suffered through. 

In Romania we loved the beautiful towns of Sibiu and Sighisoara. In Sighisoara we missed seeing the house where Dracula was born because a movie was being filmed and they’d closed it off for visitors. Fortunately, we had a liqueur and brandy tasting to cheer us up. We hadn’t had lunch yet and our stomachs were empty, which helped raise the mood quickly. 

A highlight was our visit to the home of a Roma family in Transylvania and learning more about their culture and lifestyle. (You can read a story about this on my blog here.) Not all Gypsies are beggars living in the streets of large cities. It’s always a good thing to be disabused of your prejudices and preconceived notions. 

We stayed in excellent hotels and lodges, as well as in a humble hostel run by a monastery. We ate fancy restaurant food as well as simple village fare. We saw exquisite as well as cheery architecture, visited opulent cathedrals as well as the modest underground monastery chapel in Orhei Vechi, not far from Chisinau. The vino flowing across the miles was a charming mix of the good, the bad and the holy. The holy being the wine we tasted in a monastery, blessed by the priests. Unfortunately, the blessing did not transform it into nectar of the gods, but the dinner there was quite gourmet, all prepared from food grown by the monks without chemical assistance. 

We also visited Transnistria, which is a rather unique place, as most of you will already know. It is also home to the famous Kvint brandy factory and would you believe, we went there for a brandy dégustation – seven varieties of brandy. It was very informative, interesting and intoxicating. It was also lunch time, but fortunately there was food. We eventually struggled out of there, back on the bus, across the border that is not a border, and traveled down to the Purcari wineries in the south of Moldova where we were treated to . . . you guessed it . . . a wine tasting. Of ten types of wine. Not just any old village plonk, either. No, we got to sip the wine of kings, queens and tsars. Our livers got a workout that day. 

I’m going to stop here. There was more, much more, but I don’t want to give away everything, because what you should do, really, is check out Ways Travel’s website at .

Hello Victoria, Thank you again so much for the tours last week! I had a lot of fun, and you are an excellent guide. Orheiul Vechi was really beautiful, and some of the photos came out very nice. I also really liked Chateau Vartely, so thank you for coming up with the idea to visit there. 

Tiraspol was quite interesting and bizarre, and I'm glad we went, even with the cold and rain. The Kvint distillery was very good. I had to resist finishing the whole bottle. I hope I'll be able to visit Moldova again sometime before too long. I will also let you know whenever I come to Romania.