The first destination for the day is the city of Brasov, a highly visited location in Romania. Once there, you will take a city tour to discover some of Brasov's numerous attractions. You will go on a walk on one of the narrowest streets in Eastern Europe (Strada Sforii), explore the Council Square, and delve into the secrets of the gothic style church, the Black Church. The city of Brasov was one of the wealthiest medieval cities in Transylvania and today one of the main touristic sites in Transylvania.
The tour continues with visiting Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle, one of the spookiest medieval castles in Europe - often referred to as the home of Dracula, the character from Bram Stoker's novel. Bran Castle was built in the 13th century on a 60-meter cliff, guarding the most important access route into Transylvania. Here will find out more about the Romanian royal family, the connection with the Queen Mary, and the new age stories about the castle.
You will depart from the Castle of Dracula and head back to the historical region of Wallachia- the land reigned by Vlad the Impaler.
If the time allows, will see on the way to the "Dracula castle," another fortress that dominates the surroundings: Rasnov fortress, first dated in medieval documents in 1335. A Hollywood sign marks the hill where the fortress is today, and invite the tourists to a castle tour. The râșnov citadel was built to protect the Saxon locals against Tatars and Turks invasions. The fortress resists at least five attacks that can be compared with a combination of an earthquake, fire, and brutal war.
The final stop for the day is Snagov Monastery, located on the small Snagov Island, where Vlad the Impaler is supposedly buried.
*The place where Vlad was buried is uncertain, and many stories and legends are hovering around. According to the legend, Vlad Tepes was not killed by Turks, but he was freed by his daughter and brought to Italy.
The most widely accepted legend depicts that Vlad the Impaler could not be Christianly buried after his assassination because of the rival aristocratic families. As a consequence, the Snagov Monastery monks stole his body in secret, to bury him in a proper traditional way.
Overnight in Bucharest.