Bucharest – Targoviste – Curtea de Arges – Poienari – Bran – Snagov – Bucharest
Day 1: The day will start at your hotel in the morning at 8:00. We will first see the Royal Court in Targovişte, which was the capital of Wallachia at the beginning of the 14th century. Here we climb to the top of Chindia Tower, the symbol of the city. The tower was begun during Vlad the Impaler reign, but took its final form during the 19th century. Initially, it had a military purpose, but during its history was used as a guard point, a fire tower, and also for storing the state treasury.
The journey continues with a stop (because it’s on our way) at Curtea de Arges Monastery to see a beautiful church and the tombs of King Carol I, Ferdinand I and queens Elisabeth and Marry. Here we discover a Byzantine architectural style with Moorish arabesques orthodox cathedral and the legend of Manole, the chief architect of the monastery.
The tour is about Vlad the Impaler, so we must climb 1480 steps to reach Poenari Fortress, the real fortress of Vlad. From there we admire the Arges Valley.
At the end of the day, we accommodate in Bran (not included – so you can decide the type of accommodation).
Day 2: In the morning we visit the most famous castle in Romania, Bran Castle, related to Dracula (according to Bram Stoker), but also to Queen Maria, our second queen, because the castle was used as a royal residence by herself.
On the way to Bucharest, we stop at Snagov Monastery to see the tomb of Vlad the Impaler. Located on an island of the Snagov Lake the monastic establishments are a historical monument and an important touristic attraction.
We end the tour in Bucharest, in The Old Town where is the Old Princely Court. Because Vlad the Impaler moved the capital of Wallachia from Targoviste to Bucharest in 15th century.