8 Days / 7 Nights

On Dracula's Footsteps

8 Days / 7 Nights
Departures: March, May, September & November 2024

From $813 AUD
Trip Style
Group Travel

Departure city: Bucharest, Romania

End city: Bucharest, Romania

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Discover the history of Romania and the foundations this country is built on. From fortified churches, to the birthplace and the castle of Count Dracula himself! Experience the rich culture this land has to offer and visit monumental landmarks including the Parliament Palace (the second largest building in the world, following the Pentagon), the Cozia Monastery, fortified churches, and many more. Embark on an unforgettable journey through traditional Romania, and enjoy memorable experiences and folklore programs along the way.



  • See the Parliament Palace, the second-largest building in the world
  • Tour Cozia Monastery, the oldest Monastery in Romania
  • Stop at the largest fortified Church in Transylvania also known as the residence of the Evangelical Bishops
  • Explore Count Dracula's birthplace and visit Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle


accommodation style
7 Nights Accommodation
in 4* hotels
7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Festive Dinner with Folklore program + Luggage Service at the Hotels
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Transportation by modern bus/minibus
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English Speaking Guide
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'


Upon arrival at Bucharest Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide who will accompany you on a tour of the city followed by a transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay in Bucharest.


Meals: D

This morning, we drive to Sinaia and visit Peles Castle (exterior visit), the summer residence of the Royal Family. In 1866, the first King of the Hohenzollern Family came to Romania and decided to build a Castle in Sinaia on the banks of the Peles River, in the German Renaissance style, so that it would remind him of his home country. Not far away from the Castle you will find the Sinaia Monastery, built by Orthodox Monks who came from the Sinai Peninsula. Afterwards transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: B, D

This morning, you will see two important fortified Churches, Prejmer and Harman. In addition to the religious practice, they were used by the residents as a retreat and defence construction. You will further visit the Râșnov Citadel, where the Medieval atmosphere is even nowadays present. Significant for the farmers, the fortress encloses many houses, stables and a small Church. Afterwards, we drive to Bran (Dracula Castle). The Castle was built in the 14th Century and served the inhabitants of nearby Brașov as a defence system against the Ottomans. The romantically situated Castle was during the interwar period the residence of the Romanian Queen Maria. Afterwards, we drive back to Predeal.


Meals: B, D

Day trip to Sibiu. Sibiu is known as a city of culture, shaped by the centuries-old traditions of different peoples, one of the main reasons for being appointed as the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Most of the buildings, squares, towers and bastions of the city are testimony to a history that dates back eight and a half centuries from when German settlers founded the town. You will get to know the Big and Small Rings, with various markets and craft houses, the Brukenthal Palace, the Catholic Cathedral and the Evangelical Cathedral.


Meals: B, D

Today, enjoy a day trip to Brașov. The city was founded in the 13th Century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and for centuries it was an economic and intellectual centre of the Saxons, who represented the majority of the population until the 19th Century. The most interesting sites are the Black Church famous for its pipe organ, the medieval city wall around the historical Old Town with stylish late Medieval houses, the Town Hall Square, the unique Rope Street, the Citadel Gate and the small, hidden Orthodox Church from the centre.


Meals: B, D

Today, enjoy a day trip to Sighișoara. This small city in the Transylvania region has a history dating back to the 1100s. Sighișoara's Old Town is considered to be one of the best-preserved Medieval Citadels in all of Europe. Its beautiful and well-preserved Medieval buildings in the rural Gothic Renaissance and Baroque style were officially inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The high density of the architectural monuments, the public buildings, the fortified walls, the towers and the dwellings form the complex give the Citadel the view of a unique, well-arranged building complex of invaluable historical value. Sighișoara is also the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (Dracula). The Church on the Hill and Church of the Dominican Monastery, located near the Clock Tower and built in the 13th Century can also be visited here.


Meals: B, D

Today, we drive to Bucharest. Bucharest is characterised by diverse architecture with a colourful mixture of styles. Beside Palaces, there are villas built in the New Romanian Brâncoveanu architectural style of the beginning of the 20th Century. You will see The Arch of Triumph, Victoriei Street with the Enescu Museum, the former National Theatre, Atheneum, Royal Castle, Cretulescu Church, Hanul luiManuc, Parliament Palace (photo stop), Patriarchal Church, Military Academy and Cismigiu Park. Visit the Patriarchal Church and the Village Museum. In the Old City Centre, you can also see the Old Princely Court. Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with a folklore program at the Hanul lui Manuc restaurant.


Meals: B, D

This morning is free at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.


Meals: B

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