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Founded in the early 16th century, the Curtea de Arges Monastery is one of the most important pilgrimage and prayer sites in Romania. A Romanian Orthodox cathedral sits on the grounds of the monastery that also dates to the 16th century. Built with pale gray limestone in a Byzantine style, it features Moorish arabesques and an interior covered with murals by French painters Nicolle and Renouard and Romanian painter Constantinescu. The monastery is also home to numerous relics and a gospel written in gold by Queen Elizabeth of Romania, as well as the graves of Kings Ferdinand and Carol I and Queens Elizabeth and Maria.

The monastery is tied to several local legends, including the legend of Master Manole, who is said to have sacrificed his wife and his own life to complete the building of the monastery. Another legend relates to the holy relics of Saint Filofteea, a 12-year-old girl who was killed by her father after giving food to beggars.

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Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest

Small-Group Dracula Tour from Bucharest

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Don’t miss this spooky small-group Dracula tour from Bucharest. Meet your guide in Bucharest, then it’s off to explore the sites where Count Dracula’s lore still lingers. Peek around the Poienari Citadel and explore other potentially haunted sites like Targoviste and Curtea de Arges Monastery. Learn about the legends and misconceptions of Dracula from your knowledgeable guide. This tour limits the number of people, to ensure a quality experience.
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Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Searching for Dracula: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

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Join a thrilling quest to find Romania’s biggest legend, on this private day trip from Bucharest. Meet your personal guide in Romania’s capital, then head into the Transylvania countryside to search for Count Dracula. See important sights pertaining to Vlad The Impaler’s life, and learn real stories of his complicated life.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.80
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Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

Transfagarasan Highroad Tour from Brasov (warm season)

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Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Romania, this full-day tour of the Transfagarasan Highway allows you to tick off ten Transylvania highlights in only one day. Departing from Brasov, you’ll visit natural wonders, including the Bâlea Waterfall, and Vidraru Dam, and explore cultural landmarks such as Dragoslavele Mausoleum, Curtea de Argeș Monastery, and Poienari Castle. Admire the ethereal beauty of the Transfagarasan Highway, hailed as one of the world’s most picturesque roads, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.23
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Transylvania Castles 4-day tour from Bucharest

Transylvania Castles 4-day tour from Bucharest

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Travel throughout Romania in a small group tour of a maximum of 8 travelers. Discover the most prominent medieval castles and landmarks in 4-days tour of Transylvania. Visit Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle, as well as several other numerous citadels and fortresses such as Rasnov, Rupea, and Sighisoara.
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  • 4 days
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$732.65
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Private Transfagarasan Road Scenic Tour from Bucharest

Private Transfagarasan Road Scenic Tour from Bucharest

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the capital and discover one of the world’s most scenic drives on a private day tour of the Transfagarasan road from Dubrovnik, stopping off along the way to explore Curtea de Argeș Monastery, Poenari Castle, Vidraru Dam, and a chalet on Bâlea Lake. Relax with round-trip transfer from your Bucharest hotel, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
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$207.45
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7-Day Romania Tour -Transylvania and Painted Churches

7-Day Romania Tour -Transylvania and Painted Churches

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Experience the best of Romania’s scenic beauty and cultural attractions on this budget-friendly 6-day tour beginning and ending in Bucharest. Leave the planning and transportation to your local guide and enjoy a diverse itinerary that takes you from the mud volcanoes of Bucovina to the birthplace of Dracula in medieval Sighisoara, from the Neo-Renaissance splendor of Peles Castle in Sinaia to the UNESCO-listed settlement of Biertan. Stay overnight in hand-picked B&B-style inns.
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  • 7 days
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$1,254.45
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$1,254.45

The Real Castle of Vlad the Impaler (Poienari) and his Royal Court of Targoviste

The Real Castle of Vlad the Impaler (Poienari) and his Royal Court of Targoviste

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This is a privete tour from Bucharest to the real Castle of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). This place is Poienari Citadel - stand high on a cliff overlooking the Arges River, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Later you will see Targoviste Royal Court which is one of the most important medieval monuments in Romania. The legendary Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) built the emblematic Chindia Tower and reinforced the fortress. Our tour include a visit to Curtea de Arges Monastery - one of the most famous monasteries in Romania and a must-see attraction if you’re looking to discover centuries-old religious sites. Vidraru Dam is on our list, the dam's height is 166 metres, the arch length 305 meters and it can store 465 million cubic metres of water.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.16
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$149.16
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Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

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Play king of the road on this private full-day tour along the Transfagarasan Highway, starting in Sibiu. Meet your professional driver and guide in Sibiu, then strap into your personal car and kick back for the ride of a lifetime, on one of Romania’s most iconic roads. Watch the dramatic Carpathian Mountains roll by beyond the window as you listen to your choice of music. Just be sure to make a few pitstops along the way, at some of Romania’s friendly towns.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$119.32
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$119.32
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Medieval Transylvania: Shared 3-Day Tour from Bucharest

Medieval Transylvania: Shared 3-Day Tour from Bucharest

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Explore Romania's unspoiled Transylvanian countryside during this 3-day small-group tour from Bucharest. Visit UNESCO-listed monuments, fortresses, castles, and citadels with a passionate tour guide. Two nights' accommodation in 3-star hotels included, as well as pickup and drop-off at Bucharest hotels. This small-group limited to 15 tour ensures a personalized experience.
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  • 3 days
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$511.90
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$511.90

Best of Romania in 10 Days

Best of Romania in 10 Days

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Travel throughout Romania in a small group tour of a maximum of 8 travelers. Discover the best of Romania on a 10-day tour with departure from Bucharest. We will head towards the western side of Romania where we will visit Cluj-Napoca, the Turda Salt Mine, and the Alba Carolina Fortress, and then make our way into the time-forgotten land of Bukovina. Here, we will visit the UNESCO Painted Monasteries, and get to know more about the customs and traditions of this region. We will then head back into Transylvania to discover some of its most prominent landmarks, such as the UNESCO Villages with Fortified Churches, the Sighisoara Citadel, and Bran Castle, as well as the city of Brasov. Our tour will continue with a tour of the former residence of the Romanian royal family, Peles Castle, and then we will return to Bucharest for a city tour of Romania’s capital.
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  • 10 days
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$2,120.40
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$2,120.40
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The Road in the Sky: Transfagarasan Highway Day Trip from Bucharest
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The Road in the Sky: Transfagarasan Highway Day Trip from Bucharest

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Cruise along one of Europe's most scenic mountain roads on a day trip to the Transfagarasan Road—an alpine pass featuring countless switchbacks and spectacular views of the Southern Carpathians. Along the way, delve into medieval Romanian history and legends at the Curtea de Arges monastery and royal court, and breathe in the fresh mountain air while admiring views of the Vidraru Dam. Enjoy the expertise of a local guide make for an unforgettable Romanian road trip.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.15
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$110.15

3-Day Explore Transylvania from Bucharest
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3-Day Explore Transylvania from Bucharest

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Discover the highlights of Transylvania on this multi-day, all-inclusive tour from Bucharest. Tick off all the top attractions in a pre-planned guided trip, saving you time and hassle. Highlights include a camera-ready panorama over the Carpathian Mountains, the castle of legendary ruler Vlad the Impaler (real-life inspiration for the Dracula legend), and walking tours of UNESCO-listed medieval cities.
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  • 3 days
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$536.96
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Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

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Explore the Romanian countryside without planning a thing on this multi-day private tour where you're whisked to castles, citadels, and fortress ruins as you uncover tales of Dracula. Start your 6-day adventure from Bucharest, and enjoy several days of exploring with your guide. Visit Dracula's birthplace and an ancient monastery, see medieval towns, and enjoy great inclusions like nightly hotel stays, daily breakfasts, and a multi-course dinner in Sibiel.
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  • 6 days
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$789.38
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Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

Transfagarasan Mountain Highway - Brasov - Private Tour Experience

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We are proud to take you on a private tour of the most famous landmarks located in the Arges and Sibiu county and experience the Transfagarasan highway, named by Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson "the most spectacular mountain road". You will be able to take unique pictures and learn very interesting facts on the places you will visit. Please feel free to ask questions on this tour, we will be more than happy to provide additional information!
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  • 12 hours
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$159.11
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$159.11
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Vlad the Impaler Castle - Poenari Citadel & Transfăgărășan highway, Private Tour

Vlad the Impaler Castle - Poenari Citadel & Transfăgărășan highway, Private Tour

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This is a private tour which will show you the real castle of Vlad the Impaler (Poenari Citadel) located on a top of a mountain. On the list is also the first capital of Romania (Curtea de Argeș) and we will visit a beautiful monastery where are the tombs of the last four kings of Romania. After we will relax at Vidraru Lake and Vidraru Dam. Transfagarasan Highway is the most beautiful road in Romania which will take us to Balea glaciar lake at more then 2000 meters altitude.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.09
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$161.09
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6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest
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6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

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Discover enchanting sites, spectacular landscapes, landmarks and traditions that endured over time in the beautiful regions in Romania, Transylvania and Maramures. This 6-days private tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you legendary castles and Wooden Churches  of Maramures nowadays UNESCO Heritage sites.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,193.25
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$1,193.25
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6-Days Transylvania and UNESCO Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour from Bucharest
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6-Days Transylvania and UNESCO Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour from Bucharest

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Discover Romania’s Transylvania and Bucovina regions on a tour that spans six full days of sightseeing. With a private guide, you’ll encounter some of the most unspoiled regions in Eastern Europe, home to the legend-steeped Carpathian Mountains and a cluster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the historical city of Brasov, and the UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. 4-star hotel accommodation is included through the tour.
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  • 6 days
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$1,133.59
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$1,133.59
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Transfagarasan Road Trip - 1 Day Private Tour from Bucharest

Transfagarasan Road Trip - 1 Day Private Tour from Bucharest

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Embark on what is arguably one of the world's best road trips—along the Transfagarasan Road from Bucharest—with a guide behind the wheel, which allows you to focus on the scenery. With a private guide and vehicle, you can dictate where you stop and how long you stay for views and photo ops. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests and give your group plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.23
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$191.23
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Private Day Trip True Castles of Vlad Dracula and Transfagarasan Road
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Private Day Trip True Castles of Vlad Dracula and Transfagarasan Road

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Uncover the true history of Dracula inspiration Vlad the Impaler on this private full-day tour to sites with authentic connections to the bloodthirsty prince. Departing from Bucharest, visit the royal court of Vlad Tepes at Targoviste and climb to the top of crumbling Poenari Castle — known as the real ‘Dracula’s castle.’ You’ll also visit the former capital of Wallachia at Curtea de Arges to admire its medieval fortress, monastery and church. Throughout the day, learn about the life and legends of this captivating figure from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.20
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$106.20
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Dracula beyond the legend: 8-day private tour in Transilvania

Dracula beyond the legend: 8-day private tour in Transilvania

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Go beyond the grave and Hollywood myths to discover the real terror of Dracula on this private, 8-day tour through Romania’s most atmospheric and legendary attractions. Visit sites with connections to the bloodthirsty count’s real-life inspiration, including Bran Castle, Poenari Fortress and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Immerse yourself in Transylvanian folklore as you visit crumbling Gothic castles, imposing fortresses and medieval villages. Stay overnight in 3-star hotels, and enjoy daily breakfast and round-trip guided transport from Bucharest.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,702.77
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$1,702.77
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On Dracula Footsteps Full Day Tour Small Group

On Dracula Footsteps Full Day Tour Small Group

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Romania is famous for its association with the Dracula legend, but it can be difficult to separate historical truth from fiction. Uncover the story of Vlad III on a full day tour from Bucharest, visiting Târgoviște, Curtea de Argeș, and Poenari for insight into the rule and life of the former leader. Enjoy comfortable transfer between sites by air-conditioned vehicle, with included pickup and drop-off from your Bucharest hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.09
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$155.09
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Secret Story of Dracula 1 Day Private Tour

Secret Story of Dracula 1 Day Private Tour

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Take a break from the bustling capital and set off on a private tour to discover the truth behind the Dracula myth. Discover notable landmarks in the scenic countryside including Vlad III’s Poenari Castle, the Curtea de Argeș Monastery, and the Royal Court of Târgoviște and forget the guidebook with insights provided by your guide. Avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and round-trip transfer from your Bucharest hotel included.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.92
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$190.92
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5 Days Tour in Romania

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5 Days Tour in Romania

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5 Days Tour in Romania An adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Day 1 Bucharest City Tour Day 2 Departure for Sibiu Curtea de Arges Poenari Castle Transfagarasan (only between June and September) Sibiu City Tour Overnight stay Sibiu Day 3 Departure from Sibiu Biertan Fortified Monastery Sighisoara Citadel Overnight stay in Sighisoara Day 4 Departure for Brasov Bran Castle Brasov City Tour The Black Church Brasov Historical Center Overnight stay in Brasov Day 5 Departure for Sinaia Peles Castle Sinaia Monastery Snagov Monastery / Dracula’s Tomb Overnight stay in Bucharest
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  • 5 days
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$1,239.14
$1,376.83
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2 Days Private Trip in Romania, including Transfagarasan Road

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2 Days Private Trip in Romania, including Transfagarasan Road

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What could be a greater adventure than a two-day trip to Romania, including its castles, medieval towns and, the most beautiful road in the world, as declared by the famous show Top Gear? Here is our schedule for this amazing traveling experience: Day 1 1. CURTEA DE ARGES 2. TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD TRIP 3. POENARI FORTRESS 4. VIDRARU DAM 5. SIBIU CITY TOUR Day 2 1. SIGHISOARA CITADEL 2. BRASOV CITY TOUR 3. BLACK CHURCH BRASOV 4. SINAIA MONASTERY
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  • 2 days
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$481.88
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What are Curtea de Arges Monastery hours of operation?
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Curtea de Arges Monastery hours of operation: Summer, daily from 8 am to 8 p.m.; Winter, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Curtea de Arges Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Curtea de Arges Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Curtea de Arges Monastery costs USD 57.00. Guided Curtea de Arges Monastery tours start around USD 57.00 per person.
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