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Royal Court of Targoviste Tours and Activities

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The Royal Court of Targoviste is an architectural complex built in Romania between the 15th and 17th centuries. The town of Targoviste itself was the capital of Wallachia for three centuries and occupied an important location on the main trade route connecting Wallachia to Transylvania and the Balkan Peninsula. The Royal Court consists of a southern gate, royal palace, bell tower, royal gardens, fortifications, the Chindia Tower, Lady Balasa’s home and several churches.

Today, only ruins remain of the royal palace and its gardens. Numerous frescoes remain in the Great Royal Church, including portraits of Wallachian rulers, and visitors can see examples of old pottery work in the Small Royal Church. The Chindia Tower, which dates back to the 15th century, features a viewing platform that can be reached by climbing a flight of more than 100 stairs. The tower also hosts an exhibition about the reign of Vlad the Impaler, who was the inspiration for the fictional Dracula.

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Open Tues-Sun 9am-6pm
Calea Domnească 181, Targoviste, Romania
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.72
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$140.72
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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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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.67
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$102.67

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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$119.26
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$119.26
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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
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$1,701.81
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$1,701.81
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Full-Day Private Tour of Bucharest and Mogosoaia Palace

Full-Day Private Tour of Bucharest and Mogosoaia Palace

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Explore some of Bucharest's most important attractions on a private full-day tour with an informative guide. Start with a visit to Palace of Parliament, and Cotroceni Palace — the headquarters of the Romanian president and also the National Cotroceni Museum. Learn about Romania's history and culture as you take in panoramic views of the city and additional highlights in the capital. In the afternoon, venture out to the well-preserved Mogosoaia Palace for a glimpse of how the Romanian royalty lived. Includes entrance fees, and pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.39
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$73.39

Dracula's castle and Dracula's royal court trip

Dracula's castle and Dracula's royal court trip

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The 13th-century Bran Castle was made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. On this fun tour you’ll get the chance to visit the castle as well the real royal court of Vlad the Impaler, at Targoviste, and the beautiful Piatra Craiului National Park. This is an ideal trip for lovers of history and culture, as well as travelers wanting a dose of nature.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.54
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$160.54
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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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$155.00
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$155.00
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The Last Days of Camarad Ceausescu and Vlad the Impaler's Royal Court

The Last Days of Camarad Ceausescu and Vlad the Impaler's Royal Court

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Discover legends of powerful rulers and bloody battles on this small-group day trip from Bucharest to the former Wallachian capital of Targoviste. Tour the medieval ruins of Vlad Tepes’ royal court and Chindia Tower, and hear how the prince triumphed over the Ottoman army in a celebrated 15th-century campaign. For more modern Romanian history, visit a local military compound where Communist dictator Ceaususcu was tried and executed after the revolution of 1989.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.32
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$122.32

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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$190.81
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$190.81
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LiBEARty Brown Bear Sanctuary and The Real Dracula Tour

LiBEARty Brown Bear Sanctuary and The Real Dracula Tour

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Take a break from bustling Bucharest and discover 3 top Transylvanian attractions on a full day tour to LiBEARty Brown Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Târgoviște. See rescued bears in their natural habitat before exploring 2 historic landmarks associated with the Dracula legend. Absorb scenic rural views as you transfer comfortably between sites via air-conditioned minivan, and gain insight into the region from your guide’s on-board commentary.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.32
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$122.32

The real Dracula's Castle (Poenari Citadel) and his Palace of Targoviste, Privat

The real Dracula's Castle (Poenari Citadel) and his Palace of Targoviste, Privat

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This is a privete tour which will take you to the real Dracula's Castle. This place is Poenari Citadel - stand high on a cliff overlooking the Arges River, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Later you will see Targoviste Fortress 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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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.48
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$183.48
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3-Day Dracula Entranced Tour from Bucharest with Transport

3-Day Dracula Entranced Tour from Bucharest with Transport

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In creating this tour we have put together o collection of sights that will bring to life the story of Vlad the Impaler and will take you on a journey of discovery starting with his life, into his time as king and ending with his abrupt and untimely death. Through discovering the places that have a deep connection with historical events that occurred during his lifetime and through a better understanding of the myths that surround his name you will better differentiate between fact and fiction. During our tour, we will discuss aspects of the Dracula novel and popular fiction but will also include traditional Romanian myths concerning the popular beliefs of a people that is still very much rooted in superstition. Good company, good food and beautiful scenery complement this tour as you will get a chance to discover parts of both Wallachia and Transylvania and get to know its people and its culture. And we have packed all this excitement in three days of fun and free time just for you.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$340.00
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$340.00
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The real Dracula's Castle (Poenari Citadel) and his princely court in Targoviste

The real Dracula's Castle (Poenari Citadel) and his princely court in Targoviste

If you’re searching for the real Dracula’s Castle, you’ve come to the right place. This a one day private tour în the country of Vlad the Impaler - known as Dracula. We will leave Bucharest în the morning and we'll go to Poienari Fortress which stand high on a cliff overlooking the Arges River, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. After we'll visit the Princely Court of Târgoviște which was conceived as a complex of edifices serving both as a center of the country’s administration and a home for the Wallachian ruler, his family and for the numerous courtiers and minister. The Princely Court were built by Mircea the Elder and Vlad Dracula, during two construction stages. Later you will see the first capital of Romanian country - Cutrea de Argeș. Here we will visit Curtea de Argeș Monastery one of the most famous monasteries in Romania and a must-see attraction if you’re looking to discover centuries-old religious sites. The fourth site will be Vidraru Dam.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.89
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$178.89
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Vlad the Impaler Princely Court of Târgoviște, Peles Castle & Snagov Monastery

Vlad the Impaler Princely Court of Târgoviște, Peles Castle & Snagov Monastery

In this private tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most important palaces from the south of România. First will be Mogoșoaia Palace which easily passes as one of the most beautiful monuments around Bucharest. Second will be the Princely Court of Târgoviște, one of the most important medieval monuments in Romania, used as a residence by Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Third will be Peleș Castle, the most impressive castle in Romania and a must-see attraction if you’re passionate about stories of royalty, splendid architecture and history. Last will be Snagov Monastery, considered to be one of the most important religious monuments in Southern Romania. Here is the place where is buried Vlad the Impaler (Dracula).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.26
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$119.26
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Snagov, Mogosoaia, Targoviste

Snagov, Mogosoaia, Targoviste

The prices are per tour, not per person. So, if you are 2 or 3 persons, you'll share the cost. But the tour remains private, so it will be only you (your family or friends).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$272.47
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$272.47
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Private Tour to the real fortress of Dracula and princely court of Targoviste

Private Tour to the real fortress of Dracula and princely court of Targoviste

Poenari Fortress is a great chance to dig in some centuries-old history, but also a good way to exercise as you have to go up 1,480 stairs. But, don’t worry too much. The fortress is more than worth the effort, and you can always reward yourself with some of the many traditional sweets sold at the foothills. Unfairly associated with the myth of Dracula, Vlad the Impaler most likely never set foot in Bran Castle. Don’t go there to find out more about this legendary prince, choose instead the fortress of Poenari that he actually built and used during his battles. The dam was built in 1965 on the Arges river. This was the first valley arch dam in the country. It is a 166.60 m high, and 305m long. Its base thickness is 25m, the top is 6m thick. The Princely Court of Targoviste was conceived as a complex of edifices serving both as a center of the country’s administration and a home for the Wallachian ruler, his family and for the numerous courtiers and ministers.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.89
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$178.89
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3-Day Trip to Brown Bears, Targoviste, Brasov, Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

3-Day Trip to Brown Bears, Targoviste, Brasov, Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

Enjoy everything that Transylvania has to offer on a three-day sightseeing tour. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with visits to a castles, fortresses, and a wildlife reserve, all with a private guide. All transportation is covered, including pickup from your Bucharest hotel.  Skip the stress finding your own hotel and enjoy two nights of accommodation with breakfast. 
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  • 3 days
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$483.15
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$483.15

Private One Day Tour of Medieval Romania from Bucharest

Private One Day Tour of Medieval Romania from Bucharest

Immerse yourself in Romania’s fascinating medieval history on this private full-day tour from Bucharest. Visit the 15th-century Royal Court of Targoviste and learn about its ties to Vlad the Impaler, the prince who inspired the mythical Count Dracula. Admire the ornate ruins of the monastery at Curtea de Arges, and take in spectacular views from atop the Fortress of Poenari. End the day with a Romanian sunset over Vidrau Lake and dinner at a local restaurant. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.70
Price varies by group size
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$236.70
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Day excursion by train to Târgoviște

Day excursion by train to Târgoviște

We shall meet at 7.00 am at the North Railway Station at the Information Desk to depart by train to Târgoviște. The town is important in the Romanian history - at the beginning it was the second capital city of Valahia, then it played an important role at the Romanian Revolution in 1989. Those two places we intend to visit. Optional, we shall visit the Police Museum. With a lunch break - each of us has the opportunity to eat and/or drink on an individual basis. Return to Bucharest, we shall arrive by train at 18.54.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.54
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$49.54

9-Day Private Tour to Transylvania from Bucharest

9-Day Private Tour to Transylvania from Bucharest

You will get to visit: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, city tour of Brasov, Black Church, Schei Gate, St. Catherine Gate, Rope Street, Vlad the Impaler Princepely Courtyard from Targoviste, Curtea de Arges Monastery, Cozia Monastery, Sibiu sightseeing tour, Alba Iulia Fortress, Corvinilor Castle, Sibiel Painted Glass Museum, Turda Salt Mine, Prejmer Fortified Church-UNESCO, Cluj-Napoca sightseeing tour, Surdesti Wooden Church, Ieud Wooden Church, Rozavlea Wooden Church, Barsana Wooden Church-UNESCO, Sapanta Merry Cemetry, UNESCO Bistrita sightseeing tour, Rupea Fortress, Sighisoara Fortress-UNESCO, The Clock Tower, The Church from the Hill, Bucharest panoramic tour, National Village Museum
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,265.90
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$2,265.90
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Dracula's Castle in Transylvania and the Royal Court of Vlad the Impaler, privat

Dracula's Castle in Transylvania and the Royal Court of Vlad the Impaler, privat

This is a private day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian Mountains. You will discover the Princely Court of Târgoviște, the place where Vlad the Impaler reigned. This city was the Capital of Wallachia (Romanian country) for 300 years. Here were printed the first books in romanian language. Next stop will be at Mateiaş Mausoleum. This is a monument dedicated to the heroes of the War of National Unification between 1916-1918. Here the Romanian army managed to resist from September to November 1916. Then we will drive through the forests to the Dâmbovicioarei Cave. We will have a walk through the cave that is millions of years old and we will admire the stacts and the poles. Continuing to Bran Castle, the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s literary sensation, book Dracula. We will visit Dracula's Castle and tell about the werewolves, spitites, ghosts and the history of the place. In the evening we will return to Bucharest.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.07
Price varies by group size
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$149.07
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6-Day Private Tour to Transylvania from Bucharest

6-Day Private Tour to Transylvania from Bucharest

This is the perfect tour of Transylvania. You will discover the countryside life of the people, the history of the places, the traditions, myths, legends and many other. You will visit fortified churches, castles, fortresses and many other places. Transylvania is a mixture between old and new. We will visit medieval cities, isolated places, but also very important. You`ll take dinners at farmhouses with bio food, home-made wine and palinca, plum brandy. You will enjoy all the places where you`ll pass by. Our guide will tell you everything about communism, how affected our country. The length of the tour it`s the best, 6 days. You will have also some free time everyday to relax, to discover the places on your own, meet with locals, enjoy the walks through the villages, but also cities. Driving through Transylvania is breathless, very beautiful sceneries. We offer 24/7 assistance. Book this tour for an amazing experience.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,687.50
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$1,687.50
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Private Peles Castle and Dracula's Princely Court Tour from Brasov

Private Peles Castle and Dracula's Princely Court Tour from Brasov

This one day tour with departure and arriving in Brasov gives you the opportunity of visiting two special places in the former Wallachia: Sinaia and Targoviste. In Sinaia is Peles Castle, the Romanian Royal summer Residence till 1947 and in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia, other two objectives as different as historically important: the Princely Court, the well-known King Vlad Dracula’s residence and the place where the Ceausescu dictators were judged and executed.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.04
per group
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$155.04
per group
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TARGOVISTE Fortress – The Old Princely Court

TARGOVISTE Fortress – The Old Princely Court

The small city of Targoviste (80 km from Bucharest), has played an important role in Romanian history. It served as the royal capital of Wallachia from 1418 until the 16th century, when the capital was moved to Bucharest. The ruins of the former royal court remain the town’s most important tourist attraction. In more recent times, the city became known worldwide as the place where Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed on Christmas Day in 1989. In the morning you will be pick up from the hotel by your driver and guide and you will go to visit Targoviste city. Here you will visit the most important tourist attractions: Princely Court, The Chindia Tower, The Museum of Printing and Old Romanian Books, Museum of Human Evolution and Technology in Palaeolithic, Stelea Monastery and Dealu Monastery. Dealu Monastery is one of the most remarkable architectonic edifices from our country. Dealu Monastery was built by the voivode Radu the Great, prince of Wallachia.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.16
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What are Royal Court of Targoviste hours of operation?
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Royal Court of Targoviste hours of operation: Open Tues-Sun 9am-6pm. 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 Royal Court of Targoviste 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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Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal Court of Targoviste costs USD 49.54. Guided Royal Court of Targoviste tours start around USD 49.54 per person.
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