Travel in the Carpathians' shadow and across the wild Transylvanian landscape to discover remote Gothic ruins and fortresses, medieval castles, steep gorges, and historical accounts of the real Dracula.
At Curtea de Arges, visit the surreal 14th-century monastery with soaring domes that seem to defy gravity laws. At Poienari Fortress, take photos of Vlad the Impaler’s forbidding center of command.
In Sibiu, tour the ultra-fortified Saxon city where the governors of Transylvania ruled for centuries. Enjoy the spectacular view from the iconic Clock Tower in Sighisoara, a splendid medieval citadel. After a walking tour of the legendary Old Town, venture into the house where Vlad the Impaler was born—now a restaurant and café—for a cup of coffee.
Proceed to the epic Bran Castle, a military fortress built in the 14th century by Brasov's merchants to defend a precious trade route. In Brasov’s Old Town, tour the Black Church, the medieval city walls, and the culturally significant St. Nicholas Church.
Next, visit Peles Castle, the luxurious 19th-century royal residence of Carol I, filled to the brim with precious marble, crystal, Venetian mirrors, and extravagantly carved walls. Explore the elegant Sinaia Monastery before winding up your tour on the islet of Snagov, believed to be the final resting place of Dracula.
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