One-Day Vlad the Impaler Royal Court Private Tour from Bucharest

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Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Forget about legends and come with us to see the real Vlad the Impaler Royal Court and his Fortress in Poienari village, a place where Vlad use to hide the gold of the country! On the way we'll stop to see Curtea de Arges Monastery - a real beauty of the Royal Family and a place where are the graves of the Romanian Kings! Also, nearby there is the biggest dam in Romania - Vidraru Dam! Get your camera ready :)

What's Included

A private, licensed English speaking guide/driver, available throughout the tour

All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls

Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Great flexibility regarding changes to the daily itinerary even after the start of the tour

Private car (Tourism or Minibus) only for you and your friends/family

What's Not Included

Food and Drinks

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Princely Court
To get here we drive from Bucharest about one hour!

Targoviste Fortress is one of the most important medieval monuments in Romania. With a history that goes back to the 15th century, this former princely court was used as a residence by some of the most famous princes of Southern Romania, including Constantin Brancoveanu and the legendary Vlad the Impaler who built the emblematic Chindia Tower.
Targoviste was the capital of Southern Romania in the medieval centuries before Bucharest achieved this status. The princely court was mentioned starting with 1417-1418 in a document of Michael the 1st, the son of Prince Mircea the Old who built here a church in 1415. During this initial stage, the fortress was rather small, surrounded by a wooden defense wall. It’s Vlad Dracul who extended and modernized the court to the standards of a princely residence, fortified against enemy attacks

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
Start with a walk up to Chindia Tower, the symbol of the princely court of Targoviste. A view from the tower’s balcony will give you a panoramic perspective over the entire court, especially on the ruins of the two princely palaces, from the 16th century and the 17th century. From the balcony, you can also observe the contour of a church dated back to 1415.
After walking around what remains of the palace, visit the two churches that still survive centuries after they were built. The small Holly Friday Church is located close to Asylum built by Lady Balasa. Not as impressive as the Great Princely Church, this is, however, the only monument built in the 15th century in Southern Romania still conserved in its original form.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Curtea de Arges Monastery
Did you know that Arges city was the first capital of Romania? Everyone knows that truly good, beautiful and durable things come only through sacrifice, which will become apparent when you reach the old town of Curtea de Arges.

With a rich and eventful history, this is where you get to see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery, an important historical monument with an interesting, yet sad story, story that your private guide will share with you!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Poienari Castle
If we were to put together a tour of the castles in Romania for Dracula fans and adventure lovers, Poenari Castle would have to be on the list, being an important Romanian tourist attraction. With this private trip you will have the perfect chance to discover the wildlife in Transylvania. You will travel by private car and have your own guide.

As you are climbing up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you can rightfully say you are following in the steps of Dracula.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Vidraru Dam
Vidraru Dam is a dam in Romania. It was completed in 1966 on the Argeș River and creates Lake Vidraru. The arch dam was built with the primary purpose to produce hydroelectricity. The dam's height is 166 metres, the arch length 305 meters and it can store 465 million cubic metres of water. The reservoir has a total shoreline (perimeter) length of 28 km.

From here we drive back home for 2 hours and 30 min!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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