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Bucharest: Wild Brown Bears and Dracula's Fortress Tour

Bucharest: Wild Brown Bears and Dracula's Fortress Tour

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Experience Romania’s top attractions on this guided tour. Admire the resting place of kings, Curtea de Arges Monastery, climb to the true home of Dracula, Poienari fortress, and see wild brown bears.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, Romanian, French, English, German
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver/guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
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  • See the foreboding Poenari Castle, home of Vlad the Impaler: the real Dracula
  • Visit the resting place of kings, the magnificent Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Watch wild brown bears relax by the side of the road as they wait for food
  • Learn the sad history of Agnes Monastery from your knowledgeable guide
  • Journey to Vidaru Dam, an epic 166 meter high damn that forms Lake Vidraru
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Discover the top attractions in Romania on this guided tour. You’ll see the resting place of kings, Curtea de Arges Monastery, visit the true home of Dracula, Poienari fortress, see wild brown bears waiting by the road, and more.

The tour will start with a visit to Curtea de Arges Monastery, found in the former capital of Romania, Arges. You’ll see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well as the famous Arges Monastery. Learn all about this important historical monument and its interesting, but sad story, from your guide.

Next up is one of Romania’s top attractions, Poenari Castle. This was the original castle of Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the story of Dracula. As you climb up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you’ll be walking in the steps of Dracula!

From there, it’s on to Vidraru Dam, which forms Lake Vidraru. Completed in 1966 on the Argeș River, the arch dam was primarily built to produce hydroelectricity. The dam's height is 166 meters, the arch length 305 meters, and it can store an incredible 465 million cubic meters of water.

Near Vidraru Dam is the final sight of the day: wild brown bears! You’ll be amazed by these great animals, calmly relaxing by the road. Finally, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with all the incredible sights from the day.

  • Private car
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry fees
  • Photo fees
  • Food and drinks

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