Dacre Stoker, the great grandnephew of the author Bram Stoker, is organizing a literary expedition to celebrate 125 years since the novel Dracula was published. For the past 15 years, Dacre has made a thorough analysis of his uncle's work and discovered exciting details in his research and writing of his famous novel.
England and Scotland are the destinations for this celebratory expedition, as this is where Bram Stoker spent much of his writing time. Dacre is himself a best-selling author and continues the family's literary tradition, he reveals exciting facts about each local connection to the writing of the novel Dracula throughout the journey.
During this trip we will visit places that played a big role in Bram Stoker's life, in his research and writing of the novel. We will experience the coastal town of Whitby, with its iconic abbey ruins. We will also explore Cruden Bay in Scotland, the picturesque fishing village where Bram wrote most of Dracula. There will be other interesting stops on our journey, to provide a perspective of the history and culture of the area. The highlight of the trip is the celebratory dinner at the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel on May 26, exactly 125 years after the novel came into print.
Good to know before the tour!
Some of the hikes in Whitby and Cruden Bay are strenuous and will require waterproof, above the ankle, footwear. May’s weather in Yorkshire and coastal Scotland can be unpredictable, so waterproof rain gear and layers are recommended.
With Transylvanian local guide/tour manager Nora Vintila and great grand nephew of Bram Stoker, international best selling author Dacre Stoker.
Please note that all activities are subject to change, due to local conditions and to the pandemic situation. We can assure you that Experience Transylvania and Dacre Stoker strive for the perfect experience for you as a guest, which is why we might change certain activities for better or more appropriate ones, in case the itinerary, the weather conditions or the safety of the sites impose that case.
By submitting your booking request, you simply inform us of your wish to join this tour. At the moment, this submission does not involve any obligations for you as a tentative guest. The contract between you as a traveler and Experience Transylvania as an organizer starts only when you’ve received the final program, along with the terms & conditions, and when you’ve paid your booking fee amounting 200 € (non-refundable).