Dates: 12-23 June 2022
We are honored to have the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker as a guest lecturer on an adventure through the Carpathian Mountains, in search of the real location of the fictional Castle Dracula. We pass by Bran Castle, as well as other places related to historical and fictional figures connected to Bram Stoker's novel. We discover the genuine aura of Transylvanian culture, beyond myth and stereotypes.
Dates: (preliminary): June-Aug 2022
Join Dacre Stoker for a concentrated tour exploring the most important historical places related to the action in the novel DRACULA. We explore the Saxon villages of Transylvania, as well as the Székely culture to which the fictional Count Dracula belonged. This is a lighter version of the Grand Tour, touching upon the essential route. Let our Dracula experts and history devotees guide you.
Dates: 22-28 May 2022
Join Bram Stoker's great-grand-nephew Dacre Stoker & Transylvanian tour manager Nora Vintila for the 125th anniversary of the publication of the novel "DRACULA!". Over the course of this trip, we will visit the locations that played a large role in Bram’s life, his research and writing of Dracula: Whitby, England and Cruden Bay, Scotland. We also explore Edinburgh and Glasgow. Absorb the atmosphere, learn the history and enjoy the journey in Bram Stoker's footsteps.
Dates: 25-27 May 2022
Do you live in the UK or nearby? Or do you have a direct flight to Edinburgh? Are you too short on time to join the extended anniversary tour through England and Scotland? For those of you who wish to join us for the 125th Anniversary of Dracula, you can meet us in Edinburgh and join the tour from that point, for 3 magical days. We will celebrate May 26th, the publication date of the novel, over a festive dinner and audio-visual presentation together with Dacre Stoker.
Dates: (preliminary): April-October 2022
Relax and rediscover nature and history in the quiet German-Saxon town Sebes, or Mülbach as it was called in the Medieval times. Close to this quaint little town, there are exciting hiking routes, the natural park of the Red Ravine, called by many "The Grand Canyon of Transylvania". A bit more than one hours'drive from here, you find the deepest salt mine in Europe, 1 km under the earth - ground?. Vineyards, colorful cozy streets and majestic cliffs make your stay both exciting and relaxing.
Dates (preliminary): March-November 2022
Immerse yourself into nature, while enjoying the exciting search for the "black diamonds" of the forest. Following skillful local truffle hunters and their friendly yet determined specialist dogs, dive into this thrilling nature experience that brings you a big breath of fresh air, along with some really tasty trophies. At the end of a fruitful hunt, everybody will enjoy the culinary delight of this unique adventure. Nothing tastes better than a truffle meal made during a fun cooking class, with fresh ingredients.
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Nora meets you at the airport. After a relax & wine afternoon, Dacre introduces you to how his uncle wrote the novel Dracula.
Visit Bucharest’s old town, uncovering secrets from the communist dictatorship. Head towards the Carpathians.
Hike up to the Poienari Fortress, drive on the impressive road of the Transfagarasan and arrive to Sibiu later this evening.
After shopping and strolling around in charming Sibiu, we depart for Sighisoara. But not before we stop by in one of the colorful Saxon villages.
Some free time in Sighisoara. Later we head towards the region of the Borgo Pass and stop for a wine tasting in the idyllic highlands.
Start your day with a morning dip in the fresh mountain lake! Later on, we taste a variety of local cheese at a shepherd's farm.
Hiking day! We head towards the extinct volcano site of the mountain top where Bram Stoker placed Dracula’s fictional castle.
A local blacksmith visit, a Transylvanian beer tasting and a renaissance dinner at a Szekely manor, to the sound of live music.
Meet Katharina Siegel, Vlad Dracula’s mistress, in the quaint town of Brasov or Kronstadt as it's called by the German locals.
Picnic in the Carpathians, rosé wine and pine bark cheese. Candlelit dinner with a Victorian touch, on Bran Castle's premises.
A view of royal Peles Castle and a visit to Snagov Monastery, alleged burial site of Vlad Dracula. Romanian dances for dinner.
Your local guide Nora Vintila and your Dracula-host Dacre Stoker say "LA REVEDERE"! and see you off to the airport.
Transylvania, like most of Romania, has a temperate continental climate. Spring-summer temperatures 20-30° C. There is something fun to do in all seasons (hike or experience small towns in spring & fall, water resorts in summer, ski in winter).
Romanian is the official language. Some minority languages: Hungarian and German. As a visitor, you can manage easily if you speak English, German, Italian, Spanish or French. Romanians are friendly and helpful, just ask for directions.
1 EUR = 4.9 RON (Leu/Lei)
Romania’s currency is RON (Lei). You cannot shop with € here, except for at the airport and in a few other particular cases. ATM's are easy to find, credit card accepted in most shops, restaurants, hotels and museums.
Romania is part of the EU, but not part of Schengen. A valid passport is required for all overseas/ non-EU visitors. EU citizens can enter with a valid passport or with a national ID card. Consult us for questions regarding necessary travel documents.
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