No place on Earth conjures images of gothic horror quite like Transylvania. Beyond Bram Stoker’s famous Count Dracula and Ceausescu’s equally horrifying reign of terror exists a land of surprising natural beauty, remarkably preserved medieval villages and a very modern capital city. From Bran Castle in Brasov and the pristine forests outside Viscri, to the shabby chic of Bucharest, this tour delivers the real, resplendent Romania.
- Travel through Transylvania and see the gothic churches and castles that inspired the legend behind the world’s most famous vampire, Count Dracula. In Brasov, listen to ghost stories and legends about the Black Church and city fortifications
- Visit Viscri’s 15th-century fortified church and hear how this church saved locals from invaders. Afterwards visit a local in her home and be entertained by stories about village life.
- Delve into the communist past and the thriving, artistic present-day vibe of Bucharest, a surprisingly dynamic city on the edge of Eastern Europe.
- Experience delicious home-cooked meals and true Romanian hospitality on a visit to some of the country’s lesser known towns and villages. Embark on a horse and cart ride with a local coachman through a landscape of rolling hills and wildflower meadows.