Enshrouded in mist and mythology, the Romanian region of Transylvania is a natural and architectural banquet that must not be missed. This private full-day tour takes you to some of the area’s highlights, including the 16th-century Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poienari Castle, the former fortress of Vlad the Impaler. Ascend 1,400 stairs to the summit of a medieval fortress, marvel at the stunning scenery surrounding the Vidrai Dam, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your Brasov hotel.
Private 10-hour tour of Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, and the Vidrai Dam from Brasov
Tick off three Transylvania highlights in only one day
Uncover the mysteries of the 16th-century Curtea de Arges Monastery
Ascend 1,400 steps to the summit of Poienari Castle, the former fortress of Vlad the Impaler
At 9am at your Brasov hotel, climb aboard a private vehicle destined for the Curtea de Arges Monastery. During the scenic 3-hour drive, you’ll travel through the Carpathian Mountains and listen to tales of Transylvania from your guide.
Your first stop is the Curtea de Arges Monastery, a 16th-century structure considered one of Romania’s most important pilgrimage sites. During your tour of the grounds, you’ll hear legends of pregnant women trapped inside the walls and men who attempted to fly to the moon with wooden wings.
Proceed to the ruins of Poienari Castle, the former fortress of Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian ruler that inspired the character of Count Dracula. Please note, more that 1,400 steps must be ascended in order to reach the top of the fortress; therefore a moderate level of fitness is required.
After the reward of panoramic vistas from the top of the fortress, continue to Vidaru Dam to admire it stunning natural situation, Capture countless photographs and then relax during the journey back to Brasov, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Absolutely brilliant tour. Some of...
, Sep 2016
Absolutely brilliant tour. Some of us were not that fit but, we all still made it up to Vlad's Citadel.
Charismatic guide with lots of knowledge on the places I visited. Fair bit of driving but, the time flew by due to our guides stories and humour.
Great day would certainly recommend this tour.