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Dracula - Reality or Myth - Bran&Peles Castle and Dracula's real residence

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Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania

Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania

Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca), Str. Justice, No. 7, Targoviste 130 014 Romania

Visit the capital of Walachia, the beautiful Targoviste, formerly the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The fort was built for the first time by the grandfather of Vlad III, or by Mircea the Oldest, at the end of the 14th century, to be then expanded and restored by his nephew. Then Vlad Dracula added the beautiful ChindiaTower, which dates back to the 15th century.

Duration: 1 hour
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