Sightseen, Adventure & Fun

Day trip to Bran Castle & Poienari Fortress

Bran Castle: It was build by the Teuton knights in 13Th century as a defense fortress to protect the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. In the 15Th century Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) was incarcerate here. For century people are looking for the truth behind Dracula. On this trip you'll hear the legend, the truth and true stories of the locals. You'll taste the local produce and most important you'll have fun.
  Bran   Castle     Interior Bran Castle 

From Bran we depart to Poienari Fortress crossing trough the Rucar-Bran valley.
The view is spectacular as we pas by the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains on our way to Wallachia.

DraculaPoienari Fortress: Is placed on the highest cliff around Arges gorgeous at 850m, sorounded by spectacular landscape and to get here you’ll hick the 1480 steps. The first documents mentioning poienari fortress are from the 14th century when here was only a surveillance tower.
In 1457 Dracula used the unfaithful landowners to rebuild it.
On Easter Day in he trapped them at the religious service in the church and forced them to walk to Poienari. Once there, he raised his sword toward the old fortress ruins and ordered them to repair and consolidate it in 1 week.
It's hard to believe this can be the truth, but the legend says that the people preferred hard work instead of being impaled. Lots of them lost their lives there as they had to climb the steep hill, but they finished the construction in 1 week, as ordered. All those alive were forgiven by Vlad Tepes because he decided they'd learned their lesson.

Poienari Fortress     Bran-Rucar pass

Tour details

  • 1 person - 125 euro
  • 2 persons - 150 euro
  • 3-6 person - 50 euro/person
  • +6 persons - 40 euro/person
  • Transport by private car/minivan
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included: Entrance fees at Museums


Similar trips:
Bran, Curtea de Arges, Vidraru dam & Real Dracula's Castle