Poienari Citadel - the Real Castle of Dracula

Poienari Citadel - the Real Castle of Dracula

This is a private tour.
Only your group will participate.
We pick-up you from your hotel and drive two hours to Poienari Fortress, the real castle of Vlad the Impaler.
The fortress is on a hilltop and we have to climb 1500 steps on foot.
Once at the top the view is fantastic and the ruins of the 15th century will delight our eyes.
The tour includes a stop at the Curtea de Arges monastery, the most beautiful church in Walachia and also the place where the four kings of Romania are buried.
We will also stop at the Vidra Dam, An impressive construction of 166 meters high and 310 meters long that establishes a lake of 10 km.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan, Arefu 117040 Romania

The fortress of a legendary Prince Vlad the Impaler.
Surrounded by legends and forests, overlooking the abys from its high-altitude location, the fortress of Poenari is part of the legacy of the mythical Vlad the Impaler. This medieval prince, praised for his victories against the Turks and his ultimate sense of justice, was also dreaded for his extreme punishments against traitors.

Vlad the Impaler who ruled Walachia three times (1448, 1456-1462, 1476) enlarged the fortress of Poenari. He built a 60 meters long and 10-15 meters wide rock curtain around the original three levels tower. Curious enough, the legends of the time mention the prince forcing traitor boyards to build the fortress by themselves as punishment for their conspiracies.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Vidraru Dam, DN7C, Curtea de Arges 117040 Romania

One of the biggest dams in Romania, is located on the southern part of the high-altitude Transfagarasan Road. Built during 1961 and 1965, the dam is truly impressive: 166 meters high.
The Lake has a surface of 870 hectares and 10 km Ienght.
The dam has 42 km underground galleries plus an underground power plant.
An ambitious communist project that was done, unfortunately, with the cost of many human lives.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Bulevardul Basarabilor 1, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania

is one of the most famous attractions in Romania. It’s also an excellent choice if you’re looking to discover centuries-old religious sites. Its unique architectural style makes it special even in Romania, a country that has hundreds of religious monuments.

Built 500 years ago, the church became one of the most important in Southern Romania. Its original architecture inspired for centuries that of many other churches, but none came close to it.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Baneasa Airport, Bucharest Romania

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Poienari Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery

Not Included

  • Lunch


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