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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Bran Castle - Courtyard
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Bran Castle -
"Dracula's Castle"
Chindia Tower at the ruins of the palace of Vlad Dracula.
Chindia Tower
Statue of Vlad Dracula at Tirgoviste.
Vlad Statue - Tirgoviste
Snagov Monestery, purported tomb of Vlad Dracula.
Snagov Monestery

 

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Castle Dracula Hotel, from
the Borgo Pass.
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Bram Stoker, author of "Dracula"
Dracula
author

Transylvania, the land of Dracula
Transylvania

Are you interested in taking a tour of those parts of Transylvania related to Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula?  This page provides helpful information.  If you decide to take the trip, you may use the resources listed at the bottom of the page.

The following sites specifically provide Dracula Tours:

  • www.mysteriousjourneys.com - This site purports to be the official travel agency of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula.  Their 8-day Dracula tour required of new initiates has now become a popular tour with the public at large.  Tour guides can expected to be experts on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    Click here  for information about their pricing
  • www.toursromania.com - This site offers the "Classic Dracula Tour, and includes a seven-day itinerary, including a "Jonathan Harker Dinner" at the Count Dracula's Club, lunch at the "Golden Crown Hotel" in Bistrita, a drive through the Borgo Pass and accommodations at Castle Dracula, in addition to other sights related to Vlad Tepes (the Historical Dracula).

Sites located in Romania specifically related to Dracula:

  • BISTRITZ 

    Bistritz is a town of about 50,000 in northern-central Transylvania, established in the 12th century. It was on the main rail line from Vienna and Budapest, the route that Jonathan Harker takes in Chapter 1 of Dracula

    In Stoker's novel Jonathan Harker stays at the Golden Crown Hotel before traveling eastward to meet Count Dracula.  While there was no hotel by that name in Bistritz when Stoker wrote the novel, one has been built to accommodate the interests of visitors who come to the area having read the novel.  As a matter of fact, it is possible to drop in at the restaurant and have the very meal that Harker has in the novel - the "robber steak".
  • BORGO PASS 

    A far more important site for Dracula fans is the Borgo Pass (located in the "Birgau" valley).  In the novel, Harker leaves Bistritz and heads eastward on the road that linked Transylvania with Bukovina (Moldavia), still the main route today through the eastern range of the Carpathian Mountains.  While the area is not nearly as rugged as in the novel, some of the description is accurate: green sloping land, farmhouses, wooded mountains, fruit orchards.

    At a high point in the Borgo Pass is Romania's one major concession to the Dracula of the West - the Castle Dracula Hotel, built in the early 1980s in the general area where Stoker located the fictional castle in his novel. While this hotel caters to tourists looking for the vampire Count (it even has a crypt complete with coffin), it has the advantage of being in the "right" fictional location, and the view of the Pass is magnificent.


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Tours and sightseeing within Transylvania and Romania
Group / Sightseeing Tours


Viator.com
Tours and sightseeing within Transylvania and RomaniaCar rental.
Day and sightseeig tours to Baia Mare, Brasov, Bucharest, Sibiu or Tulcea.  Visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), the History Museum and Miercurea Sibiului (fortress of Vlad's Grandfather, Mircea the Old, built in 1356).
www.viator.com

"Transylvania and Beyond"Tours and sightseeing within Transylvania and Romania
A comprehensive two-week tour of Romania and Budapest (Hungary) that includes many of the the typical "Transylvania" stops (Bran Castle, Sighisoara).  It also includes the painted monasteries of Bukovina, considered some of the greatest artistic monuments of Europe.
www.4real.co.uk/trips/Transylvania-and-Beyond.html
Airfare to Romania and Transylvania
Airfare and other accommodations
EconomyTravel.com Economy Travel Airfare
Discount airfare to Bucharest and other destinations in Romania, using primarily European-based airlines.  They boast the cheapest international airfare on the Web.  International airfare only.  Additional discounts are offered to groups, church groups and missionary travel.
www.economytravel.com
Hotels and other lodging within Romania and Transylvania
Hotels and Lodging

HotelsRomania.com
Hotels and other lodging within Romania and Transylvania
Search easily for hotels in Bucharest and other cities of Romania.  View photos of each hotel, check for availability and obtain a full up-front price quote.
www.hotelsromania.com

Octopus TravelHotels and other lodging within Romania and Transylvania
Search for cheap and off-beat hotels throughout Romania.  View photos of each hotel, check for availability and obtain a full up-front price quote.  Group rates available.
www.octopustravel.com
Car Rental

Auto Europe
Car rental.
This very nice Web site provides car rentals throughout Europe, including Romania.  It offers a wide selection of vehicle types to chose from.  Also, of the various car rental companies inquired in to, this site offered the best selection of pick-up and drop-off locations for Bucharest, Romania.
www.autoeurope.com
Train or rail service within Europe, Romania and Transylvania
Train - Rail Europe and the Europass
Eurail passes
Rail Europe Train or rail service within Europe, Romania and Transylvania
Purchase the popular Europass or other rail options.  Travel within Romania or between Romania and another country.  Use the interactive rail map to plan your trip.
www.raileurope.com
Maps and guide books to Romania and Transylvania
Maps and Guidebooks to Romania (and other Gear)
 
TravelEssentials.comMaps and guide books to Romania and Transylvania
Purchase road and rail maps of Europe, including the detailed Michelin map of Europe (which includes Romania).  Also purchase European travel guides and other travel essentials.
www.travelessentials.com

Maps to Download
Maps of Romania and Transylvania
A map of Romania with sites related to Vlad Dracula.
Maps of Romania and Transylvania
A map of castles located within Romania.
Transylvania, within current Romania
A map of Transylvania.
Additional Transylvania Links


Learn more about the "Dracula Land" theme park
Learn more about Vlad Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)
Experience Travelogues from others who 
have visited Transylvania
"Transylvania and Beyond"

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