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Poienari Fortress Day Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Arefu, Romania

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €39 EUR per person
  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Avg Distance

    350 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Monday - Sunday

  • Starting Location

    From your accommodation

  • Price Includes

    Pick up from accommodation, drop off at requested location, specialized guidance, safe and comfortable transport, unique and special cars for transport, photos on tour.

  • Notes

    We advise wearing comfortable shoes for climbing the 1480 steps


  • Explore the real Dracula's castle.
  • Climb the 1480 steps through the forest.
  • Discover the story behind the Dracula industry.
  • This tour is offered in small groups - don't get lost in the herd!

Trip Info

Allow us to introduce you the Poienari Fortress!

Many castles in Romania claim a connection to the notorious Wallachian prince Vlad Ţepeş Dracula (1431–76), aka ‘Vlad the Impaler,’ or simply  ’Dracula,’ but few claims are as legitimate and well-documented as this fortress, which stands on a cliff atop a mighty crag, just 30 km north of Curtea de Argeş. Climb the 1480 steps to the top to walk amid the rubble, dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries. Part of the fortification was built by Vlad Ţepeş, giving the fortress a decent claim to being the ‘real’ Dracula’s castle. Join us and find the out truth and history behind the great controversial story of Dracula.

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