The Isle of Snagov and the Snagov Monastery - Cross a moat by rowboat to arrive at Vlad's tomb. The richly dressed corpse, exhumed in 1931, had been decapitated. In the place of a human skeleton were the bones of an animal.

Bran Castle - is a dark, gloomy edifice towering over a bed of stone, gruesome yet beautiful as a preserved fortress. The castle, built in 1377, is an important national monument and landmark of Transylvania, due not only to the majestic beauty of the castle and the uncanny landscape, but also to the legend of Count Dracula. In the park area, there is a open-air gypsy bazaar where you will find the best selection of Dracula dolls, shirts, souvenirs & memorabilia in Transylvania.

Brasov - one of three major centers in Transylvania established in Vlad's time. It was in Brasov that Vlad enjoyed his meals while hundreds of villagers died on stakes at the base of Timpa Hill. Also, don't miss to visit the "Black Church".

Sighisoara - the best preserved medieval town in all of Europe, and birthplace of Vlad. Visit the gory Torture room and Witch's Trial, the outdoor grave sites and historic Clock Tower.

The Borgo Pass - you will pass rivers, trees, swamps and mountains, capturing the essence of Harker's trail through the Carpethian Mountains

Poenari Castle - most Dracula purists consider the Poenari Castle to be the true Castle of Dracula. The Citadel was built in 1459 by Turkish prisoners and served as a fortress for Vlad Dracula and his family. It also provided the Romanians with a nearly unreachable point of defense in guarding the entrance to the Arges Valley.

Hunedoara Castle - Vlad III Dracula was imprisoned in the Hunedoara Castle (1462) by the king Matthias Corvin. After 7 years Vlad Dracula was recognized at the court to be an devoted ally.

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