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Halloween in the land of Dracula

Halloween in the land of Dracula

 

For the first two monetary emissions, Vlad used his emblem, the dragon, therefore, the Romanians whose word stock is mainly Latin, nicknamed him Dracul – Dracula (from Latin Draco – onis). In Romanian Drac means Devil. This nickname turned into surname for his descendants, Vlad, his son being known as such. Vlad Tepes ruled Valachia from 1456 and nowadays he is known also as Price Dracula.


DAY 1

Arrival in Bucharest (capital of the country, established in 1459 by Prince Dracula) and transfer to a 3* Hotel. Accommodation. Depending on the time of arrival, a short tour of Bucharest could be organized. Fancy dinner at Dracula’s Club.

DAY 2

After breakfast, visit to the ruins of Dracula’s residency. Departure through Pitesti toSibiu. We proceed to Arefu (it is said that the descendants of Dracula’s soldiers are there) and visit the ruins of one of Dracula’s fortresses (at Poienari). Arrival in Sibiu - a wonderful Saxon city - sightseeing. Accommodation at an elegant 3* Hotel in the heart of the city. Nice classic dinner.

DAY 3 
Departure to Sighisoara, a city from the middle of Transylvania and Romania. Sighisoara lies at an intersection of mythological, mythic and historic power-lines of dracularian roots. Sure, it  is  also the best - preserved 15 century-walled town in Europe, the birth-place of Prince Vlad the Impaler-Dracula, the site of many witch-trials, of the school attended by Herman Oberth, inventor of the first modern rockets and developer of the Apollo program. So, what do you think? Sighisoara is a small walled-town - first come, first served. And, as usual, please dare candidate for "Miss Transylvania", dear ladies, knowing you will be crowned "Countess Dracula" if you win, to be the pair of the Count for one year.
 

DAY 4 
After breakfast sightseeing of Sighisoara, taking part to the cultural feasts, later - free time to prepare for the Halloween party. This year, The Little Shop from Hell will again offer those weird "After-Life Insurances" and "Indulgences" for 5 sins each, for just a few hours; a small counter of Count Dracula Treasures may have a few items to offer (snatched from Castle Dracula), and the rarer items will be auctioned. But the Event will be the Investiture of Miss Transylvania (at midnight) as Countess Dracula - to be the pair of the Count for one year. The "Halloweenest" costume and mask will again be rewarded, and those who could guess who the Count was - under his disguise - will receive a full tour, free, at choice. See, the problem is to survive this night (highly unlikely) and enjoy the prizes. Special Halloween dinner, accommodation in Sighisoara (3* hotel).

 

DAY 5 
After breakfast departure to Viscri, visit of the fortified church and lunch in a peasant house. This village is under direct patronage of Charles, prince of England and it will be nice to discover why he has chosen this forgotten village to help the community. In the afternoon city tour of medieval Brasov, the second important city of Transylvania and dinner with floor-show at "The Citadel" in Brasov. Check-in.


DAY 6 
Departure to Bucharest. Sightseeing the Romanian capital (the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon, belonging to the Communist dictator Ceausescu – also called The Modern Dracula, for his cruel and abusive domination; and an walking tour in the old part of Bucharest: old court). This last evening you will have a special farewell dinner in a very fancy restaurant with music and dance show, in the spirit of the period of the 30’s in Bucharest, when our capital was called “The Little Paris”.

DAY 7 
Departure back home.