Romania Ghost Hunt – Apr 23

Bran Ghost Hunt – 23 - 27 Apr

Romania Ghost Hunt – Apr 23

Starts:
April 23, 2018
6:45 AM
Ends:
April 27, 2018
5:00 PM
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Join us for a trip back in time to Romania as we delve into the legend of Dracula and the real life Vlad the Impaler. Our journey starts at London Stansted were we depart for Bucharest.

23rd of April. On landing in Bucharest we will make our way to Bran, Transylvania which will be our home for the duration of the trip. We will be staying in the Resort Moeciu – Hotel Gradistea.

24rd of April. Refreshed and raring to go today we will be visiting Sibiu an amazing city with so much to see. Sibiu was the largest and wealthiest of the seven walled citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons.

We will also be visiting Fagaras Fortress. Today, the beautifully preserved fortress houses the Fagaras County Museum, displaying Roman artifacts, a collection of medieval weapons and traditional folk crafts.

25th of April. Today we head off to the birth place of Vlad the Impaler (the house of his birth still stands today), Sighisoara Citadel. This is a wonderful location with lots to see and do.

We will also be visiting Rupea Fortress one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania. With documented history dating back to 1324.

26th of April. The big day, Bran Castle ghost hunt, we will have the Castle all to ourselves for our exclusive ghost hunt.

Before that we will be taking in a few more local sights in Rasnov Citadel. The citadel was built as part of a defence system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions.

We will also be visiting Brasov. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.

27th of April. Homeward bound, on the way back to Bucharest Airport we make a very special stop at Snagov Monastery, a beautiful little island on which Vlad the Impalers headless body is located.

Flight Info
Departing from London Stansted (STN) 8:45am meet 2 hours before at 6:45am for check in.
Return flight Bucharest (OTP) 16:05pm.

Baggage, each person has a 10kg hand luggage allowance.

Hotel Info
4 Nights Resort Moeciu – Hotel Gradistea (Bran).

There is a single room supplement of £15.00 per night ( 4 nights in total – £60.00 ) payable 4 weeks before event.

Please make sure you have up to date travel insurance.

To Bran, Transylvania 23rd April

Resort Moeciu

Hotel Gradistea nestled between the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountain ranges Hotel Gradistea is a picturesque resort. Rooms have a private bathroom, a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Guests have access to spa facilities such as indoor pool, dry sauna and hot tub. The property has a pub with home cinema, darts, billiards, table tennis, karaoke and free WiFi internet access. At an additional cost, guests have access to the indoor pool and tennis courts along with many activities.

Sibiu 24rd April

Sibiu

Sibiu an amazing city with so much to see. Sibiu was the largest and wealthiest of the seven walled citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons.

Sibiu’s Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feeling. Sections of the medieval wall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets pass steep-roofed 17th century buildings with gable overhangs before opening into vast, church-dominated squares such as Great Square and Little Square.

Fagaras Fortress 24rd April

Fagaras Fortress

Fagaras Fortress. Today, the beautifully preserved fortress houses the Fagaras County Museum, displaying Roman artifacts, a collection of medieval weapons and traditional folk crafts.

Built in 1310 on the site of a former 12th century wooden fortress (burned by the Tartars in 1241), Fagaras was enlarged between the 15th and 17th centuries and was considered one of the strongest fortifications in Transylvania. The fortress was surrounded by a deep moat which, in times of war or social unrest, could easily be filled with water from a nearby mountain brook. A bridge over the moat provided the only access point. The fortress boasts three floors and five towers.

Sighisoara Citadel 25th April

Sighisoara Citadel

The Historic Centre of Sighisoara (Sighisoara Citadel) is the old historic center of the town of Sighi?oara (German: Schäßburg, Hungarian: Segesvár), Romania, built in the 12th century by Saxon colonists under the Latin name Castrum Sex. It is an inhabited medieval citadel that, in 1999, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 850-year-old testament to the history and culture of the Transylvanian Saxons.

Birthplace of Vlad III the Impaler (Vlad Tepes). The house still stands today.

Rupea Fortress 25th April

Rupea Fortress

Rupea Fortress is one of the most interesting medieval castles in Romania. Guarded by thick strong walls, the fortress is located on top of a hill near the Carpathian Mountains.

Many historians believe that Rupea Fortress was in fact built on old Dacian ruins. It is said that this is the very same place of a very important Dacian settlement. The Dacians living here were scattered as Romans conquered this crucial ancient fortress. Some say that this settlement was actually the place where, after long and exhausting battles, Decebal, the last Dacian King, committed suicide, so that he wouldn’t fall prisoner in the hands of the Romans. He cut his throat with a single move of his knife.

Brasov 26th April

Brasov

Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.

Brasov Downtown Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels*, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.

Rasnov Citadel 26th April

Rasnov

Rasnov Citadel, is located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian Mountains, 650 ft. above the town of Rasnov. First mentioned in an official document in 1331, the fortress was built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invading Tartars and was later enlarged by the local Saxon population.

Recently, the old fortress has been restored to its former glory and today, you can visit the impressive remains. There is also a museum here, hidden behind the ancient walls, where you can find a skeleton buried beneath a glass floor, as well as some other interesting artifacts. The inner rooms are maze-like, with several wooden ladders linking them and a few so-called secret passages which should keep you busy for quite awhile.

Bran Castle 26th Ghost Hunt April

Bran Castle

Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Bran Castle is a dramatic, 14th-century castle, former royal residence & legend of Count Dracula inspiration. This will be one hell of a ghost hunt!

Snagov Monastery 27th April

Snagov Monastery

On a tiny island in a lake just outside of Bucharest stands Snagov Monastery which local tradition states is the burial place of Vlad the Impaler. Originally founded in the 14th century and later excavated in 1933, the monastery is a seemingly simple place of worship taking advantage of the calm its water-locked isolation brings. However, the story goes that after his notoriously cruel lifetime, Vlad Tepes III was buried in the church as per his request prior to his death. Vlad the Impalers headless body was laid to rest in the Monastery. His head it is said was taken to Turkey.

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