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Vlad Tepes inspired the famous Bram Stoker character Dracula, but he was no vampire and he likely never even lived at Bran although his rule included numerous conflicts in Transylvania. The tour company has rented out the entire property for the spooky celebration, and in addition to providing a visit of the estate, will be setting up a party tent just outside that will be serving food, drinks, and dance music for costumed revelers to enjoy into the night. The three-day tour continues on to the medieval, cobblestoned city of Brasov, before returning to its starting point, the capital city of Bucharest. The seven-day tour also includes a visit to the culturally vibrant Transylvanian town of Sibiu, as well as the nearby city of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 16 th century.
Bran Castle , situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated along the border of the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. However, he did use the Bran Gorge when traversing the mountains. In —, the castle was used in defense against the Ottoman Empire , and later became a customs post on the mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia.
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