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– Ghost Hunt: On this trip you will enjoy an overnight ghost hunt at the imposing Corvin Castle. A famous haunted location on every ghost hunters bucket list.
– The Nun: Visit two amazing sights related to the Nun movie, the filming location of Corvin Castle and the real life monastery known as “Carța Monastery”.
– Sighisoara: A UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in the 12th century and birth place of Vlad Dracula, a colourful medieval town with lots to see and do.
Upon your arrival at our hotel “Hotel Rin, Sibiu” we will get you checked in and settled into your room before we meet up as a group for the first time tonight. We choose to hold our welcome meetings in a relaxed environment over some delicious local food, it’s a great way to break the ice and for you to get to know us and your fellow travellers.
Sibiu is a beautiful place, it also happens to be the home of our regular local guide who is passionate about this place. For anyone wanting to see Sibiu as we will be leaving early the next morning, we have arranged a night walk around the city.
Hotel Rin 3* – Breakfast
The adventure begins as we make the short journey to Hunedoara, with a visit to what is arguably the most beautiful castle in the world, Corvin Castle. The castle was also the filming location for the the blockbuster movie “The Nun” in place of the real Carța Monastery. Construction of the castle began in 1446 over the former keep of Charles I of Hungary on the order of Voivode of Transylvania John Hunyadi. Corvin Castle was built in a Renaissance-Gothic style, its large and imposing yet beautiful with its tall towers, bastions, courtyards, coloured roofs and stunning stone carvings.
The castle was well fortified for the time with a double wall construction for enhanced fortification, with its circular and rectangle towers the castle was well defended and considered an architectural innovation for the period. According to legends Corvin Castle is the place Vlad the Impaler, the Prince of Wallachia was imprisoned by John Hunyadi Hungary’s regent and military leader. During Vlad’s imprisonment his second cousin Vladislav II was installed as the ruler of Wallachia. Vlad is believed to have been held in the castle’s underground dungeons, its said Vlad went insane during the time he was help captive. Records are unable to find anything on Vlads whereabouts in that time which all suggests that he really was imprisoned in Corvin Castle.
When night falls we will travel back to Corvin Castle for our ghost hunt, we have the castle all to ourselves from 9pm until 1am. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided tour of the castle by an expert guide, then it’s lights out and the hunt begins. We have access to all of the castle, no limits.
We will spend the rest of the day exploring this small city including a visit to the Torture Museum. They where very creative back in the Middle Ages.
Hotel Gradistea 3* – Breakfast
The nun theme continues this morning, on route to Bran we will make at stop at Carța Monastery, the monastery which “The Nun” movie is based on, well kind of. Carța Monastery constructed in the early 1200s is actually the oldest gothic fortified church in Eastern Europe. Unfortunately much of Carța Monastery is in ruins due to bombings during WWII, however it doesn’t take much imagination to visualise just how beautiful of a place it was. It will come as little surprise that Carța Monastery is said to be one of the most haunted places in Romania.
Carța Monastery’s story and that of “The Nun” are different, it’s Monks who haunt this monastery. The Monks have literally never left the monastery, in its courtyard lay the remains of dozens on Monks who died within the walls. One of the most common reported paranormal activity is seeing these Monks walking around the monastery. Two unmarked graves were also discovered, the bodies were over 6.5 feet tall which was unheard of at the time in the region. Many people suggest that the bodies may well have been vampires and buried at the monastery to hide their existence.
Continuing on our next stop today is Fagaras Fortress, an imposing fortification even by todays standards. The fortress was originally a wooden structure which was burned to the ground in around 1240. In 1310 a stone fortification was built in its place, over the years it expanded to become one of the greatest Transylvanian fortifications. Fagaras would have been almost impossible to attack thanks to it’s big and very deep moat. Its quite a sight.
In more modern times, during communist control Fagaras was turning into a prison for those not politically aligned. Today Fagaras is a museum with varied catalogue ranging from Roman to more modern items.
Hotel Gradistea 3* – Breakfast
Today we visit what is without a doubt one of the most famous castles in the world, Bran Castle for a day tour. Situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia the Castle is commonly referred to as Dracula’s castle as it is said author Bram Stoker used the castle as inspiration for his 1897 novel “Dracula”. Bran Castle is now a museum showcasing relics from the past along with an extensive collection of personal belongings from Queen Marie of Romania.
It will come as no surprise to hear that Bran Castle is said to be incredibly haunted by 100s of spirits, with a bloody and disturbing history dating back as far as 1212 when the site was originally a stronghold for the Teutonic Knights. One of the most famous ghosts said to still roam the castle is Queen Marie of Romania who used the castle as her summer residence, it’s said she fell deeply in love with Bran Castle and even death couldn’t separate them.
Next we visit Rasnov Fortress, perched high in the hills this impressive fortress, constructed between 1211 to 1225 was built as a defensive structure to help protect Transylvania from invading armies and also acted as a refuge to local inhabitants during war. Rasnov fortress is one of the biggest and best preserved fortresses in Romania.
Lastly we visit Brasov’s old town a historical gem, famed for its cobbled streets, towering medieval walls, baroque, gothic and renaissance architecture, its imposing Black Church which dates back over 600 years is one of the most iconic historical landmarks in the area if not the country.
Hotel Gradistea 3* – Breakfast
This morning we make our way to see Viscri, a small Saxon village with a population of approximately 500. Viscri is one of the best preserved and most beautiful Saxon villages in Transylvania. An area of significant historical interest in the village is UNESCO World Heritage Site Viscri fortified church. The original structure of the church was built in the 1100s by the Szekely and was very modest in size compared to today’s church. The Saxons would go on to take over the area and build their own church on the foundations of the original. Over the years the church would be destroyed, rebuilt and fortifications added to protect the village.
Sighisoara is our next stop of the day and our home for the night. Sighisoara is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and its easy to see why walking the streets is almost like being taken back in time with the city’s brightly coloured buildings, old winding cobbled roads and Ancient fortifications.
Asides from being absolutely beautiful Sighisoara’s claim to fame is that its the birth place of one of Romania most famous sons, Vlad III AKA Vlad Dracula, Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler. The house of Vlads birth still stands today and is now a museum and restaurant.
Other things to see in Sighisoara are “The Church on the Hill” climb 175 steps to reach the church in a unique and enclosed wooden structure. The cities many towers, out of the original 14 towers nine remain with the most famous being the cities iconic “Clock Tower”. The city has many museums with the most well known being the cities weapons museum and torture museum.
Hotel Onix 3* – Breakfast
Trip ends in Sibiu. Hotel checkout is around 11am. Your Really Haunted tour manager will be around the hotel all day to help until everyone has left. If your flight is a later one you can store your luggage in their room.
Hotel Onix 3* – Breakfast
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– Small group travel: “Small groups, Big adventure” is our company motto. Travel is all about discovery and unique experiences, sometimes too many people can spoil individual experiences, that’s why we limit most of our trips to just 18 travellers.
– Accommodation: The accommodation used on this trip is classed as “Standard”. The hotels are usually rated between 3* to 4*. We always aim to be within walking distance of the city centre however we can’t always guarantee it.
– Trip pace: Our “Full On” trip pace category is for travellers who like their trips full of daily activities, visiting as many amazing locations as possible. Often these trips involve early morning starts and some long days.
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