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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dracula's Transylvania with Dacre Stoker

Sibiu, RomaniaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Gloria

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this online journey, we embark together with 3 knowledgeable guides:

-Dacre Stoker: best selling author, the great grand nephew of novelist Bram Stoker, revealing the creational process of Count Dracula as a fictional figure
- Nora Vintila: experienced and witty local guide in Romania, leading you through Transylvania's surprising landscape and culture, and uncovering exciting details from Vlad Dracula's life
-Gloria Andersson: Transylvanian journalist and travel expert, as your service-minded hostess

Our talks are based on history, solid research of Bram Stoker's manuscripts, as well as intriguing legends. Everything is spiced up with colorful photos or candid videos of charming Transylvanian citadels, as well as Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle.

Have a glass of your favorite drink within reach, lean back, relax and enjoy the virtual visit to Transylvania's quaint medieval towns and fascinating landscapes.

We conclude with a pleasant mingle & questions session, to allow you to go in-depth. You will be able to ask the questions you've always wanted to ask about Dracula and Transylvania, live.

Together, we will dig beyond deeply buried secrets and symbols created around the "vampire count".

The truth behind the myth has many shapes, but we reveal the essence of it and we let you enjoy it at a leisurely pace.

Welcome to Transylvania!
On this online journey, we embark together with 3 knowledgeable guides:

-Dacre Stoker: best selling author, the great grand nephew of novelist Bram Stoker, revealing the creational process of Count Dracula as a fictional figure
- Nora Vintila: experienced and witty local guide in Romania, leading you through Transylvania's surprising landscape and culture, and uncovering exciting details from Vlad Dracula's life
-Gloria Ande…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Gloria can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $220.

What to bring

  • Some vampire/medieval/victorian accessory to enhance the atmosphere - optional
  • A glass of your favorite drink - optional
  • Curiosity instead of garlic
From $25
/ person
Wed, Mar 10
$25 per person
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)
$25 per person
Sat, Mar 13
$25 per person
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
Thu, Mar 18
$25 per person
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)
$25 per person

Meet your host, Gloria

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 13 Reviews
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“Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring”. That's how Count Dracula welcomed his guest, in Bram Stoker's celebrated novel published 1897.

So, welcome to my homeland, Transylvania!

I'm Gloria, a licensed guide and journalist, born and raised in Transylvania. Since 2004 I've been a tour leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on my home country, Romania.

As a travel professional and history devotee, I am happy to show you around through Transylvanian culture.

I am grateful to have such valuable co-hosts like best selling author Dacre Stoker and local guide Nora Vintila, to guide our guests through the corridors of history and fiction.

Together, we reveal the essence of the Dracula concept, as close to real historical facts as it gets.
“Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring”. That's how Count Dracula welcomed his guest, in Bram Stoker's celebrated novel published 1897.

So, welcome to my homeland, Transylvania!

I'm Gloria, a licensed guide and journalist, born and raised in Transylvania. Since 2004 I've been a tour leader in Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on my home country, Romania.

As a travel professional and history devotee, I…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Eddie
February 2021
It was a very pleasurable and insightful good time which has reinforced my desire to make it to Transylvania in the near future.
Tricia
February 2021
This tour of Transylvania was very interesting! I had no idea that the novel Dracula was thought out and researched in as much detail as it was. It was lovely to hear from such passionate hosts about Romanian history, superstition, and the novel by Bram Stoker. We hope to visit in person one day!
This tour of Transylvania was very interesting! I had no idea that the novel Dracula was thought out and researched in as much detail as it was. It was lovely to hear from such p…
Corinna
February 2021
What an impressive and fun tour - even better than expected. Gloria, Nora and Dacre (Stoker) are 3 engaging witty hosts and enthusiastic storytellers and I loved the vibrant interaction between them - and us. They created a very welcoming atmosphere. The stories about Dracula and Transylvania were really fascinating and I enjoyed the well-thought and high quality experience with authentic material, great pictures and videos. I hope to come to beautiful Transylvania in person one day. I highly recommend this enjoyable tour.
What an impressive and fun tour - even better than expected. Gloria, Nora and Dacre (Stoker) are 3 engaging witty hosts and enthusiastic storytellers and I loved the vibrant intera…
Marcel
February 2021
I recommend this to everyone who wants to dive into the world of Transylvania before going there in real life. It was a very well prepared experience with extraordinary effort by the hosts. 3 hosts will tell you about what inspired the author of Dracula in writing the book and how the fictional character links to the real world in Transylvania, Romania. I dare you to find anyone better than telling you about the authors thoughts than his own great grandnephew who also co hosts this experience!! how cool is that! all in all it was a very informative evening that made us talk what we had just learned even after the experience was finished. in the end we agreed we will have to go there in real life because it was just too exciting. you can really feel the fire of the hosts for the story of dracula and the land of Transylvania in Romania. they are very passionate about the story and what it represents in their culture. Have fun tagging along!
I recommend this to everyone who wants to dive into the world of Transylvania before going there in real life. It was a very well prepared experience with extraordinary effort by t…
Anja
February 2021
Sehr informative und zugleich sehr interessante Online-Entdeckung. Sehr persönlich gestaltet. Man erhält tolle informationen sowohl über Transsilvanien (Geschichte und Natur) als auch über den Hintergrund der Geschichte über Dracular. Und das vom Urenkel des Autors persönlich. Toll und ein Erlebnis für alle. Selbst wenn man sich bisher eigentlich nicht sonderlich für Dracular interessiert hat.
Sehr informative und zugleich sehr interessante Online-Entdeckung. Sehr persönlich gestaltet. Man erhält tolle informationen sowohl über Transsilvanien (Geschichte und Natur) als a…
Amanda
February 2021
I had a wonderful time on this tour! I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but Dacre Stoker is always a dynamic storyteller, and Gloria and Nora were delightful. The entire experience was a wonderful blend of on-site film footage, fascinating storytelling, and expert information. The mood throughout was friendly and lively. Highly recommend!
I had a wonderful time on this tour! I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but Dacre Stoker is always a dynamic storyteller, and Gloria and Nora were delightful. The entire experienc…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.