I couldn't resist designing this vacation inspired by my favorite vampire novel. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova's epic 2005 novel, is an epic story of a father and daughter chasing Dracula across Europe.
Start off in Oxford and wind your way down to Istanbul over 7 magical weeks. You'll travel by train through stunning countrysides, climb a hill to reach a castle towering above a brilliant lake, page through centuries-old books in hidden libraries, explore secluded monasteries, take tea in tiny jewel-colored shops, and of course, like Paul and Helen in The Historian, be on the lookout for vampires!
What cities will you visit? (deep breath) Here we go! Oxford, Amsterdam, Paris, Collioure, Vernet-les-Bains, Montepulciano, Venice, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Kostanjevica, Budapest, Athens, Crete, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Sofia, and Istanbul!
This is the trip of a lifetime, perfect for lovers of literature, spookiness, and the romance of train travel. Tempted? Fill out our travel interest form and simply write "The Historian" in the "where would you like to go" section (no need for additional details!). We'll reach out to you right away to begin talking about your grand adventure!
P.S. Though not intended as a guided tour, if you had a group and wanted a guide, we could do that (schedule permitting) for an additional fee.