From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
Head for the evocative landscape of Transylvania on this inclusive excursion. Tour historic castles, and a medieval town as you immerse yourself in this atmospheric region.
Benefit from pickup from your accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania, and the medieval city of Brașov. Stop in the small town of Sinaia and visit Peleș Castle to explore the former summer palace of the Romanian royals. Continue to Bran, famous for the imposing fortress connected to the legend of Count Dracula. Hear tales about the real-life Vlad the Impaler, said to have inspired Bram Stoker. Get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the remains of the citadel. Enjoy some free time to find keepsakes in the souvenir market, and before taking a walking tour of Brașov's medieval Old Town with a local guide. Benefit from some time at leisure before travel...
the tour was superb! you cant go wrong with our driver/tour guide! he was simply the best!
Experience one of the top attractions during your visit to Bucharest, with a planned visit to the Parliament Palace. The Palace was ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu, the dictator of Communist Romania and it was constructed between 1984-1997. Started during the darkest period of communism, Ceausescu's mad dream became the largest building in Europe and the 2nd largest building in the world. Start the tour by skipping the line with your fast-access ticket. Meet the Bucharest Parliament Official Guide, and begin your exploration of the building's interiors. Immerse yourself in the history and contemporary realities of this unique building during a captivating tour which covers 3 levels of the building. Begin on the ground floor where the entrance is located. Learn an array of mesmerizing facts including how the Palace has a height of 84 meters (276 ft), a floor area of 365,000 square meters (3...
The guide and organizer waited for us, explained everything, the tour was nice, we enjoyed
Once having arrived in front of the Villa, your staff member will take over. Your tour begins with the dictator's private office, followed by the chess room. Following that, stroll through the villa admiring the bedrooms, family dining room, and the relaxation table. Heading upstairs, encounter another set of bedrooms which belonged to the Ceasescu couple, before you move on to the green house which houses a recreated tropical climate. This climate allows the cultivation of exotic fruits such as bananas and pineapples, including many other fruits which are not indigenous to the country. The owner of the villa was a big fan of exotic birds, which is why the garden was populated by peacocks. Last but not the least, visit the indoor pool, a work which took months to complete. The pool is decorated entirely in blue mosaic and contains flower and animal themes which are reminiscent of those...
Enjoy a wonderful half-day tour from Bucharest and visit 2 of Romania's most fascinating sights. Begin the tour directly at your hotel, where will you be picked up by your guide and driver. Enjoy a short drive to the first stop on the tour, the stunning Mogosoaia Palace. Built between at the end of the 17th century in what is known as the Romanian Renaissance style or, alternately, the Brâncovenesc style, the palace comprises a unique combination of Venetian and Ottoman architectural and decorative elements. Explore the beautiful palace and its surroundings, including the Gheorghe Bibescu Chapel, St. George’s Church, and the Mogosoaia greenhouses. Continue the tour with a short drive to the spectacular Snagov Monastery an important medieval monument located on an island on the Northern part of Lake Snagov. Discover the stunning interior of the monastery and find the alleged final resti...
Excellent tour! Amazing guide and driver. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a short trip outside of Bucharest.
Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasts. Admire impressive 17th-century churches, well-preserved traditional houses, and imposing French style palaces alongside communist era buildings and glass office towers.
Get picked up at your accommodation in central Bucharest, then head to the Parliament Palace. There, take a tour inside the second-largest building in the world and the seat of the Romanian Parliament in the post-communist years.
Next, move on to the Village Museum (Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"), an open-air museum situated on the shore of the scenic Herastrau Lake. Explore a micro-universe of the traditional Romanian village with houses representing all regions of Romania.
From there, head to Bucharest Old Town for a walking tour, the former quarter where the merchants and craftsmen lived and worked that ...
Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing half-day guided tour and marvel at the monuments of the historical city center. After meeting your guide at the local partner's centrally located office, travel to the open-air Village Museum and learn more about traditional village life in Romania as you explore the interesting reconstructions of various buildings through the ages and regions of the country. Get an amazing view of the monumental Palace of the Parliament on Constitution Square. Look at the imposing façade of the largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building in the world. See where Communism was brought to an end in December 1989 on Revolution Square, stroll around the neighborhood to see the elegant university buildings and much more.
The tour was good. The tour guide had good knowledge of the sites and was very humorous as well. Definitely recommend this tour
You'll begin with a stop to Constitution Square to see the outside of the Parliament Building, a majestic monument which is second only to the Pentagon in terms of political-building size. You'll then take a walking tour of the historic center of Bucharest, a completely pedestrian area with the remains of the princely fortress of Vlad the Impaler. From there you will encounter the 16th-century palatine church and the Stavropoleos Church, an architectural jewel of the 18th century. On the southeastern side of the plateau you will find the former Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (1904), a monumental portico building with a characteristic dome which sheltered the National Assembly before later becoming home to the country’s Parliament. Following that you will visit the Village Museum, founded by a Romanian sociologist and built in 1936 with the collaboration of construction experts, anthr...
Discover the wonders of Bucharest, also called the “Little Paris of the East”, together with your professional guide and a group of travelers on this 4-hour tour. Your panoramic city tour includes stops and history lessons at important sites and places only locals know, as well as the city highlights. The first highlight will be Revolution Square, where you’ll get an explanation of the communist system of Romania before 1989, and find out how the country moved to democracy in Europe’s bloodiest revolution. Your second main destination will be Constitution Square, where Romania’s Parliament is located. Also known as the “House of the People”, this is the second largest civilian building in the world, and the largest in Europe. Learn more about the project that changed the face of the capital in the 1980s. Complete your visit of Romania’s capital by taking a tour of one of the most imp...
Experience this unique attraction that invites you to question the ways in which you perceive the world. Each and every one your senses will be stimulated, awakening your imagination and defying the way that you normally see the world. Your journey will begin with a walk through a dark mirror maze. Experience a place where the water flows upwards, and cross a busy city street only to enter into a park with mind-blowing optical illusions. Here, nothing is really at it seems. You'll also be sure to feel an adrenaline rush as you walk through an amazing vortex tunnel. Explore the world-famous Ames room, a distorted room that creates an optical illusion and challenges your perception of reality. Then, see the amazing infinity mirror room, which is sure to leave an impression.
Discover two extraordinary places in Europe: Slanic Prahova Salt Mine and The Salt Mountain. First, visit the Slanic Prahova, an all-season spa resort, famous for its curative mineral waters and its spectacular Salt Mine, one of the biggest in Europe and famous for its healing effects. The salt mine hall stands at 70 meters tall and the circuit runs around the enormous pillar supporting the mine. There, admire the basso-rilievo works depicting some of the most important figures in Romanian history. Inside the Salt Mine, you will find a small history museum, a soccer field and a children's playground. The place is also used for various sports events (athletic competitions and as training ground for sport teams), as sanatorium for the elderly and the sick or as a scenery for the film industry. After visiting the Salt Mine, the tour continues to the Salt Museum, where you can find out ab...
We had a lovely time visiting the salt mine, our trip definitely exceeded our expectations and I would 100% recommend it to anyone else!
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I enjoyed Marius the guide a lot as the tour guide and driver! The anecdotes, history and personal opinions he told us on the way and at the castles, streets and gardens were very clear and very interesting. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone! And consider booking the 2 or 3-day tours since they are more flexible and allow you to experience the places and Romania itself much better. I would only suggest talking more peacefully about the roads and them bad drivers :))
Overall this is a pleasant experience that was worth the price. The drive from / to Bucharest is the longest part. That's why I feel this trip's decision to include two castles and a town is good. The long ride is not justified by a single destination. Be ready to return late (we arrived back around 21:30). Also take some snacks as the meal times can vary.
The tour was very well organised. Right from pick up till back all was good. Our tour guide Emmanuel was knowledgeable and was very helpful as well. Would definitely recommend this tour
I loved the guide along the way, Emanuel, telling us all the stories about Bran and Peles Castel. Definitely recommend to do it with him. He makes all the difference in the tour.
I enjoyed a trip which included a variety of destinations with a knowledgable and attentive host He always made himself available to us when we wanted help