From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

4.8 / 5

17 Reviews

From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

From US$ 35.31 per person

Take a day trip to visit the most famous castles in Romania. First, visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful in Europe, and then visit Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) to learn about the legend of Dracula.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your centrally located hotel or apartment, or from the closest pick-up point (within half a kilometre of your location). The local partner will email you the day before your tour with the pickup details.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Learn more about Romanian history
  • Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe: Peles Castle
Full description
In the morning meet the guide in Bucharest. Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. The Peles Castle is 44 kilometers away from Brasov in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, and a weaponry collections from the 15th up to the 19th century. Continue the journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The first documentation about Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Throughout history, the Castle had a strategic mission of acting as a border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, then under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the Romanian royal family and so it became their residence.
Includes
  • Transport with air-conditioned car or minibus
  • English and Italian specialist driver-guide
  • Entrance tickets to the castles (40 RON Bran Castle, 30 RON Peles Castle)
  • Banking or e-payment fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020
  • During the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays; On these days, you will see Peles Castle from the outside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

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It is the first time that I am on a tour where I am not the guide, and listening to Giorgio was exciting and also fun! Good at driving, even more in explaining the various anecdotes of Romania and the castles. The thing that struck me most was his frankness and sincerity in stating whether a place is worth the effort to be visited or not.

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16 January 2020

Si tratta di un tour che ha come mete "solo" il castello di Peles e il castello di Bran. Si è rivelata la scelta migliore possibile per me, perché potevo trascorrere solo 2 giorni a Bucarest e questo tour mi ha permesso di visitare due degli edifici più significativi nelle vicinanze, senza affaticarmi troppo con tour da 12 ore. Sono venuti a prendermi alle 7:30 nel mio hotel e, dato che il nostro gruppo era formato da sole 3 persone + 2 guide, abbiamo potuto usare una sola macchina e tutti gli spostamenti sono stati molto veloci. La nostra guida, Vlad, parlava ben italiano ed è un appassionato di storia: ci ha dato molte informazioni senza risultare noioso. Le visite ai castelli sono state entrambe molto interessanti e suggestive, sebbene si tratti di edifici completamente diversi: Peles, sfarzoso ed elegante, era la residenza estiva dei regnanti mentre Bran, più austero, aveva importanza strategica di controllo. Al termine mi hanno riaccompagnato in hotel. Lo rifarei!

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16 February 2020

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Very pleasant experience great company great service

22 January 2020

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