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Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Rasnov Citadel Tour

Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Rasnov Citadel Tour

From £83.46 per person

Take a morning drive through the lovely Prahova Valley on your way to the Peles Castle. Enjoy lunch at a cozy mountain pass restaurant and then continue on to the Rasnov Citadel. Explore medieval Bran Castle, linked to the legend of the vampire Dracula.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Peles Castle, one of the most luxurious castles in the world
  • See Rasnov Citadel, built to defend the Transylvanian villages
  • Explore 14th-century Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, a Romanian national monument
Full description
You’ll travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Enjoy the experience in a small group, with a maximum of 8 people.  Visit Peles Castle, once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. The Castle dates from the late 19th century, and has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stopping at a mountain pass, you’ll have lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Bran Castle was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers. In the inner courtyard there are artesian wells, connected to an underground network.
Includes
  • Transport by car
  • Professional guide for the entire trip
  • Entrance tickets for attractions (approximately RON 70 per person)
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour that operates with a maximum of 8 guests
  • Please note that pickup is possible only from hotels located in the center of the city
  • In case your accommodation is not located in the center, you will be picked up from the meeting point at the Revolution Square
  • Please note, in November the Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this month the Peles Castle can be seen only from outside and you will visit the Pelisor Castle
  • Please note, from October to April, Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday. For the tours operated on Tuesday you will stop at the Peles Castle, but you will only see the outside including the castle yard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 156 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Well organized trip. Kind and patient guide. They picked us up in front of the hotel. Too bad the long lines by car and, above all, having found the Rasnov citadel closed for restoration. It is a tour that I recommend to everyone because coming to Bucharest without visiting Transylvania is a real shame.

17 February 2020

The tour included everything that was promised in the description and our tour guide was amazing, giving lots of additonal information throughout the drive and the walking tour. We made the mistake to go on a weekend in August, avoid if you can! Spent most of the day in trafic (roughly 8 hours) and the sites were so busy that only our driver (who seemed to know the right people) was able to find a parking spot without too much trouble. All three locations that we visited were worth the trip. Many thanks to our guide, who really made sure that everyone’s needs were met (asking if anyone was vegetarian, what we wanted to eat/see). 5-star review from us, strong recommendation to go during a weekday.

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3 August 2019

Sensational

We had a fabulous day. Our guide/driver (Vali) was great. Informative, knowledgeable and a great laugh. The weather was perfect and all 3 sites were so interesting. Our guide interpreted and helped us at ticketing booths, gave us ample time to look around and absorb these fascinating Romanian landmarks and we were able to partake in great “street” food as lunch was authentic Romanian food. We even got to sample a plum spirit and the best cappuccino right outside Bran Castle. (Very inexpensive too!) We really did have a wonderful day and want to thank the tour company as we prepare to leave this fascinating country. Highly recommended.

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13 July 2019

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