Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles Castle, and Old Town Brasov

Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles Castle, and Old Town Brasov

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Be swept away by the magnificence of Transylvania and its magical places on this small group day trip from Bucharest. Enjoy a guided tour of Bran Castle (nicknamed Dracula's Castle), the medieval town of Brasov and Peles Castle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is provided from the listed hotels (situated in the central area of Bucharest). If you are located in accommodation that is not on the list, please indicate the address and the local partner will contact you the day before the tour to let you know the meeting point and time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Transylvania from Bucharest
  • Get spooked on a tour of Gothic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Visit the former royal residence at Peles Castle, considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe
  • Stroll through the medieval Saxon town of Brasov on a guided walking tour
Full description
Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1883 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Next is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagra – inside visit), old City Hall, watchtowers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe. Final stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly during all guided walks and tours
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people per group)
  • Pickup and drop-off to select addresses only
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Entrance fees (30 to 40 RON)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Peles Castle will be closed on Monday and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. You will visit Rasnov Citadel on these days or you will spend more time at Bran Castle and Brasov
  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Youth under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age for participants is 11 years old
  • Your guide will assist you with purchasing the entrance tickets (30 RON for Peles castle, standard ground floor exhibition, 40 RON for Bran Castle)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 566 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Paul, our guide, had very good English and told us all the stories about Dracula, the cities we were visiting and all that. We had a small group (only the two of us and another couple) and Paul was very helpful all the way. Picked us up right on time and left us at our hotel after the tour. The car was clean and brand new. Totally recommend it!

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19 October 2020

I can't say enough good things about this experience! Bogdan is a fantastic guide and allows you to explore these historic sights through the eyes of a local. He provided great suggestions on where to eat on our stops for an authentic experience. The sites themselves are very impressive, and were definitely the highlight of my trip to Romania. The transportation was also very comfortable. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough!

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27 April 2020

Bogdan, our guide, was really great. Despite the issues with the closed museums due to the Corona Virus, Bogdan still provided an excellent and fact filled tour. The tour itself was very interesting and we were able to get a good understanding of the dracula story as well as Romania’s past history. Thank you Bogdan!

15 March 2020

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