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From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

1. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

Escape the bustle of Bucharest and spend a day immersing yourself in the landscapes and landmarks of Transylvania. Encounter the historic castles, rich scenery, and evocative atmosphere of this unique region. Enjoy a pickup from your hotel, and guided tours of these fascinating monuments. Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the town of Brasov. Start from its main square, and stroll around its well-kept historical center as you see sights like the Gothic Black Church, old City Hall, and the narrowest street in Europe. Encounter Bran Castle for your final tour stop, also commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Take a walk inside its grandiose towers and down its winding narrow staircases and passages, and learn about the infamous Vlad the Impaler.

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From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

2. From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

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.

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Transylvania Bran Castle 2–Day Halloween Party

3. Transylvania Bran Castle 2–Day Halloween Party

Saturday: Bucharest - Bran  Drive to Bran and stay over in a 3* hotel near Bran Castle. Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner and then go on a night tour of the iconic Dracula's Castle. Afterward, join the party in a tent mounted in the courtyard. Sunday: Bran - Brasov - Bucharest Take a morning drive to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov - a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Visit the most famous landmark of Brasov, the Black Church - the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary, the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls. It hosts the largest bell in the country as well as a collection of oriental carpets dating from the 15th and the 18th centuries. 

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Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

4. Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

Day 1: Bucharest, Sighisoara At 10:00 AM, your English-speaking guide will collect you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. From here transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, founded by Saxons during the 12th century. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler also known as Dracula, was born. That evening, get ready for a Halloween party. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine. During dinner, you can enjoy a special program including the Killing of the Living Dead ritual and many more. That evening, spend the night in a 3-star hotel located in the very heart of the Medieval citadel. Day 2: Sighisoara, Brasov, and Bran Your first stop of the day will be to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and home to the impressive Black Church. Here you can also explore Transylvania’s famous symbol, Bran Castle, which owes its fame to both its unique charm, and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates back to 1377, and Queen Maria of Romania, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Cheese tasting here is strongly recommended, as the village is renowned for the delicious homemade traditional cheese assortments produced here. That evening, you can prepare for an ultimate Halloween party at Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. You will enjoy an unforgettable night tour of the castle, meeting wicked fairies and getting lost in euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Later on in the night, there will be an after-party in the castle's courtyard until 4:00 AM. Day 3: Bran and Bucharest Transfer to Bucharest Airport for your journey home, arriving in Bucharest after 5:00 PM (depending on traffic).

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Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

5. Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

Meet your guide in front of the Clock Tower museum to start your tour. After a quick introduction to the history of the Old Town, head up towards the Church on the Hill and walk through the Covered Stairs or the Stairs of the Scholars. Stroll through the narrow streets of this medieval site until you reach the old city walls to marvel at the incredible old towers and bastions that still stand and are extremely well-preserved. Listen to your guide’s in-depth description about the evangelistic church located just feet away from two of the major attractions in the city, the Clock Tower and Dracula’s house. Dracula’s house is the place where the famous Wallachian king was born in 1431, learn about the tales of the world’s most well-known vampire. The tour ends with an explanation of the Clock Tower’s history, and a recommendation from your guide for local restaurants and bars for you to spend the evening at, tasting local cuisine and meeting the locals.

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Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

6. Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

Meet your guide in front of the historic Clock Tower museum to begin the tour. Together, wander through the narrow streets of the old citadel and admire the colorful houses as you learn about the rich history of the city. Walk through the Covered Stairs to the visit the Church on the Hill, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Then, explore the old city walls to see some of the oldest towers and bastions still standing. Listen to your guide tell you all about the tales of the area and the secrets hidden within the city walls. Next, visit the place where Vlad III Dracula was born, and learn about the dynasty of kings that he was part of. At the end of the tour, receive a ticket for the Clock Tower to climb to the top and admire the amazing view across the city.

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From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

7. From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

Dress up as the spookiest ghoul you can, and get picked up from your accommodation in Brasov at 7.30 PM. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages.  Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Lastly, get taken back to your accommodation in Brasov.

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Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

8. Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

Discover the best of Romania's nature and history on this full-day trip from Bucharest. Encounter brown bears at a bear sanctuary, visit Bern (Dracula's) Castle, and explore the city of Brasov. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop of the day, Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Here, get up close and personal with bears that have been rescued from captivity, have your photo taken with them, and watch them eat. Next, continue to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. See for yourself why the castle has become Romania's number one tourist attraction and why it is one of the most expensive venues in the world. Finish your tour in Brasov, where history, music, and good food meet. Enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace before getting dropped off at your hotel in Bucharest at the end of the day.

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Sighisoara: Overnight Halloween Party in Transylvania

9. Sighisoara: Overnight Halloween Party in Transylvania

At 8:00PM you will be welcomed with a traditional Romanian drink, a shot of Romanian “water of fire” which is boiled with pepper. Following this, the master of ceremonies, one of Dracula’s many subjects, will introduce you to the program of the evening. There will then be an open bar between 8:00PM and 1:00AM, with appetizers being served at 8:15PM. You will then be able to enjoy “Witchery Moments”, with two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians. They can make the impossible possible, combining magic and illusions with dance, ballet, comedy and much more. Following this, you will receive your first course of dinner at 9:20PM. Following your first course, you will experience “Vampiresa Hunting”. You will find yourself transcended into a world dominated by fear, struggles and hideous characters. You can find out if this story has a happy ending in an impressive ballet performance from professional award-winning ballet dancers. You will then view the "Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead", which will be performed according to the old burying ritual in Transylvania, before main course is served at 11:00PM. A glass of champagne and "best howl at the moon" competition will follow afterwards, and the culinary event of the evening will be the Halloween sweets bar, delicious as fresh blood. The master of ceremonies will then reward those who did their best for the Halloween costumes. The best female and male costumes will receive awards (Romanian genuine handcrafts to remember you of this incredible night), before devilish dancing continues until dawn.

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Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

10. Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran Get picked up directly from your hotel in Bucharest and travel around Transylvania with your guide. First, travel to Sinaia, a mountain resort nestled in the historical region of Muntenia. Visit the exquisite Peles Castle, surrounded by forest and situated at the foot of the breathtaking Bucegi mountains. Admire the castles wooden Viennese decorations that adorn the castle. Next, travel to the charming city of Brasov, where you will visit the Black Church, a celebrated Gothic site that acquired its name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire. Next, take a walk through the town and admire the clock tower and fortifications.  Then, go to your 3-star hotel and get dressed up as the spookiest ghoul you can for the Halloween party at Bran castle. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two-hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages. Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Day 2: Brasov- Snagov- Bucharest Awake the next day and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then, hit the road and stop at Lake Snagov Monastery, originally founded in the 14th century. It is said that Vlad the Impaler requested to be buried there. Visit his tomb and learn about the mysteries of the site. Finally, travel back to your accommodation in Bucharest.

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What people are saying about Transylvania

We weren't sure if we will go on this tour but joining it was one of the best decisions on this trip. An excellent driver/guide (Emmanouel) with a very good knowledge of the region and was able to satisfy our curiosity about many different things. We enjoyed both the castle visits and the small bazaar at the foothills of castle Bran. And a nice surprise the stop at the town of Brusel. A must do especially during the winter when the mountains are snowy

We had a great time!! Special thanks to Marius who was an excellent tour guide!!! He was professional, had an excellent sence of humor, he got out of his ways to get us on time in all the places, even though during the Christmas season the traffic was a nightmare! The pelles castle was my favourite! You are going to really love it!!! I totally recommend booking this tour. You will not regret it!!!

Our tour was fantastic, we enjoyed every moment. Our tour guide named Andrei made us feel so comfortable and he was a real professional in his job. He explained everything to us with accuracy and made us understand every little detail about the design of the castles and of course the history. We laughed and had a extremely good time with our tour guide Andrei. We recommend that tour to everyone!

Peles Castle is worth the detour on its own but all was well, the snow had invited itself to make the landscape exceptional.

It's a relatively long drive, but totally worth it. The first lock is gorgeous, bran could be shorter.