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Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, & Brasov Old Town

1. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, & Brasov Old Town

Discover some of Romania's most famous castles on a guided tour from Bucharest. See Peles Castle and Bran Castle, and take some free time to stroll through the Old Town of Brasov. Following pickup from Bucharest, leave the city for Sinaia. Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the kings of Romania. Here, admire furniture, ornamental objects, carpets, tapestries, sculptures, paintings and collections of weapons from the 15th to 19th centuries. Continue to Bran with its famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Learn about the castle's history and how it had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Enjoy free time in Brasov and admire the town's houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and neo-Classic style. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers and the Weaver's Bastion. Also, learn about Catherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress and its 4 little towers symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives.

Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

2. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

Discover the sights and notable cities of Transylvania on this guided tour from Bucharest. Visit 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 traveling back to Bucharest, and drop-off at your accommodation.

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

3. From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

The tour will begin from the meeting point located in central Brasov. You will be driven in towards Bran Castle. Completed in 1382, the castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii, with an exceptional view of the nearby hills. Learn about this famous castle, especially the tales of Count Dracula as you walk the ancient halls.  Next, you will head to Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. The one hour drive offers spectacular views of surrounding nature and wildlife. Then encounter Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Visit an architectural masterpiece, discover it's wonderful saloons and learn about the heritage.  The next stop at Sinaia Monastery, buit in 1690, will conclude the architectural styles of the three Romanian provinces of Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, we will enjoy a masterpiece of church architecture, orthodox frescoes and Romanian national symbols. On the route home, you can see the view of the Transylvanian Alps, the Bucegi Mountains, and the lively resort-towns of Busteni and Predeal.

From Bucharest: Peles Castle, Brasov & Bran Castle Day Trip

4. From Bucharest: Peles Castle, Brasov & Bran Castle Day Trip

Discover the elegant Peles Castle, the charming town of Brasov, and the mysterious Bran Castle on a day trip from Bucharest. Admire the spectacular landscapes of the Transylvania region and learn about its rich history. Start with pickup from selected locations in Bucharest and travel north, first to Peles Castle. Discover this spectacular former royal palace situated at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Continue to the charming town of Brasov and explore its quaint, narrow medieval-era streets on a guided walking tour. Admire the Council Tower overlooking the main square, and enjoy the atmosphere and beautiful architecture of the town. Finally, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Hear about the history and legends of this former home of the notorious Vlad the Impaler. Finally, relax on the return journey to Bucharest.

Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Day Tour

5. Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Day Tour

Experience the allure of Transylvania's iconic tourist attractions on an exclusive small-group day tour limited to just 8 people. The adventure commences from Brasov, and en route, you'll witness the picturesque beauty of rural areas, with the Carpathian Mountains as the backdrop. The first stop is at the awe-inspiring Peles Castle, located in the charming Sinaia Town, boasting an enchanting facade that emanates luxury and elegance. You will skip the line to explore the castle's interior and bask in the magnificent ambiance. The tour also includes a visit to the Sinaia Monastery, a holy landmark renowned for its striking architecture, rich history, and spiritual significance. Next up is Bran Castle, known for its association with the legend of Vlad the Impaler, and famously referred to as Dracula's Castle. With your guide's expertise, you will discover the captivating tales behind the castle's walls and its intriguing connection to the infamous Dracula. The final stop on this remarkable tour is the scenic Rasnov Fortress, a historical site boasting breathtaking views of the Transylvanian landscape. Explore the fortress with your guide's insightful commentary, and gain a deeper understanding of its role in Romania's history. Before heading back to Brasov, you'll have the chance to indulge in the local cuisine at a traditional restaurant in Bran village. Savor the flavors of Romania's rich culinary heritage as you reminisce on your unforgettable journey through Transylvania. This tour ensures you have ample time to take amazing photos, and with skip-the-line access, you will avoid waiting in long queues. The tour will conclude at 5 pm, leaving you with cherished memories and unforgettable experiences of Transylvania's cultural heritage. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to explore the best of Transylvania.

From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

6. From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

After pickup from the meeting point in central Brasov (Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Județeană "George Barițiu", Bulevardul Eroilor 33-35. The starting time is between 16:00 - 18:00, depending of the month! You will be advised on the exact starting time with 2-3 days before the tour. Driving time to the spot: about 40 minutes. At the end of the tour we can drop you off at your location in Brasov. Please inform the driver about it), you’ll head straight into the Transylvanian forest for your brown-bear-watching adventure. Among the world’s largest carnivores, male brown bears can weigh up to 750 pounds, with an estimated 5,500 individuals living in the Carpathian region of Romania.  After arriving in the forest, your guide, an experienced forest ranger, will take you on a 20-minute walk to the hideaway from which you’ll watch the bears. Gaze out into the forest, keeping your eyes peeled for the massive creatures, alongside the other varied fauna that live in the region, from wild boar to deer and lynx. All the while, your guide will fill you in on fascinating information about the peculiarities of the region’s wildlife and ecosystem. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the meeting point in Brasov.

Bran: Guided Castle Tour

7. Bran: Guided Castle Tour

After meeting with your guide in Bran village, your castle tour will start. After a short introduction about the surrounding area, you will walk inside the castle and begin your journey into the past. Bran Castle has more than 50 rooms, but most of them closed between 2006 and 2009 when Queen Maria’s grandchildren inherited it from the Romanian government. There are still 19 of them currently open for the general public, as well as a secret passage. Your guide will provide you with an in-depth tour covering the history of the fortress, including many legends and vampires. You will also hear stories about Count Dracula, and the implication of Queen Maria of Romania in the restoration of this fantastic place. You can encounter the guard's room, the queen’s apartment, the king’s apartment, the catellan’s office, the music room, and the apartments of Princess Ileana and Prince Nicolae. Your tour will end in the court yard by the well, which sits right beside the time tunnel which you will be welcome to walk through afterwards.

Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

8. Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

Drive across Transylvania towards the city of Sighisoara. Here, admire the beautiful medieval cityscape in Romania. Visit the clock tower, giving you an insight in the city's history with an impressive view of the citadel, the former defensive towers and walls of the city. Admire the birthplace of the Walachian leader Vlad Dracul, who would later become known as Count Dracula. Discover his house of birth, and sample a shot of Romanian schnapps. In the afternoon, drive to Bran Castle, an impressive fortification and residence of the Romanian family. The castle is also known as Dracula's Castle. In the late afternoon, go back to Cluj-Napoca.

From Sibiu: Day Tour to Brasov and Dracula's Castle

9. From Sibiu: Day Tour to Brasov and Dracula's Castle

In the morning, drive all the way to Bran, enjoying a nice view of the Carpathian mountains along the way. Visit Bran castle and discover the mysterious legend of Dracula on your own. Take time for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Brasov, the 7th largest city in Romania. The city provides a mix of wonderful mountain and medieval history with German influences in the old town. On a 2-hour walking tour, discover the historical and cultural highlights of Brasov the “Crown City". Admire the Weavers' Bastion and go to the 4-foot-wide Rope Street (Strada Sforii). Check out Brasov Synagogue and see the Catholic Church, Post Orchard, White Tower, and Black Tower. The city tour ends with some free time for you to explore the city on your own. After your free time, return to Sibiu. Timing Bran & Brasov 09:00 o’clock departure from Sibiu by “BaleaBus” 12:00 o’clock arriving in Bran 12:00 – 15:00 o’clock visit Bran Castle and time for lunch 15:00 o’clock departure to Brasov 15:30 – 17:30 o’clock city tour Brasov with guide 17:30 – 18:30 o’clock free time in Brasov 18:30 o’clock departure to Sibiu 21:00 o’clock arriving in Sibiu

Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

10. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

Discover the elegant Peles Castle, the charming town of Brasov, and the mysterious Bran Castle on a day trip from Bucharest. Admire the spectacular landscapes of the Transylvania region and learn about its rich history. Start with pickup from selected locations in Bucharest and travel north, first to Peles Castle. Discover this spectacular former royal palace situated at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Continue to the charming town of Brasov and explore its quaint, narrow medieval-era streets on a guided walking tour. Admire the Council Tower overlooking the main square, and enjoy the atmosphere and beautiful architecture of the town. Finally, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Hear about the history and legends of this former home of the notorious Vlad the Impaler. Finally, relax on the return journey to Bucharest.

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The tour was very well organised and our guide Gabriel was very informative and ensured the tour ran smoothly. George was a super driver and made the drive as comfortable and safe as possible. I was a bit concerned that we might get stuck in traffic or long queues since it was a Saturday but leaving early really helped. The coach was comfortable and everyone in the group respected the timings/deadlines that Gabriel put down, which really helped to be on track as it was only a limited time. Carry some snacks and water with you because of the long journey and limited time at each location. Highly recommended tour!

I took this trip with my friend this morning and the trip was so good that I had to write a review right away! Our “Dracula” guide took very good care of us, enchanting us with interesting stories on the way to the castles! It was the best 12 hrs spent in Romania! I would definitely recommend this tour! Best Regards, Piu

We had a great time with Serban, together with his associate (forgot the name). It was a day filled with history and new learning about Romania & Transylvania.

gabriel was a wonderful guide and george was the driver, both very helpful and made the day go by smoothly. would recommend

Vlad was the best tour guide we could have. Everything was perfect.