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Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

1. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania. Discover some of the historic castles of the region, and visit the city of Brasov. Start your tour with pickup from certain pickup points in Bucharest and drive towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count. Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

From Bucharest: Brasov Peles & Dracula's Castle Day Tour

2. From Bucharest: Brasov Peles & Dracula's Castle Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day small-group tour from Bucharest to the historical region of Transylvania. Uncover the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish, and Hungarian. See Dracula’s castle and Peles Castle and venture to Brasov for a guided walking tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and sit back and relax on the drive to Sinaia in the Transylvanian Alps. Sinaia is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. Visit the neo-classical Peles Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Continue to the medieval Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. Admire the castle's romantic setting on a forested hill. Gaze up at its imposing towers. Explore one of the largest medieval towns in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest.

Brasov: Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

3. Brasov: Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photochallenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this Murder Mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! This is a fun activity to do with your family when visiting a city. The game has a low difficulty level and therefore suitable to play with kids. But also as a couple this game can be a lot of fun! Can you solve the murder of Balthazar together? IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

Brasov: Medieval City Exploration Game

4. Brasov: Medieval City Exploration Game

The city game starts at Poarta Ecaterina. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Sergiana. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people may share a phone. You will visit the following locations: • Poarta Ecaterina • Strada Sforii • Rope Street Museum • Bastionul Țesătorilor • Bastionul Funarilor • Bastionul Postăvarilor • Strada Michael Weiss 1 • Sergiana

From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle, Brasov, Peles Castle

5. From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle, Brasov, Peles Castle

Depart from Bucharest and head towards two of the most famous castles in Romania. Enter the mystical realm of Transylvania and let yourself be blown away by the nature that surrounds you. Make your way to the Peles and Bran Castles and then enjoy a walk through the old town of the medieval city of Brasov. You’ll be picked up in Bucharest and follow a scenic two-hour drive until Peles Castle. Here we’ll visit the former summer residence of the royal family of Romania and admire one of the best-preserved castles that boasts a vast collection of weapons, beautiful carved wood, decoration, ornamental objects, tapestries, and paintings. Continue the journey and visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Discover the history of the land and listen to stories both old and new, fables of another time when our land was known as as Wallachia and Transylvania. Once the Bran Castle visit comes to an end, head towards Brasov and enjoy a walking tour in the old medieval city also known as Kronstadt. Stop and admire the Black Church, one of the biggest gothic style churches in Europe, then explore the preserved old wall and the two towers of the former fortification of the town. Discover Catherine’s Gate and the stories that linger around it. After you enjoy some free time in Brasov, head back to Bucharest and end a beautiful day spent in Count Dracula’s land!

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What people are saying about Brasov

This trip was our first guided tour experience in Sinaia and Brasov.we are very grateful to our guide who took us on a wonderful journey back in time. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly explaining everything with great detail and passion. We highly recommend this tour to anyone! Thank you so much, we had a great time and we are looking forward to our next trip with you.

Great in depth tour of Transylvania. Engaging host with a wealth of knowledge. Tour was rushed through Bran Castle so was unable to enjoy the full experience, unfortunately. We stayed on in Brasov, so would definitely recommend this tour as a way to see everything on the way to Brasov in a day.

We started the ride with no delays and we were on time. The guide was nice and smily and she told us many interesting things about the history of Romania and for each castle and the city of Brasov.

Tour that goes to capture Transylvania in its truest essence. Well organized, very good and nice guide in Italian.

Carina is the best travel guide such as the driver Mike I like this trip