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Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Peles and Brasov

Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Peles and Brasov

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Discover a 13th-century fortress with historic links to the legend of Count Dracula on a day trip from Bucharest. Visit Bran Castle and Peleș Castle, and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Transylvania
  • Visit medieval Bran Castle and learn about its links to Count Dracula
  • Explore the former royal palace of Peleș Castle
  • Take a walking tour of Brasov
Full description

Depart Bucharest in the morning and travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Transylvania, famed for its beautiful castles and the legend of Count Dracula. Stop in the small town of Sinaia in the Carpathian Mountains and take a guided tour of the former summer residence of the royal family of Romania at Peleș Castle.

Continue over the mountains to medieval Bran Castle and learn about its links to the legend of Count Dracula with a private guided tour of the interior. Get some time to buy gifts at the souvenir market. Next, visit the town of Brasov and admire its medieval and Gothic architecture and attractions during a guided walking tour of the old city. Benefit from some free time to explore on your own before the return trip to Bucharest.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private tours of Peleș Castle and Bran Castle
  • Walking tour of Brasov
  • Lecture on Dracula
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle (approx 17.50 EUR per person)
  • Photo fees

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Peleș Castle is closed on Mondays from May 12 to September 15 and on Mondays and Tuesdays from September 16 to May 15.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 570 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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If you are going to visit Bucharest, I strongly recommend you not to miss this tour which will occupy you a full day full of history and culture starting from the streets of Bucharest from when they pick you up from the starting point until your drop off. The guide Vlad is truly a well of knowledge he will satisfy all your curiosities and will entertain you during the journey with his comments and stories about the various things you will encounter during your journey. You will taste traditional foods and know the history of the famous castles that of Dracula, piles and the city of Brasov. Thanks again Vlad!

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January 10, 2023

Vlad was a great tour guide, we had a great time. Peles castle was outstanding and we got there just in time because after us there was a long queue. Bran castle was also beautiful however we expected it to be a bit “darker” . The town the castle is in is beautiful. It was a long trip but it was a great experience.

December 28, 2022

It should be taken into account that the trip is very tight on time, even though it took 13 hours (but half of the trip time was travel time). The guidance will only be at Peles Castle (the tour at Bran Castle will be an independent tour without guidance). The guided tour in Brasov will be very short (barely 20 minutes) so it will not be possible to see much of the medieval city. Overall, the trip was a good and fun experience. I recommend not coming with high expectations - that way you will be less disappointed.

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December 18, 2022

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