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From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

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From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

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Take a day trip to visit the most famous castles in Romania. First, visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful in Europe, and then visit Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) to learn about the legend of Dracula.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your centrally located hotel or apartment, or from the closest pick-up point (within half a kilometre of your location). The local partner will email you the day before your tour with the pickup details.


  • Visit Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Learn more about Romanian history
  • Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe: Peles Castle
Full description
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.
  • Transport with air-conditioned car, minibus, van or coach based on number of travelers
  • Tour guide and driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in central Bucharest
  • Entrance tickets to the castles (45 RON Bran Castle, 40 RON Peles Castle - standard tour)
  • Banking or e-payment fees
  • Lunch
  • Photo fee at Peles Castle (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from 27.09.2021 to 10.05.2022. If your tour is booked within this time period, you will see Peles Castle from the outside
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based on 30 reviews

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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

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December 19, 2021

The trip was amazing in everything! The mini bus picked us up from our hotel, the guide had excellent knowledge and sense of humour to make the experience unforgettable! We enjoyed the visit to both castles very much and the time we spent in Brasov was enough to taste the awesome Romanian cuisine and explore the city. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Romania!

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December 13, 2021

This is a tour that has "only" Peles Castle and Bran Castle as its destinations. It turned out to be the best possible choice for me, as I could only spend 2 days in Bucharest and this tour allowed me to visit two of the most significant buildings nearby, without getting too tired with 12 hour tours. They picked me up at 7:30 from my hotel and as our group consisted of only 3 people + 2 guides, we could only use one car and all travel was very fast. Our guide, Vlad, spoke well Italian and is a history buff: he gave us a lot of information without being boring. The visits to the castles were both very interesting and evocative, although they are completely different buildings: Peles, sumptuous and elegant, was the summer residence of the rulers while Bran, more austere, had strategic importance of control. At the end they took me back to the hotel. I would do it again!

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February 16, 2020

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