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

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

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
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Visit some of the most important castles in Romania on a 12-hour tour of Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and the city of Brasov from Bucharest. Tour the historical heart of Transylvania at Brasov, and learn the legend of the fabled Vlad the Impaler.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels and hostels in Bucharest.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Learn the legend of Dracula and his real-life counterpart Vlad the Impaler
  • Explore the inspiration for Dracula's Castle at Bran Castle
  • Tour the Medieval city of Brasov
  • Visit the stunning Peles Castle in Sinaia, the Pearl of the Carpathians
  • Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful landscapes in Transylvania
Full description

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.

  • Professional local tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from selected locations in the center of Bucharest
  • Audio system to hear your guide clearly
  • Disposable earphones
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Guide assistance with purchasing the tickets
  • Entrance tickets (Peles Castle 50 RON/Adult; Bran Castle 45 RON/Adult)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees to Peles Castle and Bran Castle are not included but can be purchased from the guide on the day
  • For last-minute bookings, pickup is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If pickup is not available from your accommodation you may be asked to come to a convenient meeting point
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be heavier than usual and the return time may be later than scheduled
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (September 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to September 14)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1484 reviews

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Really good tour. In 12 hours trip, you can visit two beautiful castles and a a historical city of Brasov. Definitely worth it. Our guide Monica and the driver Marian were both great and professional. Monica is very nice and helpful person, she has great knowledge about the places we went to and Romania in general.

May 18, 2022

Had a great time visiting Brans Castle and seeing Brasov. Getting to see the Romanian countryside along the way was very enjoyable, great scenery. One downfall was that 3 weeks prior to our tour, it was announced that Pelles Castle would be closed every Monday. We only found out this the day before so it was very disappointing not to be able to go inside the Castle, only photographs outside was permitted.

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May 9, 2022

Totally recommend this tour, it includes everything you will want and need to see in Transylvania. All three destinations are magnificent, the tour guide is polite and informative enough, he gives you a small tour about Romania in general during the trip. We chose this activity even though we only stayed in Bucharest for three days but it worked out extremely well. Totally recommend it!

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May 9, 2022

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