Day trip

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

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania

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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from selected centrally located hotels and hostels in Bucharest.
Small group available


  • 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 1604 reviews

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I really enjoyed this tour a lot, we visited 2 castle (very different one from the other) and visited a beautiful city, Brasov. I really recommend this tour to anyone but what really made the difference is our tour guide Rodica, she was very nice, had the knowledge and the experience that with the driver were able to avoid traffic jams and cut the line in every place we visited so we did not have to wait in line too long. We had 1.5 -2 hrs free time at each place so we did not feel rushed and had time to explore the area after every tour in the castle or city. Our tour guide gave us a lot information about what we were seeing and definitely This is a must see tour.

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July 14, 2022

Our guide Monica, was fabulous and informative. Monica is very nice and helpful person, she is very knowledge about the places we went to and Romania in general. It is an all day trip but you get to see a lot for for amount of time. You can visit two beautiful castles and a a historical city of Brasov. Definitely worth it. The food in Brasov is wonderful.

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June 23, 2022

Very nice trip, it is very nice to see the castles and Brasov. We had a very good guide too. The forests on the way look very impressive. The only disadvantage is that the trip is a bit expensive overall as the tickets for the castles are extra and you should also consider food at Brasov.

June 12, 2022

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