Day trip

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

4.8 / 5

57 reviews

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

Activity provider: Bike The City Bucharest

Explore the roots of Dracula's legend on a day tour in a car with a panoramic roof. Visit two of Transylvania's most famous castles and find out how Romania became a constitutional monarchy with a borrowed king. Benefit from included hotel pickup.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from the reception of your hotel.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the amazing views the Prahova Valley route has to offer
  • Enjoy the last and most luxurious Romanian royal family estate, Peles Castle
  • Discover Dracula's story by visiting the medieval Bran Castle
  • Enjoy the car's panoramic roof top and the DVD system
Full description

Enjoy amazing views of the Prahova Valley on this day trip from Bucharest. Nothing will be left to the imagination as you travel to Peles Castle in a car with a panoramic roof. Admire the mysterious beauty of Bran Castle, more commonly known as "Dracula's Castle."

Built at the end of the 19th-century during more than 40 years of craftmanship, Peles Castle represents a blend of the neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its interior has over 170 rooms decorated in Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, and other styles.

The next attraction of the tour will be the medieval Bran Castle, the last royal estate of the Romanian monarchy. There, have the chance to immerse yourself into the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the real life person Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel was based on. Next, have a nice lunch and have a questions and answers session with your guide before going back to Bucharest. The tour will be done at a slow pace with a lot of time to take photos and enjoy the fascinating stories behind these places.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation by car/ minivan with AC
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel
  • Many useful city hints and recommendations
  • Free of charge extra services (on demand: restaurant bookings, surprises, etc)
  • Entrance fee to Bran Castle (if premium option selected)
  • Entrance fee to Peles Castle (if premium option selected)
  • Photography and video fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • On specific days some of the attractions might be closed so other attractions will be visited
  • When Peles Castle is closed then the early medieval Rasnov Citadel will be visited
  • Only small groups, maximum of 6 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a great time on this tour and enjoyed the personal attention we received. The guide (Horea) was really good, provided us with excellent information, and was a great driver. We were able to spend ample time at both castles and he got us back to Bucharest a little earlier which was fantastic. We recommend this tour and company.

June 21, 2021

We booked a small group day trip to see Dracula's Castle, they came and picked us up from our hotel. Because it was low season we were the only booking and this made the experience even more enjoiable! Alex is very friendly, fun and eager to share all his knwoledge and his experience, he knows loads of stories, and can explain different contexts of Romanian life/history/etc in a perfect English! Bran Castle is great, a must to see if you visit Romania however Peles Castle is the jewel a lot of people don't know about, for us it was the highlights of the tour! We ended the tour back at our hotel at 5:30 pm. Great overall experience, 100% recommend!

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March 11, 2020

Great choice! This full day was an incredible experience, we are so happy we booked it with this company. Transylvania and it's castles are fantastic but to be honest the guide is the highlights of the tour, so many fun stories and very good jokes, well done Mr. H and thank you!

February 29, 2020

Product ID: 93138