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Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

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Discover some of the medieval castles of Transylvania on a full-day tour from Bucharest and visit the castle most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Visit Peleș Castle and take a walking tour of Brașov.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest, Please contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time.

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Bran Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (guided tour)

  • Bucharest

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Discover the incredible wilderness of Transylvania
  • Visit medieval Bran Castle and Peleș Castle
  • Learn about facts and fiction as you hear about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula
  • Explore the medieval city of Brasov
Full description

Discover the sights and notable cities of Transylvania on this guided tour from Bucharest. Visit historic castles and a medieval town as you immerse yourself in this atmospheric region.

Benefit from pickup from your accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania, and the medieval city of Brașov. Stop in the small town of Sinaia and visit Peleș Castle to explore the former summer palace of the Romanian royals. Continue to Bran, famous for the imposing fortress connected to the legend of Count Dracula. Hear tales about the real-life Vlad the Impaler, said to have inspired Bram Stoker. Get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the remains of the citadel. Enjoy some free time to find keepsakes in the souvenir market, and before taking a walking tour of Brașov's medieval Old Town with a local guide. Benefit from some time at leisure before traveling back to Bucharest, and drop-off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lesson on the legend of Count Dracula
  • Walking tour of Brașov
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle (approx 17.50 EUR per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Photo fees at Peleș Castle
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle are not included in the tour price
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep. 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep. 14)
  • If Peles Castle is closed, the Sinaia Monastery and the torture chambers of Bran Castle will be visited instead
  • In the event of heavy traffic on the roads, occasionally the tour can take more than 12 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 549 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It's a very good opportunity to visit these regions as are too far away from Bucharest. It was time consuming but deserved the time. The bad thing is that we had very few time on each stop. We had only 45 minutes in Brasov and we had only time to eat fast food... We didn’t have time to go to various shops ☹️

September 8, 2022

A long day and a lot of it, by necessity, spent on a coach. I suspect because I'm from the UK and compare castles to the likes of Windsor and Buckingham Palace, I found both Peles and Bran castle very small ... but perfectly formed nonetheless. Guide clearly knew his stuff and his english was excellent.

August 30, 2022

We enjoyed the trip very much. Our guide, Gabriel, was very professional, well organized and informative. On the way back, we used a different route to escape the traffic jam and it was magnificent. We went through beautiful villages and enjoyed amazing mountain and forest scenery (it was like a bonus trip :))

August 30, 2022

Product ID: 117010