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Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

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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.
Small group available

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
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • 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
  • This tour takes place in a group of no more than 18 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 474 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 is mandatory to carry out this activity in Romania, the castles are incredible and Brasov is a beautiful city, we were lucky enough to be able to see everything covered in snow and that even improves the experience. The guide Gabriel could not be better, a kind, attentive person and always in a good mood.

March 14, 2022

Our Guide Gabriel was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a small group so we had plenty of time. Pelles Castle is very impressive. It has so many of the originals in place and each room was in a different theme. The lunch was very good and Gabriel called in our orders so the lunch was ready when we arrived. Highly recommend Pelles castle, tour guide and company. Bran Castle is ok. It is nice to say you went but it was totally refurbished and only the castle structure is original.

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January 16, 2022

We met Gabi in the morning on the scheduled time. Went to the stunning Peles Castle, after we stopped for lunch, I had a tradicional Romenian stew, it was beautiful! After lunch we went to Bran Castle and then we stopped in Braşov for a bit. Gabion was very informative during the entire journey. Thank you.

November 3, 2021

Product ID: 117010