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

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

From € 85 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest.

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour)

  • Bran Castle (guided tour)

  • 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
Benefit from hotel pickup from your centrally located hotel, hostel, or accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania in the medieval city of Brașov. Stop in the small town of Sinaia on the way 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 then visit the medieval city of Brașov and take a walking tour of the Old Town with a local guide. Benefit from some time at leisure before traveling back to Bucharest, where you will get dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Lesson on the legend of Count Dracula
  • Walking tour of Brașov
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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 361 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I booked this trip with my sister and we enjoyed every minute of it. The transportation was very comfy, our driver-guide showed up in time. Sorin (our guide) was very polite and made us feel comfortable as he was always cracking a joke. We loved the scenery and the landscape; we were in love with all the sites visited. We totally recommend it. The only thing is that we would like just a little bit more time in Braşov. :) Lydia&Katerina

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March 10, 2020

We had a great day with our guide Adrian. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and a good driver. He told us good stories about the places we visited and gave us good recommendations about the places where to eat. Peles and Bran Castles are beautiful and also the city of Brasov is a must see. I highly recommend this tour :)

March 9, 2020

The trip was really incredible value for money. Even while driving, our tour guide would give us useful tidbits of information to keep us entertained. And, the sheer amount of driving was nicely broken up with various stops. Brasov was a quaint, picturesque town to visit, and we were given free time to roam. Afterwards, the two castles were both stunning for different reasons. Bran Castle in particular provided plenty of opportunities to wander around - taking photos, buying souvenirs & trinkets, and sampling lovely local food. I would say the trip was the highlight of my stay in Bucharest, so thank you for that. Five stars.

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March 5, 2020

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