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From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

Activity provider: Trip2Ro

From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

Activity provider: Trip2Ro
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Enjoy a visit to the most famous castles in Romania, including Peles Castle and Bran Castle, and free time in Brasov in the old town.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
The local partner will email you the day before your tour around 7 PM with the pickup time and location. Wait at the pickup point 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 2 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful and historic Castle of Peles
  • See the Bran Castle and discover why it's known as Dracula's Castle
  • Explore the magical old town of Brasov
Full description

Discover some of Romania's most famous castles on a guided tour from Bucharest. See Peles Castle and Bran Castle, and take some free time to stroll through the Old Town of Brasov.

Following pickup from Bucharest by bus, leave the city for Sinaia. Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the kings of Romania. Here, admire furniture, ornamental objects, carpets, tapestries, sculptures, paintings and collections of weapons from the 15th to 19th centuries. Continue to Bran with its famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Learn about the castle's history and how it had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Enjoy free time in Brasov and admire the town's houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and neo-Classic style. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers and the Weaver's Bastion. Also, learn about Catherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress and its 4 little towers symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives. Later, return to Bucharest with drop-off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking driver and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select accommodations in central Bucharest
  • Entrance tickets to Bran Castle (45 RON) or Peles Castle (50 RON)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Students and seniors receive a discount at Peles and Bran Castle
  • This tour can be booked from Monday to Sunday
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from November 1, 2022 - May 5, 2023. If your tour is booked within this time period, you will see Peles Castle from the outside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was a great trip and it was great value for money. Although we were a big group (approx 50), it didn't really matter. The guide Vlad was very informative and knowledgeable and supplied us with very useful information throughout the day. If you are going on this trip, I recommend bringing cash for Peles Castle in particular.

January 29, 2023

Excellent value for money! Our tour guide, Mr. Tudor, a nice local gentleman, was attentive to every detail: from the information to the meeting point, taking care of everyone with due attention! Nice tour, I was happy with the places I visited, the only caveat is that Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until May '23. For those wishing to book, I recommend from Wednesday onwards because it really deserves a lot!

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January 23, 2023

I can only recommend the tour. Vlad was an impeccable guide, he explained the history of Romania and the cities we visited very well without ever being trivial or boring, indeed, always with a joke ready. I really appreciated that while Patriotism was very candid about the negatives of Romania and dos/don'ts and gave us tips on what he thought was a tourist trap scam, not everyone is so sincere. The day (long, almost 14 hours) literally flew by and even tiredness took a back seat. Peles castle takes your breath away how beautiful it is, as well as the city of Brasov. The same cannot be said of Bran Castle, in my opinion ugly (but they are tastes) and truly commercialized to the max. For the rest nothing can be said, it is a tour that is worth the money spent to the last penny!

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January 21, 2023

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