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Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

From US$ 78.11 per person

Discover two legendary Transylvanian castles on a full-day tour from Bucharest. Visit Dracula’s castle, hear the story of the Romanian Royal family at Peles Castle, and explore the city of Brasov with an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, French, Italian
Pickup included
• JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest, Romania - pickup at 07:30 • Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3, Bucharest, Romania - pickup at 07:40 • Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, Strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest, Romania - pickup at 07:50 • InterContinental Bucharest, Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4, Bucharest, Romania - pickup at 08:00

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the former royal residence of Peles Castle
  • Explore Dracula's castle, also known as Bran Castle
  • Stroll through the medieval streets of Brasov
  • Learn about the legend of Dracula and hear the story of Vlad the Impaler
  • Taste the flavors of traditional Romanian food
Full description
Home to one of the most famous counts in literary history, Transylvania is a must-see destination on any visit to Romania. On this full-day tour from Bucharest you will visit the historic region exploring the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian. After meeting your tour guide in your hotel, head to the historic region, bounded to the east and south by the dramatic Carpathian Mountains. Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Biblical Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peles Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated with the real Vlad the Impaler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire Count Dracula. The afternoon section of the tour also includes a short walk in Brasov, where you will get to sightsee the medieval town, one of the largest in Romania. Tour the historic streets and take in sights such as the Council Square, Black Tower and Black Church to get an idea what a typical old Transylvanian city looked like. At the end of the day, take in the gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest and are dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Italian & French, available on your mobile phone
  • Tour guide
  • Guided tour inside of Peles Castle
  • Guided tour inside of Bran Castle
  • Guided walking tour in Brasov
  • Wifi on-board
  • Guide assistance with purchasing the tickets
  • Pick-up and drop-off at hotel
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle (40 lei) and Dracula's Castle (45 lei)
  • Lunch (there will be a stop where you can purchase lunch)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets

Know before you go

  • 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). On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 years of age
  • Children and people with mobility impairments can be accommodated if you are booking a private tour
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual and the return may be later than scheduled (around 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
  • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide
  • The maximum size for this tour is 16 people
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 779 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The guide was good, the Dracula castle was a bit of a let down, Would have preferred to have a guide round this as well. The advertising for the various options was a bit unclear, some of the others in the group like us thought all admissions were paid, this was not the case, We had to pay admission into Peles and Bran Castles. Bus was comfortable and clean. The guide had great level of detail and could remember our names

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October 27, 2021

This was a great day out. The two castles were both spectacular (the inside of Peles is incredible). The drive through the mountains was enjoyable too, with lovely scenery along the way. Brasov was also well worth the visit and the guided walking tour showed us some of the main sites before some free time to explore. It's a packed itinery, but did not feel rushed.

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March 3, 2020

the day was full on and Mr Riga was very accommodating and nice throughout. We went on Monday so it was just the 3 of us so we had a private tour:) there is enough time to see the castles, stop at a brewery for a drink etc. The day is definitely worthwile and price more than reasonable even my children enjoyed it and that's a real achievement

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March 1, 2020

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