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Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, & Brasov Old Town

1. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, & Brasov Old Town

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, 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.

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

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

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.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

3. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

Escape the bustle of Bucharest and spend a day immersing yourself in the landscapes and landmarks of Transylvania. Encounter the historic castles, rich scenery, and evocative atmosphere of this unique region. Enjoy a pickup from nearby meeting points, and guided tours of these fascinating monuments. Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Next, enjoy free time for lunch in the town of Brasov. Start exploring this fascinating Transylvanian town from its main square, and stroll around its well-kept historical center as you see sights like the Gothic Black Church, old City Hall, and the narrowest street in Europe. Encounter Bran Castle for your final tour stop, also commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Take a walk inside its grandiose towers and down its winding narrow staircases and passages, and learn about the infamous Vlad the Impaler.

Bucharest: Therme Bucuresti Entry Ticket with Bathrobe

4. Bucharest: Therme Bucuresti Entry Ticket with Bathrobe

Relax in a hot sauna surrounded by 1500 palm trees and over 800,000 plants with this entry ticket to Therme Bucuresti in Bucharest. Wander between the dry saunas, thermal pools, and wet saunas as you explore the Therme. As you enter the spa, pick up your comfortable robe and towel and choose where you want to relax first. Explore the 3 areas, including the 6 dry saunas, 4 wet saunas, 10 thermal pools, and many water slides. Galaxy Area This area is geared towards family fun, with water slides for kids of all ages, an indoor wave pool, an outdoor pool with a pool bar, a sandy beach during summer, and a relaxing zone for health and pampering. The Palm Area Head here to enjoy a holiday area devoted to relaxation with indoor and outdoor pools, terraces, fine-sand beach during summer, jacuzzi, mineral pools, tropical vegetation, hydro massage beds, sun loungers, and a restaurant with international cuisine. Elysium Area Come to this wellness area to relax in the themed saunas, swim in a panoramic indoor pool with a pool bar, eat the à la carte restaurant, or read a book on the terrace. If you wish, upgrade your experience with essential oils, peeling, and face mask treatments (available for purchase onsite).

Bucharest: Palace of Parliament Tickets and Guide

5. Bucharest: Palace of Parliament Tickets and Guide

Once arrived at the venue, your host will make sure you accommodate and introduce you to the guide. Pass the metal detectors, your first stop will be in the Honor Hallway, a place full of torsos representing some of the most representative Romanian kings from the Middle Ages to the modern days like Vlad Dracula. Next step will be the enormous hallways and the rooms that are named after of some of the most important Romanian artists, poets and writers : N. Balcescu, M. Kogalniceanu etc. Throughout the tour you will admire the Pink room dedicated to ONU meetings, the Music Hall, location where some of world's biggest artists performed. Your tour will end in something that is believed to be Europe's biggest ballroom, comparable to the size of four football fields attached one to the other.

Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

6. Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

Experience one of the top attractions during your visit to Bucharest, with a planned visit to the Parliament Palace. The Palace was ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu, the dictator of Communist Romania and it was constructed between 1984-1997. Started during the darkest period of communism, Ceausescu's mad dream became the largest building in Europe and the 2nd largest building in the world. Start the tour by skipping the line with your fast-access ticket. Meet the Bucharest Parliament Official Guide, and begin your exploration of the building's interiors. Immerse yourself in the history and contemporary realities of this unique building during a captivating tour that covers 3 levels of the building.  Begin on the ground floor where the entrance is located. Learn an array of mesmerizing facts including how the Palace has a height of 84 meters (276 ft), a floor area of 365,000 square meters (3,930,000 sq ft), and how it is the heaviest building in the world. Then, head up to the 1st level where the main meeting rooms are located together with the Ballroom.  As you admire the interiors and architecture, find out about how the building contains almost 500 chandeliers, over 1400 mirrors and ceiling lights, 35 million cubic feet of marble, and 32 million cubic feet of wood together with carpets and other decorations make this building a place like no other. Listen to other mind-boggling facts including how the building has 8 underground levels, the last one being a nuclear bunker, linked to the main state institutions by 20 km of catacombs.

Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

7. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania. Discover some of the historic castles of the region, and visit the city of Brasov. Start your tour with pickup from certain pickup points in Bucharest and drive towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count. Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

Bucharest: Palace of Parliament Tickets and Guided Tour

8. Bucharest: Palace of Parliament Tickets and Guided Tour

Known in the past as the Casa Republicii, then Casa Poporului, but not for the people, it is the main symbol of the Communist Era, meant to house the ministries, the Communist party offices or apartments of high functionaries. It was built starting 1984 on the safest place in the city, considering the high risk for earthquakes, has 12 storeys and 4 underground levels. Along the tour you will pass by the most important rooms in the building, conference halls, balcony with the great view of the main square, main staircases, large hallways and impressive galleries. You will be surprised by the lavishly decorated interiors, all made by local materials (marble, crystal, carpets, curtains, stucco) and by the local craftsmen.

Bucharest: Therme Bucuresti Transfer with Optional Ticket

9. Bucharest: Therme Bucuresti Transfer with Optional Ticket

Indulge in a relaxing, hassle-free day at the spa during your trip to Bucharest. Enjoy a convenient transfer to the Therme Spa Bucharest, located in the north of the city. This is the biggest indoor wellness center in Europe and is a must-visit attraction during your stay.  Choose to include your entry ticket and upon arrival, benefit from quick skip-the-line entry. This pass will give you access to both areas of the Spa: Galaxy and The Palm. The spa complex boasts 10 thermally heated pools, 11 saunas, 16 water slides, and the biggest botanical garden in Romania. After this, take advantage of the curative infra-red effects while relaxing on the bed or savor a cocktail at the pool bar. After you have replenished your energy, the driver will transfer you back to Bucharest.

Bucharest: Therme București Entry Ticket with Transportation

10. Bucharest: Therme București Entry Ticket with Transportation

You have the opportunity to relax at the largest wellness spa in Europe The program you buy is described in detail below Located 20 km from the center of Bucharest, we offer you a transport service (round trip) and tickets included at Therme -The transfer included with pick-up from the center from fixed points The Therme express transfer includes 3 pick-up points from the center of Bucharest, you must select one: - pick up 1-Boulevard Regina Elisabeta no 5 (Ghe Lazar Statue 44°26'05.9"N 26°06'02.4"E on Google Maps https://maps.app .goo.gl/Ju6GyVum2Ag4QrJh8), - pick up 2-Bulevard Nicolae Balcescu no. 4 (next to the Grand Hotel Bucharest) - pick up 3-Piata Romana no. 8. When you make the reservation, please select one of these meeting points -Please note that the GetYourGuide voucher is not the entrance ticket to the Therme. The tickets for Therme will be provided by our staff when boarding the bus!!!never on location Therme -At the therme you have your ticket on a line intended for reservations and includes 2 zones - The Galaxy Zone of Therme Bucharest is a wellness and entertainment zone for families, without age restrictions, which makes it enjoyable for visitors of all ages. It offers a wide range of water attractions especially for children, such as 16 water slides, an indoor wave pool, an outdoor pool and a sandy beach with palm trees (in the summer season). In addition, adults can enjoy various relaxation facilities such as saunas, hydromassage baths, hydromassage beds, infrared armchairs and a pool bar for a complete wellness experience. -The Palm zone at Therme Bucharest features many wellness and relaxation options such as three mineral pools, an outdoor jacuzzi, a steam room, hydro-massage beds, and sun loungers for relaxation. It has a lush botanical garden that provides a calming tropical atmosphere to unwind in. Visitors can enjoy dining at Humboldt restaurant and also participate in activities like yoga and pilates. This zone is not accessible for children, ensuring a tranquil atmosphere for adults. - Optional -Elysium-you pay a supplement of approximately 7 euros / person / 4.5 hours, payment is made at the exit Therme Bucharest’s Elysium zone offers a unique relaxation experience. It features 10 saunas, including 6 themed ones like the Himalayan, Alhambra, and Hollywood saunas. Visitors can unwind in the panoramic indoor mineral pool and savour Thai cuisine at The Mango Tree restaurant. Elysium also provides indoor and outdoor relaxing spaces, as well as Aufguss therapies. It is reserved for adult -Inside, follow the safety regulations that you will receive at the entrance -At the end of the relaxation at the time established in the reservation, the driver will wait for you in the parking lot to bring you to your initial destination -You can agree to stop at Otopeni airport, Baneasa Feeria mall or on the route without deviating Thank you for your choice!

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Our tour with Dani was just great! Everything was organized in a timely manner. The information during the tour was interesting and very entertaining. Thank you for the exceptionally beautiful day 😃

Beautiful day, tiring but interesting. Peleş Castle and the center of Braşov are worth it. Bran Castle is a little less so. Emanuel the guide was fantastic, kind, funny and always available.

Dani is the perfect guide for a trip of this level, I appreciated everything and I hope the best for you forever ✈️

Emanuel was amazing. He connected with the group and managed expectations. Because of him we had an amazing time.

very good guide! it would be nice to have more time to visit brazov