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

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

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.

From Bucharest: Peles and Dracula's Castle Full Day Trip

2. From Bucharest: Peles and Dracula's Castle Full Day Trip

Travel with your guide in the morning from Bucharest to the countryside. See famous architecture, including Dracula's Castle, and ancient architecture in Brasov before returning to your accommodation. Leave the city with your guide on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Admire a museum of furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, and a weaponry collections from the 15th up to the 19th century. Continue the journey to Bran, famous for Bran Castle, also called Dracula's Castle, known for its significance in local and history, and literature.

Sinaia: Peleș Castle Tour with An Expert Guide

3. Sinaia: Peleș Castle Tour with An Expert Guide

After meeting your guide just outside the Peleș Castle, your 1-hour guided tour will start as you are transported into the history of this amazing building. Walk through the impressive hallway on the ground floor where you can admire the enormous reception room and the four statues representing the four seasons. Next, see one of the biggest weapon collections Romania and Europe has ever seen, totalling more then 4000 pieces from all over the world. Move on to see the king's office followed by the Arabic and the Turkish rooms. As you explore the 1st floor, see the large number of rooms used by different members of the royal house, including the king's and queen's apartments. Most impressive amongst these rooms is the imperial apartment, specially decorated for the Austrian Emperor, who, somewhat ironically, never spent a night in the castle.   This is a truly magical place to visit and a must-see for every Romania visitor. Soak up the magnificent atmosphere and enjoy this tour guided through the past.

3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour

4. 3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour

Explore some of the most important sites in the legendary Transylvania region of Romania on a 3-day package tour from Bucharest. With bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3-star hotel, you will explore the city of Sibiu, once ranked by Forbes Magazine as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live.” Visit medieval castles and monasteries, and explore the fable of Count Dracula. Day 1: Depart from Bucharest and visit the Moorish Monastery of Curtea de Argeș, built by the ruler of Wallachia, Prince Neagoe Basarab, in 1514. Continue to the small Cozia Monastery to discover one of the most important monuments of national medieval art in Romania. After a break for lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant, drive through the stunning Translyvanian landscape to Sibiu, historic capital of the Principality of Transylvania. The former German medieval citadel, with documentation dating back to 1191, is one of the most beautiful towns in Romania, with many historic buildings that you will explore on a walking tour of the Old Town. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner, with overnight accommodation in Sibiu town center. Day 2: After breakfast, depart Sibiu for the Biertan commune, where you will tour one of the most important Saxon villages of fortified churches in Transylvania, including the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built between 1490 and 1524. Continue to the medieval citadel of Sighișoara, which dates back to 1280 and is home to the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated. During a walking tour, visit the city’s landmark Clock Tower for panoramic views across the ancient houses. After lunch, head to Brasov, surrounded by the Southern Carpathians. The first documented evidence of the medieval citadel dates back to 1235. Birthplace of the Romanian national anthem – and briefly renamed “Stalin City” during the Communist era – Brasov boasts beautiful Gothic churches, medieval buildings, and the narrowest street in Romania, which you will explore on a guided walking tour. Day 3: Following an overnight stay in Brasov, start your day at the city’s Black Church, built in 1383, and the most important tourist site in Brasov. Then, drive to the legendary Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), perched on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Marked as the home of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, explore the castle grounds and museum, before a traditional lunch. Continue your tour at Sinaia, a lovely mountain resort in the Prahova River valley, and visit Peleș Castle, built by the first king of Romania, Carol I. Tour the exquisite Neo-Renaissance building, built between 1875 and 1914, and end your tour of Transylvania’s architectural delights at Sinaia Monastery, founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in the 17th century upon his return from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. After exploring the Old Church and the 19th century Great Church, drive back to Bucharest for the end of your tour.

Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

5. Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

Early in the morning you leave Bucharest behind and drive north to get in the Carpathian Mountains. First stop of the day is Peles Castle. this is a overwhelming site built by the first Romanian king, Carol I. In this fairy tale location you are going to learn more about Monarchy in Romania and its heritage. You will discover all the wonders of this beautiful palace which seems frozen in time. Next you will push further north to cross the mountains and finally get to the historical region of Transylvania. Over here you will start your vampire hunt in order to find out all about Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stocker's Dracula. The next stop is the medieval castle of Bran, also known as Dracula's Castle. After Bran you are heading to the 13th century medieval fortress of Rasnov, an impressive site built on a mountain top overlooking the whole valley around. This awesome site was actually built by the Teutonic Knights when they first came here almost 800 years ago. Last stop of the day is the medieval part of the city of Brasov. Take a walking city tour of this charming old town with its impressive history and landmarks. From here your are starting your journey back to Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

6. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

7. From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

Enjoy amazing views of the Prahova Valley on this day trip from Bucharest. Nothing will be left to the imagination as you travel to Peles Castle in a car with a panoramic roof. Admire the mysterious beauty of Bran Castle, more commonly known as "Dracula's Castle." Built at the end of the 19th-century during more than 40 years of craftmanship, Peles Castle represents a blend of the neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its interior has over 170 rooms decorated in Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, and other styles. The next attraction of the tour will be the medieval Bran Castle, the last royal estate of the Romanian monarchy. There, have the chance to immerse yourself into the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the real life person Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel was based on. Next, have a nice lunch and have a questions and answers session with your guide before going back to Bucharest. The tour will be done at a slow pace with a lot of time to take photos and enjoy the fascinating stories behind these places.

From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

8. From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

Visit 2 historic castles in Transylvania on a guided day trip from Bucharest, including the stunning Bran Castle in the medieval city of Brasov, where the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula is said to have lived. Following pickup from your hotel, make your way into the Carpathian Mountains and stop in the charming town of Sinaia, famous for its 17th-century royal residence. Admire the Neo-Renaissance beauty of Peleș Castle, strategically located on a medieval route that linked Transylvania and Wallachia.   Cross the mountains to discover the medieval fortress most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Learn the extraordinary history of Bran Castle on a small group tour exclusive to you. Get some free time to browse the souvenir market, and then visit Brasov to see the impressive medieval and Gothic architecture on a walking tour of the historic city center.

Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

9. Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

Travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day van or car excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Visit Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel and uncover the secrets of Dracula's castle. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the city center of Bucharest. Relax on the drive through Prahova Valley to Peles Castle, which was once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. Explore this 19th-century fortress which has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stop at a mountain pass to purchase lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Drive through the scenic countryside to Bran Castle, which was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers. Admire the artesian wells connected to an underground network in its its inner courtyard. Return to your accommodation in the city center Bucharest at the end of your tour.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Sinaia

10. From Bucharest: Day Trip to Sinaia

After being picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest travel to the stunning city of Sinaia. You will start the day in Sinaia by visiting Peles, the palace of the first Romanian king. After your palace visit you take a short walk to the smaller, but equally beautiful palace, Pelisor. After you finish exploring the royal estate you go to the beautiful Sinaia Monastery. In the afternoon you will take a short drive to Azuga and visit the Rhein Wine Cellar to learn about the production of sparkling wine. Then enjoy some delicious local sparkling wine. End your day by visiting the charming memorial house of the great Romanian composer, George Enescu.

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What people are saying about Peleș Castle

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I was reading so many things about Serban that I really wanted to have him as my guide... and I did! Honestly? I wanted to give this experience 5 stars from the moment he spoke to me. He was wonderful throughout! His sense of humour and his energetic personality made this one of the best parts of my trip in Romania. Definitely recommend this tour, you won't regret it! Some things were of course unavoidable, like traffic in the roads and big crowds at the places we visited, but these kinds of things can happen even if you make the trip on your own. It was still enjoyable, since Serban didn't allow for anyone to get bored since he was cracking up jokes all the time. My only advice: DO NOT BE LATE for pick-up, because they don't wait, and rightfully so, since there are deadlines that must be met. Yes, they contact you and give you a chance to come, but they can only do so much since there are other people who were on time, waiting to begin their excursion.

Great your. Serban was an enthusiastic guide who has the clients best interest in mind. The tour with him was fun, educational, and well executed. Thank you Serban and our excellent drive. Highly recommend it.

Very good tour, the guide was knowledgeable and very good at time management. Having the skip-the-line included was really handy, especially for Bran castle. I recommend!

The tour guide Riga was well versed and then driver Dio was excellent. The van was in good condition and clean.

Amazing tour with an excellent guide! Had a really good time and I would definitely suggest this tour.