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

1. 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.

Peles Castle & Wine Tasting Tour - Full-Day from Bucharest

2. Peles Castle & Wine Tasting Tour - Full-Day from Bucharest

This full-day tour includes a visit to the Sinaia Monastery, the Royal Peles Castle, and wine tasting and traditional 3-course lunch at Azuga Wine Cellars. The winery dates from 1892 and was the official wine supplier of the Romanian Royal Family. Meet your driver in Bucharest and be taken to Sinaia, where you’ll visit the Sinaia Monastery. Founded in 1695, it was named after the famous monastery on Mount Sinai. There is a collection of valuable jewels here that belonged to the Cantacuzino family, and also a Romanian translation of the Bible, dating from 1668, and considered to be the earliest translation. Next on the itinerary is a stop at Peles Castle, also located in Sinaia. This is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful castles. Constructed of wood, stone, brick, and marble, the castle comprises over 160 rooms. It was built in the German Renaissance style, with elements from the German Baroque, Gothic, Italian Renaissance, and French Rococo styles. After being dazzled by the chateau’s splendors, you will discover the famous Romanian traditional food and wine. Enjoy a visit with wine tasting in a local wine cellar and Savor a traditional Romanian lunch in an excellent local restaurant.

From Bucharest: Romania Private Trip 4 Cities in 2 Days

3. From Bucharest: Romania Private Trip 4 Cities in 2 Days

Trek across Romania and admire the remarkable architecture and natural beauty of this richly historical region. From views of the vast Carpathian Mountains, to bone-chilling church grounds at Biertan, to a charming night in Brasov City. Your guide will lead you on the trip of a lifetime. Marvel at the magnificent Peleș Castle, and watch out for Dracula at the famous Bran Castle. Feel blessed at the serene grounds of Sinaia Monastery, cared for by Christian monks. Spend the night at Brasov, and take a stroll on the cobbled streets. Rest-up for your trip back in time, to the medieval town of Sighișoara. The nearby church at Biertan is a testament to the skill of ancient settlers. Explore the charming city of Sibiu, before viewing the masterfully built monastery and tomb in Cozia. Let your guide take the hassle out of getting around, and enjoy the picturesque scenery. You won't want to miss a minute.

Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

4. Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Count Dracula legend on a 2-day tour to Peles Castle and Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Wander the ornate rooms and gardens of former royal residences, and see Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century. The scenic drive takes you high up into the Carpathian Mountains where time has stood still at enchanting villages, and where Romanians head in the winter to ski at the mountain resort of Sinaia. Day 1: Bucharest - Sighisoara Following a pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest (or from Revolution Square at 09:00), cross the Carpathian Mountains en route to Sibiu, stopping at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges to explore the complex founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab in 1514-1517. During the summer (1 June - 15 September), the route to Sibiu takes the unique Transfagarasan Road across the Carpathians, climbing to an altitude of 2,000 meters at its highest point. Upon arrival in Sibiu, enjoy a quick tour of the medieval city center. Then, drive to Sighisoara on the picturesque Tarnava Mare River. Marvel at the beautifully preserved citadel, and wander the enclosed walls and cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century, and the 9 surviving towers, including the iconic Clock Tower. From the balcony of this former main gate to the city, enjoy beautiful views across the town and countryside. Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere at sights such as the former Church of the Dominican Monastery, where valuable relics include a fresco of the Saint Trinity, a carved altarpiece, and Oriental carpets. Day 2: Sighisoara - Brasov - Bran - Bucharest Today you will drive to Brasov to discover where Vlad the Impaler led his raids against the German Saxons. Explore the medieval city center on a tour of the Black Church, Town Hall, Black Tower, and Ecaterina Gate. Then, continue to “Dracula’s Castle,” located between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. More commonly known as “Bran Castle,” the important monument depends on the legend of Count Dracula for its reputation, but is also acclaimed for its beauty. Learn the history of the castle, from the 14th century to the day in December 1920 when the castle was donated to Queen Marie of Great Romania. Admire the fountains, lakes, and halt terraces of the former royal summer residence, and see the "Tea House" of Queen Marie. Continue to the beautiful mountain resort of Sinaia, known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians." Here, you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania's most exquisite palaces. Learn about the Romanian kings that used the castle as their summer residence as you admire its intricate façades and see wooden towers that reach for the sky. Discover the fountains and statues built by Viennese architects in the grounds, and imagine the balls, concerts, literary events, and theatrical performances of Romanian high society in days gone by. Wander the opulent interiors to find ebony, walnut and mother of pearl. Go to the terraces and grand outhouses of the castle complex, such as Pelisor Castle and Sinaia Monastery. Venture inside the Monastery, built by the "Spatar" (a high ranking noble of the Valahian Kingdom), Mihai Cantacuzino following his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The monastery contains religious icons and rare books, as well as an exhibition of pottery and porcelain that dates from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There will be time to visit the 19th-century wine cellars from Azuga, built by the Rhein family, official suppliers to the Royal Court. Purchase some authentic still wines and sparkling wines of Romania, before transferring back to Bucharest in the evening.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

5. 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 Brasov 3 castles : Peles , Bran , Cantacuzino

6. From Brasov 3 castles : Peles , Bran , Cantacuzino

Experience the wild beauty of Romania with a visit to the most iconic buildings in the country. After a hotel pick-up in Brasov, Your tour begins at Pele's Castle, a summer residence of the royal family. Built in the 19th century by Carol the First, it's the most beautiful castle in Romania. Then, visit the picturesque 17th century Sinaia Orthodox Monastery. Next ,stop at Cantacuzino Castle .The castle building, whose construction work was completed in 1911, was made according to the plans of the architect Grigore Cerchez, a prominent figure of the Neo-Romanian movement, at the request of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino (nicknamed "Nababul"). In 2022, the castle was used as a setting for "Nevermore Academy" in the Tim Burton series Wednesday, released on Netflix in 2022. Bran Castle, built in the 14th century and made famous by Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. Legends, spirits, and mysteries will alight your imagination whilst visiting Dracula's Castle. Here you'll have time to shop for lunch and browse the souvenir stalls. From here you will be returned back to Brasov with unforgettable memories.

From Bucharest: 7-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

7. From Bucharest: 7-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

This seven days tour in Romania, gives us the chance to cover ancient history by visiting medieval castles, fortified churches and find stories that only few people know. If you like to see the real Romania with one of the best guides in Romania, to have fun and to discover yourself, you just need to book this tour! Here you have the itinerary for the private tour: Total Duration: 7 days Day 1 : 1. Peles Castle 2. Sinaia Monastery 3. Old Town Brasov - Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Bran Castle / Dracula's Castle 2. Sighisoara Citadel Private Tour 3. Viscri Village - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Biertan Church 2. Sibiu City Tour 3. Orthodox Cathedral 4. Evangelical Cathedral in Sibiu - Overnight in Hunedoara Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4 : 1. Densus Temple 2. Corvin's Castle 3. Bigar Waterfall 4. Overnight in Drobeta Turnu Severin Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 5 : 1. Iron Gate River Cruise 2. Rock-Carved Statue of Decebal 3. Roman Ruins 4. Overnight in Drobeta Turnu Severin Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 6 : 1.Constantin Brancusi Sculptural Ensemble Targu Jiu 2. Horezu Monastery 3. Polovragi Cave 4. Overnight in Ramnicu Valcea Itinerary steps: 5 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 7 : 1. Poienari Fortress 2. Vidraru Dam 3. Curtea de Arges Monastery 4. Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: 4-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

8. From Bucharest: 4-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 4-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 4 days Day 1 : 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery 4. Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress 4. Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Sighisoara City Tour 2. Biertan Fortified Church 3. Alba Iulia City Tour 4. Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4 : 1. Sibiu City Tour 2. Transfagarasan Road (July-October) or Calimanesti Natural Springs 3. Poienari Fortress 4.Bucharest Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

9. From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 3-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 3 days Day 1 : 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery 4. Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress 4. Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Sighisoara City Tour 2. Sibiu City Tour 3. Calimanesti Natural Springs and Cozia Monastery 4. Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

10. From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

5 Days Tour in Romania An adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 5 days Day 1 : Bucharest City Tour 8 hours - Overnight in Bucharest Itinerary steps: 7 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included Day 2 : Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan (only between June and September), Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sibiu - Accommodation not included Day 3 : Biertan Fortified Church, Sighisoara’s Citadel, Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sighisoara - Accommodation not included Day 4 : Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) - Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Brasov - Accommodation not included Day 5 : Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Snagov Monastery - Dracula's Tomb - Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included

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A very successful excursion, we have had a great time. Our guide Vlad has been super professional, friendly and eager to explain everything about Romania. The trip is long but with him it becomes enjoyable and leaves you a lot of free time and you don't run from one side to the other. I should also rate the driver who has driven impeccably given the situation of the roads and traffic. I had doubts because it seemed cheap to me but it is worth it.

Valis our guide was the cool guy. The best thing about him that he wanted to help everyone. If i could have changed in this trip was dracaula castle was not that impressive instead brasov amazed me so skip that one if you can and opt for thr brasov as well as the bran castle.

Excellent organizational. Perfect guide. Many helpful info provided and assistance when needed. The planning of the tour is perfect.

Vlad turned out of being an excellent and mindful guide. Highly recommended!

A must experience if you visit Romania. Wonderful places.