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  • From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

    1. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

    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.

    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 a walking tour of the town of Brasov. Start 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 inf...

    Overall this is a pleasant experience that was worth the price. The drive from / to Bucharest is the longest part. That's why I feel this trip's decision to include two castles and a town is good. The long ride is not justified by a single destination. Be ready to return late (we arrived back around 21:30). Also take some snacks as the meal times can vary.

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

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

    Following pick-up, 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. Continue with a short tour of 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 symboli...

    The trip was perfect It’s was one of the best day Take the driver Marius Panzariu He is so funny And know a lot about all the details of every place we go

  • From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    3. From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania.

    Start your tour by driving 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.

    This is was a wonderful tour and better than what I expected! We were picked up at 8 am by a Mercedes sprinter and greeted by Euguene, who was an excellent tour guide throughout. The journey to peles castle was about 2 hours but the views were on the way were enjoyable. We spent over 2 hours at Peles and and Eugene was very knowledgable about the place. Next, there was a short journey to Bran castle and this castle from the outside was stunning as were the views - breathtaking! Again, we had a personal tour of the castle while we were given free time to look around a Bran itself and have some food! Finally, another short trip to Brashov and a quick tour of the city centre which was very beautiful - this was rather short but I think it was enough! The journey back to Bucharest was 3 hours! Overall, this was excellent value for money and was an enjoyable day taking in some landmarks of Romania! Euguene and the driver were friendly, helpful and knowledge - they made this tour!

  • Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

    4. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

    Head for the evocative landscape of Transylvania on this inclusive excursion. Tour 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 travel...

    the tour was superb! you cant go wrong with our driver/tour guide! he was simply the best!

  • From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

    5. From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

    In the morning meet the guide in Bucharest. Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. The Peles Castle is 44 kilometers away from Brasov in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire 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 with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The first documentation about Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Throughout history, the Castle had a strategic mission of acting as a border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary...

    Koka was an excellent guide and driver. He provided us with lots of useful information. It was an awesome day out. Highly recommend

  • Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace: Half-Day Tour

    6. Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace: Half-Day Tour

    Enjoy a wonderful half-day tour from Bucharest and visit 2 of Romania's most fascinating sights. Begin the tour directly at your hotel, where will you be picked up by your guide and driver. Enjoy a short drive to the first stop on the tour, the stunning Mogosoaia Palace. Built between at the end of the 17th century in what is known as the Romanian Renaissance style or, alternately, the Brâncovenesc style, the palace comprises a unique combination of Venetian and Ottoman architectural and decorative elements. Explore the beautiful palace and its surroundings, including the Gheorghe Bibescu Chapel, St. George’s Church, and the Mogosoaia greenhouses. Continue the tour with a short drive to the spectacular Snagov Monastery an important medieval monument located on an island on the Northern part of Lake Snagov. Discover the stunning interior of the monastery and find the alleged final resti...

    Excellent tour! Amazing guide and driver. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a short trip outside of Bucharest.

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

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

    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. Depart from the Romanian Athenaeum on Revolution Square at 08:00 am and 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 Peleș 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 wit...

    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.

  • 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.

    The driver/tour guide Marius was very informative, warm, and hospitable with perfect English language and a lot of knowledge.he was also very well with shortcuts of the road and his driving was safe. Peles castle was beautiful with all the detailing of the interior beautifully crafted. Bran castle was more plain bit, was expecting more about Dracula but its not revolving alot about the myth. Brasov was a beautiful and cozy and ive wished i spent more days at Brasov.

  • Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

    9. Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

    Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasts. Admire impressive 17th-century churches, well-preserved traditional houses, and imposing French style palaces alongside communist era buildings and glass office towers.

    Get picked up at your accommodation in central Bucharest, then head to the Parliament Palace. There, take a tour inside the second-largest building in the world and the seat of the Romanian Parliament in the post-communist years.

    Next, move on to the Village Museum (Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"), an open-air museum situated on the shore of the scenic Herastrau Lake. Explore a micro-universe of the traditional Romanian village with houses representing all regions of Romania.

    From there, head to Bucharest Old Town for a walking tour, the former quarter where the merchants and craftsmen lived and worked that ...

  • Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

    10. Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

    You'll begin with a stop to Constitution Square to see the outside of the Parliament Building, a majestic monument which is second only to the Pentagon in terms of political-building size. You'll then take a walking tour of the historic center of Bucharest, a completely pedestrian area with the remains of the princely fortress of Vlad the Impaler. From there you will encounter the 16th-century palatine church and the Stavropoleos Church, an architectural jewel of the 18th century. On the southeastern side of the plateau you will find the former Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (1904), a monumental portico building with a characteristic dome which sheltered the National Assembly before later becoming home to the country’s Parliament. Following that you will visit the Village Museum, founded by a Romanian sociologist and built in 1936 with the collaboration of construction experts, anthr...

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4.7 / 5

based on 3,613 reviews

I enjoyed Marius the guide a lot as the tour guide and driver! The anecdotes, history and personal opinions he told us on the way and at the castles, streets and gardens were very clear and very interesting. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone! And consider booking the 2 or 3-day tours since they are more flexible and allow you to experience the places and Romania itself much better. I would only suggest talking more peacefully about the roads and them bad drivers :))

Overall this is a pleasant experience that was worth the price. The drive from / to Bucharest is the longest part. That's why I feel this trip's decision to include two castles and a town is good. The long ride is not justified by a single destination. Be ready to return late (we arrived back around 21:30). Also take some snacks as the meal times can vary.

The tour was very well organised. Right from pick up till back all was good. Our tour guide Emmanuel was knowledgeable and was very helpful as well. Would definitely recommend this tour

Nice places to see, it seems a long day but totally worth the while. The lunch could be made shorter if there were options to preorder ahead, to save some time.

I enjoyed a trip which included a variety of destinations with a knowledgable and attentive host He always made himself available to us when we wanted help