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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: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket

4. 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: 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, and the impressive Ceausescu's balcony with the wonderful view of UNIRSI Boulevard. 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: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

6. 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: Therme Bucuresti Entry Ticket with Transfers

7. Bucharest: Therme Bucuresti Entry Ticket with Transfers

Indulge in a relaxing, hassle-free day at the spa during your trip to Bucharest. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and transfer to the Therme Spa Bucharest, located in the north of the city. This is the biggest indoor wellness center in Europe and is definitely a must-visit attraction during your stay.  Upon your arrival, benefit from your skip-the-line admission ticket. This pass will give you access to all the 2 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. Drop-off at Baneasa Shopping Mall or Otopeni Airport can be arranged upon request.

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.

From Bucharest: Brasov Peles & Dracula's Castle Day Tour

9. From Bucharest: Brasov Peles & Dracula's Castle Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day small-group tour from Bucharest to the historical region of Transylvania. Uncover the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish, and Hungarian. See Dracula’s castle and Peles Castle and venture to Brasov for a guided walking tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and sit back and relax on the drive to Sinaia in the Transylvanian Alps. Sinaia is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. Visit the neo-classical Peles Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Continue to the medieval Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. Admire the castle's romantic setting on a forested hill. Gaze up at its imposing towers. Explore one of the largest medieval towns in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest.

Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

10. Bucharest: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk with a local friend during this guided tour to discover the highlights of Bucharest. Get an introduction to the city, while exploring popular sights, hidden corners, and historic squares. Make your way from the old city center to the iconic Palace of Parliament. Starting in the old city center, begin by visiting the oldest witnesses of Bucharest’s birth and development: Old Princely Court, Manuc's Inn, and Stravopoleos Church. Then, visit the most famous boulevard of Bucharest, Calea Victoriei, with its one-of-a-kind architecture and grandiose buildings like the National Military Circle, Telephone Palace, the Royal Palace of Bucharest, the Romanian Atheneum, and more. Take a break from the city sights and get the opportunity to relax and cool down into the lush Cismigiu Gardens, where you’ll also find Bucharest City Hall at the end. The Cismigiu Gardens is the oldest park in Bucharest. Pass into the 20th century and the Communist era by seeing the grandiose Ceausescu's Palace and Union Boulevard, which was designed to be longer and wider than Champs Elysee. End your visit at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest and the heaviest building in the world.

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based on 2,719 reviews

A wonderful experience. Our tour guide George told with an amazing enthusiasm and passion about the deeply scared but colourful and rich history of Romania. He took the time to show us some extra things that we requested and was a very good driver. Overall, a must do to get a feel of the real Romania!

Mihai was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He was very considerate and kind. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Nicholas was very knowledgeable about history. And friendly and funny.

Guide was vey good and he informed us everything in details

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