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

1. 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 your hotel, 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 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 infamous Vlad the Impaler.

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

2. 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: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

3. Bucharest: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

Enjoy a full-day car, van, or bus tour from Bucharest to the historic 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 which is 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 in medieval town's in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Tour the historic streets and take in sights such as the Council Square, Black Tower and Black Church to get an idea what a typical old Transylvanian city looked like. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest and are dropped off at your hotel.

Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle and Brasov

4. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle and Brasov

Enjoy day trip from Bucharest to Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. Explore underground exhibition in the Time Tunnel. Learn about Transylvania’s history and mythology on the journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the city of Brasov on a guided tour. Be picked up at your accommodation or a centrally-located meeting point. Sit back and relax as on the drive. Transylvania’s legendary castle Bran Castle. Experience going 30 meters underground the castle to the Time Tunnel. Reach the tunnel by using an elevator located in the courtyard of the castle. Experience a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition in the tunnel. Admire the Medieval architecture of this castle which has inspired so many myths and legends. After the tour of the castle, have time to purchase lunch in Brasov, a picturesque city in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains.  Follow your local guide on a tour of t Brasov. Visit Brasov’s Council Square, the incredible Black Church, and the city’s old defensive walls. Return to Bucharest at the end of your tour. 

Brasov: Smartphone Treasure Hunt Tour

5. Brasov: Smartphone Treasure Hunt Tour

Explore the most beautiful tourist attractions in Brasov on a unique self-guided tour through the city via a treasure hunt game on your phone. Starting at Transilvania University and ending in Council Square, solve clues, unveil interesting details about Brasov's history, and see where the route takes you. Spot Catherine's Gate, Black Church, and other iconic sights. During the hunt, you’ll discover what order of knights founded the city, the story behind Brasov’s old name, and the secrets that have been buried here since medieval times.

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What people are saying about Black Church

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,084 reviews

Six star tour with the awesome guide Andrei. Small intimate guided tour of max 8 with real care to attention from beginning. The friendest guide driver and all Andrei made trip perfect. Remember expect min 12hrs traffic depending. First stop Peles Castle. Spent 40 mins Andrei very informative & relaxed Another 40 minutes to take in breath taking vista & coffee. Onto Brasova and 20 minutes tour Central Old Town. 90 minutes for lunch & explore. Very affordable. Andrei NOT pushing any sales! Then 30 minutes drive to Bran Castle. This was anti climax as too many tacky tourist souvenir stands at entrance. Castle very small with own history but again mountainous vistas are breathtaking in 30 degrees heat. Returned back Bucharest 12 hrs. Safe driver. Be prepared for longer days when traffic worst(15hrs+!).The comfortable intimate trip with Outstanding Andrei makes the trip a must!

My guide was Andrei and he was very entertaining and like everything, he makes the pace of the tour very fast and very pleasant.

Everything is perfect. Respect for schedules. Guide Mathieu and Pierre driver very friendly and helpful. Very good day.

We really enjoyed. Thank you so much Ovi. Professional tour guide and excellent driver. Recommend to everyone

The tour guide was really awesome and the trip as a whole was really great!