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

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

From US$ 24.18 per person

Discover some of the medieval castles of Transylvania on a full-day tour from Bucharest and visit the castle most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Visit Peleș Castle and take a walking tour of Brașov.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest, Please contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time.

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Bran Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (guided tour)

  • Bucharest

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Discover the incredible wilderness of Transylvania
  • Visit medieval Bran Castle and Peleș Castle
  • Learn about facts and fiction as you hear about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula
  • Explore the medieval city of Brasov
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lesson on the legend of Count Dracula
  • Walking tour of Brașov
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle (approx 17.50 EUR per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Photo fees at Peleș Castle

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle are not included in the tour price
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep. 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep. 14)
  • In the event of heavy traffic on the roads, occasionally the tour can take more than 12 hours
  • If you are planning to join this trip with preschool aged children please contact the supplier and bring your own child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 904 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Gabriel was a wonderful guide! One can tell he has a passion for these tours and the stories he tells! Unfortunately, we had a group who had no sense of punctuality which delayed our tour significantly. Gabriel had more patience than they deserved and handled the situation professionally, and for that I applaud him!!

January 31, 2023

wonderful landscapes. comfortable bus. guide prepared but very hasty in the various stages. the departure is very early and there are no stops to have breakfast, if you take a quick tour and give up a few photos in the first castle there is a bar but we, for example, enjoyed the place and had lunch directly after visiting the second castle. castles can only be paid for in LEI otherwise you have to book online. a small criticism to the organizer as I sent a couple of emails in the days before departure without ever receiving an answer that maybe I would have liked and I would have been calmer. I received an email from them the day before the trip with the pick-up time and directions (very close to our hotel).

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January 30, 2023

The excursion is very good and the towns are very beautiful. We really liked Peles' castle, but on the other hand, Dracula's castle seemed very beautiful on the outside, but on the inside they focused more on giving a show than on telling the story. The guide, very nice, answered all our questions

January 26, 2023

Product ID: 117010