Day trip

Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

Activity provider: TransVision Bucharest
Day trip

Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

Activity provider: TransVision Bucharest

From US$ 102.38 per person

Explore Romanian architecture on this van or car day trip from Bucharest to Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel, and Bran Castle. Wander the halls of the medieval Bran Castle which is linked to Dracula.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
A tour representative will pick you up at your hotel in Bucharest city center between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. An email will be sent with the exact pick-up time 2 days before the tour. If your hotel is not located in the center please meet the group at 8:00 AM at Revolution Square in front of the Romanian Atheneum. If you are not sure if you have a free hotel pick-up please contact the tour provider prior to the day of the tour.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Peles Castle, one of the most luxurious castles in the world
  • See Rasnov Citadel, built to defend the Transylvanian villages
  • Explore 14th-century Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, a Romanian national monument
Full description

Travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day van or car excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Visit Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel and uncover the secrets of Dracula's castle.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the city center of Bucharest. Relax on the drive through Prahova Valley to Peles Castle, which was once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums.

Explore this 19th-century fortress which has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stop at a mountain pass to purchase lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Drive through the scenic countryside to Bran Castle, which was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers.

Admire the artesian wells connected to an underground network in its its inner courtyard. Return to your accommodation in the city center Bucharest at the end of your tour.

  • Transport by car
  • Professional guide for the entire trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally-located hotels
  • Guided tour of Bran Castle
  • Guided tour of Peles Castle
  • Guided tour of Rasnov Citadel
  • Entrance tickets for attractions (approximately RON 70 per person)
  • Meals

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Pickup is possible only from hotels located in the center of the city
  • In case your accommodation is not located in the center, you will be picked up from the meeting point at the Revolution Square
  • Please note, in November the Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this month the Peles Castle can be seen only from outside and you will visit the Pelisor Castle
  • Please note, from October to April, Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday. For the tours operated on Tuesday you will stop at the Peles Castle, but you will only see the outside including the castle yard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 157 reviews

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The tour included everything that was promised in the description and our tour guide was amazing, giving lots of additonal information throughout the drive and the walking tour. We made the mistake to go on a weekend in August, avoid if you can! Spent most of the day in trafic (roughly 8 hours) and the sites were so busy that only our driver (who seemed to know the right people) was able to find a parking spot without too much trouble. All three locations that we visited were worth the trip. Many thanks to our guide, who really made sure that everyone’s needs were met (asking if anyone was vegetarian, what we wanted to eat/see). 5-star review from us, strong recommendation to go during a weekday.

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March 26, 2023

We had a fabulous day. Our guide/driver (Vali) was great. Informative, knowledgeable and a great laugh. The weather was perfect and all 3 sites were so interesting. Our guide interpreted and helped us at ticketing booths, gave us ample time to look around and absorb these fascinating Romanian landmarks and we were able to partake in great “street” food as lunch was authentic Romanian food. We even got to sample a plum spirit and the best cappuccino right outside Bran Castle. (Very inexpensive too!) We really did have a wonderful day and want to thank the tour company as we prepare to leave this fascinating country. Highly recommended.

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March 26, 2023

The tour was nice with the visit of Peles, Rasnov and Bran, even though the weather was extremely bad with much rain. But, the guide was a creepy guy that definitely doesn’t fit in the profession of a tour guide. Just an insane driver. This representative of a tour operator behaved and was dressed alternatively, with long hair in a tail and a huge goatee. He smoked too much. He thought of himself as being very humorous. He overtook other cars on the right and called with his cell hand held while driving, handling the clutch with his pinky. This guy had an attitude like: “good luck with it.” No interest for my 61-year-old companion. He didn’t want to get himself tired. Awful. Tour was nice.

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March 26, 2023

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