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From Bucharest: A Taste of Transylvania: Private Tour

From Bucharest: A Taste of Transylvania: Private Tour

From US$ 162.28 per person

Leave busy Bucharest behind and cross the Carpathian Mountains into Transylvania for a one-day trip that you won’t forget! See Peles Palace, Bran Castle (known as Dracula's Castle), and the medieval looking Old Town in Brasov.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Romanian
Pickup included
Free hotel pick-up by car
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  • Be amazed by Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family
  • Go back to the Middle Ages and visit Bran castle, a stone giant surrounded by myths and legends
  • Discover the fantasy of Brasov’s Old City: narrow cobblestone streets, towers and fortifications, craft guilds, old inns and the Gothic Black Church
  • Explore the Carpathian Mountains and escape crowded Bucharest
Full description
The first stop on your tour invites you to step into the shoes of kings and queens at Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th-century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory. Next, you’ll go even further back in time, to the late Middle Ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the passage to Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler are both associated with the castle. Explore the castle, its outdoor village museum or the House of Horrors. The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, established by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses and medieval decorated inns.
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by car (from Bucharest)
  • Professional English-speaking guide and driver
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fees for the castles (around 19 euro)
  • Lunch and snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • On some occasions, Peles Palace is closed and it will be substituted with Rasnov Fortress. Peles Schedule: Summer (14 May – 15 Sep): closed on Mondays; Winter (16 Sep – 15 May): closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Annual maintenance (02 Nov – 02 Dec): closed entirely
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

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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!

November 19, 2022

Really nice and individual tour

Mihail took us very spontaneosly on a day trip to Peles Royal Palace, Bran Castle and the Medieval city of Brasov. Although there was a lot of traffic that day because of a local fair and the whole trip took 4 hours longer, we had a great experience and Mihail and Oliwia were very patient and still showed us Brasov in the evening. A really nice trip if you don't have a lot of time, but wanna get some impressions from a more rural Romania. Highlight: they have really cool hand made wooden masks in Bran!

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October 11, 2016

Michael was a great guide. We had some really great conversations during driving, covering our visits and more Romanian history, to Gypsies, to how great the opportunities were for further travel in Transylvania. You could not ask for a better guide.

October 3, 2019

Product ID: 63363