From Bucharest: Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour

4.8 / 5

55 reviews

From Bucharest: Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour

From $96.13 per person

Explore the roots of Dracula's legend on a day tour. Visit two of Transylvania's most famous castles and find out how Romania became a constitutional monarchy with a borrowed king. Benefit from included hotel pickup.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Romanian
Pickup included
Pick-up from the reception of your hotel in Bucharest
Private or small groups available


  • See the amazing views the Prahova Valley route has to offer
  • Enjoy the last and most luxurious Romanian royal family estate, Peles Castle
  • Discover Dracula's story by visiting the medieval Bran Castle
  • Enjoy the car's panoramic roof top and the DVD system
Full description
Start your day by enjoying the amazing views that the most important passageway between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania has to offer. Prahova Valley is the most important destination for mountaineers and for winter sports fan in Romania. Right afterwards, you will arrive at the last royal estate of the Romanian monarchy, Peles Castle. Built at the end of the 19th-century during more than 40 years of craftmanship, the castle represents a blend of neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its interior has over 170 rooms decorated in different consecrated styles like Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, French and imperial, etc. The next attraction of the tour will be the medieval Bran Castle, commonly known as 'Dracula's Castle.' There, have the chance to immerse yourself into the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the main character of the Bram Stoker novel. Next, have a nice lunch and have a last session of Q&A's about the visited objectives before going back to Bucharest. The tour will be done at a slow pace with a lot of time to take photos and enjoy the nature and the stories. The groups are a maximum of 6 people which means that the interaction with the guide will be quite personal.
  • Guide
  • Transportation by car/ minivan with AC
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel
  • Free photos all tour (on spot and on request done by the guide)
  • Many useful city hints and recommendations
  • Free of charge extra services (on demand: restaurant bookings, surprises, etc)
  • Photography and video fees
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance fees for Peles and Dracula's Castle (15-20 euro per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • On specific days some of the attractions might be closed so other attractions will be visited
  • When Peles Castle is closed then the early medieval Rasnov Citadel will be visited
  • Only small groups, maximum of 6 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

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We booked a small group day trip to see Dracula's Castle, they came and picked us up from our hotel. Because it was low season we were the only booking and this made the experience even more enjoiable! Alex is very friendly, fun and eager to share all his knwoledge and his experience, he knows loads of stories, and can explain different contexts of Romanian life/history/etc in a perfect English! Bran Castle is great, a must to see if you visit Romania however Peles Castle is the jewel a lot of people don't know about, for us it was the highlights of the tour! We ended the tour back at our hotel at 5:30 pm. Great overall experience, 100% recommend!

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March 11, 2020

Great choice! This full day was an incredible experience, we are so happy we booked it with this company. Transylvania and it's castles are fantastic but to be honest the guide is the highlights of the tour, so many fun stories and very good jokes, well done Mr. H and thank you!

February 29, 2020

The day from the very beginning was marvelous. Pick up arrangements were very clear and Alex was punctual. The car was very comfortable, and Alex made sure we were all as comfortable as we could get. We started in Sinaia where we were given a precise description and history of Peles castle. Alex knew what he was talking about and we learned very interesting facts. We continued to Bran castle and the scenery was marvelous as it was snowing. We toured Bran castle and learned about the history Behind it. We had lunch at a lovely little place in Bran. After that, we had asked Alex to take us to Brasov old town and even though it would add at least 3-4 hours to the day, Alex gladly took us and showed us around. He made all of us extremely happy. It was a very long day but Alex kept us entertained and we got to talk about a lot of things. I would definitely do this again with Alex and bikethecitybucharest. I wish we had more time to explore the bike tour with them. Overall, 11/10 experience!

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December 28, 2019

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