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From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

From US$ 66.90 per person

Visit some of the most important castles in Romania on a 12-hour tour of Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and the city of Brasov from Bucharest. Tour the historical heart of Transylvania at Brasov, and learn the legend of the fabled Vlad the Impaler.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
• Pickup from selected centrally located hotels and hostels in Bucharest
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Learn the legend of Dracula and his real-life counterpart Vlad the Impaler
  • Explore the inspiration for Dracula's Castle at Bran Castle
  • Tour the Medieval city of Brasov
  • Visit the stunning Peles Castle in Sinaia, the Pearl of the Carpathians
  • Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful landscapes in Transylvania
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Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania.

Start your tour by driving 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.

  • Professional local tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up from central accommodations in Bucharest
  • Audio system to hear your guide clearly
  • Disposable earphones
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Guide assistance with purchasing the tickets
  • Entrance tickets (available to purchase from the guide. Peles Castle approx €8; Dracula's Castle approx €9 )
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • For last minute bookings, pickup is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed
  • If pickup is not available from your accommodation you may be asked to come to a convenient meeting point
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be heavier than usual and the return time may be later than scheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1287 reviews

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This is was a wonderful tour and better than what I expected! We were picked up at 8 am by a Mercedes sprinter and greeted by Euguene, who was an excellent tour guide throughout. The journey to peles castle was about 2 hours but the views were on the way were enjoyable. We spent over 2 hours at Peles and and Eugene was very knowledgable about the place. Next, there was a short journey to Bran castle and this castle from the outside was stunning as were the views - breathtaking! Again, we had a personal tour of the castle while we were given free time to look around a Bran itself and have some food! Finally, another short trip to Brashov and a quick tour of the city centre which was very beautiful - this was rather short but I think it was enough! The journey back to Bucharest was 3 hours! Overall, this was excellent value for money and was an enjoyable day taking in some landmarks of Romania! Euguene and the driver were friendly, helpful and knowledge - they made this tour!

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August 30, 2021

departure from bucharest on time (our eugene guide is great) unfortunately we find a lot of traffic to get to Peles ... here a great surprise in visiting this place thanks to the explanations of our guide ... departure for bran to visit the castle where I nurtured many expectations that unfortunately have not been fully repaid, not for the skill of our guide but for the castle itself which was not up to our imagination ... short visit to brasov and return to bucharest with a conspicuous delay always due for traffic accumulated since the morning ... anyway I enjoyed it and I'm satisfied with it

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July 24, 2021

The tour was incredible! Tour started right on time and began with fascinating facts about Romania right away. Our tour guide Rodica made the trip so great, I don’t think it would have been anywhere near as enjoyable without her. I originally planned to just go to Dracula’s castle myself but I’m so so happy I didn’t! I loved the tour and would absolutely go on more or even the same again, it was an amazing experience and easily the highlight of my trip to Romania!

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June 24, 2021

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