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From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

From US$ 172.81 per person

Journey into the Carpathian Mountains and explore the legend of Count Dracula on a private day trip from Bucharest. Explore the former royal residence of Peleș Castle, and then visit Bran Castle in the historic city of Brasov.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Bucharest.
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  • Visit the former royal residence of Peleș Castle
  • Learn the legend of Count Dracula at Bran Castle
  • Hear stories to help separate fact from fiction
  • Take a walking tour of the old city of Brasov
Full description
Visit 2 historic castles in Transylvania on a guided day trip from Bucharest, including the stunning Bran Castle in the medieval city of Brasov, where the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula is said to have lived. Following pickup from your hotel, make your way into the Carpathian Mountains and stop in the charming town of Sinaia, famous for its 17th-century royal residence. Admire the Neo-Renaissance beauty of Peleș Castle, strategically located on a medieval route that linked Transylvania and Wallachia.   Cross the mountains to discover the medieval fortress most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Learn the extraordinary history of Bran Castle on a small group tour exclusive to you. Get some free time to browse the souvenir market, and then visit Brasov to see the impressive medieval and Gothic architecture on a walking tour of the historic city center.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Photo fees at museums
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces is involved
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Peleș Castle is closed on Mondays from May 12 to September 15; on Mondays and Tuesdays from September 16 to May 15
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The driver/tour guide Marius was very informative, warm, and hospitable with perfect English language and a lot of knowledge.he was also very well with shortcuts of the road and his driving was safe. Peles castle was beautiful with all the detailing of the interior beautifully crafted. Bran castle was more plain bit, was expecting more about Dracula but its not revolving alot about the myth. Brasov was a beautiful and cozy and ive wished i spent more days at Brasov.

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October 29, 2019

Great Way to See the Countryside in a Day

The guide was very familiar with the area. The castles were beautiful!! So worth the trip!! If you're looking for souvenirs the only place to do any major type of shopping for Romania handcrafts, food, and goods is outside of Bran castle. I wish I had bought more!! The mountains are beautiful! All around we had a great time seeing the countryside. The guide picked us on time and also gave us a brief driving tour of downtown in the morning before taking use to the first castle. Also the photo fee is totally worth it for the first castle.

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May 15, 2016

Very pleasant, worth knowing and very individual !!

September 28, 2019

Product ID: 61347