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Bucharest: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

Activity provider: TravelMaker

Bucharest: Day Trip to Brasov with Peles & Dracula's Castle

Activity provider: TravelMaker
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Discover the two legendary Transylvanian castles on a full-day car, van, or bus tour from Bucharest. Visit Dracula’s castle and Peles Castle and explore the city of Brasov with your guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is at 7:30 AM from the JW Marriott Bucharest Hotel, Calea 13 Septembrie 90, at 07:40 AM from the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Strada Episcopiei 1-3, at 7:50 AM for the Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, and at 08:00 from the Grand Hotel Bucharest (former Intercontinental), Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 4.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the former royal residence of Peles Castle
  • Explore Dracula's castle, also known as Bran Castle
  • Stroll through the medieval streets of Brasov
  • Learn about the legend of Dracula and hear the story of Vlad the Impaler
  • Taste the flavors of traditional Romanian food
Full description

Enjoy a full-day car, van, or bus tour from Bucharest to the historic region of Transylvania. Uncover the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian. See Dracula’s castle and Peles Castle and venture to Brasov for a guided walking tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and sit back and relax on the drive to Sinaia in the Transylvanian Alps. Sinaia is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. Visit the neo-classical Peles Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Continue to the medieval Bran Castle which is better known as Dracula’s Castle due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. Admire the castle's romantic setting on a forested hill. Gaze up at its imposing towers. Explore one of the largest in medieval town's in Romania on a walking tour of Brasov. Tour the historic streets and take in sights such as the Council Square, Black Tower and Black Church to get an idea what a typical old Transylvanian city looked like. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery as you drive back to Bucharest and are dropped off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Italian & French, available on your mobile phone
  • Tour guide
  • Guided tour inside of Peles Castle
  • Guided tour inside of Bran Castle
  • Guided walking tour in Brasov
  • Wifi on-board
  • Guide assistance with purchasing the tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle (50 lei) and Dracula's Castle (45 lei)
  • Lunch (there will be a stop where you can purchase lunch)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14). On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 years of age
  • Children and people with mobility impairments can be accommodated if you are booking a private tour
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual and the return may be later than scheduled (around 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
  • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide
  • The maximum size for this tour is 16 people
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • The live tour guide will conduct the tour in English. An audio guide is available to hear commentary in French, Italian, and Spanish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 855 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Good tour guide Marian, explained everything perfectly with great humor. First we visited Peles castle for about 30 minutes, from there we drove to Brasov there we did a short tour around the town and then went to lunch time. Lastly, we drove to Bran castle where we did the tour and had time to buy souvenirs. We had plenty of time to take pictures and the guide helped with recommendations. We were 12 in the group and rode in a minivan. You need to know that the travel is long, especially back from the tour so you may want to bring snacks and comfortable clothes. Overall really good experience!

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June 20, 2022

Valentina was such a great guide and amusing we had a great experience the whole day, the castles and brasov are fantastic as well, we were gladly surprised with snow falling that day and just made the pictures look way better and felt like in old times at the castles

April 24, 2022

The whole group enjoyed the tour today. it was quite a long journey but it was fantastic. the driver (Peter) and the guide (Horia) are both amazing. Please keep it up. for improvements: the tour starts at 8 in the morning. So, please add the info to your page thay it’s not allowed to bring coffee inside the minibus/van to avoid delays. all in all, i highly recommend this company!!!

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April 21, 2022

Product ID: 21165