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  2. Bucharest
  3. Peleș Castle

Transylvania: Cultural Full Day Trip

Product ID: 1883
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Discover Romania's beautiful countryside and history on a full-day trip to the legendary Transylvania. See Gothic sites of interest, such as the castle that inspired Dracula, and explore Transylvania's diverse cultural influences.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour beautiful Sinaia and the former royal residence of Peles Castle
  • Discover the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula at Bran Castle
  • Drive through the magnificent landscape of the Carpathian Mountains
  • See Romania's first printing press at the first Romanian school in Transylvania
Full description
Escape the chaos of Bucharest on this full-day tour to Transylvania. Following a hotel pick-up, travel through Carpathian Mountains to the mountain town of Sinaia, where you will explore the medieval Peles Castle. Continue to beautiful Sinaia Monastery, an excellent example of late 17th-Century architecture, and famous for the magnificent art it contains.

After a late lunch, journey to Brasov, home of Bran castle, famously thought to be the home of, and inspiration for, Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. You will enjoy many other icons of old Brasov, including Council Square, Council Tower, Weavers' Bastion, the Black Church, and more.

The Black Church is a perfect embodiment of the Gothic reputation that surrounds Transylvania. For those who enjoy history, there will also be a visit to the first Romanian school in Transylvania, where you will find Romania’s first printing press, along with many other exhibits. The museum provides excellent historic information.

Return to Bucharest through the Carpathian Mountains, arriving back in the city at approximately 20:00.
Includes
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Driver and guide services
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to the sites
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note that in Romania, museums are usually closed on Monday
• Peles Castle at Sinaia is closed on Monday and Tuesday. During summer season it is opened on Tuesday for a shorter program
• Please note that in November the Peles Castle in Sinaia will be replace by the Pelisor Castle
• The Black Church in Brasov is closed on Monday and Holidays. Also some churches and monasteries may be closed without prior notice, especially in the low season. Wherever possible, visits of the above sites will be replaced with visits to other relevant sites
• Blackout dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year Holidays

From US$ 311.07 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 1883