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From Bucharest: A Taste of Transylvania: Private Tour

Product ID: 63363
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Leave busy Bucharest behind and cross the Carpathian Mountains into Transylvania for a one-day trip that you won’t forget! See Peles Palace, Bran Castle (known as Dracula's Castle), and the medieval looking Old Town in Brasov.
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting times 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Romanian

Pickup included

Free hotel pick-up by car

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  • Be amazed by Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family
  • Go back to the Middle Ages and visit Bran castle, a stone giant surrounded by myths and legends
  • Discover the fantasy of Brasov’s Old City: narrow cobblestone streets, towers and fortifications, craft guilds, old inns and the Gothic Black Church
  • Explore the Carpathian Mountains and escape crowded Bucharest
Full description
The first stop on your tour invites you to step into the shoes of kings and queens at Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th-century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory.

Next, you’ll go even further back in time, to the late Middle Ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the passage to Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler are both associated with the castle. Explore the castle, its outdoor village museum or the House of Horrors.

The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, established by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses and medieval decorated inns.
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by car (from Bucharest)
  • Professional English-speaking guide and driver
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Refreshments
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees for the castles (around 12 euro)
  • Lunch and snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• On some occasions, Peles Palace is closed and it will be substituted with Rasnov Fortress. Peles Schedule: Summer (14 May – 15 Sep): closed on Mondays; Winter (16 Sep – 15 May): closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Annual maintenance (02 Nov – 02 Dec): closed entirely

From US$ 174.35 per person

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Product ID: 63363