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From Bucharest: Transylvania Day Trip

Product ID: 151028
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Be swept away by the magnificence of Transylvania and its magical places on this day trip from Bucharest. Enjoy a guided tour of Bran Castle (nicknamed Dracula's Castle), the medieval town of Brasov and Peles Castle.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Pick up possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Transylvania from Bucharest
  • Get spooked on a tour of Gothic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Visit the former royal residence at Peles Castle, considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe
  • Stroll through the medieval Saxon town of Brasov on a guided walking tour
Full description
Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.

Next is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagra – inside visit), old City Hall, watchtowers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe.

Final stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly during all guided walks and tours
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people per group)
  • Hotel/hostel/accommodation pick up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Entrance Fees (30 Ron for Peles castle - standard ground floor exhibition, 40 Ron for Bran Castle)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Between 16th September and 15th May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only; on Mondays and Tuesdays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between 16th May and 17th September, Peles castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only; on Mondays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between 1st November and 1 December every year, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning; during this period, you will be able to visit its smaller replica – Pelisor Castle
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From US$ 59.67 US$ 47.74 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 97 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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One Excellence Tours

Product ID: 151028