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  2. Bucharest
  3. Peleș Castle

Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

Product ID: 21165
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Discover the countryside and 2 legendary castles of Transylvania on a full-day tour from Bucharest. Visit Dracula’s castle, and explore the Saxon, Turkish, Hungarian and Romanian influence on the region with an expert guide.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
Full description
Home to one of the most famous counts in literary history, Transylvania is a must-see destination on any visit to Romania. On this full-day tour from Bucharest you will visit the historic region exploring the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian.

Depart from the Romanian Athenaeum on Revolution Square at 08:00 am and head to the historic region, bounded to the east and south by the dramatic Carpathian Mountains.

Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Biblical Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peleș Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia.

A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated with the real Vlad the Impaler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire Count Dracula.

The afternoon section of the tour also includes a short walk in Brasov, where you will get to sightsee the medieval town, one of the largest in Romania. 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.

At the end of the day, take in the gorgeous mountain scenery as we drive you back to Bucharest for a drop off back at Revolution Square at around 20:00.
Includes
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle (Standard Tour - Ground Floor) and Dracula's Castle
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Italian & French, available on your mobile phone
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point in Bucharest: Benjamin Franklin Parking (nearby landmarks: Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall & Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel), District 1, Bucharest

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7 years of age.
• This tour is not suitable for people with mobility impairments.
• 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.
• Peles Castle is closed on Mondays. On Mondays, the tour will visit Rasnov Citadel instead.
• The maximum size for this tour is 16 people.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 708 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
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Product ID: 21165