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Sinaia: Peleș Castle Tour with An Expert Guide

1. Sinaia: Peleș Castle Tour with An Expert Guide

After meeting your guide just outside the Peleș Castle, your 1-hour guided tour will start as you are transported into the history of this amazing building. Walk through the impressive hallway on the ground floor where you can admire the enormous reception room and the four statues representing the four seasons. Next, see one of the biggest weapon collections Romania and Europe has ever seen, totalling more then 4000 pieces from all over the world. Move on to see the king's office followed by the Arabic and the Turkish rooms. As you explore the 1st floor, see the large number of rooms used by different members of the royal house, including the king's and queen's apartments. Most impressive amongst these rooms is the imperial apartment, specially decorated for the Austrian Emperor, who, somewhat ironically, never spent a night in the castle.   This is a truly magical place to visit and a must-see for every Romania visitor. Soak up the magnificent atmosphere and enjoy this tour guided through the past.

From Bucharest: Dracula's Castle Private Day Trip

2. From Bucharest: Dracula's Castle Private Day Trip

Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran and visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle on this private day trip from Bucharest. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count and wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Bucharest and head north to the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. See the 17th century Sinaia Monastery, inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Next, arrive at Bran Castle and explore spooky hallways, towers, chambers and discover its history with your guide. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel in Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

3. From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

Enjoy amazing views of the Prahova Valley on this day trip from Bucharest. Nothing will be left to the imagination as you travel to Peles Castle in a car with a panoramic roof. Admire the mysterious beauty of Bran Castle, more commonly known as "Dracula's Castle." Built at the end of the 19th-century during more than 40 years of craftmanship, Peles Castle represents a blend of the neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its interior has over 170 rooms decorated in Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, and other styles. The next attraction of the tour will be the medieval Bran Castle, the last royal estate of the Romanian monarchy. There, have the chance to immerse yourself into the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the real life person Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel was based on. Next, have a nice lunch and have a questions and answers session with your guide before going back to Bucharest. The tour will be done at a slow pace with a lot of time to take photos and enjoy the fascinating stories behind these places.

Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

4. Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

Travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day van or car excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Visit Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel and uncover the secrets of Dracula's castle. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the city center of Bucharest. Relax on the drive through Prahova Valley to Peles Castle, which was once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. Explore this 19th-century fortress which has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stop at a mountain pass to purchase lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Drive through the scenic countryside to Bran Castle, which was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers. Admire the artesian wells connected to an underground network in its its inner courtyard. Return to your accommodation in the city center Bucharest at the end of your tour.

Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

5. Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Count Dracula legend on a 2-day tour to Peles Castle and Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Wander the ornate rooms and gardens of former royal residences, and see Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century. The scenic drive takes you high up into the Carpathian Mountains where time has stood still at enchanting villages, and where Romanians head in the winter to ski at the mountain resort of Sinaia. Day 1: Bucharest - Sighisoara Following a pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest (or from Revolution Square at 09:00), cross the Carpathian Mountains en route to Sibiu, stopping at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges to explore the complex founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab in 1514-1517. During the summer (1 June - 15 September), the route to Sibiu takes the unique Transfagarasan Road across the Carpathians, climbing to an altitude of 2,000 meters at its highest point. Upon arrival in Sibiu, enjoy a quick tour of the medieval city center. Then, drive to Sighisoara on the picturesque Tarnava Mare River. Marvel at the beautifully preserved citadel, and wander the enclosed walls and cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century, and the 9 surviving towers, including the iconic Clock Tower. From the balcony of this former main gate to the city, enjoy beautiful views across the town and countryside. Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere at sights such as the former Church of the Dominican Monastery, where valuable relics include a fresco of the Saint Trinity, a carved altarpiece, and Oriental carpets. Day 2: Sighisoara - Brasov - Bran - Bucharest Today you will drive to Brasov to discover where Vlad the Impaler led his raids against the German Saxons. Explore the medieval city center on a tour of the Black Church, Town Hall, Black Tower, and Ecaterina Gate. Then, continue to “Dracula’s Castle,” located between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. More commonly known as “Bran Castle,” the important monument depends on the legend of Count Dracula for its reputation, but is also acclaimed for its beauty. Learn the history of the castle, from the 14th century to the day in December 1920 when the castle was donated to Queen Marie of Great Romania. Admire the fountains, lakes, and halt terraces of the former royal summer residence, and see the "Tea House" of Queen Marie. Continue to the beautiful mountain resort of Sinaia, known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians." Here, you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania's most exquisite palaces. Learn about the Romanian kings that used the castle as their summer residence as you admire its intricate façades and see wooden towers that reach for the sky. Discover the fountains and statues built by Viennese architects in the grounds, and imagine the balls, concerts, literary events, and theatrical performances of Romanian high society in days gone by. Wander the opulent interiors to find ebony, walnut and mother of pearl. Go to the terraces and grand outhouses of the castle complex, such as Pelisor Castle and Sinaia Monastery. Venture inside the Monastery, built by the "Spatar" (a high ranking noble of the Valahian Kingdom), Mihai Cantacuzino following his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The monastery contains religious icons and rare books, as well as an exhibition of pottery and porcelain that dates from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There will be time to visit the 19th-century wine cellars from Azuga, built by the Rhein family, official suppliers to the Royal Court. Purchase some authentic still wines and sparkling wines of Romania, before transferring back to Bucharest in the evening.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Sinaia

6. From Bucharest: Day Trip to Sinaia

After being picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest travel to the stunning city of Sinaia. You will start the day in Sinaia by visiting Peles, the palace of the first Romanian king. After your palace visit you take a short walk to the smaller, but equally beautiful palace, Pelisor. After you finish exploring the royal estate you go to the beautiful Sinaia Monastery. In the afternoon you will take a short drive to Azuga and visit the Rhein Wine Cellar to learn about the production of sparkling wine. Then enjoy some delicious local sparkling wine. End your day by visiting the charming memorial house of the great Romanian composer, George Enescu.

From Bucharest: Small-Group Dracula Day Tour

7. From Bucharest: Small-Group Dracula Day Tour

If you are looking for a day of adventure to cut yourself off from the stress of everyday life, we have put together for you a one-day tour of the Bran Castle, followed by several other important sites worthy of your attention. Here is an overview of our private tour, highlighting the main tourist attractions we will be visiting: 1. PELES CASTLE If have decided to write your memoirs or you want to brag about having seen the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Romanian royal family’s summer residence is, by far, one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania and in Europe, and you will soon understand why. Every year, thousands of important figures and hundreds of thousands of tourists book tours of Romania for this attraction alone, to admire its beauty and at least for a few hours, feel like royalty. 2. BRAN/ DRACULA’S CASTLE Step inside if you dare! We Romanians are often amused that 80% of the hundreds of thousands of tourists that book Tours of Romania and come from across the globe to see the Castle of Dracula, or more accurately, the Bran Castle, leave with their history lesson learned and forget about Bram Stoker’s fiction. Once you see it in person, you will understand why this castle is a symbol of Romanian tourism and why it is the most visited tourist attraction in Romania. 3. BRASOV CITY TOUR Are you looking for a different urban experience through which you can explore the history, and culture, and rediscover the beauty of nature, all at the same time? The city of Brasov is the ideal destination for lovers of history, music, culture, adventure, good food, winter sports, hunting, hiking, and even romance. It is the quintessential mountain adventure. We guarantee that the Brasov tour will be the high point of your trip –literally. Even though its average altitude is 625 meters, because its structure includes the Postavaru Peak, it is the highest city in Romania. Another thing that makes this tourist destination unique is that Brasov is the only city in the world that contains a natural reservation, the one on mount Tampa.

From Bucharest: Transylvania 6 Days Private Guided Tour

8. From Bucharest: Transylvania 6 Days Private Guided Tour

For relaxation, it’s an excellent choice to spend 6 days in Transylvania! This is a tour where you recharge your battery, your life, your thoughts, your mind, and your body! An adventure of a lifetime, for this 6-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers, and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 6 days Day 1: 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery - Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2: 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress - Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3: 1. Sighisoara City Tour (Clock Tower) 2. Biertan Fortified Church 3. Alba Iulia City Tour - Overnight in Alba Iulia Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4: 1. Densus Temple 2. Sarmisegetusa Regia 3. Hunyadi Castle (Corvin Castle) - Overnight in Alba Iulia Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 5: 1. Cluj Napoca City Tour (Botanic Garden) 2. Turda Salt Mine 3. Turda Gorge - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 5 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 6: 1. Sibiu City Tour 2. Transfagarasan Road(July-October) or Calimanesti Natural Springs 3. Poienari Fortress - Bucharest Itinerary steps: 6 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

9. From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 3-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 3 days Day 1 : 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery 4. Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress 4. Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Sighisoara City Tour 2. Sibiu City Tour 3. Calimanesti Natural Springs and Cozia Monastery 4. Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

10. From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

5 Days Tour in Romania An adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 5 days Day 1 : Bucharest City Tour 8 hours - Overnight in Bucharest Itinerary steps: 7 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included Day 2 : Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan (only between June and September), Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sibiu - Accommodation not included Day 3 : Biertan Fortified Church, Sighisoara’s Citadel, Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sighisoara - Accommodation not included Day 4 : Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) - Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Brasov - Accommodation not included Day 5 : Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Snagov Monastery - Dracula's Tomb - Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included

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What people are saying about Sinaia

We booked a small group day trip to see Dracula's Castle, they came and picked us up from our hotel. Because it was low season we were the only booking and this made the experience even more enjoiable! Alex is very friendly, fun and eager to share all his knwoledge and his experience, he knows loads of stories, and can explain different contexts of Romanian life/history/etc in a perfect English! Bran Castle is great, a must to see if you visit Romania however Peles Castle is the jewel a lot of people don't know about, for us it was the highlights of the tour! We ended the tour back at our hotel at 5:30 pm. Great overall experience, 100% recommend!

We had a great time on this tour and enjoyed the personal attention we received. The guide (Horea) was really good, provided us with excellent information, and was a great driver. We were able to spend ample time at both castles and he got us back to Bucharest a little earlier which was fantastic. We recommend this tour and company.

We had an amazing time during our trip to Bran and Peleş Castle! Guide who has accompanied us is an absolute legend. Great history knowledge combined with Romanian humour equal everything you need. Highly recommend! Thank you for everything :)

Nicolas was an excellent guide on this fast trip from Bucharest to Bran Castle. Friendly and knowledgable and we really enjoyed the trip and lunch with him

Everything went smoothly. The tour was very interesting with a lot of background knowledge and overall very recommendable!