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From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

1. From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

Discover some of Romania's most famous castles on a guided tour from Bucharest. See Peles Castle and Bran Castle, and take some free time to stroll through the Old Town of Brasov. Following pickup from Bucharest by bus, leave the city for Sinaia. Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the kings of Romania. Here, admire furniture, ornamental objects, carpets, tapestries, sculptures, paintings and collections of weapons from the 15th to 19th centuries. Continue to Bran with its famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Learn about the castle's history and how it had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Enjoy free time in Brasov and admire the town's houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and neo-Classic style. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers and the Weaver's Bastion. Also, learn about Catherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress and its 4 little towers symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives. Later, return to Bucharest with drop-off at your accommodation.

From Bucharest: Peles, Dracula's Castle, & Brasov City Tour

2. From Bucharest: Peles, Dracula's Castle, & Brasov City Tour

Travel with your guide in the morning from Bucharest to the countryside. See famous architecture, including Dracula's Castle, and ancient architecture in Brasov before returning to your accommodation. Leave the city with your guide on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Admire a museum of furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, and a weaponry collections from the 15th up to the 19th century. Continue the journey to Bran, famous for Bran Castle, also called Dracula's Castle, known for its significance in local and history, and literature. Enjoy a walking tour in Brasov and admire the town's houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-Classical styles. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers the Weaver's Bastion and the Black Church. Learn about Catherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress. Later, return to Bucharest with drop-off at your accommodation.

From Bucharest: Dracula's Castle Private Day Trip

3. 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: Dracula Castle Day Trip

4. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

5. From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

Visit 2 historic castles in Transylvania on a guided day trip from Bucharest, including the stunning Bran Castle in the medieval city of Brasov, where the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula is said to have lived. Following pickup from your hotel, make your way into the Carpathian Mountains and stop in the charming town of Sinaia, famous for its 17th-century royal residence. Admire the Neo-Renaissance beauty of Peleș Castle, strategically located on a medieval route that linked Transylvania and Wallachia.   Cross the mountains to discover the medieval fortress most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Learn the extraordinary history of Bran Castle on a small group tour exclusive to you. Get some free time to browse the souvenir market, and then visit Brasov to see the impressive medieval and Gothic architecture on a walking tour of the historic city center.

Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

6. Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

Early in the morning you leave Bucharest behind and drive north to get in the Carpathian Mountains. First stop of the day is Peles Castle. this is a overwhelming site built by the first Romanian king, Carol I. In this fairy tale location you are going to learn more about Monarchy in Romania and its heritage. You will discover all the wonders of this beautiful palace which seems frozen in time. Next you will push further north to cross the mountains and finally get to the historical region of Transylvania. Over here you will start your vampire hunt in order to find out all about Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stocker's Dracula. The next stop is the medieval castle of Bran, also known as Dracula's Castle. After Bran you are heading to the 13th century medieval fortress of Rasnov, an impressive site built on a mountain top overlooking the whole valley around. This awesome site was actually built by the Teutonic Knights when they first came here almost 800 years ago. Last stop of the day is the medieval part of the city of Brasov. Take a walking city tour of this charming old town with its impressive history and landmarks. From here your are starting your journey back to Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula and Peles Castle

7. 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

8. 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.

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Sinaia

9. 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.

Bucharest: Peleș & Bran Castles & Brasov City Private Trip

10. Bucharest: Peleș & Bran Castles & Brasov City Private Trip

Enjoy a day of adventure on a full-day private day trip from Bucharest. Tour the Peles Castles and bran Castle and explore Brasov on a guided city tour. First, head to Peles Castle. See the beautiful Romanian royal family’s summer residence, admire its architecture, and feel like royalty for a few hours. Next, visit Bran Castle. Learn why many call it Dracula's castle and step inside if you dare. Discover how this castle because a symbol of Romanian tourism and hear its connection to Bram Stoker's novel. Finish your day trip with a Brasov city tour. Explore Romania's history and culture in this fascinating city. See stunning Baroque and Gothic architecture, marvel at the Mount Tampa Natural Park, and gaze at the Postavaru Peak.

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What people are saying about Sinaia

Our guide Mattia is really good. He’s knowledgeable about the castles and Romanian royal history and stories. He’s so friendly that I feel very pleasant spending whole day visiting Transylvania with his guiding. The drive was smooth with great landscape. I got pick up at 7:30 and got to Castle Peles at 9:30. Had enough time getting touring the castle and one hour free time for photos around the area. Went to castle Bran and Braşov for lunch. Got back to city before sunset still. I would definitely recommend taking this tour if you don’t have enough time in Romania and still wanna see major spots in a day. Castle Peles is a must.

Matia(our driver and guide through the trip) was on time, he was very kind and patient and knew a lot of historical data to tell us about the places we visited. It was a pleasant trip overall, and we liked the fact that it was a small group of people so it was easier to manage things.

HIGHLY recommend the tour, as you get to see some of iconic Romanian castles and also the historic center of Brasov...tour guide Serban was brilliant, very friendly and gives you interesting facts and info about the places you visit.

Really enjoyed the trip, Serban was an excellent guide and also full of energy throughout the day. He told us stories, jokes and had/kept everyone’s attention. Special thanks to our driver too

Mattia was really nice and explained a lot of interesting things about Romania. I loved this tour.