Guided tour

Bran: Guided Castle Tour

Bran: Guided Castle Tour

From US$ 34.31 per person

An in-depth walking tour in which you will learn of the history of the infamous Bran Castle. As you explore its many rooms, hear real and fictional stories surrounding this castle, which has changed hands many times throughout history.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Romanian, Spanish


  • Experience the infamous Bran Castle
  • Hear ghost and vampire stories
  • Be told the incredible story of Queen Marie of Romania
Full description
After meeting with your guide in Bran village, your castle tour will start. After a short introduction about the surrounding area, you will walk inside the castle and begin your journey into the past. Bran Castle has more than 50 rooms, but most of them closed between 2006 and 2009 when Queen Maria’s grandchildren inherited it from the Romanian government. There are still 19 of them currently open for the general public, as well as a secret passage. Your guide will provide you with an in-depth tour covering the history of the fortress, including many legends and vampires. You will also hear stories about Count Dracula, and the implication of Queen Maria of Romania in the restoration of this fantastic place. You can encounter the guard's room, the queen’s apartment, the king’s apartment, the catellan’s office, the music room, and the apartments of Princess Ileana and Prince Nicolae. Your tour will end in the court yard by the well, which sits right beside the time tunnel which you will be welcome to walk through afterwards.
  • Live English, Romania, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line admission ticket
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Strada Valea Portii nr.2 , Bran village. 200 m away from Bran Castle , across the road from the souvenir stands

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    Important information

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    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This tour is unfortunately not suitable for people with disabilities
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 60 reviews

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    Booking made from home one month before to be sure of having an Italian guide and being able to visit the castle in complete tranquility. Everything has been fully respected and even better than our expectations. Precise meeting point and departure with our local guide who speaks perfect Italian. He illustrated every room of the castle to us by telling real anecdotes and urban legends

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    July 29, 2022

    Cristina was a very good guide. A lot of knowledge and made our tour very entertaining. He answered all our questions. The castle although it is known for Dracula, Then you realize that it does not have much to do. But the history the culture of this castle is impressive. Worth it. It is not a castle with super luxury such as Peles Castle, but this is older and more modest

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    January 25, 2020

    Very good tour of the castle. We recommend!!

    We booked the tour by mobile phone a few hours before the start. It worked great. The tour started punctually at 1:00 p.m. at the agreed meeting point. We were also lucky that there were only three of us, so no one else had booked this tour. Because of the booking we didn't have to queue at the cash register. Our guide, Maria, explained everything to us about the castle in detail and left no questions unanswered. She has excellent expertise. The tour lasted 1.5 hours. Highly recommended, thumbs up !!

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    July 19, 2019

    Product ID: 195524