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Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

1. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov

Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania. Discover some of the historic castles of the region, and visit the city of Brasov. Start your tour with pickup from certain pickup points in Bucharest and drive towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count. Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle and Brasov

2. Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle and Brasov

Enjoy day trip from Bucharest to Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. Explore underground exhibition in the Time Tunnel. Learn about Transylvania’s history and mythology on the journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the city of Brasov on a guided tour. Be picked up at your accommodation or a centrally-located meeting point. Sit back and relax as on the drive. Transylvania’s legendary castle Bran Castle. Experience going 30 meters underground the castle to the Time Tunnel. Reach the tunnel by using an elevator located in the courtyard of the castle. Experience a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition in the tunnel. Admire the Medieval architecture of this castle which has inspired so many myths and legends. After the tour of the castle, have time to purchase lunch in Brasov, a picturesque city in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains.  Follow your local guide on a tour of t Brasov. Visit Brasov’s Council Square, the incredible Black Church, and the city’s old defensive walls. Return to Bucharest at the end of your tour. 

City Tour Brasov

3. City Tour Brasov

Explore one of the largest and most popular cities in Romania. Enjoy a 2-hour tour of Brasov, located at the foot of Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains. Founded by Teutonic Knights in 1211, Brasov is a perfect example of a settlement of the Middle Ages. Today, it is one of the best preserved cities in Europe and home to some of Europe's narrowest streets. Highlights include the City Hall, Orthodox Church and Black Church. Go to Poarta Ecaterinei and the Schei Quarter. Admire sacred monuments, such as Saint Nicholas Church. Admire the Weavers' Bastion and go to the 4-foot-wide Rope Street (Strada Sforii). This was initially used as an access route by firefighters. Visit Brasov Synagogue and see the Catholic Church, Post Orchard, White Tower and Black Tower.

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

4. From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

The tour will begin at 9:00 AM from the meeting point located in central Brasov. You will be driven in comfort to the Peasants Citadel, a medieval fortress built from at a time when Teutonic chevaliers ruled the Brasov County. Enjoy a visit around the fortress and observation point, and discover it's history and legends, stopping to take in the wonderful views of Brasov Plateau and the surrounding mountains. The journey will continue towards Bran Castle. Completed in 1388, the castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii, with an exceptional view of the nearby hills. Learn about this famous castle, especially the tales of Count Dracula as you walk the ancient halls.  Next, you will head to Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. The one hour drive offers spectacular views of surrounding nature and wildlife. Then encounter Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Visit an architectural masterpiece, discover it's wonderful saloons and learn about the heritage.  On the route home, you can see the view of the Transylvanian Alps, the Bucegi Mountains, and the lively resort-towns of Busteni and Predeal.

Brasov: Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake Tour

5. Brasov: Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake Tour

Your tour will begin as you are taken from your hotel in Brasov by a professional guide. Once having departed Brasov, you will travel to the most spectacular road in Europe: Transfagarasan. You will stop first and visit the Brancoveanu Monastery, an ancient Orthodox monastery built at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Its mural and interior paintings were made in 1766 by the painters Ionascu and Pană, and you will leave the silence and harmony of the monastic life of this Orthodox monastery. You will then continue to the mountains which host the Transfagarasan Highway, the most spectacular and beautiful mountain road in Europe. The road has been featured on the UK motor show Top Gear, and traverses up through the mountains uniting Transylvania with Valachia. Whilst there you will experience great scenes, noisy waterfalls, and with some luck you may even see wild animals such as the brown bear or black goats. Moving onward, you will travel to the Balea Glacier Lake, where you will have lunch at the Lake Balea Chalet. You can then take a walk around the lake, and in summer can also climb up the slope near the lake. From the top of this ridge you will have wonderful pictures with the peaks of the surrounding mountains and the lake and cottage Balea. In the winter between December and March you can visit the ice hotel, as well as the neighboring ice church. You will later return to Brasov in the evening, with wonderful memories of your trip into the sky.

Brasov: Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture

6. Brasov: Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture

Start your evening in the old town’s square and learn about the history of Brasov then walk to the Black Church, one of the biggest gothic-baroque churches in Europe. Trace the footsteps of history along the narrow pathways of Brasov by candlelight and visit Katherine’s Gate built in the 14th century and Schei Gate built almost 200 years ago. Then discover St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, considered Brasov’s most important Orthodox Cathedral. Learn about the vampire and ghost stories that haunt the city as you explore Weaver’s Bastion, one of the biggest buildings of the 14th century, the Jewish Synagogue built in 1901, and Europe’s 3rd narrowest street, Rope Street.

Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

7. Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

During this tour, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Fagaras mountains as you visit Sibiu, the Astra Museum, and the Brancoveanu Monastery. Sibiu will fascinate you with its old buildings, Gothic architecture churches, and the Bridge of Lies - where witches were thrown from in the Middle Ages. Visit Sibiu's old center and see its main sights. Then, the Astra Museum will remind you of old times with its traditional old houses, water mills, and peasant farms. Next up is the Brancoveanu Monastery, a place of peace and meditation. It is located in Sambata de Sus Village, at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Enter the courtyard through an alley bordered by flowers to appreciate the Monastery in all its splendor.

From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

8. From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

Dress up as the spookiest ghoul you can, and get picked up from your accommodation in Brasov at 7.30 PM. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages.  Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Lastly, get taken back to your accommodation in Brasov.

Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

9. Bucharest: Bear Sanctuary, Bran Castle, and Brasov Day Trip

Discover the best of Romania's nature and history on this full-day trip from Bucharest. Encounter brown bears at a bear sanctuary, visit Bern (Dracula's) Castle, and explore the city of Brasov. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop of the day, Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Here, get up close and personal with bears that have been rescued from captivity, have your photo taken with them, and watch them eat. Next, continue to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. See for yourself why the castle has become Romania's number one tourist attraction and why it is one of the most expensive venues in the world. Finish your tour in Brasov, where history, music, and good food meet. Enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace before getting dropped off at your hotel in Bucharest at the end of the day.

Brasov: Morning Breakfast Tour

10. Brasov: Morning Breakfast Tour

Discover Brasov's rich gastronomic culture on this morning tour. After meeting your guide in the city center, head to a nearby restaurant for your first sample of local food. Enjoy a delicious meal made from only the freshest local ingredients. Afterward, hop on the bus and head to another less touristy part of the city. Enjoy your second meal at a traditional Communist-era restaurant and experience daily life for residents of the city during this time.  Finally, after another short ride, arrive at the last restaurant, a unique place famous for being one of the most bike-friendly places in town. Sample a modern take on traditional classics here before your tour ends.

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What people are saying about Brasov

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 208 reviews

Totally recommend this tour, it includes everything you will want and need to see in Transylvania. All three destinations are magnificent, the tour guide is polite and informative enough, he gives you a small tour about Romania in general during the trip. We chose this activity even though we only stayed in Bucharest for three days but it worked out extremely well. Totally recommend it!

The tour was amazing. Our driver and tour guide was very helpful and kind person. He was on time and all the information he told us was very interesting. I recommend the tour and the guide for everyone. Thank you all.

One of the best experiences. 2 main reasons. 1. Alex was the best guide I ever had on an excursion. Knew everything. 2. We saw everything that we had to see with good time management

It was incredible, the guide is super kind and knows a lot. I really enjoyed my experience :)

Everything was very organized and I highly recommend this to everyone!