Day trip

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

From $50.30 per person

Be swept away by the magnificence of Transylvania and its magical places on this small group day trip from Bucharest. Enjoy a guided tour of Bran Castle (nicknamed Dracula's Castle), the medieval town of Brasov and Peles Castle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Pickup is provided from the listed hotels in central Bucharest • If your accommodation is not on the list, please contact the local partner • The local partner will then inform you of a meeting point and time one day prior to the tour
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (lunch)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (guided tour)

  • Bran Castle (guided tour, free time)

    • Extra fee
  • Bucharest

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Transylvania from Bucharest
  • Get spooked on a tour of Gothic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Visit the former royal residence at Peles Castle, considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe
  • Stroll through the medieval Saxon town of Brasov on a guided walking tour
Full description
Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1883 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Next is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagra – inside visit), old City Hall, watchtowers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe. Final stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly during all guided walks and tours
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people per group)
  • Pickup and drop-off to select addresses only
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Entrance fees (30 to 40 RON)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Starting the 15 of October 2021, Peles Castle will be closed on Monday and Tuesdays. You will spend more time at Bran Castle and Brasov
  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Youth under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age for participants is 11 years old
  • Your guide will assist you with purchasing the entrance tickets (30 RON for Peles castle, standard ground floor exhibition, 40 RON for Bran Castle)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 650 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Marius was very friendly and helpful the entire trip. He is extremely knowledgeable about Romania and the places we visited. Having the stop in Brasov before going to Bran Castle was a very good choice as you were able to eat at lunch time. Peles was fantastic to visit and I'm so glad i got to see it. Highly recommend this tour

August 11, 2021

гид Marius очень хорошо, как на родном говорит на английском! жаль, что русский не знает)) Мариус внимательный и приятный экскурсовод, даже позвонил и предупредил что опаздывает :) великолепный замок Пелеш, в Брашове обед, сами выбираете, где покушать и погулять,а потом маленькая совместная прогулка с гидом, а замок Дракулы не впечатлил (( хотелось бы что-то поинтересней какой-нибудь экшен для туристов)) СОВЕТУЮ эту экскурсию, хоть займёт целый день от 7:30 до 21ч взависимости от расположения отеля, но вы не устанете, много ходить не надо, автобус маленький на 8 человек и с кондиционером! спасибо всем :)

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August 9, 2021

Our driver and tour guide was the epitome of professional. Arrived on time and got us to each location well within the planned times. Extremely knowledgeable, he was a continuous flow of interesting information from the get go. On top of that, he was a completely safe driver - some winding roads, and it rained part of the day. Top notch and very friendly.

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July 21, 2021

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