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Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

From $69.18 per person

Discover some of the medieval castles of Transylvania on a full-day tour from Bucharest and visit the castle most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Visit Peleș Castle and take a walking tour of Brașov.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Pickup is possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest • Please contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time
Small group available

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Bran Castle (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (guided tour)

  • Bucharest

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Discover the incredible wilderness of Transylvania
  • Visit medieval Bran Castle and Peleș Castle
  • Learn about facts and fiction as you hear about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula
  • Explore the medieval city of Brasov
Full description
Benefit from hotel pickup from your centrally located hotel, hostel, or accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania in the medieval city of Brașov. Stop in the small town of Sinaia on the way and visit Peleș Castle to explore the former summer palace of the Romanian royals.  Continue to Bran, famous for the imposing fortress connected to the legend of Count Dracula. Hear tales about the real-life Vlad the Impaler, said to have inspired Bram Stoker. Get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the remains of the citadel. Enjoy some free time to find keepsakes in the souvenir market, and then visit the medieval city of Brașov and take a walking tour of the Old Town with a local guide. Benefit from some time at leisure before traveling back to Bucharest, where you will get dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Lesson on the legend of Count Dracula
  • Walking tour of Brașov
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle (approx 17.50 EUR per person)
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Photo fees at Peleș Castle
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep. 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep. 14)
  • If Peles Castle is closed, the Sinaia Monastery and the torture chambers of Bran Castle will be visited instead
  • In the event of heavy traffic on the roads, occasionally the tour can take more than 12 hours
  • This tour takes place in a group of no more than 18 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 397 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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What a wonderful tour! We met our awesome guide Gabriel at another hotel which was roughly a 10 minute walk from ours and then we were off! We first stopped at Peles Castle and it did not disappoint. Peles Castle is a beautiful Neo-Renaissance castle with a unique history. Next stop was for lunch a nice quaint restaurant which served traditional Romanian cuisine and spirits. After lunch we headed to Bran to see "Dracula's Castle." Bran Castle is small fortress with a lot of history. Our guide explained the truth regarding the myth/legend of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. Finally we headed to the medieval city of Bravos. We spent roughly an hour learning about Bravos and checked out some attractions to include the market square, the Black Church, and an original gate to the walled city. Our guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable of the history of Romania and Transylvania region. Gabriel gave us neat trivia tidbits throughout the tour. Overall an excellent tour which I highly recommend!

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September 6, 2021

Alex was definitely the best guide I have ever experienced. He and driver Michael were really professional duo. Alex is filled with rich historical knowledge. There was not a single dull moment. We were given enough time to roam around on our own. I can honestly say we had got more than we paid for. Thank you Alex and Michael for a great adventure.

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September 6, 2021

This is a basic tour for the first-time visitors in Romania. A lot in one day and as the timing was the highest season, it took a lot of time in the traffic. The tour was supposed to come back to Bucharest, but I left the tour at Brasov and stayed in the city. You can also opt for this.

August 22, 2021

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