Day trip

Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brasov Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
Day trip

Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brasov Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
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From US$ 64.34 per person

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Explore the rich history and legends of Romania on a guided tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle. Enjoy a walking tour of the charming city of Brasov in the heart of Transylvania.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from central meeting point locations.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit the unique Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Learn about the legend of Dracula and the story of Vlad the Impaler
  • Make a stop to take photographs of the panoramic view over Brașov
  • Take an extended walking tour of Brasov
  • Pass through unique Saxon villages of Transylvania
Full description

Enjoy a full-day trip from Bucharest to discover the Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula's Castle. Explore the city of Brasov on a guided tour and see the Peles Castle, the former home of the Romanian royal family. The first stop on your Transylvania adventure will be in the picturesque landscape of Sinaia, the so-called Pearl of the Carpathians. Here, discover Peles Castle, a masterpiece of design with unique turrets and great attention to detail.

After taking in some unbelievable views across the mountains from Peles Castle, the trip continues to the medieval Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. In Brasov, follow your guide on a walking tour to admire sights such as Brasov's Council Square and the Black Church, one of the main attractions in Brasov.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with on-board Wi-Fi
  • Guided tour of Peles Castle and Bran Castle
  • Guided walking tour in the historic city center of Brasov
  • Entrance tickets (depending on the option selected)
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum number of 3 people required for the tour to operate
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (September 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to September 14)
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be heavier than usual and the return time may be later than scheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 125 reviews

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Mini bus pick up was on-time and we were quickly off to Peles Castle with our wonderful guide, Alex, who told us a lot about the history of Romania. He was very entertaining and made the long journey very enjoyable. Plenty of time to look around Brasov, with free time to stop for a bite to eat before heading to Bran Castle. Again, lots of history from Alex around the origins of how the legend of Dracula and Vampires came to be, and time for us to explore the castle. A small market was at the base of the hill that leads to the castle selling goods and food. Journey back allowed some time to snooze after a busy day. All in all the trip took approx 12 hours from pick up to drop off but it was amazing to see.

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March 31, 2023

Great experience! Everything went smoothly, from the booking to the ride as well as the experience itself. All the tours and different stops were planned well, we always had time to explore on our own after the guided tour, and our guide recommended all the best foto locations. We had a great day, I recommend!

March 31, 2023

Wonderful day spoiled only by the horrendous traffic on the way home - not the fault of the company! Our driver and guide were a great pairing. Professional, warm and welcoming and in Eugine, our guide, we had someone who’s local knowledge was 2nd to none! He pointed out highlights along the way explaining the reason why some were built and for who, recommending visits to some and explained he would come back to others on our return. Once at the castles we were blown away by his detailed insights into each room, the people who lived there and the history behind each and every one. He answered questions patiently, his English was excellent and he pointed out the best places for pictures, even taking them for us! He was warm and engaging, his voice drew you in and made you want to hear more, no mean feat when dealing with a party of 6 middle aged women! The group was small allowing him to take us on a journey into history. Highly recommended, a fantastic day from start to finish.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 231827