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From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

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From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

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Take a day trip to visit the most famous castles in Romania. First, visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful in Europe, and then visit Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) to learn about the legend of Dracula.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Learn more about Romanian history
  • Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe: Peles Castle
Full description
In the morning meet the guide in Bucharest. Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. The Peles Castle is 44 kilometers away from Brasov in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, and a weaponry collections from the 15th up to the 19th century. Continue the journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The first documentation about Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Throughout history, the Castle had a strategic mission of acting as a border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, then under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the Romanian royal family and so it became their residence.
Includes
  • Transport with air-conditioned car, minibus, van or coach based on number of travelers
  • Tour guide and driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in central Bucharest
  • Entrance tickets to the castles (45 RON Bran Castle, 40 RON Peles Castle - standard tour)
  • Banking or e-payment fees
  • Lunch
  • Photo fee at Peles Castle (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from 27.09.2021 to 10.05.2022. If your tour is booked within this time period, you will see Peles Castle from the outside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The guide kept us informed and was very knowledgable on the way to the castles, pointing out all the sights and the history / culture. I was really looked after when I became travel sick so thank you so much Mattia. I felt this trip was well organised and would recommend

March 21, 2022

From the moment we were picked up, 720am at our apartment, Vlad was so happy and smiley! Our guide was so knowledgable of Bucharest, Peles and Bran castle, engaged in conversation so much, kept it exciting! He was an excellent driver, took care of everything so that we were at ease, the day was stress free and simple. Amazing English too. Peles castle.. wow and bran was amazing too. Two castles so amazing on different scales.

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March 9, 2022

We weren't sure if we will go on this tour but joining it was one of the best decisions on this trip. An excellent driver/guide (Emmanouel) with a very good knowledge of the region and was able to satisfy our curiosity about many different things. We enjoyed both the castle visits and the small bazaar at the foothills of castle Bran. And a nice surprise the stop at the town of Brusel. A must do especially during the winter when the mountains are snowy

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December 19, 2021

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