Day trip

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: One Excellence Tours

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: One Excellence Tours
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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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is provided from the listed hotels/meeting points in central Bucharest. Pickup service starts between 7:30 AM and 7:50 AM. 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 before the tour.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
12 hours
  • Bucharest

  • Peleș Castle (guided tour, free time)

    • Extra fee
  • Brasov (free time)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • 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
  • Spend free time at the medieval Saxon town of Brasov
Full description

Escape the bustle of Bucharest and spend a day immersing yourself in the landscapes and landmarks of Transylvania. Encounter the historic castles, rich scenery, and evocative atmosphere of this unique region. Enjoy a pickup from nearby meeting points, and guided tours of these fascinating monuments.

Start your day trip with a visit to Peles Castle, set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style.

Next, enjoy free time for lunch in the town of Brasov. Start exploring this fascinating Transylvanian town from its main square, and stroll around its well-kept historical center as you see sights like the Gothic Black Church, old City Hall, and the narrowest street in Europe. Encounter Bran Castle for your final tour stop, also commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Take a walk inside its grandiose towers and down its winding narrow staircases and passages, and learn about the infamous Vlad the Impaler.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transport
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly during all guided walks and tours
  • Pickup and drop-off to select addresses
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Entrance fees (30 to 40 RON)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • From April 19 2022 Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday. If you take the tour on these days, you will spend more time at Bran Castle and in Brasov
  • Pickup is provided from selected hotels and hostels situated in the central area of Bucharest. If you are located in an apartment, hotel, or hostel that is not on the list, please contact the activity provider who will inform you of the closest pickup point to your address
  • 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 (50 RON for Peles castle, standard ground floor exhibition, 45 RON for Bran Castle)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1398 reviews

Review summary

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

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We had a great educational day with Bogdan(Boggie) as our driver and guide! He told us about a lot of historical aspects of Romania and was easy in conversation. Besides that, we felt safe in the car with him behind the wheel. Though we spent quite some time in the car, the day flew by. Peles Castle was beautiful from the inside and outside. Brasov was a nice stop where we had enough time to get some lunch before heading to Bran Castle. Bran Castle was especially impressive from the outside, the inside was interesting as well. (But not as much as peles Castle ). The views while driving were magnificent! Today everything was covered in a thick layer of snow, but we are convinced it will be stunning in every season of the year. Overall: 10/10.

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January 28, 2023

It was a nice trip, the guide Emanuel is super good and speaks understandable English even for English muffles. More time should be allowed on the activities, the time frame is unfortunately very tight, but this is the tour with the highest time commitment on the activities by using an 8 seater instead of a bus you are always the first on the activities.

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January 28, 2023

A brilliant tour of the two castles and Brasov. Ovi, our guide, was a fountain of knowledge and clearly enjoys history and going into detail. We were really impressed with him and the whole tour in general. His English was fantastic and he could answer any question that you threw at him. We would definitely recommend this to anyone!

January 21, 2023

Product ID: 151028