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Peles, Dracula's Castles & Brasov: Private Day Trip & Pickup

Peles, Dracula's Castles & Brasov: Private Day Trip & Pickup

From US$ 157.67 per person

This one-day tour reveals you 2 attraction points of maximum interest, both situated in a picturesque region of the Carpathians mountains, but still not too far from the capital city.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Free pick-up from any hotel or address in Bucharest
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  • Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family and the most visited castle in Romania
  • Discover the famous Bran Castle, widely known as Dracula’s once residence
  • Walk the medieval streets of Brasov and admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture of a typical Transylvanian city
  • Explore Romania in a relaxed manner with a friendly and experienced guide
Full description
Depart Bucharest in the morning and head toward the mountains. After an approximately two-hour drive, stop first in Sinaia, a famous mountain resort considered the "Pearl of the Carpathians." Here you will also visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the first king of Romania, Carol I.  Then, continue onward into Transylvania, "the country beyond the forest." Take in spectacular views of the second castle on the day's program, Bran Castle, a medieval construction made famous by the legend of Count Dracula.  Before parting ways with this special place, you will be driven to Brasov, Kronstadt, which maintains its German name. Enjoy a short walking tour in the Old Town before heading back to Bucharest.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bucharest
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead
  • During the rest of the year, Peles Castle is only closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

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based on 8 reviews

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As good as it gets .....

Thoroughly enjoyed it - Peles Castle most impressive and Gabriel Florea was a superb guide with an amazing command of english. We were a group of 13 and he ensured everyone was involved and provided sufficient information but allowed time for us to do our own thing as well. Some guides have to go over the top and be in total control of every minute - Gabriel found the right balance.

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March 24, 2012

Well worth the money, and photo opportunities abound!

While the time commitment is great (12+ hours) and the money not a small amount, I found this tour to be an EXCELLENT choice. With only one free day during a business trip to Romania, I had to make the most of my sightseeing choice. The monastery and two castles were remarkable and our stop for lunch was picturesque and charming. Also, our driver (Gabriel) was a wealth of historical information and got us in to the castles ahead of other groups due to his excellent negotiation skills. The long drive out and back (3+ hours each way) was wonderful as he regaled us with local history and pointed out interesting facts along the way. The Romanian countryside is amazing - beautiful, photogenic and charming. I highly recommend this tour for busy travelers who: 1) love seeing the local color, 2) don't have much more than a day to do it and 3) have a healthy appreciation for historical context.

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August 30, 2011

The tour started well as Gabriel, our guide, was on time to pick us up at our hotel. On the drive out to the first site, we were filled in on the history of Romania (somehow lacking in my school history courses) and informed about the locations we were going to visit. The best part of our tour was our guide. Whatever we wanted to do or see, he went out of his way to accomodate us. Were we to do the tour again, I would request Gabriel.

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August 21, 2010

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