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Transylvania: Cultural Full Day Trip

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Transylvania: Cultural Full Day Trip

From US$ 286.93 per group up to 2

Discover Romania's beautiful countryside and history on a full-day trip to the legendary Transylvania. See Gothic sites of interest, such as the castle that inspired Dracula, and explore Transylvania's diverse cultural influences.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Tour beautiful Sinaia and the former royal residence of Peles Castle
  • Discover the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula at Bran Castle
  • Drive through the magnificent landscape of the Carpathian Mountains
  • See Romania's first printing press at the first Romanian school in Transylvania
Full description
Escape the chaos of Bucharest on this full-day tour to Transylvania. Following a hotel pick-up, travel through Carpathian Mountains to the mountain town of Sinaia, where you will explore the medieval Peles Castle. Continue to beautiful Sinaia Monastery, an excellent example of late 17th-Century architecture, and famous for the magnificent art it contains. After a late lunch, journey to Brasov, home of Bran castle, famously thought to be the home of, and inspiration for, Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. You will enjoy many other icons of old Brasov, including Council Square, Council Tower, Weavers' Bastion, the Black Church, and more. The Black Church is a perfect embodiment of the Gothic reputation that surrounds Transylvania. For those who enjoy history, there will also be a visit to the first Romanian school in Transylvania, where you will find Romania’s first printing press, along with many other exhibits. The museum provides excellent historic information. Return to Bucharest through the Carpathian Mountains, arriving back in the city at approximately 20:00.
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Driver and guide services
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities (10% recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note that in Romania, museums are usually closed on Monday
  • Peles Castle at Sinaia is closed on Monday and Tuesday. During summer season it is opened on Tuesday for a shorter program
  • Please note that in November the Peles Castle in Sinaia will be replace by the Pelisor Castle
  • The Black Church in Brasov is closed on Monday and Holidays. Also some churches and monasteries may be closed without prior notice, especially in the low season. Wherever possible, visits of the above sites will be replaced with visits to other relevant sites
  • Blackout dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year Holidays
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4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

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The best part of our tour of Romania was provided by Get your Guide

We were reluctant to make bookings from Dubai. Upon arrival in Bucharest, the hotel staff were keen to provide touring options only with 1 company. Fortunately during our web search we stumbled upon Get your Guide. And that was the turning point for us to be opened to a gateway of information and options..........leaving us wishing we sighted this Guide earlier, or had more days planned. We booked a full day trip to Sinia Monastry, Peles castle, Bran Castle, returning through Brasov. We were attended by CT&T. Our guide and driver was Mr. Claudiu Cirjan. I can't praise enough, for the courtesy, care and information he provided. I rate his services as 'par excellence ' !! He is well informed on historical subjects and gifted with superb English communication skills. He made us completely change our perspective of Romania, besides of course, Get your Guide's offers. We will be strongly recommending him as well as GyG to any of our friends travelling to Romania. Thank you very much.

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September 17, 2016

Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Fabulous trip.

Claudiu was a fantastic guide, collected us on time and shared so much information about everything on the journey. He seemed to know just about every guide we encountered and who would get us into locked doors for the right incentive (costs were all included in the package). Had an amazing time. Thanks again!

February 19, 2015

A wonderful way to day trip to Transylvania from Bucharest

Very pleased with our driver/guide, the Mercedes van he brought, and his timeliness. We had an excellent day visiting castles and palaces, churches and restaurants. When the line at "Dracula's Castle" looked incredibly daunting (maybe an hour of more wait), he had us wait in line and then went to front to get us tickets. Then he got us in at the front of the line without the rest of line noticing. Would highly recommend this company and guide.

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September 4, 2012

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