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  • From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

    1. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle & Brasov Full-Day Trip

    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.

    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 a walking tour of the town of Brasov. Start 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 inf...

    Overall this is a pleasant experience that was worth the price. The drive from / to Bucharest is the longest part. That's why I feel this trip's decision to include two castles and a town is good. The long ride is not justified by a single destination. Be ready to return late (we arrived back around 21:30). Also take some snacks as the meal times can vary.

  • From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

    2. From Bucharest: Peles, Bran Castle & Old Town Brasov Tour

    Following pick-up, leave the city for Sinaia. Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the kings of Romania. Here, admire furniture, ornamental objects, carpets, tapestries, sculptures, paintings and collections of weapons from the 15th to 19th centuries. Continue to Bran with its famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle. Learn about the castle's history and how it had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Continue with a short tour of Brasov and admire the town's houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and neo-Classic style. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers and the Weaver's Bastion. Also, learn about Catherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress and its 4 little towers symboli...

    The trip was perfect It’s was one of the best day Take the driver Marius Panzariu He is so funny And know a lot about all the details of every place we go

  • From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    3. From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania.

    Start your tour by driving towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count.

    Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

    This is was a wonderful tour and better than what I expected! We were picked up at 8 am by a Mercedes sprinter and greeted by Euguene, who was an excellent tour guide throughout. The journey to peles castle was about 2 hours but the views were on the way were enjoyable. We spent over 2 hours at Peles and and Eugene was very knowledgable about the place. Next, there was a short journey to Bran castle and this castle from the outside was stunning as were the views - breathtaking! Again, we had a personal tour of the castle while we were given free time to look around a Bran itself and have some food! Finally, another short trip to Brashov and a quick tour of the city centre which was very beautiful - this was rather short but I think it was enough! The journey back to Bucharest was 3 hours! Overall, this was excellent value for money and was an enjoyable day taking in some landmarks of Romania! Euguene and the driver were friendly, helpful and knowledge - they made this tour!

  • Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

    4. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle, Peleș & Brașov Small-Group Tour

    Head for the evocative landscape of Transylvania on this inclusive excursion. Tour historic castles, and a medieval town as you immerse yourself in this atmospheric region.

    Benefit from pickup from your accommodation, then set off to explore the historic castles of Transylvania, and the medieval city of Brașov. Stop in the small town of Sinaia and visit Peleș Castle to explore the former summer palace of the Romanian royals. Continue to Bran, famous for the imposing fortress connected to the legend of Count Dracula. Hear tales about the real-life Vlad the Impaler, said to have inspired Bram Stoker. Get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the remains of the citadel. Enjoy some free time to find keepsakes in the souvenir market, and before taking a walking tour of Brașov's medieval Old Town with a local guide. Benefit from some time at leisure before travel...

    the tour was superb! you cant go wrong with our driver/tour guide! he was simply the best!

  • Bucharest: Dracula's Castle and Brasov Guided Tour

    5. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle and Brasov Guided Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bucharest to Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. On the journey, your local guide will tell you tales of Transylvania’s history and mythology as you journey through the majestic countryside. You'll also get to go far beyond the standard tours of Transylvania’s legendary castle by going 30 metres underground the castle to the Time Tunnel. The unique Romanian construction was designed to describe the history and culture of the Bran Castle with a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition. To reach the tunnel, you will get into a 'stone' elevator, located right in the courtyard of the castle and which is considered to be the one of the greatest current innovation among the European museums. After the tour of the castle, you will have two hours to have lunch in Brasov, a picturesque city in the heart of the Carpathian M...

    It was very nice and almost private tour only in 4 people. We enjoyed it a lot plus our guide seemed to like Romania a lot!

  • Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

    6. Peles & Bran Small Group: 2 Transylvanian Castles in 1 Day

    Home to one of the most famous counts in literary history, Transylvania is a must-see destination on any visit to Romania. On this full-day tour from Bucharest you will visit the historic region exploring the influence of different cultures, including Romanian, Saxon, Turkish and Hungarian. Depart from the Romanian Athenaeum on Revolution Square at 08:00 am and head to the historic region, bounded to the east and south by the dramatic Carpathian Mountains. Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Biblical Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peleș Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated wit...

    This was a great day out. The two castles were both spectacular (the inside of Peles is incredible). The drive through the mountains was enjoyable too, with lovely scenery along the way. Brasov was also well worth the visit and the guided walking tour showed us some of the main sites before some free time to explore. It's a packed itinery, but did not feel rushed.

  • From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

    7. From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

    Dress up as the spookiest ghoul you can, and get picked up from your accommodation in Brasov at 7.30 PM. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages.  Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Lastly, get taken back to your accommodation in Brasov.

  • From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

    8. From Bucharest: Peleș and Bran Castles Private Tour

    Visit 2 historic castles in Transylvania on a guided day trip from Bucharest, including the stunning Bran Castle in the medieval city of Brasov, where the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula is said to have lived. Following pickup from your hotel, make your way into the Carpathian Mountains and stop in the charming town of Sinaia, famous for its 17th-century royal residence. Admire the Neo-Renaissance beauty of Peleș Castle, strategically located on a medieval route that linked Transylvania and Wallachia.   Cross the mountains to discover the medieval fortress most associated with the legend of Count Dracula. Learn the extraordinary history of Bran Castle on a small group tour exclusive to you. Get some free time to browse the souvenir market, and then visit Brasov to see the impressive medieval and Gothic architecture on a walking tour of the historic city center.

    The driver/tour guide Marius was very informative, warm, and hospitable with perfect English language and a lot of knowledge.he was also very well with shortcuts of the road and his driving was safe. Peles castle was beautiful with all the detailing of the interior beautifully crafted. Bran castle was more plain bit, was expecting more about Dracula but its not revolving alot about the myth. Brasov was a beautiful and cozy and ive wished i spent more days at Brasov.

  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    9. Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    Drive across Transylvania towards the city of Sighisoara. Here, admire the beautiful medieval cityscape in Romania. Visit the clock tower, giving you an insight in the city's history with an impressive view of the citadel, the former defensive towers and walls of the city. Admire the birthplace of the Walachian leader Vlad Dracul, who would later become known as Count Dracula. Discover his house of birth, and sample a shot of Romanian schnapps. In the afternoon, drive to Bran Castle, an impressive fortification and residence of the Romanian family. The castle is also known as Dracula's Castle. In the late afternoon, go back to Cluj-Napoca.

  • From Cluj-Napoca: Turda Salt Mines and Rimetea Day Trip

    10. From Cluj-Napoca: Turda Salt Mines and Rimetea Day Trip

    Depart from Cluj-Napoca and head to Turda, once the most important economic center of the region where salt, also known as “white gold,” has been extracted since the Roman age. Arrive for a guided tour at the Salina Turda salt mine and discover the history of salt mining in the town dating from the 17th century. Explore site, including the Terezia mine, Rudolf hall, and the Franz Josef Gallery.  Afterwards, spend the afternoon in the Transylvanian western mountains in the village of Rimetea. The chalk-white houses and the harmonious structure of the village have earned it several distinctions. Considered to be one of the most beautiful village in Transylvania, it received the Europa Nostra Award for its architectural preservation.  Next up, take a 1-hour hike to the ruins of the Coltesti Fortress for an impressive view of the valley below. Here, at the foot of Székelykő rock, enjoy a t...

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What people are saying about Transylvania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,432 reviews

I enjoyed Marius the guide a lot as the tour guide and driver! The anecdotes, history and personal opinions he told us on the way and at the castles, streets and gardens were very clear and very interesting. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone! And consider booking the 2 or 3-day tours since they are more flexible and allow you to experience the places and Romania itself much better. I would only suggest talking more peacefully about the roads and them bad drivers :))

Overall this is a pleasant experience that was worth the price. The drive from / to Bucharest is the longest part. That's why I feel this trip's decision to include two castles and a town is good. The long ride is not justified by a single destination. Be ready to return late (we arrived back around 21:30). Also take some snacks as the meal times can vary.

The tour was very well organised. Right from pick up till back all was good. Our tour guide Emmanuel was knowledgeable and was very helpful as well. Would definitely recommend this tour

Nice places to see, it seems a long day but totally worth the while. The lunch could be made shorter if there were options to preorder ahead, to save some time.

I enjoyed a trip which included a variety of destinations with a knowledgable and attentive host He always made himself available to us when we wanted help