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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: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

    2. From Bucharest: Transylvania's Peles & Bran Castles

    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...

    Koka was an excellent guide and driver. He provided us with lots of useful information. It was an awesome day out. Highly recommend

  • From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

    3. 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.

  • Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

    4. Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

    Meet your guide in front of the Clock Tower museum to start your tour. After a quick introduction to the history of the Old Town, head up towards the Church on the Hill and walk through the Covered Stairs or the Stairs of the Scholars. Stroll through the narrow streets of this medieval site until you reach the old city walls to marvel at the incredible old towers and bastions that still stand and are extremely well-preserved. Listen to your guide’s in-depth description about the evangelistic church located just feet away from two of the major attractions in the city, the Clock Tower and Dracula’s house. Dracula’s house is the place where the famous Wallachian king was born in 1431, learn about the tales of the world’s most well-known vampire. The tour ends with an explanation of the Clock Tower’s history, and a recommendation from your guide for local restaurants and bars for you to sp...

    Cosmina was highly knowledgeable in all aspect of the history of Sighasoura and Transylvania. The evening tour is a fantastic choice especially in this heat. There was a lot of time to ask questions and visit all the sights at a nice pace. We highly recommend her tour!!!

  • Bucharest: Dracula's Castle & Brasov Small Group Guided Tour

    5. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle & Brasov Small Group Guided Tour

    Meet your guide and fellow sightseers in Bucharest, then depart the city and head to Peles Castle. Peles, which was built between 1873 and 1914, boasts incredible Neo-Renaissance architecture and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Admire this stunning castle, as well as the Carpathian Mountains that surround it, and learn about its rich history from your expert guide. Continue the tour to Bran Castle next, more commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. One of the most famous sights in Romania, this medieval dwelling dates back to the 14th century and is steeped in history and legend. Learn about the story of Dracula from your guide whilst marvelling at this impressive and somewhat haunting building. The final stop of the day is the charming medieval town of Brasov, nestled between the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the...

    Really good english speaking guy, Christian. I recommend this tour as there was no strict schedule to follow.

  • Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

    6. Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

    Day 1: Bucharest, Sighisoara At 10:00 AM, your English-speaking guide will collect you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. From here transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, founded by Saxons during the 12th century. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler also known as Dracula, was born. That evening, get ready for a Halloween party. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine. During dinner, you can enjoy a special program including the Killing of the Living Dead ritual and many more. That evening, spend the night in a 3-star hotel located in the very heart of the Medieval citadel. Day 2: Sighisoara, Brasov, and Bran Your first stop of the day will be to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europ...

  • Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

    7. Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

    Meet your guide in front of the historic Clock Tower museum to begin the tour. Together, wander through the narrow streets of the old citadel and admire the colorful houses as you learn about the rich history of the city. Walk through the Covered Stairs to the visit the Church on the Hill, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Then, explore the old city walls to see some of the oldest towers and bastions still standing. Listen to your guide tell you all about the tales of the area and the secrets hidden within the city walls. Next, visit the place where Vlad III Dracula was born, and learn about the dynasty of kings that he was part of. At the end of the tour, receive a ticket for the Clock Tower to climb to the top and admire the amazing view across the city.

  • Halloween in Transylvania: 7-Day Tour

    8. Halloween in Transylvania: 7-Day Tour

    Day 1: Arrival – Bucharest City Tour If you arrive in Romania for the first time, the first city to greet you is Bucharest. Experience an atmosphere that will be quite similar to many other capitals: new buildings, historical monuments and the hustle-bustle of a restless city. It’s here that your journey to a parallel world starts, one populated by vampires, mythical creatures and, weird phenomena. Only a few kilometers away from Bucharest you will reach a charmed islet in the middle of a lake, with a small chapel inhabited by only one monk. The former church is now in the depths, covered by water. Legend has it that on stormy days its sunken bell can be heard tolling. The evening is devoted to the old historical center; the narrow streets nowadays filled with stylish bistros and cafés that used to be witnesses to public trials whose merciless judge was the Wallachian prince Vlad the Im...

  • Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

    9. Bucharest: 2-Day Tour of Transylvania & Halloween Party

    Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran Get picked up directly from your hotel in Bucharest and travel around Transylvania with your guide. First, travel to Sinaia, a mountain resort nestled in the historical region of Muntenia. Visit the exquisite Peles Castle, surrounded by forest and situated at the foot of the breathtaking Bucegi mountains. Admire the castles wooden Viennese decorations that adorn the castle. Next, travel to the charming city of Brasov, where you will visit the Black Church, a celebrated Gothic site that acquired its name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire. Next, take a walk through the town and admire the clock tower and fortifications.  Then, go to your 3-star hotel and get dressed up as the spookiest ghoul you can for the Halloween party at Bran castle. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in my...

  • Sighisoara: Overnight Halloween Party in Transylvania

    10. Sighisoara: Overnight Halloween Party in Transylvania

    At 8:00PM you will be welcomed with a traditional Romanian drink, a shot of Romanian “water of fire” which is boiled with pepper. Following this, the master of ceremonies, one of Dracula’s many subjects, will introduce you to the program of the evening. There will then be an open bar between 8:00PM and 1:00AM, with appetizers being served at 8:15PM. You will then be able to enjoy “Witchery Moments”, with two of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic magicians. They can make the impossible possible, combining magic and illusions with dance, ballet, comedy and much more. Following this, you will receive your first course of dinner at 9:20PM. Following your first course, you will experience “Vampiresa Hunting”. You will find yourself transcended into a world dominated by fear, struggles and hideous characters. You can find out if this story has a happy ending in an impressive ballet perfor...

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What people are saying about Transylvania

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

I loved the guide along the way, Emanuel, telling us all the stories about Bran and Peles Castel. Definitely recommend to do it with him. He makes all the difference in the tour.

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