Day trip

Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: GEORGE TURISM

Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

Activity provider: GEORGE TURISM

From US$ 154.81 per person

Get closer to the Dracula legend by visiting Dracula's castle in Bran and Dracula's birthplace in Sighisoara to learn more about local history and traditions.

About this activity

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel or accommodation in Cluj-Napoca. Please wait for your guide in front of the building at 7:30 AM.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Dracula's castle in Bran
  • Explore the medieval city of Sighisoara, including Dracula's birth house
  • Discover the real story behind the Dracula myth
  • Enjoy the beautiful local countryside
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide and driver
  • Transportation
  • Entry fee to Bran Castle
  • Entry fee to clock tower in Sighisoara
  • 1 shot of Schnapps in Sighisoara
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 10:00 PM
  • As soon as you book, you will be contacted with the guide contact information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Amazingly beautiful day in Transylvania

The best element of the trip was our guide Cristian. He gave us a broad historical introduction, both related to the places we visited, and to the history of Romania in general. Very, very exciting. Sigishora was a really nice city, with a cozy atmosphere. Brancastel was beautiful and had an exciting history - there was not much vampire / horror atmosphere over the place though, so if that is what you expect you may well be disappointed :) The drive was long, but incredibly beautiful, with mountains, forest, cows on the road and horse-drawn car All in all, we clearly recommend leaving.

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August 21, 2019

The tour was very interesting, few people. I highly recommend

August 22, 2021

Very interesting visit despite a long transport time This allowed us to have a view of the spanned regions

February 1, 2020

Product ID: 127730