Day trip

Bucharest: Transylvania Day Trip to Dracula Castle & Brasov

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania

Bucharest: Transylvania Day Trip to Dracula Castle & Brasov

Activity provider: Gray Line Romania
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Learn about the legend of Vlad the Impaler on this full-day trip from Bucharest to Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle, tickets included. Discover the heart of Transylvania on a walk around Brasov.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from selected centrally located hotels. If pickup is not available from your hotel or address, a convenient meeting point will be selected.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the unique Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Learn about the legend of Dracula and the story of Vlad the Impaler
  • Make a stop to take photographs of the panoramic view over Brașov
  • Take an extended walking tour of Brasov
  • Pass through unique Saxon villages of Transylvania
Full description

Enjoy a full-day trip from Bucharest to discover the Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula's Castle. Explore the city of Brasov on a guided tour and see the Peles Castle, the former home of the Romanian royal family. The first stop on your Transylvania adventure will be in the picturesque landscape of Sinaia, the so-called Pearl of the Carpathians. Here, discover Peles Castle, a masterpiece of design with unique turrets and great attention to detail.

After taking in some unbelievable views across the mountains from Peles Castle, the trip continues to the medieval Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle due to its association with Vlad the Impaler. In Brasov, follow your guide on a walking tour to admire sights such as Brasov's Council Square and the Black Church, one of the main attractions in Brasov.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with on-board Wi-Fi
  • Local tour guide
  • Standard entry tickets to all sights visited
  • Guided tour of the Peles Castle and Bran Castle
  • Walking tour in the historic center of Brasov
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
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

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum number of 3 people required for the tour to operate
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (September 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to September 14)
  • During official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be heavier than usual and the return time may be later than scheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great experience! Everything went smoothly, from the booking to the ride as well as the experience itself. All the tours and different stops were planned well, we always had time to explore on our own after the guided tour, and our guide recommended all the best foto locations. We had a great day, I recommend!

November 13, 2022

Wonderful day spoiled only by the horrendous traffic on the way home - not the fault of the company! Our driver and guide were a great pairing. Professional, warm and welcoming and in Eugine, our guide, we had someone who’s local knowledge was 2nd to none! He pointed out highlights along the way explaining the reason why some were built and for who, recommending visits to some and explained he would come back to others on our return. Once at the castles we were blown away by his detailed insights into each room, the people who lived there and the history behind each and every one. He answered questions patiently, his English was excellent and he pointed out the best places for pictures, even taking them for us! He was warm and engaging, his voice drew you in and made you want to hear more, no mean feat when dealing with a party of 6 middle aged women! The group was small allowing him to take us on a journey into history. Highly recommended, a fantastic day from start to finish.

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September 24, 2022

Totally recommend this tour if you’re visiting Romania for a short time but still want to see some major sites outside of Bucharest. Rodica was an experienced, professional, and knowledgeable guide. I felt like she gave information about the history at all the right times and didn’t try to over explain or overwhelm us with facts and stories. She was always clear about when the next bathroom break would be available and when we’d have free time. The van was very comfortable, too. Everything was well-paced, and it hardly felt like it was as long of a day as it was. Dracula’s Castle was really crowded and over-rated, but Brasov is an absolute gem.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 231827