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Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Peles and Braov

Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Peles and Braov

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Discover a 13th-century fortress with historic links to the legend of Count Dracula on a day trip from Bucharest. Visit Bran Castle and Peleș Castle, take a guided walking tour of Brasov and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Transylvania
  • Visit medieval Bran Castle and learn about its links to Count Dracula
  • Explore the former royal palace of Peleș Castle
  • Take a walking tour of Brasov
Full description
Depart Bucharest in the morning and travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Transylvania, famed for its beautiful castles and the legend of Count Dracula. Stop in the small town of Sinaia in the Carpathian Mountains and take a guided tour of the former summer residence of the royal family of Romania at Peleș Castle. Continue over the mountains to medieval Bran Castle and learn about its links to the legend of Count Dracula with a private guided tour of the interior. Get some time to buy gifts at the souvenir market. Next, visit the town of Brasov and admire its medieval and Gothic architecture and attractions during a guided walking tour of the old city. Benefit from some free time to explore on your own before the return trip to Bucharest.
  • Pickup and drop-off from 3 centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private tours of Peleș Castle and Bran Castle
  • Walking tour of Brasov
  • Lecture on Dracula
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees for Peles Castle and Bran Castle (approx 17.50 EUR per person)
  • Photo fees
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Peleș Castle is closed on Mondays from May 12 to September 15 and on Mondays and Tuesdays from September 16 to May 15. From November 3 to December 2, Peleș Castle will be closed for the entire month for cleaning and restoration. You will visit the Medieval Torture Chamber Exhibition at Bran Castle instead
  • Booking is subject to availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 51 reviews

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Peleş Castle: an absolute highlight of the tour. Beautiful and extremely interesting - our guide gave us a great tour Bran Castle / Dracula: yes, you can do it - you don't have to. The place is completely overcrowded and touristy, if you haven't booked a tour in advance, you have to wait 2-3 hours before buying a ticket + then at least 1 hour to get to the castle Thanks to our booking, we were able to avoid long waiting times The castle is small and fine and very pretty - but also just very cramped and crowded - no real pleasure. Lots of stairs to climb, good walker should be used - no great loss not to visit Would be great without crowds Braşov: very very pretty - little time though as streets were crowded due to a public holiday and so we very long time between the destinations and back to Bucharest Schnell only visited market place and black church from the outside

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August 15, 2022

I gave five stars for the management of the tour. Ana was our guide, she was very kind and nice. She explained all the necessary information about the tour and Romania in general. Apart from that, visit to Peles, Bran, and Brisov was so-so. Expect a very long time in the bus. We depart on time, but we were arriving in our first destination (Peles) very late, thanks to the traffic. Our second visit was to Bran. It was very crowded. I would suggest that you bring your own lunch since we were very late. We then enjoy the cito of Brasov, then proceed to go back to Bucharest. We finally arrived at 11 pm. Yes it was long.

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August 14, 2022

overall good experience; ran out of time so we were pressed at every stop plus the lines are very long just for tickets so might have to rethink when you are in groups to purchase ahead or something. It was raining so we had to stand in the rain; most of us without umbrellas. The guide is very nice and interesting, the places visited are rich in culture and history, the bus is super comfy and the value for price is good. The trip we booked was for a small group 10 and less but we were over 25 which was a bit unpleasant. Logistic issues is the negative point of this tour

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August 12, 2022

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