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

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

Discover some of Romania's most famous castles on a guided tour from Bucharest. See Peles Castle and Bran Castle, and take some free time to stroll through the Old Town of Brasov. Following pickup from Bucharest by bus, 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. Enjoy free time in 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 symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives. Later, return to Bucharest with drop-off at your accommodation.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

2. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle, Peles & Brasov Full-Day Trip

Escape the bustle of Bucharest and 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. Enjoy a pickup from nearby meeting points, and guided tours of these fascinating monuments. 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 free time for lunch in the town of Brasov. Start exploring this fascinating Transylvanian town 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 infamous Vlad the Impaler.

Bucharest: Transylvania Day Trip to Dracula Castle & Brasov

3. Bucharest: Transylvania Day Trip to Dracula Castle & Brasov

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.

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

4. From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

The tour will begin from the meeting point located in central Brasov. You will be driven in comfort to the Peasants Citadel, a medieval fortress built from at a time when Teutonic chevaliers ruled the Brasov County. Enjoy a visit around the fortress and observation point, and discover it's history and legends, stopping to take in the wonderful views of Brasov Plateau and the surrounding mountains. The journey will continue towards Bran Castle. Completed in 1388, the castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii, with an exceptional view of the nearby hills. Learn about this famous castle, especially the tales of Count Dracula as you walk the ancient halls.  Next, you will head to Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. The one hour drive offers spectacular views of surrounding nature and wildlife. Then encounter Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Visit an architectural masterpiece, discover it's wonderful saloons and learn about the heritage.  On the route home, you can see the view of the Transylvanian Alps, the Bucegi Mountains, and the lively resort-towns of Busteni and Predeal.

From Bucharest: Peles and Dracula's Castle Full-Day Tour

5. From Bucharest: Peles and Dracula's Castle Full-Day Tour

Travel with your guide in the morning from Bucharest to the countryside. See famous architecture, including Dracula's Castle, and ancient architecture in Brasov before returning to your accommodation. Leave the city with your guide on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Admire a museum of 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, famous for Bran Castle, also called Dracula's Castle, known for its significance in local and history, and literature.

Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour

6. Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour

Your tour will begin as you are taken by a professional guide from your hotel in Brasov. From here you will travel with a luxury Mercedes high-class van, which you will be your mode of transportation for all 3 of your sights included in the tour. You will begin with a tour of Pele's Castle, a summer residence belonging to the royal family of Romania which was built in the 19th century by Carol the First, the first king of Romania. It is the most beautiful castle in Romania, and one of the greatest in Europe. Next up you will visit Bran Castle, also known as "Dracula's Castle" and built in the 14th century. Whilst here you will learn how this castle was made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker. Legends, spirits, ghosts, and many mysteries will be encountered whilst visiting Dracula's Castle. Your final stop will be to the Rasnov Fortress, built in the 13th century on top of a rocky hill creating the perfect vantage point over the surrounding valley. This unique vantage point is the reason why it was only conquered once in 1611. You will be able to admire the beautiful mountain scenery of the Bucegi Mountains, Tara Barsei, and many others. In the evening, you will be returned back to your hotel with beautiful memories of the day.

Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

7. Three Castles in Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

Early in the morning you leave Bucharest behind and drive north to get in the Carpathian Mountains. First stop of the day is Peles Castle. this is a overwhelming site built by the first Romanian king, Carol I. In this fairy tale location you are going to learn more about Monarchy in Romania and its heritage. You will discover all the wonders of this beautiful palace which seems frozen in time. Next you will push further north to cross the mountains and finally get to the historical region of Transylvania. Over here you will start your vampire hunt in order to find out all about Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stocker's Dracula. The next stop is the medieval castle of Bran, also known as Dracula's Castle. After Bran you are heading to the 13th century medieval fortress of Rasnov, an impressive site built on a mountain top overlooking the whole valley around. This awesome site was actually built by the Teutonic Knights when they first came here almost 800 years ago. Last stop of the day is the medieval part of the city of Brasov. Take a walking city tour of this charming old town with its impressive history and landmarks. From here your are starting your journey back to Bucharest.

From Bucharest: Dracula's Castle Private Day Trip

8. From Bucharest: Dracula's Castle Private Day Trip

Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran and visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle on this private day trip from Bucharest. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count and wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Bucharest and head north to the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. See the 17th century Sinaia Monastery, inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Next, arrive at Bran Castle and explore spooky hallways, towers, chambers and discover its history with your guide. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel in Bucharest.

From Bucharest: A Taste of Transylvania: Private Tour

9. From Bucharest: A Taste of Transylvania: Private Tour

The first stop on your tour invites you to step into the shoes of kings and queens at Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th-century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory. Next, you’ll go even further back in time, to the late Middle Ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the passage to Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler are both associated with the castle. Explore the castle, its outdoor village museum or the House of Horrors. The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, established by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses and medieval decorated inns.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

10. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

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What people are saying about Sinaia

Very nice trip. It's cool stuff to see. There were 8 of us together. Hadn't noticed that Pele Castle had closed on Monday so we only saw it from the outside. I thought the time at Bran Castle was a little too short. We only had a ride to the castle and nothing else. So maybe a slightly shorter lunch. Would recommend. Alex was a nice guide but spoke far too softly. He drove a little fresh.

We had a really nice trip. Our guide Andrei made the day super entertaining and thanks to his interesting information, the drive also flew by :)

Absolutely amazing day. We saw so much in just a day, and the small group size meant that we weren't rushed and it felt really personal

Wonderful sites, fantastic host and a very small personal group. We had such a fantastic day out with Marius. 100% recommend this tour.

Great tour. Emanuel our guide was amazing ! Very helpful, knowledgeable and a really fun guy !