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Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

1. Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Count Dracula legend on a 2-day tour to Peles Castle and Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Wander the ornate rooms and gardens of former royal residences, and see Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century. The scenic drive takes you high up into the Carpathian Mountains where time has stood still at enchanting villages, and where Romanians head in the winter to ski at the mountain resort of Sinaia. Day 1: Bucharest - Sighisoara Following a pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest (or from Revolution Square at 09:00), cross the Carpathian Mountains en route to Sibiu, stopping at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges to explore the complex founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab in 1514-1517. During the summer (1 June - 15 September), the route to Sibiu takes the unique Transfagarasan Road across the Carpathians, climbing to an altitude of 2,000 meters at its highest point. Upon arrival in Sibiu, enjoy a quick tour of the medieval city center. Then, drive to Sighisoara on the picturesque Tarnava Mare River. Marvel at the beautifully preserved citadel, and wander the enclosed walls and cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century, and the 9 surviving towers, including the iconic Clock Tower. From the balcony of this former main gate to the city, enjoy beautiful views across the town and countryside. Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere at sights such as the former Church of the Dominican Monastery, where valuable relics include a fresco of the Saint Trinity, a carved altarpiece, and Oriental carpets. Day 2: Sighisoara - Brasov - Bran - Bucharest Today you will drive to Brasov to discover where Vlad the Impaler led his raids against the German Saxons. Explore the medieval city center on a tour of the Black Church, Town Hall, Black Tower, and Ecaterina Gate. Then, continue to “Dracula’s Castle,” located between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. More commonly known as “Bran Castle,” the important monument depends on the legend of Count Dracula for its reputation, but is also acclaimed for its beauty. Learn the history of the castle, from the 14th century to the day in December 1920 when the castle was donated to Queen Marie of Great Romania. Admire the fountains, lakes, and halt terraces of the former royal summer residence, and see the "Tea House" of Queen Marie. Continue to the beautiful mountain resort of Sinaia, known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians." Here, you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania's most exquisite palaces. Learn about the Romanian kings that used the castle as their summer residence as you admire its intricate façades and see wooden towers that reach for the sky. Discover the fountains and statues built by Viennese architects in the grounds, and imagine the balls, concerts, literary events, and theatrical performances of Romanian high society in days gone by. Wander the opulent interiors to find ebony, walnut and mother of pearl. Go to the terraces and grand outhouses of the castle complex, such as Pelisor Castle and Sinaia Monastery. Venture inside the Monastery, built by the "Spatar" (a high ranking noble of the Valahian Kingdom), Mihai Cantacuzino following his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The monastery contains religious icons and rare books, as well as an exhibition of pottery and porcelain that dates from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There will be time to visit the 19th-century wine cellars from Azuga, built by the Rhein family, official suppliers to the Royal Court. Purchase some authentic still wines and sparkling wines of Romania, before transferring back to Bucharest in the evening.

From Bucharest: Small-Group Dracula Day Tour

2. From Bucharest: Small-Group Dracula Day Tour

If you are looking for a day of adventure to cut yourself off from the stress of everyday life, we have put together for you a one-day tour of the Bran Castle, followed by several other important sites worthy of your attention. Here is an overview of our private tour, highlighting the main tourist attractions we will be visiting: 1. PELES CASTLE If have decided to write your memoirs or you want to brag about having seen the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Romanian royal family’s summer residence is, by far, one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania and in Europe, and you will soon understand why. Every year, thousands of important figures and hundreds of thousands of tourists book tours of Romania for this attraction alone, to admire its beauty and at least for a few hours, feel like royalty. 2. BRAN/ DRACULA’S CASTLE Step inside if you dare! We Romanians are often amused that 80% of the hundreds of thousands of tourists that book Tours of Romania and come from across the globe to see the Castle of Dracula, or more accurately, the Bran Castle, leave with their history lesson learned and forget about Bram Stoker’s fiction. Once you see it in person, you will understand why this castle is a symbol of Romanian tourism and why it is the most visited tourist attraction in Romania. 3. BRASOV CITY TOUR Are you looking for a different urban experience through which you can explore the history, and culture, and rediscover the beauty of nature, all at the same time? The city of Brasov is the ideal destination for lovers of history, music, culture, adventure, good food, winter sports, hunting, hiking, and even romance. It is the quintessential mountain adventure. We guarantee that the Brasov tour will be the high point of your trip –literally. Even though its average altitude is 625 meters, because its structure includes the Postavaru Peak, it is the highest city in Romania. Another thing that makes this tourist destination unique is that Brasov is the only city in the world that contains a natural reservation, the one on mount Tampa.

From Bucharest: Private Dracula and Peles Castles Day Tour

3. From Bucharest: Private Dracula and Peles Castles Day Tour

You’ll travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Visit Peles Castle, once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. The Castle dates from the late 19th century, and has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stopping at a mountain pass, you’ll have lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Bran Castle was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers. In the inner courtyard there are artesian wells, connected to an underground network.

Bucharest: Peleș & Bran Castles & Brasov City Private Trip

4. Bucharest: Peleș & Bran Castles & Brasov City Private Trip

Enjoy a day of adventure on a full-day private day trip from Bucharest. Tour the Peles Castles and bran Castle and explore Brasov on a guided city tour. First, head to Peles Castle. See the beautiful Romanian royal family’s summer residence, admire its architecture, and feel like royalty for a few hours. Next, visit Bran Castle. Learn why many call it Dracula's castle and step inside if you dare. Discover how this castle because a symbol of Romanian tourism and hear its connection to Bram Stoker's novel. Finish your day trip with a Brasov city tour. Explore Romania's history and culture in this fascinating city. See stunning Baroque and Gothic architecture, marvel at the Mount Tampa Natural Park, and gaze at the Postavaru Peak.

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What people are saying about Sinaia

You see a lot of Romania in 2 days.

Our guide, Vali, spoke excellent English and was a great driver. He gave us a lot of information about life in Romania in the last 35 years. When we reached Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bran and Sinaia our guide knew where to park to minimize walking. The 2 of us plus our guide were in a 5 person van. I loved the Transfagarasan Road. I've never been on a road with 10 avalanche sheds before. If you have any motion sickness or fear of height you might want to ask for an alternative route. They use various hotels in Sighisoara. You should check your big suitcase in your Bucharest hotel and bring only what you need overnight, as we did, because you cannot assume there will be an elevator. Our hotel,Hotel Rex, had no elevator so we had to walk up 4 flights of stairs. The window barely opened so at the end of August we were very hot. Breakfast began at 8AM but the coffee pot was broken so it took 30 minutes to get coffee. It was all part of the adventure.

Loved seeing the beautiful countryside and other Romanian sites. Enjoyed the personal touch of the guided tour, but the drive was long and a little scary. The hotel we stayed in overnight was too hot to sleep. Our guide could have given us a little more information about what to expect and how long it would take to get from one stop to another, but otherwise, it was a very enjoyable experience.

All the sites were very beautiful and very much worth the visit. Be aware though that the itinerary is not completely as described. The time was not allocated well (and traffic made it worse). We missed visiting the upper floor of Peles Castle as well as the Sinaia Monastery and the Azuga winery. The Transfagarasan Highway was also skipped.

Nice scenery and a knowledgeable driver. The hotel in Sighisoara was quite poor. It was clean but everything was tiny and very basic. Peles castle was closed when we got there, a big disappointment.

Great guide

Really enjoyed the two day tour, but didn't have time for the wine tasting as advertised. That was the major reason we selected the particular tour. Otherwise was great.