Castles Of Transylvania: Private Day Trip From Bucharest

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Overview

Visit Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle on a private day trip from Bucharest.

Legend has it that Count Dracula lived in a castle in Transylvania. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and perched high atop a rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to imposing towers the myth created around Bram Stocker's 'Dracula'. Discover the enchanting mountain region of the Carpathian Mountains and the cities of Sinaia, Bran and Brasov.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary:

07.30am: Start time, pick-up from your centrally located hotel
07.30am – 09.30am: Drive to Sinaia
09.30am – 11.00am: Visit Peles Castle
11.00am – 12.00pm: Drive to Bran Castle
12.00pm – 01.30pm: Lunch (own expense)
01.30pm – 03.00pm: Visit Bran Castle 
03.15pm – 03.45pm: Drive to Brasov
03.45pm – 5.00pm: Brasov Walking Tour
5.00pm – 7.30pm: Drive to Bucharest, drop-off at your hotel

Peles Castle: Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), it is often considered one of the most beautiful castles in all of Europe. In the natural back drops of the Carpathian Mountains the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture.

Bran Castle: Also known as the 'Castle of Dracula' - Discover one of the most famous sights in Romania, a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century. The legend about Dracula, Bram Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks, Vlad started organizing the state and enforcing the law by applying death penalty and impaling all those he considered enemies.

After a delicious Romanian lunch (own expense) continue with a walking tour in the historical center of Brasov.

Brasov Tour highlights: Council Square, Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Rope Street - the narrowest street in Romania and one of the skinniest in the world, Palace of Justice and the City Hall.

Please note: Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this will be substituted for Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.

Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:
16 May - 15 Sept: closed on Mondays
16 Sep - 15 May: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
30 Oct - 30 Nov 2017: Peles Castle is closed the entire period for restoration works.

Inclusions for Castles Of Transylvania: Private Day Trip From Bucharest

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • English-speaking licensed guide and driver

Exclusions for Castles Of Transylvania: Private Day Trip From Bucharest

  • Entrance fees
  • Photo fees (for taking photos at the castles)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Peles Castle is closed the entire period from 30 Oct - 30 Nov 2017 for restoration works.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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36 reviews by the users

  • Beautiful Romania. Excellent tour guides. We really enjoyed the trip. Thank you!

  • the guide was very nice good humor, gave us lot of interesting details about the history of castle of Dracula

  • Aconsejo visitar los castillos en tour privado y no alquilando un coche pues el trayecto es largo, las carreteras malas y los rumanos en general, conducen muy mal. No esperes encontrar historias de vampiros ni de Dracula, son solo castillos pertenecientes a la casa real rumana.

  • This was a wonderful trip! Completely private tour you and whoever else you book for with a lovely driver/guide who knows the answer to any and every question you could ask. I would recommend it to everyone

  • Our most excellent guide tailored the day to our interests-made an additional stop based on a comment my husband made-and gave us a real feel for life of a Romanian. He cleverly avoided traffic and we benefited with a lovely view of the countryside. The itinerary was everything promised and more. I highly recommend the personal touch of the private tour.

  • Garfield was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable and willing to share with the group. This was a great way to see these sights and get historical information not just the folklore version.

  • It was a wonderful trip!!! The guide was fantastic!
    I would use this guide again in a heartbeat!!!
    Well Worth the price!!!

  • I think Brasov deserves more time and Bran maybe a little less. We had a private tour so we spent a good amount of time at the Brasov resort for lunch and learned more from our tour guide.The castle in Sinaa is really beautiful.

  • We had a marvelous trip. Christian was great driver and wonderful tour guide. He was right on time to meet us at our hotel and off we went to explore Transylvania and the Carpathian mountains. He was knowledgeable and told us about the history of the area. Also when he knew that Bran Castle would be crowded, we went to Brascov first after the Pele Castle and then after a fun lunch in the square, we traveled on to Bran Castle. He was patient if we were late and left the timing to us. All in all it was a marvelous day, beautiful weather, and all around a wonderful trip. I would definitely use a private driver again especially for such a long day.

  • Cristian was a great driver and tour guide. This was a private tour and Peles castle,Bran castle and Brasov were all fantastic places to visit, not only for the history but the culture. Cristian knew all the people at each destination and took us to a great place for lunch. He was punctual, friendly and had a very good command of English unlike our Romanian!. Highly recommended.

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