Day Trip To Dracula's Castle From Bucharest

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Overview

This day trip takes you to discover and explore two stunning castles in Transylvania, unique in Europe and famous worldwide: the Bran Castle, an intriguing 13th century hilltop fortress famously known as Draculas Castle, and Peles Castle, one of the most stunning castles in Europe, a masterpiece of architecture in the picturesque city of Sinaia. With an early morning departure you also get the chance to admire the medieval city of Brasov in a lovely walking tour of the historical center followed by some free time.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money

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Rise and shine, and hop aboard a climate-controlled bus from your hotel, which will transport you from Bucharest to Transylvania. Famous for its romantic views, thick forests, and many medieval castles, this central Romanian region is beautifully atmosphericand home to the legend of Count Dracula.

This 12-hour tour is certain to please Bram Stoker fans looking to learn more about Romanias most famous vampire, as Bran Castle also known as Draculas Castle is the first port of call. A 13th-century hilltop marvel, its one of Romanias most popular (and macabre) landmarks. Peles Castle is also on the itinerary: the former summer residence of Romanias royal family, its a Neo-Renaissance architectural masterwork.

Your day in Transylvania will continue with a walking tour of the medieval town of Brasov. Look out for landmarks like the Black Church and the citys historic fortress walls, and enjoy some free time to scout out lunch, a coffee, and do some solo exploring. As the day winds down, hop back in the bus, which will drop you directly back at your hotel.

Inclusions for Day Trip To Dracula's Castle From Bucharest

  • Entrance tickets to all the sights mentioned in the program
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Round Trip Transportation
  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels(selected hotels only)

Exclusions for Day Trip To Dracula's Castle From Bucharest

  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Photography and video fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Entrance ticket to all the sights visited are standard tickets

Peles Castle is closed on Mondays; on these days you will instead visit the "Medieval Torture Instruments" exhibition of Bran Castle.

During the winter season Peles Castle is closed on Tuesday as well and the entire month of November. Pelisor Castle or the "Medieval Torture Instruments" exhibition will be visited instead.

All students need to provide a student identification in order to receive the discount

Children under 4 year-old cannot join shared tours. Please contact us for a private tour offer

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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  • I recommend it. Only thing Id want to change would be to have an extended tour of Peles castle instead of Brasov walk.

  • It was an excellent tour and a great way to see some of the countryside and try some local foods.

  • Safe and knowledgeable driver/tour guide. Excellent tour! Long trip but plenty of stops for photos and bathroom breaks. Oversize van is very comfortable and it has WIFI all the way. Highly recommended.

  • Good !

  • Interesting but long drive, much time wasted on the road with challenging infrastructure and loads of traffic and only to see a castle

  • We travelled to three locations as part of a small tourist group in a minibus. The first location we visited was a picturesque castle called Pele's castle located in the small town of Sinaia in the carpathian mountains. The castle was interesting but if you wanted to take photos inside you had to pay and extra charge in addition to the entrance fee. The second location we visited was Bran castle Dracula's castle in the town of Bran. This was the most interesting part of the trip and you are allowed to take photos inside the castle without paying an extra charge. The third and last location that we visited was the centre of the city of Brasov which has a picturesque central square and lots of tourist places and restaurants to eat in but we did not have time to explore the city because of the short daylight hours at this time of year. Brasov would probably be a good place to visit in the summer months.

  • Very nice tour. Excellent guide.

  • I enjoyed the day, but found Bran Castle rather an awful tourist trap. Much more beautiful were Peles Castle - loved the Ottoman room - and the few evening hours in Brasov, which was a jewel. The tour guide, Aleks, worked hard to keep a light atmosphere and the long drives were not so bad, particularly with the expert driver Marius.

  • The tour was very good. We had an excellent guide. Not only were the castles magnificent but I came away with a much better understanding of Romania and its history. I would mention that the tour often goes significantly longer than the 12 hours in the write up. This is due to the very challenging traffic in Romania. My tour left at 8:00 AM from the hotel and I did not get back until almost 10:30 PM. I would highly recommend the tour.

  • If you fund yourself in Bucharest, take this trip. Excellent from start to finish. We all loved it. Keith from Cyprus

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