Private Day Trip To Dracula's Castle From Bucharest

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup possible from centrally located hotels, hostels, or apartments in Bucharest
    Airports
    Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This day tour includes unique tourist attractions in Romania: Sinaia with its Peles castle, emblem of the Romanian royalty, a highly valuable historical and artistic monument, the fascinating Bran Castle, wrapped in the legend of Count Dracula, one of the most visited cities in Romania - Brasov. Find out why Sinaia bears the name of the holy mount Sinai and find out the legends that cover Bran & Brasov area.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

We set off from Bucharest and head to Sinaia following the scenic Prahova Valley. Upon arrival in Sinaia, called "Pearl of the Carpathians" due to the beauty of its natural setting and the elegance of its architecture, visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family and emblematic of the Romanian Royalty. Leaving the castle head to the 300 years old Sinaia Monastery, the historic soul of the city of Sinaia and precious monument of Romanian Art.

Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle built as a fortress - The "Dracula's Castle" - for the citizens of Brasov with view to defend the city. Prince Vlad used the Castle as a general headquarters during his incursions in Transylvania. For many years, it has been an interesting medieval art museum. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stoker's Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to built the Citadel. Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count. After the visit you will enjoy time at leisure in the souvenir market.

After a short drive you will reach the city of Brasov. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. In this city, we are surrounded by legends of vampires and medieval stories. Here you will enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hircher House and the baroque style building from the Austro-Hungarian times. During the walking tour you will pass by the Black Church, the largest Gothic cathedral between Vienna and Istanbul.

Start driving back to Bucharest in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

Bottled water while on tour

Professional guide

Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Photo fees at museums

Phone calls

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved on uneven surfaces

Peles Castle is closed as following: 12 May - 15 Sept: closed on Monday; 16 Sep - 15 May: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; 03 Nov - 02 Dec: Peles Castles is closed for a full month for cleaning & restoration. Other sites can be visited instead

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Jul-2019

    If you like mountains, history and gorgeous scenery this is your tour. Do not hesitate even if you have little kids, everyone will be smitten by the adventure on this route. Our guide Alin was absolutely outstanding, he went out of his way to accommodate us and show us the best of what this tour had to offer. Amazing and very caring! We came here knowing nothing about this country, but we love Romania now!

  • 06-May-2016

    Great tour guide. Great trip. Enjoyed both castles and a wonderful restaurant lunch.