Private Day Trip To Dracula Castle, Peles Castle And Brasov From Bucharest

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Bucharest
  • 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

Explore the dark and storied history of these Romanian medieval legends, and walk through history itself. You will visit: Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Black Church in Brasov including the city center.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

In the morning you will meet with your travel guide at the hotel to start your day trip to the Peles and Bran. The journey will start driving through the Prahova Valley, in order to reach Sinaia, where you will visit the impressive Peles Castle, built in the 19th century, according to the specifications of King Carol I, in order to be the royal familys summer residence. Our day trip ends with a visit to the famously known Dracula Castle, situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Our next stop will be in Brasov, one of the top destinations in Romania. In the main square, situated in the heart of the city, you will admire the Old City Hall and all the lovely medieval buildings. We will cross the Council Square and reach the famous Black Church, the biggest gothic style church between Vienna and Istanbul. 

Tour highlights:

The Peles Castle
The castle, one of the elite monuments in Europe and in the world, spreads over 3200 square meters with 160 rooms that impress through their beauty and elegance, each of them reflecting a different European country. The most famous one is the Great Armory Room, hosting 4000 exhibits collected or received as a gift from all around the world. The representative style is German Renaissance, but you will also find elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque and French Rococo style.

The Bran Castle
The castle, set on a 60 meters cliff, guarding the road to Transylvania, was built in the 13th century. The castle is known to be the home of Bram Stockers character, Count Dracula, a relentless inspiration for Hollywood. The construction amazes with its picturesque courtyard, the towers with a whitewashed color and the rooms containing exquisite collections of beautifully carved furniture, painted icons, statues, ceramics, and silverware. 

The Black Church
The history of this landmark is quite turbulent: the first church built on this site was ravaged by the Mongol invaders in 1242. Afterwards, it was rebuilt between 1385 and 1477, in order to face another disaster in the 17th century. The Great fire destroyed the city and along with it, the church. The restoration took almost 100 years and since then, the sanctuary was given its current name because it walls turned black after the calamity. The church host a 4000 pipe organ and 119 Anatolian carpets.

Inclusions

Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach

Professional English speaking guide (Italian, French or Spanish speaking guides are available on request)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottle of water

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

Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Exclusions

Lunch (approx. 12 / person)

Personal expense

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Not wheelchair accessible

During November Peles Castle is closed and we will visit Pelisor Castle

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Nov-2019

    A great day visiting Peles, Bren and Brasov. Alexandra was a very knowledgeable guide and we leant a lot. Weekend was very busy at both castles, even in November, so if you have the chance to go during the week, do.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    Excellent trip Alex should be a history teacher very informative, If I ever return to Romainia I will seek out Alex he was excellent.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We opted to do a private tour due to my wife's car sickness. Felt she would be better in a car than a bus on the switchback roads. Not only was it good for her the guide was fantastic!!

    We had Alex as our guide and he was very informative, knowledgeable, nice and full of good hints. I would book a trip with him whenever possible.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    My guide was friendly and informative. I really appreciated the tour operator/s flexibility to accommodate my earlier flight departure and we still managed to see all 3 sites on the itinerary. Communication was efficient and fast. Highly recommend this tour

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent tour. Everything ran on time. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 22-Apr-2019

    Our day trip with our guide Dan was just what we wanted. Visiting the Castle’s this time of year (April) was perfect. Not to long of lines and we were able to really spend the right amount of time at each. Our Guide, Dan was so knowledgeable of the history not only of the castles but of Romania as well. We learned so much. Would love to go back to Brasov some day and spend more time there. Well worth the day trip!!

  • 04-Sep-2018

    Alex picked us up from our hotel and gave us a wonderful history lesson on our way up to the castles. We enjoyed Bran and Peles Castles and the town of Brasov. We were a few days ahead of our tours on our riverboat cruise and knocked out these 3 places so that we could have a chance to see more things during our boat tours. Perfect day! We all would recommend Alex...we all enjoyed him and his expertise.

  • 30-Aug-2018

    The day trip to Peele's Castle, Dracula's Castle, and the Black Church was WONDERFUL!!! Our private guide was a wonderful tour guide and made the trip extra special. We had our two children with us and it was the perfect day trip.

  • 07-Aug-2018

    Our guide was Alex and he was awesome right from the start. We spent 13 hours with him and we felt completely at ease throughout the day. Nothing was too much trouble with Alex - he encouraged us to take as long as we wished wherever we visited. He was fabulous to converse with - informative, passionate about Romania and clearly wanting us to make the most of the country, too. If you are lucky enough to spend a day with Alex, you are in for a real treat he plays the best tunes ever - driving through the Bucegi Mountains singing along to AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' is an experience we'll never forget. Book with this company for guides!!

  • 19-Jul-2018

    This was an amazing tour! Cristi, our tour guide was such a nice guy and a very knowledgeable guide. He picked us up from our hotel and we travel in a very comfortable car with AC. For all the attractions we visited, he took care of the priority entry and explained all the history and facts so well. We were mesmerized by the beauty of the Peles Castle. We believe it to be one of the most beautiful castle you could ever see in Eastern Europe. Cristi explained all the details and each room's specifics. He made our tour so enjoyable and had a great time together. We also got to stop at Sinaia Monastery which is such a gem. We also loved the Bran Castle and how Cristi explained its history, and we enjoyed the trip to Brasov and visit to the Black Church. We highly recommend this tour to all tourists visiting Romania.

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