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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Bucharest
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

Professional English-speaking guide

Hotel pick-up and drop off

Entrance fees for Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Black Church

Private transportation

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

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

Exclusions

Lunch (approx. 12 / person)

Personal expenses

Photography fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

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

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Sep-2022

    George made our trip memorable. He is an excellent guide with extensive knowledge of the area, outstanding English vocabulary, and a good sense of humor. He also has amazing blue eyes.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    Lovely castle situated near Brasov. Lots of history and grounds. Just a warning it's very small inside, so if you're tall you will duck alot. The grounds a lovely and have some amazing views. Brasov is lovely and has excellent food and drink.

  • 30-May-2022

    A fun and informative way to see the county and culture in a short time. Good way to spend a free day.

  • 30-May-2022

    Bogdan was an excellent tour guide that provided me with a great photographic experience enhanced by his knowledge of the history of Romania that brought the tour alive. I had limited time to explore while in Bucharest on business and this tour was perfect for what I needed. I would highly recommend Bogdan for anyone wanting not only a tour guide but also an excellent photographer that will maximize your enjoyment.

  • 18-Mar-2022

    gita di un giorno partendo da bucarest si attraversano boschi molto belli si visita il castello molto suggestivo

  • 06-Mar-2020

    Se were visiting Bukarest and room a trio tog Transylvania and visited this interesting and exiting place...it has very nice

  • 10-Dec-2019

    el castillo de dracula, que de dracula no tiene nada, no vale la pena visitarlo. solo las vistas !!! y el de peles es bellisimo e interesante!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 04-Dec-2019

    Manuel was an AMAZING tour guide and I highly recommend this trip!! The sites were awesome and the day was perfect. Me and my friend had a great time with our guide and Manuel had all the information we needed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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