Taste Of Transylvania Private Tour: Dracula & Peles Castles, Brasov Old Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For pick-up, please select your hotel from the list or provide an exact address.
    Your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, next to the reception desk.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

One private day trip. Three different ages. A kings palace, a vampires castle and a Teutonic town. Step into the shoes of kings & queens at Peles Royal Palace, unveil the myth of Dracula at Bran Castle and get enchanted by medieval Brasov. Leave busy Bucharest behind and cross the Carpathians into Transylvania for a tour that you wont easily forget! To top it off, this is a fully private tour so you won't share a van/bus and you'll have the tour guide just for you. Thus, the visits at the castles and the whole day will be a more personal and enjoyable experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old town, Bucharest

Your private guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Bucharest. This day will take you through 3 different ages in a single day: a kings palace (Peles), a vampires castle (Bran) and a Teutonic town (Brasov).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peles castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania

Leave busy Bucharest behind in a one day trip that you wont easily forget. First off? Go royal! Step into the shoes of kings & queens and explore Peles Palace the private retreat of Romanias royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory. Your private guide will offer a fully guided tour at the site.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

Next, youll go even further back in time, during the late middle ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the passage into Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula vs Prince Vlad the Impaler. Facts vs fiction. Your private guide will help you explore the castle, offering a fully guided tour inside. After the visit at the castle, you'll have a short stop nearby for lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

The tours grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, started by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. Well visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the citys medieval core is a myriad of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses or medieval decorated inns. Your guide will take you on a short walking tour around Council Square, the Black Church and Rope Street.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Private transportation

Private licensed guide & driver

Parking Fees

Exclusions

Lunch

Castle entrance fees: total of 19 EUR/pers

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

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

Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At Peles Palace there is an optional photo tax of 35 lei (7 EUR) if you wish to take pictures inside.

IMPORTANT! Peles Palace (interior museum) is closed on certain dates (see below). When the museum is closed, we can still visit the inner courtyard, royal gardens, servant quarters etc.

Not wheelchair accessible

Peles Museum Schedule:

Most travelers can participate

Summer season (May 7 Sep 29): closed on Mondays

Winter season (Sep 30 6 May): closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

Annual maintenance (4 -27 November) closed entirely

We dont have child seats so please bring your own.

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

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-May-2022

    Mihai is an amazing tour guide and anyone coming to Romania should book with him. He is so passionate and informative about Romanian history.

  • 20-May-2021

    I am so impressed and grateful to have gone on this tour with Mihai. It was a beautiful day, we had no traffic and it was absolutely gorgeous. The best part was all of the information and great conversation with Mihai. I really got to understand who King Carol was, what Brasov was about and appreciated Queen Maria and her stay at Bran even more than the story of Dracula. It was beyond my expectations and I learned so much about Romania, Transylvania and the history. It is such a beautiful country and it matters so much to go with someone who is both knowledgeable and looks out for their guests l. I honestly cannot thank or recommend this tour enough. Mihai even took his time to give me a full itinerary for a free day I had and I am so glad I took his suggestions. I got to see and dine in amazing hidden gems.

  • 16-Feb-2020

    Did a great day trip to Peles Palace, Bran Castle and Brasov. Mihai explained everything very well, knew many amazing photos spots to get the best shots from, and did his best to make sure the trip was wonderful. He is a very interesting person to tour with and we had a lot of great conversations on the road. I’m looking forward to going back to Romania again. Will definitely book with Mihai whenever I do go back.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Visited late September 2018 but just found that my original review wasn't listed on the Viator site I booked it through. This was a brilliant tour from start to finish. Mihai was our guide. He was brilliant. His knowledge of Romania is amazing. We were picked up on time. We visited Peles Palas, Bran Castle and then Brasov. I can highly recommend this tour. I'd do it again without any hesitation.

  • 13-Aug-2019

    Michael did a far better job than we expected. What a tremendous young man a great value and a wonderful day in romania. Use this tour company! You will not be disappointed!!

  • 18-Oct-2018

    Excellent and knowledgeable guide. Helpful easy access to sites. Beautiful scenery and worth a day out to visit.

  • 24-Feb-2018

    Super !!

  • 18-Nov-2017

    This is a fantastic way to see the Peles Palace and Bran Castle. Michael, our private tour guide was a wealth if information! We enjoyed every minute. The other great part was the sun was out all day!!! It was just beautiful! I would highly recommend this day trip for anyone wishing to hear the history and see the sights of this particular area. Thank you Viator and Michael for a great experience!!!!

  • 18-Nov-2017

    This is a fantastic way to see the Peles Palace and Bran Castle. Michael, our private tour guide was a wealth if information! We enjoyed every minute. The other great part was the sun was out all day!!! It was just beautiful! I would highly recommend this day trip for anyone wishing to hear the history and see the sights of this particular area. Thank you Viator and Michael for a great experience!!!!

  • 17-Oct-2017

    Our personal guide was attentive to our group and the needs of all. We spent a delightful day experiencing the Peles Castle and Bran Castle with a very informative narrator and historian. We appreciated his knowledge of many topics, which made the day even more engaging! A memorable highlight of our two-week adventure!

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