Transylvanian Castles Day Trip From Bucharest

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up also from other hotels or appartments. Please indicate the address and we will contact you the day before the tour starts to let you know the closest pick-up p.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Revolution Square, 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

As you explore Transylvania with this exciting tour, you will understand why it is one of the most popular places in the world for the legends and mysteries. On this guided day trip from Bucharest, you will discover the charm of the Castles of Transylvania: Peles castle and Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) and the wonderful medieval city of Brasov. Taking this tour, where transport is included, will be the highlight of your Romanian trip! 

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Be picked up from your hotel in the morning and take the road to Sinaia to visit the Peles Castle, a former summer residence of the Romanian kings, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well.

Nowadays, the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, weapons collections from the 15th up to the 19th centuries.

The journey continues to Bran with its famous Bran castle, also called 'Dracula`s Castle', situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on turned into a film made by Francis Ford Coppola. 

Then, take a short tour of Brasov City. Dating from 1520, the city council Square has been considered the center of Brasov for hundreds of years. Merchants and craftsmen fairs took place here. They came from Transylvania, Wallachia, and even the near East and Europe. The square is surrounded by houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-classic style.

The medieval fortress of Brasov was one of the most secure fortresses in Europe, the architectural defense pile being made of stone walls, 32 defense towers, 8 bulwarks, and 4 fortified gates. The towers had both defense and observation roles. During the tour, you can see the old wall which is still preserved, as well as Black and White Towers.

Also included is a visit to the weaver's Bastion, the biggest and best-preserved bastion. Ecaterina's Gatesituated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the Fortress was built in 1559 in the Renaissance style. It has a sharp tower and four little towers, symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives.

Return to Bucharest and be dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Local driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Small-group tour (maximum 16 persons)

Guaranteed to skip the long lines at the ticket office of Bran Castle

Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan based on the number of persons

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Tips for the tour guide and driver

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

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

Additional Info

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Children must be accompanied by an adult

For a child under 7 years old, we advise you to take a private tour

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

We pick up also from other hotels or apartments. Please indicate the address and we will contact you the day before the tour starts to let you know the closest pick-up point if we can't pick you up from your address. In any case, it will not be further than 500-600 m.

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jan-2020

    The tour was good. But please do not sell the center seat of the van in front for long travels. It was very uncomfortable, small and there's no enough leg room. I think for an adult to stay in a stiff position for 2 hours or more isn't a good idea.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    Sadly the tour itself was wonderful but the tour guide made all of us feel uncomfortable even schooling my family on why the pilgrims came to America. He needs to calm down. The other people on the tour were afraid to ask questions because every time we did the tour guide, Alex, made us feel stupid. If I had not had two wonderful tours with other Romanians after this tour I would say I would never recommend this country for a tour let alone the castles. Very, very strange experience.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Alix was our guide for the day. He was very informative, helpful and friendly. Everything ran smoothly and on schedule. The bus was very comfortable and warm (it was very cold). Alix helped us in any way we needed it. Would definitely recommend this trip and company.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This might sound odd, but I'm not sure if this was a positive experience. Vlad was a bit of a mixed blessing. Unlike many other tour guides, he talks non-stop for most of the 12 hour trip, about history etc, but gets a little irate when others wish to talk amongst themselves. Unlike some similar tours, he does not give the option of doing the highly recommended full tour of Peles Castle, preferring to accompany the group on the standard tour, so he can talk some history. Personally, I would have preferred to experience ALL the rooms in this beautiful castle at my own quick pace, and spent less valuable time READING up on the history when I got home. Beware, you get two hours at Bran, and not the three advertised, which was the main reason I chose this particular tour. I would add that Vlad is a little arrogant, pointedly and repeatedly contradicting some of the factual information I presented to him throughout the trip, rather than agreeing or simply admitting that he may not know the answer. I guess he just had to feel he was right all the time. For instance, he is unashamedly patriotic, often declaring that Romania is simply the best in all aspects. For somebody who hasn't travelled outside of his country to compare, these where exaggerated statements which tended to irritate after a while. So, like I said, some will find Vlad to be great, especially those that are happy to sit there quietly, listen intently, and be hand-held most of the time. Personally I would have preferred more flexibility to do my own thing on the tour, especially at Peles which has a lot to see and appreciate. I was not happy that the itinerary did not match that stated on Viator in terms of time spent at each location. There was no excessive traffic on the day that would have impacted this. Regarding Brasov, if you have toured Bucharest, this pretty town has nothing new to offer and could easily be excluded from the tour to allow more time at the impressive castles. The landscape is stunning in places and the Romanian people are generally friendly.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    A lovely way to spend a day discovering Romania. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. I recommend the trip vary highly.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Although the weather was not so nice, but we still enjoy the castles. Alex is a really nice tour guide and he takes care of everyone in the group and ask for our need. We were in a 7 people small van, it was really comfortable in a small group.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide Vlad was really awesome. He was full of information on Romania, past and present, and was a great conversationalist. Peles castle was beautiful and the ride to get there was just as breathtaking. Draculas castle did not disappoint and Vlad was a great historian there as well. The day trip was great way to get out of the city and see more of the beauty in Romania. But I have to say what really put the tour over the top was our guide Vlad!

  • 21-Mar-2019

    Tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable was very good and I would recommend him.

  • 14-Jan-2019

    It's a nice tour, the italian guide is very good. it is a pity that tour2ro warns only the day before the tour about the place of withdrawal.

  • 18-Jul-2018

    We had an enjoyable day and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and good at getting us through the sights. We definitely felt like we were on a time schedule and like the information was just being told to get through the castles. We were traveling with small children and I think our guide was conscious of their attention spans.

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