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Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

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Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

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icon12 to 13 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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The Gothic landmarks of Transylvania are dark, dramatic, and dispersed throughout the region’s mountainous landscapes. Travel with ease between three Transylvania highlights, including Peles Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), on this private full-day tour from Bucharest. Delve into legends of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, and visit Brasov’s Black Church, an imposing 13th-century church. On this private tour, hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov are included.
  • Private full-day tour of three Transylvania highlights from Bucharest
  • Ideal for travellers with limited time in Romania
  • Tick off Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and Black Church in Brasov
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 travellers
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Transportation with a modern vehicle
Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Bottle of water
Entrance fees
Lunch (approx. 12 € / person)
Personal expenses
Photography fees

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8:00 AM
We pick up from any hotel in Bucharest
On the morning of your tour, board a private vehicle at your Bucharest hotel and discuss the day’s itinerary with your personal guide. During the journey towards Transylvania, you’ll pass through the unspoiled landscapes of the Prahova Valley to Sinaia, home to Peles Castle.

On arrival at the Neo-Renaissance wonder, built in the 19th-century for the Romanian royal family, explore some of the castle’s 160 rooms, all of which are adorned with luxurious upholstery and antique furniture. Admire an array of styles, including Gothic, Baroque, and French Rococo, before you proceed to Bran’s Castle.

Arguably the crowning architectural feature of Transylvania, Bran’s Castle boasts rusted-red turrets and imposing stonewalls. As you explore, hear of how Vlad the Impaler was incarcerated in the dungeons and learn of the castle’s associations with Bram Stoker’s legendary monster, Dracula.

Then, continue to Brasov to visit the Black Church, a medieval landmark constructed in the 13th century. Hear of its resilient defiance of attacks before you return to your private vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Brasov hotel.
Stop At:  
Peles Castle
Your Dracula's Castle Tour from Bucharest starts in the morning when our English-speaking guide will pick you up at the reception of your hotel. Your first destination is Sinaia, a small mountain resort in the Carpathian Mountains. In order to reach it, you will take a road trip through one of Romania's hotspots for winter sports, Prahova Valley. Once in Sinaia, you will visit Peleș Castle, the sumptuous Royal castle, built by the first king of Romania, Carol I of Hohenzollern. Peles Castle served as a summer residence for the Romanian Royal Family until it was seized by the Communist regime, in 1947.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Next on your itinerary is Bran Castle, one of the most famous medieval castles in the world, also known as Dracula’s Castle. During your tour of Dracula's Castle, your guide will help you uncover the Legend of Dracula, and you will find out all about the connections between Vlad the Impaler and to Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Your private tour will continue with the medieval city of Brasov. Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 and it exudes a distinct medieval ambiance. Walking through the Council Square, you will reach the Old Town Hall situated right in the center.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
After the visit to Brasov, you will be transferred to Bucharest.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Rolandia Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Great day
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Good day, Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip and we appreciate your advice for our future guests, and we highly recommend you have tours during the week, except for Monday and Tuesday, when Peles Castle is closed during the winter. Warmest regards, Ioana
Peles Draculas Castle Brasov
, Oct 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.
Great trip
, 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.
Great tour
Basanth S
, 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
Solo female trip
, Jul 2019
The trip was great and interesting, heard many cool facts and historic stories! Got nice pictures and definitely worth of shot!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you enjoyed the tour and we hope your pictures will get a lot of appreciation! Warmest regards, Ioana
Trip to Dracula's Castle
, May 2019
Excellent tour. Everything ran on time. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
An amazing day in Romania!!
, 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!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Alice, Thank you for your review! It means a lot to us to get some feedback on our tours! If you return to Brasov, please do not hesitate to contact us! Warmest regards, Ioana
Worth the trip from Bucharest
, 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.
A great day trip
, 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.
Our guide was Alex and he was...
Paula L
, 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!!

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