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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest

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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest
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Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
  • Full-day tour to Transylvania from Bucharest
  • Get spooked on a tour of Gothic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Visit the former royal residence at Peles Castle, considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe
  • Stroll through the medieval Saxon town of Brasov on a guided walking tour
  • Step inside Brasov's famous Black Church
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Professional English speaking guide
Small-group tour (maximum 8 people per group)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Headsets to hear the guide
Walking tour in Brasov
Pick-up from centrally located hotels/Hostels (selected hotels/hostels only)
Photo fees ( 35 Ron for Peles Castle)
Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Entrance Fees ( 40 Ron for Peles castle - standard ground floor exhibition, 40 Ron for Bran Castle)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up/meeting service starts between 7:30-8:00 am. We will contact you one day before your trip for the exact hour of pick-up.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum is 8 people
  • Youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Starting with 28 of September 2021 Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesdays . You will spend more time at Bran Castle & Brasov
  • We pick up from provided list of hotels that are situated in the central area of Bucharest. If you are located in an apartment, hotel or hostel that is not on our list, please indicate the address and we will contact you the day before the tour starts to let you know the pick-up/meeting time and if your hotel/hostel/apartment is not situated in the central area we will call for you to meet the minivan in a central spot/meeting point.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 11 y.o. cannot attend shared tours
  • Minimum age of the participant is 11 years old
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Your guide will assist you with purchasing the entrance tickets (40 RON for Peles castle, standard ground floor exhibition, 40 RON for Bran Castle)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY One Excellence Tours
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 Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest.
What is the policy on sanitization during Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Small Group Tour from Bucharest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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453 Reviews

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Beautiful day in the mountains!
, Oct 2021
The Peles Castle was spectacular. Marius was a great guide - knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend!
Great trip!
, Oct 2021
A great trip. Our driver Alin was informative, incredibly knowledgeable, but also fun! The day was great, starting at Peles Castle, on to Bran and then a late lunch in Brasov. We are both so glad we did this trip - and cheers to Alin for making it a memorable experience!
Go for it
, Oct 2021
This was a last-minute trip to Romania so I really had no expectations or time to plan. This tour was the perfect way to have everything taken care of, get out of Bucharest, see a bit of the countryside, and visit some important sites. The castles were actually very cool and Andrei our guide was great. Recommend.
Excellent tour
, Sep 2021
Bogdan was an absolutely brilliant guide, he was very knowledge & enthusiastic about the history of Romania & the castles. Couldn’t rate this tour highly enough!
Fantastic day out
, Sep 2021
We where picked up on time and brought to our first stop. The magical and hugely impressive Peles Castle. After a informative tour around the castle we continued our itinerary. We visited Brasov and finally reached Bran Castle to rub shoulders with Dracula. Brilliant day all round and an only made better by our brilliant guide/driver Andrei. I would highly recommend this tour! It’s a long day but totally worth it!
Friendly and knowledgeable tour in Romania
, Sep 2021
Highly recommended for a day tour of some of the key tourist attractions accessible from Bucharest! Super responsive tour coordinator, a friendly and knowledgeable local guide on the day of (Andrei was great!) and great sites to visit throughout the day. While it's a long day (13 hours) and half the time spent on the road, you won't regret this. Great way to spend a day and better understand the areas you can spend more time at later on.
, Sep 2021
The trip was a delight. Our guide, Emanuel was well informed, humourous and accomodating. The vehicle was comfortable and the trip itself surpassed my expectations. I wish we could have spent +0.5 hour in each destination but it was already a big trip.. All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Bucharest!
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Good tour
, Sep 2021
This was a good trip. Peles castle and Brasov were much more impressive than Bran's castle. We had lunch in Brasov. However, due to traffic we were in the car for 4 hours driving home. You spend half the day in the car driving, and half the day seeing the sights.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Ankita, Thank you for your review! We always take into account all received reviews and we are glad that you chosen our company for your travels to Romania. Unfortunately on weekends traffic is intense around the mountains as locals are travelling but we rely on the fantastic views thru the mountains as move from location to location. Your date of travel was on a sunday when more people are heading back to Bucharest. Distances between locations can go as far as 125 km and we try our best to reduce your time in the van but we not always succed. However the views in the mountains as we go up or descend are fantastic and it's hard to escape all traffic around the ski resorts. Thank you,
This tour is ok; not great.
, Sep 2021
Peles Castle was most impressive. The rest = not so much. Brasov was Ok; nothing special. Bran Castle, likewise, nothing special.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your review. We appreciate and always take in consideration all received reviews. The guide reported that you didn't enjoy the Bran and Brasov as much as you did the Peles. Tastes are not subject of debate and we try our best to deliver a great tour. Thank you for choosing our company for your travels.
Vlad I came
, Sep 2021
I cannot rate this tour more highly. Andrei was a first-rate tour guide and his passion for history, culture, and his country was infectious. The places are really beautiful and the tour makes it easy to go between them. The drives are long but Andrei made them fly by recounting stories of Romania and the points of interest we passed. While on the tour I discovered I needed a last minute PCR test before boarding my flight. Andrei was able to recommend and book me a fast test and even helped me chase the results the next day - absolute hero!

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