Bran Castle & Hike in Piatra Craiului National Park

Romania is full of castles and medieval fortresses hidden in the mountains! Let's discover the famous Bran Castle (also known as Dracula's Castle) and then go on a hike in the majestic Piatra Craiului Natural Park to explore Romania's natural beauty. Prepare for a history lesson, a healthy trip and some great landscapes with local life!

What you need to know about this trip to Bran castle:

  • This is a 1-day private tour starting from Bucharest. Duration: approx. 12 hours
  • Included: transport (approx. 400 km drive) and guidance. Not included: lunch (10-15€/pers), entrance fee at the castle (10€/pp) and personal expenses
  • First, we will visit Bran Castle where I will give you a private tour of Romania's top attraction - the real thing, not just touristy Dracula stories
  • After that, we can stop at a local guesthouse for a delicious home cooked lunch with traditional dishes
  • Then we go on an easy or medium 5h hike in Piatra Craiului National Park. Exact route will be agreed on spot depending on your physical condition
  • Either way we go, expect some great landscapes & photo opportunities along the way!

Additional information

Depending on weather and your physical condition, we can adapt the hiking rout on the spot. You need a light backpack, some snacks for the day, water, good hiking boots or similar. A windproof/waterproof jacket is required and comfortable pants are recommended.

You can read more about Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park in the 'About Romania' section of Romanian Friend.

Moments to expect in the trip to Bran Castle:

Fortress in the mountains: Bran Castle

Our first stop will be to visit the famous Bran Castle, known for inspiring Bram Stoker to write his story about Dracula. We will learn if there is any truth to that story, find out about Romanian history and visit a beautifully preserved medieval castle that is almost 800 years old!

Fortress in the mountains: Bran Castle

Hike in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains

After our visit, we will begin our hike in in Piatra Craiului National Park. We will start at approx. 1000 m and go up to the highest point at 1470 m. We will enjoy nature, admire the views and have take some great pictures. On our way we will pass through traditional mountain villages so expect many scenes from local life.

Hike in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains

Traditional mountain villages

The area at the base of Piatra Craiului Mts. is known for its picturesque beauty. Mountain villages such as Magura, Pestera, Sirnea are spread across hills. Locals here live a traditional life and are very friendly, sell homemade cheese, honey and other delicious stuff. We're probably going to meet them - and their sheep or cows!

Traditional mountain villages
2 x 160 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Mountainous, hills, forests

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