Private Day Trip to Brasov Old Town, Bran (Dracula) and Peles CastleWith: Bogdan 17
What you need to know about the Peles and Bran Castles Tour:
- This is a private guided day trip starting from Bucharest for small groups. Included: transport (400 km), guidance and entrance fees
- We pick you up at 8:00 and expect to be back in Bucharest around 21:00. Journey time around 3h (one way)
- Visit two famous castles of Romania: Peles Castle and Bran Castle (also known as the Dracula's Castle); entrance fees included
- Get a glimpse of Bucharest and discover the medieval Old Town of Brasov on the same trip
- We can stop for lunch according to your preferences - I know some good local restaurants
Please wear comfortable outfit, the day will be long!
We can stop for sandwiches and snacks on the road.
Peles Castle is CLOSED
- on Monday during April - September
- on Monday + Tuesday during Oct - March
so we'll see it from the outside and instead we will tour Pelisor Castle
Moments to expect during the the Peles and Bran Castles Day Trip:
Panoramic tour of Bucharest
Before leaving the city, we will drive you on a short panoramic tour of Bucharest to show you some of its most important sights and landmarks, and get a quick intro of Bucharest and Romanian history. This will be a nice intro to your tour and what you're about to see next!
Peles Castle: a royal residence
Considered a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture, Peles Castle was built in the late 19th century as a summer residence for the royal family, especially for King Charles (Caorl) I. Located in the mountains and with a splendid palace garden, it will quickly impress you. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its surroundings and learn more about Romanian history.
Bran Castle: Dracula's imagined home!
This medieval fortress was built in the 14th century as a defensive border point crossing into Transylvania and to prevent the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Located in highpoint overlooking the mountains and a valley crossing, the sight of Bran Castle's imposing and scary Enjoy a guided tour of the well known castle when you will find out stories about the infamous Vlad the Impaler and also about the royal family.
Brasov is a charming mountain city, with a strong medieval legacy, German influence and beautifully restored architecture. We will do a walking tour of the city's most important sights and then enjoy a delicious dinner at a Romanian restaurant if you want to, and depending on time left.
[Alternative] Pelisor Castle
If Peles Castle was built for the heads of the royal family, its 'small brother' Pelisor Castle was built for the heirs. Similar yet different and with its own history and legends, Pelisor Castle is worth visiting. During the normal tour you will see it from the outside, but when Peles Castle is closed we'll also go inside!
Cancelation & refund policyEasy
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.
- Starting point: Bucharest
- Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
- Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
- Landscape: Urban, countryside, mountainous area
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Reviews from travellers
We enjoyed our tour with our guide, George - who took us around the Castles around the region.
We were looking for a private tour and a comfortable experience for ourselves as we came across many tours like this but weren't convinced of their quality. This trip was perfect: a very knowledgeable and friendly guide with a spacious and modern car told us A LOT about Romanian history and gave us enough context to understand what we're seeing. Didn't rush us and gave us space to explore on our own which was great. A long day but very good value for money, thanks!
I really enjoyed my whole day with my driver/guide Chip, Bogdan's colleague. He was very accommodating to my special wish, which was to also go to the Village Museum. He also suggested a wonderful monastery tomb visit along the way. He was polite, an excellent guide, and very knowledgeable. He was also open to giving me just the right amount of information about each site, without information overload. Snacks and some beverages were also provided during the day. I enjoyed this tour tremendously and would highly recommend it to others!
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