Private Day Trip to Brasov, Bran Castle and Peles Castle [NO Dracula stuff]

On this trip will will see Romania's 'must-see' attractions: Peles Castle is a splendid former summer royal residence that will enchant your eyes. Bran Castle - also known as Dracula's Castle - is a medieval fortress in the highlands of Transylvania where you will find out if there are any vampires in Romania. And Brasov is a charming medieval city that will take you back in time!

What you need to know about the Peles and Bran Castles Tour:

  • This is a private guided day trip starting from Bucharest. 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 or grab sandwiches for the road, based on your preferences.
  • As this is a private tour, you can determine how fast we move and how much time you want to spend where. It's going to be a long day so I want you to be comfortable.

Additional information

Please wear comfortable outfit, the day will be long!

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!

Panoramic tour of Bucharest

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.

Peles Castle: a royal residence

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.

Bran Castle: Dracula's imagined home!

Visit Brasov

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.

Visit Brasov

[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!

[Alternative] Pelisor Castle
2 x 208 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 Coandă International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Urban, countryside, mountainous area

Questions about this Bucharest day trip:

Every - Monday during April - September - every Monday + Tuesday during Oct - March So if you book this trip on these days, we'll see Peles Castle only from the outside and instead we will visit the nearby Pelisor Castle, it's smaller brother built for the heirs of the crown. Pelisor Castle has its own beauty and mysteries to share!

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