Be swept away by the magnificence of Transylvania and its landmark sites on this personalized day trip from Bucharest. Your guide accompanies you on a private tour of Bran Castle (nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’), the medieval town of Brasov, and Peles Castle. Learn about rulers like Vlad the Impaler and explore the former haunts of Romanian kings. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale.
Itinerary: Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Bran – Bucharest
Start your day trip with Peles Castle (inside visit), set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.
Next is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagră – inside visit), old City Hall, watch towers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe.
Final stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.
Conclude your personal tour with return transport to your hotel in Bucharest.
The timeline for this tour is:
08:00am: Meet in the lobby of your hotel in Bucharest with your Tour Guide.
08:15am – 10:15am: Drive and arrive at Sinaia
10:15am – 11:30am: Visit Peles Castle
11:30am – 12:30pm: Drive and arrive at Bran Castle
12:30pm – 13:30pm: Optional – Lunch (own expense)
13:30pm – 14:30pm: Inside tour in Bran Castle
14:30pm – 15:15pm: Drive and arrive in Brasov
15:15pm – 17:00pm: Brasov Walking Tour with free time
17:00 – 19:30pm: Drive and arrive in Bucharest, drop-off at your hotel
End of our service.
Private, 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
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Tour duration: 12 hours
English-speaking, licensed guide and driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fees (as specified)
Peles castle (ground floor only, 45 minutes)
Hotel/accommodation, airport or other location in Bucharest
Returns to original departure point
Tour Availability’s Date:
1 January 2017-30December 2018
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