Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov Day Trip 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

Itinerary 12 hours

This is a typical itinerary for this product.

  • 1

    Triumph Arch, Bucharest

    Meet with your guide and set out for your Transylvania trip.

  • 2

    Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania

    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.

  • 3

    Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    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.

  • 4

    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    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 tour with return transport to your hotel in Bucharest.


  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Departure from centrally located Meeting Point
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free time at Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Brasov Historical Center
  • Walking tour in Brasov


  • Entrance Fees ( 50 Ron for Peles castle - standard ground floor exhibition, 70 Ron for Bran Castle)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Youth must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.
  • No heart problems or other medical conditions such as car sickness.
  • Your guide will assist you with purchasing the entrance tickets (50 RON for Peles castle, standard ground floor exhibition, 70 RON for Bran Castle)
  • Not allowed for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age of the participant is 11 years old
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays year-round and on Tuesdays from October 14, 2024, to 1st May 2025. If your tour is booked within this period then you will see Peles Castle from the outside. You will spend more time at Bran Castle and Brasov
  • Upon booking you must leave a valid WhatsApp phone number, as the assigned guide for your booking is going to establish contact one day before.
  • No refunds will be approved for late arrivals or failing to meet at the designated meeting point and departure time.

Departure time
07:30 AM


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P. Spiros

We had an excellence experience with this tour office. Fast replies to my emails, which is very helpful, excellent guide (Thank you Andrei) an very convenience.

J. Doerger (United States) – April, 2024

Great day and tour. Rated four stars, only because we didn't get to see inside Peles Castle ( Tuedays first part of April and every Monday it's closed). But Emanuel was fantastic, just the right info and just the right amount. Can't imagine doing this tour any other way. The overcrowded tour buses and groups looked a bit miserable. Our group of 8 was a nice mix Fun meeting new people with the same love for travel. Grazie mille, Emanuel!

N. Chauhan (United Kingdom) – April, 2024

Really great day out. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgable. The first castle was very busy but he did a great job at spacing us out from other groups so that we had the time to enjoy all the rooms. The stop in Brasov was very nice and good to have some time away from the mini van.

E. Lang (Czech Republic) – March, 2024

S. Melissourgos (Greece) – March, 2024