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Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

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  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on a private trip

  • Forget the hassle of travel with round-trip transfer from your hotel

  • Avoid hidden costs with all entrance fees included

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Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
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Full day trip to discover the famous Dracula's Castle, Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia, Sinaia Monastery & Brasov Walking Tour
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Overview

Escape the bustling capital and cruise through the Transylvanian landscape to discover 3 of its highlights on a private day trip to Peleș Castle, Bran Castle, and the historic city of Brașov from Bucharest. Transfer between dispersed locations with ease via private vehicle and forget the guidebook with insights provided by your personal guide. Relax as you travel with hotel pickup and drop-off included, as well as all entrance fees and free on-board Wi-Fi.

What to Expect
We set off from Bucharest and head to Sinaia following the scenic Prahova Valley. Upon arrival in Sinaia, called "Pearl of the Carpathians" due to the beauty of its natural setting and the elegance of its architecture, visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family and emblematic of the Romanian Royalty. Leaving the castle head to the 300 years old Sinaia Monastery, the historic soul of the city of Sinaia and precious monument of Romanian Art.

Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle built as a fortress - The "Dracula's Castle" - for the citizens of Brasov with view to defend the city. Prince Vlad used the Castle as a general headquarters during his incursions in Transylvania. For many years, it has been an interesting medieval art museum. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stoker's Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to built the Citadel. Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count. After the visit you will enjoy time at leisure in the souvenir market.

After a short drive you will reach the city of Brasov. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. In this city, we are surrounded by legends of vampires and medieval stories. Here you will enjoy a walking tour through the old town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hircher House and the baroque style building from the Austro-Hungarian times. During the walking tour you will pass by the Black Church, the largest Gothic cathedral between Vienna and Istanbul.

Start driving back to Bucharest in the late afternoon.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out in Transylvania

We enjoyed a private day trip to Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Brasov. Niko was a lovely, knowledgeable guide and driver. Visiting Sinaia was the highlight, made better with Niko's tips for the best photo spots. We visited in November when Peles Castle is closed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chestercc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Day and outstanding Service!

Just completed the full day tour to Dracula’s castle, Pelisour Castle and one other stop (can’t recall the name at the moment) with Nico booked through Adriana. This tour group exceeded my expectations! I screwed up and booked the wrong day for the tour and...More

Thank Sarah154960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent tour

This was one of best tours we have done, Soreen our guide was brilliant, very informative we learned such a lot about Romania. Sorren was very polite and funny with his stories, he looked after us and made sure we had a day that we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travellerShropshire
Reviewed 3 May 2018
The best tour I have been on - private tour including two castles and Brasov

Theo was our guide and was brilliant, so interesting and informative but knew when to be quiet (a skill many guides don't have!). we started at 0715 to minimise the traffic and went to Peles Castle which was fabulous, from there we moved to Bran...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank expatsal
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Romania for real

On this 12 hour trip from Bucharest our guide, Chris, took us to the marvel of Peles Palace in the pretty ski-ing town of Sinaia. The palace rates as one of the most beautiful sites in Europe I have visited. Then on to Bran Castle,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KiwiSuisse
Stefan M, Owner at Eastern European Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear KiwiSuisse, Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Brasov. We are working really hard on selecting our guides and Chris is one of our best guide...More

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