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Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

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Bucharest, Romania
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From $35.30

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icon12 to 13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Venture deep into the heart of Transylvania to visit two of Romania’s most magnificent castles and the medieval town of Brasov on this day trip. Step into the life of Romanian royalty at sumptuous Peles Castle, a fairytale-like summer retreat surrounded by forest and still adorned with immaculate period decor. Then, connect with the country's notorious vampiric lore at Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ thanks to its chilling Gothic chambers and turrets that seem to be plucked straight from a horror movie.
  • Visit two of Romania's most famous castles in one day
  • Admire historic artwork, armor, and tapestries at beautiful Peles castle, a former royal retreat
  • Get spooked at Gothic Bran Castle, nicknamed 'Dracula's Castle'
  • Take a walking tour around the old town of medieval Brasov
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Professional driver / tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off from central areas
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan based on the number of the persons
Small Group Tour
Tips for the tour guide and driver
Entrance fees (30 RON Peles Castle, 40 RON Bran Castle, -50% discount for students)
Photo fee at Peles Castle - optional - only for the interior (35 RON)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up also from other hotels or appartments. Please indicate the address and we will contact you the day before the tour starts to let you know the closest pick-up point if we can't pick-you up from your address. In any case it will not be further than 500-600 meters.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We pick up also from other hotels or appartments. Please indicate the address and we will contact you the day before the tour starts to let you know the closest pick-up point if we can't pick you up from your address . In any case it will not be further than 500-600 m.
  • For childs under 7 years old we advice to take a private tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays; You will see Peles Castle from the outside
  • We will contact you the day before the tour starts around 7 p.m. to let you know exactly the pick-up time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trip2Ro

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It's a nice tour, the italian guide is very good." See review
  • "I think for an adult to stay in a stiff position for 2 hours or more isn't a good idea." See review
  • "We were in a 7 people small van, it was really comfortable in a small group." See review

Reviews

4.5
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117 Reviews
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star-5
Beautiful
Therese
, Jul 2020
George was an excellent tour guide! He took his time to explain places, and was very patient to reply my questions. He is very knowledgeable as well as polite; (he opened car doors for me at every stop 😊) I recommend this tour. Absolutely brilliant 👏
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star-5
Great day to dive into Romanian history
Rene_S
, Jul 2020
I was lucky enough to get a private tour given the current covid circumstances. It was awesome. Mathias' knowledge of Romanian history goes beyond the castles and thus allowed for a lot more in depth discussions on the ride to and from. It was a great day, a long day, but I would highly recommend it and would gladly take family or friends and experience it again.
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star-5
Day trip to Transylvania
Luke_N
, Mar 2020
Great day trip to see the castles in Transylvania and Brasov. George was as very knowledgeable guide and made the tour a very worthwhile experience. I would recommend.
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star-3
Car seat was very uncomfortable
arlenearragon
, Jan 2020
The tour was good. But please do not sell the center seat of the van in front for long travels. It was very uncomfortable, small and there's no enough leg room. I think for an adult to stay in a stiff position for 2 hours or more isn't a good idea.
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Tour Guide -5
Culture819985
, Dec 2019
Sadly the tour itself was wonderful but the tour guide made all of us feel uncomfortable even schooling my family on why the pilgrims came to America. He needs to calm down. The other people on the tour were afraid to ask questions because every time we did the tour guide, Alex, made us feel stupid. If I had not had two wonderful tours with other Romanians after this tour I would say I would never recommend this country for a tour let alone the castles. Very, very strange experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello, We never explain about the pilgrims that came to America on a tour in Romania where we explain about our history and about the castles visited. It actually doesn't makes sense.... In the last months our tour guide Alex didn't covered this type of tour and i think you are confused about the company and about the tours and tour guides. We are sorry for your experience with the other company and we hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Trip2Ro
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star-5
Best One Day Excursion from Bucharest!
Manos_Tavl
, Dec 2019
Our driver had a wide range of knowledge about Romanian history and most importantly was really kind and friendly. He make unique our day-trip.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you very much for travelling with us. Trip2Ro
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star-5
Bran/Peles Castle Day Trip
jaynayeli
, Nov 2019
This trip was great!! Our guide Alex was extremely accomadating and very informative. We had an amazing day and learned a lot
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy that you had an amazing tour. Kind regards, Trip2Ro
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star-5
Great trip. Highly recommend
Finola C
, Nov 2019
Alix was our guide for the day. He was very informative, helpful & friendly. Everything ran smoothly and on schedule. The bus was very comfortable & warm (it was very cold). Alix helped us in any way we needed it. Would definitely recommend this trip and company.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review. We highly appreciate it and we are very glad that you had a wonderful tour with us Kind regards, George
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star-5
Amazing and Unexpected!
Chiharding00
, Oct 2019
What an amazing adventure! Vlad, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable, funny and professional. From start to finish he was so informative of local legends and historical facts about the areas and structures we saw. I plan on returning with my family. I highly recommend coming to Romania and taking a tour with Viator with Vlad as your tour guide, you will not be disappointed!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your kind review on behalf of Trip2Ro and our tour guide Vlad Kind regards Trip2Ro
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star-3
Hmmmm
virtualee2000
, Oct 2019
This might sound odd, but I'm not sure if this was a positive experience. Vlad was a bit of a mixed blessing. Unlike many other tour guides, he talks non-stop for most of the 12 hour trip, about history etc, but gets a little irate when others wish to talk amongst themselves. Unlike some similar tours, he does not give the option of doing the highly recommended full tour of Peles Castle, preferring to accompany the group on the standard tour, so he can talk some history. Personally, I would have preferred to experience ALL the rooms in this beautiful castle at my own quick pace, and spent less valuable time READING up on the history when I got home. Beware, you get two hours at Bran, and not the three advertised, which was the main reason I chose this particular tour. I would add that Vlad is a little arrogant, pointedly and repeatedly contradicting some of the factual information I presented to him throughout the trip, rather than agreeing or simply admitting that he may not know the answer. I guess he just had to feel he was right all the time. For instance, he is unashamedly patriotic, often declaring that Romania is simply the best in all aspects. For somebody who hasn't travelled outside of his country to compare, these where exaggerated statements which tended to irritate after a while. So, like I said, some will find Vlad to be great, especially those that are happy to sit there quietly, listen intently, and be hand-held most of the time. Personally I would have preferred more flexibility to do my own thing on the tour, especially at Peles which has a lot to see and appreciate. I was not happy that the itinerary did not match that stated on Viator in terms of time spent at each location. There was no excessive traffic on the day that would have impacted this. Regarding Brasov, if you have toured Bucharest, this pretty town has nothing new to offer and could easily be excluded from the tour to allow more time at the impressive castles. The landscape is stunning in places and the Romanian people are generally friendly.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello, Since it is a longer review we will reply to all your concerns regarding the tour: Vlad is one of the best tour guides that works with us and it is not just that we are saying this but travellers says so through the reviews. We guess that you have booked the tour to learn a little bit more about the culture, feel the locals, ecc. If not, probably a taxi would be a much better idea if you need just a transfer or just a driver. Our tour has included the standard tour at Peles Castle because it is a quite long tour and wouldn't be enough time to do both of them. You are saying through the lines that Vlad loves his country and thinks it is the best. Ok.... all the tourguides love their country! This is one reason why we became tour guides to show our beautiful places to the travellers, to help them to see the country through the eyes of a local but the eyes need to be open as well as the ears. We think that this tour didin't matched too much with the tastes of a lonely traveller that wants to discover everything by its own and doesn't need any explanations, any new things, history ecc as you mentioned that you preffered to read everything by yourself in a later moment. We cosider that Vlad offered a perfect tour but still wasn't the tour that was suiting for you and as you wrote that it wasn't your tour or on your needs. We really appreciate all the reviews and continuesly improving our products and services and for this reason now we offer also a Tour only of the Castles with the first floor of Peles included and excluding Brasov city as you mentioned. Kind regards, Trip2Ro
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