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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Explore the remains of Dracula’s Castle on this small-group day trip from Bucharest. Meet your English-speaking guide in Bucharest, then travel by minibus to Transylvania. Admire the scenery beyond the window on the leisurely drive into the country, an ideal prelude to two of Romania’s most stunning castles, Peles Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. Hit the charming city of Brasov in south Transylvania. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
  • Explore with an informative local guide
  • See Romania’s spooky castles
  • Discover Transylvania’s hidden wonders
  • Small group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Live commentary on board, professional English speaking tour leader
Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or minibus with wifi on board
Short walking tour of Brasov downtown
Audio guides in Spanish, Italian and French available on your phone
Guided tour inside of Peles Castle and Bran Castle
Guide assistance with ticket purchasing
Lunch (there will be a stop for lunch to eat with the group or by yourself)
Entrance fees at Peles Castle (50 Lei) and Bran Castle (45 Lei)
  • JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel , 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest 050726 Romania
  • Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest , Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3 District 1, Bucharest 010292 Romania
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town , Strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest 030055 Romania
  • Grand Hotel Bucharest , 4 Nicolae Balcescu Boulevard, Bucharest 010051 Romania
  • 8:00 AM
    Please find below the pick-up time for these locations: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:30 Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:40 Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, Strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:50 Grand Hotel Bucharest (former Intercontinental), Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4, Bucharest, Romania- pick up at 08:00
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14).
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Please note that we operate this tour with small groups (maximum 16 people)
    • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide (Italian, Spanish or French)
    • Near public transportation
    • During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
    • Not recommended for people with impaired mobility.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • OPERATED BY TravelMaker Bucharest Day Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 sanitization during Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle 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 Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest.
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    What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    star-5
    Amazing guide tour
    Tammy_G
    , Jul 2022
    Amazing tour guide. Shared stories and got to know the participants. Was Amazing and we highly recommend
    star-5
    Great tour of Romania
    Dianne_W
    , Jun 2022
    Matei was awesome. This tour was a great chance to see this part of Romania. Matei was very informative and knowledgeable about the castles and towns we visited. Would highly recommend!
    star-5
    A long, very worthwhile tour
    Ali_M
    , Jun 2022
    This was a very nice, well-managed tour. Camillia is a very good, knowledgable guide. We left on time, the bus was quite comfortable with wifi on board. Peles Castle is beautiful, with gorgeous rooms. There spot for outside pictures is reached after you have gone through the castle, and makes for great pictures (see photo). Bran Castle is more basic, but has an aura because of its association with Dracula (even though the real Vlad Dracula did not spend much time there.) Several rooms are dedicated to Dracula videos, statues, pictures, etc., which we thought was not a good idea. The castle also has a lot of memorabilia of Queen Maria of Romania, who had the castle renovated in the early 20th century. There are quite a lot of stairs to climb if you want to see the whole castle, including a very old-style stone stairway. Once you get done with the castle, do walk in the surrounding park area because that is where you get the best pictures. Brasov has a very large, beautiful town square. Unfortunately, we only had an hour in Brasov so there was not much time to explore. I did go into the Black Church, which has a certain Gothic majesty, though the inside is almost totally devoid of any frescoes or icons. It was initially built as a Catholic church, but was turned into a Lutheran church when the local Saxon populace converted after the reformation. Later, it was partly destroyed by a fire giving it its dark exterior appearance - hence its name. The lunch break was at Bran Castle, and you have to be quite quick in making your choices - especially if you want to do a sit-down meal (which is possible). We did not find the street food on offer especially appetizing, but the restaurants have a lot of good choices. Overall, a long but very satisfying tour.
    star-5
    Amazing Tour Guide
    Bren_F
    , May 2022
    Great and funny tour guides and very modern minivan used for transport. Thanks for an amazing time and wine xx
    star-4
    Good value and fun tour of the iconic castles of Romania!
    JunHoe_L
    , Apr 2022
    Reasnoable price for a full day tour that involved long hours of drive across 3 different locations. Our guide, Matthew (not sure of spelling) was punctual, interactive and provided interesting information about the locations. There was sufficient time to explore and have some food, buy souvenirs etc.
    star-3
    Not bad, not great
    Cristina_S
    , Apr 2022
    The tour was okay. The sites are impressive, however, better logistics would had made the experience better. In the venues it was easier if you pay with cash. Instead of making a stop at an ATM the tour guide made use do a 30 mins line ( which apparently could had been 1 1/2 hours on a busy day) to get our tickets.
    star-5
    Must see
    Amandine_N
    , Apr 2022
    Love the trip and love the guide and the atmosphere. I highly recommend this tour! It was impressive
    star-5
    Great experience Brasov!
    RosaElena_L
    , Apr 2022
    The Peles castle is beautiful and I really enjoyed wandering around in Brasov. Beautiful city to visit. Pelas castle is a real museum
    star-5
    Awesome guide and tour
    Jignesh_R
    , Apr 2022
    Excellent and knowledgeable guide and driver. Tour was very well planned and they gave many interesting perspectives.
    star-5
    I really recommend this...
    Kyriakos_S
    , Mar 2022
    I really recommend this tour, Peles castle and Brasov are something special. Lot of history behind these. Must see!
    star-2
    Dont do it!
    stephanie_r
    , Jan 2022
    The tour guide was terrible. He was driving like a maniac. I felt sick the whole tour because of his driving my friend had the same experience. we were scared. Also he was very pushy on his comments that we had to give him good review, and tips...also he was constantly changing the times of meeting point and he was simply very annoying person in general. I would never take a tour with this guy again. On the pros the places you visit are nice, amd worth to see. All i think is that the company should talk to this guy so that he changes his attitude. I would not repeat this tour at all.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hello, Thanks for your feedback. We had a long and detailed discussion with the guide as we do not tolerate this kind of behavior among our guides. Unfortunately, he seemed to have a bad day, and we apologize for the less-than-ideal experience you had. Nice to hear you have enjoyed the places and the landscapes along the mountain roads. Hope to see you again sometime! All the best from Bucharest!
    star-4
    Nice tour to 3 main...
    Antonis_K
    , Jan 2022
    Nice tour to 3 main places outside Bucharest. Comfortable ride with a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Since the tour includes 3 places and the distance from Bucharest is long, there was an expected haste - to be able to see everything. This slightly undermined the experience for me. If you like to take your time in absorbing the history and beaty of each place, I'd recommend to visit no more that 1 or 2 places in a day (instead of all 3).
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Very fun
    Noa_r
    , Jan 2022
    We went to visit Dracula's castle and more things, it was very fun and the guide was amazing , he explained us everything with details . We enjoyed everything
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Well organised and effective for this big day !
    mathilde_C
    , Dec 2021
    Serban was an amazing guide, and its was precious for this superbig program in a day ! Well organised, funny, optimistic and full of energy ! We pretty recommend to have this experience with his expertise 🙏✨
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    The castles were...
    Yangyang_Z
    , Dec 2021
    The castles were underwhelming and at the price of the tour, should have at least included entry into the castles.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Attentive and...
    DavidJones
    , Dec 2021
    Attentive and knowledgeable tour guide . Nice to arrive at Peles with snow on the ground . Feels like Xmas !
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great trip with Serban
    Aisling_O
    , Nov 2021
    Myself and one friend did this tour with our tour guide Serban. He was very knowledgable and friendly, and tried to accommodate everyone on the trip all day with different requests people had. I would definitely recommend this trip to people looking to see Transylvania and the castles there.
    star-5
    The best, most personalised tour, love it.
    Ewan_C
    , Nov 2021
    I couldn't fault this tour in the slightest, our tour guide made sure we had everything we needed and continued to provide more when she could. She had the greatest knowledge of the history of the castles etc and even when we asked questions she wasn't hesitant to answer... some things we knew from Google she proved wrong so couldn't fault her performance. The timing was perfectly on point so was never late and there were no tourists in the majority of my photos which was great although this was November. Our group only had three people and me and my boyfriend took up two spots but it allowed us to ask more questions which was essential. Stefania we love you your amazing. xxxxxx
    star-5
    We enjoyed and was happy with this tour
    John_N
    , Nov 2021
    We had a good time with Stefania, the tour lady. She is knowledgeable and experienced . We recommend you should book with her.
    star-5
    Dracul
    Ramin_J
    , Oct 2021
    Fantastic experience. Highly professional. Recommended. Roxana was great, courteous and knowledgeable.

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