A Taste of Transylvania: Bran Castle, Peleș Palace & Medieval Brasov

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Three different eras. A king’s palace. A vampire’s castle. A Teutonic city. Leave busy Bucharest behind and cross the Carpathian Mountains on a private day trip that you won’t easily forget!

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English
A friend and I recently went to Romania for three days, one of which was spent on a tour of Transylvania with Unveil Romania. Our guides were Mihai and Olivia, the founders of Unveil Romania. Both made us feel like we were among friends and were able to give us a truly fantastic experience exploring Romanian culture. Would absolutely recommend!
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Highlights

  • Visit Peleș Palace – the private retreat of the Romanian royal family
  • Discover Bran Castle also known as "home of Dracula"
  • Explore Brasov's medieval Old Town

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Description

Leave busy Bucharest behind on a day trip that you won’t easily forget! First off, go royal! Step into the shoes of kings and queens, and explore Peleș Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family.

The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant terraced gardens add even more charm to this majestic 19th-century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers, and a royal armoury.

Next, you’ll go even further back in time to the late Middle Ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant that has guarded the passage to Transylvania since the 14th century.

Count Dracula vs. Prince Vlad the Impaler. Facts vs. fiction. Explore the castle, its outdoor village museum, and the House of Horrors.

The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy started by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a mix of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses, and inns.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Private transportation by car
  • Professional English-speaking guide and driver
  • Flexibility – the itinerary may be customised
  • Entry fees for the castles (around €12)
  • Lunch and snacks

Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Bucharest. Please specify hotel name or pick-up address when booking.

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

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Taste of Transylvania private tour
A friend and I recently went to Romania for three days, one of which was spent on a tour of Transylvania with Unveil Romania. Our guides were Mihai and Olivia, the founders of Unveil Romania. Both made us feel like we were among friends and were able to give us a truly fantastic experience exploring Romanian culture. Would absolutely recommend!
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A taste of Transylvania – a great day trip from Bucharest
Me and a small group of friends went on this tour last month on a sunny Sunday morning – the perfect day to get away from Bucharest, admire the Transylvanian countryside and learn a bit more about Bran & Peles castles. Even though traffic was a bit hectic that weekend, our guide & driver kept us entertained with a lot of interesting facts about the history of the sites and the surroundings.
Later during the day, he had a funny way of presenting Bran Castle, confronting facts with fiction and the figure of Vlad the Impaler with that of Dracula. The last stop of the day was in Brasov where, after seeing the fortifications and admiring the city from atop the White Tower, we stopped for dinner at a lovely traditional restaurant. It was a very nice day and I would highly recommend this tour!

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5.0/5

Good cultural tour
The Village Museum open air museum was really good and my guide was very knowledgeable. The timing was good as my tour beat the rush. It was busier at the end. The wine tasting was also really good. I sampled a few different wines with traditional snacks. Again my guide was bvery knowledgeable about the wines and the region that they came from. When the tasting was over, I asked my guide if he could drop me off at the nearby History Museum, which he did.
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Carpathian off-road
Great customised private tour through the Carpathian mountains.

The trip included; off-roading through the mud, hiking through a valley next to a beautiful river, walking around gorgeous lakes, meeting locals sheepherders with their animals, snowball fight on top of a mountain, amazing views, exploring the caves and a great lunch!

We had two amazing tour guides that were super friendly, happy and were happy to answer any questions.

Great experience, definitely worth it to see the beauty of Romania!
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Great evening learning about (and tasting) Romanian wines
Mihai (Michael) picked me up on time from my hotel and we went to Bucharest’s first wine bar. Our host provided lots of information about the history of wine-making in Romania, what happened during the communist era, and what's happening now. He shared his enthusiasm for wine-making with us, and I learnt a lot about the climate, science and economics of wine.

The wines were great and we got to sample many glasses. I bought a lovely bottle of Pinot, though was under no pressure to do so. The traditional sausages and cheeses that accompanied the wine were very nice, too. Totally unhurried and with all questions answered. Highly recommended!
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Tour operated by: Unveil Romania