Bran Castle Tour & Piatra Craiului Mountain hike from Bucharest

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110 EUR

This full-day tour first takes you to the famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, and then to the Piatra Craiului National Park for a combination of sightseeing and trekking.

Duration: 13 hours
    Available in
  • English
Our last day in Romania is the trip to Bran castle, Pestera valley and an easy hike to Piatra Craiului. Dan was flexible enough to accomodate our request and arrange our tour with his staff Adrian and Bogdan our guide.

Although it was a rainy day, Our guide made sure we would enjoy the trip and made some planning options along the way in case the weather got worse.

At the end of the day we stayed with the original plan, its only unfortunate that we were not able to reach the camp at the Piatra Craiului due to the weather - Still an enjoyable day, hearing the history of Romania from Bogdan and enjoying the view around Pestera. Romania is definelty a wonderful country to visit! And I highly recommend Dan and his team for a great experience of the Romanian outdoors.
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Highlights

  • Visit Romania’s legendary Bran Castle
  • Admire the picturesque Transylvanian countryside
  • Hike to Curmătura hut in the heart of the Piatra Craiului Mountains

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Description

Bran Castle needs little introduction. Also known as Dracula’s Castle because of the similarity between Bram Stoker’s bloodthirsty vampire and Vlad the Impaler (one of Romania's cruellest rulers who spent several months at Bran), it was initially built as a fortress and, centuries later, became Queen Mary's favourite residence.

After exploring Bran Castle, we’ll enjoy the magic of Piatra Craiului National Park. Our journey will continue with a moderate hike through Zarnesti Gorge and then to Curmătura hut (1470 metres), in the heart of the Piatra Craiului Mountains. Get ready for some beautiful views with meadows, forests, and stunning mountain views.
We'll stop for a quick lunch break at Curmatura and then we will hike back to the car on a different trail.

We’ll return to Bucharest later in the evening.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
  • lunch
  • ticket at the castle

Meeting point

Hotel/hostel (Your hotel/hostel in Bucharest)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

R
Our last day in Romania is the trip to Bran castle, Pestera valley and an easy hike to Piatra Craiului. Dan was flexible enough to accomodate our request and arrange our tour with his staff Adrian and Bogdan our guide.

Although it was a rainy day, Our guide made sure we would enjoy the trip and made some planning options along the way in case the weather got worse.

At the end of the day we stayed with the original plan, its only unfortunate that we were not able to reach the camp at the Piatra Craiului due to the weather - Still an enjoyable day, hearing the history of Romania from Bogdan and enjoying the view around Pestera. Romania is definelty a wonderful country to visit! And I highly recommend Dan and his team for a great experience of the Romanian outdoors.
T
I had a day to explore the Carpathian mountains, but wanted to also see a bit of culture, history, and avoid the crowds. Within 24 hours, Dan had customized a tour for my needs, visiting Bran in the morning and hiking to the ridge of the Piatra Craiului mountains in the afternoon. Mix in an excellent lunch and ample photo opportunities, the tour could not have been planned or executed any better.

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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Wonderful scenery and amazing guide
I went on a day trip to Peles Castle, Pestera village, Magura village and Zarnesti Gorges with Dan and it was definitely a highlight of my trip to Romania!! In a day I was able to see a castle, visit picturesque local villages hidden in the rolling mountains, enjoy some excellent home cooking (all organic!), and also walk through a gorge! It is a unique combination of activities that I can't find from other agencies and is undoubtedly a nice sampler of what Romania has to offer if you don't have a lot of time.

Dan was very helpful starting from the booking process and was always seeking to tailor the trip according to my preferences. While a lot was covered in a day I didn't feel rushed at all and I was able to take my time taking photos or just taking in the spectacular scenery. Dan is knowledgeable, fun and patient and even my many questions about the haystacks couldn't trick him :)

It was great scenery and great company and I definitely hope I can come back again soon for longer hiking trips and to see what new destinations Dan and his team have discovered.

Thanks again Dan!
H
Excellent Scenery and Wonderful Guide!
Worth every penny! Dan was a wonderful and accommodating guide, and is genuinely passionate about showing his beautiful country to the world. The lunch in the countryside was definitely a nice touch.
K
My best day in Romania!
In March I went on a hiking trip with Dan.
I had the most perfect day! I never went hiking in snow before. It was beautifull!!!
thank you Dan.
I didnt only came back with a nice experience or nice pictures (or a funny movie from the top of the mountain)
I also came back with a good friend ^^

Next time I will come for a week!
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