Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest - in Bucharest - LikeALocal Guide

Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

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Transylvania is perhaps one of the most popular places in the world for the legends and mysteries surrounding his paths. On this tour you will discover in a small group the charm of the Castles of Transylvania: Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle(Bran Castle) and the legend of the famous Count Dracula

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
This tour is really a great way to spend your free time while in Romania. Peles Castle is simply amazing, and it is very worth to visit it. In my opinion, Peles is incomparably better than Bran Castle, both from the inside and the outside. That is why I would recommend spending more time there, or maybe even skipping Bran Castle (it is just commercialized)! Bran Castle is beautiful outside, however, I don't think there is anything to see inside. Brasov is a very cute, small town, where I wish we had a bit more time.
And finally, Alex - he is the best tour guide I have met! His knowledge about not only this tour but Romania and history in general is truly admirable! Alex, thank you for the most amazing tour!!! :
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Highlights

  • 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
  • Small Group Tour - max 15 travellers

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Description

Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. On the road you will learn more about Romania's history and culture.

Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Romania: the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.
Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. On the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days,Peles Castle will be seen from the outside

Continue your journey to Bran and listen the real history and the legends of Count Dracula. Visit the famous Bran castle, called also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.

We will continue towards to Brasov where you will have free time to enjoy the old town . Dating from 1520, the City Council Square has been considered the centre of Brasov for hundreds of years. Merchants and craftmen fairs took place here. They came from Transylvania, Wallachia, and even the Near East andEurope. According to the types of merchandise they traded on the side streets of this Square, the streets were called The Wheat Fair, The Cloth Row, The Butnar Fair, The Linen Fair, The Cotton Row or The Coats Fair.

The Square is surrounded by houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-classic style and they once sheltered small shops and warehouses. The Square is dominated by the magnificent building called the Council Hall.
Return to Bucharest.

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What’s included & not included

  • 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 travellers
  • 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)

Meeting point

We pick up from the central area from hotels or appartments.

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

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Alex is the best guide!
This tour is really a great way to spend your free time while in Romania. Peles Castle is simply amazing, and it is very worth to visit it. In my opinion, Peles is incomparably better than Bran Castle, both from the inside and the outside. That is why I would recommend spending more time there, or maybe even skipping Bran Castle (it is just commercialized)! Bran Castle is beautiful outside, however, I don't think there is anything to see inside. Brasov is a very cute, small town, where I wish we had a bit more time.
And finally, Alex - he is the best tour guide I have met! His knowledge about not only this tour but Romania and history in general is truly admirable! Alex, thank you for the most amazing tour!!! :
M
Alexander is sucha great guide!
Everything in the trip was perfect, Alexander is a very caring and patient guide, he told us stories about everything and made us felt very safe at every moment. Thanks for everything buddy!
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