Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Day Trips & Excursions in Bucharest

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Visit Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle on a private day trip from Bucharest.Legend has it that Count Dracula lived in a castle in Transylvania. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and perched high atop a rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to imposing towers the myth created around Bram Stocker's 'Dracula'. Discover the enchanting mountain region of the Carpathian Mountains and the cities of Sinaia, Bran and Brasov.
Itinerary: 07.30am: Start time, pick-up from your centrally located hotel 07.30am – 09.30am: Drive to Sinaia 09.30am – 11.00am: Visit Peles Castle 11.00am – 12.00pm: Drive to Bran Castle 12.00pm – 01.30pm: Lunch (own expense) 01.30pm – 03.00pm: Visit Bran Castle  03.15pm – 03.45pm: Drive to Brasov 03.45pm – 5.00pm: Brasov Walking Tour 5.00pm – 7.30pm: Drive to Bucharest, drop-off at your hotel Peles Castle: Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), it is often considered one of the most beautiful castles in all of Europe. In the natural back drops of the Carpathian Mountains the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture. Bran Castle: Also known as the 'Castle of Dracula' - Discover one of the most famous sights in Romania, a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century. The legend about Dracula, Bram Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks, Vlad started organizing the state and enforcing the law by applying death penalty and impaling all those he considered enemies. After a delicious Romanian lunch (own expense) continue with a walking tour in the historical center of Brasov. Brasov Tour highlights : Council Square, Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Rope Street - the narrowest street in Romania and one of the skinniest in the world, Palace of Justice and the City Hall. Please note: Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this sites will be substituted for Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.  *Peles Castle is closed on the following dates: 08 April 2018 - Orthodox Easter 16 May - 15 Sept: closed on Mondays 16 Sep - 15 May: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays 30 Oct - 30 Nov 2017: Peles Castle is closed the entire period for restoration works.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • English-speaking licensed guide and driver

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Photo fees (for taking photos at the castles)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience