Private Tour of Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Old Town

Day Trips & Excursions in Bucharest

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Discover the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and Romania's most famous castles on this private tour. Stop at Peles Castle built by the Royal family and known for its German-Renaissance architecture. Visit Bran Castle best known as Dracula's Castle, an example of medieval architecture. Go to 13th century city of Brasov and step back in time. Spend a full-day exploring on this guided tour.
Begin your private tour with convenient hotel pickup in Bucharest. Drive to the heart of the Carpathian Mountains for spectacular mountain scenery and allow you to discover the most famous castles of Romania, Bran and Peles. Stop at the beautiful Peles Castle, built by the Romanian Royal family at the end of the 19th century as their summer residence in a German-Renaissance architecture style. Visit Bran Castle, which dates back to 1377 and is best-known as Dracula's Castle, from Bram Stoker’s famous novel. Head to the medieval city of Brasov, which will enchant you as you step back in time. Explore the city founded in the early 13th century by the Teutonic Knights and later developed by the Saxons. See historic sites such as the Black Church, Council Square and White Tower. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour. 08.30am: Start time, pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest  08.30am – 10.30am: Drive to Sinaia 10.30am – 12.00pm: Visit Peles Castle 12.00pm – 13.00pm: Drive to Bran Castle 13.00pm – 14.30pm: Optional - Lunch (own expense) 14.30pm – 15.30pm: Visit Bran Castle (moderate walking is necessary) 15.30pm – 16.30pm: Drive to Brasov 16.30pm – 17.30pm: Brasov Walking Tour 17.30pm – 20.30pm: Drive to Bucharest, drop-off at your hotel

What’s included

  • Free Wi-Fi available from hot spot while in the private car
  • Fuel surcharge, parking fees
  • Driver/licensed tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bucharest hotels
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees, the cost for them as follows
  • Peles Castle (ground floor only, 45 minutes) 30 Lei / person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Peles Castle (ground floor + first floor 1h 15 minutes) 60 Lei / person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Peles Castle souvenir photo (extra 35 Lei / per person)
  • Bran Castle (including photo/video pass) 40 Lei / person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Bran Castle exhibition of medieval torture devices (extra 10 RON per person)
  • Foods and drinks


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included