Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park from Bucharest

Day Trips & Excursions in Zărnesţi

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Tour description provided by Viator

This one day tour first takes you to the spooky Bran castle or also known as Dracula's Castle, and then go for a combination of sightseeing and trekking around Piatra Craiului National Park.
Bran castle needs little introduction. Also known as Dracula's castle, because of the similarity between Stoker's blood thirsty vampire and Vlad the Impaler (one of Romania's cruellest rulers, who was at Bran for a few months), it was initially built as a fortress, and centuries later, it became Queen Mary's favourite residence.The next highlight are the scenic Transylvanian villages, Pestera and Magura, a true paradise for photographers. The journey will continue with trekking in the heart of Piatra Craiului, up to Curmatura hut (1470 m).Itinerary & visits:Bucharest - Bran castle (visit) - Pestera village ( lunch) - drive to Magura village - Zarnesti gorges - trekking up to Curmatura hut for approx. 2 hrs - return to Zarnesti gorges on a different route (approx. 2 hrs) - Bucharest.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Piatra Craiului National Park

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service