Delve deep into the beautiful mountain landscapes of Transylvania and Wallachia on this full-day trip from Bucharest. Explore the mystical Bran, known as Dracula's Castle and the Peles palace-castle.
After being picked up from your hotel in Bucharest, you'll head north through the mythical forests of Transylvania.
Our first stop takes blace in the Bran Castle, where you'll learn the story of one of Romania's most famous characters, Vlad "The Impaler", a sinister character from the 15th century, which inspired the famous Bram Stoker novel, "Dracula". We'll remember the parts of the story that will help us to understand the development of the myth, as well as how this character became an icon of popular culture and a symbol of Romania.
With the tour of Bran complete, we'll stop nearby to relax with 60 minutes of free time to eat lunch. then we'll make our way to Sinaia, a mountainous region of Wallachia, where we'll visit the imposing Peles castle. Its palatial halls were used by the Romanian royal family as their summer residence, and we'll tour the wide halls, beautifully decorated according to taste at the end of the 19th Century, when King Carol I began its construction.
Pick Up Time and Schedule
The excursion includes pick up in the main hotels and hostels in Bucharest from 7:30 am. If your hotel is outside this area, we'll offer you an alternative meet point.
When making your reservation, if your hotel includes an exact pick-up time we'll pass to pick you up then. If not, we'll contact you before the tour to confirm your pick-up time.
- Children under 4 years old are not permitted on this tour.
From 30th September to 26th November 2019, Peles Castle will be undergoing maintenance and conservation works. During this time, the visit to the castle will be as follows:
- Tuesdays: We'll see Peles Castle from the outside and, as an added plus, we'll visit an exhibition on medieval torture instruments in Bran.
- Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: We'll visit Peles Castle from the outside and then, we'll visit Pelisor Castle, which is located at the same complex.
English language guided tour
Seniors over 65 years oldUS$ 81.7
Students between 8 and 25 years oldUS$ 81.7
Children between 4 and 8 years oldUS$ 44.2
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
English speaking guide.
Tickets for Bran (Dracula's) Castle.
Tickets to Peles Castle.
Round trip transport.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Does the bus have a bathroom?
A - No, but we do make bathroom stops during the journey.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).