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Bran and Peles Castle Day Trip
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Bran and Peles Castle Day Trip

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US$ 67.30
US$ 44.50
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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.

Panoramic views of Bran
Visiting Bran Castle
Inside Peles Castle
Historic centre of Brasov
Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle
Dracula's Castle
Peles Castle from above
Colourful houses in Brasov
Peles Castle

Bran and Peles Castle Day Trip

After being picked up from your hotel in Bucharest, you'll head north through the mythical forests of Transylvania.

Our first stop takes place in 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.

We'll then head to the historic city of Brașov, where we'll take a walking tour around its picturesque old quarter. After our guided tour, you'll have 1 hour of free time to have lunch in this beautiful city.

Once you've had lunch, we'll go to Bran's Castle. Inside, we'll learn about ne of Romania's most famous characters, Vlad "The Impaler", a sinister character from the 15th century. This figure inspired the famous Bram Stoker novel, "Dracula". We'll remember the parts of the story that'll 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 Transylvania.

After exploring Bran's Castle, we'll start our return journey back to Bucharest and admire the delightful scenic views from the vehicle.

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.

Itinerary Changes

Peles Castle is closed on Mondays. If you do your tour on a Monday, instead of visiting the inside, we'll see Peles Castle from the outside and, as an added plus, we'll visit an exhibition on medieval torture instruments in Bran.

The itinerary is subject to change depending on traffic and the season.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 17 years old Children under 4
English language guided tour
US$ 67.30
US$ 61.60
not permitted

English language guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 67.30
  • Children between 4 and 17 years old

    US$ 61.60
  • Children under 4

    not permitted

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

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Duration

12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Pick up and drop off at hotel or meeting point.

Car or minibus transport.

English speaking guide.

34% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Lunch.

Tickets to Peles Castle: 6 (US$ 6.80) per person.

Tickets to Bran Castle: 8 (US$ 9.10) per person.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 67.30
US$ 44.50
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.