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Offered in: English


Spend a full day discovering the legends and beauty of Transylvania on a private castle tour from Bucharest. Visit the former summer home of the Romanian royal family at Peles Castle, a storybook estate tucked into the forest and decked out in elegant period furnishings. Then, explore the region's darker side at Gothic Bran Castle, aptly nicknamed 'Dracula's Castle' thanks to its spooky atmosphere fit for a count. End the day with a guided tour of medieval Brasov, a charming Saxon town rich in history.
  • Private, full-day tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Brasov
  • Visit two of Transylvania's most legendary castles
  • Walk in the footsteps of Romanian royalty at elegant Peles Castle
  • Get creeped out at Bran Castle, better known as 'Dracula's Castle'
  • Tour the Black Church and the other highlights of Brasov's medieval old town
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Jun 2018

Being the first time I had organised a tour in a foreign country from Australia I was a little nervous about how it would go. Shouldnt have worried as we were in really good hands! Mihai couldnt do the tour personally so he arranged for Florin to pick us up at our hotel in Bucharest at 8.00 a.m. We arrived in the lobby about ten minutes early to find him waiting for us. Florin spoke very good English, was a non-smoker, the car was clean and comfortable, he provided bottled water and off we went. Florin provided a great commentary throughout the journey. We learned so much about Romania. The scenery was beautiful and we were lucky to see a shepherd with his flock of sheep and maremma dog crossing the road. Being a public holiday in Bucharest the highway was very busy but Florin knew where to divert to avoid the traffic and we had a great side trip through a lovely mountain village. We visit the beautiful Peles Castle and then the Sinai Monastery and stopped for a coffee and delicious Romanian cakes at a nearby cafe before heading off to Bran Castle. At each stop Florin explained the history, the architecture and the significance of the buildings. We had a late lunch in Brasov where Florin encouraged us to try some Romanian foods which we thoroughly enjoyed. Brasov was also well worth the visit. It was a wonderful days touring and we didnt arrive back to our hotel until about 9.00 p.m. The beauty of a private tour meant that we could be flexible with the schedule and with what we wanted to see. Id have no hesitation in recommending this tour and this company. Our expectations were very much exceeded and the three of us were very satisfied customers!

, Mar 2018

Our original guide with Viator was unavailable so Adrian was our guide for the day.
On the day the snow was really bad , we didnt think we would be taking the tour but at 8.00 am prompt Adrian arrived. Adrian is a mine of information, polite and courteous.
We would definitely use Adrian again when we return to Bucharest.

, Feb 2018

Alex was a wonderful guide we will definitely come book with you again and tell our friends . Very knowledgeable and great personality. Thank you so much .

, Nov 2017

An amazing trip from Bucharest to Pelisor Castle, Brasov, and Bran Castle. Our guide Mihai, whose English is excellent, was extremely knowledgeable and shared wonderful information with us. Nicholaus, our driver, was safe, very pleasant, and also knowledgeable and eager to share information with us. The larger Peles Castle was closed for the month of November, but we enjoyed the smaller Pelisor castle. This was a long day trip, due to traffic, and we arrived in Brasov after dark. We loved the trip, however, and would recommend it to others.

, May 2017

Mihai was reliable, his car was very clean, his driving was excellent and he had a very
calm manner. He was knowledgable and able to answer all our questions about the area and
the history behind everything we were seeing. He spoke excellent English and he was patient
and we never felt rushed. He kindly had us rest while he went to get his car, he gave us time to
shop, and then offered to carry our purchases. He selected a restaurant with wonderful Romanian
food and we had a leisurely lunch. We spent about 12 hours together and had a wonderful
day. Mihai would be my first choice if we need a guide to take us on a 1 or several days
trip - if we ever return to Romania. You cannot go wrong and I would highly recommend Mihai
to my friends and family.

, Feb 2017

A great day made even more interesting by Mihai our driver who had a borad knowldge of his country and was very informative

, Dec 2016

Mihai is the man! Start to end, this was an excellent tour! Started 8:30 sharp from my hotel, and we first stopped in Sinaia to tour Peleș Castle, then stopped for some pictures of the beautiful Carpathian Mountains. Next stop was Bran to tour Bran's castle, which we followed up with a nice lunch of traditional Romanian food. From there we stopped off for a few pictures in Râșnov, and finally ended with a walking tour of Brașov. Mihai was full of information about the region and the history of Romania. We chatted for 10 of the 12 hours of the trip I fell asleep on the way back. If I ever make it back to Romania which I believe I will I am going to hire Mihai to take me around again!

, Nov 2016

The tour was very enjoyable. I recommend the visit.

, Nov 2016

Our private full day tour to Transylvania was everything we hoped for! We were a group of four - two moms with teenage daughters. Our guide, Mihai, was extremely accommodating. He picked us up on time at the hotel even a little early at our request in a very nice Mercedes van. He went over the itinerary for the day and we went on our way. He explained the history of Romania and the importance of the two castles we were about to see. Both castles were spectacular, each in their own way. We ate a delicious Romanian lunch, after which, Mihai was gracious enough to allow the four of us some shopping time. Transylvania is a beautiful part of Romania with an interesting and diverse history. The city of Brasov was beautiful and worth the stop. It was a really long day, but well worth it. Mihai is a very friendly, attentive and fun tour guide. He's very knowledgeable and speaks wonderful English. I highly recommend this tour and Mihai as your guide.

, Nov 2016

Fantastic tour!!! Our tour guide is Mihai he contacted us before our actual tour to confirm time of pick up and given us highlights of our 1 day tour. So before the actual tour started our expectation was running high with enthusiasm. Mihai informed us that on this day Tuesday Pales Castle is closed but we can walk around and take pictures. Everything about this tour is very educational as we traveled from city to city. Mihai is wonderful and he has a wealth of knowledge about his country and it's history. The knowledge Mihai imparted to us is eyes opening. Mihai is great driver, He made sure we are comfortable with temperatures in his car and made sure that we stop for snacks and to stretch our legs. Bran/Dracula castle was very interesting and educational and here is where my eyes opened to facts and myth of the castle itself. Brasov Medieval City is beautiful with an awe inspiring church architectures that made me feel humbled to behold such Grandeur. We definitely recommend Mihai on this tour. He has goes above and beyond to ensure that we enjoy every minutes of our tour with him and during our stay in Romania. If you love various food you would not be disappointed with Romanians food and it is very inexpensive. Our regret is that we did not get to see inside of Pales Castle but that okay because we will return another time and hope that Viator will grant us Mihai as our private tour guide again. Thank you Viator and thank you Mihai!!!

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