Transylvania, a Gothic land of lore and legend, cannot be missed during your stay in Romanian. Departing from Bucharest, this 10-hour tour of Bran’s Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and Brasov gives you the chance to tick off top Transylvania attractions in only one day. Highlights include Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family, Bran’s Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and the medieval city of Brasov. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people, includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov.
- 10-hour tour of Transylvania highlights, including Bran's Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Brasov, from Bucharest
- Tour offers a comprehensive overview of Transylvania, perfect for travellers with limited time
- Visit Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family, and travel through Prahova Valley
- Delve into legends of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler during a tour of Bran's Castle (Dracula's Castle)
- Explore the medieval city of Brasov
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people
At 8am, your tour kicks off with pickup at your Bucharest hotel. During the 2.5-hour journey through Transylvania, you’ll pass through Prahova Valley, considered one of Romania’s most beautiful natural regions.
Then, disembark at Peles Castle, a Neo-Renaissance gem commissioned as a summer residence by a wealthy Romanian king, and tour the highlights of its 160 rooms.
Proceed to Bran’s Castle (Dracula’s Castle), a Gothic masterpiece complete with rust-red turrets and imposing stone walls, and learn about why the landmark is strongly associated with Bram Stoker’s legendary Gothic monster, Dracula.
Your next stop is the medieval city of Brasov, where you’ll visit important landmarks such as the Black Church, Romanian’s largest Gothic church, and Brasov’s picturesque main square.
Spend free time exploring the city and then, after reconvening with your guide at a prearranged time, relax during the journey back to Bucharest.
Please see the Itinerary section for important information regarding the opening times of landmarks.
• On Mondays, Peles castle is closed, so Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between September 15 and May 15, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Rasnov citadel will be visited instead
• Between May 15 and September 15, Peles castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead
• Between November 2 and December 1, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelisor Castle
• During the official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9pm - 10pm)