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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest provided by TravelMaker

Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
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Tour snapshot
Take a hassle-free day trip to the castles of Transylvania from Bucharest 
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Unless you opt to rent a car, the Gothic castles of Transylvania are difficult to reach independently. Travel between medieval landmarks with ease on a day trip to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Brasov, and Peles Castle from Bucharest. In a small group, receive personalized attention from your guide during a walking tour of Brasov and each castle. Gain insight into the fascinating history of Transylvania from a guide guaranteed to enhance your experience. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Travel between Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle with ease
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
What to expect
  • Following departure from a designated meeting point in central Bucharest, arrive at Peles Castle, a neo-Renaissance structure backed by the Carpathian Mountains. On the days Peles Castle is closed (some holidays and seasonally on Mondays and Tuesdays) you visit the imposing Rasnov Citadel. This tour includes all entrance fees for your convenience, and runs in a small group. Take a guided tour of Peles Castle before continuing to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s literary sensation. Learn about the castles’ history from your guide. The next stop is Brasov, home to the Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and a multitude of medieval monuments. Take a guided walking tour before returning to Bucharest by coach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel between Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle with ease
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
What to expect
  • Following departure from a designated meeting point in central Bucharest, arrive at Peles Castle, a neo-Renaissance structure backed by the Carpathian Mountains. On the days Peles Castle is closed (some holidays and seasonally on Mondays and Tuesdays) you visit the imposing Rasnov Citadel. This tour includes all entrance fees for your convenience, and runs in a small group. Take a guided tour of Peles Castle before continuing to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s literary sensation. Learn about the castles’ history from your guide. The next stop is Brasov, home to the Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and a multitude of medieval monuments. Take a guided walking tour before returning to Bucharest by coach.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7806P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board, professional English speaking tour leader
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or minibus with wifi on board
  • Short walking tour of Brasov downtown
  • Audio guides in Spanish, Italian and French available on your phone
  • Guided tour inside of Peles Castle and Bran Castle
  • Guide assistance with ticket purchasing
Exclusions
  • Lunch (there will be a stop for lunch to eat with the group or by yourself)
  • Photo tax (inside of Peles Castle, 35 Lei, optional)
  • Entrance fees at Peles Castle (40 Lei) and Bran Castle (45 Lei)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please find below the pick-up time for these locations: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:30 Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:40 Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, Strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:50 InterContinental Bucharest, Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4, Bucharest, Romania- pick up at 08:00
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14).
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please note that we operate this tour with small groups (maximum 16 people)
  • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide (Italian, Spanish or French)
  • Near public transportation
  • During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Not recommended for people with impaired mobility.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board, professional English speaking tour leader
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or minibus with wifi on board
  • Short walking tour of Brasov downtown
  • Audio guides in Spanish, Italian and French available on your phone
  • Guided tour inside of Peles Castle and Bran Castle
  • Guide assistance with ticket purchasing
Exclusions
  • Lunch (there will be a stop for lunch to eat with the group or by yourself)
  • Photo tax (inside of Peles Castle, 35 Lei, optional)
  • Entrance fees at Peles Castle (40 Lei) and Bran Castle (45 Lei)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please find below the pick-up time for these locations: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:30 Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:40 Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, Strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest, Romania - pick up at 07:50 InterContinental Bucharest, Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4, Bucharest, Romania- pick up at 08:00
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14).
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please note that we operate this tour with small groups (maximum 16 people)
  • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide (Italian, Spanish or French)
  • Near public transportation
  • During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Not recommended for people with impaired mobility.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Peles Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Brasov Historical Center
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jordan W
2 contributions
Absolutely stunning!!! Serban Riga is an amazing tour guide, he made every step of the way feel awesome! We felt like it was really our tour, he was really easy going if we wanted to stay somewhere longer or stop off somewhere to take photos! It's brilliant having someone who knows so much about the beautiful country of Romania!
Written 12 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Louise
8 contributions
Dec. 2021
My boyfriend and I had a lovely trip visiting the Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Brasov. Our guide Serban did an amazing job talking about the places in an interesting way. There was a lot of fun facts about places and items. The Peles Castle is by far the more interesting one, as the Bran Castle (Dracula Castle) is more marketing than a beautiful castle, which Serban also mentioned. The nature surrounding the mountains is stunning and worth the long drive.

He and the driver Peter had a great sense of humor, and it was a fun tour even during transportation. The service was also great and there where room for small toilet breaks during transportation. We were on time during the whole tour and even arrived a bit earlier back in Bucharest as our group was precise with the deadlines given by Serban.

Although there were a lot of mountains (and hair pin turns) Peter was a very professional driver and nobody on the tour got sick.
We would highly recommend taking this tour with Travel Makers (and especially Serban and Peter) to other visitors.
Written 5 January 2022
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Joshua H
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
Dec. 2021
It was fun and very informative experience to go on this trip with Serban. He picked us up right on time and first he drove us around Bucharest explaining the historical significance of several areas of town. He had many stories to tell, and always had a joke to go along with them making the environment in the vehicle very light and fun. On our way to the castles and Brasov he told stories about the history of Romania and had a lot of fun facts to add about eveything we saw.
At Peles he took us through the castle room by room and was able to tell a story about nearly every room we were in, and the same goes for Bran caslte. In Brasov he walked us down to the Christmas markets and let us wander before moving on in the tour.
At the end of the day he made sure to get us as close to our hotel as possible, along with the other folks in the vehicle.
If you are looking for a tour guide to Transylvania that really knows his stuff, Serban is your guy.
If you are Serban's boss, he deserves to have his salary doubled.
Written 3 January 2022
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Jura412
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Great tour, really affordable, Mr. Riga, the tour guide, was great, very knowledgeable, funny, told us the most important things...I would recommend this trip to everyone who have some spare time in Bucharest, and wants to see beautiful castles in Transylvania in one day.
Written 26 December 2021
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שירן חיה א
4 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Serban Riga was an awesome guide, very knowledgable, funny and has the ability to make you intrrsted in the surroundings. We took the day trip to Bran and Peles castles, and we couldnt have made a better choice! Very recommended.
Written 24 December 2021
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Lynn
Avila Beach, CA2 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Serbian Riga was a great (and funny) tour guide. His great sense of humor made the trip enjoyable. The trip is a long day so plan your bathroom breaks accordingly and the amount of water you drink.
Written 19 December 2021
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Jose Antonio D
1 contribution
Sincerely we have a wonderful experience with Stephanie, all was perfect. She explained us all in spanish, with very interesting information about all we saw.
Thanks very much Stephanie for your excellent professionality, We will remember this day forever.
The van was modern and comfortable.
Of course, if we return in the future we will contact again this tours company.
Written 6 December 2021
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Helena Belt
Welwyn Garden City, UK1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I had the lovley Serban Riga for this day trip and he was amazing, so funny so knowledgable. If you’re wondering which company to tour with, this is the one! Fit so much in one day yet I never felt rushed. Amazing .
Written 15 November 2021
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Helen R
92 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
This trip is an essential if you visit Bucharest.We took the tour with One Excellence Tours and our guide was Marius. This is a full day trip. We were picked up promptly from our hotel.
It’s quite a long journey and we did stop at a service station for coffee.. Romanian service stations are a revelation .. nice coffee and very clean toilets!
To be honest we did the tour to see Bran Caste but Peles Castle was beautiful and in some ways the star of the tour. We had a guided tour from Marius and some free time to look around.
Next to Brasov for lunch and a brief tour of the old city. This a picturesque town with a back drop of the autumnal coloured Carpathian Mountains.
The final destination is Bram (Dracula’s) castle. This is a stunning building easier to access that i thought it would be although the entrance hill is quite steep. The views around the mountains are breathtaking as the autumn colours were vibrant and we were fortunate with the sunny weather.
I understand that Dracula is a legend from a book however i was hoping for a scarier visit! This does not stop the real story of the castle being interesting but if you are just going for Dracula you may be a bit disappointed.
The journey back to Bucharest from Bram is about 3 hours.
please be aware you will need to purchase tickets for the venues. Bram you can do online before the trip but you will need cash for Peles.. entrance is about 20 lei.
Marius was an excellent guide and the trip was really worthwhile .. if for nothing else the stunning mountain scenery.
Written 23 October 2021
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Lucinda J
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Jan. 2020
I went to Bucharest as a solo female traveler and wanted to find some way to be able to experience Transylvania without all of the hard work of catching trains! This was perfect. Yes, there is a lot of driving but the scenery is beautiful, and we had wifi on the bus too so I could post all of my photos on social media and send them to friends! We were lucky enough to have Serban Riga as our engaging guide and he was very knowledgeable, he had great facts and fun anecdotes about a lot of little places during our drives which made the few hours driving fun. He was also very good and clear about how much time we had in each place and making sure the group took these time limits seriously, so we were always running to schedule and that meant we could have a quick stop off at a distillery which was a great addition to the trip. Also shout out to our driver who was very nice and drove very safely up on the winding mountain roads which made me feel very safe! Thank you guys, I'll recommend this tour to everyone!
Written 23 March 2020
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Hello there! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in detail, for sure it will be very useful for those who are interested in discovering the wonderland of Transylvania! Isn't Transylvania simply an enchanting and magical place? I appreciate your lovely comments towards our tour, driver and guide, Serban! I will pass your kind thoughts to him and this will put a big smile on his face, as he is very passionate about his work. We are so fortunate to serve nice people like you are and it was a great pleasure to have you on our tours! With gratitude and best wishes! Roxana Adam
Written 28 April 2020
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An amazing one day trip to Transylvania
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Amazing Trip
The only thing better than seeing Peles Castle was our tour guide Serban Riga. So knowledgeable and funny. His Engl
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Great day at the castles
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Fabulous morning with our star guide Serban
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Very good guide and good day trip!
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A perfect personal trip
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Am Interesting Trip Back to 1989
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Awesome
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