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2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest provided by UnzipRomania Travel

2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest

2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest
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You are invited to discover the medieval city of Brasov and the towns of Bran and Rasnov throughout a 2-day guided tour which will help you to better understand the history and facts behind the legends and of course to have a lot of fun. Take a walk in the narrow medieval streets of the ancient towns and it will make you feel the mysterious atmosphere of the past. Every building has its own story, the walls of the fortresses still display the marks of the turbulent history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8313P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation at 3* Hotel in Brasov
  • Breakfast
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees & Photo / video fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mănăstirea Sinaia
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • 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
  • Child rate applies only when taking the tour with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:
  • 01 Feb - 30 Mar. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 31 Mar - 31 Dec. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays:
  • Orthodox Easter 2020 ​
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 19 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 20 April - Peles Castle is Open
  • Winter Holidays 2020
  • 25 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 28 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 01 Jan 2021 - Peles Castle is Closed ​
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation at 3* Hotel in Brasov
  • Breakfast
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees & Photo / video fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mănăstirea Sinaia
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when taking the tour with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:
  • 01 Feb - 30 Mar. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 31 Mar - 31 Dec. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays:
  • Orthodox Easter 2020 ​
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 19 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 20 April - Peles Castle is Open
  • Winter Holidays 2020
  • 25 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 28 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 01 Jan 2021 - Peles Castle is Closed ​
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
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Day 1
Bucharest - Sinaia Monastery -...
Day 2
Brasov - Bran Castle aka...
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Ryan B
Atlanta, GA723 contributions
Amazing tours!
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This is a top notch company with great employees that you can trust. We planned to stay close to a week in Bucharest and reached out to them several weeks before we left to organize a couple tours. Diana was super helpful answering all our questions, getting the tours reserved and even sent us our confirmations so we felt prepared. We booked two private tours: 2 Day tour of Transylvania and a full day tour of Bulgaria. Our guide for all 3 days was Gabriel and he was fantastic. He was a professional guide and extremely knowledgeable on all elements of history, culture and religion and was also from Romania and had a deep respect for the country that he wanted to pass on. He was also our driver and the transport was a mini-bus that was very clean, comfortable and air conditioned. Both our tours were fantastic and I’ll share a little about both:
-2 Day tour of Transylvania. This was the highlight of our trip. We were picked up at our hotel at 0730 and began our journey towards Brasov. The great thing about a private tour is that the itinerary is customizable and you must remember that some sites are closed on certain days. We spent a fair amount of time driving and in the morning we visited a large fortification in Rasov that was amazing. Early afternoon we went to a ski resort for lunch that had a spectacular mountain view of Bran castle. This was key because when you visit the castle there aren’t many vantage points to offer you good photos of the entire castle. We visited the castle after lunch and time to explore afterwards – it was an amazing medieval castle also called Dracula’s castle. After that we made our way to Brasov and had a 1 hour walking tour of the village where Gabriel showed us the Black Church and several other sites. As part of the cost of the tour our hotel in Brasov was included at the Bella Muzica which is right on the main square perfectly located. There Gabriel took his leave and we spent the night at the restaurants and bars and returned to the hotel later. The hotel is very historic and perfect for a 1 night stay. Gabriel then picked us up in the morning and we headed out to visit a couple different sites including a fortified church and a monastery. The main site the second day was Peles Castle which was an amazing fully restored castle that used to be the summer residence for royalty. It is absolutely beautiful and we spent much time touring it and learning its history from Gabriel. We were then returned to our hotel in Bucharest that evening. This tour company also will do a 1 day castle tour where you see both Bran and Peles castles in 1 day, but I highly recommend the 2 day tour so you can enjoy yourself, see more of Transylvania and stay overnight in Brasov which is a beautiful little town.
-Full day Bulgaria: My wife and I had never been to Bulgaria and wanted to see it while we were so close. Gabriel picked us up in our hotel early morning and we drove to the border to go through customs. It took us about a little over an hour to drive to the border and then about 45 minutes to go through customs due to all the truck driver traffic. From there we went to see a monastery that was carved into the side of a mountain. This is a UNESCO heritage site and was very beautiful. TIP – bring mosquito spray! From there we went Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s old medieval capital to see the ruins of the old city, fortress and a beautiful church overlooking the town. This was amazing and also involved a fair amount of walking. Separately we also stopped an ancient church that was made to look like a barn to hide it’s true nature while Bulgaria was occupied hundreds of years ago. After a great day of touring Gabriel drove us back through customs (only took 10 minutes coming back) and dropped us at the hotel. This was about a 12 hour day and well worth it.
Overall we had an amazing time. The tours made for great photos and we learned so much from Gabriel about the history of these countries that it was well worth the time. We highly recommend this company and especially these tours.
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debbie T
Manassas, VA8 contributions
My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolut
Jun. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolutely wonderful. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable about history and the area. Most importantly he shared with us what life in Romania is like. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Morne S
7 contributions
3 Days of bliss
May 2019 • Couples
We had only 3 days to see the highlights of Transylvania, visit the Bear Sanctuary and sights of Bucharest. Diana was extremely helpful and patient and helped us plan our dream 3-day trip, which enabled us to see everything we wanted in such a short trip. She combined different tours for us, which all worked out great. Christian picked us up from the airport to transfer us to our hotel and had animated stories to tell. The next morning Lucian picked us up and we started our road trip. He English was very good and he knew a lot about the history of not only the places we visited, but also about the country. Even though we experienced some rain and was unable to travel with the cable car in Brasov due to the rain, it did not deter of any of the trip or fun we had. At the end of our trip, Lucian dropped us off at the airport and sadly our trip was over. Diana is an absolute gem.
Written 15 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PaulaB170571
Trentham, Australia3 contributions
The BEST way to see Romania
Oct. 2018 • Couples
My partner and I had only three days to see some of Romania before we needed to return to Bucharest. Everything was organised with Diana before we left Australia and it all worked seamlessly from there. Our guide, the incredibly knowledgeable and friendly Lucian met us at our hotel in Bucharest at 7.30am on the first day. We instantly felt comfortable with him – we were all swapping stories and laughing even before we'd left the city limits. First stop was Peles Castle, a beautifully preserved 19th century castle built by the first king of Romania. This was the highlight of our Transylvania tour – Lucian gets you there early enough to avoid the crowds and the extended tour is really worth it, particularly to see the former royal family's more private quarters.
After this, we drove through the mountains to Brasov, a lovely small city, where we ate a traditional lunch near the market square and sipped Romanian plum brandy. Lucian organised our accommodation at a boutique hotel in the centre of town, and after lunch we just did our own thing. We had a great time exploring the old town and catching the cable car to the top of the nearby mountain.
Next day Lucian took us to the incredible Rasnov Fortress to learn some more about Romanian history and take in the magnificent views from the top. After this we went to the famous Bran Castle. Lucien warned us it would be crowded and it was... we shuffled through its rooms in a long line of people and there wasn't that much to see on the inside (no original furniture, for example). On reflection, it is the exterior that is most imposing and I would recommend avoiding the crowds and just taking in the castle from the park at the bottom and then going to get to some lunch!
On our way home, and just out of Bucharest, we stopped off at a small monastery on an island (legend has it that Vlad the Impaler is buried there). This was not necessarily on the list of things to do on the tour but Lucian suggested it as a low-key substitute for the Sinaia Monastery (we were a bit too tired to take that one in).
I absolutely recommend UnZip Romania to anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery and historic buildings in Transylvania, learn about Romanian history and culture, eat delicious local food and above all, spend time with a great guy. Thanks for the experience!
Written 4 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carole D
1 contribution
2 day tour of Transylvania from Bucharest
Sep. 2018 • Friends
We had a fantastic tour with our guide Gabriel. He really made the trip special doing the inside tours himself instead of handing us off to the groups. Made a world of difference. He is extremely knowledgeable of Romania at all levels. I can highly recommend him and would request him if ever booking another tour. This company obviously only hires the best.
Written 27 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

193carsonn
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
2-day tour of Transylvania from Bucharest
Sep. 2018 • Friends
Fantastic 2-day trip to Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Brasov, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle - and a scenic drive back to Bucharest through the mountains. Stunning. Our tour guide Gabriel was superb. Did all the tours himself - did not hand us off to other guides when we arrived at the destinations. He knows everything about the venues and Romanian history - and his passion for his country was evident. Best tour guide ever! Can highly recommend him.
Written 21 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Colin L
1 contribution
Tour of Transylvania
Jun. 2018 • Couples
We booked a two day Transylvania tour from Unzip Romania and though the price was extremely cheap, and were expecting a mini van with two other couples at least. Imagine how surprised I was when the tour guide showed up in an immaculate VW sedan for just the two of us. Lucian was unbelievable, so helpful in finding the traditional foods and great accommodation. His knowledge of the history and safe driving made our trip a great experience. Coming from Western Australia, I would not attempt to drive myself in Bucharest, and I thanked my lucky stars for his driving skills.

My only advise would be to avoid school holiday times as the main attractions are extremely congested during these times. But I would really recommend Unzip Romania and will book with them if I get a chance to come back.
Written 26 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelpal600
Tucker, GA161 contributions
Great overview of the region
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Lucien was a great guide from start to finish. He picked us up on time, the van was clean, and he was willing to stop whenever and wherever we wanted to stop. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Romania
Written 7 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

unclemike333
13 contributions
Wonderful trip!
Apr. 2018 • Friends
I have long been interested in seeing Transylvania, having read and heard about it for years (and seen depictions, real and imaginary, in movies). So my brother and I decided that this year we would travel to Romania. I looked through a number of possibilities and settled on the private tour of Romania through Viator. My brother and I were treated like royalty. First, Diana sent a very helpful and informative e-mail concerning the tour in particular and Romania in general. Then, Gaby came and picked us up, navigated the jam-packed streets of Bucharest at rush hour and described to us what we were passing. He altered the schedule because of weather so our outdoor-intensive day would not be spoiled by rain. He explained the significance of everything we drove past, such as Snagov, Ploesti, and the towns on the way to Bran. He guided us through Bran Castle and let us wander at will through the fortress at Rasnov, then showed us the highlights of the Old City of Brasov, explaining the significance of the architecture, the various gates, the artwork. The following day he gave us private tours of Peles Castle and the nearby monastery, getting us ahead of and past large tour groups. And knowing of my interest in Snagov, he detoured there on the way back to show us the famous island monastery. I highly recommend Gaby for his kindness and also for his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Romania. I would highly recommend UnzipRomania to anyone wishing to visit this part of the world.
Written 27 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheRealLisaBain
Boise, ID125 contributions
One of my favorite tours ever
Apr. 2018 • Solo
This was my first private tour, and I've been travelling Europe for the last eight months. The pick up and drop off at the apartment I'd rented was super convenient. My guide, Gabriel, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I learned more about Romanian history in two days than I thought possible, but without getting bored. Gabriel was flexible and we were able to make adjustments to the itinerary based on weather and things I was interested in. In two days we covered Bran, Brasov, Rasnov and Prejmer, but at a pace that was both comfortable and enjoyable, and allowed for ample free time to enjoy Brasov in the evening.

The hotel in Brasov (Bella Muzica) was clean with excellent service, and all of the meals Gabriel suggested throughout the tour were delicious.

I will definitely contact UnZip Romania again to design a custom tour the next time I'm in Romania. Multumesc Gabriel for sharing your country with me!
Written 9 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Unzip Romania is the best way to see this wonderful country
We count ourselves fortunate to have selected Unzip Romania for our introduction to this beautiful country. Our gui
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Bran's castle
Diana and Christian were amazing!! They are wonderful with an amazing grasp of the English language!! Highly recomm
The5MRanch
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Really beats another bus!
This is the way to go! Much better than another bus ride for a number of reasons including being able to customize
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A very special day in a beautiful area of Romania spent with an awesome guide Christian!
This day trip was a wonderful end to a week long river cruise! The tours of the castles were excellent beyond our
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Day tour of Transylvania Castles 👍🏻
Beautiful day tour of Castles of Transylvania with an excellent guide, Cristi. He was extremely knowledgeable and
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It was a wonderful day with an outstanding guide (Christian was awesome)
Christian was an outstanding tour guide. He took us through the history, fun stories, and he did it with a smile on
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Recommended trip for families with kids
This trip was great, in one day we got to see two of the most famous and rich castles in Romania and then got the c
barbst1234
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Great Day
Gabriel was our guide and drove us on the day seeing both Bran and Peles castles. He was on time collecting us fro
kaersch
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Very nice daytrip!
We were a group of three and booked the privat daytrip to the transalvanian castles (Bran & Peles) to get a good fi
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Castle day tour
Great private tour! We had limited time due to a flight in the evening and were able to see both Brun and Pelles ca
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Transylvania 3 days private tour
The experience was fantastic. Gaby was our guide and he is a very knowledgeable and pleasant person. Everything was
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Great Tour Awesome Guide
Our guide and driver, Gabriel, made all the difference and is what made the tour great. We were two adults and the
NZPCS
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Fascinating Romania
This tour far exceeded our expectations - for two reasons: Romania turns to be fascinating, and Gabriel is the best
Υρώ Μ
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Excellent!
We found Unzipromania through viator.com They were very helpful with our trip. They send all the details we needed
KellieSpark
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Pefect from start to finish!
The amazing Diana helped me set our tour up via email from Australia and was just a dream to deal with - it was ver
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