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Itinerary
We set off from Bucharest and head to Sinaia following the scenic Prahova Valley. Upon arrival in Sinaia, called "Pearl of the Carpathians" due to the beauty of its natural setting and the elegance of its architecture, visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family and emblematic of the Romanian Royalty. Leaving the castle head to the 300 years old Sinaia Monastery, the historic soul of the city of Sinaia and precious monument of Romanian Art.

Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle built as a fortress - The "Dracula's Castle" - for the citizens of Brasov with view to defend the city. Prince Vlad used the Castle as a general headquarters during his incursions in Transylvania. For many years, it has been an interesting medieval art museum. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stoker's Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to built the Citadel. Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count. After the visit you will enjoy time at leisure in the souvenir market.

After a short drive you will reach the city of Brasov. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. In this city, we are surrounded by legends of vampires and medieval stories. Here you will enjoy a walking tour through the old town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hircher House and the baroque style building from the Austro-Hungarian times. During the walking tour you will pass by the Black Church, the largest Gothic cathedral between Vienna and Istanbul.

Start driving back to Bucharest in the late afternoon.
Locations visited
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle
Eastern European Experience
Overview
This day tour includes unique tourist attractions in Romania: Sinaia with its Peles Castle, emblem of the Romanian royalty, a highly valuable historical and artistic monument, the fascinating Bran Castle, wrapped in the legend of Count Dracula, one of the most visited cities in Romania - Brasov. Find out why Sinaia bears the name of the holy mount Sinai and find out the legends that cover Bran & Brasov area.
Highlights
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Reviewed 3 May 2018
The best tour I have been on - private tour including two castles and Brasov

Theo was our guide and was brilliant, so interesting and informative but knew when to be quiet (a skill many guides don't have!). we started at 0715 to minimise the traffic and went to Peles Castle which was fabulous, from there we moved to Bran...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018
Romania for real

On this 12 hour trip from Bucharest our guide, Chris, took us to the marvel of Peles Palace in the pretty ski-ing town of Sinaia. The palace rates as one of the most beautiful sites in Europe I have visited. Then on to Bran Castle,...More

Thank KiwiSuisse
Stefan M, Owner at Eastern European Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear KiwiSuisse, Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Brasov. We are working really hard on selecting our guides and Chris is one of our best guide...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile
A true learning tour

After being presented different offers in the hotel we decided to book with this company at the recommendation of our receptionist Alex. We were picked up in a brand new minivan and together with 4 others we left for our Transylvania adventure. Soon we realized...More

Thank CarrieCrew
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience !!!

Traveled to Dracula’s Castle with this company and we cannot say enough of how much we have enjoyed it! Our local guide Stefan brought history to life with fun facts and interesting topics. He even took us on separate guided tour in the Peles Castle,...More

Thank TallyRodney
Reviewed 21 January 2018
Excellent value for money

Last week we took a day trip out of Bucharest at the recommendation of our hotel reception with Eastern European Experience and it was well worth it. Our guide Alex gave us a private tour even in the castles where the other groups had free...More

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