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Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water while on tour
    • Professional guide
    • Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Photo fees at museums
    • Phone calls
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved on uneven surfaces
    • Peles Castle is closed as following: 12 May - 15 Sept: closed on Monday; 16 Sep - 15 May: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; 03 Nov - 02 Dec: Peles Castles is closed for a full month for cleaning & restoration. Other sites can be visited instead
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked this trip through our hotel for approximately 85 euros. We met our guide Adrian at the Hilton in the old town and from the start he was very friendly and knowledgeable. There was 5 of us on the trip and he took the time to answer all our questions and give us plenty of
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    First time visiting Romania and this company made the experience easy to book, travel and see outside Bucharest. Arrived on time, very nice host and overall fantastic day (castle experience was phenomenal) Thanks again Alin!
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    Our guide Alim was amazing ! His historical knowledge was stunning the castles where spectacular . I would highly recommend this tour
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    Response from stefanmoto, General Manager at Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
    Responded 5 Sep 2019
    Dear Customer, Thank you for your kind words. Indeed, Alin is an amazing guide with great historical knowledge. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip!
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    We had a great day and our guide was fantastic the castles were interesting and our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable
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    Response from stefanmoto, General Manager at Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
    Responded 5 Sep 2019
    Thank you for you kind words! We wish you many more exciting trips!
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    great trip with Sorin, really insightful tour guide. Very accomaditing with the pickup in the morning as well. Will deffo reccomend to friends. Great mix of people on the trip as well.
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    Response from stefanmoto, General Manager at Private Day Trip to Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
    Responded 5 Sep 2019
    Thank you for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the trip, as well as the time spent with Sorin and the other tourists. We hope to see you again soon!
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    By: Eastern European Experience
    383 reviews
    GlobeTrotting774570
    94
    Fantastic
    Fabulous day don’t miss it , Adrian our driver and guide was superb , lots of great information. A must do trip ,
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    209debb
    Wollongbar, Australia
    41
    A Wonderful welcome to Romania
    We booked this tour for our first day in Romania and it did not disappoint. Alin, our driver was so passionate and
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    llasan
    Barcelona, Spain
    102
    Nice trip!
    The tour was as expected. We were 7 people in the car. Adin (sorry if I miss-spell the name) was very punctual for
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    CHEEKY45
    Hong Kong, China
    35
    Amazing and magical trip with Eastern European Experience
    This is the first time I do a day trip with a travel agency. I must say I'm very impressed with the professinaliam
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    sarahj752
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    1118
    Didn’t get what we paid for
    The tour was due to depart from our central Bucharest hotel at 7.30am; I purposely chose this pickup time as our
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    PanagiotisKa
    10
    Review
    Our trip was perfect. Our guide Adrian was very friendly and such a good driver. He was also describing us every
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    terry246
    Melbourne, Australia
    6131
    OUTSTANDING GUIDE
    Adrian picked us up on time at the hotel. Extremely friendly, examplained every part of the day in detail addding
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    lukeherlihy
    London, United Kingdom
    85
    Entertaining day in the snow
    My fiance and I were part of a small group of 8 people (plus our guide Vlad) who did the day trip between
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    Poolguy11
    10
    Don't believe the advertisement
    They say in the ad that they pick up at all hotels in Bucharest. This is not true! The actual pick up point is a
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    CARPGL
    Brisbane, Australia
    30
    A 'must do' tour!
    I spent a day or two in Bucharest doing other tours and learning about the Royal Family, Romanian history and
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    Ziza N
    20
    Amazing tour in castles and brasov by our guide adrian
    I highly recommend this tour. Our guide adrian was very helpful and joyfull.. we had an english speaking
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    halangse
    Athens, Greece
    20
    GREAT !!!
    Very beautiful places, a lot of history and a very knowledgeable and professional guide - Adrian. Thank you !
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    V2604PCannaf
    51
    Great day trip with very nice guide
    A brilliant small group tour to Peles castle, Brasov and Bran with a brilliant guide called Adrian. Adrian was
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    Geo S
    21
    Great experience
    We had a perfect day trip to Dracula castle and peles castle with the best tour guide Sorin. Sorin explained us
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    GEORGIATH205
    Lavrio, Greece
    4331
    Amazing day trip!
    We had a perfect day in Transylvania! Our tour guide was Sorin and he was amazing! He knows everything And he is a
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