Dracula and Peles Castle in One Day Trip
Leave Bucharest behind for the mountains, traditions, and medieval legends of Transylvania. Combine visits to two of the top attractions in the Prahova Valley—Peles Castle and Bran Castle—on this single one trip from Bucharest.
On this day tour, journey into the shadows of the Carpathians, where tales of Dracula linger inside the Gothic towers of Bran Castle. You’ll also visit fairy tale Peles Castle in Sinaia, tucked into the forest and ranked among Europe’s most beautiful palaces.
Total duration of the tour is 11-12 hours.
Inclusions : hotel pick up and drop off, bottled water, driver/guide - English speaker, personal and luggage insurance, live commentary on board, WI-FI on board, parking fees, road taxes.
Exclusions: entrance fee, meals and drinks.
The itinerary for Dracula and Peles Castle trip is the following:
Our trip starts from Bucharest, and in about 2 hours you will be in Sinaia City where you will visit the first castle :Peles Castle.The town was named after Sinaia Monastery of 1695, around which it was built. The monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai.King Carol I of Romania built his summer home, Peleș Castle, near the town in the late nineteenth century. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe.Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The electricity was produced by the castle's own plant.The castle has a theater room with 60 seats, the glass ceiling of the hall of fame is mobile, driven by an electric motor and since 1883 it benefited of central heating. The first movie projection in Romania is reported to have taken place in this room.
Typically,you will spend here about 1.5 - 2 hours. Entrance fee is not included and is around 10 euros per person.
Bran - Dracula's Castle
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 Stocker's Dracula. Surrounded by towers and ramparts, this “pugnacious little fortress”, as Queen Marie called it, is a truly stunning castle, especially against the beautiful background dominated by the Carpathian Mountains. Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timber rooms, many connected by underground passages, which house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
In the evening you will be back in Bucharest.
Typically, you will spend here about 1.5 - 2 hours. Entrance fee is not included and is around 10 euros per person.