Full day tour in Transylvania: Brasov City, Dracula and Peles Castle
Leave Bucharest behind for the mountains, traditions, and medieval legends of Transylvania. A personal driver and guide make it easy to visit all of these top attractions in one legendary day trip.
Combine visits to two of the top attractions in the Prahova Valley—Peles Castle and Bran Castle—on this single full-day tour from Bucharest. On this private day trip, 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. Additionally, you'll visit Brasov City and the Black Church with the benefit of guided commentary.
Inclusions :accommodation, breakfast, 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.
The itinerary 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. 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.
Typically, travelers spend here 1- 1.5 hours, entrance fee is not included and is around 10 euros per person.
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.Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula.
Typically, you will spend here 1.5- 2 hours, entrance fee is not included and is around 10 euros per person.
Brasov Historical Center
Brasov is home to one of the narrowest streets in Europe. The Rope Street (Strada Sforii) is approximately four feet wide and, was initially used as an access route by firefighters. Stroll around the old Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului) where you can admire colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures.
Typically, you will spend here 1 hours, there is no entrance fee.
Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), the largest Gothic church in Romania.The Black Church is not only an interesting historical edifice, but also a great place to visit for the legend of a boy who died tragically or for the bullets that can be seen in the walls of the church. Black Church may seem dark and foreboding, but the building is nothing to fear. Step inside, and you’ll find a magnificent trove of cultural treasures.