Choose one of the top Dracula's Castle excursions to discover the intriguing area of Transylvania. This day tour from Bucharest takes you to the Valahia area, where you'll see Peles Castle in Sinaia, known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". From here, the group will travel to Bran Castle in Transylvania, where the legend of Count Dracula is kept alive all year. Bran Castle, a mysterious mountaintop fortification built in the 13th century, is one of Romania's most well-known sites.
The next stop on your day tour is a Brasov walking tour, which is a guided tour throughout a stunning medieval city encircled by the towering Carpathian Mountains. This Brasov city trip will include stops to the Black Church and Council Square, as well as time to explore, shop, and eat.
Dracula's Castle tour will allow you to experience Transylvania's unique appeal, and we guarantee you a day full of adventure you will never forget!
Pick-up from your accommodation in Bucharest
Services of a professional local tour guide
Walking tour and free time in Brasov
What's Not Included
Entry - Black Church (6 euro/adult). The arrival at this point will be after the opening hours.
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Public transportation options are available nearby
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Please be aware that Peles Castle and Pelisor Castle are closed for cleaning, 2 days/week (on every Monday & Tuesday). These 2 attractions will be visited only from outside in those days.
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Carol I of Hohenzollern – Sigmaringen, Romania's first King, built the Peles fortress between 1873 and 1914. It was utilized as a vacation residence by 1883, the year of its opening. The castle was transformed and enlarged between 1890 and 1914, under the guidance of Czech architect Karel Liman, who is regarded the major architect.
With two exceptions, the neo-Ottoman and neo-Rococo styles, the German neo-Renaissance style provides both exterior and interior aesthetic dominance in the initial shape (1883). Fundamental alterations to the volumes, façades, and interiors in the second stage (1890-1914) broadened the prior stylistic spectrum, fitting the castle to Historicism's architectural plurality.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Bran Castle is a slender stronghold with tile roofs that was built in the 14th century and is located near Brasov, Romania. It commands the lush hills on the outskirts of the Little Carpathians, a subrange of Romania's major chain.
The Bran castle was built in the 14th century as a fortification to protect the inhabitants and landlords of the lowlands beyond the Bucegi Mountains, but it is best known for being the home of Dracula, the legendary vampire.
It's the ideal location for a vampire lord. It has solid walls with narrow holes for archers and cannons, iron grates over portals, and secret corridors. It is tall, turreted, red-roofed, and contains a large guard tower.
Over decades of war with the Ottoman Empire, the Bran castle had to be repaired and refurbished. The white-washed walls of the high-ceilinged rooms were once covered with brilliant-hued carpets from Moldavia's northern regions, and the two wide interior courtyards were once flower beds.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Brasov Historical Center
Brasov is one of Romania's most popular tourist destinations, surrounded by the peaks of the Southern Carpathians and brimming with gothic, baroque, and Renaissance architecture, as well as a plethora of historical monuments.
Brasov, one of the seven walled citadels* founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and populated by the Saxons, emits a particular medieval air and has been utilized as a setting in numerous modern period films.
The city's location at the crossroads of commercial routes connecting the Ottoman Empire and western Europe, combined with tax exemptions, allowed Saxon merchants to amass significant riches and exert political power in the region.
The city's German name, Kronstadt, as well as its Latin name, Corona, which means Crown City, reflected this (hence, the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots).
According to medieval custom, fortifications were built around the city and gradually expanded.
Admission Ticket Free
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Biserica Neagră, also known as the Black Church (German: Schwarze Kirche; Romanian: Biserica Neagră; Hungarian: Fekete templom), is a church in Brașov, Romania.
It was built by the city's German community and is the country's most prominent Gothic-style landmark, as well as the largest and most important Lutheran (Evangelical Church of the Augustan Confession in Romania) place of worship.
A widespread fallacy is that the Black Church was sooted by the 1689 Brașov fire, which gave it its name.
However, research conducted in the twenty-first century have shown no evidence of fire devastation; the cathedral was simply blackened as a result of pollution after Brașov became an industrial city in the nineteenth century.  Furthermore, the term "Black Church" was not coined until the late 1800s.
The building cannot be visited inside, only outside, for this tour!
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