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1-Day Castles Tour from Bucharest

1 day tour available from Bucharest or Brasov

Availability

from Thursday to Sunday
All year round
Available only from Bucharest or Brasov

Time

around 12 hours

Distance

400 km

Group size

small group 2-10 people or private

Price range

50-80 Euro/person

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Tour Description

With 1-Day Castles Tour from Bucharest, you will have the chance to discover two unique castles and one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Transylvania. This tour is also known as the: “two Castles tour from Bucharest” or “Dracula’s castle’s tour“.

In our journey, we will be covering 3 top tourist attractions in one day and we have to be prepared. There is a high chance that we will also experience some waiting queues, as “Dracula’s castle tour“ is a very popular destination. However, we will use our experience and we will do our best to avoid waiting for too long.

Another possible scenario that we have to keep in mind is potential traffic issues, which will delay considerably our tour time, so before starting our journey together, we are expecting a lot of flexibility and cooperation from your end as well.

We recommend “1-Day Castles Tour from Bucharest” tour if you are in Bucharest and you want to discover something new, if you are on a city break, business trip or you want to visit some of the top tourist destinations in a very short period of time.

We will guarantee you that you will be impressed with what Romania has to offer as well as all the history behind it. You will be surprised by how different everything is in Romania and how much of it’s story remained almost intact over time.

Itinerary

Bucharest

Peles Castle

Bran Castle

Brasov

Bucharest

Start

Bucharest

Start: The trip will start in Bucharest where we will pick you up from you location (your hotel or nearby area). We will head north towards the highest peaks of the Carpathians Mountains, the natural border which separates Transylvania from the rest of the historical regions of Romania.

1st Stop

Peles Castle

We will have our first stop in a town called Sinaia, known in the past as the Pearl of the Carpathians (perla Carpaților). Here we will have our first destination and discover the Peleș Castle.
What is interesting to mention is that even if the Peleș Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, people outside of the country get to hear about it only when they are planning a trip to Romania.
To dive a little bit into its history and its unique features:
The Peleș Castle was built between 1875 - 1914 as a summer residence for the regal Hohenzollern Sigmaringen family. At a glance, the castle from the outside, stands out because of its beautiful, unique architecture but its real particular features can be seen inside, where a harmonious blend of proper different architectural styles from Europe and from the Oriental world bind together.

2nd Stop

Bran Castle

While leaving Sinaia behind, we will immediately step on Transylvania’s territory. Here, we will be arriving at the most exciting destination by a lot of travelers: The Bran Castle or Dracula's Castle.
If by any chance, you find yourself being a huge fan of Bram Stoker’s novel or you discovered “Dracula” from different cinematografic representations, we will make sure, to offer you a brand new perspective.
You will discover historical insights related to Vlad the Impaler (Țepeș) and the history of the castle which starts over 800 years before and it’s mainly related to the crusades as well as to the Teutonic Knights.
The Teutonic Knights were trying to stop the barbarian invasions towards the catholic world and everything surround this sensitive subject at that time. They were also colonizing Transylvania from the “sași” - a german ethnic group: (Siebenbürger Sachsen) starting with the XII century.
Dracula’s castle tour is definitely one of the most know and exciting attractions to many travelers that come to Romania. Travelers are astonished by the new perspective they gain when arriving on these Transylvanian territories and a lot of them find this tour mysterious and educative at the same time.

3rd Stop

Brasov

In the last part of the day, you will get to discover on your own the medieval fortified city of Brașov and all it has to offer. Brașov represents the entry in medieval Transylvania, positioned on the commercial route which ties the Middle East to important cities from Central Europe.
At the crossroads of the 3 provinces, Brașov, was for centuries, the most powerful center of merchants from the Transylvanian area and one of the main markets of goods from this corner of Europe.

Arrival

Bucharest

After seeing all the destinations that our tour has to offer, our journey will end where it started. We will return to Bucharest and we will drop you off at your pickup location or in the center of Bucharest. (based on your preference)
Also, you can choose to remain in Brașov if it’s more convenient for your travel plan.

Price

€80 / person

Discount for group reservations:
€65 / person – 4 persons
€60 / person – 6 persons
€55 / person – 8 persons
€50 / person – 10 persons

Other discounts:
50% Off discount for children between 7-12 years old.
Families with children under 7 years old, will need to contact us for a private tour

The price includes:

  • Free pick up/drop off from/to your hotel
  • Transport by car/minibus
  • Professional english speaking tour guide

The price does not include:

  • Entrance fees: – 40 Lei/person (€8.5) for Bran Castle
  • 30 Lei/person (€6.5) for Peleș Castle
  • Lunch – around 50 Lei (€10)

Tour FAQ

How do we know you are a legitimate business?

To avoid frauds and for your own safety please visit the official website of the Romanian Ministry of Tourism and choose only a licensed tour operator.

Boutique Romania, property of Explore Bucovina Travel and Tours SRL is a fully licensed tour operator (license no. 1454) and insured (inssurance no. 2996) and all our tour guides are professional licensed tour guides.

Is this a private or a group tour?

Usually this is a small group tour, but by specific requests, we can provide you a private tour.

At what time does the tour start?

In order to avoid the traffic the best time to start this tour is 08.00.

Which are the pick-up and drop-off places?

We can pick-up/dop-off you from your hotel/adress or in the nearby area.

How long does the tour take?

The tour takes approximately 12 hours.

When do I have to pay?

If you book a day tour you don't have to pay in advance. You just have to inform us about the pick-up place and time and you will pay in cash on the spot when you will start the tour.

If you dont want to use cash you can pay with paypal at least 3 days in advance or bank transfer at least 7 days in advance.

What currency can we use?

For our tours, we accept both Euro and the local currency known as: Leu or Ron.
For all the other expenses (eg:entrance fees, lunch, souvenirs) we recommend you use the local currency.

When is the best time of the year to visit Romania?

We recommend visiting Romania all year round.
All four season bring a unique touch to Romania that should not be missed.

The entrance fees are included in the tour price?

No, the entrance fees are not included in the tour price. You will have to pay them on the spot. The entrance fee is 30 Ron (6.5E) for Peles Castle and 10 Ron (8,5 E) for Bran Castle.

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