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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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Overview
Unless you opt to rent a car, the Gothic castles of Transylvania are difficult to reach independently. Travel between medieval landmarks with ease on a day trip to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Brasov, and Peles Castle from Bucharest. In a small group, receive personalized attention from your guide during a walking tour of Brasov and each castle. Gain insight into the fascinating history of Transylvania from a guide guaranteed to enhance your experience. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
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You'll start at
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București 010292, RomaniaMeeting point in Bucharest: in front of the Romanian Atheneum, on the alley between the small garden the the parking lot (Benjamin Franklin Parking)
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    Peles Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Brasov Historical Center
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București 010292, RomaniaMeeting point in Bucharest: in front of the Romanian Atheneum, on the alley between the small garden the the parking lot (Benjamin Franklin Parking)
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Highlights
  • Take a hassle-free day trip to the castles of Transylvania from Bucharest 
  • Travel between Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle with ease
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
  • All entrance fees are included
What to Expect
Following departure from a designated meeting point in central Bucharest, arrive at Peles Castle, a neo-Renaissance structure backed by the Carpathian Mountains. On the days Peles Castle is closed (some holidays and seasonally on Mondays and Tuesdays) you visit the imposing Rasnov Citadel. This tour includes all entrance fees for your convenience, and runs in a small group. Take a guided tour of Peles Castle before continuing to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s literary sensation. Learn about the castles’ history from your guide. The next stop is Brasov, home to the Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and a multitude of medieval monuments. Take a guided walking tour before returning to Bucharest by coach.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București 010292, Romania
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board, professional English speaking tour leader
  • Entrance fee to Peles Castle (Ground Floor) or Cantacuzino Castle when Peles Castle is closed
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minivan or minibus with wifi on board
  • Short walking tour of Brasov downtown
  • Audio guides in Spanish, Italian and French available on your phone
  • Entrance fee for Bran Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Exclusions
  • Lunch (there will be a stop for lunch to eat with the group or by yourself)
  • Photo tax (inside of Peles Castle, 35 Lei, optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. On the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that we operate this tour with small groups (maximum 16 people)
  • Near public transportation
  • Please put a note in your reservation if you require an audio guide (Italian, Spanish or French)
  • During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.
  • Not recommended for people with impaired mobility.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lucinda J wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom
I went to Bucharest as a solo female traveler and wanted to find some way to be able to experience Transylvania without all of the hard work of catching trains! This was perfect. Yes, there is a lot of driving but the scenery is beautiful, and we had wifi on the bus too so I
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Roxana A, Manager at Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
Responded 28 Apr 2020
Hello there! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in detail, for sure it will be very useful for those who are interested in discovering the wonderland of Transylvania! Isn't Transylvania simply an enchanting and magical place? I appreciate your lovely comments towards our tour, driver and guide, Serban! I will pass your kind thoughts to him and this will put a big smile on his face, as he is very passionate about his work. We are so fortunate to serve nice people like you are and it was a great pleasure to have you on our tours! With gratitude and best wishes! Roxana Adam
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Louis L wrote a review Mar 2020
Our tour was amazing! We visited during the low season, but we had great weather and plenty of time to see all the sites! Serban Riga was incredible, he was well Informed and gave us plenty of Information, but a sense of humor and enthusiasm! He helped us find the best places
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Dan7750, Manager at Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such beautiful feedback for your tour with Serban. We are happy to hear that everything went as planned, and you had a great trip to the castles and Transylvania. We hope to see again in Romania soon. Best wishes from Bucharest!
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Leann Drury wrote a review Mar 2020
Madeira, Portugal
We had such a great time on our tour! We had plenty of time to explore both castles and take countless photos. Our guide, Serban, was the best. He was friendly, hilarious, and very informative! Would definitely recommend him and this company for tours!
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Response from Roxana A, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
Responded 9 Apr 2020
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! I am thrilled to know that Serban took such good care of you, we also consider that we are lucky to have him in our team! :) It was a pleasure to show you a little bit of Romania, and we hope to see you again soon for more beautiful places to explore! Kind wishes from the TravelMaker team! Roxana Adam
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Rachael C wrote a review Feb 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom
We were picked up promptly and had a informative, chatty journey to our first destination (Peles Castle). Throughout the trip Serban (our guide) told us so much valuable and interesting information about the history of Romania. He was able to answer all of my questions. When we
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Response from Roxana A, Manager at Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
Responded 25 May 2020
Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and nice feedback! We are glad that you had a lovely experience in Romania and I’m happy to find out that Serban has exceeded your expectations. I hope to have you back to Romania soon to explore more exciting destinations. Thank you on behalf of Serban and our entire team! All the best from Bucharest! Roxana Adam
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elaineconnor2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide Şerban was enthusiastic, friendly, kind and very helpful. He made us feel really welcome and was extremely knowledgable about each area that we visited (Also - very funny!). We had a fantastic time and we are incredibly grateful to him
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Roxana A, Manager at Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest
Responded 14 May 2020
Hi there, Many thanks for visiting and for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to read that you had a fun and thrilling time with us! I will let Serban know about the kind words about him. He always has so many stories to tell. :) Again, we really appreciate your feedback and we would love to have you back on our tours sometime! With gratitude and best wishes, Roxana Adam
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It was a nice tour including visits to the Ceausescu Palace and the Parliament Building. The Travelmaker Guide, Ms.
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Pick up was at 8am and the driver boogey was on time.A very friendly and informative guide nothing was to much trou
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Blame it on the Boogie!
We had an amazing full-day trip to Transylvania with our awesome guide Boogie. He was friendly, informative, and ma
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Laura L
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Excellent Tour
Very interesring tour. Boogie is very informative and friendly and made the history of the city very interesting.
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Wonderful trip
We loved our trip to Transylvania so much thst we are definitely going to return! TravelMaker are a great travel co
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Very Personal, Informative and Enjoyable Tour
Our tour guide, Laura Boeriu, was great. She was waiting for us in our hotel lobby at the scheduled time. She fle
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Fantastic tour
This tour is a great introduction to Bucharest and its history. Laura, my guide, was really knowledgeable and manag
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Unforgettable tour with Serban
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2 castles in one day
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Good
The trip was not what we want, it was a historical trip, the company didn't say that, but what made the trip good,
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Related first hand experience, from tour guide's mother's experience.
Sincere answers to our questions. Knowledgeable and articulate.Personal experiences as well as that of her mother
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Professionals
Very well done Serban Riga guide 👍❤️ Very quickly everything and on time. Professionals Thank you 🙏
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Two castles in one day
The excursion is worth the money you pay. Laura, the tourist guide, is very informative with the sights you visit.
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Excellent full day tour. Thank you Serban Riga
Great trip. Very good value. Serban Riga was a great host - full of knowledge and very friendly. Would thoroughly r
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