This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles.
Itinerary Dracula Castle and Royal Castle Peles in one day (12 hours)
Bucharest – Sinaia: Visit Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia – General Exhibition standard tour 1 hour
Sinaia – Bran: Visit Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle)
Bran – Brasov: Walking tour of Brasov downtown
Brasov – Bucharest
The tour will start in the morning at your hotel. At 08:00 am leave Bucharest and head to Transylvania.
Stop first in Sinaia mountain resort, considered the “Pearl of the Carpathians” and visit Sinaia castle, known as Peles castle. Erected between 1873 and 1914, the monument has been the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family, and it is the most visited museum in Romania. You will visit the ground floor exhibition and see the Hall of Honor, The Weapons Room, the Music Room, the Library, the King’s office, and many others. At the end of the visit, enjoy some free time in the gardens of the castle and admire the beautiful mountain scenery that surrounds this place.
Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s castle. Dating from the 14th century, it has has been serving for ages as a military fortress controlling the entry route to Transylvania, and it is nowadays frequently associated with Dracula’s myth.
Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Brasov, a typical medieval city. Known as Kronstadt, under its German name, the town was founded in the 13th century by the Saxon community and developed as a trade settlement at the crossroads between Orient and Occident. You will stop in the Council Square and start a short walking tour in the Old Town. You will learn more about the story of the Saxons in Transylvania, admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture, see the Black Church (symbolic building of the city – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street.
During the official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual, so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 – 10 pm).
Tour type group shared tour by minibus/bus
Price 59 euro per adult
Operating Days 23, 26 and 27 October 2019
Starting time 8.00 AM.
Duration around 12 hours
Departure point pick-up & drop-off at InterContinental Hotel
Included Transport by minibus/bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fees
Not included Lunch (around 50 lei per person) – there will be a stop on the way to eat together or separately