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Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania
Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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Wander through Transylvania’s historic castles on this private day trip from Bucharest. See for yourself why Transylvania’s castles have amassed such an infamous reputation. Follow your knowledgeable guide through mysterious corridors, up spooky stairwells and into potentially haunted rooms. Along the way, you’ll learn the real stories behind these mythical buildings. See Bran Castle, where the legend of Dracula still lingers, and Peles Castle in Sinaia set in the enchanting Carpathian Mountains.
  • A private day trip of Transylvania’s castles from Bucharest
  • Learn about the history from an expert local guide
  • Explore the cities of Sinaia, Bran, and Brasov
  • Admire the stunning Carpathian Mountains and Peles Castle
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned car / van
English-speaking licensed guide and driver
Assistance during the entire tour
Entrance & Photo fees

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will be meeting you in the hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Peles Castle is closed on the following dates: ​
  • 27 Sep 2021 - 10 May 2022. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 11 May 2022 - Sep 2022. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays: ​
  • Orthodox Easter 2022
  • 24 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • Travel safely with us!
  • Traveling with us means that you are taking a 100% private tour! It will be only you and your family / friends.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after each tour.
  • You will have one person (guide/driver) guiding you in order to minimize risks. The health of our guides is verified daily and they all wear protection masks and gloves.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY UnzipRomania Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest.
What is the policy on sanitization during Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest.

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  • "Don't look for coffins and vampires, they're not in this castle." See review


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Transylvania a must while visiting Romania!
, Nov 2021
Amazing tour with a few bumps in the road, literally! Booked a private tour and were not informed that another couple would be joining us. They were lovely and very nice to spend the day with, but late for every assigned time to leave for the next location. Hence why we booked a private tour. The roads are very windy and Translvania is 2.5 hours from Bucharest. Many times it felt like we were with a formula one driver. Seriously, nice guy, but very dangerous on these roads. The sites on this tour are worth the drive, Bran Castle is unique and the village is very beautiful. Eat at the "Food Truck/Wagon" La Trasura Cu Bucate (delicous food cooked on grill in front of you). Brasov is a lovely town to walk around. Delicious baked goods, eateries, and shopping. Next stop, Peles Castle is magnificent. Very ornate and beautiful to walk around. Take your time in both castles for there is much to see and experience. Our guide was very helpful (since he speaks Romanian) in ascertaining our PCR results from the lab! We do suggest this tour for it is a beautiful part of Romania!
Wonderful Day in Transylvania
, Oct 2021
Great day. We were afraid it would be overly tiring as we had a transfer to the airport the next morning at 3:30 but it was actually a pretty easy full day tour. Our driver/guide recommended a restaurant in Brasov which was very good. The interior of Peles Castle was closed but we enjoyed the beautiful grounds. Bran Castle itself was very impressive. The day tour gave us an opportunity to see more of Romania than our river cruise and day in Bucharest. Well worth it.
Guide was very...
, Sep 2021
Guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Thank you for all the information and facts related to our tour. Driving was difficult but our driver managed to navigate the roads really well.
Very interesting and worthwhile
, Aug 2021
The trip itself is very interesting and the order is quite logical as the tour wraps up in Brasov square where we were able to relax and have a good meal. It is suitable with children however when reaching Bran castle the weather became quite cold and we were not prepared for that. Our tour guide, Claudio, was amazing! Very helpful and very knowledgeable of his country. We enjoyed this tour alot, so far it is the highlight of our trip to Romania.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very good
, Jul 2021
Very nice trip, claudio was very polite and helphful. The mini Van was comfortable. Be prepared for traffic at some Points of the road.
Castles of Transylvania
, Feb 2020
Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Brasov - excellent day tour with our guide Gabriel who was very welcoming and knowledgeable.
Memories for a lifetime
, Nov 2019
We had a limited time to try and see as much of Romania as possible and believe me, this tour delivered. Gabriel picked us up at 7:30 sharp and spent the next 14 hours driving, entertaining and educating us about the country and the places we visited. He has an amazing memory for dates and interesting facts. Be warned, it is a long day and in hindsight we probably should have spent the night in Brasov to make it less hectic. But Gabriel made an exhausting day fly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Dracula Tour that doesn’t suck
, Oct 2019
This tour was more entertaining than we were expecting. Our tour guide, Christian, brought the fun along with all the knowledge. We loved his open candor about all things. It was refreshing, Some people may find going to Dracula’s castle as cheesy but we loved it. It gave us an opportunity to see other parts of Romania and We would recommend it to anybody traveling here. The highlight for our group was Brasov, a quaint medical town. We did a private tour and happy we did that because Christian was super flexible about what we saw and did. He was open to making updates depending on our goals. It’s worth it he just be warned you’re in the car for a long time. If you get Christian it’ll feel like no time because he’s so damn entertaining
2 travelers found this review helpful
Private Tour Bran and Peles Castles
, Sep 2019
we had a wonderful day with our driver Claudio, he was very informative about the trip as he was a Brasov local.
Perfect Transylvania Tour
, Aug 2019
This was the best tour of Transylvania we've ever done and our tour guide was simply the best! Picked up early so we had loads of time at each location and to cater for all the road works (plus single lane roads) and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing Peles & Bran again. Cristian was amazing, she got us on to an English tour almost as soon as we'd arrived, which saved us queuing and we had loads of time to have morning tea in the Castle gardens. Next stop Bran Castle and again plenty of time and straight through without queues (the benefit of being on a private tour, it is well worth it if you're undecided). It really was great to have an early start as we got to see things we previously didn't have time for, as well as a short time shopping in the markets in front of the castle which are pretty cool. Our last stop in Brasov offered a cool insight to a former citadel city and we got to walk the narrowest street in Romania, soak up the sights, sounds & atmosphere in the main square, eat some freshly made ice-cream and just all-round we had a great day and experienced some of the highlights of Romania. Thanks for a great day Cristian!

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