Fully private tour to famous destinations in Romania: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & the medieval town of Brasov - 13 hours
Get this day trip from Bucharest covering top Romanian attractions with your personal guide and enjoying the comfort of your own private car!
This tour includes essential Romanian landmarks: Peles Castle, emblematic of the Romanian royalty, considered one of the most beautiful European Princely palaces; the fabulous Bran Castle, famous due to its connection with Count Dracula character; and the fine medieval town of Brasov, all of them in the scenic natural setting of the Carpathian Mountains.
If Peles Castle is not open (generally on Mondays) we can still get there, see it from the exterior and take pictures, and we will take advantage of the extra time in Brasov.
In case you are more than 4 people and need a larger vehicle I can arrange for a minivan.
Please be aware that the tour takes normally around 13 hrs, in which 7 hrs is the driving. On weekends, holidays, and generally the peak season (June-August) traffic congestion or even traffic jams may occur, resulting in delays - one hour or more.
Set off from Bucharest heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania - arrival in Sinaia, a popular mountain resort two hours north of Bucharest - visit the Peles Castle in Sinaia, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family - lunch at a fine traditional Romanian restaurant where you can sample typical Romanian dishes and local wines - transfer to Bran, visit Bran Castle and learn the true story of Dracula - the tour continues to the Saxon medieval town of Brasov - short introduction to the city followed by a stroll around The Council Square, Brasov's medieval main square, and a refreshing drink at one of the pavement terraces - return to Bucharest
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel/airport
End location: At your hotel/airport/place of choice
Duration: 13 hours
Traffic, bad weather conditions, road closures may influence tour duration
Transport by personal car, a Volkswagen Golf, fabrication year 2017, fully insured, air conditioned
Estimated Local Cash Needed
265 RON - Consider around 265 RON/person (or 67 USD/person) for the following:
- 30 RON/adult the admission fee to Peles Castle
- 40 RON/adult the admission fee to Bran Castle (reduced tickets available for seniors age 65+ and students with proper ID)
- around 100 RON/person for food and drinks during the day (you may use credit cards as well -Master Card or Visa; American Express may not be accepted)
- optional photo fee 35 RON/camera at Peles Castle
- optional film fee 60 RON/camera at Peles Castle
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Cristina was dependable and on time for our tour. She has a passion for history and we learned a lot about the history of Romania by traveling with her for 13 hours on this tour to Transylvania. Even though we were stuck in a traffic jam because of road repairs on the way to Bran Castle, she modified our tour with good humor. We strolled around Brasov found it to be a charming city. It was a long day but we would not have experienced it so well without Cristina's knowledge of the old town.