11 -- 12 hours

Two Castles in One Day Tour

Tour ID: P1075


Peles and Bran castles + Brasov old town,
guaranteed departure day-trip starting in Bucharest

Itinerary: Bucharest -- Sinaia -- Bran -- Brasov -- Bucharest

You will meet the guide and other travelers between 07:30 – 08:00 am at the pick-up points mentioned above.
At 08:00 am, you will leave Bucharest, heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania.The first stop is Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, where you will visit Peles Castle – the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family.
Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s castle.
Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Brasov, a typical medieval city. You will stop in Council Square and start a quick 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 (city’s landmark – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe – the Rope Street.
Return to Bucharest

Transportation: Small group shared tour by car or minibus/van

Departure time: 
~ JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, 90 Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest city - pick-up at 07:30
~ Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, strada Episcopiei 1-3, Bucharest city - pick-up at 07:40
~ Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town, strada Doamnei 12, Bucharest city - pick-up at 07:50
~ Grand Hotel Bucharest (former Intercontinental), bulevard Balcescu Nicolae 4, Bucharest city - pick-up at 08:00
Duration: 11 to12 hours (normal traffic conditions)

Price includes:
~ Transportation by A/C van or minibus or car,
~ certified English-speaking guide

Price excludes :
~ Meals or drinks. There will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together with the group or individually
~ Entrance fees (50 lei - Peles castle and 45 lei - Bran castle)

Cancellation policy : for a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the activity starts

Tour Highlights

~ Small Group Tour for a more personal and intimate experience. A chance to discover the secrets of Transylvania while making new friends.

~ Friendly, Experienced Guide: Feel welcome, relaxed, and able to enjoy the tour to its fullest. Ask your burning questions and learn from your knowledgeable guide.

~ Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family and the most visited castle in Romania.

~ Discover the famous Bran castle also known as Dracula’s castle; It is considered that Bram Stocker’s novel was inspired by Bran Castle and Vlad the Impaler, one of the cruelest ruler of the Walachia region of Romania.

~ Have a guided walking tour of Brasov, with its medieval streets and admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture of a typical Transilvanian city.

~ Taste the delicious Romanian traditional food - meals are not included, but you will have a lunch break and some excellent restaurants to choose from.

Know before you book

~ This tour from Bucharest to Bran Castle & Peles Castle is not suitable for families with children under 7 and people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. We strongly recommend booking a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.

~ If you need a free audio-guide in Spanish, Italian, or French, please add a note to your reservation. The audio-guide is working on your smartphone, and we will send you instructions to install it.

~ Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from September to March. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, we will visit Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni.

~ 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).

~ During the summer (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov, and the last one will be in Bran.

This tour is available, every day, year-round
except Ortodox Easter Sunday (date varies) and Christmas Day (December 25).
Dates of Orthodox Easter Sunday:
2023: April 16

Trip duration:  11 to 12 hours (normal traffic conditions). 

Tour price:
69 Euros / adult
49 Euros / child (7 y.o. to 12 y.o.) - November through February

Groups discounts : 5% for 3 people, 8% for 4 or more people traveling together (call us for a discount code)

To check available dates and make a reservation on-line:
~ select “Book this Tour” (right column)
~ select your month/date of travel (using the arrow below the navy band - top)
~ on the bottom of the pop-up calendar click on Departure Time ‘case’
(it becomes navy when you point the mouse on it)
~ instructions for payment will follow