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The Gothic landmarks of Transylvania are dark, dramatic, and dispersed throughout the region’s mountainous landscapes. Travel with ease between three Transylvania highlights, including Peles Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), on this private full-day tour from Bucharest. Delve into legends of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, and visit Brasov’s Black Church, an imposing 13th-century church. On this private tour, hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov are included.
On the morning of your tour, board a private vehicle at your Bucharest hotel and discuss the day’s itinerary with your personal guide. During the 2.5-hour journey towards Transylvania, you’ll pass through the unspoiled landscapes of the Prahova Valley to Sinaia, home to Peles Castle.
On arrival at the Neo-Renaissance wonder, built in the 19th-century for the Romanian royal family, explore some of the castle’s 160 rooms, all of which are adorned with luxurious upholstery and antique furniture. Admire an array of styles, including Gothic, Baroque, and French Rococo, before you proceed to Bran’s Castle.
Arguably the crowning architectural feature of Transylvania, Bran’s Castle boasts rusted-red turrets and imposing stonewalls. As you explore, hear of how Vlad the Impaler was incarcerated in the dungeons and learn of the castle’s associations with Bram Stoker’s legendary monster, Dracula.
Then, continue to Brasov to visit the Black Church, a medieval landmark constructed in the 13th century. Hear of its resilient defiance of attacks before you return to your private vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Brasov hotel.
Alex picked us up from our hotel and gave us a wonderful history lesson on our way up to the castles. We enjoyed Bran and Peles Castles and the town of Brasov. We were a few days ahead of our tours on our riverboat cruise and knocked out these 3 places so that we could have a chance to see more things during our boat tours. Perfect day! We all would recommend Alex...we all enjoyed him and his expertise.
The day trip to Peele's Castle, Dracula's Castle, and the Black Church was WONDERFUL!!! Our private guide was a wonderful tour guide and made the trip extra special. We had our two children with us and it was the perfect day trip.
Our guide was Alex and he was awesome right from the start. We spent 13 hours with him and we felt completely at ease throughout the day. Nothing was too much trouble with Alex - he encouraged us to take as long as we wished wherever we visited. He was fabulous to converse with - informative, passionate about Romania and clearly wanting us to make the most of the country, too. If you are lucky enough to spend a day with Alex, you are in for a real treat he plays the best tunes ever - driving through the Bucegi Mountains singing along to AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' is an experience we'll never forget. Book with this company for guides!!
This was an amazing tour! Cristi, our tour guide was such a nice guy and a very knowledgeable guide. He picked us up from our hotel and we travel in a very comfortable car with AC. For all the attractions we visited, he took care of the priority entry and explained all the history and facts so well. We were mesmerized by the beauty of the Peles Castle. We believe it to be one of the most beautiful castle you could ever see in Eastern Europe. Cristi explained all the details and each room's specifics. He made our tour so enjoyable and had a great time together. We also got to stop at Sinaia Monastery which is such a gem. We also loved the Bran Castle and how Cristi explained its history, and we enjoyed the trip to Brasov and visit to the Black Church. We highly recommend this tour to all tourists visiting Romania.
jean martin France
I can say that I felt in love with Romania and his spectaculars landscape. I really enjoyed to learn the Romanian history trough the story of the royal family , the legend of Dracula and the religious events. I was lucky to have a guide full of information that she gave me at the best moments of the trip. Very good communication in French and English that make me feel comfortable in a friendly ambiance. I really recommend this trip to everyone who likes nature and history together with a nice and cosy trip inside the Romanian Carpati. I
The tour guide picked me up from the hotel reception and we had a lovely conversation about Bucharest and Romania during the last 100 years. Christy is a great tour guide, that provides you a lot of information so the time passed really quickly until we arrived to Peles Castle.
The traffic was okay, but Christy told me that sometimes there is traffic jam, because of the large number of tourists that visit the attractions, so I was lucky to spend resonable time in the car.
Dracula's castle was a bit crowded, but I guess that's normal, judging by its wonderful history.
For lunch, the tour guide suggested we have some traditional food which made me realize how amazing Romanian Cuisine is!
Overall, it was an amazing experience and since I am staying for another week in Bucharest, I am planning to have another tour.
Great value for the money spent!
A 5 private tour: excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide, beautiful private car and great value for money.
Gabriela United States of ...
The tour was very well organised. Our guide Tudor was very enthusiastic and told us so many interesting stories about the castles and Romanian history. I recommend it for a great time!
I can consider myself lucky to have such a passionate and knowledgeable guide. Andrew made me understand that I was witnessing a unique event in the history of Romania. We got the Peles Castle in the same day in which King Michael coffin was brought. A small procession took place in front of the palace and was so touching.
Andrew called the king the last moral example for Romanians and he told me about his role in shortening the Second World War. At he end of the day, I felt that I received more than a leasson of history, a leasson about the values of an old world.
Our private day trip to the Romanian countryside for 2 was AMAZING! Our tour guide was Cristi and he was incredible!!!! He picked us up in a very nice, clean, new car with AC. He was so informative and knew everything historical about Romanian, the castles, Bucharest and countryside. His lunch recommendation in Brasov was top notch too! Cristi was an absolute joy to hangout with all day and we felt so lucky to have such an excellent tour guide and all around wonderful person. My sister-in-law and I would highly highly recommend this tour and Cristi with 5 stars and even more if we could. We felt safe, informed and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Romania!
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