Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) Tours

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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sitting high on top of a 200-foot (61-meter) cliff in the middle of Transylvania, Bran Castle is surrounded by an aura of mystery tied to both the myth of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula and the infamous Vlad Tepes—also known as Vlad the Impaler—who is said to have made Bran Castle his home. One of the world’s most famous castles, Bran Castle today is a museum dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania.

The Basics
Even if you are not enticed by Bran Castle’s darker history, visiting the so-called Dracula’s Castle makes a lovely day trip from either Bucharest or Brasov. Views from the castle, which overlooks the medieval city of Bran, are epic, and learning about the castle’s rich history is easy, as most of the displays are translated into English. Expect dozens of tunnels, a secret staircase, and nearly 60 rooms, several with museum-like displays around different themes. Don’t miss the room dedicated to Dracula. To experience more of the looming stone edifice, stroll around its base to see it from every angle. See more of Transylvania by booking a one-day tour that combines a visit to Bran Castle with sites like Peles Castle, Poenari Castle, Rasnov Fortress, or Brasov’s Black Church.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bran Castle is a must-see for adventurous travelers and Goth history buffs.
  • Allow two to three hours for your visit.
  • Expect long entry lines; book tickets in advance to reduce wait times.
  • Many parts of the castle have low ceilings, so watch your head.
  • Bran Castle is not wheelchair accessible, but admission is free for the disabled.

How to Get There
Bran Castle is easily accessible from Bucharest and Brasov. Take the train from Bucharest to Brasov, about a 3.5-hour ride, and then transfer to a bus or taxi for the remaining 30-mile (48-kilometer) journey to Bran Castle. Buses run between Brasov and the castle every 30 minutes during the week and once an hour on the weekends.

When to Get There
Bran Castle is open year-round (April 1 to September 30: Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm; Monday from noon to 6pm; October 1 to March 31: Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm; Monday from noon to 4pm). The castle is best visited during summer, when the weather is pleasant and the castle remains open a few extra hours. That said, winter’s gray skies and chilly temperatures offer an appropriately gloomy ambience. Try to visit on a weekday and arrive first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds. Alternatively, arrive later in the afternoon and stay to watch the sun setting in the distance.

Bran Castle for Dracula Fans
Bran Castle is rumored to have been the home of the infamous ruler of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes, the vicious ruler who is said to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. In addition to Bran Castle, Dracula fans will enjoy visiting Targoviste, once the capital of Wallachia and where Vlad held court. An hour from there is the Poenari Castle, one of Vlad’s main fortresses. And on the way back to Bucharest is the Snagov Monastery, where Vlad is said to be buried. Visit all four sights together by booking a Dracula tour from Bucharest.
Address: Strada General Traian Moșoiu, Bran, Romania
Hours: Open daily, hours vary by season.
Admission: Adults: 40Lei (8.5€)
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Skip the line at Bran Castle

If you're traveling on a budget or not a fan of tour groups, you can still skip the line at Bran Castle, one of Transylvania's most popular attractions. Make your own way to Bran Village and get escorted straight inside ‘Dracula’s Castle’ by a guide, who will give you a brief orientation and an audio guide, if available. Then you're free to tour the Gothic chambers, secret passageways, and towers of this fairy tale estate at your own pace.
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Immerse yourself in the legends of Transylvania with a visit to Bran Castle and Râșnov Fortress. Departing from Braşov, the half-day hour tour begins with a stop at Râșnov to explore its imposing, 13th-century fortress. Next up is Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight. Wander the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about its ties to Bram Stoker’s undead antihero. Upgrade to extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle.
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Romania is known for its historic fortresses and their associated legends, but their outlying locations can be a challenge for visitors with limited time. Tick off 2 regional highlights on a day tour to Bran Castle and Peleș Castle, and enjoy rural views as you transfer between sites with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Gain insight into the region’s history from your guide, and relax with round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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Designed to delight those fascinated by the Gothic legends of Transylvania, this 4-hour tour takes you to the heart of the mysterious Romanian region. After hotel pickup in Brasov, tick off top attractions such as the dramatic Rasnov Fortress and Bran’s Castle, whose Gothic turrets and hilltop perch have earned it the nickname of ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Upgrade your small-group tour, limited to only eight people, to include a visit to Peles Castle, a striking example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
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Private Trip to Dracula Castle and Romania's Oldest Fortress from Bucharest

Travel with ease through the Transylvanian landscape and avoid the crowded tourist excursions on a private trip to Râșnov and Bran Castle, with round-trip transportation from your Bucharest accommodation. Explore Râșnov’s ancient citadel and the castle associated with the Dracula legends, gaining insight from your guide and benefiting from a personalized service, with entrance fees included in the price.
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