Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
Set off for Transylvania from Bucharest during this guided tour that includes round-trip transport to Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Along with both optional castle visits, enjoy a walking tour of Brasov before your guide sets you free in the medieval town to enjoy some independent time.
Venture deep into the heart of Transylvania to visit two of Romania’s most magnificent castles and the medieval town of Brasov on this day trip. Step into the life of Romanian royalty at sumptuous Peles Castle, a fairytale-like summer retreat surrounded by forest and still adorned with immaculate period decor. Then, connect with the country's notorious vampiric lore at Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ thanks to its chilling Gothic chambers and turrets that seem to be plucked straight from a horror movie.
Visit both Peles Castle and Bran Castle (aka Dracula's castle) in just one day with this small-group tour from Bucharest. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you out to the two castles, providing live commentary as you make your way into the Transylvanian countryside. You'll also have time to visit the historic city of Brasov and the Gothic-style Black Church before returning to your hotel.
Discover the history and events of the Cold War in Romania on a walking tour of Bucharest. Navigate 40 years of communism in the country as you visit landmarks like the Palace of the Parliament and Revolution Square. Learn about what life was like under communist rule and what happened after the fall of communism in 1989.
Visit Transylvania's top attractions on a private day-tour from Bucharest. Comfortable WiFi-equipped transportation takes you from your accommodation into the Carpathian Mountains to Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle. Next, you will visit charming Bran Castle, commonly called Dracula’s Castle. Then, discover the historical center of Brasov with your guide. At each location, you’ll enjoy ample free time to explore on your own. This excursion is perfect for travelers who want to explore Romania, but are short on time.
Tour one of the most impressive buildings in Europe, and one of the biggest in the world, on a convenient guided tour. You’ll get to explore the inside of the Romanian Parliament building with an informative local guide, so you’ll leave with a greater understanding of Romania’s history and politics. It’s a must-visit sight in Bucharest, and will help you understand the huge role that Nicolae Ceausescu played in shaping Romania.
Combine a visit to the largest bear sanctuary in Europe with a trip to the famous Bran Castle by booking this small-group tour, which includes round-trip transfers from Bucharest. You'll start at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, where you'll observe rescued brown bears in their natural habitat. Then it's off to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle as it inspired the myth of Bram Stocker's Dracula.
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.
From the spooky to the sublime, you can still see the best of Transylvania even without staying the night on this day trip from Bucharest. Traveling with a small group, visit the summer home of Romanian royals at storybook Peles Castle, and then conjure up images of Count Dracula at Gothic Bran Castle. The well-paced itinerary also leaves time for a stop in the medieval city of Brasov, known for its blackened church.
Discover the best of Transylvania and its landmarks on a 2-day small-group tour. Visit iconic locations like Bran Castle, Brasov, and Sighisoara, and learn about the area's legends, culture, and cuisine from your tour guide. Round-trip transport, overnight accommodation, and breakfast are included for your convenience.
First-time Bucharest visitors that want to explore the city can always book a typical tour, but then you're stuck in a packed bus, where you're just one in the crowd. Enjoy a more personal sightseeing experience with this private tour, where you can enjoy your guide's complete attention, and see top sights around the city. Highlights include visits to the Palace of Parliament, National Village Museum, Revolution Square, and the Old City Center—all with your personal guide leading the way.
Join in Bucharest’s thriving nightlife scene with a group pub crawl that takes you to four or five of Old Town's most exciting bars and clubs. Meet other travelers and and learn to party like a Romanian while a friendly guide handpicks the venues and arranges all the details to ensure a safe and memorable night out. Enjoy a welcome shot at each bar plus a few fun surprises along the way like karaoke or bar games, and capture every crazy moment with the help of your guide’s photography skills.
Explore the remains of Dracula’s Castle on this small-group day trip from Bucharest. Meet your English-speaking guide in Bucharest, then travel by minibus to Transylvania. Admire the scenery beyond the window on the leisurely drive into the country, an ideal prelude to two of Romania’s most stunning castles, Peles Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. Hit the charming city of Brasov in south Transylvania. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
Taste your way through Bucharest’s most charming and unusual ‘mahallas,’ or neighborhoods, on a small-group food tour. Venture beyond crowded squares and Communist architecture to discover the Romanian capital’s quieter, Belle Époque quarters, where Old World elegance meets bohemian flair. Along the way, pop in to lively markets, specialty shops, and cafes to sample the best of artisan Romanian cuisine like goats-milk cheese, cured meat, homemade bread, craft beer, and Wallachian doughnuts.
Add a bit of rest and relaxation to your Bucharest adventure with a trip to Therme Bucharest. This massive complex houses 10 pools--including the largest wave pool in Romania—along with 16 waterslides plus another 10 dry and wet saunas. The complex also has a botanical garden with hundreds of thousands of plants and trees. This package includes admission to the center as well as round-trip private transportation from your hotel.
If you are looking for a day of adventure to cut yourself off from the stress of everyday life, we have put together for you a one-day tour of the Bran Castle, followed by several other important sites worthy of your attention.
Here is an overview of our private tour, highlighting the main tourist attractions we will be visiting:
1. PELES CASTLE
2. BRAN/ DRACULA’S CASTLE
3. BRASOV CITY TOUR
Avoid crowded tourist excursions with a private 2-day tour to discover Transylvania’s many medieval sights. Visit historic locations including Sibiu, Bran Castle, and Brasov, and gain insight into the scenic region’s history and legends from your local guide. Take in views of the striking landscape as you travel with ease via private vehicle, with round-trip transportation from your Bucharest hotel, and enjoy an included night’s stay in a Sighisoara hotel.
Our driver will wait for you in Bucharest International Airport with your name written on an iPad in front of the flower shop.
He will take your luggage and drive you safe to your destination in Bucharest.
This tour is for those who want to explore seven places (in and near Bucharest) where was filmed the episodes of Wednesday, from the Series Adams Family, in 2022.
When Netflix needed a property to stand in for Nevermore Academy, a castle in Romania turned out to be the perfect place.
Some of Wednesday’s Nevermore interiors—like the adjacent railed mezzanine—were shot în Bucharest, in a house that is a historical monument.
The scenes of the Gates family's abandoned house were filmed at 30 miles near Bucharest at a old boyar manor.
The episode with the biology laboratory (carnivorous plants) they were made In a greenhouse in Bucharest.
The first episode is filmed at the University of Bucharest from where Wednesday was expelled because she put pirania fish in the swimming pool.
The swimming pool to which they filmed it is also in Bucharest.
Avoid the tourist crowds and discover Transylvania’s historic landmarks on a 4-day private tour from Bucharest. Visit iconic attractions including Peleș Castle, Bran Castle, and the Saxon Villages of Viscri and Malancrav, transferring with ease between sites via air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from your guide’s undivided attention for intimate insight into the region, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees, breakfast, and three nights’ accommodation included as per itinerary.
Optimize your time in Romania on a private 3-day tour to Brasov from Bucharest. A comprehensive itinerary eliminates the need for advance planning and allows you to tick off several top attractions in just a few days, including Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Snagov Monastery. Avoid hidden costs with round-trip hotel transfer, accommodation, and breakfasts included as per itinerary. Meals and admission to the attractions are at your own cost.
Appreciating Bucharest’s unique history, culture, and landmarks can be tricky on a self-led excursion. Explore the Romanian capital on a private tour, and benefit from your guide’s undivided attention as you explore top sights such as the Palace of the Parliament, Revolution Square, and National Village Museum. Customize your departure to suit your schedule, and enjoy seamless transfer across the sprawling city by air-conditioned vehicle.
Instead of choosing between a car tour and a walking tour—this convenient private sightseeing adventure combines both elements. First, enjoy a panoramic car tour to save time and see important sights such as the Palace of the Parliament. Then later, take a walk around Bucharest’s center and pass by the Palace of Vlad the Impaler, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, and Victory Avenue.
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Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov Small Group Tour from Bucharest
"Great trip to see 2 castles and have a great lunch in Brasnov. Andrei, the guide, was great. He was able to get our group in ahead of the large bus crowds and changed the itinerary after he found out a traffic jam would delay us considerably. He was very nice, friendly, informative and knowledgeable."..."
"Great trip to see 2 castles and have a great lunch in Brasnov. Andrei, the guide, was great. He was able to get our group in ahead of the large bus crowds and changed the itinerary after he found out a traffic jam would delay us considerably. He was very nice, friendly, informative and knowledgeable."
Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Medieval Town of Brasov in one day
"Our tour guide Dan was very informative and humorous, we didn’t expect him to give us so much info on the coach and while we were visiting the several locations, we were very impressed! Great value for money :)"..."
"Our tour guide Dan was very informative and humorous, we didn’t expect him to give us so much info on the coach and while we were visiting the several locations, we were very impressed! Great value for money :)"
Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Dracula's Castle - Day Tour from Bucharest
"This is an excellent tour. We had a Fabulous Tour guide called Alex. He made contact the day before the tour to introduce himself and he kept me informed of times. He was very punctual. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. He was very pleasant and spoke fantastic English. Alex went out of his way to ensure we had a fantastic day. He even stopped off at Pele palace for us to see and admire. This was not part of the tour but he was so passionate about his heritage that he wanted us to see it. He was also a very careful driver and always made sure we had ample comfort breaks. His suggestion for Lunch was top notch. The food was the best we had eaten whilst in Romania. I believe if we have had a different guide our experience would not have been this amazing. Alex has a fantastic sense of humour and he went above and beyond. Alex exceeded our expectations. I would certainly recommend this tour. It was the best day of our trip and we had some great laughs and saw some amazing sites. We came away with fantastic memories. Thank you Alex, we had the best day. You are a credit to Viator."..."
"This is an excellent tour. We had a Fabulous Tour guide called Alex. He made contact the day before the tour to introduce himself and he kept me informed of times. He was very punctual. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. He was very pleasant and spoke fantastic English. Alex went out of his way to ensure we had a fantastic day. He even stopped off at Pele palace for us to see and admire. This was not part of the tour but he was so passionate about his heritage that he wanted us to see it. He was also a very careful driver and always made sure we had ample comfort breaks. His suggestion for Lunch was top notch. The food was the best we had eaten whilst in Romania. I believe if we have had a different guide our experience would not have been this amazing. Alex has a fantastic sense of humour and he went above and beyond. Alex exceeded our expectations. I would certainly recommend this tour. It was the best day of our trip and we had some great laughs and saw some amazing sites. We came away with fantastic memories. Thank you Alex, we had the best day. You are a credit to Viator."
Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest
"Wonderful private trip with Claudiu……he was a talented and friendly guide that made the trip interesting and enjoyable…..he was flexible and took the time to meet our unique requirements such as find a wonderful chocolate shop. Would highly recommend the tour and our guide."..."
"Wonderful private trip with Claudiu……he was a talented and friendly guide that made the trip interesting and enjoyable…..he was flexible and took the time to meet our unique requirements such as find a wonderful chocolate shop. Would highly recommend the tour and our guide."