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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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. You’ll also hit the charming Brasov, a city in south Transylvania.Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you will visit the Rasnov Citadel instead.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip to Bulgaria from Bucharest

Explore the medieval history of Romania’s southerly neighbor on a full-day tour to Bulgaria. Departing from Bucharest, cross the border into the foothills of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria during medieval times. Learn about Bulgarian history from your guide while visiting regional highlights including the Tsaravets Fortress, St Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery and Arbanasi Village.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private 3-Day Best of Romania Tour from Bucharest: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Bears Sanctuary, Brasov, Sighisoara, Viscri, Rasnov Fortress and Snagov Monastery With Hotel Pick Up Drop Off

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.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Transylvania Castles Day Trip from Bucharest

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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Tour: Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Medieval Old Town

Spend a full day discovering the legends and beauty of Transylvania on a private castle tour from Bucharest. Visit the former summer home of the Romanian royal family at Peles Castle, a storybook estate tucked into the forest and decked out in elegant period furnishings. Then, explore the region's darker side at Gothic Bran Castle, aptly nicknamed 'Dracula's Castle' thanks to its spooky atmosphere fit for a count. End the day with a guided tour of medieval Brasov, a charming Saxon town rich in history.
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private day trip to Peles, Dracula’s Castle, Brasov city tour-including tickets

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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 3-Day Best of Transylvania Tour from Bucharest

Get a comprehensive experience of Romania's highlights on this private tour from Bucharest. As you travel, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the country's culture, history, and architecture. Stops include the Bears Sanctuary, the Rasnov Fortress, Snagov Monastery, and Bran Castle, among others.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Day Trip to Sibiu Transylvania from Bucharest

Tick off more landmarks in less time on this full-day tour of Transylvania’s cities and villages from Bucharest. Travel through the beautiful Olt River Valley, stopping at the 14th-century Cozia Monastery, and then explore the regional capital of Sibiu, voted the European capital of culture in 2007. See, too, the glass icons of Sibiel and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your Bucharest hotel.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Waterfalls and Caves in Lovech

Escape the city on a day tour to Bulgaria’s scenic Lovech and Krushuma from Bucharest. Discover natural cascades and caves at Krushuna Falls, and be immersed in historic Lovech’s atmosphere as you explore its medieval architecture, Covered Bridge, and Hisar Fortress by foot. Relax with seamless round-trip transfer from your hotel, and gain insight into the region from your guide.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Explore Northern Bulgaria Day Trip from Bucharest

Expand your time in Romania to include a private day-trip to northern Bulgaria.  With a comprehensive itinerary, end-to-end transport, and a private guide, you don’t need to spend a moment stressing over planning, transportation schedules, or language barriers.  You set the pace as you discover Basarabov Monastery, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arbanassi, and much more. Finally, unwind as your private transportation returns you to Bucharest.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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The Ruins of Vlad the Impaler's Citadel plus Vidraru Lake and Curtea de Arges Monastery Day Trip from Bucharest

Venture beyond Bucharest to explore Romania’s medieval legends on a private day trip to the Curtea de Arges Monastery and the ruins of Poenari Citadel, known as the ‘real Castle Dracula’ for its ties to Vlad the Impaler. You’ll also soak up the natural beauty of the Carpathians at Vidraru Lake on this completely customizable adventure.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Exclusive Tour of Dracula's Castle with Wine & Cheese Tasting

Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bucharest to Bran Castle — the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. On the journey, your local guide will weave tales of Transylvania’s history and mythology as you journey through its majestic countryside. When you arrive at the castle, you will get a taste for Romania with an authentic wine and cheese tasting experience in an exclusive room not available to the public or other tour companies. Afterwards, you will enjoy an exhibition of the castle’s medieval torture instruments before taking a guided tour through this incredible castle. After the tour, you will have around 3 hours to have lunch in Brasov and explore the city before following your local guide on a fascinating tour of this impressive city. Visit Brasov’s Council Square, the incredible Black Church, and the city’s old defensive walls.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Black Sea Full-Day Tour from Bucharest

Explore Romania’s Black Sea coast on a full-day tour from Bucharest. Venture east through scenic Dobrogea, a region first colonised by the Greeks and Romans, and visit Constanta, one of the Black Sea’s oldest ports. Take a walking tour to view its seafront art nouveau Casino, Roman Mosaic, and Archaeology Museum before relaxing at the popular beach resort of Mamaia. Hotel pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Three Castles in Transylvania Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Famed for its dramatic castles and Gothic legends, Transylvania cannot be missed during your time in Romania. This private full-day tour from Bucharest gives you the chance to visit 3 of the region's top attractions in one day. Marvel at the history-shrouded Peles Castle, delve into legends of Vlad the Imapler at Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and discover the medieval majesty of Rasnov Fortress. See, too, the Gothic landmarks of Brasov during a city tour. Round-trip transport from your Bucharest hotel is included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Salt Mine Day Trip from Bucharest

Combine two of Bucharest's most interesting geological sites—the Salt Mountain and the Slanic Prahova Salt Mine—on a single day trip from Bucharest. With a guide in the lead, you're guaranteed not to miss a thing, and round-trip transportation means no need for you to rent a car. Learn about the healing properties of the salt contained in the mountain and the mines, as well as the all-season spa resort there.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Day Trip to the True Castles of Vlad Dracula

Uncover the true history of Dracula inspiration Vlad the Impaler on this private full-day tour to sites with authentic connections to the bloodthirsty prince. Departing from Bucharest, visit the royal court of Vlad Tepes at Targoviste and climb to the top of crumbling Poenari Castle — known as the real ‘Dracula’s castle.’ You’ll also visit the former capital of Wallachia at Curtea de Arges to admire its medieval fortress, monastery and church. Throughout the day, learn about the life and legends of this captivating figure from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bucharest Day Trip to Discover Dracula's Life Journey

Explore the history and legends behind Vlad the Impaler—the bloody inspiration for Count Dracula—on a full-day, private tour from Bucharest to Poienari Fortress, Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and Snagov Monastery. With a private guide to help unravel the mysteries, you’ll find out how the real-life Vlad the Impaler was transformed into Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and discover some of Romania’s most fascinating places along the way.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Constanta and Mamaia Day Trip from Bucharest

Leave the bustle of Bucharest behind and head for Romania's favorite holiday destination on a private tour to the beautiful Black Sea coast. In Constanta, dig into the area’s ancient history at an archaeology museum, learn about Romanian folk art traditions, and step inside the country’s largest mosque. Then, soak up some sun and relaxed local culture on the sandy beaches of Mamaia, a popular seaside resort known as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea.’
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Râșnov Citadel Tour from Bucharest

Romania is known for its historic castles, but their rural locations can be tricky to access from the capital. Tick off 2 iconic fortresses on a day tour to Peles and Bran Castle from Bucharest, and learn about their history and legends from your guide. Admire scenic Prahova Valley as you travel by air-conditioned vehicle, and benefit from the small-group size for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Story of Communism in Bucharest

Take a crash course in communism during this 8-hour educational private tour in Bucharest. Meet your guide at your central Bucharest hotel, then begin exploring Romania’s capital city. As you move about Bucharest, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and the 1989 Revolution. You’ll also learn about the personal side of communism on a tour that explains the history of the victims of the 1989 Christmas Eve executions. Visit a historical military base in Targoviste, Revolution Square, The House of the People and more. the photo gallery Memorial to the Victims of Communism and Resistance. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shared Day Trip from Bucharest to Transylvania

Experience over 700 years of Transylvanian history on a full-day tour from Bucharest. An air-conditioned minivan takes your group from the city to Peles Castle. Tour the royal residence and later Bran Castle with your guide.  After lunch at a local Romanian restaurant (at your own expense), enjoy in depth visits to Rasnov Fortress and Valea Cetatii Cave. Unwind in comfortable transportation on your way back to Bucharest.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour to Peles and Dracula's Castle - Day trip from Bucharest

Visit Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle, as well as nearby Peles Castle on this private day trip from Bucharest. During this historical adventure in the Carpathian Mountains, you’ll be immersed in the rich heritage of Transylvania as you admire the stunning architecture of these two Romanian castles. Let a professional driver worry about navigating while you admire the scenery from your private vehicle.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 5-Day Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest Hotel Pick-up and Drop off

Escape the city and discover the Gothic treasures of Transylvania during a 5-day tour that eliminates the need for advance planning. This private experience, which provides a hassle-free introduction for first-time visitors, transports you between top Transylvania sights such as Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and Rasnov Fortress, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge and undivided attention of a private guide.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Private 4-Day Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

Discover untouched forests, charming medieval villages, and centuries-old castles in rugged, history-filled Transylvania. This multi-day guided tour from Bucharest includes skip-the-line admission tickets to standout attractions, from infamous Bran Castle—where the Dracula legend was born—to imposing Fagaras Fortress. You’ll also enjoy travel perks like four-star pension accommodation and comfortable private vehicle transfers, with live commentary from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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