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Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest provided by UnzipRomania Travel

Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest
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Tour snapshot
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Bucharest hotel
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Brasov are all highlights of Romania, but if you’re based in Bucharest, it can be tricky to tick all three of your list without hiring a car. On this tour, visit the two castles and take a walking tour of Brasov in the company of an English-speaking guide. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan or car.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Learn about the area from an English-speaking guide
  • Visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle
What to expect
Meet your English-speaking guide at your Bucharest hotel and depart in an air-conditioned minivan or car. Travel to Brasov and embark on a walking tour of the city's historical center. See highlights of the city, including Council Square, Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Rope Street, Palace of Justice, and City Hall. Then head to the famous Bran Castle, built in the 14th-century and known as Dracula's Castle. Pause for a Romanian lunch at your own expense. Your final stop is Sinaia and a visit to Peles Castle, where you can admire the German renaissance architecture flanked by the Carpathian mountains. Make your way in your vehicle back to Bucharest. Conclude the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Learn about the area from an English-speaking guide
  • Visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle
What to expect
Meet your English-speaking guide at your Bucharest hotel and depart in an air-conditioned minivan or car. Travel to Brasov and embark on a walking tour of the city's historical center. See highlights of the city, including Council Square, Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Rope Street, Palace of Justice, and City Hall. Then head to the famous Bran Castle, built in the 14th-century and known as Dracula's Castle. Pause for a Romanian lunch at your own expense. Your final stop is Sinaia and a visit to Peles Castle, where you can admire the German renaissance architecture flanked by the Carpathian mountains. Make your way in your vehicle back to Bucharest. Conclude the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car / van
  • English-speaking licensed guide and driver
  • Assistance during the entire tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance & Photo fees
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will be meeting you in the hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Peles Castle is closed on the following dates: ​
  • 27 Sep 2021 - 10 May 2022. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 11 May 2022 - Sep 2022. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays: ​
  • Orthodox Easter 2022
  • 24 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • Travel safely with us!
  • Traveling with us means that you are taking a 100% private tour! It will be only you and your family / friends.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after each tour.
  • You will have one person (guide/driver) guiding you in order to minimize risks. The health of our guides is verified daily and they all wear protection masks and gloves.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car / van
  • English-speaking licensed guide and driver
  • Assistance during the entire tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance & Photo fees
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will be meeting you in the hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Peles Castle is closed on the following dates: ​
  • 27 Sep 2021 - 10 May 2022. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 11 May 2022 - Sep 2022. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays: ​
  • Orthodox Easter 2022
  • 24 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • Travel safely with us!
  • Traveling with us means that you are taking a 100% private tour! It will be only you and your family / friends.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after each tour.
  • You will have one person (guide/driver) guiding you in order to minimize risks. The health of our guides is verified daily and they all wear protection masks and gloves.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    UnzipRomania Travel
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Peles Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Brasov Historical Center
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 5
    Piaka Sfatului
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Rope Street - Strada Sforii
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Yekaterina's Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ilvija
London, UK3 contributions
We had little idea of what to expect of Romania and booked the castles tour before our holiday to make sure we saw the sights properly.

On the day of our excursion Christian was waiting for us in the lobby of the hotel at 7:30am and greeted us (2 adults and 2 little kids) with a big smile and buckets of enthusiasm!

The Mercedes minivan that was to be our ride for the whole day was was clean and comfortable and easily fit us all.

Christian was chatty on the way to Peles castle and told us the history behind it as well as talking about his family and famous people he had showed around his country.

When we got to the Peles castle he knew everyone from the security guards to the ladies in the cafe and the person in the ticket booth And made sure we only bought the tickets we needed. His early start made sure we got there before the crowds and we were pretty much the only people there. The next drive to Bran castle took some time but all of it was filled with pleasant and interesting conversation.

When we arrived at the castle we were again ahead of the crowds and had a very pleasant tour of the castle and got some great pictures.
Afterwards we met back up with Christian and his pals at a traditional Romanian bbq where we stood outside at the tables and had a snack of meat and potatoes straight off the hot plate washed down with some polinka(?) plum brandy made by the owner that would out hair on your chest!

The trip home was going to be long but Christian knew the route and took us through the mountains to avoid the traffic that we had already seen backing up and we got to stop at a lovely mountain town for a quick half hour to take a look around.

The rest of the journey included further easy going conversion and we arrived home back safe and sound. We were running a little late for our dinner reservations but Christian redirected and dropped us at the front door of the restaurant.

In short if you are looking for a guide around Romania then ask for Christian - he speaks many languages (Russian, German, Italian) as well as English and at the time of writing this was studying further Spanish! Happy trails :)
Written January 17, 2022
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Barbara S
Stuttgart, Germany175 contributions
Wonderful day seeing the castles with an excellent, energetic, funny, knowledgeable tour guide: Cristian. He showed us the best local lunch spot - we loved it. We also picked up some lovely handcrafted souvenirs, made in Romania, with his help.

Communication with Cristian and the Unzip Romania team was always timely and clear. Pick up and drop off times were perfect.

Highly recommend!
Written July 7, 2022
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Julio G
7 contributions
After an on time pick up, I was driven to the different stops of the tour, Cristian, my tourguide and now friend, was extremely knowledgeable of the history and anecdotes of each stop. One of the things that impressed me, was that he was greeted in all the stops by the locals, making me realize he was not just nice to Me. I EXTREMELY recommed using Unzip Romania’s services. Not only in this country but in all of the Balkans. Thanks for the wonderfull day!
Written April 6, 2022
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Kerstin
1 contribution
Friends
We were a group of three and booked the privat daytrip to the transalvanian castles (Bran & Peles) to get a good first impression of what Romania is while a short trip to Bucharest.

The tour was great! Gaby picked us up early at the hotel and drove with us to Peles where we got a very informative and impressive privat tour through the castle. After that, on the way to Bran’s castle we had a traditional lunch in a restaurant Gaby recomment and ist was great. Bran was also nice but - for me - Peles was even more awesome.
Then, after a short but nice stop in Brasov, a beautiful old town with many German influences Gaby drove us back to Bucharest.
While the whole trip Gaby was a perfectly great guide who entertains us with a lot of interessting Information and fun in a perfect English and also answered all of our questions. If I stay in Bucharest for another time, I will definetly book a tour guided by Gaby again.
Written March 1, 2020
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The Samhouris
1 contribution
Family
This trip was great, in one day we got to see two of the most famous and rich castles in Romania and then got the chance to relax with the kids in the amazing brasov square which is an amazing place to be. We were traveling with a 9 year old boy and 5 year old girl and it was very appropriate for them. We have to acknowledge though that a big part of how amazing the trip was is our tour guide Claudio, he was amazing with the kids, very patient and flexible as well as knowledgeable and informative.
A highly recommended trip.
Written August 13, 2021
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barbst1234
New Zealand1 contribution
Gabriel was our guide and drove us on the day seeing both Bran and Peles castles. He was on time collecting us from our hotel and drove us safely to the castles. On the way we stopped off at a lovely restaurant that he recommended for lunch. He was a great guide, there with us all the time to answer any questions we had and take photos of our group. Even though we were over our time schedule with Gabriel, he even took us to the town where the Black Church was, so that we could see it. We had a great day, thank you Gabriel.
Written March 9, 2020
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CaraBVA
Charlottesville, VA19 contributions
Great private tour! We had limited time due to a flight in the evening and were able to see both Brun and Pelles castles in addition to the monastery near Pelles. Gabby was great at keeping us on track to make a 7pm flight home.He provided a great deal of history and knowledge. I highly recommend the private tour. It is perfect for seeing the most spectacular sites in Romania!
Written February 18, 2020
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paulette d
Hixson, TN71 contributions
Couples
This day was MOST AMAZING and we absolutely loved our guide, Cristian. He was so smart, funny and quite handsome. His tour rates as one of the best in all our travels. We recommend him to anyone. We feel that we were with a friend more than a guide and hope to be able to see him again one day ❤️
Written May 29, 2022
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jay_dubs_90
Minneapolis, MN5 contributions
Friends
Beautiful day tour of Castles of Transylvania with an excellent guide, Cristi. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, plus he was able to save us time waiting in lines since he has a guide pass. So worth it to hire him rather than renting a car and trying to figure out where to go ourselves.
Written September 6, 2021
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Norm S
6 contributions
Claudiu was our guide and did a great job. My wife and I needed an Anti-gen test for our flight to the US the next day, and he took us to the testing site at the Bucharest airport, walked us to the building, and helped us get the testing arranged. His suggestion for a restaurant in Brasov was spot-one... the food was excellent.
Written April 28, 2022
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