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2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest provided by UnzipRomania Travel

2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest

2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation at 3* Hotel in Brasov
  • Breakfast
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees & Photo / video fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mănăstirea Sinaia
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your 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
  • Child rate applies only when taking the tour with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:
  • 01 Feb - 30 Mar. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 31 Mar - 31 Dec. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays:
  • Orthodox Easter 2020 ​
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 19 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 20 April - Peles Castle is Open
  • Winter Holidays 2020
  • 25 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 28 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 01 Jan 2021 - Peles Castle is Closed ​
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation at 3* Hotel in Brasov
  • Breakfast
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees & Photo / video fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mănăstirea Sinaia
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest. The guide will meet you in your 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
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when taking the tour with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • PLEASE NOTE!
  • Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:
  • 01 Feb - 30 Mar. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
  • 31 Mar - 31 Dec. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays:
  • Orthodox Easter 2020 ​
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 19 April - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 20 April - Peles Castle is Open
  • Winter Holidays 2020
  • 25 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 28 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed
  • 01 Jan 2021 - Peles Castle is Closed ​
  • 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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
13 stops
Day 1
Bucharest - Sinaia Monastery -...
Day 2
Brasov - Bran Castle aka...
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travelpal600
Tucker, GA161 contributions
Couples
Lucien was a great guide from start to finish. He picked us up on time, the van was clean, and he was willing to stop whenever and wherever we wanted to stop. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Romania
Written June 7, 2018
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Alan W
Chester, UK18 contributions
Couples
Can't recommend this tour highly enough, we had a fabulous two days.
We were collected from our hotel promptly by our guide Gabriel. Throughout the two days Gabriel provided a thorough commentary on where we visited and also along the journey. Bran Castle is worth visiting but you'll be disappointed if you think Dracula will be there! Peles castle is far superior.
The hotel we stopped in at Brasov was excellent and located in an ideal position to visiting the old town, which is beautiful.
Written January 28, 2018
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TheRealLisaBain
Boise, ID125 contributions
Solo
This was my first private tour, and I've been travelling Europe for the last eight months. The pick up and drop off at the apartment I'd rented was super convenient. My guide, Gabriel, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I learned more about Romanian history in two days than I thought possible, but without getting bored. Gabriel was flexible and we were able to make adjustments to the itinerary based on weather and things I was interested in. In two days we covered Bran, Brasov, Rasnov and Prejmer, but at a pace that was both comfortable and enjoyable, and allowed for ample free time to enjoy Brasov in the evening.

The hotel in Brasov (Bella Muzica) was clean with excellent service, and all of the meals Gabriel suggested throughout the tour were delicious.

I will definitely contact UnZip Romania again to design a custom tour the next time I'm in Romania. Multumesc Gabriel for sharing your country with me!
Written April 9, 2018
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Ryan B
Atlanta, GA786 contributions
Couples
This is a top notch company with great employees that you can trust. We planned to stay close to a week in Bucharest and reached out to them several weeks before we left to organize a couple tours. Diana was super helpful answering all our questions, getting the tours reserved and even sent us our confirmations so we felt prepared. We booked two private tours: 2 Day tour of Transylvania and a full day tour of Bulgaria. Our guide for all 3 days was Gabriel and he was fantastic. He was a professional guide and extremely knowledgeable on all elements of history, culture and religion and was also from Romania and had a deep respect for the country that he wanted to pass on. He was also our driver and the transport was a mini-bus that was very clean, comfortable and air conditioned. Both our tours were fantastic and I’ll share a little about both:
-2 Day tour of Transylvania. This was the highlight of our trip. We were picked up at our hotel at 0730 and began our journey towards Brasov. The great thing about a private tour is that the itinerary is customizable and you must remember that some sites are closed on certain days. We spent a fair amount of time driving and in the morning we visited a large fortification in Rasov that was amazing. Early afternoon we went to a ski resort for lunch that had a spectacular mountain view of Bran castle. This was key because when you visit the castle there aren’t many vantage points to offer you good photos of the entire castle. We visited the castle after lunch and time to explore afterwards – it was an amazing medieval castle also called Dracula’s castle. After that we made our way to Brasov and had a 1 hour walking tour of the village where Gabriel showed us the Black Church and several other sites. As part of the cost of the tour our hotel in Brasov was included at the Bella Muzica which is right on the main square perfectly located. There Gabriel took his leave and we spent the night at the restaurants and bars and returned to the hotel later. The hotel is very historic and perfect for a 1 night stay. Gabriel then picked us up in the morning and we headed out to visit a couple different sites including a fortified church and a monastery. The main site the second day was Peles Castle which was an amazing fully restored castle that used to be the summer residence for royalty. It is absolutely beautiful and we spent much time touring it and learning its history from Gabriel. We were then returned to our hotel in Bucharest that evening. This tour company also will do a 1 day castle tour where you see both Bran and Peles castles in 1 day, but I highly recommend the 2 day tour so you can enjoy yourself, see more of Transylvania and stay overnight in Brasov which is a beautiful little town.
-Full day Bulgaria: My wife and I had never been to Bulgaria and wanted to see it while we were so close. Gabriel picked us up in our hotel early morning and we drove to the border to go through customs. It took us about a little over an hour to drive to the border and then about 45 minutes to go through customs due to all the truck driver traffic. From there we went to see a monastery that was carved into the side of a mountain. This is a UNESCO heritage site and was very beautiful. TIP – bring mosquito spray! From there we went Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s old medieval capital to see the ruins of the old city, fortress and a beautiful church overlooking the town. This was amazing and also involved a fair amount of walking. Separately we also stopped an ancient church that was made to look like a barn to hide it’s true nature while Bulgaria was occupied hundreds of years ago. After a great day of touring Gabriel drove us back through customs (only took 10 minutes coming back) and dropped us at the hotel. This was about a 12 hour day and well worth it.
Overall we had an amazing time. The tours made for great photos and we learned so much from Gabriel about the history of these countries that it was well worth the time. We highly recommend this company and especially these tours.
Written July 29, 2019
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Morne S
7 contributions
Couples
We had only 3 days to see the highlights of Transylvania, visit the Bear Sanctuary and sights of Bucharest. Diana was extremely helpful and patient and helped us plan our dream 3-day trip, which enabled us to see everything we wanted in such a short trip. She combined different tours for us, which all worked out great. Christian picked us up from the airport to transfer us to our hotel and had animated stories to tell. The next morning Lucian picked us up and we started our road trip. He English was very good and he knew a lot about the history of not only the places we visited, but also about the country. Even though we experienced some rain and was unable to travel with the cable car in Brasov due to the rain, it did not deter of any of the trip or fun we had. At the end of our trip, Lucian dropped us off at the airport and sadly our trip was over. Diana is an absolute gem.
Written May 15, 2019
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Ling
3 contributions
Couples
Great trip and Cristian our guide was simply excellent! He was so knowledgeable, caring, considerate and fun to share our 2 days visiting Transylvania! We had such a great time with him, and will always remember our time in Romania with him! We also felt very safe too, particularly having Cristian as our driver navigating the crazy traffic! When we come back some day, we’ll be sure to contact him and share fun times again! Thank you!
Written May 22, 2022
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Debbie T
Manassas, VA8 contributions
Couples
My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolutely wonderful. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable about history and the area. Most importantly he shared with us what life in Romania is like. I highly recommend this tour.
Written June 27, 2019
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PaulaB170571
Trentham, Australia3 contributions
Couples
My partner and I had only three days to see some of Romania before we needed to return to Bucharest. Everything was organised with Diana before we left Australia and it all worked seamlessly from there. Our guide, the incredibly knowledgeable and friendly Lucian met us at our hotel in Bucharest at 7.30am on the first day. We instantly felt comfortable with him – we were all swapping stories and laughing even before we'd left the city limits. First stop was Peles Castle, a beautifully preserved 19th century castle built by the first king of Romania. This was the highlight of our Transylvania tour – Lucian gets you there early enough to avoid the crowds and the extended tour is really worth it, particularly to see the former royal family's more private quarters.
After this, we drove through the mountains to Brasov, a lovely small city, where we ate a traditional lunch near the market square and sipped Romanian plum brandy. Lucian organised our accommodation at a boutique hotel in the centre of town, and after lunch we just did our own thing. We had a great time exploring the old town and catching the cable car to the top of the nearby mountain.
Next day Lucian took us to the incredible Rasnov Fortress to learn some more about Romanian history and take in the magnificent views from the top. After this we went to the famous Bran Castle. Lucien warned us it would be crowded and it was... we shuffled through its rooms in a long line of people and there wasn't that much to see on the inside (no original furniture, for example). On reflection, it is the exterior that is most imposing and I would recommend avoiding the crowds and just taking in the castle from the park at the bottom and then going to get to some lunch!
On our way home, and just out of Bucharest, we stopped off at a small monastery on an island (legend has it that Vlad the Impaler is buried there). This was not necessarily on the list of things to do on the tour but Lucian suggested it as a low-key substitute for the Sinaia Monastery (we were a bit too tired to take that one in).
I absolutely recommend UnZip Romania to anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery and historic buildings in Transylvania, learn about Romanian history and culture, eat delicious local food and above all, spend time with a great guy. Thanks for the experience!
Written February 4, 2019
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Carole D
1 contribution
Friends
We had a fantastic tour with our guide Gabriel. He really made the trip special doing the inside tours himself instead of handing us off to the groups. Made a world of difference. He is extremely knowledgeable of Romania at all levels. I can highly recommend him and would request him if ever booking another tour. This company obviously only hires the best.
Written September 27, 2018
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193carsonn
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Friends
Fantastic 2-day trip to Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Brasov, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle - and a scenic drive back to Bucharest through the mountains. Stunning. Our tour guide Gabriel was superb. Did all the tours himself - did not hand us off to other guides when we arrived at the destinations. He knows everything about the venues and Romanian history - and his passion for his country was evident. Best tour guide ever! Can highly recommend him.
Written September 21, 2018
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zlzoul
zlzoul
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A beautiful long day
This is a must-do day-visit if you are in Bucharest. Our tour guide/driver Diana picked us up from the hotel on-tim
Barbara S
Barbara S
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Fun Day with a Wonderful Tour Guide
Wonderful day seeing the castles with an excellent, energetic, funny, knowledgeable tour guide: Cristian. He showed
JesperT_13
JesperT_13
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Great trip great guide!
Great trip and nice sites. Our guide and driver Christian was just great. Showed us around to the sites and knew ju
dryadman81
dryadman81
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We went to Transylvania and ended up with COVID
Our experience in one sentence: We went to Transylvania and all we got is Covid-19. We wish we could give them 5 s
K7667UDmichaelw
K7667UDmichaelw
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No Covid precautions taken during tour -- one of us now has Covid
The actual tour was fine, but my main issue is with the complete lack of safety precautions. We booked a private to
pollysd
pollysd
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Amazing day with our professional guide.
This day was MOST AMAZING and we absolutely loved our guide, Cristian. He was so smart, funny and quite handsome. H
Norm S
Norm S
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Amazing day
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
Julio G
Julio G
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Amazing Day Trip
After an on time pick up, I was driven to the different stops of the tour, Cristian, my tourguide and now friend, w
ilvijaskerskane
ilvijaskerskane
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Fantastic day - we totally recommend 👍💯
We had little idea of what to expect of Romania and booked the castles tour before our holiday to make sure we saw
DrSCalvin
DrSCalvin
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Unzip Romania is the best way to see this wonderful country
We count ourselves fortunate to have selected Unzip Romania for our introduction to this beautiful country. Our gui
robbS2331RA
robbS2331RA
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Bran's castle
Diana and Christian were amazing!! They are wonderful with an amazing grasp of the English language!! Highly recomm
The5MRanch
The5MRanch
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Really beats another bus!
This is the way to go! Much better than another bus ride for a number of reasons including being able to customize
sherryv322
sherryv322
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A very special day in a beautiful area of Romania spent with an awesome guide Christian!
This day trip was a wonderful end to a week long river cruise! The tours of the castles were excellent beyond our
jay_dubs_90
jay_dubs_90
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Day tour of Transylvania Castles 👍🏻
Beautiful day tour of Castles of Transylvania with an excellent guide, Cristi. He was extremely knowledgeable and
344shervin
344shervin
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It was a wonderful day with an outstanding guide (Christian was awesome)
Christian was an outstanding tour guide. He took us through the history, fun stories, and he did it with a smile on
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