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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest provided by Gray Line Romania

Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest
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Tour snapshot
Travel between dispersed historical landmarks with ease
Duration:
12–13 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    12–13 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
No visit to Romania would be complete without ticking off Transylvania, where ancient castles are set against backdrops of dramatic rolling hills. See the best of the region without having to worry about car hire or navigation on a day trip from Bucharest, which offers a great introduction to local history for first-time visitors.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-13 hours
  • 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, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore Brasov on foot for a more intimate glimpse
  • Enjoy a mix of free time and guided sightseeing
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Brasov on foot for a more intimate glimpse
  • Enjoy a mix of free time and guided sightseeing
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7745P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Services of a professional local tour guide
  • Convenient pick-up/meeting point for certain centrally located hotels and hostels
  • Small-group
  • Walking tour and free time in Brasov
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • To maintain the social distance, we provide an audio system to hear your guide clearly
  • Disposable earphones
Exclusions
  • Optional entrance tickets (Peles Castle approx. 8 euro; Dracula's Castle approx. 9 euro)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Duration
12–13 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can provide pick-ups only from specific locations due to logistics circumstances. If pick-up is not available from your accommodation, we will establish a convenient meeting point. To get accurate information about the exact pick-up time and meeting point location, check your messages after 7:00 PM on the day before the departure. Drop-off will be made in all major squares of Bucharest: Free Press Square; Victory Square; Revolution Square; Universitatii square; Unirii Square.
  • Bulevardul Dimitrie Cantemir 2, București 030167, Romania
  • Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 9, București 030167, Romania University Square - Gray Line Meeting Point Please check the voucher for the exact Pick-up location link.
  • Bulevardul Dacia 35, București 030167, Romania
  • Piaţa Presei Libere, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Piața Presei Libere, București, Romania
  • Piața Victoriei, București, Romania
  • Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
  • University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, București 030167, Romania
  • Piața Unirii, București, Romania
  • 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
  • Children under 4 y.o. cannot attend shared tours
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (September 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to September 14)
  • Since the card payment options are limited and to avoid the queues from the ticket offices, we recommend you bring cash in our local currency.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Services of a professional local tour guide
  • Convenient pick-up/meeting point for certain centrally located hotels and hostels
  • Small-group
  • Walking tour and free time in Brasov
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • To maintain the social distance, we provide an audio system to hear your guide clearly
  • Disposable earphones
Exclusions
  • Optional entrance tickets (Peles Castle approx. 8 euro; Dracula's Castle approx. 9 euro)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can provide pick-ups only from specific locations due to logistics circumstances. If pick-up is not available from your accommodation, we will establish a convenient meeting point. To get accurate information about the exact pick-up time and meeting point location, check your messages after 7:00 PM on the day before the departure. Drop-off will be made in all major squares of Bucharest: Free Press Square; Victory Square; Revolution Square; Universitatii square; Unirii Square.
  • Bulevardul Dimitrie Cantemir 2, București 030167, Romania
  • Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 9, București 030167, Romania University Square - Gray Line Meeting Point Please check the voucher for the exact Pick-up location link.
  • Bulevardul Dacia 35, București 030167, Romania
  • Piaţa Presei Libere, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Piața Presei Libere, București, Romania
  • Piața Victoriei, București, Romania
  • Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
  • University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, București 030167, Romania
  • Piața Unirii, București, Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–13 hours
Return details
  • Piața Presei Libere, București, Romania
  • Piața Victoriei, București, Romania
  • Revolution Square, Piața Revoluției, București, Romania
  • University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, București 030167, Romania
  • Piața Unirii, București, Romania
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 4 y.o. cannot attend shared tours
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (September 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to September 14)
  • Since the card payment options are limited and to avoid the queues from the ticket offices, we recommend you bring cash in our local currency.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 4, 2021
A note from Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest
To maintain the social distance, we provide an audio system to hear your guide clearly.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Triumph Arch (Arcul de Triumf)
    House of the Free Press
  • 1
    Peles Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Piaka Sfatului
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Brasov Historical Center
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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4.5
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Very good
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Peter M
2 contributions
A full day out tour in Romania! A great way to learn about the history of the country through historical truths and fantastical stories that made the country what it is today.

I was informed ahead of time that my pickup for the tour would be at a nearby hotel, and they arrived early, but by no means in a rush, in order to make up for any time that might be lost during the morning traffic in busy București; as such, we arrived in good time to all of our destinations.

Our guide was excellent, she never ran out of energy during the entire tour, full of information about any single thing and always made sure to check in on everyone if they had questions or needed a break. The history of each castle, it’s occupants, the times and troubles that faced both them and the entire country - fascinating stuff!

Peleș castle, Bran castle and the Black Church of Brașov all in one day made for some great memories (and souvenirs)!
A must if your stay in Romania is short!
Written October 8, 2021
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Juan V
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Monique was really good guide. Share info with us all day about Romanian history and legends and everything related with the tour.
Food tips, right on time, very specific with explanation and communication was perfect.
Very nice and clean car, good driver.
Written November 16, 2021
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Matilde
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
The tour was perfectly organized. Monica, our guide, was so nice and available (she also took a group pic of us!), very qualified and sheds positive energy.
The minivan was a lot comfy and it had A/C and some beautiful blue leds for the evening. The driver managed really well to make a really windy road a pleasant journey through Transylvanian mountains and forest (even though the traffic surely made it rough).
The castles we visited (Peles and Bran Castles) were astonishing. They even had beautiful gardens and places to eat. A wonderful journey through Romanian legends and history, wisely explained by Monica.
Brasov was also very traditional and characteristic, if also we could have more time to visit it! (Unfortunately the traffic was a jungle the day we visited, but this is unpredictable and nobody's fault)

Really recommended!
Written August 5, 2021
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Lucy D
1 contribution
Feb 2022
I was really impressed with this tour. Alex was great, engaging and calm throughout ready to deal with any traffic or difficulties that we may come up against. He really made the tour and the walking tour at the end was a bonus while we waited for traffic to calm down before heading back to Bucharest.
Written February 25, 2022
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Alexander
Istanbul, Turkey4 contributions
If you take one tour in Romania, choose this one! Monica is an amazing tour leader. She runs a tight ship; our driver is funny and a delight. We departed a bit late due to a misunderstanding with a couple of tourists, but Monica patiently led them to a meeting point and off we went . The trip to Peles castle took almost two hours, then another hour to Brasov, where the Black Church and the worlds largest pipe organ is located. We had typical Romanian food for lunch in this delightful little city next to picturesque ski slopes. We then headed to Bran Castle, where the legend of Vlad the Impaler (the inspiration for Brian Stoker’s Dracula) was born. The castle was in reality the Queen’s residence (spoiler alert) but nonetheless an amazing experience. The drive back was to Bucharest was agonizing -yet full of beautiful scenery- even after taking the back roads to avoid traffic. Overall, it was a very long day (13 hours or more) but absolutely worth it.
Written August 23, 2021
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karenpG9310BL
Bournemouth, UK62 contributions
Our tour guide Andrei was lovely had so much knowledge and I learnt a lot. He was on time and kept us informed by WhatsApp of the times we needed to be in meeting places . We were lucky to have snow when we went to Peles Castle so it looked magical. We had a short stop in Brasov where we had lunch and a short walking tour then went to Bran Castle. Long day but was well worth it. If you have Andrei as your guide you will not be disappointed.
Written December 31, 2021
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Ed i
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Our trip to transylvania was absolutely wonderful and we were lucky enough to view castles Peles and Bran in the snow which was magical. It was quite busy so maybe pick a time of year when tourists are low so you can walk around and enjoy the views without dodging other peoples selfies. It is a trip we will remember forever! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and a really nice guy and we also lucked out when it came to the other people on the tour who were great company. Dont think twice about booking this trip, get it booked, you wont regret it!
Written March 26, 2020
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Maria S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Gabriel our tour guide is very kind. We had a great day with him. He explain everything to us during the trip, not also about the castles but a lot of other details of history, what to do in the city, where to buy things, where and what to eat. We lunch tipical food and drink great wine. We share experiences and we felt every time we are in good hands, Gabriel his knew by a lot of people and very polite with everyone! Get a trip with him. Maria from Portugal
Written September 23, 2021
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Gut Music
Omaha, NE11 contributions
Oct 2021
It was a great tour and you get your money's worth. Peleș Castle, Bran Castle ( aka Dracula Castle), Brașov and Romania's best gas station were all great to see and we spent enough time at each place.
THIS IS NOT THE TOUR'S FAULT Would suggest for people who are my size or bigger ( i'm 5'9" and 320 lbs) to be aware that Bran castle has hallways and doorways are very tight.
Written April 30, 2022
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dcoleman797
Cambridge, UK2 contributions
We have just returned from the day visit to Peleş Castle, Bran Castle and Brasov. What a day it’s been, wonderful! Cristi has been fabulous as a guide. Extremely knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble, especially during this pandemic. All precautions were taken and I did not once feel uneasy. Both castles were stunning. Cristi took us to a restaurant which served delicious traditional food. Finishing the afternoon in Brasov for some souvenir shopping. I will struggle to find a better guide.
Written August 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are thrilled to find out you have had a great time on our Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full-Day Tour. We are also happy that you felt safe when on the tour during these unprecedented times. Our team does it best to ensure that all the WHO guidelines are followed. Please accept special thanks from our guide, Cristi too. It has been a pleasure to host you. We wish you many more exciting trips when discovering the world! Kind regards,
Written August 18, 2020
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Excellent trip!
Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the Salt Mines. Our guide, Christi was very well organized, very
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Great tour with Christy
Excellent tour with Christy. It was such a beautiful tour and great information from our guide. Everything was time
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Amazing and interactive
Did not expect all that info in such a short time. The guide Cristi explained very clear the history of Romania in
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Great wine tasting tour
Great day out. Two fantastic wineries, great wines, friendly guide Cristi. Highly recommended, as Romanian wines ar
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Best tour guide ever!
Amazing tour guide Cristi, clearly passionate about what he does and very proud of Romania, always eager to share i
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A day out in Transylvania
Organized and knowledgeable guide Christi gave us a beautiful memorable day out. Stopping at lovely cafes along the
Helen R
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Serene views and Vlad’s grave! what’s not to like
This was a excellent trip which i would fully recommend if you are visiting Bucharest. The guide was knowledgeable
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A great time in a unique part of the world
Our guide Eugen was excellent and very knowledgeable. also he has many stories and historical info to share. He w
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Nice trip, friendly guide but NO free time at Bran
We have chosen this trip mainly because of Bran castle. The trip with the guide had advantages: pick up in front of
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It was wonderful trip specially our guide was very friendly and helpful
Brasov is very beautiful. Enjoyed our stay there. I would love to visit again. We thoroughly enjoyed at Dracula’s c
MsAnnieJ
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Highly Recommend
Fabulous! Christy was very knowledgeable, practical and adaptable. His personality is very pleasant and he was will
alaa19822019
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Perfect
Was a great experience the areas were amazing and everything were well organized and big thanks to our super guide
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Best way to see Transilvania from Bucarest !!!
We enjoyed a lot the tour, Rodica was awsome, very knowledgeable and funny she explained us everything and was not
Sean W
Sean W
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Responsive. Accommodating. Fantastic hosts.
We had an great adventure with Gray Tours. A comfortable ride, a good balance of information and relaxation, and
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Worth your time and money!
Itinerary's perfectly organized. Rodica (guide) and Mircea (driver) are amazing at their jobs! Book this day trip a
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