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Taste of Transylvania Private Tour: Dracula & Peles Castles, Brasov Old Town

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    Pass By: Old Town, Bucharest Romania

    At 8 AM, your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest and take you on a tour that you won't easily forget. It's just a one day trip, but you'll go through three different ages: a king’s palace (Peles), a vampire’s castle (Bran) and a Teutonic town (Brasov). It's time travelling time!

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania

    At 8 AM, your private guide will pick you up from your hotel reception and take you on a day trip that you won't easily forget.

    First off? Go royal! Step into the shoes of kings & queens and explore Peles Palace – the former private retreat of Romania’s royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory. Your private guide will offer a fully guided tour at the site.

    Driving time from Bucharest to Peles: 2h 15min (short stop for refreshments/restroom included)

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania

    For our 2nd major stop, you’ll go even further back in time, during the late middle ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the pass into Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula vs Prince Vlad the Impaler. Fiction vs facts. Your private guide will help you explore the castle, offering a fully guided tour inside. After the visit at the castle, you'll have a short stop nearby for lunch.

    Driving time from Peles to Bran Castle: 1h

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Council Square, Piata Sfatului, Brasov Romania

    The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, started by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a myriad of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses or medieval decorated inns. Your guide will take you on a short walking tour around Council Square, the Black Church, Rope Street, Ecaterina Gate etc.

    Driving time from Bran Castle to Brasov: 45 min

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Curte Honterus Johannes nr. 2, Brasov 500025 Romania

    Our last stop before ending the walking tour of Brasov Old Town is at the famous Black Church, located right next to Council Square. After visiting the church exterior and learning about its tumultuous past, it's time to head back to Bucharest.

    Driving time from Brasov to Bucharest: 3 hours, give or take, depending on traffic. (stop for refreshments/restroom included)

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    University's Square, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 3, București 030167, Romania

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide pick-up address when booking the tour (if available at the time of booking).
    Your private tour guide will pick you up from the hotel reception (or guesthouse, apartment etc.)
    If you don't provide a pick-up address by the time of the tour, the guide will wait for you at University Square, next to horse & rider statue of Mihai Viteazul.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Private transportation
    • Private licensed guide & driver
    • Parking Fees
    • Lunch
    • Castle entrance fees: total of 14 EUR/pers
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • At Peles Palace there is an optional photo tax of 35 lei (7 EUR) if you wish to take pictures inside.
    • IMPORTANT! Peles Palace (interior museum) is closed on certain dates (see below). When the museum is closed, we can still visit the inner courtyard, royal gardens, servant quarters etc.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Peles Museum Schedule:
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Summer season (May 7 – Sep 29): closed on Mondays
    • Winter season (Sep 30 – 6 May): closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
    • Annual maintenance (4 -27 November) closed entirely
    • We don’t have child seats so please bring your own.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

    Michael did a far better job than we expected. What a tremendous young man a great value and a wonderful day in romania. Use this tour company! You will not be disappointed!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Michael R
    Mihai V, Manager at Unveil Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Michael! Thank you for your kind words - you too were a great company and we had a lovely day indeed! Best wishes to you and your wife!

    Reviewed October 18, 2018

    Excellent and knowledgeable guide. Helpful easy access to sites. Beautiful scenery and worth a day out to visit.

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    August 30, 2018|
    Response from Mihai V | Property representative |
    Hello! As mentioned in our tour description, when Peles Museum (interior) is closed we can still visit the site, including the castle's inner courtyard and surrounding gardens. By skipping the interior, we have an extra 45... More
    July 2, 2018|
    Response from Mihai V | Property representative |
    Hello! Our private tour can run every day, based on availability. The tour lasts around 12 hours. We pick you up at 8 AM from your hotel in Bucharest and get back around 8-9 PM, depending on traffic.
    June 9, 2018|
    Response from Mihai V | Property representative |
    Hello. Yes, the tour is non-smoking. Being a private tour, it will be just you and your friends in the car. Even if you do smoke, smoking is not allowed inside our vehicles. For lunch we usually stop near Bran Castle, and... More
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