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Private Tour: Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Medieval Old Town provided by I Travel in Romania

Private Tour: Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Medieval Old Town

Private Tour: Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Medieval Old Town
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–12 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34217P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free Wi-Fi available from hot spot while in the private car
  • Fuel surcharge, parking fees
  • Driver/licensed tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bucharest hotels
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees, the cost for them as follows
  • Peles Castle (ground floor - 45 min) 40 RON/person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Peles Castle souvenir photo (extra 35 RON / per person)
  • Bran Castle (including photo/video pass) 45 RON/person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
Duration
8–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please be so kind to provide a valid phone number when you book the private tour.
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Inside Peles Castle you shall be provided blue disposable shoe covers.
  • Moderate amount of walking is necessary to reach Bran Castle which is on a hill.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE about schedule of the Peles Castle
  • From 27th September 2021 to 10th May 2022 the Peles Castle it is NOT open on Mondays and Tuesdays for the inside tour. We can still visit the beautiful courtyard of the castle.
  • During official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountains area might be busier than usual, so the return could be later than scheduled (around 8 pm)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Free Wi-Fi available from hot spot while in the private car
  • Fuel surcharge, parking fees
  • Driver/licensed tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bucharest hotels
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees, the cost for them as follows
  • Peles Castle (ground floor - 45 min) 40 RON/person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Peles Castle souvenir photo (extra 35 RON / per person)
  • Bran Castle (including photo/video pass) 45 RON/person (discount for seniors and students available)
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please be so kind to provide a valid phone number when you book the private tour.
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Inside Peles Castle you shall be provided blue disposable shoe covers.
  • Moderate amount of walking is necessary to reach Bran Castle which is on a hill.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE about schedule of the Peles Castle
  • From 27th September 2021 to 10th May 2022 the Peles Castle it is NOT open on Mondays and Tuesdays for the inside tour. We can still visit the beautiful courtyard of the castle.
  • During official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountains area might be busier than usual, so the return could be later than scheduled (around 8 pm)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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 get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Peles Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Piaka Sfatului
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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David H
1 contribution
Family
Mihai is an excellent tour guide, very flexible and responsive to all our needs. He is well organized and has great insight into the areas and sites we visited. Mihai was very prompt and courteous and helped make our Romanian tour a very memorable holiday. His recommendations on places to visit and stay were memorable and inline with our expectations. We did some walking as part of our tour and the walks he helped us find were a bunch of fun and very pretty. A couple of the adhoc experiences we came across like the "singing tile maker, George" really gave us an insight into the everday life of rural Romanians. We would definitely recommend Mihai to others looking for a great experience.
Written August 20, 2018
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Thank you David for the nice words and I have to admit that I have enjoyed all the hiking trips during our tour. I always like new challenges and it sounds that all of your group enjoyed the whole experience while in Romania. Wish you all the best and happy travels!
Written January 24, 2019
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syngst
Boca Raton, FL13 contributions
It is hard to overstate what a great tour guide Mihai is. We went on a 7-Day tour of the countryside and visited many of the famous sites. Driver safety was followed at all times and we were never at risk. the best time we had was in small villages where we got to meet the local folks, mihai made fast friends with all of them and enabled us to feel comfortable with them. The food was universally excellent, and really unique. Mihai was always polite, prompt and professional, and I feel like he is a good friend now. Do not hesitate to make a reservation with him for any of his offerings!
Written May 19, 2018
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Scott, Kim, I enjoyed all the experiences we have had in the villages as much as you did. Even I go there more often, it is the tourists like you and the locals in these villages that always make me happy to come back. I do hope some part of your family shall come to visit their "roots" like you did and I am sure they shall enjoy it as much as you did. Wish you all the best and happy travels!
Written January 24, 2019
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Kbran1
Bolton, UK1 contribution
Fabulous communication from booking the trip

Fabulous day with a very lovely guide
Nothing was to much trouble 🙂
Very knowledgeable and friendly
Very safe driver and made us feel like we had known him forever
Can’t recommend highly enough
5*
Written December 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for your words of appreciation, highly enjoy guiding you around Romania! It is part of our protocols to establish a connection with our dear guests once they booked the private tours with us. Wishing you more happy and safe travels!
Written February 1, 2022
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Julie P
San Diego, CA61 contributions
We had an amazing day with Dan who was extremely knowledgeable and so nice! While the whole day was lovely one of our favorite parts was him showing us local Transylvanian street food by Bram’s castle.
Written April 4, 2019
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I know you preferred myself to be your private tour guide, but I am glad you accepted to go in the tour with my colleague Dan. Thank you for the review and I am happy that you enjoyed Transylvania and the local food.
Written April 6, 2019
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travel75j
Alamo, CA1 contribution
Friends
Our guide, Florin, did an excellent job of showing us both the Castles and Brasov on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter. There were a large number of people who were out and touring and we were so glad to have Florin as our very personable, private guide and driver. We would never have had such a great experience with any other tour. So much to see and quite a long drive from Bucharest but absolutely worth every minute! Loved Peles Castle! Bran Castle had a number of extremely narrow, steep stairways so bear that in mind (they could use handrails). We had just arrived from the U. S. the day prior so chose to skip the monastery but really enjoyed Brasov as well. Had lunch there in the square with our guide and got to taste and share three popular dishes and a fabulous dessert. Many thanks to Florin to a great day!
Written April 18, 2018
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I know you asked for me (Mihai) to be your tour guide for the trip, but I am glad Judy that you accepted to go with my friend Florin, who is a very good tour guide as well.
Written April 25, 2018
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sak32018
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Solo
Mihai was my tour guide for 2+ days from Bucharest into Transylvania at the end of March. He made me feel at ease and comfortable traveling alone for a couple of days. Mihai was very helpful beginning the day I contacted him to try to arrange an itinerary and continued to make recommendations and adjust the itinerary due to unexpected weather (snow) and my flight delays. He was polite, prompt and loved sharing information and knowledge about his country. His discussions on the history, culture and his experiences made for an interesting and rich experience in learning about Romania. I would definitely travel again with Mihai and wholeheartedly recommend his tours to other travelers.
Written April 16, 2018
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Thank you Stacy for the review. Indeed it was a pretty challenging task to still have the tour on the such a snowy unexpected weather for late March. But I am glad you accepted to still go and discover part of Transylvania. Wish you all the best and happy travels!
Written April 25, 2018
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Erica G
Charlotte, NC19 contributions
Family
We (myself, my husband and 3 kids (ages 9-15) had a wonderful time on our trip! Ionut was a wonderful guide and we were very comfortable with his driving and communication. He laid out our day for us and we had an amazing visit to Peles castle first. We had to go on a Saturday and it was busy but Ionut got us into the castle and through it smoothly--he gave us interesting facts about the rooms as we passed through and he got us around the larger groups to take great pictures! This place is gorgeous and not to be missed! Then we went to Brasov where we explored the town and then he introduced our kids to chimney cakes! They were so delighted this treat and I appreciated him making it fun for them. We finished off with a trip to Bran castle which we reached late in the afternoon after many of the tourists had left. This place is unique and beautiful and we loved meandering through the palace and reading all about the real history of the castle and Romania. We had great luck with traffic and didn't have any real slowdowns! It is a little bit of a drive from Bucharest but well worth it! Thanks for a wonderful trip Ionut!
Written April 5, 2018
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Even you hoped for me to be your tour guide for the tour, I am glad you accepted to go in the tour with my good friend Ionut, who is a great tour guide as well. And I am glad your husband mentioned his interest in visiting the Black Church in Brasov which Ionut was able to fit in the schedule for you. Wish you and your family all the best and happy travels! And if you come back to Romania, I shall do my best to be your tour guide for that visit;)
Written April 14, 2018
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Al A
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Mihai was our tour guide for this day trip and he was excellent. He contacted me before the trip to give some suggestions. He picked us up early in the morning and got us out to peles castles early. He was well informed and the tour was worth the trip let alone the next castle we went to. Brans castles was nice but the food they sold outside the castle you have to try. The return trip from the castles we paid more attention the mountains and it is an impressive trip through them( Carpathian Mountains). I recommend this tour and ask for Mihai
Written February 13, 2018
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Thank you Alvaro for the review and I am glad to know you both enjoyed the private tour. I just did my best to suggest you how we can avoid some traffic jams which are popular in the area for a Sunday evening.
Written April 14, 2018
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Transylvania Tour ... more than Dracula ... !
From the first email I sent to Mihai I knew he got what I wanted. He tweaked the tour as we had 6 people, pickup at
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Very professional and accommodating guide
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Fantastic end to an amazing vacation
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This was my first tour in Romania and it was amazing, Mihai was very friendly and easy to get along with,being a so
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Fabulous Private Tour of Bucharest
We had the most wonderful day with Mihai in Bucharest. His knowledge of the history of the city, country and people
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WOW! What an amazing trip!
We just finished an awesome multi-day Transylvania trip with Stefan. We couldn’t have had a better guide. Besides b
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An amazing visit to Romania
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