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Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Bran - Dracula's Castle in One Day Tour provided by Trans Protocol

Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Bran - Dracula's Castle in One Day Tour

Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Bran - Dracula's Castle in One Day Tour
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About
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest and spend the day exploring Transylvania during this full-day small-group tour. Head to the city of Zarnesti to visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, home to almost 90 rescued brown bears. Then head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, to learn about the history and legends of the area before driving past the Carpathian Mountains back to Bucharest. Children under 5 years old are not allowed, at Bear Sanctuary!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 73804P22
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from any address in Bucharest
  • 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 seats are free of charge. In accordance with the legal provisions in force, the child seat is mandatory, please request at time of booking.
  • Children under 5 years old are not allowed at Libearty Bear Sanctuary!
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from any address in Bucharest
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child seats are free of charge. In accordance with the legal provisions in force, the child seat is mandatory, please request at time of booking.
  • Children under 5 years old are not allowed at Libearty Bear Sanctuary!
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Popular mentions

5.0
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caznbrett
Leeds, UK208 contributions
Best day
Great insight of the marvellous job has been done to protect these bears. The reason for starting the sanctuary to the continued dedication to these amazing animals . I adopted a bear to help with the ongoing costs. Great place to visit, would definitely return.
Written September 23, 2021
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TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written September 25, 2021
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Adrian Shaun H
Caerphilly, UK24 contributions
Fantastic Trip
This trip is a must do if you visit Romania. The Bear Sanctuary is a brilliant place and full credit goes to everyone involved in the Sanctuary and for everything they do for the bear. Some very sad stories for some of them but happy endings now living their lives at this beautiful place.
Bran Castle is a must. Its a stunning setting in the beautiful town of Transalvania.
Our Guide and driver for the day Florin made this even more special with his knowledge and help with all our questions and needs.
This trip is very highly recommended
Written September 20, 2020
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Wendy t
Pencoed, UK45 contributions
Visit
Mar 2020 • Couples
Monica our guide obviously loves the bears and the work she does excellent retirement home for these bears
Written March 7, 2020
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TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written September 16, 2020
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Hanna Maria
1 contribution
History and nature combined
Mar 2020 • Friends
We made a reservation for this tour through Viator less than a day before the tour. Everything was organized excellently. We got quick answers and good instructions. Me and my friend got a private tour since no one else joined us. Our driver and guide was Doru. Communication with our guide was excellent during and even before the tour. Doru made sure that we would know all the necessary details to make everything run smoothly during the day. While driving to destinations he told us a lot about the history of Romania. He had a very flexible timetable. We could stop and have a break whenever we wanted. Before we drove back to Sofia Doru took us to a nice restaurant to eat. At the end of the day it felt like we went on a tour with a friend.

Bran castle was nice and small. If you’re interested in history and want to learn the facts about Dracula, Bran castle is the place for you.

Bear Sanctuary was wonderful. The story behind the place was touching. They take only small groups inside at once not to disturb the bears. Bears come close to the fence so it’s easy to see them.

We warmly recommend this tour!
Written March 6, 2020
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TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written September 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tedi M
1 contribution
Amazing Day
Feb 2020
A really great trip-- the drive to the bear sanctuary through the mountains in the snow was amazing and the sanctuary itself was definitely worth seeing.

Alex was very nice and helpful and had some good facts about the castle, he was also able to tell us where to take the best photos from which we really appreciated. We had plenty of time to go round the castle ourselves and get lunch before the drive back. It was a really enjoyable day.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written March 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley A
5 contributions
A perfect day out to Transylvania
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was just my partner and I on the tour and we got picked up in a really nice car by Florin. Florin was so nice and helpful, and was very knowledgable about Bucharest and Romania. The views over the bear sanctuary were breathtaking, and the sanctuary itself is a great and eye-opening experience. Then at Bran Castle, Florin gave us plenty of time to explore the castle alone and we even got to have some dinner after at the castle restaurant. Overall I’d highly recommend this tour, Florin was a great tour guide and we had a fantastic day out.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written February 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maxime S
3 contributions
amazing day
Feb 2020 • Couples
we spent a superb day in the company of Doru. who did not fail to give us several explanations throughout the day. Very kind. the visits went very well.
Written February 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TransProtocol
Thank you!
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marius
1 contribution
Great family trip
Oct 2019 • Family
We had such a good time on this roadtrip. My 7 year old boy enjoyed visiting the bears and the local sightseeing, especially Dracula's Castle :)
Mr. Florin was a lovely host, punctual, professional and with a good sense of humor.
Written February 4, 2020
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Lubol22
Leeds, UK85 contributions
Wonderful day trip! Exceeded my expectations!
Feb 2020
My guide for the day was Doru who was punctual, polite, friendly and knowledgeble about the history of the region. He was a great driver and I felt very safe as we drove through the beautiful Carpathian Mountains - I did not expect views like that! Doru took me to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary (a lovely place rehoming Romanian bears from cages, circuses and zoos!) and Bran Castle where I also had some time to explore the local Village and market. I would highly recommend!
Written February 1, 2020
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TransProtocol
Thank you! Hope to see you again in Romania!
Written February 4, 2020
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Gigi
1 contribution
Wow! Fantastic experience!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Wonderful company!Fabulous ride at a great price,simply a breath of fresh air compared to what we' ve had to use before. Florin is a lovely guy and so easy to talk to. He made our experience really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend everyone to use this company! Keep it up& very well done!!
Written December 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Trans Protocol
JonH3178
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Wonderful experience!
Communication with the tour operator was clear and easy, the driver was very punctual, friendly and pleasant, and e
Andreea T
Andreea T
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Great
Very nice driver, great traveling experience. Very good English speaker. He is a very good guide, I have enjoyed th
T7621LMaurorag
T7621LMaurorag
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Best experience in Romania
I took this amazing tour and was the best choice. Our guide, Florin was very professional and full of knowledge abo
Ragu_12
Ragu_12
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Trans Protocol company and Romania sight seeing
From airport pickup, behaviour, to hotel arrangements and sight seeing itenery : excellently managed by Trans Proto
Padirajan
Padirajan
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Excellent trip with Trans Protocol
Last week I did a tour of Transylvania with Trans Protocol. It was very comfortable working with Anca, who was very
Padirajan
Padirajan
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What a spectacular tour ir was!
Last week I took the tour to Transfagarasan with Trans Protocol. Our driver guide and driver Florine was fantastic.
5908B
5908B
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custom trip
We had a wonderful trip with Florine who was our tour guide and driver. We spent 10 days in Bucharest and Transylva
Mirjam E
Mirjam E
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Bears & Dracula :)
We enjoyed our day in Transylvania with our driver Alex. He was a safe driver and a very helpful and polite person,
oyster713
oyster713
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Custom itinerary
Two couples from USA traveled through Romania for 10 days, with Florin from Trans Protocol. We went to Eforie Nord
StellaD181
StellaD181
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Bear Sanctuary and Bran
It was a joy to be guided by Florin Gheorge with Transprotocol through the Romanian Countryside. Florin was punctua
Dwightcr
Dwightcr
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Best tour of Translivania and more
Our tour guide Florin did an excellent job of showing us the highlights of Transylvania and Bulgaria. He was promp
Anne B
Anne B
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Great day out
We had a lovely day, with Florin as our guide. He was very knowledgable and gave us lots of interesting information
m_nus1
m_nus1
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Great Experience!
A friend of mine came from UK for a week in Bucharest and I decided to go for a trip to Peles and Bran Castles. No
Xan S
Xan S
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Amazing way to be introduced to the city!
We took this tour on our first day, and it was a fantastic way to orient us to the ins and outs of Bucharest. Flor
Alinatosam
Alinatosam
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Interesting, beautiful places!
Some friends from Greece came to visit us and we thought that a guide would make it easier for us to show them the
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