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Dracula Castle, Peles and Transylvania, Private Tour
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Dracula Castle, Peles and Transylvania, Private Tour

By Romania On The Map
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 1-99
Duration: 10–12 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Certified English-speaker guide, with 5 stars customer service experience
  • Pick-up and return at your hotel/private address in Bucharest
  • Private transportation with premium class vehicle/SUV or minivan, 2018-2020 models
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (approx. 20 euro)
  • Photo/Video tax
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please let us know the exact address in Bucharest from where you would like to be picked up.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport, Calea Bucureştilor 224E, Otopeni 075150, Romania
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 88448P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 88448P3

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        • Romania On The Map
          34
          Bucharest, Romania
          Joined in February 2019
        • micko330
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Authentic Transylvania with a superb guide
          This tour excelled in all respects. Daniel is a very knowledgeable and likeable guide, with very safe driving in a comfortable vehicle. We were so pleased to discover more of the history of Transylvania, and astonished at the authenticity of the Saxon villages. Daniel was very flexible, so that if we wanted to adjust the schedule a little, he was fine with that. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the authentic Transylvania, rather than the legendary myths, as it is an amazing and quite unique place.
          Written August 1, 2023
        • 164marko
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guide and I am certain great tour
          I had the pleasure of interacting with Daniel a lot in his previous role, and know that his extensive knowledge, and friendly helpful attitude could only be a huge asset to someone seeking more knowledge and tours in Bucharest and Romania. I would recommend him to any international (or local!) traveller.
          Written July 22, 2023
        • H4847VT_
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The guidenes in Bucharest was excellent
          Daniel , our guide was very patient, knowledgeable and very knowledgeable in every place we visited during our visit to Bankresht
          Written June 5, 2023
        • PeterHill_12
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Superb
          We had planned to hire a car or travel by train but decided to treat ourselves to a personal guide and we're so pleased we did. Daniel is a great guide (as well as being an excellent driver) - he is so knowledgeable about all things Romanian (and we quizzed him a lot!) and he guided us through some amazing sights and locations including the beautiful Sighosoara, Sibiu and Cluj as well as a monastery and an incredible salt mine. Absolutely fabulous experience hugely enhanced by our easy going guide, Daniel.
          Written May 19, 2023
        • InsightfulRNexplorer
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour by Daniel
          What an educational day! Daniel was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide as he drove us to the Bear Sanctuary, Dracula's Castle, and Brasov. My friend and I were a bit surprised at the cold, snowy weather as we arrived at the Bear Sanctuary for our tour. It was a little chilly, but the experience was one of my favorites in Romania - watching the bears and other wildlife here and learning about their stories. Daniel was very knowledgeable about the local areas and easily answered our questions about Romania as well. We also had a wonderful time exploring Dracula's castle and Brasov with Daniel as an informative guide. He took us to a quaint corner restaurant as well with excellent food. On our way back to Bucharest, we were also able to make an impromptu stop at the filming location of Wednesday's castle as well. We had a very memorable and enjoyable day with Daniel as a safe driver and informative guide.
          Written April 2, 2023
        • 520antoinetted
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Romania on the map
          We spent 2 days in Daniels company, Daniel is an excellent guide with impressive knowledge. He is fun to be around and very helpful. We had an amazing time and only wished we had been there longer. would definitely say he went above and beyond with some of the things we asked for. would definitely visit again and choose Daniel to be our guide.
          Written October 2, 2022
        • reverendmrblack
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Transylvania tour
          Daniel Dumitru was the best guide that we had during our entire time in Europe. We felt that he was very personable and lightened every situation. The price of the tour, was completely worth every penny. If you are planning a trip to Romania, plan on a privet tour with Daniel.
          Written July 22, 2022
        • 501marjoriep
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Superb 4 day tour of Bucharest, Transylvania and more with Daniel Dumitru
          My husband and I had a wonderful experience with licensed guide Daniel Dumitru of Romania on the Map. He guided us in his comfortable car for 4 days touring in Bucharest, through the Saxon villages of Transylvania, to Sibiu, up the winding Transfagarasan Road in the Carpathian Mountains, followed by a return to Bucharest. My husband walks slowly with a cane and Daniel found places to visit that would allow him to see the important sights. We stayed at a comfortable country hotel and gasthouse in Transylvania and learned so much about the history of Romania and daily life from Daniel who speaks excellent English. Friends who visited Romania in Spring 2021 recommended Daniel's services to us and we were not disappointed. Highly recommend Daniel Dumitru as a guide who offers day trips and more throughout Romania.
          Written October 2, 2021
        • Xphile1067
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bears and Vampires? A Win Win!
          My original booked tour for this combo canceled on me, less than 10 hours beforehand, since I was the only one on the tour. I scrambled in my hotel room to find another company that offered this combo, as I REALLY wanted to go to the sanctuary. I mean vampires and bears? What an amazing combo! So when I found these guys, I booked it immediately. They emailed me a little while later saying I was the only one on the tour, but they would honor it! I was picked up by Nicolas, and he was a great guide! He didn't just drive me to each place; he went into the castle with me, pointed out additional places and information and also did a few photo op's. It was a long day and a lot of walking, but so worth it! Castle Bran is always crowded, so be prepared for that. The Libearty Bear Sanctuary requires that you pay an entrance fee, but it's minimal, and so worth it! Over 100+ bears in this amazing place! Also stopped in the town of Brasov, which has great restaurants, German architecture and the Black Church. Nicolas made it enjoyable and I really thank this company for not canceling my trip!
          Written February 23, 2020
        • wwalkeriii1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Wonderfully Immersive Private Tour Experience!
          We were looking for a guide for a a 2 day tour of Transylvania The concierge of the Hilton Athenee Palace recommended we hire Daniel Dumitru. After speaking with him for a few minutes, I knew we had found the right guy. He sorted through the route options and destinations with us and assembled an amazing itinerary! On a beautiful sunny day, we started out towards the Tansfagarasan Highway. By the time we got to the top, it was cloudy and rain-soaked. A cup of hot tea at a summit lodge and then we descended back into sunshine. We even encountered some wild bears in the mountains there! We stayed in Sibiu and had an informative tour with Daniel. He knows a ton of Romanian history and has a knack for storytelling so that you never tire of the information. We stopped and toured a fortified town and church called Biertan, then made our way to Sighiasoara. We were supposed to part ways with Daniel here, as he had another booking. But we had a few more days of our Romanian trip, and had built such an affectionate rapport with Daniel, that he agreed to have a colleague cover his obligation, and he stayed with us for 4 additional days. We did so many interesting and fun things; we went to a bear rescue sanctuary and descended into a vast underground salt mine, where hundreds of people were playing games and hanging out in the therapeutic salt air. We stopped at Rasnov Fortress and enjoyed lunch in the UNESCO-recognized town of Viscri. We stayed in and toured the town of Brasov and really enjoyed Peles Castle. We avoided the touristy Bran Caste, instead enjoying the mountain views around Brasov. This was by far the longest private tour we'd taken, but it worked so well with the able assistance of Daniel. He picked us up in the morning, picked out places of interest (and for lunch!), negotiated entrances to attractions and generally smoothed everything out for us. I unreservedly recommend Romania on the Map and Daniel Dumitru if your travels take you to Romania. He will take care of you like he would a brother! Thanks so much for everything, Daniel!
          Written September 30, 2019
        • ggacretton
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip to Romania
          My wife and I travel to Constanta , the Danube delta , and Bucharest with 8 of our friends under the care of our guide Daniel Dumitru and his driver Wonderful trip , nice organization,good information and knowledge of the country great hospitality,good choice of restaurants, food and wines. We also visited the winery on the Danube, very nice selection of wines, 5 was selected and 5 was excellent and good , everyone bought some to take home ( & I know about wine , being from a wine county of Switzerland ) Thank you Daniel and the team top job 👍 Gerald Cretton Olja Muursepp
          Written July 27, 2019
        • andreichirtoc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An excellent experience
          Daniel has the perfect profile for a guide: he knows a lot of things, creates an open and fun atmosphere, is very professional and punctual. We strongly recommend him!
          Written June 25, 2019
        • DivyaT228
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well-curated tour of romania!
          We had a wonderful 3 day tour with Daniel and the variety we covered was perfect. The pace of the tour was excellent and we saw so much of romania very comfortably. Daniel has extensive knowledge of romania’s history and culture and also introduced us to authentic Romanian restaurants along the way. We highly recommend his private tour company to all who visit this beautiful country!
          Written April 1, 2019
        • Omar F
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Fabulous tour by Romania on the Map
          Daniel is passionate about what he does and it shows in the care he takes to plan the tour and the small details he takes care of to make the trip flawless . He also knows his Romanian food and wine- so do take tips on where and what to eat and drink. We explored Bucharest. Sinai , Brasov with him and it was fantastic. Romania is Beautiful and Daniel knows it well!
          Written February 28, 2019
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        Westwood182
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022 • Couples
        My husband booked this very last minute for my birthday as our original trip had fallen through the night before and we had been let down. I am so glad he did because from picking us up to dropping us off, Alin and Oana were amazing!! They were so friendly and polite, and they made the whole day a fantastic experience. We really could not have asked for anything more. The knowledge they shared with us throughout the whole day was second to none. They really did have us at ease from the first instance. Thank you ever so much for making it a trip to remember. The best day or our holiday by far.
        Written October 28, 2022
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        Dear Westytraveller182, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience on TripAdvisor/Viator experience. I am glad to hear the tour was up to your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to Romania! Kind regards, Daniel
        Written January 7, 2023
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        Erik S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Couples
        Our driver and guide, Daniel, is an absolutely lovely person and the epitome of professionalism through and through. He certainly made our day trip to Bran, Brasov and Peles Castle a thoroughly enjoyable experience. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about all and everything related to Romanian history and most every question you might have along the way, plus he knows the inns and outs of alternative roads and ways to bypass parts of the inevitable heavy traffic. Definitely recommend booking a trip with him and his tour manager company.

        As for the places we visited, Peles Castle is probably the highlight, with it's extravagance that surpassed all expectations. The town of Bran and the historical military castle was also quite interesting, while having a traditional Romanian lunch in Brasov, and a stroll through the streets of its old town was certainly something to remember.
        Written December 31, 2023
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        Dear Erik, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review! I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour and that you took nice memories from our country, I wish you a Happy New Year, with lots of health and happiness and I look forward to welcoming you back to Romania! Kind regards, Daniel
        Written January 5, 2024
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        Sue B
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What an absolutely perfect day. Daniel was so professional and so knowledgeable and gave us the opportunity to set our own schedule and time . He was an excellent driver and had bottles of water waiting for us and a beautiful vehicle. So friendly And has so much pride in his country.. We would definitely use him again. We were 3 couples traveling together.
        Written October 27, 2022
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        Dear Sue, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review on the Viator platform! I am happy to read of your satisfaction and I look forward to welcoming you back to Romania in the near future! Kind regards, Daniel
        Written October 28, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Benedikt A
        Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour and the company was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at. And ot did not disappoint. The car was good, but Daniel, our guide, was incredible. Easy going, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. No matter what we asked him, he knew the answer.
        The tour itself was very good, interesting, and informative.
        I'm so glad we took this tour and would not like to have missed it. I highly recommend it .
        Written August 25, 2023
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        Dear Benedikt, I thank you once again for choosing our agency on your trip to Transylvania and for taking the time to share your positive experience on TripAdvisor platform! I am happy to hear that you have all enjoyed the tour! I look forward to welcoming you back to Romania for other interesting sights. Kind regards, Daniel
        Written August 26, 2023
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        Mikael B
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Family
        A fantastic day, filled with memories of this most dramatic place, the castle Bran and Transylvania... Our guide Florin was indeed the perfect driver and guide, having a great knowledge as well as a geunuine interest and pride of his countrys colorful history. And he most gladly and willingly shared it with us. A perfect guide for a perfect trip into Romanian history.
        Written November 5, 2023
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        Dear Mikael, I thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience on the TripAdvisor platform. I am glad to hear that Florin was up to your expectations and that you have taken some nice memories from Transylvania. We look forward to welcoming you back to Romania for other beautiful sights! Kind regards, Daniel
        Written November 7, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nathalie F
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had an amazing day with Fiorin a professional driver in very clean and comfortable car. He is a extremely knowledgeable guide with excellent English . He made our visit VIP, skipping lines , took us to best place for lunch and stops . Must visit Transylvania when in Bucharest.
        Written October 20, 2022
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        Dear Nathalie, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your great feedback! I was happy to read of your satisfaction and that my colleague Florin was up to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Romania soon! Best regards, Daniel
        Written October 21, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        FRED C
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Family
        Beautiful Castle to visit
        Not scary but scary if you visit the torture wing of the castle
        Beautiful view and quiet place all around the castle to walk and relax.

        Highly recommended.
        Written February 12, 2020
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        Dear FredCatana, I thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback on TripAdvisor platform! I was happy to read of your satisfaction and I do hope you have enjoyed the rest of the tour equally. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Romania! Best regards, Daniel
        Written February 14, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        susan davis
        Gulf Breeze, FL7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        We spent three days with Daniel on three different tours and enjoyed every minute we were together. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the country, he knows details of all the sites he takes you to and has unique sites that you won’t find on other tours. Daniel has great interpersonal skills and is determined to provide a WOW experience and exceed your expectations.
        Written November 25, 2019
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        Dear DrSuz1, I thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience on TripAdvisor platform and I look forward to welcoming back to Romania one day! Best regards, Daniel
        Written February 14, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Ralismom
        Encinitas, CA19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Couples
        We hired Daniel to be our guide for several day trips. He is totally passionate about his work. He has a great sense of humor and was so accommodating. He is reasonably priced and well worth the money.
        Written May 3, 2019
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        Dear Ralismom, Thank you for the great feedback and for taking the time to share it on TripAdvisor! I look forward to welcoming you back to Romania in the near future. Best regards, Daniel
        Written May 6, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Reem D
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        Our 15 hour tour was the most pleasant experience with outstanding tour guide, Daniel. Very comfortable ride and most pleasant and knowledgeable tour guide.
        Written January 5, 2024
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        Dear Reem, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience on TripAdvisor platform. I am glad to read about your satisfaction. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Romania! Kind regards, Daniel
        Written January 9, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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