Peles and bran / dracula's castle tour by Eddie

A must-do two castle tour when visiting Romania, a small group day tour by Eddie

In a single day you have the chance to explore two of the most beautiful or famous castles in the world and a charming Transylvanian medieval town. Thus, this is maybe the best castle tour you could get.

Peles Castle is very much connected to our Royal Family, being built by our first king, Carol I of Romania, in 1883. This unique building was meant to be a royal summer residence and the cradle of this Dynasty in Romania.

Bran Castle was initially a medieval fortress and later on a lovely summer residence owned by The Queen Marie of Romania. Bran Castle became the very famous Dracula's Castle for many reasons, but a very strong one was Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. We are talking about a 650 years old castle placed on a cliff, somewhere in South Eastern Transylvania, a land full of legends and ancestral beliefs about a variety of evil creatures.

Finally, Brasov, a typical Transylvanian medieval town, placed at the mountain foot. Here you'll see the Black Church - the largest gothic church in this part of Europe. Moreover, this beautiful town has some  connections with Vlad the Impaler - Dracula.

Welcome to Transylvania!  Ha ha ha ha haaaa...

Great Trip   ★★★★★

Edward our guide for this trip made it the best trip ever. We visited the Castle Peles the Black Church and Bran Castle.

ROBERT F WROTE A REVIEW JUN 2019

Tour Details

  • Tour type

    Private/Shared day tour. This is a small group tour, up to 5 people. For a shared tour, the minimum number of people is 3 and the maximum number of people is 5. In case of less than 3 the tour will be canceled and you could book a private tour instead

  • Tour availability

    The tour runs all year round. Please check for availability via email or WhatsApp/Mobile phone

  • Language

    This tour is held in English. However, I can help a bit the Italian tourists with my basic level of Italian language (parlo un po’ di italiano)

  • Starting time

    08:00 a.m.

  • Tour duration

    12-13 hours. This may vary depending on road and traffic conditions, castle queues or any unexpected reason

  • Tour lenght

    Approx. 400 km round trip

  • Pick-up

    Private groups – at you hotel or place in Bucharest. Shared groups – The Romanian Athenaeum – main entrance – by the columns. This is close to almost all the hotels in Bucharest city center (10-20 minutes walking). Please use the map at the end of this page. The exact address is 1-3 Benjamin Franklin st., Bucharest

  • Drop-off

    Private groups – at you hotel or place in Bucharest. Shared groups – The Romanian Athenaeum

  • Payment

    At the moment we accept cash payment only. You are going to pay in the day of your tour, before the end of the tour

  • What's included

    Tour guidance – by Eddie – certified national tour guide | Transportation – is FREE of charge, you are going to pay for the tour guidance only | Peles Castle interior standard tour (entrance fee not included, approx. 1 hour + some free time to explore the gardens) | Bran Castle interior standard tour (entrance fee not included, approx. 40 minutes + some free time to explore the gardens and to buy souvenirs) | Brasov City – Historical Centre short walking tour (including exterior visit of the Black Church) and some free time/lunch time

  • Not included

    Any entrance fees (Peles Castle – 30 lei/6 euro/adult | 15lei/3 euro/senior age over 65; Bran Castle – 40 lei/8 euro/adult | 30 lei/6 euro/senior age over 65) | Food and drinks | Souvenirs | Personal expenses

Pricing for Peles Castle and Bran Castle /  Dracula's Castle tour by Eddie

10 percent off in September *On orders over ‪€250
  • Private Groups of 1-2 people

    Price per group: 199 euro

  • Private Groups of 3-5 people

    Price per person: 79 euro

  • Shared groups of up to 5 people

    Price per person: 75 euro

 

Highlights - Peles Castle and Bran Castle / Dracula's Castle tour by Eddie 

  • Small Group Tour - up to 5 people. Due to the group small size, the shared tour version is  almost private in many ways. You'll get more value and fun
  • Prahova Valley - two beautiful Romanian regions, Wallachia and Transylvania are connected by a few valleys, and a very famous one is Prahova Valley
  • Sinaia - the Royal City - a splendid mountain resort on Prahova Valley. Peles Castle is located here, built as a summer residence by King Carol I of Romania, our first king
  • Peles Castle - a top 3 most beautiful castle in Europe, the cradle of the Royal Dynasty, this unique building is placed at the foot of the picturesque and wild Bucegi Mountains
  • Brand Castle - also known as Dracula's Castle after Bram Stoker's famous character Count Dracula, inspired by our Wallachian ruler Vlad the Impaler
  • Brasov - an important Transylvanian city having a well-preserved and charming medieval area, and of course, the Black Church is here - the largest one in Romania today

Bran  Castle / Dracula's Castle

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A Transylvanian - Gothic building, defense fortress, royal summer residence, loved by our great Queen Marie of Romania

Peles Castle gardens

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Italian Neo-Renaissance terraces, statues and fountains. An incredibly beautiful combination of both natural and human-made pieces of art

Itinerary - Peles Castle and Bran Castle / Dracula's Castle tour by Eddie 

Our tour starts early in the morning, in order to avoid Bucharest rush hour traffic. We head north toward Transylvania.

First stop is Sinaia, our beautiful royal city and mountain resort, where we are going to visit Peles Castle, the former royal summer residence of The Royal House of Romania. Back on the road and we step into  the gothic Transylvania after crossing the picturesc Carpathian Mountains.

Next stop will be Brasov City, for lunch and a short walking tour. I have beautiful stories to tell about this charming place and you will discover here the Old Town and admire the Council Square, the Black Church and the Rope Street.

Then, if you'll have enough courage 🙂 we are going to hunt Count Dracula at Bran Castle, our last stop before Bucharest.

Our tour ends in Bucharest after a full beautiful day.

For private tours - by request - we could skip (ongoing) some of the tour components in order to have more time for others. Also,  we could have a different tour configuration, based on a prior request.

Good things to know before you book 

  • The shared version of this tour is not suitable for individuals with walking disabilities (especially Bran Castle involves climbing stairs). You may opt for the private version. Please contact us and we will try to offer the best option to you.
  • Peles Castle is closed on  Mondays. In this case we are going to visit Cantacuzio Palace, placed in Busteni,  close to Sinaia and Peles Castle.
  • Due to the traffic conditions,  we cannot guarantee the return hour.
  • During weekend time and official holidays, usually the traffic level is higher and our tour could last more hours than specified.
  • For a shared tour, we can run this tour with a minimum of 3 people. In case we have less than 3 people, the tour will be canceled unilaterally. In this case you will have the following options: get a full refund if you have payed any amount for this tour (currently we don't accept advance payments); opt for the same tour but a private one; opt for the same shared tour on some other date.
  • We can unilaterally cancel  the tour for important reasons as follows: force-majeur issues (E.g. roads blocked by snowfall; unavailable tour components; personal health problems, etc). In this case you will be notified prior to the tour starting hour with a text message on the same phone number or email you used to contact us. If your tour has been canceled you have the following options: get a full refund if you have payed any amount for this tour (currently we don't accept advance payments); opt for the same tour but a private one; opt for the same shared tour on some other date.
  • Eddex Travel cannot be held  responsible/liable if during our tour we find any site closed without a prior notice and also we  cannot be made responsible/liable for any reason from the moment you  arrive
  • Transportation – is FREE of charge, you are going to pay for the tour guidance only. Please Note: Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not cover any travel risks by a travel insurance or in any other way. Given the fact that travelling involves always some risks, we strongly recommend you to have a valid travel insurance to cover any potential risks, such as and not limited to: any unpleasant event, accident or even death, taking place during this tour. Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not be held responsible/liable for any consequences, regardless of whose fault generated the consequences

Please use the map below to reach our meeting point (for shared tours)

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