1 day
One Day Tour, Private Tour
Tour Type

The Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour from Bucharest will walk you through 3 different ages. In this tour we will see a king’s palace (Peles castle), a vampire’s castle (Bran Castle) and a Fortified city (Brasov City). So, let’s taste a little bit of the Transylvania history.

DEPARTURE/RETURN Bucharest (it can be changed at your request)
TRANSPORTATION Fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control
TOURIST GUIDE Certified English-Speaker Tourist Guide (speakers of other languages at request)
Natural cheese sampling Entrance fees to museums and sites included as per itinerary
Guided tours at all sites Fuel, parking fees and local taxes included
Certified English-Speaker tourist guide specialized in Romanian culture and history
Alcoholic beverages Souvenirs
Meal Gratuities of any kind
Photo/video fees at sites and museums


  • Benefit of complete flexibility of having the tour tailored on your requirements, in terms of the route, the duration and the features of the tour;
  • Enhance your experience through our choices of tours to match your particular interests and traveling style;
  • Enjoy the exceptional knowledge and expertise of Romania’s top rated licensed tourist guide with excellent reviews;
  • Discover the daily life, self-sufficiency and sustainability in the remote Saxon villages of Transylvania;
  • Visit Peles & Bran Castle and Brasov City from Bucharest;
  • Visit the luxury Peles Castle, “the pearl of the Carpathian Mountains”;
  • Visit Romania’s Transylvania region and Bran Castle, known as “Dracula’s Castle”;
  • Take a Brasov tour and have a great walking tour in the medieval city;
  • Make the most of your tour experience through our exclusively designed tours with all admissions included and not just only guided walks.

We leave at 8AM, in early morning from your hotel in Bucharest, to be sure that we won’t have surprises on the road because of the traffic. Our first stop is Sinaia, a mountain resort from the popular Prahova Valley where we’ll visit our first castle.

The day tour will begin with the tour of Peles Castle, castle used by the royal family in the 19th and 20th century. The mountain and the elegant gardens from around the castle adds even ore charm to this extraordinary castle. Inside, you will see the luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, Venetian mirrors, secret chambers, a royal armory, one of the finest collections of art in Eastern and Central Europe and exotic timbers and solid bronze doors.

A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the afternoon visit to the medieval Bran Castle, the second stop for us in Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour. The castle is built on a hilltop with view on each part of the valley. The castle got its fame from the novel “Dracula”, written by Bram Stoker and Dracula movie due later directed by Francisc Ford Copplola.

We will visit the castle’s many well-preserved rooms and chambers. Gothic furnishings and details help set the scene for ghastly legends of all that happened here, and will help you to discover the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the infamous Transylvanian Prince that once ruled these lands.

We will have time to take some souvenirs just outside of the castle, where you can find “Dracula” gifts, and local handmade things of wool and wood.

After or before the Bran Castle tour we will take a short break to eat something traditional in Bran.

Next up in the Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour is the Brasov tour where we will show you the highlights building and history of the old town. Starting more than 900 years ago the history of Brasov is very close to the knights, the Saxons and the invaders.

We will walk and talk about the Black Church, the narrowest street in Eastern Europe and about the life of the medieval population of the city.

You will understand why is the CROWN city and why we have two medieval parts of the city, the Romanian part and the Saxon one.

You will reach extraordinary places that will gave you some great views over the city, and very good spots for photos.

At the end of Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour we will hit the road back to Bucharest.

We will be back in Bucharest late in the evening, around 9PM.

Between September 15 and May 15, Peles Castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.

Between May 15 and September 15, Peles castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.

Between November 2 and December 1, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica – Pelisor Castle.

During the official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9pm – 10pm).

Bran Castle by Holiday to Romania
Vlad the Impaler - Dracula
Brasov Council Hall by Holiday to Romania
White Tower Brasov by Holiday to Romania
the Black Church by Holiday to Romania
Black Church Brasov by Holiday to Romania

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
Amy C
August 21, 2019

Highly recommend this tour. We had a great day out with Dan. He was very knowledgable, professional
and made the entire day enjoyable. He provided private tours of each castle, no need to wait in lines
and the whole process of organising and booking the tour went very smoothly.

Laura C
November 21, 2019

Adrian was a fabulous guide, who contacted us in advance. He was able to be our guide in Peles Castle which was very much a family castle as opposed to Bran Castle. We visited on Halloween, when the castle was completely decorated which amazed our guide!! Again Adrian was really knowledgeable. Fantastic little restaurant in Bran Castle grounds, with awesome soup. Brasov was an interesting little town- Adrian took us to a lovely local restaurant he knew where we shared local food. Excellent driver and attentive to our needs

Travis S.
December 23, 2019

We booked a custom tour of Peles and Bran castles because we had two infants in our group and thought three attractions would be too much for the little ones. Holiday To Romania arranged all tickets (except for the additional photo fee at Peles castle) and transportation for our group. Our guide (Vlad) picked us up and dropped us off in Brasov at our hotel. He offered lots of great information about each attraction and happily talked with us about Romania, its people, and its culture. This was a wonderful tour and we highly recommend using Holiday In Romania.

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