Start Time: 08:00 am Meeting point in Bucharest:Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square - in front of the little garden) Return time: aprox. 08:00 pm Returning point: Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square) Language: English
Price:69 EURO/adult, 35 Euro for children 7 - 12 years old
Book online for 2 adults and get 5% discount
Book online for 3 adults and get 8% discount
Book online for 4-8 adults (or more) and get 10% discount
This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles.
Peles Castle, erected between 1873 and 1914, has been the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family and it is the most visited museum in Romania.
Bran Castle (14th century) has been serving for ages as a military fortress controlling the entry route to Transylvania and it is nowadays frequently associated with Dracula"s myth.
On our way back, we will stop for a short walk in Brasov downtown, just to show you how a typical Transylvanian old city looked like.
This tour can be booked online until 5 PM Romanian time (Eastern Europe time: UTC + 2 hours) the day before the tour. If you want to book it after 5 PM for tomorrow, please call us.
This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
Between 16 Sep 2014 and 14 May 2015, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
Between 2 November 2015 and 1 December 2015, 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 9 -10pm).
Itinerary & visits:
Bucharest - Sinaia: Visit Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia - General Exhibition standard tour 1 hour (on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season you will visit Cantacuzino Palace in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel in Rasnov)
Sinaia - Bran: Visit Bran Castle (also known as Dracula"s Castle)
Bran - Brasov: Walking tour of Brasov downtown
Brasov - Bucharest
* During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov and the last one will be in Bran.
Transportation by minibus/bus
English speaking guide services
Entrance fees at Peles Castle (20 lei/adult), Bran Castle (30 lei/adult). Children, students and senior discounts are available at both castles based on a proper proof (student ID, etc)
Hotel pick-up/drop-off (within Bucharest):
The extra fee for hotel pick-up/drop-off is 10 Euro/person and the pick-up time is 07:30 am. During the booking process you can choose this extra service.
The following hotels are located within walking distance from the departure point and there is no need for a hotel pick-up: Hilton Athenee Palace, Radisson Blu, Berthelot, Amzei, Novotel, Grand Hotel Continental, Ramada Majestic, Capitol, Capsa, Opera.
Please note that the cost of taxi in Bucharest is not so high and it could be more convenient for you to take a taxi to the departure point. You can ask the reception of your hotel to order a taxi for you. Just tell the driver to take you to the Athenaeum ("Ateneu" in Romanian) in front of Hilton Hotel.
TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
Tourism licence no. 3462 from 06.07.2012 issued by Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism Romania
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy no. 30325 from 02.07.2014 valid from 08.07.2014 until 07.07.2015 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596