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Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up provided by Bike The City

Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up

Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up
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About
Explore the roots of Dracula's legend on a day tour and visit two of Transylvania's most famous castles on a semi private tour, with maximum 6 people. You will be picked up from your hotel between 07:00 and 08:00 am and the transportation will be made by minivan equipped with top of the range interior. On the way to our first stop your guide will make you an overview perspective about the places that will be visited and approach topics like Romania's Latin roots, Early Medieval times and the Muslim threat, Vlad the Impaler between myth and reality, Modern Romania and Hohenzollern Dynasty, Collapse of the Monarchy and the rise of communism. After visiting Bran Castle you will have a nice lunch in a traditional food restaurant and you will hear about the origins and influences of the Romanian cuisine. On the way back to Bucharest you can enjoy the car's DVD system and watch thematic movies about Peles Castle and communist times.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-14 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: 12-14 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: 62236P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
12–14 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please specify your hotel in booking details
  • 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
  • Monday and Tuesday Peles Castle is closed and we will visit Rasnov Medieval Citadel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please specify your hotel in booking details
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–14 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Monday and Tuesday Peles Castle is closed and we will visit Rasnov Medieval Citadel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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Zoilly M
1 contribution
Great tour!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Alex is the best. The best guided experience ever. He is so friendly, and kind. I would do tour again, any time. Thank you Alex. Egészségedre!
Written 14 September 2021
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Cheryl R
11 contributions
An amazing day at the castles
Jun 2020
We took this tour on 10th June, 2020. Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide, who's also a good driver. :-) The castles are amazing, and their history is incredibly interesting. We highly recommend taking this tour with our guide 'the Highlander'. :-)
Written 11 June 2020
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Kay N
24 contributions
Excellent Experience
My friend and I had a brilliant day out with the “Highlander”. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The castles were beautiful and we had plenty of time to see everything. We were taken to a lovely restaurant near Peles Castle that served traditional Romanian food which was a real treat. Traffic was very bad but as long as you are prepared for this the trip is amazing. We had a great time even in the traffic with our own Queen concert 😀.
Written 12 March 2020
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YuliaS
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Great private tour
Mar 2020 • Family
We had a good time and enjoy the tour very much, our guide tour “highlander” was very nice, very informative, very helpful and patient coz we travelled with 2 years old son which had a tantrum sometimes.. At the end of tour, highlander give us some souvenirs! Photo print and a bottle of wine! Very nice guy.. thank you! It was great experience for us..
Written 9 March 2020
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Oliver Z
1 contribution
Nice trip
Feb 2020
It was a very nice trip. The guide was very motivated and we really enjoyed it visiting the two castles. I absolutely can recommend it!
Written 26 February 2020
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Mike S
1 contribution
Enjoyed it through and through
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and my wife had a great time visiting. Guide was on time, very helpful and informative. We enjoyed visiting both castles. Special thanx to Horia for hospitality and great soundtrack. 🤘🔥
Written 25 February 2020
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Sasch
Bern, Switzerland18 contributions
Memories for a lifetime, and beyond
Feb 2020 • Solo
Being on a big journey around Easter Europe, landing in Bucharest, one thing I wanted to do was going to Transilvania, visiting Bran's Castle.
The best way to do this is to go with a guide; little had I known that it would become one of my best memories that would last for a lifetime, and beyond.
We were three people and the guide, a Fantastic man from Romania: H. the Highlander, from, you guessed it, the Romanian Highlands; a guide with no one to compare him with, truly a unique Person!
We had so much fun, discovered so many new things. It was a day that would become one of the best in my life so far.
The Highlander truly loves what he does; with all his positive energy he made us so comfortable and happy that time passed so fast we didn't even realise it. We visited Bran's Castle, Vlad Țepeș, Dracula, something everyone has to do if they visit this wonderful contury, but not alone; let H. take you to that amazing region, let him guide you and learn things so fascinating you can't even imagine right now, reading this.
Afterwards we went to the Summer residence of King Karol, the last home to the Royal Romanian Family; it was astonishing, no words could describe it with justice, it has to be seen, and felt.
Ending with a wonderful dinner, eating traditional romenian food, we drove back to Bucharest, listening to amazing music that everyone of us four loved, having a great ride as we did on our way there.
You won't feel like you've been in Romania if you don't partecipate in this tour, that's it.
He also does a Bike ride around Bucharest, showing you the city and telling you its secrets, one thing I will do next time, because there will surely be a next time.
Thank you again, H. The Highlander, you gave me a memory I will bring with me into the Universe, along the rest of all star dust, when the time has come, that is priceless. Multemesc!
Written 22 February 2020
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Margie G
Abbots Bromley, UK61 contributions
Wonderful Day Out
Feb 2020
On the day of the trip my Husband and I was expecting it to be cancelled due to a heavy snow fall the night before everywhere was covered in a thick layer of snow. How wrong we were Horia turns up on the dot at 7.30am. Feeling a little apprehensive about the journey because of the weather Horia assured us that his snow tyres were on and there was nothing to worry about. How right he was driving in Romania in bad weather was nothing like driving in England. His driving was excellent!
It turns out that we were the only couple on the trip so we had our personal guide.
Horia was incredible, his knowledge about both castles and the history of Romania were really good.
We were so glad that we decided to visit both castles as they were both beautiful.
Horia sat with us for lunch and recommeded a local dish we tried and thoroughly enjoyed.
It was a long day and a little more expensive than some of the shorter trips but it was well worth the money and would highly recommend.
Horia was telling us that he was an avid fan of Black Sabbeth he was amused when I told him that I was born and raised in Aston Birmingham around the same time as Ozzy.
Many thanks to Horia for making our day so perfect and memorable.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Benjamin C
1 contribution
Brilliant, personal tour!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Thank you for the most incredible day. Horia and Alex could not have been more knowledgeable about both the castles visited (and their associated history) and recommendations for places to visit in Bucharest.

This tour was our first day in Romania and we could not have received a warmer welcome. Tour guides all over the world should be taking lessons in hospitality from Horia and Alex; Bike the City are first class professionals in what they do.

Thank you both again for a fantastic day.
Written 2 February 2020
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Carlos
1 contribution
Bran Castle visit
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was really a good experience to visit Cantacuzino and Bran Castles. Horia was an excellent guide, he made the long trip really interesting. Thanks
Written 27 January 2020
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Strongly recommended!
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Great tour to do early on visit
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Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up will start at 7:30 AM. Discover and book Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up on Tripadvisor


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Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up on Tripadvisor