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From Bucharest: Day Trip To Dracula's Castle - Small Group

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Duration: 12 hr.
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  • Set out from the metropolis of Bucharest for an intriguing full-day tour through Romania's stunning yet mysterious cities.
  • With a small tour group of no more than 9 guests and an expert tour guide leading the way, you're guaranteed an intimate touring experience.
  • Visit the city of Sinaia first, and two attractions here- Peles Castle (an emblem of Romanian royalty) and the Sinaia Monastery, the 300-year-old historic soul of the city.
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Transylvania as you visit Bran Castle, otherwise famously known as The Dracula's Castle .
  • Discover the breezy city of Brasov finally, a city that boasts a unique blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
  • Walk past the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hircher House, and baroque-styled buildings from the Austro-Hungarian times.
  • Enjoy round-trip hotel transfers, ensuring you don't have to worry about arranging transportation in a new city.
  • Note: Starting from Oct 25, 2021, for anyone aged 13 and above, entry to the venue will only be permitted if a green pass is shown. Proof of vaccination or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a quick COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours will do. Children up to 12 years of age don't need to show a green pass but to enter the venue, they have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • Ages 6yrs and below enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Bran Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Head over to Transylvania's Bran Village for a tour of one of its most popular attractions, Bran Castle (or more popularly known as Dracula’s Castle’).
  • Your skip-the-line ticket lets you waltz past long ticketing lines and walk right into this majestic medieval fortress.
  • As you walk past eerie hallways, spooky towers, secret passageways, and tiny rooms, you'll find out intriguing facts about this castle.
  • For breathtaking views, head to the top of the terrace and visit the royal garden.
  • Note: Starting from Oct 25, 2021, for anyone aged 13 and above, entry to the venue will only be permitted if a green pass is shown. Proof of vaccination or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a quick COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours will do. Children up to 12 years of age don't need to show a green pass but to enter the venue, they have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • You can redeem your ticket at the Transylvanian Wonders Office.
  • Swap your voucher for a paper ticket here.
  • The point is located just 5 minutes away from the castle.
  • You'll find the office opposite La Cristi restaurant.
  • Address: Strada Valea Porţii 2, Bran 507025, Romania.
  • Infants aged 0-6 enter for free. Children aged 7-17, students aged 18 and above, and senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Skip The Line: Guided Tour of Bran Castle

€25
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Duration: 1 hr.
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  • Head out to the Bran Village for a mystery-coated adventure through one of Transylvania's most popular attractions, Dracula's Castle!
  • Dedicated skip-the-line tickets into Bran Castle along with the company of an expert tour guide is the perfect duo for this experience.
  • As you walk past Gothic chambers, eerie passageways, creeping towers, and secret rooms, embrace every moment of the hair-raising tour.
  • You'll be showered with facts, secrets, and stories about the main resident of this castle, Vlad III Dracula.
  • There are many locations within the palace that serve as great photo backdrops, so don't forget to bring along your cameras!
  • Note: Starting from Oct 25, 2021, for anyone aged 13 and above, entry to the venue will only be permitted if a green pass is shown. Proof of vaccination or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a quick COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours will do. Children up to 12 years of age don't need to show a green pass but to enter the venue, they have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Children aged 7- 17yrs, students aged 18- 25yrs, and senior citizens aged 65yrs and above enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The Real Dracula Castle Tour with visit to Poenari Fortress and Targoviste

€79
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Duration: 11 hr.
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  • One of things that Romania is most known for, it's Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, whose character was inspired by the former Wallachian prince - Vlad the Impaler.
  • It is said that he has killed 40,000 to 100,000 Europeans by impaling them.
  • On this tour, you will be visiting the places that have a connection with the "real" Dracula, Vlad the Impaler.
  • First, make your way from Bucharest to Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia, where Vlad the Impaler used to rule from.
  • Follow your guide into the lovely Princely Court, an architectural complex built between the 15th and 17th centuries.
  • Vsit the Chindia Tower, which is now an emblem of the city.
  • It is also known for its viewing platform that can be reached by climbing a flight of more than 100 stairs, and its exhibition on Vlad the Impaler.
  • Continue onwards to Curtea de Arges, to the 16th-century cathedral, regarded as one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Romania.
  • It is a striking example of Byzantine architecture and boasts of an intriguing legend about a builder who had to sacrifice someone dear to him in order to finish the monastery.
  • A major highlight of your tour will be the visit to the Poenari Fortress, home of Vlad the Impaler.
  • You can only get here after climbing 1,480 concrete steps.
  • At the top, catch the stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains.
  • Listen as your guide narrates the fascinating story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most impressive figures in history.
  • On your way back to Bucharest, pause at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period.
  • It took 5.5 years to construct this lake, and 42 km of tunnel excavation through 1.768 million m3 of rock.
  • The lake is located right next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world."
  • Note: This tour is not suitable for families with children aged less than 7 years.
  • Starting from Oct 25, 2021, for anyone aged 13 and above, entry to the venue will only be permitted if a green pass is shown. Proof of vaccination or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a quick COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours will do. Children up to 12 years of age don't need to show a green pass but to enter the venue, they have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • Children aged 7-11yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Small-Group Transylvania Tour: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle & Visit to Brasov

€69
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Duration: 12 hr.
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  • This all-day guided excursion from Bucharest to Transylvania with a small tour group and transfers ticks all the boxes!
  • Ask your burning questions about all things Romanian to your expert tour guide who will be happy to start a friendly debate with you.
  • On your way to two of Romania's most popular castles, sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the rolling Carpathian Mountains from your seat.
  • Visit Peles Castle first, the Romanian Royal Family's former residence that is easily one of the most visited castles in the country.
  • Walk through the famous Bran Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stocker’s novel, 'Dracula' (based on Vlad the Impaler).
  • Taste delicious Romanian traditional food - meals are not included, but you will have a lunch break and some excellent discounts made available.
  • Experience Romanian culture and hospitality first-hand with a lively walking tour through the Old Town of Brasov, as you follow an attraction-filled route!
  • Starting from Oct 25, 2021, for anyone aged 13 and above, entry to the venues will only be permitted if a green pass is shown. Proof of vaccination or an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a quick COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours will do. Children up to 12 years of age don't need to show a green pass but to enter the venue, they have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

Inclusions

  • Certified English-speaking tour guide
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Italian and French (available on your mobile phone)
  • Pick up from meeting point in Bucharest
  • Round trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi on board
  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru’ cu bere, Hanu’ lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (can be purchased from the guide/at the venue)
  • Lunch (around 50 lei per person) – there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together with the group or individually
  • Indoor photography fee at Peles castle - optional (35 lei/camera)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Children aged 7- 11 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • The minimum age required to participate in this tour is 7.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Take a Bran Castle Tour 

Popularly known as Count Dracula’s castle, Bran Castle has a reputation for being spooky. This medieval fortress is situated on the edge of a cliff near the border of Wallachia, allowing it to be a magnificent vantage point for any incoming attacks. Along with this, the castle is also referred to as Count Dracula’s Castle, which further reinforced its spookiness. 

With rich history and culture hidden behind its walls, Bran Castle is most definitely a must-visit for any travel enthusiast. 

Why Visit Bran Castle?

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Bran Castle Ticket Options Explained

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Skip the Line Tickets

On some busy days, Bran Castle may be quite crowded and the ticket lines might be quite long. To avoid spending too much time waiting in lines, you can get a skip-the-line ticket. This ticket gives you direct entry into Bran Castle and helps you spend more time exploring the castle. 

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Skip The Line: Guided Tour of Bran Castle

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Guided Tour Tickets

The guided tour tickets for Bran Castle allow you to learn the deep secrets of Bran Castle with an expert guide. Learn about the secret behind why Bran Castle is known as Dracula’s Castle and the frightening tales of Vlad the Impaler. These tickets also include skip-the-line access.

Skip The Line: Guided Tour of Bran Castle

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Day-Trip Tickets

These tickets allow you to be a part of a small-group guided tour from Bucharest to Transylvania. This includes transportation along with round-trip transfers and an experienced guide to deeply explore the culture of Romania. Visit Bran Castle along with Peles Castle, a former Romanian Royal Family residence. 

From Bucharest: Day Trip to Dracula's Castle - Small Group

The Real Dracula Castle Tour with Visit to Poenari Fortress and Targoviste

Small-Group Transylvania Tour: Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle & Visit to Brasov

Discounted Prices

Children aged 7-11, students above the age of 18 and senior citizens above the age of 65 can enjoy discounted prices on their tickets. 

Cancellation Policy

You can get a full refund if you cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before the schedule. 

Which Tickets to Bran Castle Should I Book? 

1. If You Want to Save Time

If you already have your entire vacation planned out and you want to save time, then you can simply book a Skip-the-Line ticket. This ticket allows you to walk past long ticket queues and head straight into Bran Castle to allow you to explore it at your own pace. 

2. If You’re on a Budget

If you want to cut back on your vacation expenses, we’d suggest you book our cheapest tickets, the Skip-the-Line tickets. Not only do you get to skip the ticket lines, but these tickets are also easy on your pockets. Visit Bran Castle slightly early in the day to avoid the crowds. 

3. If You Want a Guided Tour

If you’re interested in learning about the rich and eventful history of Bran Castle, then we recommend you pick a guided tour ticket. With an expert guide alongside, you get to learn more about the beloved Queen Marie and her beautiful home. 

4. If You Have a Day to Spare

If you want a fun excursion along with a guided tour of Bran Castle, then you should pick our Small-Group Transylvania Tour or the Real Dracula Tour or even the Day Trip to Dracula’s Castle tickets. Each of them comes with its own adventures to make your visit to Romania unforgettable. 

Explore Bran Castle

Castle Rooms
Torture Museum
History of Dreads
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Bran Castle has 57 rooms in total, some of which are well-restored for tourist visits. King Ferdinand’s rooms are quite well-restored and contain ornate furniture along with providing a beautiful view of the villages below. You can also explore the residence of Queen Marie and take a look at some of her belongings that depict her deep love for the castle. 

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There is a small torture museum located on the second floor of the castle. It is placed in a private room, which further leads to smaller rooms and then into a private balcony. You can discover some of the ancient torture tools that were used within these walls, including a chair of torture, the rack, an iron maiden, and much more. 

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If you’re brave enough to face the creatures of the night, then the 4th floor of the castle dives deep into Romanian Mythology. Famous creatures of the night like the werewolf, the Grim Reaper, the Strigoi, the Iele, and many more come into the light to tell you stories of how they haunt the nights of nearby residents. 

Bran Castle Highlights

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Narrow Stairway

There is a narrow stairway in the castle that once used to be a secret. This passage allows just one person to fit at a time and connects the first floor to the third. An antique fireplace acted as the secret entrance to the stairway. 

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The Donjon

Bran Castle has a lovely round tower that showcases its architecture with its stone and wooden walls. Made in Gothic architecture, the Donjon is one of the biggest highlights of this castle. Unfortunately, the old tower that stood here was struck by lightning and the new, remarkably well-kept tower, dates from 1593. 

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Ancient Items

Bran Castle has a remarkable connection of various items within. Queen Marie collected sets of china, books, statues and icons. King Ferdinand’s room has a lovely collection of ornate furniture, a set of daggers and royal treasures. You can also find some Romanian pottery, paintings, hand-carved fixtures around the castle and other subtle details. 

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Time Tunnel

Constructed in a 59-meter-deep old well that was later converted into an elevator shaft, the Time Tunnel at Bran Castle is a horizontal gallery that features some of Romania’s scariest mythological creatures. It is also the longest-approved ride between two elevator stops (31.5 meters) in the area. 

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Old Water Well

There is an old water well at Bran Castle that isn’t a well anymore. You can, however, explore the top of this well, which just functions as a decorative feature now. When the fortress was built in the 1400s, a 60-foot-deep well was drilled through solid rock, and there also used to be a secret room right above the water level that once held the castle’s treasures.

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Queen Marie’s Heart

After the beloved Queen Marie passed away, her heart was placed in a chapel close to the castle upon her request. She wanted to remain close to her home. You can visit this shrine close across the brook at the edge of the woodland. 

Bran Castle as Dracula’s Castle

Bran Castle is situated deep in the valleys of Transylvania on the edge of a cliff, and because of its location, this is the only castle that fits the description of the spooky castle that Count Dracula resided in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. Some people also believe that Vlad the Impaler, the notorious Wallachian Prince, was the inspiration for Count Dracula’s character. 

However, Bram Stoker never validated any of these claims. In fact, Bram Stoker never even set foot into Bran Castle. The castle described in the novel was inspired by some illustrations of Bran Castle that Bram Stoker found during his research. Apart from this, there seems to be no other connection between Bran Castle and Dracula’s Castle. 

After the castle gained much popularity among enthusiasts for this rumored connection, the government of Romania decided to market the castle as Dracula’s castle to improve tourism. 

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Plan Your Visit to Bran Castle

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  • Everyone aged 13 and above will need to show a vaccination certificate or a negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours to gain entry into the castle. 
  • Children aged 12 and below need not show a certificate but will need to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. 
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly sanitized. 
  • You may or may not be subject to temperature checks. 
  • Face masks, social distancing within the premises and regular sanitization during your visit are recommended. 
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Wheelchair Accessibility: Unfortunately, the inside of the castle is not accessible by wheelchair as you will have to take steps to get inside. However, the surrounding gardens are still wheelchair accessible, allowing you to soak in the beautiful scenery around the castle. 

Pets: Pets are not allowed inside the castle. You can, however, bring them to the Royal Park at the castle as long as they remain under your supervision. 

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Toilets: There are public-access toilets available outside the castle near the main entrance. However, you will only be able to access them via a slope. 

Photography: You are allowed to take amateur photos and videos of Bran Castle. For professional filming or photography, you will need a signed contract. Charges are customized. 

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The Casa de ceai restaurant at Bran Castle is temporarily closed at the moment. Here are some other great options nearby!

Bran Chalet: Enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian meal from their a-la-carte menu. 

Restaurant Bran Parc: Less than a 10-minute walk from the castle, this restaurant has a beautiful ambiance for a lovely meal with your loved ones. 

Vila Bran: This restaurant offers a wide range of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. 

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Budget Hotels: Pensiunea Iulia, Veverița, Pensiunea Bianca

Mid-Range Hotels: Trattoria Al Gallo, Transilvania Lodge, Contele Vladimir

Luxury Hotels: Monte Crai Chalet, On Top Chalet, Conacul Törzburg

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Râșnov Citadel: Built by the Germanic Teutonic Knights in the 11th century and expanded by the Saxons in the 12th, this citadel functioned as a refuge against the Tatar invasion. It’s about 14 km away from Bran Castle.

Prejmer Fortified Church: Like Râșnov Citadel, this fortified church was also built to protect people from invasions. It’s the largest of the 3 fortified churches near Bran and is most definitely worth a visit. 

Peles Castle: This Neo-Renaissance castle is a 9-hour journey from Bran and also serves beautiful views of the mountains around it. It has a museum that displays armor, weaponry, furniture, rugs, and sculptures, among other things. 

Visitor Tips & Guidelines

  • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the start of your tour to avoid any delays. 
  • You will have to swap your mobile voucher with a paper ticket at the ticket counter to gain entry. The ticket counter is about 5-minutes away from Bran Castle. 
  • Make sure to carry a valid ID proof to avail discounts on tickets. 
  • Wear flat comfortable shoes as the paths include many slopes. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Bran Castle Tickets

Q. How can I purchase Bran Castle tickets?

A. You can book your Bran Castle tickets online here

Q. Are Bran Castle tickets available online?

A. Yes, you can easily buy Bran Castle tickets online

Q. How much does a Bran Castle ticket cost?

A. The price of your Bran Castle tickets will vary depending on the type of ticket or tour you want. The price for these tickets starts from €13.90. 

Q. Is it safe to visit Bran Castle post Covid-19?

A. With a majority of the population protected by vaccinations, Covid-19 has been brought under control in Romania. Bran Castle has ample precautionary measures in place to prevent any further spread of the virus. You need not even wear a mask, although it is recommended that you do. 

Q. Are there any discounts on Bran Castle tickets?

A. Children aged 7-11, students above the age of 18 and senior citizens above the age of 65 can enjoy discounted prices on their tickets. Apart from this, you can also avail great offers for reduced prices. 

Q. What is the best way to buy Bran Castle tickets?

A. The best way to buy Bran Castle tickets would be to book them online. Not only can you confirm your itinerary in advance to plan your visit, but you can also avail great offers and discounts online. 

Q. What is the cancellation policy on Bran Castle tickets?

A. You can cancel your Bran Castle tickets up to 24 hours before the schedule and get a full refund. 

Q. Does Bran Castle allow skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, there are two skip-the-line Bran Castle tickets that provide direct access to the castle without the hassle of waiting in long ticket queues. 

Q. Where is Bran Castle located?

A. Bran Castle is located in Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania. Find it on Maps

Q. What are the Bran Castle opening times?

A. Bran Castle is open from 9 AM to 6 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays and from 12 PM to 6 PM on Mondays. 

Q. What is the best time to visit Bran Castle?

A. Bran Castle is usually quite crowded in the summer months (June to August) and the hotel prices may also be quite high. The spring, however, has a slightly chillier temperature and is less crowded with affordable accommodation available. 

Q. Is Bran Castle wheelchair accessible?

A. No, unfortunately, Bran Castle is not wheelchair accessible. The Royal Gardens however are still accessible to wheelchairs.