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Bran Castle Entry Tickets

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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
  • Head over to Transylvania's Bran Village for a tour of one of its most popular attractions, Bran Castle more popularly known as Dracula’s Castle.
  • Explore the various areas of the fortress, walls and red turrets, & as you delve into the centuries of history of Romania.
  • 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.
  • Opt for the guided tour to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and folklore surrounding the castle.
  • Head over to Transylvania's Bran Village for a tour of one of its most popular attractions, Bran Castle more popularly known as Dracula’s Castle.
  • Explore the various areas of the fortress, walls and red turrets, & as you delve into the centuries of history of Romania.
  • 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.
  • Opt for the guided tour to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and folklore surrounding the castle.

Inclusions

  • Entry into Bran Castle
  • Guided tour (optional)
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Pets are not allowed on the premises of Bran Castle.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Bran Castle

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr.
  • Head out to the Bran Village for a mystery-coated adventure through one of Transylvania's most popular attractions, Dracula's Castle!
  • Gain insights into the fascinating history & medieval era of knights, princesses, and enchanting folklore from your expert guide.
  • Walk past Gothic chambers, eerie passageways, creeping towers, and secret rooms, and embrace every moment of the hair-raising tour.
  • Head out to the Bran Village for a mystery-coated adventure through one of Transylvania's most popular attractions, Dracula's Castle!
  • Gain insights into the fascinating history & medieval era of knights, princesses, and enchanting folklore from your expert guide.
  • Walk past Gothic chambers, eerie passageways, creeping towers, and secret rooms, and embrace every moment of the hair-raising tour.

Inclusions

  • Entry into Bran Castle
  • Guided tour of the Castle
  • Expert tour guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: Many locations within the palace serve as great photo backdrops, so don't forget to bring along your cameras!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day Trips
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From Bucharest: Full Day Guided Tour to Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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12 hr.
Guided tour
  • Set out from the metropolis of Bucharest for an intriguing full-day tour through Romania's stunning yet mysterious cities.
  • Join an expert tour guide as you visit the city of Sinaia and its two attractions, 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 transfers from central or downtown locations, ensuring you don't have to worry about arranging transportation in a new city.
  • Set out from the metropolis of Bucharest for an intriguing full-day tour through Romania's stunning yet mysterious cities.
  • Join an expert tour guide as you visit the city of Sinaia and its two attractions, 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 transfers from central or downtown locations, ensuring you don't have to worry about arranging transportation in a new city.

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • VIP skip-the-line admission to all attractions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up & drop-off from downtown & centrally located accommodations
  • Lesson on the legend of Count Dracula with walking tour of Brasov
  • Entry to Peles Castle & Bran Castle (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up from Bucharest
  • Peleș Castle
  • Bran Castle
  • Brasov
  • Hotel drop-off at Bucharest
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • On chilly days, please wear warm clothing as temperatures can drop down to low levels
  • Your tour does not include entrance tickets for Peles Castle & Bran Castle. Kindly select the right ticket option to avail it.
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season from Sep 15 to May 14 and on Mondays during the summer season from May 15 to Sep 14.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Full Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov with Audio Guide

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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12 hr.
Transfers included
  • Travel from Bucharest to Transylvania in an AC vehicle with onboard pre-recorded commentary and see the Gothic castles of Romania.
  • Accompanied by an expert English-speaking driver, take in the scenic view of the rolling Carpathian Mountains until you arrive at the Valahia region.
  • Visit Peles Castle, the Romanian Royal family's former residence that is easily one of the most visited castles in the country.
  • See the famous Bran Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stocker’s novel, 'Dracula,' based on Vlad the Impaler, to whom the castle once belonged.
  • 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.
  • Travel from Bucharest to Transylvania in an AC vehicle with onboard pre-recorded commentary and see the Gothic castles of Romania.
  • Accompanied by an expert English-speaking driver, take in the scenic view of the rolling Carpathian Mountains until you arrive at the Valahia region.
  • Visit Peles Castle, the Romanian Royal family's former residence that is easily one of the most visited castles in the country.
  • See the famous Bran Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stocker’s novel, 'Dracula,' based on Vlad the Impaler, to whom the castle once belonged.
  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Day trip to Dracula Castle, Peleș Castle, and town of Brașov
  • Professional English-speaking host
  • Onboard pre-recorded audio commentary in English, Spanish, and Italian.
  • Disposable earphones
  • Pick-up & drop off
  • Transfers by AC vehicle
  • Wi-Fi onboard

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets (Peles Castle 50 RON/Adult; Bran Castle 55 RON/Adult)
  • Tour guide
  • Tip: For lovers of hiking, climbing, and breathtaking views, Transylvania will not disappoint. It has some of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Romania such as Apuseni Mountains, Bucegi Mountains, and Retezat National Park.
  • Note: Entrance fees to Peles Castle and Bran Castle are not included. You can purchase them on the spot.
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (November 02 – May 03) and on Mondays during the summer season.
  • 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. 

Things to know before you buy your Bran Castle ticket

  • Book your Bran Castle tickets well in advance if you are planning to visit during the peak season (June to August).
  • Discounted prices on tickets are available for children aged 7 to 11 years, students above the age of 18 years, and senior citizens above the age of 65 years.
  • Make sure to carry a valid ID with a clear photograph to avail of any discounts on your tickets.
  • To enter Bran Castle, you first have to swap your mobile voucher with a paper ticket at the ticket counter, which is located about 5 minutes away from the castle. Factor in this time when you plan your visit.
  • Bran Castle is not accessible by wheelchair and visitors have to climb steps to go inside the castle. If you have mobility issues, keep this in mind when you plan your visit.

Why Visit Bran Castle?

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  • Architectural wonder: Bran Castle is a beautiful medieval fortress built on a cliffside in Romania with magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Historical significance: From protecting the Wallachian borders to being a war hospital to a museum dedicated to Queen Marie, Bran Castle has many stories hidden behind its stone walls.
  • Dracula’s Castle: Popularly known as Count Dracula’s Castle for its rumored connection to Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. This is the only castle that fits the description of Dracula's Castle, a castle located in the remote Transylvania on a cliffside with a spooky demeanor.
  • Queen Marie’s legacy: Today, Bran Castle showcases some of the beloved Queen Marie’s belongings, some ancient torture tools, and other historic artifacts that shed light on the castle’s bitter-sweet history.

Which Bran Castle ticket should you buy?

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If you’re on a budget

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide included: No
Transfers: No

  • If you’re a budget-conscious traveller, opt for skip-the-line tickets. They are easier on the pocket and have the added advantage of allowing you to save time by avoiding long ticket queues and directly enter Bran Castle.
  • These tickets are of flexible duration, which means you can take your time and explore the castle at your own pace.

Recommended ticket: 

Bran Castle Skip-the-Line Tickets

Skip The Line: Guided Tour of Bran Castle

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If you want to explore Bran Castle in depth

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 1 hr, full-day
Guide included: Yes
Transfers: No

  • If you’re interested in exploring Bran Castle in depth and learning about its rich and eventful history, pick a guided tour ticket.
  • An expert guide will accompany you and share fascinating insights into the life of the beloved Queen Marie and her beautiful home.

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Skip The Line: Guided Tour of Bran Castle

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If you want to explore beyond Bran Castle

Go for: Day trips
Duration: Full day
Guide included: Depends on your ticket
Transfers: Yes

  • If you want to explore more attractions along with Bran Castle, opt for one of the day tour tickets. You also get to visit popular Roamnian landmarks such as Peleș Castle & Brașov.
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers and have a comfortable and hassle-free trip.

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Day Tour from Bucharest to Dracula's Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov

Full Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Brașov with Audio Guide

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. 

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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Accessibility
Facilities
Visitor tips
Dining
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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. 

Tips
  • 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.
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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

Beyond Bran Castle

Peles Castle
Slanic Prahova Salt Mine
Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

Frequently Asked Questions about Bran Castle

Q. How can I purchase Bran Castle tickets?

A. You can book your Bran Castle tickets online. 

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. 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.