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

€69
Free Cancellation
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12 hr.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • 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.

Visiting Peleș Castle in Bucharest | Book Peleș Castle Tickets

Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is known for its fabulous architecture as it is for natural parks. Awe-inspiring monuments dot the city, with museums, cathedrals and palaces aplenty for visitors to enjoy. Situated near the mountain resort town of Sinaia, about 3 hours away from Bucharest,  Peleş Castle is one of the most exquisite castles in the country. Located in the Carpathian Mountains, its beauty attracts tourists from all over the world. Book your Peleş Castle tickets for a must-see experience. Read along to learn about the timings, rules, handy tips and highlights of Peleş Castle Bucharest to make your trip more enjoyable.

Why Visit Peleș Castle Bucharest?

  • Discover the charming Peleș Castle, one of Romania's most popular and picturesque tourist destinations, from the 19th century.
  • The Peleș Castle was the first castle in history to be entirely powered by electricity generated locally.
  • It is renowned for its spectacular Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architecture from the 19th century.
  • Look behind the bookshelves in the Royal Library for the fabled secret door.
  • Franz Matsch and Gustav Klimt, the celebrated Austrian artists, created the frescoes in the Theatre Hall which is said to be the place where the first movie projection in Romania was shown.
  • Tour the Weapons Room to see the vast 4,000-piece collection of weapons from Europe and Asia.
  • Visit the Music Room to see the exquisite teak furnishings that the Indian Maharajah of Kapurthala gifted to King Carol I.

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As most tourists visiting Bucharest take a trip to Peleș Castle, it’s better to book your Peleș Castle tickets in advance to avoid all-booked disappointment. Buy your tickets online and secure your trip beforehand for a hassle-free experience.

  • Convenience: Enjoy your trip to the Peleș Castle which houses fascinating exhibits of a rich cultural heritage and leave the inconvenience of long queues behind with the skip-the-line tickets that make your experience smooth.
  • Advance Reservations: With online bookings, you can easily reserve your trip in advance by purchasing your tour slots beforehand.
  • Great Discounts: Experience the splendours of Peleș Castle at incredible prices, as online booking gives you awesome discounts. 

Peleș Castle Bucharest Highlights

The Hall of Honour

Holul de Onoare (The Hall of Honour) was completed under the direction of Karel Liman, in 1911 and encompasses three levels. Exotic woods and European walnut are used primarily to decorate the walls with superbly crafted woodwork. Retractable stained glass panels, bas-reliefs, and statues made of alabaster finish the decoration.

The Grand Armory

1,600 pieces of armour and armament are kept in Sala Mare de Arme, also known as ‘The Arsenal’. This exhibit features one of Europe's best collections of hunting and combat weapons from the 14th-19th centuries. The king increased several pieces utilised in his triumph over the Ottoman Turks during the War of Independence.

The Florentine Room

The Sala Florentine (The Florentine Room), incorporates numerous revived aspects of the Italian Renaissance, primarily from Florence. Most spectacular among these are the solid bronze doors made in Rome, the Luigi Magni ateliers, and the grand marble fireplace made by Paunazio with Michelangelo patterns.

The Imperial Suite

The Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, who visited the castle as a friend of the Romanian Royal Family, is thought to have been honoured with Apartamentul Imperial (The Imperial Suite). The rarest of such quality is a five-hundred-year-old Cordoban tooled leather wall cover that is immaculately preserved.

Ceramics exhibition

Over 5,000 pieces of porcelain, floor tiles, and faience from the finest 19th-century European ceramicists and centres are on display at the ceramics exhibition. The Peles Museum acquired subsequent artefacts from both private owners and antique shops during 1970. It was founded between 1914 and 1927 by Queen Marie.

Clock collection

Over 50 clocks from the private royal collection, representing a variety of styles and typologies, are on show at the horology exhibition in Peles. It contains pocket watches, pendulum table clocks, grandfather clocks, fireplace clocks, alarm clocks, and more. The majority of them belonged to King Carol I.

Plan Your Visit To Peleș Castle Bucharest

Timings
Getting There
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  • Timings: Wednesday from 9:15 AM to 5 PM, Thursday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • Last Entry: 4:15 pm (basic tour).
  • Closed On: Monday, Tuesday, 24th, 25th, 31st December, 1st January and Easter.
  • Best Time To Visit: Afternoons on weekdays, to avoid crowds and have an enjoyable experience.

Address: Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia.

Find on Maps.

  • By Train: Bucureşti Nord Gr. A to Sinaia, Braşov to Sinaia.
    Nearest Stop: Sinaia.
  • By Bus: Bucharest to Sinaia, Braşov to Sinaia.
    Nearest Stop: Sinaia.
  • By Car: Distance From Airport: 97 km from Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).
    Car Parking: 3 car parking lots are available near Peleş Castle.
  • You must keep your Peleş Castle tickets with you the entire time you are inside the castle.
  • If you are availing of discounted rates, producing supporting documentation (student ID, pensioner ID or certificate) is necessary.
  • Maintain silence and proper decorum inside the monument.
  • Do not bring pets as they are not allowed inside.
  • You cannot bring food or drinks inside the museum.
  • Using camera flashes is prohibited.
  • Bran Castle: Bran Castle is a landmark and national monument located in Transylvania. It is advertised as the residence of the main character, Vlad the Impaler, in Bram Stoker's Dracula and is commonly known as Dracula's Castle.
  • Pelisor Castle: Constructed between 1899 and 1902, Pelişor Castle is a part of the same complex as the bigger Peleş Castle a castle in Sinaia. King Carol I as a home for his nephew and heir, the future King Ferdinand.
  • Foisor Hunting Lodge: Built before Peles castle, Foisor Hunting Lodge housed the reigning monarchs of Romania, King Carol and Queen Elisabeth until Peles castle was finished, along with Ferdinand and Mary before Pelisor castle was ready.

Visitor Tips

  • Maintain moderate fitness levels to take in the sights of Peleş Castle fully.
  • The castle entails a 20 to 40 minutes uphill walk and the castle area is large, so wearing comfortable and sturdy shoes is a wise choice.
  • If you want to save your energy and time for visiting nearby tourist attractions, take a taxi from the Sinaia bus stop or railway station to Peleş Castle.
  • Walk downhill on your way back and enjoy the picturesque views of the Bucegi Mountains. 
  • You can store clothing, umbrellas, backpacks, and other personal belongings in the museum's wardrobe for added convenience.
  • The castle is not wheelchair friendly, so keep that in mind while planning your trip.
  • Keep some extra cash if you want to click photos inside the castle or of the castle grounds.
  • Arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes early to avoid unnecessary or unexpected delays.

All Your Questions About Peleș Castle in Bucharest Answered

Q. Where can I buy Peleș Castle tickets?

A. You can buy Peleş Castle tickets online.

Q. Can I buy Peleș Castle tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Peleş Castle tickets online.

Q. What is the cost of Peleș Castle tickets?

A. Peleş Castle ticket prices start from €42.20.

Q. Can I get a discount on Peleș Castle tickets?

A.  Yes, you can get Peleş Castle tickets at reduced rates for children, students and senior citizens. Children under the age of 5 go free.

Q. What is Peleș Castle Bucharest?

A.  Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, close to Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on a mediaeval route connecting Transylvania and Wallachia.

Q. How can I get access to Peleș Castle Bucharest?

A. You can access Peleş Castle Bucharest by purchasing Peleş Castle tickets.

Q. Where is Peleș Castle located?

A. Peles Castle is located to the northwest of the town of Sinaia.

Q. What are some of the highlights of Peleș Castle?

A. Some of the highlights of the Peles Castle are Holul de Onoare, Sala Mare de Arme and Sala de Teatru.

Q. How to reach Peleș Castle in Bucharest?

A. You can reach Peles Castle by car, taxi, bus or train.

Q. What are the timings of Peleș Castle Bucharest?

A. Peles Castle Bucharest is usually open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Q. Is Peleș Castle wheelchair accessible?

A. No, Peles Castle is not accessible by wheelchair.

Q. Is photography allowed in Peleș Castle?

A. Yes, photography is allowed in Peles Castle.

Q. Is it worth visiting Peleș Castle in Bucharest?

A. Yes, Peles Castle is one of the most stunning palaces in Europe and is well worth the trip. A visit to this place makes you realise the grandeur of the palace set against the beautiful backdrop of mountains.