Exclusive Trip to Dracula's Castle with Wine & Cheese Tasting

Exclusive Day Trip to Dracula's Castle offers access to a medieval torture exhibition & wine tasting in an exclusive castle chamber. Find out more!

Highlights

    Take a guided walking tour of Dracula’s Castle, learning the facts and fictions about the man behind the Dracula legend: Vlad the Impaler
    Get amazed and horrified by an exhibition of medieval torture devices
    Enjoy an exclusive Romanian cheese and wine tasting in the castle’s secret chamber! Sample wine & cheese which are not served anywhere else in the world
    Take an extended walking tour of Brașov. Explore this stunning city that is nestled in the wild and atmospheric Carpathian Mountains
    Free time in Brașov
    Photo stop with a panoramic view over Brașov
    Small group tour

What's included?

    Entrance tickets to Bran Castle
    Complete guided tour of the Dracula’s Castle
    Wine & cheese tasting experience
    An extended tour of Brasov
    Pick-up/drop-off for Bucharest selected centrally located hotels&hostels
    Transportation by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
    Professional licensed tour guide

What's excluded?

    Lunch expenses

Trip details

Description

Your adventure begins as soon as you get aboard the bus at Bucharest. Driving through the magnificent Transylvanian countryside, you will marvel at the deep green forests and the majestic Carpathian Mountains. It is no surprise that this region, its natural splendour and atmosphere, inspired Bram Stoker and countless other writers and artists.

On your journey to Bran Castle, your local Mr Tripp guide will paint a vivid picture of Romania’s colourful, sometimes tumultuous, history. Our guides are natural storytellers, and they will weave together the real historical facts with the region’s fascinating pagan rituals and folklore. Learn about Vlad the Impaler — the often-misunderstood leader that inspired Stoker’s fictional Count Dracula. Judge for yourself the line between fact and fiction, between man and myth…

To set the scene and give you a taste of Transylvania as soon as you arrive at Bran Castle, you will start your tour with a cheese and wine tasting experience. While wine might not have been Count Dracula’s beverage of choice, Romanian wine has a unique character and the wine presented to guests in this exclusive tour is served inside Bran Castle and is not available anywhere else in the world. This is an opportunity to try authentic Romanian wine and cheese in the most unique setting imaginable.

As you take this exclusive tour of Bran Castle, you will learn about Romania’s pagan myths and folklore surrounding the “strigoi”, the vampiric creatures who rise from the grave, transform into animals, and drink their victims’ blood. You will also learn about the history of Romania, going as far back as the Crusades, 700 years ago. As you explore Bran Castle, you will also learn about the Romanian royalty and gentry that resided there over the centuries. Uncover the truth and the legends surrounding this legendary castle nestled in the epic Carpathian Mountains.
This tour also offers access to a part of the castle that where you will see a dastardly exhibition of medieval torture instruments, offering even more insight into the darker side of Transylvania’s history…

After the tour of Bran Castle, you will be taken the short drive to Brașov, where you will have two hours to have lunch and explore this authentic Romanian city. Your guide will take you through the city, regaling you with the city’s 800 years of written history and culture. You will visit Brasov’s beautiful Council Square, the Black Church, Rope Street, and the city’s old defensive walls. Visit the main gates to Brasov and its impressive watchtowers. Afterwards, you can enjoy free time and explore the city however you please.
If exploring Romania’s towns and cities is particularly appealing, you should also consider our half-day Bucharest tour.

If you have any questions about this exclusive tour of Dracula’s Castle from Bucharest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are always happy to answer questions from anyone planning a trip to Romania. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your big Transylvanian adventure with Gray Line Romania!

Additional info

A minimum of 2 participants is required to organise the tour
Pick-up time may be different from the departure one

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