Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Transylvania Draculas Castle and Birthplace Tour

From $161.23

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the real-life story behind the legend of Dracula on this two-for-one guided tour, which covers Bran Castle and Sighisoara. Follow in the footsteps of Vlad Dracul, a Walachian leader better known as Vlad the Impaler, through the UNESCO-listed medieval landmarks. Tours include a complimentary shot of Romanian brandy, plus private transportation from Cluj Napoca.
  • A Vlad the Impaler tour of the real-life Dracula: Bran Castle and Sighisoara
  • Travel comfortably between locations in private transportation, with door-to-door pickup
  • Cover hundreds of years of history, and unpack the Dracula myth where it first began
  • Visit some of Romania’s best-preserved and most enchanting medieval Saxon centers

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

As soon as we receive the booking we will write to you the pickup information.

What To Expect

Centrul Istoric Sighisoara

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Operated by George Turism

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

It's an all day tour from about 8 in the morning until 10 at night.


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Recommended tour
Paula_C, Sep 2023
The tour was very good. It was a small group and that make it easier in terms of time and flexibility. The guide was always nice and asking about what we want or what we need. He explain us about history of rumania in general but also in the places we were. Recommended. Just, you have to know it is a long tour, it took for us 3.5 hr. to come back to cluj.
Fabulous Day
Michael_N, May 2023
Andrei our guide was very knowledgeable about local history and very helpful. Sighisoara is well worth the trip, a beautiful little town but wear comfy shoes as there is a lot of walking and steps! Bran castle also stunning. A fab day out, though a long one - picked up at the hotel at 07:30 and didn't get back until 22:30.
Half of it ok and it’s not the castle
Mark_C, Mar 2023
Sighisoara is a lovely place to visit Unfortunately Dracula’s castle has nothing to do with Dracula or vlad the impaler. the castle is not a castle, more like a fortified house, inside there is a very basic house related more to the Romanian royal family than vlad . He didn’t stay at this location at all!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello. Bram Stoker, writing the novel "Dracula", took direct inspiration from Bran Castle for his descriptions, so there is a direct link between the fictional character of Dracula and the castle. I am sorry Bran Castle was not up to your expectations, although it regularly features in Top 3 things to see in Romania. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the tour organised by us. Best regards, Cristian.
Super knowledgeable and considerate guide
Radoslava_H, Jul 2022
Cristian was absolutely amazing. He picked us from the hotel and the car comfortably seated 3 ppl. From the beginning, he’s very engaging. He started by introducing the city a little to us and answering any questions we had. Then he continued to talk about the Clouj area - he’s super knowledgeable about the area because he has a degree in geography and tourism. What really made me think he’s a great guide is he was able to talk to things we pass by on the highway and give us a history lesson on Romania. His knowledge is admirable. When we at the castle, he also offered to let us walk around to check out souvenirs while he waited in line. It was 29C and he was offering to do that for us. There’s not a dull moment when in the car with him. Absolutely a treat.
One of a Kind Experience
Stephanie B, Jan 2020
I would recommend doing this tour! It's an all day tour from about 8 in the morning until 10 at night. A local guide picked me up in his car right from the front of my hotel in the center of Cluj-Napoca. We drove about 4 hours through the countryside and he explained some Romanian history as we drove. We arrived at the Bran Castle village, had lunch at a nice restaurant, and then toured the castle. After the castle, we drove to the village of Sighisoara and the guide gave a tour of this little town (would definitely recommend visiting this village). The guide was there to explain and answer any questions all day. A good tour! I will never forget my visit to the castle or to the beautiful country of Romania.

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