Bran: the creepy, terrifying castle of Dracula holds many dark secrets. Discover them all on this tour around the inside of the monument.
Dracula's Castle Guided Tour
Its towers appear bewitched and its battlements seem to be keeping out an enemy more terrifying than humans themselves. The inside of the castle looks like something out of a dark, creepy story... haunted. Its legends are intertwined with its history, so much so that in 1897 the Irish writer Bram Stoker was inspired by the castle to write one of the most famous gothic novels of all time: Dracula.
Our guided tour around the castle will begin at number 2 Strada Valea Portii in Bran. From this central point of the Romanian city, we'll walk up to the fortress, located just 200 metres away. Once inside the Transylvanian fortress we'll begin our tour, learning about the history of Bran Castle, the origins of which date back to the 13th century.
During the early Middle Ages, Bran was fought over by the Hungarian and Ottoman empires. We'll find out why it was so important to both of these empires whilst we walk around the courtyards and rooms of Bran Castle, historically inhabited by noble families of royal lineage.
On our tour around Bran Castle we'll also find out what inspired Bram Stoker to base his gothic novel on Count Dracula, a character also based on the 15th-century prince Vlad Tepes Drăculea, also known as "Vlad the Impaler".
The tour ends with an overview of the castle's recent history, extensively renovated in the 1920s (but without losing its medieval appearance).
English language tour
Over 65sUS$ 23.4
Registered students between 18 and 24US$ 22.3
Children between 6 and 17US$ 19
Children under 6Free
1 hour 30 mins.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Skip the line to Bran Castle.
English speaking guide specialising in Romanian history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
2 Strada Valea Portii.