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Dracula's Castle Guided Tour
Activities in Bran

Dracula's Castle Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 1 hour 30 mins

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). 

Price

English language tour
Adults Over 65s Registered students between 18 and 24 Children between 6 and 17 Children under 6
US$ 25.60
US$ 23.40
US$ 22.30
US$ 19
Free

English language tour

  • Adults

    US$ 25.6
  • Over 65s

    US$ 23.4
  • Registered students between 18 and 24

    US$ 22.3
  • Children between 6 and 17

    US$ 19
  • Children under 6

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour 30 mins.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

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.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 25.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

2 Strada Valea Portii.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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