A Day in Transylvania 


A Day in Transylvania

Transylvania is the 7th largest city in Romania and one of the most visited tourist town. I had the privilege of going on a day trip to Transylvania on my recent getaway to Romania. The planned visited to Romania was only to visit Bucharest, but I had time and money to splash. I booked an all day tour of Transylvania from Burachest for €110, not cheap but worth it. I used a private tour company Daco Tours who pick you up from hotel and drop you off at chosen location.

The itinerary for visiting Transylvania was long but the weather was not on our side. It included visiting: Peles & Bran Castles, Fortress Poenari, Sibiu, Brasov, sighisoara and Transfagarasan road. But due to the weather I could only choose two places that I really visit more than the rest. The choice was hard as I wanted to see it all but settled for Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Both are picturesque from different points on view and offered so much history.

Bran Castle

Bran Castle {Dracula’s Castle}

Situated near Bran, a national monument and landmark in real close proximity to Brasov. The castle is commonly known as Dracula Castle all because of Bran Stoker’s movie Dracula. Even though there is no real evidence of that Bram even knew anything about this castle. The associated legend has made this place one of the most popular monuments in Romania. Visiting the castle today you will find it’s been turned into a museum displaying art and furnitures collected by Queen Maria.

Peles Castle

Peles Castle

Neo-renaissance castle located near Sinaia in Prahova and nestled in the southeastern side of Carpathian Mountains was constructed by King Carol I. It is believed at when King Carol I visited the castle he fell in love with the mountain scenery. Peles castle was the first castle to be powered by locally produced electricity.

The popularity of the Castle extends beyond the locals to foreign dignitaries as well as movies. The Brothers Bloom is an excellent example of the castle’s movie feature. What I loved about the castle is not just the beautiful exterior and glorious mountain views but the museum inside. The inside is so beautiful though you can only view it with a tour guide or join the guided tours offered.

Having a personal chauffeur as the tour guide made my journey so comfortable and enjoyable. I didn’t have to rush anywhere for anything and it was lovely having someone who knew the city.

Have you ever visited Transylvania, Bucharest or any place in Romania? What was your favourite thing?

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24 Comments

  1. Louise
    July 24, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This looks like a very good place to go visit and there are so many people intrigued by Dracula X

  2. Gabriel Bregg
    July 21, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    That is beyond amazing. A friend of mine in the Army was from Eastern Europe and he told some cool stories about the history of all these places.

  3. July 20, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    The architecture is absolutely stunning, and with those surroundings? Wow!

  4. Laura
    July 20, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Oh wow I would absolutely love to go here. I have always wanted to visit draculas castle!

  5. Shannon Ritchie
    July 20, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Ever since I’ve red the book, I have always wanted to visit Dracula’s castle! It looks stunning!

  6. francesca
    July 20, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Omg amazing trip!!!! What a castle, those castle grounds with the castle peaking out above the trees is stunning!!

  7. July 20, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Transylvania looks so dope! The Peles Castle looks absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    July 20, 2017 / 8:40 am

    What a great trip, your photos look amazing! The castles look really beautiful

  9. July 19, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    What an awesome trip. Such great pictures!! My kids would loooove to go.

  10. July 19, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I’ve seen so many Dracula movies since I was a teenager so I would love to visit Transylvania some day. It looks really beautiful!

  11. Bex Smith
    July 19, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I’ve never visited Romania but have a friend who is originally from there who tells me I should definitely visit – I’d love to visit Transylvania as a big fan of the Dracula novel!

  12. Melissa Dixon
    July 19, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I have never been there before but I love the looks of it. I love the details on the castle.

  13. July 19, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Wow Transylvania actually doesnt look as spooky. Its actually really pretty in the day time!

  14. Rebecca
    July 19, 2017 / 11:30 am

    It looks like an amazing place, those castle’s are beautiful! I’ve never been to Romania, I would love to travel more in the future.

  15. July 19, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I’ve never been to Transylvania or Romania but it looks like a beautiful place x

  16. July 19, 2017 / 10:43 am

    I was meant to go to Romania and do stuff in Transylvania last year but I didn’t end up going so I am hoping to do this next year x

  17. Liz Cochico
    July 19, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Romania is one of the places I dream of visiting one day. It’s so rich in history and those castles are amazing.

  18. ckachelmuss
    July 19, 2017 / 6:32 am

    So amazing! I would never thought thought there was actual castles! Adding to my bucket list!

  19. Jennifer Van Huss
    July 19, 2017 / 12:56 am

    That is AMAZING!! I never knew that there was an ACTUAL Dracula’s castle! I am adding this to my must visit list! I am a huge Vampire fan!

  20. July 18, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    How cool is this!? I never thought of visiting Romania, but now I’m totally intrigued. Sounds like a LOT of cool history!

  21. July 18, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I am a huge fan of the whole Dracula/ Vampire myth so I have always wanted to spend some time in Transylvania so I am glad that you had a good time x

  22. Stephanie
    July 18, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I’ve never even considered going to Romania, but I hear that it’s such a beautiful place! xxx

  23. Tomi_C
    July 18, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Your pics of the castles are stunning. As beautiful as it is, I would’ve never thought of visiting Bran Castle {Dracula’s Castle} but you’ve peaked my interest. I’ve visited a couple of castles here in the States and they’re just beautiful places to visit. Love that Bran Castle is open to the public and serves as a museum. I imagine the art is breathtaking.

  24. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    July 18, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Oh wow! What an absolutely gorgeous place. I have to be honest, I have never thought of day time when I thought of Transylvania. It’s beautiful there!

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