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Peleș Castle Tickets Guide

The Peles Castle or Castelul Peles in Romania is one of the country’s most famous and luxurious castles. Fun fact: it is the first castle in the world to have been completely run by locally sourced electricity. Constructed by German architect Johannes Schultz in 1873, the castle flaunts a dual influence of gothic revival and neo-renaissance architecture. It is nestled within the Bucegi mountains on the famous route to Transylvania and has become a much desired spot in terms of scenic beauty and historical importance, and is a must-visit if you find yourself in Romania. 
Read on to know about choosing the best Peles Castle tickets and discounts, opening times, what to expect, and more.

All Your Peles Castle Ticket Options

The formal royal family residence spans over 34,444 sq. ft. in terms of interiors and provides much to offer with elegant baroque spreads, a weapon room featuring 4,000 artifacts, frescoes by famous Austrian artists and even a painting collection of over 2,000 pieces. If you’re planning to visit, there are four Peles Castle tickets and tour options to choose from — standard entry tickets, guided tours, private tours, day tours and more. 
Given that the Peles Castle sees over half a million visitors annually, it is advisable to book your tickets online for an effortless entry and experience. 

Combo Tours

Guided Tours

Standard Entry Tickets

What better way to enjoy Romania than by visiting all top attractions. A combo ticket allows you to visit not just Peles Castle, but famous landmarks such as Bran Castle or go for a tour of Brasov. An added benefit is that you enjoy round-trip return transfers and you’ll be accompanied by an expert guide who will walk you through the rich history of each attraction. 

Recommended experience

On this private tour, you can enjoy a day out exploring Romania’s favorite attractions including Peles Castle, Brasov, Bran Castle and more. Enjoy perks such as pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in a comfortable car, and a local guide who will give you an authentic tour.
Give yourself the complete Peles Castle experience with an expert guide to show you around. With guided tour tickets, you not only have a chance to absorb information about the castle from a local, but also get a thorough tour, allowing you to make the most of your visit. An added benefit of opting for guided tours is that it also includes skip-the-line entry, allowing you to bypass the long queues.

Recommended experience 

Enjoy priority access to Peles Castle and save time. With your expert local guide, explore all the best parts of the castle, such as the Imperial Room, the frescoes, the Florentine, Moorish, Turkish and French rooms. 
These tickets provide visitors with direct admission into the Peles Castle. Depending on your choice during checkout, you can explore the ground or up till the first floor of the palace turned museum. 

Recommended experience 

Explore the floors of the castle and enjoy magnificent views of themed rooms including the King’s and Queen’s apartments, the movie theater and more. Furthermore, you can also upgrade your ticket to explore the Pelișor Castle

Which Peles Castle Tickets Should You Go For?

If you are on a budget

If you’re on a budget, a standard entry ticket is the perfect option as it allows you to explore the castle at your own pace.

If you’re looking for an in-depth tour of the castle

A guided tour is perfect for all those looking to explore the Romanian castle under the guide of a local expert. With this ticket you can enjoy priority access and learn more about the landmark with the aid of a knowledgeable guide.

If you’re looking to explore Bucharest further:

Combo tickets are the best way to make the most of Romania’s famous sites in a day’s span. Set out from the capital city and explore famous attractions such as the Bran Castle, Peles Castle, the town of Brasov and much more!

Peles Castle Tickets Offers

Free Entry

Children between the ages of 0-5 enjoy free entry into the venue.

Discounted Tickets

Children between the ages of 6 to 17 years of age receive a concession on their tickets along with students between the ages of 18 to 25, provided valid ID is produced. 

Cashback

Headout offers upto 5% cashback on select tickets.

Plan Your Visit To Peles Castle in Romania

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are Peles Castle’s opening hours? 
The official timings for the castle are 9:15 AM to 6:00 PM every Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM every Wednesday. However, only the ground floor can be visited every Tuesday.
When is Peles Castle closed?
The castle is closed every Monday, along with 24, 25, and 31 December, 1 January, and Easter.
What is the best time to visit Peles Castle?
The attraction sees heavy footfall as the day progresses towards the early hours of noon. If you’re looking to avoid rush hours and looking to explore a relatively empty castle, then early mornings are the best time to visit. 
Where is Peles Castle  located?
Peles Castle can be found at Aleea Peleșului 2, Sinaia 106100, Romania.
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How do I get to Peles Castle?
You can get to the castle by the following means:
By Train: You can board a train from North Railway Station in Bucharest and get down at Sinaia. The castle is 2 km away, and an average of a half an hour up-hill walk would be required by visitors or you can hail a cab to the castle, which would take around 9 minutes. 
By Car: Peles Castle is located about 140 km away from Bucharest. You can rent a car to get to the attraction. It is an average of a 2 hour ride away.
Can I take the metro/subway to Peles Castle?
There are no direct metro services to Peles Castle, however you can board a train from the North Railway station to Sinaia. Peles Castle is simply 2 km away from the Sinaia station. 
Can I take the bus to  Peles Castle?
There are no direct buses from Bucharest to the attraction.
Is Peles Castle wheelchair accessible?
No, Peles Castle is not completely wheelchair accessible. While the ground floor is accessible, the rest of the property is not accessible. 
Is a storage facility available at Peles Castle?
Yes, the castle offers a storage facility for umbrellas, backpacks and other personal belongings for the duration of your tour. 
Are any dining options available at Peles Castle?
No, there are no dining options available within the property. 
Is photography allowed inside Peles Castle?
Yes, amateur photography without flash is permitted within the premises, however there is a photo tax of approx €7.50 is applicable during entry. Additionally, the authorities levy a charge on a per hour basis for professional photography and filming inside and outside the castle. 

What to See at Peles Castle in Romania

With over 34,000 sq ft to explore, Peles Castle is a haven of art, architecture and sculptures that reflects important slices of Romania’s history. From courtyards, to themed rooms full of antiques, weaponry, and more─ here’s what to expect inside the castle.

Ground Floor

Enjoy areas such as the guard house, vestibule, and inner courtyard on this floor. Each room carries a slice of Romania for you to familiarize yourself with.

First Floor

Much awaits you on the first floor of the castle. From medieval corridors to themed rooms such as the Italian room, Florentine room, Moorish Room and even the Turkish Salon, you can explore room after room of versatile antiques. Step into the ever famous armory and examine 4,000-pieces of weaponry or delve deep into the story behind the Music Room which is laden with gifts from an Indian Maharaja. Looking to explore the arts? Check out the theater or the library for a sneak peek into what the royalties of Romania were enjoying at the time. 

Ceramic Collections

A collection encompassing stoneware, faience, and even porcelain, the ceramic collection at the castle houses 5,000 prized items. Take a look at the prestigious King’s collection or enjoy collections that were a result of European, Persian and Oriental workshops dating back to the nineteenth century. 

Clock Collections

Take your time observing this intriguing collection of clocks, flaunting distinct craftsmanship. From grandfather clocks to fireplace clocks, table clocks, pocket- size clocks, and more– there’s plenty to see in this collection. A must-see collection of clocks would be the one’s belonging to Queen Marie, King Carol II and King Michael I. 

Silver Work and Common Metal Collection

Explore history woven into silverware and other metalware in this collection. With works of artisans such as Josef Resch, Ferdinand Juillard, Alex Grunberg, Theodor Radivon on display, there’s a lot to learn about Romania here. 

Glassware Collection

A delicate collection of 1,500 pieces, the glassware collection is intricately tied to the castle’s history. Walk through King Carol I’s collection that started it all. Travel through time and observe glasswares and its evolution through each era with this unique collection. 

Top Things To Do In Bucharest

A country dotted with castles, scenic beauty and intriguing architecture, Romania has much to offer to its visitors. If you’re looking for attractions to add to your list of things to do in the city of Bucharest, here are some must-visit sites:

Bran Castle 

If you love all things spooky and mystery, Bran Castle is the place you ought to visit. Also known as Dracula’s castle, this medieval fortress sports strong gothic architecture, secret passages, towers and much more. With several Bran Castle tickets and tours to choose from, you can explore the attraction on its own or pair it with a day trip to other castles and landmarks in Romania. 

Palace of Parliament 

One of the most fascinating buildings in Romania, this landmark is known to be the heaviest building in the world weighing about 9.04 billion pounds. Palace of Parliament Bucharest tours and tickets gives you access to this architectural wonder, allowing you to unravel Romania’s parliamentary history and politics. Explore the building that has 8 underground levels including a nuclear bunker. Above the ground, explore meeting rooms, ballrooms, chandeliers, mirrors and marble specimens. 

House of Ceausescu 

Located in one of the wealthiest districts in Bucharest, House of Ceausescu flaunts lavish interiors, luxurious outdoors and more importantly is still stuck in time. With your House of Ceausescu Bucharest tickets, step into the villa of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the most prominent dictator of communist Romania, and explore the mansion, with all its possessions still intact, teleporting you to another period altogether. 

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

An outdoor museum of a kind, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum captures the Romanian essence in its time-capsule-like village. Explore fragments of Romania in all shapes and sizes at this location including inns, churches, houses and mills that date back to the 16th century. 

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Peles Castle  

Here are a few guidelines to adhere to while visiting the property:
  • Wearing masks indoors is recommended.
  • Maintain social distancing within the venue and outside of it.
  • Surfaces are disinfected on a regular basis.

Peles Castle Tickets FAQs

Are Peles Castle tickets available online now?

Yes, tickets are now available online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at Peles Castle?

Along with surfaces disinfected on a regular basis, wearing masks indoors is recommended. Social distancing is also encouraged within the venue and outside of it.

What are the different types of Peles Castle tickets?

There are four ticket options to choose from: standard entry tickets offer direct entry, while guided tours offer the services of an expert guide through your journey, along with skip-the-line entry. Combo tickets include round-trip transfers and allow you to make the most of your visit by exploring Romania’s famous landmarks within a day.

Are discounts available on Peles Castle tickets?

Yes, children below the age of 5 enjoy free entry and children between the ages of 6 to 17 along with students between the ages of 18 to 25 are granted discounted prices on their tickets. EU citizens below the age of 26 also enjoy discounts on their tickets. Headout also additionally offers 5% cashbacks on select tickets.

What are Peles Castle’s opening hours?

The official timings for the castle are:
Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday: 9:15 AM to 6:00 PM 
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
However, only the ground floor can be visited every Tuesday.

How do I get to Peles Castle?

You can get to the castle by the following means:
By Train: You can board a train from North Railway Station in Bucharest and get down at Sinaia. The castle is 2km away, and an average of a half an hour up-hill walk would be required by visitors or you can hail a cab to the castle, which would take around 9 minutes. 
By Car: Peles Castle is located about 140km away from Bucharest. You can rent a car to get to the attraction. It is an average of a 2 hour ride away. 

What is the best time to visit Peles Castle? 

If you’re looking to avoid rush hours and looking to explore a relatively empty castle, then early mornings are the best time to visit. 

Is Peles Castle wheelchair accessible?

No, Peles Castle is not completely wheelchair accessible. While the ground floor is accessible, the rest of the property is not accessible. 

Is photography allowed at Peles Castle?  

Yes, amateur photography without flash is permitted within the premises, however there is a photo tax of approx €7.50 is applicable during entry. Additionally, the authorities levy a charge on a per hour basis for professional photography and filming inside and outside the castle.

Are there any dining options at Peles Castle?

No, there are no dining options available within the property.

Is parking available at Peles Castle?

No, there is no parking available at the location itself as it’s up-hill.
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