2-Day Private Tour Of Transylvania From Bucharest - Brasov

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pick-up from any hotel & apartment rental in Bucharest.
    The guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation building.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You are invited to discover the medieval city of Brasov and the towns of Bran and Rasnov throughout a 2-day guided tour which will help you to better understand the history and facts behind the legends and of course to have a lot of fun. Take a walk in the narrow medieval streets of the ancient towns and it will make you feel the mysterious atmosphere of the past. Every building has its own story, the walls of the fortresses still display the marks of the turbulent history.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Skip the line
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest-romania">Bucharest - Sinaia Monastery - Peles castle - Brasov Tour & Accommodation

Stop At: UnzipRomania Travel
Your tour guide will meet you in your hotel lobby
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania
Visit the Orthodox Monastery of Sinaia also called the Cathedral of Bucegi Mountains. It was the first construction in the area of the present mountain resort being a valuable Romanian religios site and architectural monument built at the end of the 17th century.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Brasov City Tour: Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.
Tour highlights: Council Square, Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Catharine's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Rope Street, Republic Street
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Largest Gothic church in Romania
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rope Street - Strada Sforii, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Narrowest street in Romania
Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Mount Tampa, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Brasov is located at the foot of Tampaq Mountain.

Pass By: Black Tower, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Medieval defence tower

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov, Bella Muzica Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Brasov - Bran Castle aka Dracula's Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Bucharest

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle: is a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Rasnov Fortress: this impressive citadel was built in the 14th century to protect the people of Rasnov and surrounding villages from the numerous ottoman invasions.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

1x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 1 night

Overnight accommodation at 3* Hotel in Brasov

Licensed English speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees & Photo / video fees

Entry/Admission - Manastirea Sinaia

Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when taking the tour with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

PLEASE NOTE!

Peles Castle is closed on certain dates. On the dates when Peles Castle is closed this site will be substituted for Pelisor Castle (if open on your travel date) or Rasnov Fortress, a fascinating medieval peasant citadel from the 14th century.

PLEASE NOTE! Peles Castle is closed on the following dates:

01 Feb - 30 Mar. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

31 Mar - 31 Dec. Closed on Mondays with below exceptions for the holidays:

Orthodox Easter 2020

Most travelers can participate

19 April - Peles Castle is Closed

20 April - Peles Castle is Open

Winter Holidays 2020

25 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed

28 Dec - Peles Castle is Closed

01 Jan 2021 - Peles Castle is Closed

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Sep-2022

    The visit to Peles Castle was the highlight of our tour but I also enjoyed our stay in Brasov city. The Hotel Bella Muzica was fantastic and situated at a great location, but has no lift, and it maybe uncomfortable to carry big luggage upstairs. Cristian, our guide is an amazing person, very knowledgeable guide, excellent and responsible driver. We also enjoyed eating at his suggested eateries. He's sure is an asset to the company he works for.

  • 22-May-2022

    Great trip and Cristian our guide was simply excellent! He was so knowledgeable, caring, considerate and fun to share our 2 days visiting Transylvania! We had such a great time with him, and will always remember our time in Romania with him! We also felt very safe too, particularly having Cristian as our driver navigating the crazy traffic! When we come back some day, we’ll be sure to contact him and share fun times again! Thank you!

  • 05-Dec-2021

    Brasov is truly Magical.....My husband and i enjoyed this trip fully.it was an experience and a Dream come true.The Carpathian Mountains with it's mist in the air was just perfect.Our tour guide 'Claudio'..was exceptinal..knowlegeable and dependable. a Great Asset to Viator.Highly reccomend! ☺❤

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Excellent tour. It fit nicely into our tight schedule. We saw what we wanted to see in the minimum time. Recommendation from Grand Circle worked well when their pre-trip was sold out.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    This is a top notch company with great employees that you can trust. We planned to stay close to a week in Bucharest and reached out to them several weeks before we left to organize a couple tours. Diana was super helpful answering all our questions, getting the tours reserved and even sent us our confirmations so we felt prepared. We booked two private tours: 2 Day tour of Transylvania and a full day tour of Bulgaria. Our guide for all 3 days was Gabriel and he was fantastic. He was a professional guide and extremely knowledgeable on all elements of history, culture and religion and was also from Romania and had a deep respect for the country that he wanted to pass on. He was also our driver and the transport was a mini-bus that was very clean, comfortable and air conditioned. Both our tours were fantastic and I’ll share a little about both: -2 Day tour of Transylvania. This was the highlight of our trip. We were picked up at our hotel at 0730 and began our journey towards Brasov. The great thing about a private tour is that the itinerary is customizable and you must remember that some sites are closed on certain days. We spent a fair amount of time driving and in the morning we visited a large fortification in Rasov that was amazing. Early afternoon we went to a ski resort for lunch that had a spectacular mountain view of Bran castle. This was key because when you visit the castle there aren’t many vantage points to offer you good photos of the entire castle. We visited the castle after lunch and time to explore afterwards – it was an amazing medieval castle also called Dracula’s castle. After that we made our way to Brasov and had a 1 hour walking tour of the village where Gabriel showed us the Black Church and several other sites. As part of the cost of the tour our hotel in Brasov was included at the Bella Muzica which is right on the main square perfectly located. There Gabriel took his leave and we spent the night at the restaurants and bars and returned to the hotel later. The hotel is very historic and perfect for a 1 night stay. Gabriel then picked us up in the morning and we headed out to visit a couple different sites including a fortified church and a monastery. The main site the second day was Peles Castle which was an amazing fully restored castle that used to be the summer residence for royalty. It is absolutely beautiful and we spent much time touring it and learning its history from Gabriel. We were then returned to our hotel in Bucharest that evening. This tour company also will do a 1 day castle tour where you see both Bran and Peles castles in 1 day, but I highly recommend the 2 day tour so you can enjoy yourself, see more of Transylvania and stay overnight in Brasov which is a beautiful little town. -Full day Bulgaria: My wife and I had never been to Bulgaria and wanted to see it while we were so close. Gabriel picked us up in our hotel early morning and we drove to the border to go through customs. It took us about a little over an hour to drive to the border and then about 45 minutes to go through customs due to all the truck driver traffic. From there we went to see a monastery that was carved into the side of a mountain. This is a UNESCO heritage site and was very beautiful. TIP – bring mosquito spray! From there we went Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s old medieval capital to see the ruins of the old city, fortress and a beautiful church overlooking the town. This was amazing and also involved a fair amount of walking. Separately we also stopped an ancient church that was made to look like a barn to hide it’s true nature while Bulgaria was occupied hundreds of years ago. After a great day of touring Gabriel drove us back through customs (only took 10 minutes coming back) and dropped us at the hotel. This was about a 12 hour day and well worth it. Overall we had an amazing time. The tours made for great photos and we learned so much from Gabriel about the history of these countries that it was well worth the time. We highly recommend this company and especially these tours.

  • 27-Jun-2019

    My husband and I recently joined two friends for this two day private tour. Christian was our tour guide and was absolutely wonderful. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable about history and the area. Most importantly he shared with us what life in Romania is like. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 15-May-2019

    We had only 3 days to see the highlights of Transylvania, visit the Bear Sanctuary and sights of Bucharest. Diana was extremely helpful and patient and helped us plan our dream 3-day trip, which enabled us to see everything we wanted in such a short trip. She combined different tours for us, which all worked out great. Christian picked us up from the airport to transfer us to our hotel and had animated stories to tell. The next morning Lucian picked us up and we started our road trip. He English was very good and he knew a lot about the history of not only the places we visited, but also about the country. Even though we experienced some rain and was unable to travel with the cable car in Brasov due to the rain, it did not deter of any of the trip or fun we had. At the end of our trip, Lucian dropped us off at the airport and sadly our trip was over. Diana is an absolute gem.

  • 04-Feb-2019

    My partner and I had only three days to see some of Romania before we needed to return to Bucharest. Everything was organised with Diana before we left Australia and it all worked seamlessly from there. Our guide, the incredibly knowledgeable and friendly Lucian met us at our hotel in Bucharest at 7.30am on the first day. We instantly felt comfortable with him – we were all swapping stories and laughing even before we'd left the city limits. First stop was Peles Castle, a beautifully preserved 19th century castle built by the first king of Romania. This was the highlight of our Transylvania tour – Lucian gets you there early enough to avoid the crowds and the extended tour is really worth it, particularly to see the former royal family's more private quarters. After this, we drove through the mountains to Brasov, a lovely small city, where we ate a traditional lunch near the market square and sipped Romanian plum brandy. Lucian organised our accommodation at a boutique hotel in the centre of town, and after lunch we just did our own thing. We had a great time exploring the old town and catching the cable car to the top of the nearby mountain. Next day Lucian took us to the incredible Rasnov Fortress to learn some more about Romanian history and take in the magnificent views from the top. After this we went to the famous Bran Castle. Lucien warned us it would be crowded and it was... we shuffled through its rooms in a long line of people and there wasn't that much to see on the inside (no original furniture, for example). On reflection, it is the exterior that is most imposing and I would recommend avoiding the crowds and just taking in the castle from the park at the bottom and then going to get to some lunch! On our way home, and just out of Bucharest, we stopped off at a small monastery on an island (legend has it that Vlad the Impaler is buried there). This was not necessarily on the list of things to do on the tour but Lucian suggested it as a low-key substitute for the Sinaia Monastery (we were a bit too tired to take that one in). I absolutely recommend UnZip Romania to anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery and historic buildings in Transylvania, learn about Romanian history and culture, eat delicious local food and above all, spend time with a great guy. Thanks for the experience!

  • 27-Sep-2018

    We had a fantastic tour with our guide Gabriel. He really made the trip special doing the inside tours himself instead of handing us off to the groups. Made a world of difference. He is extremely knowledgeable of Romania at all levels. I can highly recommend him and would request him if ever booking another tour. This company obviously only hires the best.

  • 21-Sep-2018

    Fantastic 2-day trip to Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Brasov, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle - and a scenic drive back to Bucharest through the mountains. Stunning. Our tour guide Gabriel was superb. Did all the tours himself - did not hand us off to other guides when we arrived at the destinations. He knows everything about the venues and Romanian history - and his passion for his country was evident. Best tour guide ever! Can highly recommend him.

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