Bran Castle And Rasnov Fortress Tour From Brasov With Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Leave central Braov by air-conditioned car or minivan and head south to the village of Rnov, nestled beneath the Bucegi Mountains in the Southern Carpathian range.
As you travel, hear historical tales about Rnov Fortress, the citadel built by Teutons in the 13th century to stave off Tartar invasion. Set on a wooded hill above Rnov, the chunky stone fortress is stacked with red-tiled turrets and buildings, making it look like a walled village.
After around 30 minutes on the road, head inside Rnov (own expense) with your guide. Walk around the courtyards and ramparts, and admire the sweeping views from the walls. See the fortress well as your guide explains the legend surrounding it, and hear how medieval villagers would live in the fortress as a refuge in times of war.
Opt to have lunch (own expense) in Rnov if you wish or continue straight to Bran Castle, the 14th-century Transylvanian fortress-palace linked to the legend of Count Dracula, the vampire of Bram Stokers 1897 novel.
Admire the high-turreted hilltop castle on approach and pay at the entrance (own expense) to go inside. Wander the eerie rooms filled with Gothic furniture and armoury as your guide unravels the castles links with Dracula, sparked by its association with Vlad the Impaler. This brutal 15th century nobleman was imprisoned in the castle in 1462 and known for impaling enemies on stakes.
Having investigated the Dracula legend, hop in your minivan or car, and return to Braov where your tour ends at the start point. Alternatively, opt to stay on in the countryside and extend your tour (own expense, paid on the day of your tour) by three or four hours to visit nearby Pele Castle.
If you continue, drive to the town of Siniai and visit 19th-century Pele Castle (own expense), considered one of Europes most beautiful. Ogle its grandiose rooms with a castle guide, and, then visit its impressive neighbour, Pelior Castle, before ending your tour back in Braov.

Inclusions for Bran Castle And Rasnov Fortress Tour From Brasov With Optional Peles Castle Visit

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan

Exclusions for Bran Castle And Rasnov Fortress Tour From Brasov With Optional Peles Castle Visit

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to Bran Castle and Rnov Fortress
  • 3-4-hour tour extension to Peles Castle (if option not selected)
  • Entrance fee to Pele Castle and Pelisor Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Sturdy hiking footwear recommended

Tour available with extension to Sinaia at a supplement

For your information, entrance prices detailed: entrance fee Bran Castle: LEI 35, around 7.5,entrance fee to Rasnov Fortress: LEI 17, around 3.5,entrance fee to Peles Castle: LEI 20 (the standard tour) around 4.5

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • It was perfect, better than i expected. As a romanian citizen I strongly recomand this tour.

  • This tour is way better if we leave Brasov so it was a really awsome choice.

  • Active Travel Tours and the guide Karoly are 5 stars.

  • Dan was a very nice guide, caring and considerate. The castles were fantastic especially Peles castle.

  • Brilliant trip. Excellent attention to detail. Our guide, Charlie, went the extra mile or further! to ensure a great experience. I would highly recommend with no hesitation.

  • Dan was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Transylvanian history and Brasov. At times, I wished the other two Americans on the tour wouldn't have talked so loudly, so that I could have heard him better. Dan was nice and didn't make fun of me even when I asked stupid questions. His English is excellent, and I really enjoyed when he sang, especially Johnny Cash.

  • Our guide was really excellent. He picked us up with his car at the central square and we head to the Bran Castle. He was an amazing teller. He gave us the historical background about the area and the castle. At the end after we had sceduled to return to Bucharest after the tour he took us with his car at the train station after we went to our hotel to pick up our luggages. It worth every single penny and it was definetely the best experience we had in Romania.

  • Excellent

  • really gtood trip an wonderful guide:Dan
    He made every effort to make an ineteresting tour, highly informed and

  • Such a beatiful experience with our guide Charlie!! It has been one of my best tour ever. Bran castle is amazing the rooms are so lavishly decorated you cannot take everything in there is so much to see. It was good to have a guide to explain the history and point out various pieces within the castle, Charlie was very knowledgeable.
    At the end of this tour the group was a big family and this was made only because the warm welcome of Charlie.
    In fact he would picked up us at our Hotel but we met him at our meeting point in the city center, Charlie shows and tell more of what we can imagine about his wonderful country. His kindness and enthusiastic about his country and ensuring everyone in the tour was comfortable and happy. He made more than my expectation and we will keep in our memories this gorgeous visit, in fact time passed so fast. WARM RECOMENDED!

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