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

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Leave central Braşov by air-conditioned car or minivan and head south to the village of Râșnov, nestled beneath the Bucegi Mountains in the Southern Carpathian range.
As you travel, hear historical tales about Râșnov Fortress, the citadel built by Teutons in the 13th century to stave off Tartar invasion. Set on a wooded hill above Râșnov, 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 Râșnov (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 Râșnov 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 Stoker’s 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 castle’s 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 Braşov 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 Peleș Castle.
If you continue, drive to the town of Siniai and visit 19th-century Peleș Castle (own expense), considered one of Europe’s most beautiful. Ogle its grandiose rooms with a castle guide, and, then visit its impressive neighbour, Pelișor Castle, before ending your tour back in Braşov.

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 Râșnov Fortress
  • 3-4-hour tour extension to Peles Castle (if option not selected)
  • Entrance fee to Peleș Castle and Pelisor Castle

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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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  • 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!

  • Charlie/Carol was an amazing tour guide, incredibly kind and enthusiastic about his country and ensuring everyone in the tour was comfortable and happy. The size of the tour was excellent and while we managed to do so much in one day, Charlie was also willing to slow down or step it up based upon the needs and desires of the group, stopping for coffee or food or bathroom breaks when necessary. Knows his information well and speaks excellent English, and the tour itself featured beautiful and impressive places. Without a car and a knowledgable driver it would have been impossible to do so many cool things in one day.

  • I was picked up at 9am sharp. My guide tour Dan showed me around villages and castles around Brasov. I enjoyed my tour and would recommend this tour to anymore!

  • We had a great guide Dan and the trip was smooth and very informative.

  • I really enjoyed this tour! It was just a small group of 8 people and our guide Charlie ensured we were all comfortable in the mini bus. He was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of photo opportunities. It was a very relaxed 3-4 hours.

  • Excellent guided tour of Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress by Charley, who is a native of Brasov. He picked us up at our Hotel which couldn't have been easier. As we drove he pointed out what we were driving through, such as the German Housing and Communist Era Housing and explained the History behind the developments. At the Castle and the Fortress he explained the History and Fables that were appropriate which made what we were looking at much more interesting and memorable. His English was better than good. I would like to go back to Romania with more time and have Charley show and tell more of what he knows about his wonderful country. Oh, and the delicious coffee break and traditional pastries we talked him into won't be forgotten either! Great Tour by a Great Guide!

  • We met Balazs in the main square in Brasov. He arrived on time. He has excellent knowledge on the history of the region. He made it an great experience. He is a very friendly guy with a great sense of humour. We are facebook friends now! We opted for the full day tour. First we visited Peles Castle which is beautiful. Afterwards we had lunch before visiting Dracula's Castle which as Dracula fans was the highlight of our day. On the way back to Brasov we visited Rasnov Fortress. We were on a small group tour which made it especially enjoyable. Balazs never hurried anyone and was very flexible with the rest of the group over how we spent our day.

  • Great day out with our tour guide Charlie. 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. Peles castle was once again interesting a total contrast to Bran felt it is much better to have a guide as there is only small amounts of information, although you can have an audio guide. We then went on to see an old derelict fortress and felt maybe this was one too many places to see in one day especially as it was very hot. Walking around was quite unsteady underfoot with lots of loose rubble, the few hand rails around were not safe although the view was beautiful. Overall a very worthwhile day with a good guide who went out of his way to take us to some good vantage points for photos.

  • Worth the money, however there are other companies that offer the exact same tour for a bit cheaper.

  • Great tour, informative and went very smoothly.

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