Day Trip Through Brasov In Transylvania And Bran, Peles, And Rasnov Castles - Bucharest

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Overview

This is a unique opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions of Romania. Visit, what are probably the most beautiful castles and fortresses in Transylvania and stroll through the charming medieval streets of Brasov!

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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The tour starts with departure from Bucharest in the morning, and heads towards Sinaia. There are over 50 castles, fortresses and fortified churches in this ancient region. The tour will take you to the three most beautiful of all, starting with Peles Castle– the former royal residence, an architectural jewel.

Next on the tour you will take a journey to Bran Village, the climax of the trip, where you will visit the famous Bran Castle – better known as Dracula’s Castle, with its remarkable architecture and Gothic elements. The castle was built between 1377-1382, at 60 m high. Built originally as a fortress and surrounded by a massive wall with small windows which were used to shoot enemies, Bran Castle proved to be a successful defense point. In the inner courtyard of the castle there is a fountain used to provide water in case of a siege. Bran Castle got its fame from the novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker, and later adapted into a movie.

After visiting Bran Castle you will next have just a short stop to Rasnov city to visit the picturesque streets with medieval houses and Rasnov Fortress. Rasnov Fortress is one of the best preserved peasant fortresses in Transylvania and was built in the 13th - 14th century. The principal purpose was to defend themselves against Tartar attacks and the fortress was conquered only once around the year 1600 by Prince Gabriel Bathory. Here you can visit the small museum inside the Fortress, but the main attraction of the visit is the beautiful 360-degree view over Brasov Depression and Piatra Craiului Mountains. This area is famous due to the fact that some of the scenes from the 2003 movie “Cold Mountain” were filmed here.

Finally a stop is made in Brasov, a lovely medieval town located in southern Transylvania at the foot of Tampa.

The tour ends in Bucharest.

Inclusions for Day Trip Through Brasov In Transylvania And Bran, Peles, And Rasnov Castles

  • Driver/tour escort
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour of Brasov
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup / drop off
  • ! In general, during November, Peles Castle is closed for maintenance. In this case we will visit Pelisor Castle, Peles Castles smaller brother and where the royal family used to live

Exclusions for Day Trip Through Brasov In Transylvania And Bran, Peles, And Rasnov Castles

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 6 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

In general, during November, Peles Castle is closed for maintenance. In this case we will visit Pelisor Castle, Peles Castles smaller brother and where the royal family used to live

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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  • OMG can I give this 20 stars? Or 100 stars? BEST....DAY...EEEVEEEER!
    Where do I begin?:
    So to start off you do have to pay for entrance fees to each place. I'd say on average it was 12-26 romanian dollars. So pretty cheap. Honestly bring 300 romanian dollars with you is my recommendation. A lot of the stuff is optional but recommended for maximum fun!
    Rasnov lift 15?
    Entrance to Rasnov Castle - 17?
    - Throw axes in Rasnov castle - 5 Not part of the tour or official so may not be there
    - Ride horse around castle and park - 200 Not part of the tour or offical so may not be there
    Entrance into Bran castle - 26?
    Haunted house near bran castle - 20? Not part of the tour or offical so may not be there
    Entrancetour into Peles castle I think I pad 36 total?
    - Extra for tour of top of Peles castle instead of just bottom floor.
    - Extra for photo fee
    Food money for lunch - 30?

    1. Peles castle: This was amazing. Highly recommend getting tour of top floors as well. We couldnt find the actual tour guide for peles castle so my tour guide was allowed to take me inside and gave it to me himself : From there we both went to the top floors where a special tour guide gave that tour. Was AWESOME!!!!!

    2. Bran / draculas castle: Very cool! The tour guide couldnt come but it was still great. The setup is such so you can go to every room along the way. The courte yard was AWESOME! it was very cool.

    3. Haunted house was not part of the tour but I saw it and went thru quickly while guide waited. Was fun _

    4. Rasnov Castle: Took a lift up to this castle. It was amazing! Inside threw some axes. Not part of the tour but still is great! Also rode a horse along the castle wall and park! Also not part of the tour but would recommend if the guy is there. Was very cool!

    5. Finally went to Brasov. Saw the black church though it was closed at the moment. Explored the town and ate some food. Was awesome!

    6: Cross. So while this tour does not go up to the cross he does try to point out, waather permitting, the cross on the mountain! Super cool.

    Best...Birthday...Ever!!!!

    Side note: Tour guide went above and beyond taking me to airport and tried to help me recover my lost passport.

  • It was a fabulous and long day. I was surprised to be the only person on the tour and Rasem still took me out. Peles Castle is amazing, just running the gauntlet before Bran Castle with all the souvenirs was fun, and being able to stop in Brasnov and hit Oktoberfest for a meal was so much fun. Thank you for such a fun day and great experience!

  • A fantastic day with our guide visiting the castles. Beautiful scenery in each of the places we visited.
    We were taken aback by the sheer opulamce of Peles Castle.
    I am glad we visited in a quieter period as I imagine it gets very busy in height of summer.

  • Really great experience with a very knowledgeable guide, Rasem Sabi. First, I was the only person who booked the tour and was expecting to be told that it would be cancelled like another I had booked. Not so, instead, Rasem picked me up as agreed and took me to all the wonderful places on this tour. The most beautiful castle was Peles Castle. Amazing! You have to see it to believe it. I also loved the tour of Brasov, which was the last stop on the tour before heading back to Bucharest. Brasov has one of the prettiest old town areas I've ever seen. It was really great to sit and watch the world go by at a relaxing pace. Everything seems so relaxed there. Next time I head to Romania, I am definitely staying there. After the tour I asked if there was any chance that I would be able to see the Romanian Sphinx. I was ready for a no but thought I'd ask anyways, and once again Rasem made it happen. If you get a chance, I highly recommend a tour to the Hero's Cross, The Sphinx of Bucegi, and the Babele. I felt like I was on top of the world. The views from the Carpathians are breathtaking.
    A quick thank you to Rasem and the local tour company for these awesome tours - Thank you!!!

  • The tour went ahead despite me being the only customer. Exceptionally good customer service.
    All entrance fees are excluded and they comprise a significant fraction of the tour price. So carry some RON cash with you.

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