Tour Of Two Of The Most Famous Castles In One Day From Bucharest
OverviewTransylvania is perhaps one of the most popular places in the world for the legends and mysteries surrounding his paths. On this tour you will discover the charm of the Castles of Transylvania: Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) and the wonderful medieval city of Brasov.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Led by a local guide
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Small-group tour by minibus
Know More about this tourBe picked up from your hotel in the morning and take the road to Sinaia to visit thePelesCastle,a former summer residence of the Romanian kings, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums inTransylvaniawhere one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, weapons collections from the 15th up to the19th centuries.
The journey continues to Bran with its famousBran castle, also called 'Dracula`s Castle', situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on turned into a film made by Francis Ford Coppola.The first documents aboutBranCastleappeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border betweenTransylvaniaandWallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, then under the Romanian rulers Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by themunicipalityofBrasovto the Romanian royal family, in order to become their residence.
Then take a short tour of Brasov City. Dating from 1520, theCityCouncil Squarehas been considered the center of Brasovfor hundreds of years. Merchants and craftsmen fairs took place here. They came fromTransylvania,Wallachia, and even theNear Eastand Europe. The roads were named after the types of merchandise they traded on the side streets of this square, names such as The Wheat Fair, The Cloth Row, The Butnar Fair, The Linen Fair, The Cotton Row or The Coats Fair. The square is surrounded by houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-classic style, and they once sheltered small shops and warehouses.
The medieval fortress ofBrasovwas one of the most secure fortresses in Europe, the architectural defense pile being made of stone walls, 32 defense towers, 8 bulwarks and 4 fortified gates. The towers had both defense and observation roles. During the tour you can see the old wall which it is still preserved, as well as Black and White Towers. Also included is a visit to theWeavers Bastion, the biggest and best preserved bastion.Ecaterina's Gatesituated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the Fortress was built in 1559 in the Renaissance style. It has a sharp tower and four little towers, symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassals lives.
Return to Bucharestand be dropped off at your hotel..
Inclusions for Tour Of Two Of The Most Famous Castles In One Day From Bucharest
- Local driver/guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Bran Castle
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for Tour Of Two Of The Most Famous Castles In One Day From Bucharest
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Not wheelchair accessible
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- 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.