Early in the morning you will leave Bucharest behind and head north to get in the Carpathian Mountains.
Your first stop of the day is Peles Castle. This is an overwhelming site built by the first Romanian king, Carol I in over 40 years. In this fairy-tale location you will learn more about Monarchy in Romania and its heritage. You will discover all the wonders of this beautiful palace which seems frozen in time.
Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle built as a fortress – The “Dracula’s” Castle – for the citizens of Brasov with view to defence the city. Prince Vlad used the Castle as a general headquarters during his incursions in Transylvania . For many years, it has been an interesting medieval art museum.
Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel.
Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count.
After Bran we are heading to the 13th century medieval fortress of Rasnov, an impressive site built on a mountain top overlooking the whole valley around it. This awesome site was actually built by the Teutonic Knights when they first came here almost 800 years ago.
Your last stop of the day is the medieval part of the city of Brasov. 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.
Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. In this city, we are surrounded by legends of the vampires and a medieval stories.
Walking tour through the old town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hirche House, the baroque style buildings from the Austro-Hungarian times and the Black Church, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul.
From here you will continue your journey back to Bucharest.
- What Will You Do1. Depart from Bucharest with your guide on a private car or minivan
2. Arrive in Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle
3. Have some free time to discover the beauty of the castle
4. Visit the famous Bran Castle or so called Dracula's Castle
5. Free time in the shopping area near the castle
6. Visit the 13th century medieval fortress of Rasnov
7. Discover Brasov, one of the most visited city in Romania
- What Is Included- Licensed Private Guide
- Pick-up and Drop-off at your hotel or at any other location of your choice in the city
- Modern & comfortable A/C car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
- VIP skip-the-line admission
- Bottled water
- Free Wi-fi in all our vehicles
- What Is Not Included- Lunch
- Photo fees
- Know Before You Go- Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season – from Sep 15 to May 15 – and on Mondays during the summer season – from May 15 to Sep 15. During these days Sinaia Monastery and Torture Chamber from Bran will be visited instead.
- Between 1 November and 1 December every year, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit Pelisor Castle.