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From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

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Visit Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Peles Castle in this group tour departing from Brasov city center. Drive through the wonderful Transylvanian Alps and the southern Carpathian Mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most interesting castle sites around Brasov, Transylvania, Romania.
  • Learn about the country's past and present from an expert guide
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views over central Romania as you are driven around the countryside
Full description
The tour will begin at 9:00 AM from the meeting point located in central Brasov. You will be driven in comfort to the Peasants Citadel, a medieval fortress built from at a time when Teutonic chevaliers ruled the Brasov County. Enjoy a visit around the fortress and observation point, and discover it's history and legends, stopping to take in the wonderful views of Brasov Plateau and the surrounding mountains. The journey will continue towards Bran Castle. Completed in 1388, the castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii, with an exceptional view of the nearby hills. Learn about this famous castle, especially the tales of Count Dracula as you walk the ancient halls.  Next, you will head to Sinaia, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. The one hour drive offers spectacular views of surrounding nature and wildlife. Then encounter Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Visit an architectural masterpiece, discover it's wonderful saloons and learn about the heritage.  On the route home, you can see the view of the Transylvanian Alps, the Bucegi Mountains, and the lively resort-towns of Busteni and Predeal.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Expert guide
  • Access to the fast line to purchase tickets
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas/ponchos
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel. Instead, the tour meets at a central point in town
  • Extended visits to museums or temporary exhibitions
  • Photo fees inside Peles Castle
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees: 18 euros per adult for all museums
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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Meeting point

Centrally located Modarom building, bd. Eroilor 17, Brasov, in front of Banca Transilvania, close to McDonalds.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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. A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Please note, that due to renovation works at the fortress, entrance to some areas may be restricted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This tour is an absolute MUST! Don’t hesitate to book it. Florin is simply outstanding. Outstanding. He’s very passionate about his work, and with a large experience in the tourism sector. Very professional. You can clearly tell he really cares about the group having the best experience. Besides, he speaks perfect English and Spanish, and is even able to speak Portuguese! The tour is very, very well organized, very comfortable in all senses, and very entertaining. Florin makes sure you have all the key info, while also providing you enough time to explore the areas on your own. It’s very safe (the mini van is spot on, and the driver Dan is also great), timing-wise is right on point, and, most important, the energy is amazing. You feel happy throughout the whole journey. My girlfriend and I can’t recommend this tour enough. We would take it again & you should definitely go for it. I can’t imagine better experience in Transylvania. If Florin decides to open tours anywhere we'd go for it.

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October 17, 2021

Excellent choice if you wanna visit the castles and Transylvania. Florin ( our guide) was super informative about the history of the area and castles. He was also very kind and friendly making us feeling comfortable all the time. He toured us around the area in a small group of four people in around 6 hours. Totally worth the money and time spend.

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February 24, 2020

Excellent day visiting the castles in the area. Florin was a very knowledgeable guide, who spoke both English and Spanish fluently as there was a Spanish speaking couple along with us. He did a great job of answering questions, and even gave the answers in both languages and not just to the ones asking. Meeting Salmo at Rasnov castle was a great treat as well, and we were blown away by Peles castle, well worth spending some extra time there if possible.

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November 1, 2019

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