Râșnov

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  • Prejmer, Harman, Bran, and Rasnov Day Tour From Brasov

    1. Prejmer, Harman, Bran, and Rasnov Day Tour From Brasov

    Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, was built in the 14th Century and made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker. Legends, spirits, ghosts, and many mysteries are encountered as you explore the Castle. Next up, visit Rasnov Fortress, built in the 13th Century on top of a rocky hill. The Fortress' perfect vantage point over the surounding valley explains why it was has been conquered only once since 1611. Return to the Middle Ages as you go inside the fortified churches of Prejmer and Harman. Feel the bitterness of the battles fought by the villagers here against enemies attacking Transylvania. Along the way, you will be able to admire the beautiful landscapes of old Transylvania.

    It was a decent, well planned and enjoyable tour. It hit the highlights but wasn’t anything mind-blowing. The guide gave good info and was nice. However, the tour was much shorter than advertised and I was finished in just under 5 hours.

  • Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Rasnov Citadel Tour

    2. Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Rasnov Citadel Tour

    You’ll travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Enjoy the experience in a small group, with a maximum of 8 people.  Visit Peles Castle, once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. The Castle dates from the late 19th century, and has 160 opulently decorated rooms. It is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. Stopping at a mountain pass, you’ll have lunch in a typical Romanian village overlooking a small river. Continue on to Rasnov Citadel, built to help defend the villages of Transylvania. Visit medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula’s Castle. Bran Castle was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. I...

    Everything was great... The guide pick us from our hotel. He was very kind and good at his work. Thank you for the experience

  • Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour

    3. Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are taken by a professional guide from your hotel in Brasov. From here you will travel with a luxury Mercedes high-class van, which you will be your mode of transportation for all 3 of your sights included in the tour. You will begin with a tour of Pele's Castle, a summer residence belonging to the royal family of Romania which was built in the 19th century by Carol the First, the first king of Romania. It is the most beautiful castle in Romania, and one of the greatest in Europe. Next up you will visit Bran Castle, also known as "Dracula's Castle" and built in the 14th century. Whilst here you will learn how this castle was made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker. Legends, spirits, ghosts, and many mysteries will be encountered whilst visiting Dracula's Castle. Your final stop will be to the Rasnov Fortress, built in the 13th century on top of a rocky h...

    The tour guide, Claudiu, was excellent. He provided options based on his past experiences with the tours & gauged the time well. He was very knowledgeable about the history and interactive when appropriate. I would highly recommend this tour & this guide.

  • Brasov: Guided Distillery Day Trip to Rasnov

    4. Brasov: Guided Distillery Day Trip to Rasnov

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation in Brasov early in the morning. From there you will be driven 20 kilometers to the city of Rasnov. Once there you will visit the first distillery, where the owner will show you the basics of palinka distilling. See the multitude of flavors produced there, and if you think you can handle it, go ahead and taste the spirits (which taste better on a cold rainy day). Your next visit will be to the city of Sfantu Gheorghe, where you will visit the second distillery. This distillery produces world-famous drinks which have been awarded with various distinctions in world contests. There, you will have the chance to taste stunning and unique flavors of palinka, and be careful, some are quite strong! As the last stop of your tour, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Prejmer citadel, one of the strongest fortifications in T...

  • Brașov: Bike Ride & Cave Tour

    5. Brașov: Bike Ride & Cave Tour

    In case you have your own bike, meet your guide in Brașov's city center where you can receive assistance with renting one. Cross-country mountain bikes or e-bikes are available, you just need to provide your height. Meet your guide in the city center, get familiarized with the bikes. Start the tour through the city streets until you reach the outskirts of Brașov. From here, continue riding towards Cristian and Râșnov, passing through scenic meadows, overlooking Piatra Craiului mountains and the nearby settlement of Cristian, with its dominating church tower. Once you reach Râșnov, together with your guide, you will decide what you will do. You can go and visit the nearby Valea Cetății cave, then head back to Râșnov and visit the citadel up the hill. Or, if you feel the need to relax, you can chill at a local restaurant. At the end of the tour, head back to Brașov on your bike or take t...

  • 2-Day Transylvania Short Tour from Bucharest

    6. 2-Day Transylvania Short Tour from Bucharest

    Take a tour through Transylvania and get an introduction to this unique part of Romania on a 2-day trip from Bucharest. Walk on the narrow medieval streets of various ancient towns and absorb the mysterious atmosphere of the past. Every building has its own story, and their walls still keep the marks of a turbulent history. ​ On your trip you will visit the towns of Brasov, Bran, and Rasnov. Explore their histories and monuments, including the famous Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. See Snagov Lake and its monastery, and tour Peles Castle in Sinaia. In addition to your guided touring, enjoy free time to wander on your own or taste traditional Romanian cuisine. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bucharest - Snagov - Sinaia - Brasov Begin your tour with a trip to an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, home to a monastery with the same name. Built around the time of Vlad Dracula's...

    Diana and Christian were a splendid duo - guide and driver. They were both very personable and spoke excellent English. They knew so much about the area and we had a great 2 days. It was early December and so cold, but that added to our experience. Snagov Monastery, Peles and Bran Castles, Rasnov fortress and Brasnov are all worth seeing. So much better to have personal guides rather than being on a group tour. We could not have seen as much if we had done it on our own using public transport.

  • Transylvania: Two-Day Castle Tour

    7. Transylvania: Two-Day Castle Tour

    Join your guide for a two-day tour through the castles of Transylvania, from early medieval stone fortifications to modern, lavish royal summer residences. Depart from Cluj and head to Sighișoara. Admire the most beautiful medieval townscape in the country, so picturesque and authentic that it's often used as a film set. Visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Citadel, the fortified walls and towers of the town, as well as the birthplace of the Wallachian leader Vlad Dracul, who later became known as Count Dracula in Gothic literature and film. Then travel to Râșnov Castle, a 14th century fortress built by Teutonic Knights to withstand invasion from Turks and Tartars. More a fortified village than a military outpost, Râșnov was built to protect common people from attacks and contained everything a small community of village people would need in order to survive a long siege. ...

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 168 reviews

We booked the Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress tour and had a great time. It was well worth having a guide. We didn’t want to have to worry about driving or waiting in long lines. The views at Peles Castle were amazing and I was so excited to visit Bran Castle finally! The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent driver. He was so patient as we had many questions about the tour and Romania in general. The transportation was super nice and comfortable. I would definitely book another tour if/when I return.

The tour guide, Claudiu, was excellent. He provided options based on his past experiences with the tours & gauged the time well. He was very knowledgeable about the history and interactive when appropriate. I would highly recommend this tour & this guide.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. He took the time to help us take pictures. His style was very fitting for the tour. He was a very skillful driver and knew how to get around traffic jams.

Peles castle is magnificient, worth to pay for big tour ticket and photo fees. Our guide, Traian, is keen in history and take care us very well.

Everything was great... The guide pick us from our hotel. He was very kind and good at his work. Thank you for the experience