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From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

1. From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

The tour will begin 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.

Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour

2. 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 hill creating the perfect vantage point over the surrounding valley. This unique vantage point is the reason why it was only conquered once in 1611. You will be able to admire the beautiful mountain scenery of the Bucegi Mountains, Tara Barsei, and many others. In the evening, you will be returned back to your hotel with beautiful memories of the day.

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

3. From Brasov: Prejmer, Harman, Bran, and Rasnov Day Tour

Discover the architecture and history of some of Transylvania's most iconic castles on this full-day tour from Brasov. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, and skip the long lines with your prereserved ticket. 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.

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

4. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

5. Bucharest: Bran & Peles Castle with Rasnov Citadel Day Trip

Travel from Bucharest to Sinaia on this full-day van or car excursion that takes you through one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania. Visit Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel and uncover the secrets of Dracula's castle. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in the city center of Bucharest. Relax on the drive through Prahova Valley to Peles Castle, which was once the summer residence of Romanian kings, and now home to one of the country’s most important museums. Explore this 19th-century fortress which 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. Stop at a mountain pass to purchase 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. Drive through the scenic countryside to Bran Castle, which was built in the mid-14th century on a rock standing 60 meters high. It features 4 towers with walls made of stone blocks, and its rooms and narrow corridors form a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers. Admire the artesian wells connected to an underground network in its its inner courtyard. Return to your accommodation in the city center Bucharest at the end of your tour.

Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

6. Bucharest: Transylvania and Dracula's Castle 2-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Count Dracula legend on a 2-day tour to Peles Castle and Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Wander the ornate rooms and gardens of former royal residences, and see Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century. The scenic drive takes you high up into the Carpathian Mountains where time has stood still at enchanting villages, and where Romanians head in the winter to ski at the mountain resort of Sinaia. Day 1: Bucharest - Sighisoara Following a pick-up from your hotel in Bucharest (or from Revolution Square at 09:00), cross the Carpathian Mountains en route to Sibiu, stopping at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges to explore the complex founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab in 1514-1517. During the summer (1 June - 15 September), the route to Sibiu takes the unique Transfagarasan Road across the Carpathians, climbing to an altitude of 2,000 meters at its highest point. Upon arrival in Sibiu, enjoy a quick tour of the medieval city center. Then, drive to Sighisoara on the picturesque Tarnava Mare River. Marvel at the beautifully preserved citadel, and wander the enclosed walls and cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See Saxon houses that date back to the 16th century, and the 9 surviving towers, including the iconic Clock Tower. From the balcony of this former main gate to the city, enjoy beautiful views across the town and countryside. Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere at sights such as the former Church of the Dominican Monastery, where valuable relics include a fresco of the Saint Trinity, a carved altarpiece, and Oriental carpets. Day 2: Sighisoara - Brasov - Bran - Bucharest Today you will drive to Brasov to discover where Vlad the Impaler led his raids against the German Saxons. Explore the medieval city center on a tour of the Black Church, Town Hall, Black Tower, and Ecaterina Gate. Then, continue to “Dracula’s Castle,” located between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. More commonly known as “Bran Castle,” the important monument depends on the legend of Count Dracula for its reputation, but is also acclaimed for its beauty. Learn the history of the castle, from the 14th century to the day in December 1920 when the castle was donated to Queen Marie of Great Romania. Admire the fountains, lakes, and halt terraces of the former royal summer residence, and see the "Tea House" of Queen Marie. Continue to the beautiful mountain resort of Sinaia, known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians." Here, you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania's most exquisite palaces. Learn about the Romanian kings that used the castle as their summer residence as you admire its intricate façades and see wooden towers that reach for the sky. Discover the fountains and statues built by Viennese architects in the grounds, and imagine the balls, concerts, literary events, and theatrical performances of Romanian high society in days gone by. Wander the opulent interiors to find ebony, walnut and mother of pearl. Go to the terraces and grand outhouses of the castle complex, such as Pelisor Castle and Sinaia Monastery. Venture inside the Monastery, built by the "Spatar" (a high ranking noble of the Valahian Kingdom), Mihai Cantacuzino following his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The monastery contains religious icons and rare books, as well as an exhibition of pottery and porcelain that dates from the 16th to the 19th centuries. There will be time to visit the 19th-century wine cellars from Azuga, built by the Rhein family, official suppliers to the Royal Court. Purchase some authentic still wines and sparkling wines of Romania, before transferring back to Bucharest in the evening.

2-Day Transylvania Short Tour from Bucharest

7. 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 grandfather, the monastery has become famous as the burial place of the infamous prince of Wallachia. Continue to Peles Castle, an astounding royal residence from the end of the 19th century. After a delicious Romanian meal, continue with a walking tour in the historical center of Brasov. Your day will also include sightseeing of the following: Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, The Blacksmiths Bastion, The Weavers Bastion, The Ropemakers Bastion, and The Drapers Bastion. Day 2: Brasov - Bran - Rasnov - Bucharest (Meals: B) After breakfast at your hotel, visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, a medieval dwelling from the 14th century. Admire this legendary site, surrounded by an aura of mystery and perched atop a high rock. Then continue to see Rasnov's impressive fortress, also built in the 14th century to protect the people of Rasnov and surrounding villages from the numerous invasions. Finally, make your way back to Bucharest.

Brașov: Bike Ride & Cave Tour

8. 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 the train, if you are too tired.

From Brasov: Pele's Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

9. From Brasov: Pele's Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

Experience the wild beauty of Romania with a visit to the most iconic buildings in the country. After a hotel pick-up in Brasov, Your tour begins at Pele's Castle, a summer residence of the royal family. Built in the 19th century by Carol the First, it's the most beautiful castle in Romania. Then, visit the picturesque 17th century Sinaia Orthodox Monastery. Next, stop at Bran Castle, built in the 14th century and made famous by Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. Legends, spirits, and mysteries will alight your imagination whilst visiting Dracula's Castle. Here you'll have time to shop for lunch and browse the souvenir stalls. Finally, head to 13th-century Rasnov Fortress built high atop a rocky hill. From here you can experience breathtaking views of the rugged landscape, including the beautiful mountain scenery of the Bucegi Mountains and the Tara Barsei. From here you will be returned back to Brasov with unforgettable memories.

Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

10. Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

Day 1: Bucharest to Bucovina You will be picked up by a professional guide from either your hotel in Bucharest or Otopeni Airport. From there you will endure a long drive to Bucovina, but you will benefit from a luxury Mercedes Vklass van or a similar car, making your entire vacation comfortable. You will begin by visiting the Humor Monastery and the Voronet monastery, before an overnight in Gura Humorului in a 3-star hotel (with breakfast included). Day 2: Gura Humorului, Vatra Moldovitei, Sucevita, Marginea, and Sucevita On your second day, you will visit the Moldovita Monastery, Ciumarna Passage, the Sucevita Monastery, and the Marginea Black Pottery. At the conclusion of your day you will overnight in Sucevita Village at a guest house, where you enjoy both dinner and breakfast which will consist of traditional local products. Day 3: Sucevita, Arbore, Gura Humorului, Bicaz Gorges, the Red Lake, and Brasov Your third day will begin with the Arbore Monastery, before you advance towards Bicaz Gorge, the Red Lake, and Brasov (including its old historic center). At the conclusion of your day, you will overnight in Brasov's downtown area. Day 4: Brasov, Viscri, Sighisoara, Biertan, and Brasov Day 4 will begin with a tour of the Viscri Saxon Village and fortified Saxon Church. You will then move on to explore the Sighioara Fortress, Dracula's "birthplace", and the Biertan Village. At the conclusion of your fourth day, you will once again overnight in Brasov. Day 5: Brasov, Prejmer, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov, Bran, and Moieciu Today you will visit the Prejmer Peasants Fortress, before exploring the Poiana Brasov Ski Resort and the Rasnov Fortress. You will then discover the magnificent Bran Castle, which is connected with the Dracula legend. Towards the end of your day you will explore Moieciu Village, before you once again overnight in Downtown Brasov. Day 6: Brasov, Azuga, Sinaia, Snagov, and Bucharest Your final day will begin with a Royal Rhein Winery tour in Azuga. From there you will discover Peles Castle, which is the summer residence of the royal family of Romania. Moving on, you will encounter the Snagov Orthodox Monastery, where the dreaded prince Vlad Tepes is buried. Your day will eventually conclude with your exploration of Lake Snagov, before you end your tour in Bucharest.

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What people are saying about Râșnov

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 260 reviews

It was excellent!!! It made us really impressive!! Reaaly increase the good impression for the trip of Romanian!!! Our guide is so wonderful! Caring, patience,and really know more knowledge about the whole area! We are really appreciate him. Without him, the trip wouldn't be so nice funny and rich in mind!

Nádherný, velmi zajímavý výlet. Zámek Peles je úžasný! Měli jsme privátní velké auto, pohodlné a průvodce byl velmi příjemný, vše zajímavě vyprávěl. Oběd v starém most v Brasově , domácí rumunské specialty byl vynikající. Výlet doporučuji!

Claudio was a great guide - friendly, very informative, accommodating. If you want to do 2 castles, 1 monastery and a fortress in a day without being knackered and stuck in ticket queues, I would recommend this tour!

Very good tour, the guide was knowledgeable and very good at time management. Having the skip-the-line included was really handy, especially for Bran castle. I recommend!

Florine our guide was great very knowledgeable and a great sense of humour