Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour small group tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning 13th-century fortress, and then visit Bran Castle, the turreted hilltop palace linked to Bram Stoker’s fictional Count Dracula. Walk through the spooky rooms and hear tales about Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century noble who was imprisoned here and inspired Stoker’s blood-stained vampire. Upgrade to extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle (to be paid when you are doing the booking by choosing the option!).Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Rasnov Citadel, Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov 505400 Romania
Explore two of Transylvania’s most impressive citadels and discover why the region is steeped in mysterious lore. Your professional guide will pick you up in central Braşov in a car or minivan for the 30-minute ride south to Râșnov, situated among the stunning Bucegi Mountains.
Learn about the storied history of Râșnov Fortress, a walled stone compound designed to ward off attacks by the fierce Tartars and used as a refuge for local villagers during medieval warfare. Explore the time-worn courtyards, ramparts and well of the 13th-century fortress built by the Teutons. Opt to have lunch in Râșnov if you like (own expense).
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
A short drive brings you to Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ for its ties to Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic tale and its bloodthirsty villain. The high stone walls and red turrets of this hilltop citadel come into view as you approach the secluded castle, set among the dramatic backdrop of the Carpathians. Enter if you dare, after paying the site fee (own expense), and wander through the castle’s many well-preserved rooms and chambers with your guide. Gothic furnishings and details help set the scene for ghastly legends of all that happened here, including the imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler.
This 15th-century prince was notorious for his bloodthirsty campaigns against invading Turks and is said to have inspired Stoker’s malevolent Count Dracula.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
If you’re thirsty for more, extend your tour by 3 to 4 hours and continue on to the nearby Peleș Castle (book the option). The expansive, Bavarian-style Peleș Castle was built among a lush forest to house Romania’s royalty in the 19th century and is among the most beautiful in Europe.
A guide will lead you through many of its immaculate, ornate rooms, still adorned with luxuriant furnishings and décor. You’ll also have the chance to tour the neighbouring Pelișor Castle, a smaller royal residence decked out in art nouveau finery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Small group tour"
"Sturdy hiking footwear recommended"
"Crowded in high season (July - August)"
"MONDAY BRAN CASTLE IS OPENED AT 12:00."
"Peles Castle is closed MONDAY! Tuesday we can visit only the ground floor! Pelisor Castle is closed MONDAY and TUESDAY! More info about the admission time: peles.ro"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"RASNOV FORTRESS IS CLOSED FROM 3rd of February 2020 for 22 months! Anyhow, we could visit the outside walls and exterior court. We visit other site, instead (eg. The St Bartholomew Evangelical church / Cristian Saxon Fortified Church / Valea Cetatii Cave). The guide will inform you about the options."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
Duración: 4 To 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 28, Brașov 500025, Romania
Traveler pickup is offered
We let you know about the pick up time from the hotel with 1 day before!
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.