Day trip

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

Activity provider: Castles Tour

From Brasov: Tour of Castles and Surrounding Area

Activity provider: Castles Tour

From US$ 61.26 per person

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

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian

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 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
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees: 19 euros approx per adult for all museums
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
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 Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson 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 58 reviews

Review summary

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

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It is without regret that we spent the day with our guide Florin. It was great, the best day of our stay. He speaks several languages and very good English, even a little French, you can see that he loves his job, he taught us a lot of things. He even offered to take souvenir photos for us at each nice place! (Very successful photos by the way) He is super cultured, manages to make the atmosphere comfortable and has a billion things to tell. The castles are magnificent, the order of visits is perfect, the advice is top notch, what more could you ask for! Totally worth the price! Unforgettable experience

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October 23, 2022

This was one of the best day tours I've ever taken. The guide was knowledgeable and professional in every way. Bran and Peles are SO different, and each absolutely fascinating in their own way. I was thrilled to be in Transylvania and to learn more about it too. Highly recommended!

September 23, 2022

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

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