Our Transylvania Castles Tour starts at 09:00 AM. Our guide will pick you from your hotel (Airbnb, place) in Bucharest, and journey will begin with a road trip to Sinaia. In Sinaia you will visit one of the most prestigious castles in Romania, Peles Castle. Due to its beautiful architecture and idyllic setting, Peles is considered by several publications as one of the most spectacular castles in the world. In the past, it was used by the Romanian Royal Family as a summer royal residence until the communist regime seized it.
Important info: Before booking your tour, please bear in mind that Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and some Tuesdays. If you can only begin the tour on Monday or Tuesday, the itinerary will be reversed.
After taking a tour of Peles Castle, you will head to Bran, a small village near Brasov, and visit Bran Castle. Prompted by Bram Stoker's best-selling novel Dracula, the fame of Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle, stole the world's spotlight. This is the reason why the Halloween party at Bran it's the most popular in the whole world! The solitary image of the castle and the Gothic architecture specific to Transylvania's Middle Ages have established an undying connection to Vlad the Impaler. Your tour of the castle will introduce you to the story of how Vlad the Impaler came to be associated with the legend of Dracula. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Saxons of Brasov where an older wooden fortification was previously built by the Teutonic Knights.
Lunch: At your expense
After visiting the castle, you will take the old trade route that passes the Carpathian Mountains and head to Rasnov, medieval citadel perched on a hill ever since the 14th century.
After Rasnov, you will reach Brasov, a city founded by the same Theutonic Knights. Your city tour will start in the Council Square, the central square of the old fortification. The Black Church, Concil Tower, the White and the Black Towers, the narrowest street in Romania are some of the highlights of the city tour.
Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish
Overnight in Brasov