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Bucharest to Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Prejmer Citadel & Brasov 2-Day Tour

I warmly invite you to this excellent 2-day Transylvania tour that covers two of the world’s most beautiful castles, Peles Castle and Bran Castle, Prejmer Citadel, a UNESCO site, and the charming Transylvanian town of Brasov where we stay overnight. In addition this tour takes in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Carpathians and Romanian rural countryside and village life, as we return to Bucharest on a different route, the scenic Bran-Rucar Pass.
Important notice, this itinerary involves less driving and is more relaxed compared with my other suggested 2-day tours.

Tour type: cultural, nature, rural
Transylvania Tour Peles Castle Bran Castle Prejmer Brasov

Bucharest to Peles Castle Bran Castle Prejmer Brasov 2-day tour


  • •  Peles Castle in Sinaia, essential Romanian landmark, former summer residence of the Romanian royal family, considered one of the most beautiful 19th century European royal palaces
  • Bran Castle, famous due to the story of Dracula, but outstanding for what it truly is, a genuine medieval citadel witness to the history of the region; learn who was the true Vlad Dracula, prince and hero who inspired Bram Stoker’s character Count Dracula
  • Prejmer Citadel, impressive medieval fortification with the circular defensive walls intact, a UNESCO Heritage site
  • •  The medieval town of Brasov, or Kronstadt, the name given to the city by those who settled it almost 800 years ago, the Transylvanian Saxons 


Tour Information

2 days/1 night (with overnight in Brașov)

600 Eur/tour/1-3 people

medium physical demands – please be aware that visit of Bran Castle and Prejmer Citadel involves climbing quite a number of stairs!

– hotel pick-up and drop-off
– transportation by private car, a 2017 Volkswagen Golf, air conditioned (for up to 3 people)
– all parking fees and fuel
– tour guide/driver fee
– the itinerary and activities as mentioned

– traveler accommodation (1 night in Brasov) is not included
– admission fees to attractions (consider a total of around 100 Lei/adult; discounts available for children, students or seniors with proper ID)
– all food & drink you choose to buy during the tour
– the optional photo fee at Peleș Castle (35 Lei/camera)

at your hotel or other agreed-upon location in Bucharest

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Day 1 Bucharest – Peles Castle in Sinaia – Prejmer – Brasov (total driving distance 215 km)

Set out to Sinaia, resort-town in the Carpathian Mountains, two hours drive north from Bucharest. Visit Peles Castle in Sinaia, set amidst fine terraced gardens and beautiful mountain scenery. Enjoy its outstanding interiors and collections of decorative art. Then we resume our tour, crossing the Carpathians into Transylvania. En route, stop for lunch to a fine local restaurant. Next, visit Prejmer Citadel, explore the intricate defensive complex inside the circular stone wall.  Later, arrival in the Transylvanian city of Brasov, hotel check-in followed by evening at leisure in the lively Old Town.

Day 2 Brasov – Bran Castle – Rucar Pass – Bucharest (total driving distance 220 km)

After breakfast, set out to visit Bran Castle. Explore the twisting passages and corridors and learn ‘everything’ about Prince Vlad Dracula, one of the most fascinating characters in the Romanian history. After lunch to a local restaurant in Bran we cross the Carpathians through the scenic Bran-Rucar Pass, one of the most picturesque mountain routes in Romania. After the village of Fundata located at high altitude, the road gradually winds down the slopes and foothills of the Carpathians, among hay meadows, pastures and farms. Along the way you have the opportunity to see the Romanian village life: horse drawn carts moving down village lane, cows plodding back home from grazing etc. Evening arrival to Bucharest.

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