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2-Day Private Tour: Peleș & Bran Castles, Râșnov Citadel, Prejmer Fortified Church & Brasov

I warmly invite you to this excellent 2-day tour that offers top Romanian attractions, on an itinerary that involves less driving compared with other 2-day tours offered. Besides Peles Castle and Bran Castle, we visit Prejmer Fortified Church (a UNESCO site) and Rasnov Citadel. Enjoy evening at leisure in the charming Transylvanian town of Brasov. 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.

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2-day Transylvania private tour Bran Castle Peles Castle Brasov Rasnov Citadel

Tour type: cultural, nature, rural
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Highlights

  • •  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
  • The Fortified Church of Prejmer, 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 
  • •  The 14th century Rasnov Peasant Citadel, one of the most representative of this type in Transylvania – providing panoramic views over the region

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Tour Information

DURATION
2 days (with overnight in Brașov)

PRICE
600 Eur/tour/1-3 people

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

WHAT IS INCLUDED
– 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

WHAT IS EXTRA
– 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)

PICK-UP
at your hotel or other agreed-upon location in Bucharest

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Program

Day 1 Bucharest – Peles Castle in Sinaia – Prejmer – Brasov (total driving distance 180 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 of the Fortified Church of Prejmer, 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 of Brasov.

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

After breakfast, set out to visit the impressive Rasnov Citadel, located on a hill overlooking the village below. Then we continue to Bran and 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 in Bran we cross the Carpathians through the scenic Bran-Rucar Pass, a region considered one of the most picturesque in Romania. After the village of Fundata located at the highest altitude in Romania (1360 m), 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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