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2-Day Private Tour from Bucharest: Peles & Bran Castles, Brasov, Rasnov Citadel, The Carpathian Mountains

A Great Overview of Brasov, Transylvania
I warmly invite you to this excellent 2-day tour that offers top Romanian attractions, such as Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel and the Transylvanian medieval burg of Brasov. In addition this tour takes in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Carpathians and Romanian rural countryside and village life.

Check over the highlights and description below for more details of the tour!

Tour type: cultural, nature, rural


  • •  Peles Castle in Sinaia, emblematic 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 evocative of the turbulent history of the region; learn who was the true Vlad Dracula, Prince and hero who inspired Bram Stoker’s character Count Dracula
  • •  The medieval town of Brasov, or Kronstadt – ‘Crown City’, the name given to the city by those who settled it almost 800 years ago, the Transylvanian Saxons – one of the largest and most popular cities in Transylvania
  • •  The picturesque Bran-Rucar Pass, considered one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Romania
  • •  The Rasnov Peasant Citadel, place of refuge in medieval times, one of the largest and most representative in Transylvania


Tour Information

Duration 2 days 

Price 540 Eur/tour/1-3 persons (or equivalent in RON, the local currency)

Activity level medium physical demands – please be aware that the visit of Bran Castle requires climbing quite a number of stairs

What is included
– tour guide fee & expenses
– transportation by private car, my new 2017 Volkswagen Golf, air conditioned (for up to 3 persons)
– all parking fees and fuel

Not included
– tourist accommodation in Brasov is not included (consider an additional cost of 60 EUR/double room at good, centrally located 3*-4* hotel)
– entry fees to objectives (consider a total of around 90 Lei/adult; discounts available for children, students or seniors with valid ID)
– all food & drink you choose to buy during the tour
– photo fees and any other personal expenses (souvenirs etc)

Pick-up at your hotel or other agreed-upon location in Bucharest

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Day 1 Bucharest – Peles Castle in Sinaia – Brasov (total driving distance 180 km)

Set out to Sinaia, picturesque little 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. Then we resume our tour, crossing the Carpathians into Transylvania and passing several mountain resorts. En route, stop for lunch to a fine local restaurant. Arrival in the Transylvanian city of Brasov, hotel check-in then short introduction of the city 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 and providing panoramic views over the entire area. 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. En route to Bucharest we pass the town of Targoviste, early seat of the prince of Wallachia. Time permitting, short visit of the Princely Court vestiges. Evening arrival to Bucharest.

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To request a guided tour or get more information, please use the form below. I will answer every message personally within the next 24 hours, providing details of availability, booking and payment. 

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