Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
Start your day trip with Peles Castle (inside visit), set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.
Next is the town of Brasov, previously known as Kronstadt. Its well-kept historical center filled with centuries-old homes connected by small streets paved with cobblestone retains its German medieval charm. Your walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square, which features the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagră – inside visit), old City Hall, watch towers, walls around the former citadel, and the narrowest street in Europe.
Final stop at Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (inside visit). The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages. The Gothic appearance adds to the allure while you learn about its infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and its legendary vampire.
Conclude your tour with return transport to your hotel in Bucharest.
The timeline for this tour is:
07:00 – 08:00am: hotel pick-up in Bucharest by our Tour Guide.
08:15am – 10:15am: Drive and arrive at Sinaia
10:15am – 11:30am: Visit Peles Castle
11:30am – 12:30pm: Drive and arrive at Bran Castle
12:30pm – 13:30pm: Optional – Lunch (own expense)
13:30pm – 14:30pm: Inside tour in Bran Castle
14:30pm – 15:15pm: Drive and arrive in Brasov
15:15pm – 17:00pm: Brasov Walking Tour with free time
17:00 – 19:30pm: Drive and arrive in Bucharest, drop-off at your hotel
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