Full Day Trip to Peles Castle & Bran (Dracula’s) Castle – 12 hours
For many years, Transylvania was a mysterious land, the place where strange legends were born and intriguing characters were created. Thanks to this trip, you will have the chance to discover a small part of this land. In only one day you will visit 2 impressive and very different castles as well as a charming medieval city, probably one of the most beautiful one in our country.
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip||
Peles Royal Castle, Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, short walking tour in Brasov downtown (you will see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the Black Church, the Rope Street)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
around 12 hours
pick-up & drop-off at your hotel (or any address in the city)
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking guide
Entrance fees at the visited sites (aprox. 20 Euros/person), Lunch
Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Bucharest
You will leave in the morning and head to the mountains. After one hour and a half drive, you will have the first stop in Sinaia, a famous mountain resort, considered to be the “Pearl of the Carpathians”. Here you will visit the former summer royal residence of the first king of Romania, Carol Ist. Built in the second half of the XIXth century, Peles Castle remained an important legacy of the Romanian royal family, a symbol of honour and discipline. Prepare to discover the incredible story of the Romanian kings and the beauty of their castle.
After this, you will continue the journey, entering Transylvania “the country beyond the forest”. Here is where you will see the second castle in the program, Bran Castle, a medieval construction which became so famous thanks to the legend of Count Dracula. You do not need a special equipment to visit the castle, but our advice is not to forget the garlic!
Before leaving this special land, you will be driven to Brasov, Kronstadt, under the original German name. Before getting there, you will have the chance to admire beautiful villages and their traditional architecture on your way to the city. Reaching Brasov, you will stop in the Old City center and visit the Council Square and the Black Church, the largest Gothic building in Eastern part of Europe. Here, you will find out the story of the Saxons who colonised Transylvania in Medieval Age and their beautiful legacy which remained in very good shape despite time passing by.
In the evening you will head back to Wallachia and go to Bucharest.
Between Oct 30 and Nov 30 every year, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, his smaller replica – Pelisor Castle – will be visited.
During summertime, Peles Castle is closed on Mondays, and during wintertime, on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.
TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.