Medieval City of Brasov (Kronstadt) – 2 days
This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Being surrounded by the mountains (the perfect place for a medieval settlement) Brasov is one of the best preserved cities in Europe. Brasov provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. Peles Castle (the summer Royal residence), Rasnov Fortress and Bran (Dracula”s) Castle are other interesting locations that you will have the chance to visit by taking this tour.
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip||
Peles Royal castle in Sinaia mountain resort, Sinaia Monastery, Brasov medieval city, Bran Dracula’s castle, Rasnov fortress
549 Euros for 1 person; 279 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 189 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 149 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 139 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).
from Tuesdays to Sundays
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest, English speaking guide, Accommodation with breakfast included in double room in Brasov at a 3* hotel
Day 1: Bucharest– Sinaia –Brasov
Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as “The Pearl of the Carpathians”. This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will visit Sinaia Monastery (with the old and the new church) and Peles Castle, built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. The castle has an impressive architectural style and built to be a very modern construction (for that time) being the first castle in Europe having electric power. From Sinaia we head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, first documented in 1235, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities of Transylvania (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the Historical Centre), followed by dinner & accommodation.
Day 2: Brasov – Rasnov – Bran – Bucharest
After breakfast, we will go to visit the medieval fortress Rasnov. This fortress was built by the peasants after the “Great Tartar Invasion” in 1243 to fight against some other invasions of the tartars. It was first documented in 1335 by the King of Hungary Carol Robert Anjou, when the fortress survived another Tartar invasion. The visit will be followed by lunch and visit to Bran (Dracula’s Castle). The medieval Castle Bran was built for military purposes in the end of the 14th century to defend the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, being associate with the “Legend of Dracula” the novel by Bram Stoker. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.
- 3* is a good standard for hotels in Brasov and we did not have complaints. However, if you want to book a 4* or 5* hotel for this trip, we recommend to contact us.
- Between 16 September and 15 May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
- Between 2 November and 1 December, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica – Pelisor Castle.
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.
Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.