Medieval City of Brasov (Kronstadt) – 2 days
This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities in 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), Cantacuzino Castle 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, Cantacuzino Castle
329 Euros per person
from Tuesdays to Sundays
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 in Bucharest, English speaking guide, Accommodation with breakfast included in double room in Brasov at a 3* hotel
Hotel extras; Photo fees at the museums; Lunch and dinner; Travel Insurance
|Additional benefits for our customers||
10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru’ cu bere, Hanu’ lui Manuc, Pescarus, 30% discount at Museum of Senses, 15% discount at Kitsch Museum.
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 – Busteni – Bran – Bucharest
After breakfast, we will go to visit Cantacuzino castle. Located in Busteni, on Prahova Valley, was built in neoromanian style and inaugurated in 1911 at the wish of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino (also known as “the Nabob”-prime minister of Romania between 1899-1900 and 1904-1907). The castle is surrounded by a park who’s alleys take you to the grotto, cascades, and fountains.
The visit will be followed by lunch and a visit to Bran (Dracula’s Castle). The medieval Castle Bran was built for military purposes at the end of the 14th century to defend the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, being associated with the “Legend of Dracula” the novel by Bram Stoker. At the end of the day, return to Bucharest.
Know before you book
Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead.
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 the winter season.