Two Castles in One Day - shared - 12 hours

Two Castles in One Day - shared - 12 hours From EUR 80

This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles.

You will meet the guide and the other fellow travelers at around 07:45 am at the meeting point in central Bucharest. The meeting point is in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, - the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel. The exact address is 1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest. 

At 08:00 am you will leave Bucharest heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania.

The first stop is Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, where you will visit Peleş Royal Castle - the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family. 

Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s castle. 

Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Braşov, a typical medieval city. You will stop in the Council Square and start a short walking tour in the Old Town. You will learn more about the story of the Saxons in Transylvania, admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture, see the Black Church (symbolic building of the city – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street.

Note: During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Braşov and the last one will be in Bran.

Operating days: daily (Peleş Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season - from Sep 15 to May 15 - and on Mondays during the summer season - from May 15 to Sep 15. During these days Râşnov citadel will be visited instead).

Language: English

Included:

- Transportation by minibus

- English speaking guide services

- Entrance fees

Not Included:

- Lunch (around 50 lei per person - there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat by yourself or together with the group).

Important:

- Between 15 September and 15 May, Peleş castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Răşnov citadel will be visited instead. 

- Between 15 May and  15 September, Peleş castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Râşnov Citadel will be visited instead.

- Between 2 November and 1 December, Peleş Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelişor Castle.

- During the official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 -10 pm).

- Between 29th of August and 2nd of September the Golden Stag festival is taking place in Brasov and this could affect our short tour. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Route

A BucharestB Peles CastleC Bran CastleD Brasov DowntownE Bucharest - Romanian AthenaeumF Bucharest

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Itinerary

  • Bucharest - Sinaia (around 2 hours): Visit Peleș Royal castle in Sinaia - general exhibition standard tour 1 hour (Peleș castle is closed on Mondays during the summer season from May 15 to September 14 and on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season from September 15 to May 14. On these days, the visit to Peleș castle will be replaced by a visit to Râșnov citadel in Râșnov). Between October 30 and November 30, Peleș castle is closed. During this period, we will visit his smaller replica - Pelișor castle.
  • Sinaia - Bran (around 1 hour): Visit Bran castle (also known as Dracula"s castle)
  • Bran - Brașov (around 45 minutes): Walking tour of Brașov downtown
  • Brașov - Bucharest (around 2.5 hours)

During the summer time (May to September), the second stop will be in Brașov and the last one in Bran.

Peleș castle, erected between 1873 and 1914, has been the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family and it is the most visited museum in Romania.

Bran castle (14th century) has been serving for ages as a military fortress controlling the entry route to Transylvania and it is nowadays frequently associated with the myth of Dracula.

Brașov is one of the most beautiful towns in Southern Transylvania.

Râşnov citadel built by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century is one of the best preserved medieval fortifications in Transylvania.