Trip 2 Castles in one day – Peles and Bran Castle
Itinerary: Bucharest– Sinaia– Bran– Brasov- Bucharest
In the morning your tour guide will pick you up from your indicated hotel.
Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.
Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran – Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.
We will continue towards to Brasov where you will have free time to enjoy the old town . Dating from 1520, the City Council Square has been considered the centre of Brasov for hundreds of years. Merchants and craftmen fairs took place here. They came from Transylvania, Wallachia, and even the Near East andEurope. According to the types of merchandise they traded on the side streets of this Square, the streets were called The Wheat Fair, The Cloth Row, The Butnar Fair, The Linen Fair, The Cotton Row or The Coats Fair.
The Square is surrounded by houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-classic style and they once sheltered small shops and warehouses.
The Square is dominated by the magnificent building called the Council Hall.
The medieval fortress of Brasov was one of the most secure fortresses inEurope, the architectural defence pile being made of stone walls, 32 defence towers, 8 bulwarks and 4 fortified gates. The towers had both defence and observation roles. During our tour we’ll see the old wall which it is still preserved, Black and White Towers and also the Weaver’s Bastion – the biggest and best preserved bastion.
Ecaterina`s Gate situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the Fortress was built in 1559 in the Renaissance style. It has a sharp tower and four little towers, symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassals lives (the right of the broadsword). The gate also had firing vents, a drawbridge with chains, being one of the most fortified gates of the city.
Return to Bucharest and drop-off at your location.
From 03 November to 31 March :
50 Euro – 2 – 8 persons
45 – 9 – 30 persons
From 01 April to 02 November:
60 Euro – 2 – 8 persons
55 – 9 – 30 persons
- The departure will be from your hotel around 7.30 a.m.
- This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities.
- The tour can be booked from Tuesday to Sunday . For other days please write to us for a private tour.
- 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 -10pm).
- Transport with medium size car for 2-4 persons, with minibus for 5-8 persons; coach for >9 persons
- Driver / guide english specialist
- Pick off from your location.
- Other services not specified on the intinerary;
- Entrance tickets at the monuments: 40 RON-Bran Castle (9 euro), 30 RON (7 euro) Peles Castle for adults-students get more than 50% discount)
- Photo and video fees;
- Banking or e-payment fees
Prices specification: PRICE PER PERSON based on group size specified above. For bigger groups prices on request.