Two famous castles-Private tour from Bucharest will give you the chance to visit Peles Castle and Dracula`s Castle, but also the medieval Old Town of Brasov, located in Transylvania at the foothills of Carpathians. We organize the Dracula Castle Tour.
Tour the impressive medieval Dracula’s Castle and visit Bran Village.
Visit Peles Castle, one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful castles.
Enjoy a guided walk through the historical centre of Brasov.
Discover Sinaia Monastery, dating to 1695.
Two Famous Castles is a private tour and not a bus shared tour. It includes pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel.
Bookable for minimum two persons.
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Bucharest. After we will leave Bucharest, we pass through a chain of villages from southern Romania. as we reach the Prahova Valley the landscape is different, we will pass through one of the most picturesque places of this region, with mountain resorts spreading across it. Wide and deeply carved by the homonymous river, the Prahova Valley is an unforgettable display of the splendours which nature most generously holds out. This valley is a narrow corridor between Transylvania and Wallachia, an ancient road that is crossed by both rail and motorways, making it one of the most visited routes in Romania.
During this one day trip from Bucharest called Two famous castles tour, you will have the chance to discover the famous castles of Sinaia Mountain Resort – which served as a residence for the Royal family. The developing of Sinaia began once the construction of the famous Sinaia Monastery started in 1695 and it turned into an important settlement. The fast pace of Sinaia`s growth is connected to the development of the extractive and oil processing industries in the south Carpathian area, and to the construction of the road connecting it to Bucharest at the end of the 18th century. There followed the construction of the railway (1879) and of the Peles Castle. Thus being one of the oldest urban mountain settlements in the country Sinaia was declared a town in 1880.
Here at The Peles Castle Complex, there is one of the best-preserved royal palaces in Europe. On the inside as well as on the outside, the Castle is full of ornaments and features elaborate wood sculptures and paintings representing scenes from the works of the German composer Richard Wagner. We will continue to Bran Village, going through a dramatic mountain landscape, and we reach the legendary Dracula`s Castle. The first historical reference of the Bran Castle is a document issued on November 19th, 1377 by Ludwig I d’Anjou, by which Brasov’s inhabitants received the privilege of building a fortress “at their own work and expense”. The Bran Castle was restored under the supervision of Karel Liman Between 1920-192. He was the architect of the Royal Court, who turned it in a beautiful summer residence surrounded by a park with promenade alleys, a lake, fountains, arbours, and a tea house. In 1938 Queen Maria of Romania bequeathed the Bran Castle with all its domains to her daughter Princess Ileana, who owned it until 1948.
We will also make a tour of Brasov before returning to Bucharest, which according to historical references from 1234, was called Kronstadt. During the second half of the 14th century, it was confirmed as the administrative and ecclesiastic centre of the region of Tara Barsei, “the free Royal town”, one of the economic and cultural centres of Transylvania.
INFO! The capital of Brasov County, the city of Brasov is situated in the central part of Romania, about 166 km North of Bucharest. Surrounded by the Southern peaks of the Carpathian mountains it is part of the Transylvania region. Because of its central location, Brasov is a good starting point for trips all around Romania. Brasov is also the biggest city in a mountain resorts area. The old part of the city is very well preserved, and the best view you will have if you take the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Mountain (995 m), offering a beautiful panoramic view.
We return to Bucharest in the evening.
The traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual especially during the official holidays and weekends, so the return could be expected later than scheduled (around 9 - 10 pm).
- 2 persons for €106.00 each
- 3 persons for €89.04 each
- 4 persons for €84.80 each
- 5 persons for €84.80 each
- 6 persons for €79.50 each
Transport by car/minibus, fuel & parking fees included
English speaking guide/driver.
Meals (aprox. 10 Euro/person/meal).
Entrance fees: Bran Castle €7, Peles Castle €4
Video and photo fees.
GENERAL INFORMATION & TERMS:
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure.
€0 for children under age 3 and €0 / child 3-12
We grant a 30% discount for children below the age of 15.
All tours are escorted by English speaking licensed guides.
For guided tours in other languages, a booking should be made 72h before departure.
Nestled in a slender fir-clad valley, Sinaia teems with hikers in summer and skiers in winter. Backed by the imposing crags of the Bucegi Mountains, it’s a dramatic place for a to hike for the day, or, using the network of cabanas open to walkers, several days.
The town itself is a melange of crayon-coloured wooden houses contrasted with the ‘wedding-cake’ style of its grander 19th-century buildings. Once home to Romania’s first king, Carol I, who created a summer retreat here, Peleş Castle is a dream of hidden passages, fairy-tale turrets, vertiginous galleries and classical statues; it’s so beguilingly imaginative, it could raise a swoon from the most hardened cynic.
Illuminated by the light of a pale moon, the vampire’s lair glares down from its rocky bluff… but regrettably, Bran Castle’s blood-drinking credentials don’t withstand scrutiny. Claims that Vlad Ţepeş – either ‘the Impaler’ or ‘protector of Wallachia’, depending on who you ask – passed through here are unproven. Nor did the castle inspire Bram Stoker, much as souvenir-sellers attempt to link Bran to the iconic Gothic novel Dracula.
These seem minor quibbles when you gaze up at the turreted fortress, guarded against the east by the Bucegi Mountains and from the west by the Piatra Craiului massif. Meanwhile, the castle’s museum pays greater homage to Romanian royals than immortal counts. Ignoring this, a gauntlet of souvenir sellers hawk fang-adorned mugs and Vlad-the-Impaler compact mirrors (really).
Hollywood-style sign: Braşov’s skyline is instantly compelling. A number of medieval watchtowers still glower over the town. Between them sparkle baroque buildings and churches, while easy-going cafes line main square Piaţa Sfatului. Visible from here is forested Mt Tâmpa, sporting ‘Braşov’ in huge white letters.
According to local legend, the Pied Piper of Hamelin reemerged in Braşov. Indeed, this playful town has many tales as colourful as its pastel-hued streets. Locals will eagerly spin a yarn about Vlad the Impaler’s romantic dalliances, a noblewoman revived from her grave, and the time a bear waddled into the main square (at least the last one’s true).