General

Romania’s Castles Day Tour

Languages: Italian/English (for other languages please contact us)

Duration: aprox 10-12 hours

Itinerary: Bucharest– Sinaia– Bran– Brasov- Bucharest

In the morning meet with our guide in Bucarest, Revolution Square or we can pick up at your location.

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 our tour with a short tour of Brasov City . Dating from 1520, the City Council Square has been considered the centre ofBrasov 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 we’ll visit 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 in Revolution Square or at your location.

Prices in EURO / person

150 Euro – 1 person                          60 Euro – 4 persons

80 Euro – 2 persons                        55 Euro – 5-6 persons

70 Euro – 3 persons                          50 Euro – 7-8 persons

SPECIAL OFFER – from January 5th – April 30th  – SPECIAL DISCOUNT 15%

Important:

  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities.
  • Between 16 Sep 2014 and 14 May 2015, 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 2015 and 1 December 2015, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica – Pelisor 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 -10pm).

Included:

  • Transport with medium size car for 2-4 persons, with minubus for 5-8 persons;
  • Driver / guide english/italian specialist

Not included:

  • Pick off from your location with an extra-fee of 10 euro/person.
  • Other services not specified on the intinerary;
  • Entrance tickets at the monuments; (30 RON-Bran Castle, 20 RON 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.

Available departures

This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. Between 16 Sep 2014 and 14 May 2015, 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 2015 and 1 December 2015, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelisor 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 -10pm).
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