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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour small group tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning 13th-century fortress, and then visit Bran Castle, the turreted hilltop palace linked to Bram Stoker’s fictional Count Dracula. Walk through the spooky rooms and hear tales about Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century noble who was imprisoned here and inspired Stoker’s blood-stained vampire. Afterward, choose to return to Braşov, or extend your tour to nearby Peleș Castle.
Highlights
  • Learn about Bran Castle’s legends and stories from a guide
  • Explore the courtyards and ramparts of Rasnov Fortress
  • Choose to extend your tour to include Peles Castle
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan or car
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Brasov, or at your hotel if option selected, and travel by car or minivan to Rasnov, located in the Bucegi Mountains. Learn about Rasnov Fortress and how it fended off attacks from Tatars. Explore the courtyards and ramparts of the 13th-century fortress. Choose to pause for lunch in Rasnov (own expense). Continue by car to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Admire the high stone walls and red turrets flanked by the Carpathian Mountains. Enter the castle (own expense) and wander through with your guide. Learn about the area’s stories and legends. You can choose to extend your tour for an additional fee and go to the 19th-century Bavarian-style Peles Castle. At the end of your tour, travel in your vehicle back to Brasov.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
We let you know about the pick up time from the hotel with 1 day before!
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Brasov city only
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Bran Castle and Râșnov Fortress: LEI 40, around €8.5,entrance fee to Rasnov Fortress: LEI 17, around €3.5,entrance fee to Peles Castle: LEI 30 (the standard tour) around €7
  • 3-4-hour tour extension to Peles Castle (if option not selected)
  • Entrance fee to Peleș Castle and Pelisor Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour
  • Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
  • Crowded in high season (July - August)
  • Peles Castle is closed on 28.04
  • Peles Castle is opened on 29 and 30.04.
  • Peles Castle is opened Tue to Sunday from 7.05 to 29.09
  • Peles Castle is closed Mon and Tue from 30.09.2019 to 10.05.2020
  • Peles Castle is closed from 04.11 to 26.11
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful day spent visiting these places. Imposing Bran Castle with a gorgeous location and great stories from the dark age era till today. Unusual truck drive to the historical fortress and a great explanation by our tour guide Balazs Karoly Andras. Gorgeous Peles Castle -...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the Râşnov and Bran castle tour with Alex. He picked us up right from our Air B&B which was fantastic! He was so good to chat with while we picked up the others in our group. There were only 6 of us, so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We really thank you for your detailed review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No doubt the Bran Castle is touristy but it is worth a walk if you visit this historic area - Brasov. If you also love to visit historical ruins, don't miss out the Rasnov Fortress where you can immerge yourself back to the medieval times....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your Remarkable review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a small group and we had such a great time! The castles are beautiful (and we were even luckier and found a medieval fair in Rasnov), but the trip was made nicer yet thanks to our guide Charlie, who not only told us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are running our day tours as a small group tours (maximum 8), all the time. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been travelling in Europe for 49 years, never once with a group. When I started to investigate getting to Bran, Peles, and Rasnov on my own as I have already done for 10 castles in Slovakia, I soon discovered how time consuming it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Lee, it seems you have made the best decision! We are so happy you booked with us! Thank you for your review!

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21 September 2019|
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We visited Peles castle in half a day. I think it's enough, but everyone has its own rhythm.
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Hey Ardilla, Just a suggestion though - best to book the tour as per below: Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit (via Viator website) Ask Tudor as the guide if possible. He was... More
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