Two Castles in One Day

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

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small group (no more than 16 people) shared tour by car / minibus / coach
45 eur / child 7 – 12 years old, 78 eur / adult Nov 2018 – Feb 2019, 80 eur / adult Mar – Oct 2019
Daily
08:00 AM. If you book with hotel pick up, the time will be 07:30 AM
around 12 hours
in front of the Romanian
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car / minibus / coach, English speaking guide, entrance fees
Lunch (around 50 lei per person) – there will be a stop on the way to eat together or separately
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the tour

Itinerary Two Castles in One Day Tour

Bucharest – Sinaia: Visit Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia – General Exhibition standard tour 1 hour (on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season you will visit Rasnov Citadel in Rasnov)

Sinaia – Bran: Visit Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle)
Bran – Brasov: Walking tour of Brasov downtown
Brasov – Bucharest

» In the morning, you will meet the tourist guide and the rest of the group, in front of the meeting point (at Timpuri Noi Subway Station, the exact location here).
» At 8:00 we left Bucharest and we went to Transylvania.
» First stop at the Sinaia Mountain Resort, considered the „Pearl of the Carpathians”, and visit the Sinaia Castle, known as the Peles Castle. Between 1873 and 1914 the monument was the summer residence of the Romanian royal family and is the most visited museum in Romania. You will visit the ground floor exhibition and you will see Hall of Fame, armaments room, music room, the Library, the King’s office and many others. At the end of the visit, enjoy some free time in the gardens of the castle and admire the beautiful mountain scenery that surrounds this place.
» 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. Dating from the 14th century, it has has been serving for ages as a military fortress controlling the entry route to Transylvania and it is nowadays frequently associated with Dracula’s myth.
» Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Brasov, a typical medieval city. Known as Kronstadt, under its German name, the city was founded in the 13th century by the Saxon community and developed as a trade settlement at the crossroads between Orient and Occident. 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.
» During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov and the last one will be in Bran.

Hotel pick-up / drop-off (within Bucharest)

» The extra fee for hotel pick-up and drop-off is 20 euro for a standard car (1 – 3 persons), 30 euro for a minivan (4 – 8 persons) and 50 euro for a minivan (9 – 16 persons) and the pick-up time is 07:30 am. If you want to book this extra service, please contact us. It is payable to the guide at the start of the tour.
» Please note that the cost of taxi or Uber in Bucharest is not so high and it could be more convenient for you to take a taxi to the departure point. You can ask the reception of your hotel to order a taxi for you. Just tell the driver to take you to the Timpuri Noi Subway.

Important

  • This is a small group tour and we never take more than 50 peoples.
  • Peles 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 Rasnov citadel will be visited instead. Rasnov castle is considered to be the best preserved medieval fortress in our country being built by the peasants.
  • Between 1 November and 1 December every year, 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 – 10 pm).

Notes

  • Royal Trip Agency, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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