Leave busy Bucharest behind and reach the Carpathian Mountains for a one-day trip that you won’t forget! See Peles Palace, Bran Castle (known as Dracula's Castle), and the city of Brasov.
What to Expect
The first stop on your tour invites you to step into the shoes of kings and queens at Peles Palace – the private retreat of Romania’s royal family. The beautiful mountain scenery and elegant gardens built on terraces add even more charm to this majestic 19th-century palace. Inside, everything spells luxury: golden chandeliers, walnut tree carvings, marble fountains, secret chambers and a royal armory.
Next, you’ll go even further back in time, to the late Middle Ages. Myths and legends swirl around the massive Bran Castle, a stone giant guarding the passage to Transylvania since the 14th century. Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler are both associated with the castle. Explore the castle, its outdoor village museum or the House of Horrors.
The tour’s grand finale? An epic medieval fantasy, established by the Teutonic Knights during their first decades of existence. We’ll visit the city of Brasov, founded by the knights in 1211 on top of an old Dacian site. Dramatically overlooked by Mount Tampa, the city’s medieval core is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, craft guilds, fortified towers, gatehouses and medieval decorated inns.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off by car (from Bucharest)
- Professional English-speaking guide and driver
- Customizable itinerary
What's Not Included
- Entry fees for the castles (around 12 euro)
- Lunch and snacks
Know Before You Go
• On some occasions, Peles Palace is closed and it will be substituted with Rasnov Fortress. Peles Schedule: Summer (14 May – 15 Sep): closed on Mondays; Winter (16 Sep – 15 May): closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Annual maintenance (02 Nov – 02 Dec): closed entirely