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Medieval City of Brasov: 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

Product ID: 42719
This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Being surrounded by the mountains (the perfect place for a medieval settlement) Brasov is one of the best preserved cities in Europe.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

You will be picked-up from the hotel where you are accommodated in Bucharest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Search for the story of Vlad the Impaler Dracula in Bran Castle.
  • Visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful and modern castles in Europe which used to be the home of the first royal couple of Romania.
  • Visit the Black Church in Brasov, the largest Gothic construction in Eastern Europe.
  • Explore the Historical Centre of Brasov and wander the medieval cobblestone streets.
Full description
This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Being surrounded by the mountains (the perfect place for a medieval settlement) Brasov is one of the best preserved cities in Europe. Brasov provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. Peles Castle (the summer Royal residence), Rasnov Fortress and Bran (Dracula"s) Castle are other interesting locations that you will have the chance to visit by taking this tour.

Day 1:

Departure at 08:00 from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will visit  Sinaia Monastery (with the old and the new church) and Peles Castle, built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. The castle has an impressive architectural style and built to be a very modern construction (for that time) being the first castle in Europe having electric power. From Sinaia, head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, first documented in 1235, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities of Transylvania (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the historical center) with Black Church, followed by dinner & accommodation.

Day 2:

After breakfast, visit the Cantacuzino Castle located in Busteni in Prahova Valley. The castle was built in a neo-Romanian style and inaugurated in 1911 at the wish of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. A park surrounds the castle with alleys taking you to the grotto, cascades, and fountains to be explored. The visit will be followed by lunch and visit to Bran (Dracula’s Castle). The medieval Castle Bran was built for military purposes in the end of the 14th century to defend the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, being associate with the “Legend of Dracula” the novel  by Bram Stoker. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.
Includes
  • Pick-up from the hotel
  • Transport by car/minibus with parking fees and fuel
  • English speaking guide/driver (other languages on request)
  • One night accommodation in double room with breakfast in Brasov in a 3* hotel or guest house
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday in February and March 2020. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead
• During the rest of the year, Peles Castle is only closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Excellent! Our guide was wonderful

We were picked up on time by a Sheban (hope I spelled it right) He shared his love of his country with us. Excellent tour and well prepared with all of the interesting facts. So interesting to see his country through his eyes. We could not be happier with our tour and at a very reasonable price.

April 11, 2017

Excellent tour en Translavanie, de deux jours à faire sans faute!

Notre guide, Michael, était des plus intéressants et très sympathique. Le temps a été superbe et seule la circulation a été problématique.

October 15, 2019

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Product ID: 42719