Brasov Day Trip: Bran Castle, Peles Castle & more!

Marian With: Marian 32
Romania has many citadels, castles and fortifications, especially in Transylvania which was considered the last line of defence against the Ottoman Empire's expansion from the South. Let's go on a day trip from Brasov to visit the popular Bran and Peles castles and an impressive fortified church from a Saxon village!


Moments to expect in the Transylvania castles tour

  • Cristian Fortified Church

    Cristian Fortified Church

    This Roman-Catholic church was built in 1480 and is representative of typical Saxon villages of Transylvania: fortified with 2 defence walls and 5 guard towers. Built in open fields, the Church was meant to protect villagers against Ottoman invaders but also serve as a place of worship and community. It's beautiful and worth visiting!

  • Bran Castle - any vampires around?

    Bran Castle - any vampires around?

    Next, we move to Romania's #1 tourist attraction, Bran Castle also known as Dracula Castle. We cut through all the touristy stories so you learn about this imposing 650-years-old castle perched almost impossibly on top of a cliff overlooking a crossing of the Carpathian Mts. There's a lot of history and legends in this place and we'll see what's the connection with Bram Stoker's famous novel.

  • A superb royal residence: Peles Castle

    A superb royal residence: Peles Castle

    This gorgeous castle was the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Built in the late 19th century in a German Neo-Reinnassance style, the castle is also an engineering masterpiece with an interior worthy of a museum - a proper royal residence! Peles Castle is one of Romania's top attractions that you shouldn't miss for its beauty, history and views!

  • [Alternative] Valea Cetatii Cave

    [Alternative] Valea Cetatii Cave

    If you don't want to visit the Fortified Church in Cristian, then we can go to Valea Cetatii Cave in Rasnov. Opened in 2010, besides the superb sculptures and rock formations created by Mother Earth, the cave is famous for its impeccable acoustic in the "Great Hall" where the Brasov Philharmonic group holds concerts!

Tour price: 2 x €70
How it works
  1. Booking this tour & customization
  2. Availability confirmation in 24h
  3. Flexible payment
  4. Easy planning & cancelation

Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest, Sibiu
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Hills, urban, cobbled stone

Reviews from travellers

Other tours nearby

Need help with planning your trip?