Medieval Castles of Transylvania Tour: Bran, Rasnov & Peles

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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 learn about the most popular castles of Transylvania and their fascinating history: Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Peles Castle!


Moments to expect in the Transylvania castles tour

  • Rasnov Fortress: a refuge for villagers

    Rasnov Fortress: a refuge for villagers

    Our tour begins with a visit to Rasnov Fortress, an impressive 13th-century fortress built on top of a hill overlooking the plains of Transylvania. Over time villagers in the area upgraded and improved this fortress so many of them could take refuge against enemy troops. So besides high walls, defence towers and an impenetrable position, you can see how people lived in medieval times!

  • 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!

  • Update: RASNOV FORTRESS IS CLOSED

    Update: RASNOV FORTRESS IS CLOSED

    February 2020 - December 2021 Rasnov Citadel will be closed for restoration works. We can only visit the outside walls and exterior court. Instead, we will visit another site such as The St Bartholomew Evangelical church, Cristian Saxon Fortified Church or Valea Cetatii Cave. The guide will present options and you can decide together.

Tour price: 2 x €65
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

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