Medieval Castles of Transylvania Tour: Bran, Rasnov and Peles

Marian With: Marian 6
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

  • Peles Castle

    Peles Castle

    Peles Castle in Sinaia was the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Built in the late 19th century, it is an architectural, engineering and interior masterpiece, the castle is very well preserved and one of Romania's top attractions where you will learn a lot about Romanian history!

  • The famous Bran Castle

    The famous Bran Castle

    Also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’, this hilltop fortress usually brings up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight for many tourists. But besides the many legends and stories connecting Bran Castle to Vlad the Impaler, the famous Romanian prince who inspired Dracula's character, this Gothic castle has an impressive history of its, defending against Ottoman invaders and guarding the entrance into Transylvania.

  • The hilltop Rasnov Fortress

    The hilltop Rasnov Fortress

    This imposing 13th-century fortress is located on a hilltop in the town of Rasnov and was built to protect and shelter villagers against Turkish and Tatar invaders during the Middle Ages. Due to its almost inaccessible location, it has resisted countless attacks was upgraded to offer long-term refuge. It is Romania's best preserved rural citadels with many buildings still intact, including a 143m deep well. It also offers fantastic views of the area which will impress you!

Your total: 2 x €65
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Location details

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

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