I had read enough about Bran to realize that it would be pretty crowded and touristy, and it was, but still a great castle for all that. Rasnov was even more to my liking, being situated above the town and quite picturesque in its present...More
Meet your guide in central Brasov and travel by car or minivan to Rasnov, located in the Bucegi Mountains. Learn about Rasnov Fortress and how it fended off attacks from Tatars. Explore the courtyards and ramparts of the 13th-century fortress. Choose to pause for lunch in Rasnov (own expense).
Continue by car to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Admire the high stone walls and red turrets flanked by the Carpathian Mountains. Enter the castle (own expense) and wander through with your guide. Learn about the area’s stories and legends.
You can choose to extend your tour for an additional fee and go to the 19th-century Bavarian-style Peles Castle, and well as the smaller art nouveau-style Pelisor Castle.
At the end of your tour, travel in your vehicle back to Brasov.