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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel
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Overview
Easily visit two Transylvanian citadels and elect to visit two more on this half-day tour from Brasov. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan or car with a guide. Explore Rasnov Fortress and learn the legends about Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Choose to extend your tour for an additional fee to include Peles Castle and Pelisor Castle.
Highlights
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan or car
  • Learn about Bran Castle’s legends and stories from a guide
  • Explore the courtyards and ramparts of Rasnov Fortress
  • Choose to extend your tour to include Peles Castle and Pelisor Castle
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great half day tour of Rasnov and Bran!

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

Thank missalg
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good tour, but avoid summer weekends due to traffic

Dan, our guide was good. Traffic on Saturday during August prevented us from getting to Bran Castle. We saw Rasnov Castle and then Peles Castle in Sinaia. With my agreement I left tour in Sinaia to catch train to Bucharest. I have a complaint with...More

Thank Robert B
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Robert! The other tourists we had with you on that day visited Bran Castle, without any problems. If you remember well you made the decision to end the tour in Sinaia. My guide was very nice and helped you, unfortunately! About the description of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Must do

We went to Romania with a friend, for business reasons, and we decided to spend one week-end to Brasov. First I strongly recommand you Brasov, very beautiful city. And we hesitated and finally take this tour to visit Bran castle, Rasnov fortress and Peles Castle....More

1  Thank RemyVillain
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review, Remy! We are more than happy you had a great day with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tudor is an amazing guide

Can't thank Tudor enough for a great tour of the castle and fortress, they were extremely informative and he answered all our questions. He even very kindly recommended some restaurants that had gluten-free options and called them for us to confirm. Of all the places...More

1  Thank Heather H
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Heather for your review! We are so happy you spent, with us, a wondeful day trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
All you expect + the little extra!

I had a great day. The tour guide Alex was very nice and had a good knowledge both in Romanian and worldwide history. Nothing at all to complain about.

Thank Joel S
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Joel!

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Mariam G
9 August 2018|
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Response from 692saifuddina | Reviewed this property |
i just book from tripadvisor, alot of choice there...
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deanfarley
11 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin L | Reviewed this property |
Peles castle is a 3-4 hour extension. The normal Rasnov fortress and Bran castle tour ends around 2-3pm (including the drive back time).
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Tami M
7 July 2018|
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Response from nmedh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, of course. Most of the places in Rumania are very good with English as well
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