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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour small group tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning 13th-century fortress, and then visit Bran Castle, the turreted hilltop palace linked to Bram Stoker’s fictional Count Dracula. Walk through the spooky rooms and hear tales about Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century noble who was imprisoned here and inspired Stoker’s blood-stained vampire. Afterward, choose to return to Braşov, or extend your tour to nearby Peleș Castle.
  • 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
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan or car
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Brasov, or at your hotel if option selected, 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. At the end of your tour, travel in your vehicle back to Brasov.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
We let you know about the pick up time from the hotel with 1 day before!
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Brasov city only
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Bran Castle and Râșnov Fortress: LEI 40, around €8.5,entrance fee to Rasnov Fortress: LEI 17, around €3.5,entrance fee to Peles Castle: LEI 30 (the standard tour) around €7
  • 3-4-hour tour extension to Peles Castle (if option not selected)
  • Entrance fee to Peleș Castle and Pelisor Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour
  • Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
  • Crowded in high season (July - August)
  • Peles Castle is closed on 28.04
  • Peles Castle is opened on 29 and 30.04.
  • Peles Castle is opened Tue to Sunday from 7.05 to 29.09
  • Peles Castle is closed Mon and Tue from 30.09.2019 to 10.05.2020
  • Peles Castle is closed from 04.11 to 26.11
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a small group and we had such a great time! The castles are beautiful (and we were even luckier and found a medieval fair in Rasnov), but the trip was made nicer yet thanks to our guide Charlie, who not only told us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lorena G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been travelling in Europe for 49 years, never once with a group. When I started to investigate getting to Bran, Peles, and Rasnov on my own as I have already done for 10 castles in Slovakia, I soon discovered how time consuming it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are 3 friends who had the pleasure of partaking in the castle tour with Charlie. The scenary was breathtaking... vibrant green pine forests, stunning mountain ranges and charming (Bran, Rasnov) and stunning castles (Peles). Charlie was everything you could wish for in a guide......More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fei00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic enjoyable tour to all 3 places with the loveliest tour guide 'Charlie' (Balazs Karoly Andras). He was so attentive, funny, easy to listen and he made the day really enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour! All 3 places were charming in their own way, with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kkuorence
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide and driver for the day Tudor, arrived ahead of our meeting time, greeting us both with a smile. We were also lucky as it was only us on the tour that day. The car was comfortable and clean and his driving skills were...More

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6 August 2019|
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Response from TheZandy | Reviewed this property |
Hey Ardilla, Just a suggestion though - best to book the tour as per below: Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit (via Viator website) Ask Tudor as the guide if possible. He was... More
31 May 2019|
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Response from JoelD1536 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, it will make it even spookier. (Just a flippant answer, because the answer posted above mine was great.)
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