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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. Upgrade to extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle (to be paid when you are doing the booking by choosing the option!).
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You'll start at
Muzeul Județean de Istorie
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  • 1
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Rasnov Citadel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • 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. If you opted to upgrade your tour at booking continue on 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!
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Brasov city only
Exclusions
  • 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)
  • MONDAY BRAN CASTLE IS OPENED AT 12:00.
  • Peles Castle is closed MONDAY! Tuesday we can visit only the ground floor! Pelisor Castle is closed MONDAY and TUESDAY! More info about the admission time: peles.ro
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • RASNOV FORTRESS IS CLOSED FROM 3rd of February 2020 for 22 months! Anyhow, we could visit the outside walls and exterior court. We visit other site, instead (eg. The St Bartholomew Evangelical church / Cristian Saxon Fortified Church / Valea Cetatii Cave). The guide will inform you about the options.
  • 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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Yesterday we had a wonderful day exploring Rasnov Fortress, Bran Castle, and Peles Castle. Charlie was our tour guide and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He was very knowledgeable, kind, he answered all our questions, and we had great conversation during the drive. We
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for booking with us and for your detailed review!
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By far the best day of our holiday, if you have the option to add Peles castle on to your day then definitely do it! I'm so happy that we got to experience it with the best guide Kartsi (Charlie) it felt like we were on a day trip with an old friend. He was so friendly,
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Shauna and Gordon you are right - The Small-Group day trip Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Peles Castle from Brasov is one of a kind, especially when you have with you a guide as Kartsi! Thank you so much for your review!
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I utterly enjoyed my day touring Bran Castle and Rasnov fortress with Dan. The other guests had to cancel and I was treated to deluxe private tour at no extra charge! I very much appreciate both Dan and Active Tours for not cancelling me under the circumstances. We went to
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you for your detailed review! We run Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit day trip even if we have only 1 person, always!
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This was absolutely an amazing tour with an amazing tour guide. Charlie was a fantastic tour guide - friendly and knowledgeable. I can’t recommend this tour enough. The castles were beautiful and the company was great.
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit day tour from Brasov represents a classic tour to do when you are in the area. Thank you for your review!
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We had the best day possible! Charlie our guide was simply amazing! Picked us up at 8:40am and dropped us back at 4:30pm after a very complete day. Anyone visiting Brasov this is a MUST DO experience! We cannot put it into words that would do it justice it was that good. The
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit day tour is a classic one! Thank you for your review!
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Katie
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Amazing Castle Tours
Yesterday we had a wonderful day exploring Rasnov Fortress, Bran Castle, and Peles Castle. Charlie was our tour
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wiggy65
Penzance, United Kingdom
4018
Bran castle
Done 2 excursions with active travel one to the Romanian village in the mountains and another to bran castle , our
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wiggy65
Penzance, United Kingdom
4018
best day of holiday
loved this day tour just me and my husband, and tour guide George from active travel. George really made this day
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Almostgettingthere
Bratislava, Slovakia
84
Best tour guide ever!
My friend and I were very lucky to have Charlie from ActiveTravel as our guide on a fantastic tour of Castle Bran
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NdParissos
Greece
20
Tour of Castle Bran and Rasnov Castle
An absolutely fantastic tour on a short notice. We hadn’t scheduled it in advance but it was very kind of taking
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NellyMable
Oban, United Kingdom
20
Best trip & best guide
By far the best day of our holiday, if you have the option to add Peles castle on to your day then definitely do
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Priscilla V
Barao De Cocais, MG
2210
3 castle's tour and day trip to Sighişoara
I've been on two tours provided by Active Travel and both experiences and guides were great. I'm a solo traveler
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shoshiwoshi
91
Dan is a guide with a heart - and voice - of gold!
I utterly enjoyed my day touring Bran Castle and Rasnov fortress with Dan. The other guests had to cancel and I
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AlanaTex
London, United Kingdom
20
Amazing Tour! Amazing Guide
This was absolutely an amazing tour with an amazing tour guide. Charlie was a fantastic tour guide - friendly and
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Geoffntess
Beaumaris, Australia
5910
What a fantastic day!
We had the best day possible! Charlie our guide was simply amazing! Picked us up at 8:40am and dropped us back at
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  • Languages Offered: English
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