Two Castles in One Day - small group shared tour (no more than 16 people!)
Departure Hour: 08:00 am (please be at the meeting point with around 10 minutes before Departure Hour) Meeting point in Bucharest:Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square - in front of the little garden) Return time: aprox. 08:00 -08:30 pm Returning point: Romanian Athenaeum (1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest, Revolution Square) Language: English
Our tours are not available on the following dates: 25-26 Dec 2018, 31 Dec 2018, 01 Jan 2019
Price: 80 Eur/adult Mar-Oct, 78 Eur/adult Nov-Dec, 45 Euro for children 7 - 12 years old
This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles.
You will meet the tour guide and the other members of the group at the meeting point mentioned above and, at 08:00 am, you will leave Bucharest and head to Transylvania.
On the way, you will stop in Sinaia mountain resort to visit Sinaia castle, known as Peles royal castle.
Erected between 1873 and 1914, the monument has been the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family and it is the most visited museum in Romania.
Bran Castle (14th century) has been serving for ages as a military fortress controlling the entry route to Transylvania and it is nowadays frequently associated with Dracula"s myth.
On our way back, we will stop for a short walk in Brasov downtown, just to show you how a typical Transylvanian old city looked like, and to admire the most important sites of this beautiful city: The Council Square, The Council Tower, The Black Church (view from outside), The Rope Street, The White and Black Towers, The Schei Gate.
Daily (Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesday during the winter season - from Sep 15 to May 15 - and on Mondays during the summer season - from May 15 to Sep 15. During these days Rasnov citadel will be visited instead). Rasnov castle is an impressive medieval construction, perched on the top of the mountains, highly appreciated by its visitors. It is the best preserved medieval fortress in Romania.
This tour can be booked online until 5 pm Romanian time (Eastern Europe time: UTC + 2 hours) the day before the tour.
This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking (stairs climbing) disabilities. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
Kindly note that Peles Castle will be closed on 8th- 10th of April, due to Easter Holiday, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
Between 15 September and 15 May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Rasnov citadel will be visited instead.
Between 15 May and 15 September, Peles castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
Between 2 November and 1 December, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelisor Castle.
During the official holidays and weekends the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 -10pm).
Itinerary & visits:
Bucharest - Sinaia: Visit Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia - General Exhibition standard tour 45 minutes (on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season you will visit Rasnov Citadel in Rasnov)
Sinaia - Bran: Visit Bran Castle (also known as Dracula"s Castle)
Bran - Brasov: Walking tour of Brasov downtown central square
Brasov - Bucharest
* During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Brasov and the last one will be in Bran.
Transportation by minibus/bus
English speaking guide services
Entrance fees at both castles
Lunch (there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat together with the group or by yourselves)
Hotel pick-up/drop-off (within Bucharest):
The extra fee for hotel pick-up/drop-off is 20 Euro/standard car (1-3 persons), 30 Euro/minibus (4-8 persons), 50 Euro/minibus (9-11 persons) and the pick-up time is 07:30 am. During the booking process you can choose this extra service.
The following hotels are located within walking distance from the departure point and there is no need for a hotel pick-up: Hilton Athenee Palace, Radisson Blu, Mercure, Berthelot, Amzei, Novotel, Grand Hotel Continental, Ramada Majestic, Capitol, Capsa, Opera.
Please note that the cost of taxi in Bucharest is not so high and it could be more convenient for you to take a taxi to the departure point. You can ask the reception of your hotel to order an official taxi for you. Just tell the driver to take you to the Athenaeum ("Ateneu" in Romanian) in front of Hilton Hotel.
Important! TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
Our tours are reccommended by
Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest
Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy Series I, no. 45314 from 02.07.2015 valid from 08.07.2015 until 07.07.2016 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596