Transylvania Castle Tour from Bucharest
ROUTING: BUCHAREST â“ SINAIA â“ BRAN â“ BRASOV- BUCHAREST
- In the morning meet with your guide in the lobby of your hotel (or other desired location in Bucharest).
- Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.
- Continue your journey to Bran with itâ™s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula's Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula's legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the Romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.
- Then go to Brasov and visit of the medieval center of Brasov, The main sites are: Council Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaverâ™s Bastion and Ecaterinaâ™s Gate, The Ropeâ™s street, etc... Return to Bucharest where weâ™ll arrive late in the evening. The guide will drop off you at your desired location
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