Private Dracula Castle and Rasnov Fortress day tour

This is a private tour, the vehicle is available only for your group, you can select the pick-up time ( betwin 7:00 and 09:30 AM ) and location. You can adjust the time you want to spend in each location. Professional guide is available as an option. For Bran Castle professional guide is provided by castle staff and is included in ticket price.

Itinerary: Bucharest – Bran Dracula Castle – Rasnov Citadel – Bucharest

Overview:   In this trip you will be traveling in the Prahova Valley, part of the Carpathians, cross the famous Sinaia resort to the most famous tourist attraction in Romania: Bran Castle.

Even if it has little to do with Vlad Dracul III or Vlad the Impaler, Bran castle remain in the collective mind known as Dracula’s Castle, as a result of Bram Stoker’s book and the subsequent film adaptation of the novel Dracula.

Duration: 12 hours (approx.)


1 - 3 passengers
per tour
  • private tour


1 - 8 passengers
per tour
  • private tour


1 - 18 passengers
per tour
  • guide recomended


  • Bucharest to Bran - 3 hours
  • Bran Castle visit - 2 hours
  • Bran to Rasnov - 20 min
  • Lunch 1.5 hours
  • Rasnov Citadel visit - 1,5 hours
  • Rasnov to Bucharest: 3 hours
  • other breaks - 30 minutes
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Schedule benchmarks are approximate, depend on traffic and the time for visiting landmarks.


  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Small group tour
  • Custom itinerary


  • Professional guide – upon request
  • Entrance fees


Rasnov Citadel

    Opened daily between 9.00 AM and 18.00 PM. Ticket price is RON 12. You can access the citadel by funicular directly or by car using the zigzag road up to the citadel.

Since May 2015 Rasnov hosts the largest park of natural size dinosaurs in Europe.

For more information visit the official website

Bran Castle

Opened daily during the summer season, between 9.00 AM and 18.00 PM, except for Mondays when Bran castle opens at 12:00 PM.

    During winter visiting hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM except for Mondays when it opens from 12:00 AM to 04:00 PM.

    For more information visit the official website

Rasnov Citadel

   Built in the 14th century in Tara Barsei, probably in the time of the Teutonic knights, the fortified Citadel of Rasnov is the second important historic landmark at the entryway of Transylvania and closest to Bucharest.

     The fort is spectacular by its high position, offering a sensational view of its surroundings, but most of all for the historic details about the old Transylvanian Saxons who lived in the Citadel.

     The Citadel has two rows of courtyards, an interior courtyard and an exterior one.

     The interior courtyard shows an old village organization, with still standing buildings named “the priest’s”, “the teacher’s”, while the exterior courtyard was house to the animals, cattle, further proof of the agricultural occupations of the residents.

     Rasnov Citadel has become famous due to the fact it was the set for the movie “Cold Mountain”.

Bran Castle

   Associated rather to the myth of Dracula than true historic figures, the castle gained its fame following Bram Stoker’s homonym novel. The history of the Bran settlement (which means “gate” in Turkish) begins in the time of the Teutonic knights, in the 13th century, when it was a mere fortress. Only a century later did the people of Brasov received permission to build a castle which was finished in 1388.

     Having a troubled history and being passed over between several owners, including being briefly owned by Mircea the Wise, Bran Castle finally ends up in the ownership of Queen Maria in 1920. The current appearance and interior decorations are part of the Queen’s legacy as she was the one who oversaw the restoration works and was in charge of decoration.


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