Itinerary: BUCHAREST - The Peles Castle (Sinaia) - BRAN Dracula's CASTLE - BUCHAREST
Peles & Bran Castle day tour is the most popular trip from Bucharest to Sinaia Peles Castle and Bran Castle, being the most requested by our clients.
Journey to the beautiful natural setting of the Carpathians, see the Prahova Valley, Peles castle's impressive architecture, find out the legends around Bran Castle that attract tourists coming to Romania, and enjoy a memorable day.
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Peles & Bran Castle day tour
Tickets to all the sights visited can be purchased at the entrance.
During the winter season Peles Castle is closed on Tuesdays and the entire month of November. Instead, you can visit Pelisor Castle or the "Medieval Torture Instruments" exhibition.
A standard tour of the castle lasts 45 minutes.
For more information visit the official website www.peles.ro
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 PM to 04: 00 PM.
For more information visit the official website www.bran-castle.com
Is the most popular touristic area near Bucharest, with constant visitors in summer as well as winter, due to the resorts and ski slopes in Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga and Predeal.
Bucegi Mountains, part of the Carpathian chain, stretches from Prahova Valley to Bran Corridor and overlooks the entire region.
The highest point in Bucegi is Omu Peak, but the main natural attractions are the Sphinx and Babele rock formations.
Being one of the most spectacular castles in Europe, Peles Castle dazzles tourists with its impressive architecture, amazing details of décor elements and a truly spectacular natural setting.
Peles Castle was built to become the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania and had cultural, administrative and symbolic purpose. It was built between 1873 and 1914 on a 1000 hectares domain, situated on Sinaia Estate or, as it was called then, Piatra Arsa Estate. The grandiose architecture is the work of Karel Liman and Johannes Schultz
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.
FLEET - TRANSFER TYPES
Skoda Octavia or similar
Mercedes E Classe or similar
5-8 SEATER Minivan
Mercedes Vito or similar