3 Transylvanian castles in one day

This morning, depart Bucharest and drive north into the wild Carpathian Mountains, in the direction of three of Romania’s most evocative castles.

First, take in the sights at the magnificent Peles Castle, the enchanting 19th-century seat of the Romanian royal family. The interior is decorated with every possible extravagance of the day. Continue on to Sinaia Monastery, an impressive complex founded in 1695 by a Romanian prince after a trip to Mt. Sinai.

Next, journey to the gorgeous Bran Castle, famously associated with the legend of Dracula. In the 1920s, Queen Maria renovated the interior extensively, transforming it into a warm, inviting setting that contrasts strongly with the forbidding exterior. After your guided tour of the castle, you’ll have a bit of free time for souvenir-shopping and tasting the local, traditional delicacies for sale outside the castle.

Complete your day at the vast, medieval Rasnov Fortress, built in 1215 by Teutonic Knights to defend nearby Transylvanian villages from armies passing through the strategic Bran Pass. Constructed on high cliffs, the citadel provided crucial sanctuary for local inhabitants, who moved  inside the walled, safe haven, whenever their village was under threat.

Late in the afternoon, begin driving back to Bucharest. Your guide will escort you to your hotel.

Highlights of the tour

What people have said:

We really had a super trip through Romania.  Adi is a very personable, friendly, and knowledgable guide.  He was eager to please and happy to accomodate photo and bathroom stops and other similar requests. Of the sights we visited, Peles was for me the most impressive.  It is easily the most beautiful castle I have ever visited.  All of the hotels were very nice; the locations were superb.  It doesn’t get any better than … read more

Keli Bedics & family (United States)

This was a tour I booked at the last minute. What I liked about the process was that I had immediate feedback from your company on any questions I had. You were also very prompt in letting me know about what was going on such as a Best Western Hotel you booked to replace Hotel Casa Humor in Gura Humorului because of our late booking. The one small negative on … read more

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Poulson (Unites States)


We are Vlad and Zoe Trestian – the owners and managers of Balkan Trails. We have been creating memorable travel experiences in Eastern Europe for almost 20 years now.

We understand traveling is personal and individual, and no two travellers are alike. That is why the majority of our tours are based on customised itineraries. Your tour is exactly that: YOURS. Just let us know when you’d like to arrive and depart, what your interests are, the type of hotels you prefer, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Frequently asked questions

1 3 Castles in One Day

What is included with this tour?

Included services and features:

  • The possibility of having your itinerary customised before the start of the tour, at no extra charge
  • Great flexibility regarding changes to the itinerary even after the start of the tour
  • Pick up and drop off at any location in Bucharest
  • A private, licensed English speaking guide/driver, available throughout the duration of the tour
  • All guide’s expenses (meals, etc.)
  • Private transportation in air conditioned car
  • All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls
  • Entrance fees and guided tours for the Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

Not included:

  • Meals or beverages
  • Photo fees

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