Peles Castle , Bran Castle , Rasnov Fortress,Sinaia Monastery Tour from Brasov

Badge of ExcellenceBrasov, Romania

From $78.38

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dive deeper into Romania's rich history on a tour of three important landmarks from Brasov. Visit the beautiful Peles Castle, once the summer residence of the Romanian royal family which was built in the 19th century. Then, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, another former royal residence which was made famous by Irish writer Bram Stoker. Finally, visit the 13th-century Rasnov Fortress situated on a hilltop.
  • Learn about Romanian history and culture
  • Enjoy priority admission to Peles and Bran castles
  • Hassle-free transfers from your hotel in Brasov
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Round-trip transport by luxury van Mercedes V-Klass or similar cars
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Brasov city
  • "Skip the line" at the ticket office for Bran Castle and Peles Castle
  • Refrigerator with cold water on board
  • Exclusive tour
  • Foto fees
  • Entrance fees to the Castles( 50lei basic tour at the Peles,Bran Castle 55 lei ,Rasnov Fortress 7lei
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:20 AM

Pickup details

We will come pick you up from your accomodation/hotel in Brasov.

What To Expect

Peles Castle

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Manastirea Sinaia

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Rasnov Citadel: Garden and Panoramic View

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Brasov Historical Center (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Small group tour
  • Peles Castle is opened Tue to Sunday from 19.04 to 31.12.2022
  • Please give us the name of your hotel in Brasov, or the address where you are staying
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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123 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The tour was amazing...
PANOS_P, May 2023
The tour was amazing claudiu is a great tour guide with knowlegde and respect and the 3 castles were fantastic!!! Highly recommended tour
Amazing tour of castles
Julie_F, May 2023
We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Traian and others on the tour. Traian picked us up from Brasov early to bring us to Peles Castle before the crowd arrived. He was very knowledgeable and told us the history of all three castles (Peles, Bran and Cantacuzino) we visited. He was accommodating as the Cantacuzino Castle where they filmed Wednesday was not originally part of our tour but at our request, he brought us to visit it. This tour day was the highlight of my trip in Romania! Highly recommend it!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the review. A successful tour, wonderful places and hospitable people. Best regards Traian B
Highly Recommend
Romie_B, May 2023
We had a great day with Traian as our guide. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Six of us were amazed at how much history he knew at all the sights we visited. The day offered stops which allowed us to maximize our time in the area, making the most of the day. Peles Castle is very impressive! Good value for the money. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the review. I am glad that you appreciate the quality of the services that I have offered you. We pay attention to details and to the needs of tourists. All the best . Best regards Traian B
Breathtaking castle tour, excellent guide
Evan_B, May 2023
One of the best tours I’ve experienced. The castles are amazing and quite varied. Traian is a very passionate and knowledgeable guide. His expertise really enhanced the outing for me. Cannot say enough good things about the tour!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for the review. I'm glad that I managed to make you a special day in the tour of the 3 castles. Best regards Traian B
Great experience
Henry_M, May 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Best is we had vip access so all very efficient with parking close to the castles and all made very easy and enjoyable.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the review. Best regards Traian B
We loved it!
Meryl_R, May 2023
Great tour, don't miss this! The tour guide was incredible and so knowledgeable! We even saw Wednesday's castle, Nevermore.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for the review. The castles are truly fantastic. Best regards Traian B
Wonderful landscapes
Denis_S, May 2023
Traian was a very nice host. He was very patient and hold lots of knowledge about history. I enjoyed each moment. I recommend!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for the review of the tower of the 3 castles,. I'm glad that I managed to feel good on this tour. Best regards Traian B
Great day out
Ewa_K, Apr 2023
Enjoyed Peles & Bran castles- both so different- everything was great, from time for lunch, prompt pick up, comfortable drive, excellent commentary- highly recommend
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review of the 3 castles tour. Best regards Traian B
Amazing Guide
April_B, Apr 2023
Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the places we visited. We would definitely want to take another tour with him if we are back in Romania.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for the review. We are waiting for you to return to Transylvania to discover other beautiful places. Best regards Traian B
Relaxing Romanian History
Julie_N, Apr 2023
My 18 year old son and I very much enjoyed our day out visiting fabulous historic castles in Romania's beautiful mountains. Our guide was very charming and incredibly knowledgeable, giving us so much interesting information about the history and the landscape. He is clearly well known and respected at the properties and was able to point out so much that we probably would have missed if we had been alone. Also, being in a small group, with only one other pleasant couple, made the tour so much more personal and relaxed. I very much recommend this tour. Thank you.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I appreciate and thank you for the review. Best regards Traian B
Do it if you love Dracula but you'll love Peles castle more after!
Dan_M, Apr 2023
Seriously this guy is good. Been doing tours in Transylvania and knows so much about this subject. Also the trendiest Chap this side of Paris! The tour started on time, we saw everything we wanted and more. Everyone joins for Bran Castle but you will love with Peles I guarantee it! We covered alot of miles and visited four destinations. Its definitely worth the investment to get the most out of your trip to Romania. Skip the queues, bespoke parking, you name it. A fantastic trip!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Yes, Claudiu managed to offer you this wonderful tour of the castles. He skipped the lines at the entrance to the castles and customized this tour very well. Thank you for the review. Best regards Traian B
We bookd on 4 trips...
Aharona_P, Apr 2023
We bookd on 4 trips thruogh the company,highly recommend,my thanks to Train and claudio.we enjoyd very much
Excellent guide and tour
Ryan_k, Mar 2023
Highly recommended this tour. The guide Claudio was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Each tour was much more interesting due to his historical insights. You are also able to skip the ticket lines, which saved a significant amount of waiting. The van was comfortable and well maintained.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the review. Claudiu did his job very well and the Mercedes van offered you the desired comfort, thus managing to offer you a special day. Best regards Traian B
A wonderful day trip.
Carl_V, Feb 2023
Claudiu was a warm and informative guide. Very flexible in adapting to the group’s wishes. The places we visited were spectacular - especially Peles Castle. Highly recommended! The vehicle was spacious and comfortable.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I am happy because Claudiu managed to make you feel very good during the tour of the 3 castles. Peles Castle is truly impressive and has extraordinarily beautiful architecture and decorations. Thank you for the review. Best regards Traian B
The Peles and Bran castle...
Jasman_J, Nov 2022
The Peles and Bran castle was fantastic! . Looks so unique with full of history. Will recommend others
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for the review looking forward to seeing you next time.
Claudiu - Terrible Tour Guide
Jamie_P, Nov 2022
From the moment I was picked up the guide was hostile towards me. He was upset that he called my out of country phone number the day before and couldn’t get a hold of me. He wanted to change the pickup time to 10 minutes earlier. My phone never rang and so I was unaware of the change in pickup time. As soon as he arrived at my hotel and I was notified that he was there I went out to get in the van. In total, I was 4 minutes late from the new departure time and 6 minutes early from the time I thought we were leaving. He made sure to point out that he called and when I said my phone never rang he said it rang every time he called. A weird start only to get weirder. I go to get into the van and I’m the last to be picked up which would normally mean everyone is situated and you just hop in to the remaining seat. Nope. The only seat left was in the back between two Italian guys. People had to move so I could get in. Thankfully the two Italian men moved so I wouldn’t have to be between them. We get to the first stop a monastery - that we aren’t allowed to go into. But you could go into a small church. After checking out the church we head back to the van to go to the next place. We are waiting for one of the Italian guys to use the bathroom and the guide comes back over to me to harass me again about not picking up his calls. He has his phone out and asks if the number on display is mine and I say yes. Then he shows how he called several times the day before. I said, I don’t doubt that you called, I’m just saying my phone never rang. I pull out my phone and show him that I haven’t had any missed calls. He is unhappy with this and then says he messaged me as well. I look in my messages and there was a message from him but I didn’t see it, it was even still marked as unread, because I didn’t see it. He says, see I tried to get into contact and he’s very gleeful that he has somehow proven me wrong. Regardless of how he tried to contact me, he waited until 8pm the night before to try to get ahold of me. I had this trip booked for weeks, so that’s strange. And all of this harassment for being a total of 4 minutes late. When you work in customer service treating customers poorly isn’t your best business move. The rest of the trip, he didn’t say anything to me. His tour was for the two couples not for me or the Italian men. And he was even rude to one of the women. Twice when she asked a question his responses were rude and condescending. He for some reason was trying to make her feel stupid. She had some incorrect information and he was more than happy to point how she was wrong. The same thing he did to me about the calls. The final stop was Rasnov Fortress that has been closed since 2019. Why would we be taken to a place that we cannot even go into? Oh I know, it was so we could all pay 7 lei to take a tractor ride up there when we could have just walked. We were not given that option. It was a very uncomfortable, long day that should have been fun and interesting. Instead I was left feeling shocked that he would try to pick a fight with me over 4 minutes. All in all, I would not recommend this tour or the tour guide Claudiu. There are better tours with nicer tour guides in Brasov. Just pick a different one.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello, first of all I am very sorry for your experience, we take reviews like this very serious and we try to fix our mistakes so that they don’t come up a second time. Yes, we tried contacting you in total of 6 times on phone, email and messages, the day before the tour the last call being at 8pm to confirm the booking, pickup time and location and there was no answer. We do this as some of the customers make mistakes in there reservation or we’ve also encountered issues where the platfrom didn’t allow customers to put in their actual adress. What was considered to be hostile was simply Claudiu trying to figure out what the issue was if it was a error on our side or on yours, a simple question if wetter you received our calls or not was escalated and considered hostile. The reviews recived so far can confirm we are professional the very reason you booked the tour with us in the first place but yes mistakes can happen and I apologize if you felt harassed please know it was not Claudiu’s intent. When you have a larger group of people (6 on that day) we wait for all of the customers to gather before starting the presentation. Customers that are interested will come closer to the guide others that are more interested in taking pictures are free to do so like the 2 italian customers which where more interested in taking pictures, both of them having professional cameras and lenses. We always try our best and try to create the best experience for our customers this being reflected in our reviews so far. This would be the first ever 1 star review! It is very possible that Claudiu made mistakes on that day but as the owner I am also looking at his ratings overall with the company his lowest one so far was a 4 star. The lady you mentioned didn’t feel as upset and left a 5 star review you are welcome to read it just below. Again I apologize for the inconvenience I have also spoken to Claudiu about it and I can guarantee incidents like this will never happen again.
Pretty castles in beautiful nature
Vesna_B, Oct 2022
It was a brilliant tour and if you like castles, should not be missed. Everything was smoothly organized and the tour allowed us to skip the lines during a very busy weekend. They were also very prompt in organising our pickup despite late booking. There are some reviews out there that suggest skipping the top floors of the Peles castle - don't listen to them; seeing the small furnished apartments gives great insight in what life at the castle was like. Claudiu was a great guide, full of information, happy to answer questions and careful to keep track of us all in the crowds. If we come back we would definitely get in touch with the operator for other tours in the region. Viator posting should however be updated to make ticket prices more transparent (it was 150 lei for all floors at Peles, 45 for Bran castle and 7 to get up to Rasnov fortress). There is an ATM, but it's better to bring cash if you are wary of fees. All in all, we really enjoyed it.
Very good tour
Baburao_G, Oct 2022
The guide, Claudiu is very good and explained all the relevant information very well. I am extremely happy with the tour operator, Discovery Translvania. It is cheaper for solo passengers to book directly with tour operator.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review and for appreciating the services offered by Claudiu and our company Discovery Transylvania.
Claudiu was an amazing...
Lisa_D, Oct 2022
Claudiu was an amazing tour guide! We enjoyed him very much and had a wonderful experience. Thank you!!
JoseMiguel_G, Aug 2022
I totally recommend this tour. Claudiu Is an outstanding guide, he is dedicated, friendly, knowledgeable and is always looking for the well-being and best experience for his guests on the tour. The amount of Romanian history and details he points out on the tour is far beyond what I expected. I booked my trip pretty last minute even so he was great in getting in touch and coordinating pick-up, the vehicle could not be more comfortable and cleaner, the trip is 100% according to the details of the listing, upfront of all visits we were informed of what was included and what not and the different options we had (like an optional elevator at Bran Castle or extra floor levels at Peles). The details he points out at the locations make even other visitors stop to listen as he is also very passionate about the history of his land and their monuments which makes it pretty fascinating. Also, skip the line was very much appreciated as I visited in august with huge queues and scorching heat. I strongly recommend to anyone visiting Transylvania and the Brasov area.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks for the review, Jose. We are glad that you appreciate the services offered by Claudiu (comfortable transport, guidance and organization of the tour). " The details make the difference". Best regards Traian B

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Peles Castle , Bran Castle , Rasnov Fortress,Sinaia Monastery Tour from Brasov


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