Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

4 to 5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle, ’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour small group tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning 13th-century fortress, and then visit Bran Castle, the turreted hilltop palace linked to Bram Stoker’s fictional Count Dracula. Walk through the spooky rooms and hear tales about Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century noble who was imprisoned here and inspired Stoker’s blood-stained vampire. Upgrade to extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle (to be paid when you are doing the booking by choosing the option!).


  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Brasov city only

What to expect

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Stop At: Rasnov Citadel: Garden and Panoramic View, Rasnov 505400 Romania

Please note: when you book online the extension of Peles Castle, we visit this site first, than Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress!

Explore two of Transylvania’s most impressive citadels and discover why the region is steeped in mysterious lore. Your professional guide will pick you up in central Braşov in a car or minivan for the 30-minute ride south to Râșnov, situated among the stunning Bucegi Mountains.

Learn about the storied history of Râșnov Fortress, a walled stone compound designed to ward off attacks by the fierce Tartars and used as a refuge for local villagers during medieval warfare. Explore the time-worn courtyards, ramparts and well of the 13th-century fortress built by the Teutons. Opt to have lunch in Râșnov if you like (own expense).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania

A short drive brings you to Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ for its ties to Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic tale and its bloodthirsty villain. The high stone walls and red turrets of this hilltop citadel come into view as you approach the secluded castle, set among the dramatic backdrop of the Carpathians. Enter if you dare, after paying the site fee (own expense), and wander through the castle’s many well-preserved rooms and chambers with your guide. Gothic furnishings and details help set the scene for ghastly legends of all that happened here, including the imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler.

This 15th-century prince was notorious for his bloodthirsty campaigns against invading Turks and is said to have inspired Stoker’s malevolent Count Dracula.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania

If you’re thirsty for more, extend your tour by 3 to 4 hours and continue on to the nearby Peleș Castle (book in advance, online, the option). The expansive, Bavarian-style Peleș Castle was built among a lush forest to house Romania’s royalty in the 19th century and is among the most beautiful in Europe.
A guide will lead you through many of its immaculate, ornate rooms, still adorned with luxuriant furnishings and décor. You’ll also have the chance to tour the neighbouring Pelișor Castle, a smaller royal residence decked out in art nouveau finery.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Small group tour
  • Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Crowded in high season (July - August)
  • Peles Castle is closed MONDAY! Tuesday we can visit only the ground floor! Pelisor Castle is closed MONDAY and TUESDAY! More info about the admission time:
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • RASNOV FORTRESS IS CLOSED, for the moment! Anyhow, we could visit the outside walls and exterior court. We visit other site, instead (eg. The St Bartholomew Evangelical church / Cristian Saxon Fortified Church / Valea Cetatii Cave). The guide will inform you about the options.
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • Tour available with extension to Sinaia at a supplement of 20 euro/person and you have to book online Bran, Rasnov and Peles Castle option!
  • Please note when you book online the extension of Peles Castle, we visit this site first, than Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress!
  • "Skip the line" at the ticket office for Bran Castle only if you buy the ticket online or you pay the entrance fee to my guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Superb excursion in the heart of Transylvania. Accompanied by Charlie a passionate guide I discovered the castle of Peles and Bran as well as the fortress. I could take advantage of a good address of the guide to have lunch in front of the castle of Bran. I highly recommend this excursion.

March 2023

I booked this tour and added on the optional Peles Castle visit (honestly this is a must). Charlie was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous and exceptionally good at hosting. We were also fortunate enough to visit Sinaia Monastery as we were early. I really enjoyed myself and highly recommend this ...

Jim T
March 2023

We were fortunate to book our tour, last minute, and pleasantly surprised to be picked up near our hotel in a spacious, pristine van. Leaving Brasov, it wasn't long before our guide, "Charlie" (Balazs Karoly) impressed us all with his historical knowledge (he is a native of the area), his humor a...

April 2022

We had a great day with Dan. He was a wealth of information. Peles Castle was beautiful. I kept on reminding myself Bran Castle was never Dracula's Castle but how it had been refurbished was interesting. Too bad Rasov Fortress was under renovation preventing us from entering it but again Dan ...

May 2022

Really enjoyed this tour with my super friendly guide Tiberius! It was extremely informative, learnt a lot about the castles but also about history, life and the local culture. Tiberius is a walking encyclopaedia, with many stories and life experience!

May 2022

Wonderful day. Our guide Dan was great fun and incredibly knowledgeable. The scenery was spectacular. Would highly recommend.

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