Discover the obscure history of famous Romanian medieval legends, and walk through history itself. In this tour you will visit Peles Castle, Bran Castle, the Black Church and the city centre in Brasov.
Your Dracula's Castle Tour from Bucharest starts in the morning when your English-speaking guide will pick you up. Your first destination will be Sinaia, a small mountain resort in the Carpathian Mountains. In order to reach it, you will take a road trip through one of Romania's hotspots for winter sports, Prahova Valley. Once in Sinaia, you will visit Peleș Castle, the sumptuous Royal castle, built by the first king of Romania, Carol I of Hohenzollern. King Carol was very passionate about architecture, thus, numerous rooms were designed and furnished according to various European architectural styles. The estate was used as a private retreat for statesmen from the entire world. Its architecture combines the German-style with the Italian Neo-Rennaissance one, and it holds no less than 160 rooms.
Next on your itinerary is Bran Castle, one of the most famous medieval castles in the world, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Set atop a 60-meter cliff, it was built in the 13th century and it owes its fame to the myth created around Bram Stoker's character, Count Dracula, hence the name of Dracula's Castle. During your tour the guide will help you uncover the Legend of Dracula, and you will find out all about the connections between Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula. The rooms of the castle are connected through narrow stairways and underground passages which contribute to the eerie atmosphere of the castle. Today, the castle is a museum that displays art and furniture collected by Queen Marie throughout her life. There is a village museum located near Bran Castle, where you can discover some traditional Romanian houses.
Your private tour will continue with the medieval city of Brasov. Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 and it exudes a distinct medieval ambiance. Walking through Council Square, you will reach the Old Town Hall situated right in the center. One of the main locations to visit in the city is the Gothic-style Black Church is set in heart of Brasov, right in the historic center of the city. Its construction began in the late 14th century, and it was completed soon after 1476, in a Gothic architectural style. In the 17th century, the church was destroyed by a great fire set by the invading Habsburg forces, its walls turning black, and giving it the name of "Black Church". It was then repaired with the help of numerous masons, and it was completed in a Baroque style.