Bran and Brașov: Beauty Becomes Legend

20 December 2016 - 31 December 2024

Bran Castle is without any doubt one of most valuable medieval architectural monuments of Romania. It was built in 1382 by the inhabitants of Brasov in an impressive location on a high rock. At the beginning of the 19th century Bram Stoker wrote a terrifying story about Count Dracula – a fictional character associated with Romanian aristocrat Vlad Tepes “The Impaler”. While the novel is a work of fiction, it is great fun to explore the place that has inspired it!

The castle itself is incredibly beautiful, with the original architecture and much of the original furniture still intact – you can even see the room where “Dracula” slept... With pristine natural surroundings the views from the courtyard and balconies are breathtaking and in 2010 CNN listed Bran Castle among the most beautiful ten castles in the world. On our way back we will stop for a short walk in the historical center of Brasov and if possible a visit of the Black Church, the biggest gothic cathedral between Wien and Istanbul.

  • Price for up to 1-3 persons: Euro 280,-
  • Duration / Distance: 9 hours / 340 km
  • Included: transport, driver / English speaking qualified guide, permanent assistance
  • Not included: meals, entrance tickets, photo and video fees