Welcome to Braşov


According to local legend, the Pied Piper of Hamelin reemerged in Braşov. Indeed, this playful town has many tales as colourful as its pastel-hued streets. Locals will eagerly spin a yarn about Vlad the Impaler’s romantic dalliances, a noblewoman revived from her grave, and the time a bear waddled into the main square (at least the last one’s true).

Braşov is a good base for skiing in nearby Poiana Braşov, or trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park, 30km west. Most travellers use it as a gateway to castles in Bran and Râșnov.


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$82.21 Day Trips & Excursions

From Bucharest, Transylvania Castle 12-Hour Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Triumph Arch, Bucharesta reminder of the Romanian Army’s victory in the First World War and the Great Union of 1918 - one of the most important events in Romania’s historyPass By: House of the Free Press, Bucharesta reminiscent of the communist regime that used to be the tallest building in Bucharest till 2007Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaVisit the stunning Peles Castle in Sinaia “the Pearl of the Carpathians" (standard admission incl. - ground floor)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvaniaexplore the legendary castle of Count Dracula and find out the legend and truth behind the characterDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvaniathe most representative edifice of Brasov and one of the greatest Gothic style monument in Romania(outside visit only)Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Council Square, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvaniaconsidered one of the most beautiful main squares in Romania. It is a fully pedestrian area with stunning buildings around and restaurants to suit any taste. You will have some free time here to take lunch and enjoy the medieval ambienceDuration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWalking tour in the historical centre of the medieval city of Brasov: The Black Church, The Council Square, The Rope Street, The Old Walls of the fortress Duration: 30 minutes

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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov

Leave central Braşov by air-conditioned car or minivan and head south to the village of Râșnov, nestled beneath the Bucegi Mountains in the Southern Carpathian range.As you travel, hear historical tales about Râșnov Fortress, the citadel built by Teutons in the 13th century to stave off Tartar invasion. Set on a wooded hill above Râșnov, the chunky stone fortress is stacked with red-tiled turrets and buildings, making it look like a walled village.After around 30 minutes on the road, head inside Râșnov (own expense) with your guide. Walk around the courtyards and ramparts, and admire the sweeping views from the walls. See the fortress’ well as your guide explains the legend surrounding it, and hear how medieval villagers would live in the fortress as a refuge in times of war.Opt to have lunch (own expense) in Râșnov if you wish or continue straight to Bran Castle, the 14th-century Transylvanian fortress-palace linked to the legend of Count Dracula, the vampire of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel.Admire the high-turreted hilltop castle on approach and pay at the entrance (own expense) to go inside. Wander the eerie rooms filled with Gothic furniture and armoury as your guide unravels the castle’s links with Dracula, sparked by its association with Vlad the Impaler. This brutal 15th century nobleman was imprisoned in the castle in 1462 and known for impaling enemies on stakes.Having investigated the Dracula legend, hop in your minivan or car, and return to Braşov where your tour ends at the start point. Alternatively, opt to stay on in the countryside and extend your tour (own expense, paid on the day of your tour) by three or four hours to visit nearby Peleș Castle. If you continue, drive to the town of Siniai and visit 19th-century Peleș Castle (own expense), considered one of Europe’s most beautiful. Ogle its grandiose rooms with a castle guide, and, then visit its impressive neighbour, Pelișor Castle, before ending your tour back in Braşov.

$91.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaGeneral Exhibition standard tour 1 hour (on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season you will visit Rasnov Citadel in Rasnov)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAlso known as Dracula's CastleDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaShort walking tour of Brasov downtown.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaOn Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season when Peles Castle is closedDuration: 1 hour

$71.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: UnzipRomania Travel, BucharestTour Guide will pick you up from your Bucharest hotel / accommodation.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBrasov Walking Tour: Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.Tour highlights: Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Council Square, Palace of Justice.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle also known as the 'Castle of Dracula' - Discover one of the most famous sights in Romania, a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century. The legend about Dracula, Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks, Vlad started organizing the state and enforcing the law by applying death penalty and impaling all those he considered enemies.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaPeles Castle: Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), it is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. In the natural back drops of the Carpathian Mountains the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture.Duration: 2 hours

$51.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov

Meet your driver-guide/forest ranger in central Brașov in the late afternoon and set off by air-conditioned minivan or car into the Carpathian Mountains of Romania's Transylvania region. The area’s forests are known as bear country and home to the wild Carpathian brown bear. Around 5,000 of these animals are believed to live in the dense forests, hills and mountain meadows, alongside other wildlife including lynx, wild boar, wolves and deer.As you travel, gain fascinating insights into the brown bears, hearing how they can grow to enormous sizes, with some males reaching up to 770 pounds (350 kgs). Learn about their lives in the wild, and how their sharp sense of smell is vital in ensuring their survival.On arrival, your forest ranger will escort you to one of the numerous, specially designed bear hides in a restricted area of the forest. After a safety briefing, set off with the experienced ranger, following a wooded path to the secure and camouflaged hide.After roughly 20 minutes, arrive at the hide and settle in to watch for bears. Stay quiet and enjoy ample time to look for these magnificent animals. There’s around an 80% chance of sightings, and you may be lucky enough to observe everything from large males lumbering through the trees to females playing with their cubs: it's an unforgettable experience to see them roam free in their natural habitat. Snap photos and watch for other wildlife such as boar, roe and red deer, and the game birds known to live here.When your viewing time is up, walk back through the forest accompanied by the ranger and reconvene with your driver-guide. Your experience then ends with drop-off in central Brașov.Please note: The forest ranger accompanying you in the forest may carry a handgun for your protection in extreme situations.

$119 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour of Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Old Town

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle is probably the most famous castle in Romania. The document first attesting its existence dates back in 1377. The castle became a favorite place for Queen Maria, who put her mark on the interior’s renovation, and it was later seized by communists in 1948 along with royals’ expulsion from Romania. For Bran Castle, being most associated with the myth of Dracula’s Castle - linked to the Bram Stoker’s novel, made it famous all over the world. After the guided tour of the castle, you will surely enjoy some little souvenirs’ shopping.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBlack Church is one of the most representative Lutheran Evangelical Churches of Transylvania.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaIn Sinaia we find probably the most beautiful castle in Romania and one of the most beaufitul in Europe. The Royal family built the Peles Castle as their summer residence at the end of 19th century and it can still bring you back into the Royal atmosphere of late 19th century/early 20th century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Council Square, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe Council Square of Brasov shall offer you the chance to enjoy a real Old Town area of one of the 7th former Saxon medieval cities of Transylvania.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: I Travel in Romania, BucharestI Travel in Romania