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$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Brasov, Bran Castle, Bear Sanctuary, and Rasnov Fortress Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Zarnesti, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAt Libearty Bear Sanctuary we will learn about the bears and about wildlife protection in general. The sight of bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools or just lazing in the meadows, gives you a far better understanding of the true nature of the animals than any Zoo could ever do.Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle also called Dracula’s Castle, it is situated in Bran village. A remarkable architecture with Gothic elements, the castle was built between 1377-1382, at 60 m high. Built originally as a fortress surrounded by a massive wall with small windows which were used to shoot the enemies, Bran Castle proved to be a successful defense point. In the inner courtyard of the castle is a fountain used to provide water in case of siege. Bran Castle got its fame from the novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker and Dracula movie.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will have a short stop to Rasnov to see the picturesque streets with medieval houses and Rasnov Fortress and to understand the life in a village in medieval times. Rasnov Fortress is one of the best preserved peasant fortress of Transylvania and was built in XIII -XIV centuries, the principal purpose was to defend themselves against Tartar attacks and was conquered only once around the year 1600 by Prince Gabriel Bathory. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will take a short tour of the old town. You will be able to visit Black Church, the Council Square and to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of this charming city!Duration: 2 hours

$211.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Transylvania, Brasov, and Sighisoara 2-Day Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Brown Bears - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov TownStop At: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Zarnesti, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAt Libearty Bear Sanctuary we will learn about the bears and about wildlife protection in general. The sight of bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools or just lazing in the meadows, gives you a far better understanding of the true nature of the animals than any Zoo could ever do.Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle also called Dracula’s Castle, it is situated in Bran village. A remarkable architecture with Gothic elements, the castle was built between 1377-1382, at 60 m high. Built originally as a fortress surrounded by a massive wall with small windows which were used to shoot the enemies, Bran Castle proved to be a successful defense point. In the inner courtyard of the castle is a fountain used to provide water in case of siege. Bran Castle got its fame from the novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker and Dracula movie.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will have a short stop to Rasnov to see the picturesque streets with medieval houses and Rasnov Fortress and to understand the life in a village in medieval times. Rasnov Fortress is one of the best preserved peasant fortress of Transylvania and was built in XIII -XIV centuries, the principal purpose was to defend themselves against Tartar attacks and was conquered only once around the year 1600 by Prince Gabriel Bathory. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will take a short tour of the old town. You will be able to visit Black Church, the Council Square and to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of this charming city!Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel City Center 3* or similar.On the customers request we can have 4* or 5* hotels.Day 2: Saschiz Village - Sighisoara Citadel - Peles CastleStop At: Saxon Church, Saschiz, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaToday you will go further into Transylvania and visit the beautiful Fortified Church of Saschiz. On your way to Saschiz you will cross Padurea Bogatii (meaning the Rich Forest), which is a natural reservation. In Saschiz village you will visit the wonderful Fortified Church, which is one of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches (UNESCO World Heritage site). Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe next stop is Sighisoara, one of the few citadels that are still inhabited. The main attractions in the city are the Main Gate, The Clock Tower which is 64 m high and has four levels, the Medieval Weapons Museum and the Torture Chamber. It is known that here was the birth place of Vlad Dracul, who inspired the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Near the Museum Square is the Church of the Dominican Monastery, dated from the 13th century. Walking along the wall that surrounds Sighisoara citadel you can admire the towers: especially the Shoemakers, Tailors and Tinmakers Guild towers which are the most impressive. You will also visit the Church from the Hill but not before climbing the 175 covered steps which were built in 1642 in order to create easier access for the children on their way to school.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaThe tour ends with Peles Castle – the former royal residence, an architectural jewel. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$52.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Bran - Dracula's Castle in One Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Zarnesti, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaMore than 69 hectares of luxuriant forest with rivers and ponds are now the home of almost 90 brown bears. From 2008 this wild place is occasionally visited but under some strict rules meant to reintegrate the bears in their natural habitat and not to disturb them. Most of the bears in the Sanctuary were rescued from the most miserable and small cages where they were used as a form of entertainment for tourist attractions. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula. Surrounded by towers and ramparts, this “pugnacious little fortress”, as Queen Marie called it, is a truly stunning castle, especially against the beautiful background dominated by the Carpathian Mountains. Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timber rooms, many connected by underground passages, which house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Duration: 2 hours

$283.15 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Tour from Bucharest to Carpathian Mountains

Experience a wonderful adventure in the Carphatian Mountains,visit unique sites like The Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia,The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada,Sinaia Monastery and Ialomicioara Monastery,natural lakes in Bucegi Mountains-Bolboci,the famous Ialomicioara Cave,The bear Reservation in Zarnesti,The Bran Castle,Brasov city centre and the Black Church.1st DAY:Bucharest,Ploiesti,Posada-visit The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum,Sinaia-visit Peles Royal Castle and Sinaia Monastery,Bolboci Lake-Photo stop,Ialomicioarei Cave and Monastery,check-in the hotel for one night in Predeal or Brasov(10 hours trip)2nd DAY:Predeal or Brasov,Zarnesti-visit The Bears Reservation,Bran-visit Bran Castle,optional lunch at Bran,Brasov-visit the old city center of Brasov and The Black Church,Bucharest(10 hours trip)Please note:Peles Castle is closed on Monday also The Woodcraft Museum and The Black Church are closed on Mondays.

$102.76 Private & Custom Tours

Castles and Bears in the Same Day-Private tour from Bucharest

Escape from the Capital and start discovering Romania from famous castles as Bran castle and Peles Royal Castle,to Libearty Sanctuary in a comprehensive journey trough Transylvania.  8:00 o'clock in the morning meet your guide at your accommodation hotel and start driving to Zarnesti city,home of the Libearty Bear Sanctuary                                      Maya - the sad beginning of a huge project       In the courtyard of a hotel near Bran Castle, in a dirty cage with metal bars and cement floor, lived Maya. She was waiting and hoping, day after day, that someone would bring her something to eat. After countless complains from the foreign tourists visiting Romania, World Animal Protection (WAP) contacted Cristina Lapis in order to find a solution for the critical situation of Maya. When I saw her, she was weak and could hardly lift her head. She was forgotten by everyone and now I am still wonder: was she expecting to die? I still remember the emotions that overwhelmed me when I looked into her eyes, but also the boundless anger access toward the people who condemned such an animal to a slow and painful death.“Since that time, for four years, my husband and I, with the help of our friends, traveled over 60 kilometers every day to feed Maya and spend some time with her. Throughout time, we managed to improve her health and give heart to her, gave her good food, vitamins and hung a tire on a chain, to play with. Soon, she started know the sound of our car and got up to greet us. She taught us both the values of an innocent animal soul and gratitude.Unfortunately, in 2001, Maya began to show new signs of depression. I used to talked to her and promised that one day will be free again to run through the forest and asked her to be patient. But it seems that Maya finally lost faith in the promises of the people. She started to self-mutilate herself! It gnawed her right paw almost to the bone. When I saw the blood on her paw I understood that she wanted to get rid of all the suffering caused by captivity. Despite of all our efforts to save her (surgical interventions, treatments, time spent with her, adequate food etc), Maya finally left us on March 11, 2002. She died in my arms. I will never forget her sad eyes and her soft fur. Yes, I held a bear in my arms!https://www.ampbears.ro/en/adopt-a-bear/maya .After this we start heading to Bran Castle-with a short visit. Your day ends with a visit to Brasov,city built by Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.Depending on the traffic conditions and group omogenity in our way back to Bucharest you can chose a short stop to Peles Castle or Posada Museum

$199.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park from Bucharest

Bran castle needs little introduction. Also known as Dracula's castle, because of the similarity between Stoker's blood thirsty vampire and Vlad the Impaler (one of Romania's cruellest rulers, who was at Bran for a few months), it was initially built as a fortress, and centuries later, it became Queen Mary's favourite residence.The next highlight are the scenic Transylvanian villages, Pestera and Magura, a true paradise for photographers. The journey will continue with trekking in the heart of Piatra Craiului, up to Curmatura hut (1470 m).Itinerary & visits:Bucharest - Bran castle (visit) - Pestera village ( lunch) - drive to Magura village - Zarnesti gorges - trekking up to Curmatura hut for approx. 2 hrs - return to Zarnesti gorges on a different route (approx. 2 hrs) - Bucharest.