Medieval City of Brasov (Kronstadt)
Operating days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Our tours are not available on the following dates: 3 Dec 2017, 24-26 Dec 2017, 31 Dec 2017, 1-2 Jan 2018
For a group of more than 8 persons, the price will be provided on request.
The price is per person sharing a double room. For single supplement, please contact us.
This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Being surrounded by the mountains (the perfect place for a medieval settlement) Brasov is one of the best preserved cities in Europe. Brasov provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. Peles Castle (the summer Royal residence), Rasnov Fortress and Bran (Dracula"s) Castle are other interesting locations that you will have the chance to visit by taking this tour.
Not included: Entrance fees, lunch and dinner
Day 1: Bucharest– Sinaia –Brasov.
Day 2: Brasov – Rasnov – Bran – Bucharest
Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will visit Sinaia Monastery (with the old and the new church) and Peles Castle, built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. The castle has an impressive architectural style and built to be a very modern construction (for that time) being the first castle in Europe having electric power. From Sinaia we head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, first documented in 1235, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities of Transylvania (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the Historical Centre), followed by dinner & accommodation.
After breakfast, we will go to visit the medieval fortress Rasnov. This fortress was built by the peasants after the “Great Tartar Invasion” in 1243 to fight against some other invasions of the tartars. It was first documented in 1335 by the King of Hungary Carol Robert Anjou, when the fortress survived another Tartar invasion. The visit will be followed by lunch and visit to Bran (Dracula’s Castle). The medieval Castle Bran was built for military purposes in the end of the 14th century to defend the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, being associate with the “Legend of Dracula” the novel by Bram Stoker. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.
Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority