Delve into the rich history of Romania’s most famous castles on a half-day trip to Bran Castle, commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle” and Raşnov Citadel from Brasov.
Dracula's Castle and Rasnov Citadel Tour
Greet your English-speaking guide in front of Mondarom Building, in the city center, and hop on an air-conditioned minibus. Enjoy the picturesque scenery while you are driven to the town of Râşnov, only 30 minutes’ drive away.
Upon arrival, embark on a short walking tour of Râşnov’s historic center and admire the huge Hollywood-like sign perched at the top of a hill with the name of the town on it. Next, head to Râşnov Citadel, an imposing thirteenth century fortress built on the peak of a mountain. Led by your guide, enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the landmark. Marvel at the breath-taking views from the bastion and learn about the fascinating history of the citadel, strategically built between Transylvania and Wallachia.
After visiting the fortress, continue the excursion by heading south. In a little over 15 minutes, you’ll get to Bran Castle, popularly known as “Dracula’s Castle”. Discover the sinister story of Vlad Dracula and find out why he was called “Vlad the Impaler”. Your knowledgeable guide will reveal all the mysteries about this historical figure on an hour and half tour of Bran Castle.
Once the tour is over, you’ll head back to Braşov. On your 40-minute journey back to Braşov, marvel at the beautiful mountains and valleys of Transylvania.
The day trip does not include the entrance tickets to the various landmarks you visit. The price of the entrance tickets per person are the following:
- Râşnov Citadel: 12 RON (US$ 2.70) per adult and 6 RON (US$ 1.40) per child.
- Bran Castle: Adults: 40 RON (US$ 9.20). Seniors over 65 years old: 30 RON (US$ 6.90). Students: 25 RON (US$ 5.70). Children under 10 years old: 10 RON (US$ 2.30).
Partial closures of Râşnov Citadel
Throughout 2020 and 2021, renovation works are being carried out at Râşnov Citadel. Our itinerary will be modified accordingly: we'll see the lower part of the monument from a viewpoint, take a short walking tour of Râşnov and go up to the top of the fortress in an elevator.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Children under 7US$ 11.10
The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.
Return transportation by minibus.
Multilingual guide who speaks English.
One mineral water bottle.
Umbrella in case it rains.
Entry to Bran Castle: 40 RON (US$ 9.20) per adult.
Entry to Râşnov Citadel: 12 RON (US$ 2.70) per adult.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Braşov local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Modarom Building, Eroilor Avenue, 17 (Brasov)