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Medieval castles – day tour from Brasov

5-6 hours. Mon-Sun
Transylvania,
Day trips
Day tours from Brasov,

Visit the most important castles and medieval fortresses located in the area of Brasov. Our day trip from Brasov will go to Bran castle, so called Dracula’s castle, to Rasnov fortress, known as the peasant fortress and Prejmer fortified church. You’ll visit and find more about different types of fortifications which formed the defensive system of Transylvania.

Highlights

Bran castle, Rasnov fortress, Prejmer fortified church

Prices

Details Price
Euro / person 65
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The price include

• Licensed Tour Guide – English language (other languages on request) • Transport by car or minibus • Entrance tickets to the visited sites mentioned in the itinerary (standard tours)

The price not include

• Other services not specified on the itinerary • Photo and video fees (if applies inside of museums

The price include

• Licensed Tour Guide – English language (other languages on request) • Transport by car or minibus • Entrance tickets to the visited sites mentioned in the itinerary (standard tours)

The price not include

• Other services not specified on the itinerary • Photo and video fees (if applies inside of museums

Special conditions

The tour runs for minimum 2 people

Medieval castles – day tour from Brasov

Castles day tour from Brasov
Bran castle day trip from Brasov
Brasov Day tours

We’ll pick-up you from your hotel in Brasov and we’ll go to Bran and visit the famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, of the Romanian voivodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In the XX century the castle was donated to the royal family and became a royal residence. 
 Next we’ll visit the Rasnov fortress, built in 14th century, was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov town. As such, it had at least 30 houses, a school, a chapel and other buildings more commonly associated with a village. The defensive system included nine towers, two bastions and a drawbridge.
The last visit will be at Prejmer fortified church (UNESCO). It is a unique sample of s religious and defensive building, having the role to protect the local villagers. These types of structures can be seen in Transylvania only. The oldest part of the church, built in a cross-shaped plan, was completed in 1225. The church was fortified adding a 40-feet high / 12-feet thick defending wall, which are surrounded by a, 18-feet deep / 25-feet wide, water ditch. Bastions, drawbridges and a secret, subterranean, passage are some of the features of Prejmer stronghold. The church's most-feared war device was the "death machine," made of several fire-weapons that could shoot simultaneously, causing the enemy significant losses. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence, the fortress was besieged 50 times, but it was captured only once.

End of our castles day tour back to Brasov. Drop-off at your hotel

Rasnov fortress - Brasov day trips
Prejmer fortified church
Prejmer fortress

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Why to book this tour?

Discover parts of the medieval defensive system of Transylvania joining our medieval castles day tour from Brasov. It is good choice to use the town of Brasov as your base to visit Transylvania and to have day trips from here. Around Brasov are located some of the most important fortresses, dating since Middle Ages. There are different types of fortifications which can be seen as castles, fortified churches, peasant fortresses, etc. Our Castles day tour from Brasov will visit the best of them. Join us for a trip back in the history of Transylvania.