Bran Castle is the edifice that lives
up to the Gothic fairytale image that Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula book evokes.
The castle was created by the Saxons in the late 14th century to defend Brasov
from invasion by the Turks and its interior displays rich Western European
furniture, which Queen Marie purchased in the 1920s when the castle was used as
a royal residence.
Peles Castle is a royal palace set in a
large park landscaped in the English fashion.
It was built in the late 19th century for Romania’s first monarch, King
Carol I, and took 39 years to complete.
Outwardly it resembles a Bavarian Schloss, in the German Renaissance
style, with a host of turrets. It has
over 100 rooms richly decorated in ebony, mother of pearl and leather, and each
room is styled on a particular country.
There are over 800 stained glass windows in the building whose rooms are
full of Renaissance armour and weapons, Murano chandeliers and Persian carpets.
Romania’s first cinema was established in one of the castle’s rooms.
Private car (1-2pax)
8 seater minivan
20 seater minicoach
49 seater coach
*Price includes transportation and
English speaking guide
– Entrance to both castles: 18
EUR / pax
– Lunch in a typical Romanian
restaurant: 15 EUR / pax (3 course menu, no drinks included)