Set high upon a rock in the heart of Transylvania, a region of central Romania, known for its rugged peaks, dense forests, and medieval towns, the 14th-century fortress is a striking, and chilling sight, that simultaneously evokes a sense of curiosity, fear, and dread!
Known as Dracula's Castle as it matches the description of the Count's looming stone fortress described in Irish writer Abraham's Stoker's 1897 classic novel. It was actually built by the Transylvanian Saxons as a stronghold to prevent the advancement of the Ottoman armies, though, in spite of this, it remains a uniquely chilling place that permeates with a palpable sense of foreboding!
Beginning and ending in the magnificent city of Bucharest, this 8-day cultural tour will take you through 15 of Romania's most fascinating destinations, including Transylvania where you will explore the historic city of Brașov, picturesque villages, and of course, Bran Castle!
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Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit Transylvania as the weather is mild and prices lower than during the summer months.
If you're traveling from the UK there are regular flights available to Bucharest from a number of major cities. From Bucharest, you can take a train to Brasov which takes around 3.5 hours, and then take the short taxi or bus ride to Bran.
The area surrounding Bran is rich in history and natural beauty and boasts a plethora of interesting sights including, the Citadel of Sighisoara, Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle, and the city of Brasov home to a wealth of fascinating landmarks.
Rob was a fantastic guide. The trip was very enjoyable and Robs knowledge and expertise were great. Would defo recommend
Excellent service from start to finish. I booked the National 3 Peasks challenge in 24 hours. i had regular communication from Rob and the team prioe to the event checking in on my progress, which really spurred me on as well as a helpful fitness plan i has to folow. For the challenge itself Rob and Tim really helped put the group at ease, and was very encouraging. Such a credit to business. i would not hesitate at all in recommending bookitlist to friends and family and will define use again in the future. Thank you for pushing me to finish the challenge!
Just come back from completing the 24 hour natinal 3 Peaks Challenge with Bookitlist. 25-27th June 2021. From start to finish the group I was in was well looked after. From pick up to drop off the team were well organised & made the experience/challenge as enoyable & relaxing as possible. an unforgettable experience & will definitely be looking out for what other trips they have to offer.