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Two Castles in One Day: Peles and Bran Castles

Would you like to be a Queen or a King for a day? Well, make a tour that will allow you to discover two of the most beautiful and famous Romanian castles - the legendary Bran - Dracula Castle and Peles Castle - the most beautiful palace in Eastern Europe, once used to be the Romanian kings Summer residence.

Our excursion covers one of the Top Sites in Romania:

Peles Castle - You will be visiting the magnificent Peles castle, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers nestling in the Carpathians. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. Indeed it was the first castle in the world to have central heating and electricity! It is also the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914. Throughout its history, the castle has played host to some important personalities, from royalty and politicians to artists. These have included Kaiser Franz Joseph of Austria- Hungary. Artists such as George Enescu, Sarah Bernhardt, and Jacques Thibaud often visited the castle. In recent times it has received guests such as Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Muammar Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat and many more. Our visit here will include the incredible weapons room.

Bran Castle - Much older than Peles, this spectacular fortress was made famous by Bram Stocker's gothic novel, Dracula. The fortification popularly known as 'Dracula's Castle' was built on top of a steep rock in the Carpathian Mountains by Prince Mircea in 1377, where it protected the border of Walachia and Transylvania.The building has four towers positioned at the four cardinal points. The walls are made of stone blocks, the rooms and narrow corridors constitute a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers, whilst in the inner courtyard there are artesian wells, connected to an underground network. The castle had both a military and a customs point purpose.

Palace of Parliament - The Palace of Parliament is the world’s second-largest administrative building (after the Pentagon) and former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s most infamous creation. Started in 1984 (and still unfinished), the 330,000-sq-metre building has more than 3000 rooms. Entry is by guided tour only (book ahead). Entry to the palace is from B-dul Naţiunile Unite on the building's northern side (to find it, face the front of the palace from B-dul Unirii and walk around the building to the right). Bring your passport.Several types of tours are available, including a 'standard' tour of the main rooms and hallways, and 'complete' tours that combine the standard tour with views of the basement. The standard tour takes around 45 minutes; add an extra 15 minutes to see the basement. Today, the building houses the country's parliament and associated offices – though much of it stands unused.

What's included

A/c transportation, full board (3 meals), 4* hotel accommodation, sightseeing tours, museum-entrance and border fees, medical insurance, tour guiding

Excursion program

DAY 1
  • 05:30 Departure from Sunny Beach
  • 12:00 Arrival in Bucharest. Panoramic tour of the beautiful capital of Romania where you'll see the major symbols of the city, its magnificient buildings impressive boulevards and monuments.Some of the sites you see are Piazza square, The University , The National Theatre, The Victory Square, The Library, Arc de Triomphe.
  • 14:00 Visit 'The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) - an open-air ethnographic museum located in the King Michael I Park (Bucharest, Romania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. Departure to Sinaia
  • 18:30 Arrival in Sinaia. Overnight in a 4 star hotel. Dinner
  • DAY 2
  • 07:30 Breakfast.
  • 08:30 Visit the Sinaia Monastery.
  • 10:00 Departure to Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle. The castle is built in the 13th century by Teuronic Knights.
  • 13:00 Lunch in Sinaia.
  • 14:00 Visit the Pelesh Castle - the summer residence of King Carol The First. Exceptional style, impressive interiors, carpets, painted stained glass windows, chandeliers, wood carving, unique and rich ornamentation furniture, gold and silverware.Huge collection of weapons and armor, different and valuable ivory, porcelain,tapestries. The castle has one of the largest collections of works of art in Europe. The Pelesh will enchant you with charm.
  • 16:00 Second panoramic tour of Bucharest. Photo stop at the Parliament of Bucharest. It is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon in the U.S.
  • 17:30 Departure to Sunny Beach.
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