Experience the History of Bran Castle and Saxon Fortifications in Burzenland

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5.5 Hours

Experience the History of Bran Castle and Saxon Fortifications in Burzenland

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  • 5.5 Hours
  • English

 

Discover Bran Castle and Saxon fortifications in a small-group day tour from Brasov.

In the 12th century the German Saxons arrived in Transylvania playing a major role in the development of powerful strongholds and fortresses throughout the region. The influence of the Saxons of Transylvania, also known Sasi, heavily increase the regions economy and began a cultural evolution. The spirit of the Saxons can still be seen today in such medieval towns as Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Medias and Sebes. But the most impressive mark left by this culture are the Fortified Churched scattered through out the region.

On this day tour from Brasov our English-Speaking guide will take you to visit Bran Castle – also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight and two Saxon Church Fortresses – Harman and Prejmer (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Schedule Details

Meeting Location

It will be received after booking confirmation.

Total Duration

5.5 hours 

Opening Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tour Participants

Min Participants:

1

Tour Itinerary

Leave central Braşov by air-conditioned car or minivan and head South to the village of Bran (around 30 minutes driving), nestled beneath the Bucegi Mountains in the Southern Carpathian range. Visit Bran Castle, the 14th-century Transylvanian fortress-palace linked to the legend of Count Dracula, the vampire of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Admire the high-turreted hilltop castle on approach and pay at the entrance (own expense) to go inside. Wander the eerie rooms filled with Gothic furniture and armoury as your guide unravels the castle’s links with Dracula, sparked by its association with Vlad the Impaler. This brutal 15th century nobleman was imprisoned in the castle in 1462 and known for impaling enemies on stakes. Having investigated the Dracula legend, hop in your minivan or car, and return to Braşov to continue the medieval adventure to the Saxon Fortified Churches around Brasov: Harman and Prejmer .

In the 12th century the German Saxons arrived in Transylvania playing a major role in the development of powerful strongholds and fortresses throughout the region. The influence of the Saxons of Transylvania, also known Sasi, heavily increase the regions economy and began a cultural evolution. The spirit of the Saxons can still be seen today in such medieval towns as Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Medias and Sebes. But the most impressive mark left by this culture are the Fortified Churched scattered through out the region. On this day tour from Brasov our English-Speaking guide will take you to visit two Saxon Church Fortresses: Harman and Prejmer. Prejmer church, one of Eastern Europe’s best preserved fortified (and UNESCO listed) churches, was built in a shape of a Latin cross in a Gothic style. Built in 1427 to with stand the attacks of the Ottomans. The walls are 14 meters high and 5 meters thick. Access to this massive fortress can be gained through a 5 meter thick long tunnel.

Harman Church is a Roman basilica with Gothic elements. The west tower, chapels and water moat still maintain this era today. Inside you can find paintings dated back to the 13th century.

Tour Type

Group Type

Shared

Tour Inclusions

Included

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Brasov city only
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
Tour Exclusions

Excluded

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Bran Castle: LEI 45, around 10 EURO
  • Entrance fees at Prejmer and Harman Saxon Fortified Churches: 30 LEI, around 6 EURO
Guide Details

Guides

Professional guide

Languages

English

Price Table
Stop selling 24 hours before start time

Price per participant

€80,00

Accesibility Details
Know before you go

Public transportation nearby
Infants must sit on your lap
Not wheelchair accessible
Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
“Skip the line” at the ticket office for Bran Castle!
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
Infant seats unavailable
On departure the guide will hold a signboard for you to recognize: Meeting Point GUARANTEED DEPARTURES DAY TOURS – The History Museum Piata Sfatului Square, central Braşov.

Please note: Bran Castle opens at 12pm on Mondays • Complimentary pick-up from Brasov city is offered for this tour/activity. If you require this service you must contact us at least 24 Day(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. If you are not arriving within the specified timeframe, please contact us prior to your travels, or immediately upon arrival at your destination.
Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.
When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour.

Cancellation & Refund policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers. 

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