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Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery provided by eTours

Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery

Bran (Dracula) Castle, Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–6 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit the famous Bran Castle which initially served as military defense fortification, then as customs point and ultimately as one of the summer residences of the Romanian royal family. It's a medieval castle with a royal touch, that's also linked to the Dracula legend. Besides touring the castle you also get free time for souvenirs in the bazaar at the footsteps of the landmark. Before we visit the Rasnov fortress we perform a brief stop at a local Palinca distillery. Here you can taste the traditional Romanian spirits made out of plumbs, apricots, cherries, pears and more. You will witness the manufacturing process and get the chance to buy some for take away. The Rasnov citadel is a peasant fortress with a spectacular view and plenty of souvenirs. A private guided tour of the landmark is provided by your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 188818P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Traditional Romanian Palinca tasting.
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from any location in Brasov. Pickups outside of Brasov possible for an extra fee.
  • Corpul T, Bulevardul Eroilor 25, Brașov 500030, Romania If you don't require pickup from location we can meet near the Aro Hotel parking. That's right across the street from the Central park.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Traditional Romanian Palinca tasting.
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from any location in Brasov. Pickups outside of Brasov possible for an extra fee.
  • Corpul T, Bulevardul Eroilor 25, Brașov 500030, Romania If you don't require pickup from location we can meet near the Aro Hotel parking. That's right across the street from the Central park.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Corpul T
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Rasnov Citadel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Palincaria Transilvania
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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caragh M
Scottish Western Isles134 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was just a wonderful day from start to finish
We had the good fortune to spend our day in the company of Vlad the tour guide. He was really knowledgeable attentive and patient answering all our endless questions
Bran Castle was fantastic and because it was a wintery December day it was quiet too. We had the run of the castle and really enjoyed taking it all in and soaking up the history of the place. The bear sanctuary was such a special place. The bears all have their own story and some of the rescue stories are very moving. Palinca distillery was fun and came with very generous tastings from the host. Last but not least was the ride up the hill pulled by a tractor to Râşnov Fortress. This is very old and historic and being a Fortress on the top of a hill has fantastic views of the vista below
We really did have just the best day and it was made extra special by Vlad.Thank you Vlad for our special memories
Written 7 December 2019
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Vlad_etours_ro
Thanks for sharing your day with us Heather. I also had a great time showing you around Transylvania. I enjoyed the high quality conversation. Wish you Happy Holidays and a great 2020! Salute Keith on my behalf! Hope to see you again!
Written 9 December 2019
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Marija T
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Had a great day exploring Brasov. My guide, Vlad was incredibly knowledgable with no question left unanswered and even threw in a few extra stops with great views. Honestly cannot reccomend this trip enough to see all of Brasov in a day, learn about the history of Brasov and Transylvania and see beautiful sights along the way!
Written 20 November 2019
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Vlad_etours_ro
Thanks for the review Marija and mainly thanks for choosing us for visiting the surroundings of Brasov. I'm sure that you had a great trip to Romania. Wish you a safe train ride towards your next destination!
Written 22 November 2019
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Kaye
Henderson, NV11 contributions
Vlad was a great tour guide who’ve been very informative throughout the day. He also answered all my questions and took my photos as needed since I’m the only one on tour with him (he never cancels even if there’s only one person signed up!) I had such a great time. Thank you Vlad!
Written 11 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You're welcome Kate! It was a pleasure to show you the Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti as well as the Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel. ;)
Written 16 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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