3 CASTLES Daytrip from Brasov | Aug 2019
First of all, only Peles palace worth a visit. Bran castle is absolute tourist trap. You have to stand in the long line to get in when you already have a ticket and when you get in, there is nothing there to see. There is nothing to see in Rasnov fortress. Both Bran castle and Rasnov fortress are absolute waste of time.
Here is about the guide Ovideo:
1. He did not tell us that only basic tour is included in our tour of Peles palace. We were not let inside the rooms. There was confusion between the palace staff and us and a lot of tension. Luckily, another tour participant had a phone and called your office and this was cleared.
2. He refused to stop for lunch and did not even offer to stop somewhere to get a sandwich. He picked me up at 8am and 2 other participants and he knew that we will be back at 5pm. He should have had some compassion at the very least to think that people might be hungry if they did not have food all day.
In addition, I have a medical condition and for this reason, I need to eat every 4 hours or otherwise I can get sick, dizzy, etc. Luckily, I brought a sandwich with me and was barely able to get through the day. I needed to get more food but it was not possible because the guide refused to stop for lunch and to get food.
3. When we came to Peles palace, he parked the van really far from the palace. When I questioned him about it, he said that he did not want to pay 40 lei. So, he did what was convenient for him and not for us. When we came to Bran castle, I insisted that he dropped me close to the castle and then drives to park wherever he wants. He did this. But this should have been his initiative.
In general, I did not feel that he cared about us and our needs.
4. When he was talking about the fact that Russia has got Bessarabia from Romania, I mentioned that unfortunately Russia has also got part of Bucovina. He denied it and when I insisted, he said that I know better and he now is not going to talk at all. This was absurd. It is historical fact that part of Bucovina was lost to Russia and he as a guide should know it and he should behave more professionally.
I emailed all these my comments to Land of Dracula who conducts these tours and they even did not respond to me and never apologized.
I do not recommend this tour and this travel company at all....Read more