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Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) Tours

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Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov)
Built between 1211 and 1225, this medieval fortress was originally constructed from wood and erected to protect Transylvanian villages from outside invasions. The impressive structure was later transformed into a stone dwelling where locals sought refuge from outsiders. 

Visitors can tour the grounds, which include two courts, several forts and a gallery, as well as a courtyard, school and chapel. The citadel is also home to the feudal art museum, where weapons, tools, stamps and local crafts are on display.

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The fortress is open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. April through October and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. between November and March. It is accessible via private car or public bus and is located about 15 kilometers from Brasov-Rasnov. Admission is 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for children and students. 
Address: Rasnov, Romania
Admission: Adults: 10 lei; Children: 5 lei
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Private Day Tour from Brasov to Rasnov Fortress

Private Day Tour from Brasov to Rasnov Fortress

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Don’t let limited time in Transylvania stop you ticking off all of the top sights. This express tour, which is designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, reduces transit time by transporting you between three top attractions in air-conditioned comfort. You’ll get the inside scoop on Peles Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$81,85
Price varies by group size
From
US$81,85
Price varies by group size

Bran Castle and Queen Marie museum - day trip from Brasov

Bran Castle and Queen Marie museum - day trip from Brasov

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Packing multiple attractions into one day while on vacation can be hard if you don’t rent a car. This Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Brasov tour provides rides in an air-conditioned vehicle for a stress-free day. Skip the entrance lines, and go on a guided tour of the inside of Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. Then, afterward, tour the medieval city of Brasov with a guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$93,71
From
US$93,71

Bran Castle and Queen Marie museum - day trip from Brasov

Bran Castle and Queen Marie museum - day trip from Brasov

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Immerse yourself in a world of Teutonic knights, warlords, and medieval sieges while touring two of Transylvania’s most famous castles. Explore the hilltop ruins of Rasnov Fortress, an ancient military stronghold, and let your imagination run wild at gloriously Gothic Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Brasov for a sightseeing tour of its historic churches, old city gates, and charming squares.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93,71
From
US$93,71

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Immerse yourself in the legends of Transylvania with a visit to Bran Castle and Râșnov Fortress. Departing from Braşov, the half-day hour tour begins with a stop at Râșnov to explore its imposing, 13th-century fortress. Next up is Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight. Wander the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about its ties to Bram Stoker’s undead antihero. Upgrade when booking your experience and extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$29,66
From
US$29,66

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

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

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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.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$91,26
Price varies by group size
From
US$91,26
Price varies by group size

Private Tour from Brasov to the Bears Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle

Private Tour from Brasov to the Bears Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle

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Make the most of your Romanian holiday with a full-day tour to three of the country’s major attractions.  With included end-to-end transportation and a private guide, you're able to fully experience each location. After pickup from Brasov, head to Rasnov Citadel to admire the 13th century fortress. Then, visit Bran Castle, the inspiration Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker’s novel, before ending your day at Liberty Bear Sanctuary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$59,31
Price varies by group size
From
US$59,31
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Designed to delight those fascinated by the Gothic legends of Transylvania, this half-day tour takes you to the heart of the mysterious Romanian region. After hotel pickup in Brasov, tick off top attractions such as the dramatic Rasnov Fortress and Bran’s Castle, whose Gothic turrets and hilltop perch have earned it the nickname of ‘Dracula’s Castle’. If you wish, upgrade your small-group tour when booking to include a visit to Peles Castle, a striking example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$51,01
From
US$51,01

Day Trip Through Brasov in Transylvania and Bran, Peles, and Rasnov Castles

Day Trip Through Brasov in Transylvania and Bran, Peles, and Rasnov Castles

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Journey to the heart of Romania’s medieval legends on a full-day tour of Transylvania’s most famous landmarks. Visit the former summer home of Romanian royalty at resplendent Peles Castle, and feel Bram Stoker’s vampiric story come alive at Gothic Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle.’ Hear tales of Transylvania’s tumultuous history at the well-preserved Rasnov Fortress, and finish the day with a guided tour of picturesque Brasov. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$121,67
From
US$121,67

Private Tour: Bran Castle and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu

Private Tour: Bran Castle and Rasnov fortress from Sibiu

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Delve into the ancient history of Transylvania during a private tour of Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and Rasnov Fortress from Sibiu. An ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this private tour ensures you receive the undivided attention of your guide and comes with the flexibility to tweak your itinerary to include additional stops. Plus, letting someone else drive gives you more time to enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
From
US$129,28
Price varies by group size
From
US$129,28
Price varies by group size

Bran and Rasnov Castles Tour from Brasov

Bran and Rasnov Castles Tour from Brasov

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Transylvania is a mythic land of Gothic castles and mist-shrouded forests. Ensure you make the most of your time in the Romanian region on this 4-hour tour of Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) and Rasnov Fortress from Brasov. Travel through the dramatic Carpathian Mountains, take guided tours of each ancient landmark, and learn about Brasov’s turbulent history. This small-group tour is limited to 15 travellers to ensure you receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$43,20
Price varies by group size
From
US$43,20
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Castles Tours from Brasov

Castles Tours from Brasov

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Cross off three of Romania’s most memorable tourist destinations in one day, starting with the imposing Peasant Citadel in Rasnov.  Hear the myths and true stories as you explore Bran Castle, which influenced Bram Stoker’s Dracula. At the spectacular royal residence Peles Castle, you'll visit both the exterior and inside at your leisure. See the stunning Transylvanian Alps and Bucegi Mountains on your relaxing trip back to Brasov.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$68,45
Price varies by group size
From
US$68,45
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

3 CASTLES Daytrip from Brasov

3 CASTLES Daytrip from Brasov

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This tour makes visiting three of Transylvania’s most popular castles—Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Peles Palace—in one day from Brasov as easy as possible. You’re picked up from your accommodation, taken to each castle for guided visits, and have options for upgrades. Opt for skip the line priority, private tours, and all-inclusive entrance fees.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$61,68
From
US$61,68

Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov

Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress and Palinca Distillery Day Trip From Brasov

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79,09
Price varies by group size
From
US$79,09
Price varies by group size

Castles & Rustic Village : Bran Castle , Rasnov Fortress and Fundata Village

Castles & Rustic Village : Bran Castle , Rasnov Fortress and Fundata Village

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It is a wonderful tour in the heart of Transylvania, which combines the history and architecture of medieval castles (Bran and Rasnov) with beautiful landscapes from the Romanian traditional village Fundata. The Bran castle, also known as the Dracula castle, build in the 14 century and made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker. Legends,spirits, ghosts and many mysteries will be encountered at Draculas castle.Third we have Rasnov fortress, build in the 13th century on top of a rocky hill creating the perfect vantage point over the surounding valley,reason why it was concured only once in 1611. Fundata village is a beautiful Romanian mountain village, situated at an altitude of 1240 m. Houses scattered on hill hills, small farms of villagers in the village, free animals grazing green meadows will make you feel the freedom and beauty of these places.You can taste the fresh cow milk after they return from grazing.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$127,98
Price varies by group size
From
US$127,98
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Fortified Churches - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov

Fortified Churches - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov

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Skip the hassle of car hire whilst still ticking off more of Transylvania’s castles in less time on a hassle-free day trip from Brasov. An ideal choice for visitors interested in Romania’s ancient history, this tour transports you between Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the White Tower (Turnul Alb), and Poiana Brasov with ease, and offers an insider’s perspective into the history and culture of Transylvania. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$32,86
From
US$32,86
Taking safety measures

2 Castle Tour - Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress - tour from Brasov

2 Castle Tour - Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress - tour from Brasov

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Because this is not a job for us this is what we love, we create memories since 2011. We do private tailored tours focused on studied history and our goal is quality not quantity. This will be more than a tour, it will be an experience one to remember. This combo tour is perfect for those who have limited time in Romania but still want to make the most out of it.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$68,45
From
US$68,45

One day trip Bran Castles, Rasnov Fortress, Prejmer Fortified Church from Brasov

One day trip Bran Castles, Rasnov Fortress, Prejmer Fortified Church from Brasov

PRIVATE TOUR Romania is a country that expects to be discovered or rediscovered day by day, every season. The most beautiful places in our country can be visited now, the itineraries we propose you being chosen carefully and selected after a detailed analysis made by our tourism experts. We pay attention to a lot of excursions in Romania that can be purchased at very good prices.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46,26
Price varies by group size
From
US$46,26
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

Private Tour: Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

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Spoil yourself with a beautiful day tour today! Explore spectacular Transylvania on this full-day tour! Small group tour - up to 7 people. English speaking qualified guide. Avoid the stress with Skip-the-line guarantee!    Explore Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress on a skip-the-line walking tour.   Visit Peles Castle, a German Neo Renaissance architecture masterpiece!  Learn about infamous Vlad the Impaler while visiting Bran Castle! Learn the dark stories and discover the truth behind the legends!  Spend time at leisure in Bran village and check the local products from the market nearby Bran Castle.  Visit the mysterious Rasnov Fortress!  Traditional lunch in Bran village can be arranged at your request!  Transfer to Brasov town, drop off at your hotel in Brasov.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$68,45
Price varies by group size
From
US$68,45
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Harman & Prejmer Fortified Churches

Private Tour: Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Harman & Prejmer Fortified Churches

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Don’t let limited time in Transylvania stop you ticking off the area’s top attractions. This day trip from Brasov, which is designed with first-time visitors in mind, transports you between dispersed attractions with ease and allows you to admire the spectacular scenery of Transylvania. Plus, exploring with a guide means that you’ll be party to historical information that brings each castle and church to life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$66,93
Price varies by group size
From
US$66,93
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Dracula Castle and Rasnov Citadel Tour

Dracula Castle and Rasnov Citadel Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a trip to Râșnov Fortress and Bran Castle from Brașov. Absorb views of the rugged landscape as you cross it with ease, with round-trip transfer from your hotel via luxury minivan, and explore iconic landmarks for intimate insight into their history and legends.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$32,32
From
US$32,32

Transylvania Tour of Dracula s Bran Castel and Rasnov Citedel

Transylvania Tour of Dracula s Bran Castel and Rasnov Citedel

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Because of the personal touch you will have both the guide and also the person who has been leaving in this area and will give you a full picture about the region it`s stories and legends. A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated with the real Vlad the Impaler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire Count Dracula. Also we will visit the spectacular Rasnov Citadel located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian Mountains, 650 ft. above the town of Rasnov. First mentioned in an official document in 1331, the fortress was built by Teutonic Knights
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$45,08
From
US$45,08

DAILY TRANSFER FROM BRASOV to BRAN CASTLE & RASNOV CITADEL

DAILY TRANSFER FROM BRASOV to BRAN CASTLE & RASNOV CITADEL

Learn about infamous Vlad the Impaler while visiting Bran Castle. Learn the dark stories and discover the truth behind the legends, spend time at leisure in Bran village and check the local products from the market nearby Bran Castle. Visit the mysterious Rasnov Fortress, one of the most well-known, most visited and well-preserved fortified ensembles in the area, the fortress use to control through its strategic position the access to Transylvania from Râşnoavei Valley, serving as a military surveillance point on Bran road.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$38,20
From
US$38,20

Castles Day Tour Peles - Bran - Rasnov from Brasov

Castles Day Tour Peles - Bran - Rasnov from Brasov

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Transylvania harbours a rich and enigmatic history that is most evident in its castles. Travel between Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Peles Castle, and Rasnov Fortress with ease on a stress-free tour of Transylvania. By letting your guide drive, you’ll spend less time focusing on the road and more time admiring the spectacular scenery between each landmark. Plus, you’ll forgo the hassle of navigation and avoid getting lost on the winding roads of Romania.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$47,45
From
US$47,45
Taking safety measures

Peles Castle, Bran (Dracula) Castle And Rasnov Citadel From Brasov

Peles Castle, Bran (Dracula) Castle And Rasnov Citadel From Brasov

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During this tour you will discover all fortification types built by the Transylvanian Saxons for defending the region against invading forces. The Bran Castle is the most popular tourist landmark in Romania. A guided your of the castle and the inner and outer courtyards are included. The Rasnov Citadel is another famous type of Transylvanian defensive structures. Last but not least the fortified church is a traditional icon for all villages of the region. Harman is one of the nicest. On top of that we also added the Peles Castle on the bucket-list which is one of the most impressive royal castles in Europe. It's been built by the royal family for the royal family!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$91,26
Price varies by group size
From
US$91,26
Price varies by group size

Prejmer Church,Harman Church,Bran Castle,Rasnov fortresss -Day Tour From Brasov

Prejmer Church,Harman Church,Bran Castle,Rasnov fortresss -Day Tour From Brasov

It is a wonderful tour in the heart of Transylvania, which combines the history and architecture of medieval castles (Bran and Rasnov) ,with the special architecture of two fortified Saxon churches Prejmer and Harman . The Bran castle, also known as the Dracula castle, build in the 14 century and made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker. Legends,spirits, ghosts and many mysteries will be encountered at Draculas castle.Third we have Rasnov fortress, build in the 13th century on top of a rocky hill creating the perfect vantage point over the surounding valley,reason why it was concured only once in 1611. We will return to the middle ages, inside the fortified churches of Prejmer and Harman, and we will feel the bitterness of the battles taken by the villagers against the enemies attacking Transylvania . You will admire the beautiful landscapes of the old Transilavania.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$89,21
Price varies by group size
From
US$89,21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

DRACULA WEEKEND - Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Brasov City, Rasnov Citadel

DRACULA WEEKEND - Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Brasov City, Rasnov Citadel

Discover for yourself the mystery of Count Dracula: walk in the footsteps of legends and hear the stories that bring together people from all over the world. Medieval castles, Vlad the Implaler, the famous Count Dracula, wild nature and Bram Stoker are the clues to your historical expedition. Do not miss your chance to visit and sleep in Dracula`s Home, an extraordinary place with an authentic atmosphere.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$474,50
From
US$474,50
Taking safety measures

Day Tour to Bran Castle(Dracula's Castle) and Râșnov Fortress

Day Tour to Bran Castle(Dracula's Castle) and Râșnov Fortress

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Join us on one of the most exciting tours yet to the Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy a relaxed and safe ride with on board Wi-Fi with our English and German speaking Driver and guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$142,35
Price varies by group size
From
US$142,35
Price varies by group size

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 38 Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) costs USD 81.85. Guided Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) tours start around USD 81.85 per person. See all 38 Rasnov Fortress (Cetatea Rasnov) tickets and tours on Viator.
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