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

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Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Driver/guide was excellent. Took the time to show me everything, including things not on the official tour I was the only person on this tour. Vehicle van was clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Our tour guide Dan was very knowledgeable on all of the history of the castles, the royal family and Romania in general. He picked us up on time and we spent the entire day with him going to all of the various points on the tour. He was very flexible and allowed us to make choices about where we wanted to go since we were his only clients that day. One of the best points of the tour was that we were able to skip all of the long lines that other large tours had to endure. He knew his way around all of the castles and we felt like we really got the insider tour. His English was very good and he even sang some opera for us in the car quite nice! The tour ended well into the later afternoon, so we decided to have dinner. Dan took us to a local restaurant he knew. We got right in and had a very nice local dinner. Great tour, highly recommended.

Valri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken! Our guide Charlie was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and made it a fun experience for all of us. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Romania.

Brittany R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Charlie was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. This is my second time with this travel company and I would book it again! Great tour.

Priscilla P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Our guy Charlie aka Karoly was such an amazing guide! He really did took his time to explain everything in details, including some history that were long forgotten. He picked us up at our hotel near city centre and dropped us off at the same place again, not before offering to drive us to the train station to get our tickets for Bucharest days later. We were very impressed with his attentiveness and genuine care that we booked another tour to Sibiu with him again 2 days later. Without doubt, again, his professionalism in this matter was beyond words. He was almost always able to answer all of our questions about the history of the town itself and all the places that we visited. It was truly worth the ride and we definitely had learned more than enough about Romania than we would have ever could, all because of him! I highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for a guide in Romania who is not only informative but also passionate about it.

Sunitha V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We had an amazing time. Our tour guide was especially great. You could tell he really enjoys the job.

Sean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This guided tour is a must if youre visiting Brasov. Our guide, Mihai, was excellent from start to finish. He is a very knowledgeable man with years of experience, including mountain guide experience.
I had planned this day trip with a group of 7, during off-season, and although we didnt get to experience the beautiful Carpathian Mountains in summer or fall, the Winter still had a beauty of its own - not to mention way less tourist traffic in the busier attractions fantastic bonus.
We all got what we expected, and then some, from Mihai. I really cant express enough gratitude for his genuine care for the tourism business and love for his own country. We were able to experience this day during a historical moment in Romanias history. The last King of Romania had recently passed away and every major spot we stopped had some memorial for him. Peles Castle, had the biggest memorial, with prayer candles and saddened Romanians around, remembering their beloved leader, who had lived most of his days exiled in Switzerland after 1947 when his throne was abdicated.
I could go on about this day, but to end this off - Active Day Tours was incredible and myself and the group left Brasov having known we couldnt have spent the day any better. Aside from the tour, Mihai recommended a beautiful uphill hike in Seven Ladders Canyon and an incredibly delicious restaurant, Gaura Dulce, where we enjoyed some traditional Romanian Cuisine!

Cheers and mulțumesc!!

Cristina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

It was perfect, better than i expected. As a romanian citizen I strongly recomand this tour.

coelhomarco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Active Travel Tours and the guide Karoly are 5 stars.

coelhomarco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This tour is way better if we leave Brasov so it was a really awsome choice.

Josephine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Dan was a very nice guide, caring and considerate. The castles were fantastic especially Peles castle.

Andy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Brilliant trip. Excellent attention to detail. Our guide, Charlie, went the extra mile or further! to ensure a great experience. I would highly recommend with no hesitation.

Millie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Dan was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Transylvanian history and Brasov. At times, I wished the other two Americans on the tour wouldn't have talked so loudly, so that I could have heard him better. Dan was nice and didn't make fun of me even when I asked stupid questions. His English is excellent, and I really enjoyed when he sang, especially Johnny Cash.

kontopoulos.harry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our guide was really excellent. He picked us up with his car at the central square and we head to the Bran Castle. He was an amazing teller. He gave us the historical background about the area and the castle. At the end after we had sceduled to return to Bucharest after the tour he took us with his car at the train station after we went to our hotel to pick up our luggages. It worth every single penny and it was definetely the best experience we had in Romania.

ZIJIE Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Excellent

Marina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

really gtood trip an wonderful guide:Dan
He made every effort to make an ineteresting tour, highly informed and

Monica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Such a beatiful experience with our guide Charlie!! It has been one of my best tour ever. Bran castle is amazing the rooms are so lavishly decorated you cannot take everything in there is so much to see. It was good to have a guide to explain the history and point out various pieces within the castle, Charlie was very knowledgeable.
At the end of this tour the group was a big family and this was made only because the warm welcome of Charlie.
In fact he would picked up us at our Hotel but we met him at our meeting point in the city center, Charlie shows and tell more of what we can imagine about his wonderful country. His kindness and enthusiastic about his country and ensuring everyone in the tour was comfortable and happy. He made more than my expectation and we will keep in our memories this gorgeous visit, in fact time passed so fast. WARM RECOMENDED!

Olivia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Charlie/Carol was an amazing tour guide, incredibly kind and enthusiastic about his country and ensuring everyone in the tour was comfortable and happy. The size of the tour was excellent and while we managed to do so much in one day, Charlie was also willing to slow down or step it up based upon the needs and desires of the group, stopping for coffee or food or bathroom breaks when necessary. Knows his information well and speaks excellent English, and the tour itself featured beautiful and impressive places. Without a car and a knowledgable driver it would have been impossible to do so many cool things in one day.

Mehrdad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

I was picked up at 9am sharp. My guide tour Dan showed me around villages and castles around Brasov. I enjoyed my tour and would recommend this tour to anymore!

Maarit K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We had a great guide Dan and the trip was smooth and very informative.

Pamela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent guided tour of Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress by Charley, who is a native of Brasov. He picked us up at our Hotel which couldn't have been easier. As we drove he pointed out what we were driving through, such as the German Housing and Communist Era Housing and explained the History behind the developments. At the Castle and the Fortress he explained the History and Fables that were appropriate which made what we were looking at much more interesting and memorable. His English was better than good. I would like to go back to Romania with more time and have Charley show and tell more of what he knows about his wonderful country. Oh, and the delicious coffee break and traditional pastries we talked him into won't be forgotten either! Great Tour by a Great Guide!

Colin M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

We met Balazs in the main square in Brasov. He arrived on time. He has excellent knowledge on the history of the region. He made it an great experience. He is a very friendly guy with a great sense of humour. We are facebook friends now! We opted for the full day tour. First we visited Peles Castle which is beautiful. Afterwards we had lunch before visiting Dracula's Castle which as Dracula fans was the highlight of our day. On the way back to Brasov we visited Rasnov Fortress. We were on a small group tour which made it especially enjoyable. Balazs never hurried anyone and was very flexible with the rest of the group over how we spent our day.

debbiewade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Great day out with our tour guide Charlie. Bran castle is amazing the rooms are so lavishly decorated you cannot take everything in there is so much to see. It was good to have a guide to explain the history and point out various pieces within the castle, Charlie was very knowledgeable. Peles castle was once again interesting a total contrast to Bran felt it is much better to have a guide as there is only small amounts of information, although you can have an audio guide. We then went on to see an old derelict fortress and felt maybe this was one too many places to see in one day especially as it was very hot. Walking around was quite unsteady underfoot with lots of loose rubble, the few hand rails around were not safe although the view was beautiful. Overall a very worthwhile day with a good guide who went out of his way to take us to some good vantage points for photos.

Fred A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Great tour, informative and went very smoothly.

Graham P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Fantastic trip, our guide/driver Mihai from Active Travel Brasov was excellent from the very beginning, very friendly and informative with excellent English. Bran castle was very crowded but Mihai somehow whisked us to the front of the queue, Rasnov Fortress is great, and we also had several unscheduled stops that were highly enjoyable. Overall great value for money.

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