Visit Dracula’s Castle, Brasov City and Meet the bears at Libearty Bear Sanctuary in One Day Tour
Enjoy a fantastic day away from the city! Visit Europe’s largest bear sanctuary in Zarnesti, the home of almost 90 brown bears, and head deep into the Carpathian Mountains to explore the legend of Dracula at spooky Bran Castle.Additionally, you'll visit Brasov City -one of the most beautiful city in Transylvania and the Black Church.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest and spend the day exploring Transylvania during this full-day tour. Head to the city of Zarnesti to visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, home to almost 90 rescued brown bears. Then head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, to learn about the history and legends of the area before driving past the Carpathian Mountains back to Bucharest.
Total duration of the tour is 12-13 hours.
Inclusions : hotel pick up and drop off, bottled water, driver/guide - English speaker, personal and luggage insurance, live commentary on board, WI-FI on board, parking fees, road taxes.
Exclusions: entrance fee, meals and drinks.
The itinerary is the following:
Libearty Bear Sanctuary
More than 69 hectares of luxuriant forest with rivers and ponds are now the home of almost 90 brown bears. From 2008 this wild place is occasionally visited but under some strict rules meant to reintegrate the bears in their natural habitat and not to disturb them. Most of the bears in the Sanctuary were rescued from the most miserable and small cages where they were used as a form of entertainment for tourist attractions.
Typically, you will spend here about 1 -1.5 hours. Entrance fee is not included and is around 12 -15 euros per person.
Surrounded by towers and ramparts, this “pugnacious little fortress”, as Queen Marie called it, is a truly stunning castle, especially against the beautiful background dominated by the Carpathian Mountains. Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula. Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timber rooms, many connected by underground passages, which house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
Typically, you will spend here 1.5 - 2 hours. Entrance fee is not included and is around 10 euros per person.
Brasov Historical Center
Brasov is home to one of the narrowest streets in Europe-The Rope Street (Strada Sforii). Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), the largest Gothic church in Romania. Though its name, Biserica Neagră (the Black Church) may seem dark and foreboding, the building is nothing to fear.
You will spend here about 1- 2 hours. Entrance fee at Black Church is not included and is around 3 euros per person. For Brasov is no entrance fee.