One Day Trip to Peles Castle and The Black Church
Sinaia and Brasov
8 hours/330 km
Price: 89 euro/person*
* minimum 2 pax
– Pick up / drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees !
– English licensed guide
– Permanent assistance
Your day tour begins with the pickup from your hotel lobby in or near Sighisoara.
Located in Sinaia, Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914. The building of the castle began in 1873 under the direct order of the Viennese architect Wilhem Doderer. The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms.
The representative style used is German Renaissance, but you can easily discover elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style. Other exquisite attractions such as the statues, the ceramics, the gold and silver plates, the Meissen and Sevres porcelain, the Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows, walls covered with Cordoba leather, ebony and ivory sculptures, as well as the extensive weapon collections are worth mentioning. It is also important to know that Peles Castle shelters one of the most important and most valuable painting collections in Europe, almost 2.000 pieces.
On our way back, in the heart of Transylvania, we will visit the Black Church, Brasov’s most important landmark, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, towers over Piata Sfatulul and the old town. Originally dedicated to Virgin Marry the church was Roman-Catholic for more than a century and a half and later with the reformation sweeping across Europe it became a Lutheran one.
In the end I will give you some general and some customized tips as I don’t want you to enjoy just the time we spend together, but your entire stay in Transylvania or Romania.
Due to castle visiting program on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season you will visit Rasnov Citadel in Rasnov.
This day tour can also be used as a transfer from or to Brasov.