Have breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Sinaia (127 km, 2h), to visit Peles Castle, one of the most visited castles in Romania, built at the end of the 19th century by the Romanian Royal family as a summer residence.
Following lunch, drive to Bran (51 km from Sinaia, 1 h) to visit Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle. Bram Stoker had chosen the Castle as Dracula’s house for his novel. Truth is that the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes III, was unlikely to have spent too much time of his life here, if any at all. Nevertheless, it is an astonishing place to visit with a fully equipped chamber of torture and a beautiful view of the internal courtyard and of the outside valley.
On the way to Bran, you can stop to see Rasnov Citadel, one of the best kept fortresses in Transylvania;
Have a traditional dinner, prepared with local fresh ingredients, and spend the night at Inn on Balaban, a unique inn built on a hilltop, near Bran Castle. The place offers an astonishing view of the Carpathian Mountains.
If the weather is nice, you could enjoy dinner outside, together with the panoramic view of the valley. And because a good meal deserves a good wine, we suggest you try the Romanian wines as part of a wine tasting experience.