Private Guided Tours tagged under 'Castle'
Travel to Romania and visit the most important touristic objectives in our country located among Prahova Valley: Dracula's Castle(Bran Castle) and Peles Castle. This 1 day tour reveals an amazing history and a time of mistery and magic. Program - departure from Bucharest to Sinaia - visit Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle - continue the off-road trails to Dracula's Castle and visit - leave for Brasov to visit the Black Church and the Council Square - optional lunch - return to Bucharest Highlights Sinaia Monastery - this is the first settlement in this area. The Sinaia resort was developed around this objective. The churches are to be found in Prahova Valley and can be visited everyday. If you choose to make a tour and visit it you may want to find out that every Sunday the priests over there keep a ceremonial. The monastery has two churches: an old one, the first one built here, in the lands of Prahova Valley, and the new one, a bigger one. The last one had to be build because more people started to show up at church in Sundays. Among Peles Castle this is the most important touristic objective in Sinaia. You don't have to be a religious person to come and visit this place; you just have to be curious. The history of the old church starts with its founder, Cantacuzino, which together with his wife and sister, went to Sinai Mountain and prayed to St. Ecaterina church. Cantacuzino, being impressed by this place he than returned to Romania and built a wonderful church in memory of St. Ecaterina. Peles Castle - the most important touristic objective in Sinaia and one of the most imposing ones in Romania. This castle can also be called a palace due to its value and interior architecture. A tour of Prahova Valley can't miss a place like this. Everything about this amazing building is breathtaking. You can compare it with any castle from France on Loire Valley. This palace was the residence of King Carol the 1st. He needed a place for summer time to spend his holiday vacations with his family. It was built just for accommodation purposes made mostly of wood. The King was an admirer of wood sculpting and he dedicated many parts of his castle to this art. If you choose to make a tour inside the castle you can see many wonderful artworks. Being located in Prahova Valley, offers the castle so many advantages: fresh air, amazing view of the nature and mountains, peace and many others. Book a Prahova Valley Tour now and get to know all these feelings. Dracula's Castle - the correct name is Bran Castle. This is the world wide known castle of Dracula, an amazing place, located in Bran resort. It started to be so famous thanks to the novelist Bram Stoker. He is the author of the novel "Dracula". Wanting to write a science fiction book he had to get some ideas from the real world so he found an interesting story in Romania. He heard about a leader, Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler). Why was he such an interesting story for Bram Stoker? That's easy: Tepes traveled in Prahova Valley any many others area. He was a cruel leader: he would take all the villains and punish them by murder in a twisted way; he had spikes inserted in a pit and he would push the villains in them. The story has it that he gathered around all the poor people who wouldn't have a job and kill them all for being so weak and after that gathered all the rich people that couldn't explain their fortune and kill them all also. Many believe that the name "Dracula" comes from the father of Vlad Tepes. He was a part of an army called "The Dragon Army". From the term "Dragon" people started to call Vlad Tepes - Vlad Dracul (Dracul = Evil). In his novel, Bram Stoker never mentioned the name of Bran Castle but he described it so well that everybody could imagine that this was the castle that he was writing about. If you want to hear and find out more just contact us and we will book a Prahova Valley Tour just for you. Black Church - this is one of the biggest churches in Europe. This is the place that had central heating for the first time in Romania. It holds the biggest pipe-organ in Europe with over 10.000 tubes. In its history it was named St. Mary but then it caught on fire and the named changed to the Black Church due to the dark color of the walls from the fire and the smoke. It is located in Brasov, a town full of history and wonderful architecture. The fastest way to get there is by driving through the Prahova Valley. With a short tour of this church you can see all the mysteries of this place. http://rent-jeep.ro/Prahova_valley_tour.html
Guided by:Albatross Travel
Guimarães is usually known as the cradle of Portugal. Nowadays, Guimarães as the unique ability of combining the past with the present in perfect harmony and it holds numerous events every year. It was in 2012 the European Capital of Culture, being now in 2013 the European Capital of Sports. The tour begins in the Medieval Castle of Guimarães, where the Battle for the creation of the Nation was actually fought between mother and son. Behind the Castle you will visit a small church where it’s believed that the first King of Portugal was baptized. Afterwards, the visit proceeds to the City Center, which is considered by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The streets and monuments of Guimarães are so well preserved and vivid that they allow the visitor to easily experience a scene from the past.
Guided by:Living Tours
A tour about the symbolic power of Guimarães along the centuries. Considered to be the "cradle of Portugal", where according to tradition our first king was born, Guimarães was listed as UNESCO's World Heritage for its amazingly preserved historical center. During 2012, and part of 2013, Guimarães was also European Capital of Culture.
Guided by:Raul Pereira
We pick you up at your Hotel, B&B or Guesthouse. Theres no silly early starts or having to travel to meet a coach. So you wont miss the breakfast you have paid for already. Youll be travelling in a small group with a Blue Badge Guide. Tour includes a packed Picnic Lunch to maximise your day. Its possible to visit Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery as well as the Giants Causeway. In a People Carrier that can take the true coastal route of the Torr Head Road. Children under 8 cannot take the Distillery Tour (Their Rules). Many people do not dare cross the Indiana Jones style rope bridge.
Guided by:Justin Macartney
The tour starts in Bucharest at 8 am, at your hotel. The tour ends at 8 - 9 pm at your hotel, it takes 12 - 13 hours. What you will visit: - The famous Peles Castle in Sinaia - The Sinaia Monastery - The famous Bran Castle(Dracula`s castle) - The famous Gothic Black Church in Brasov - The Council Square in Brasov Peles Castle Short information At 44 km far from Brasov, situated in Sinaia, The 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 castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms. The representative style used is German Renaissance, but one can easily discover elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style. * This tour not operates Monday and Tuesday!
Guided by:Istvan Kaitar
Minho is known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Portugal while being at the same time one of the richest regions in history, making this tour a delightful experience. This region is also very rich in agriculture and nature allowing you to take some amazing pictures. Visit to Guimarães — birth of Portugal and of the first Portuguese King, this tour begins in the Medieval Castle of Guimarães, where the Battle for the creation of the Nation was actually fought. Afterwards, the tour proceeds to the City Centre, which is considered by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The streets and monuments of Guimarães are so well preserved and vivid that they allow the visitor to easily experience a scene from the past. In the Afternoon you will travel to Braga founded under the name of «Bracara Augusta» during the Roman Empire, which makes it one the oldest Christian cities in the World. Here you will start by having lunch in a typical restaurant — you may select from a course of fish or meat, entries, beverage, dessert and coffee included. After lunch you will visit the Cathedral and the Historical Centre but also two of the most important Sanctuaries in the North of Portugal, «Sameiro» and «Bom Jesus», standing in the nearby Mountains and offering great artistic and scenic views.
Guided by:Living Tours
You have a full day for sightseeing in Budapest and you're ready for learning while being entertained? This is your tour! This full day tour with lunch break will give you the chance to be charmed by the pearl of the Danube. You'll see the most important historical sights on both sides of the river. Not just facts and figures but behind the scenes stories as well, to make sure you'll feel like a local at the end of the tour.
Discover the beauty of the majestic castles and chateaux in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Take a ride with the visit of seven castles and chateaux and get to know their history. In a luxurious mini-bus with a maximum of seven passengers enjoy a day (about 9 hours) the beautiful landscapes of Luxembourg. Visit with your guide the historic town of Vianden. Free admission to the castles, free drinks and snacks on board the bus. Free souvenir photo.
Guided by:André and Tatiana
Visit Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's favourite country home - the largest & oldest castle in England has seen many monarchs living here and has many stories to tell from almost 1,000 years of its history. See St George's chapel, the spiritual home of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Easy to reach from London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports and Central London.
Guided by:Dawn Blee England
Select the castles you would like to visit from amongst King Henry's favourites. Hever Castle - home of Anne Boleyn, Knole - the calendar house, Penshurst Place - a favourite for hunting, Hampton Court - a palace fit for an archbishop, or a king? So many to chose from, take your pick and I will devise the best tour to suit you.
Guided by:Dawn Blee England