Make sure your Romanian sightseeing itinerary includes Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov Monastery and Caldarusani Monastery!

The surroundings of Bucharest represent a very pleasant destination highly appreciated by the locals and tourists.  Mogosoaia Palace, located in a beautiful and peaceful natural park, impresses its visitors thanks to its unique genuine Romanian architectural style, known as Brancovenesc style.  Find out the tumultuous story of the palace and some of the people who lived here over the centuries.

Also, do not miss Snagov Monastery, which became so famous thanks to the Legend of Dracula as, according to local stories, it is believed that in the monastery, Vlad the Impaler has his grave - and the beautiful Caldarusani Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia.

Please Note:  Entrance fees at visited sites are included in the tour price, but there may be photo taxes charged by the attractions to be payable on the day of the tour.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$54.44
Child Rate
(Ages 7-11):
$31.81

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Tour / Activity Details

5 hours
9:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up and drop off.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Please Note

  • November to Mid December and Early January through February, at least 2 participants are required for this tour to depart.
  • From March to October as well as Mid December 16 to Early January, at least 4 participants are required for this tour to depart and smaller parties will be combined to meet the minimum requirement.
  • If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

 

Included

  • Transport by car or minibus with hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees

 

Not Included

  • Photo taxes at included attractions

 

Itinerary

The first stop will be in Snagov, which is located on an island in the Northern part of Snagov Lake. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Dracula) who also made the first documented attestation of this church in 1408. During its history, the monastery was rebuilt by Vlad the Impaler and some other rulers of Wallachia. It has been one of the strongest fortified churches, an important cultural center, running one of the first printing house of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations especially for foreign tourists coming to Bucharest as here, they can see the place supposed to be the grave of the cruel voievod, known as Dracula.

The next visit will be Caldarusani Monastery which is located also on the shore of a lake surrounded by a beautiful forest. It was built in the 17th century by Matei Basarab and it represents one of the largest and oldest Orthodox Monasteries in the Wallachia historical region. The church shelters an impressive collection of religious objects and books. The icons are very beautiful, six of them being painted by the most important Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu.

Last but not least is Mogosoaia Palace, a monumental building having a unique architecture called Brancovenesc style which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The Palace was built by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702 for his elder son. After more than 200 years, it was renovated starting in 1912 by Martha Bibescu, becoming a meeting place for the members in high level society. At the end of the Second World War, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. At present, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and it is an important tourist attraction.

After the visit of Mogosoaia Palace, the tour ends with drop off at your hotel.

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum age is 7.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up and drop off.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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