Half-day tour of the surroundings of Bucharest
Activities

Half-day tour of the surroundings of Bucharest

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily except on Mondays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Travel in a small group tour for a personal and intimate experience
  • Have fun with a friendly and experienced tour guide
  • Visit Mogosoaia Palace, an over 300 year old palace located in a charming and very large park
  • Experience Snagov Monastery, where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula, is believed to have his grave
  • Breathe the ancient air at Caldarusani Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia
What to expect

During this half – day tour you will discover the beautiful surroundings of Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov and Caldarusani monasteries.

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 made also the first documentary 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 here one of the first printing house of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destination especially for the foreign tourists coming to Bucharest as here, they can see the place where is 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 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 the high level society. At the end of WWII, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. In the 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 at your hotel.

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What's included
  • Transport by car/minibus
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Photo tax at visited sites
Reduced price
  • Children (aged 7-11) reduced
Where
Meeting point:

Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel

What to remember
  • Mogosoaia Palace is closed on Mondays and you will see the palace from the outside
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel (or any address in the city)
  • Tour is in english, other languages available on request for an additional fee
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When
  • Every day except Monday at 9.00am
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Provider
Travelmaker
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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