Let us present to you Bucharest Surroundings, a tour where you will find more about Dracula and Brancovenu Family. We have especially designed Bucharest Tours for those who want to discover Bucharest’s most important tourist attractions, its history and culture.
Bucharest Surroundings Tour starts from your hotel, where the guide will come to pick you up. The first stop is Mogosoaia Palace, which is located 15km outside the city and is built by Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702. This elegant castle, decorated with wonderful stone masonry presents also some Byzantine decorative features and adornments which join stylistic elements characteristic both of the Italian Rennaissance and the Barroque.
Mogosoaia Palace survived wars, plunder, and destruction throughout the last two centuries. Inside the castle, you will find an interesting art exhibition. After the end of the communist regime, Mogosoaia became a popular tourist attraction once again. Next stop is the Stirbei Domain, where you can admire and stroll through the Stirbei Park, the Trinity Chapel and Stirbei Palace. Here, you can enjoy a coffee in a royal ambience.
The trip continues to the Snagov Monastery, which is a very significant medieval monument, located on an island in the northern part of Snagov Lake outside Bucharest. Here, you will visit the alleged burial site of Vlad Tepes the Impaler (Dracula`s Toomb), the Voivod known as Dracula in international literature.
Inside the monastery we find the largest assembly of medieval frescoes from Wallachia, dating from the XVIth century. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Vlad the Impaler) who has also left us the first written reference of this church in 1408. For a long time in the Middle Ages, it was one of the strongest fortified churches and perhaps the richest in Wallachia. Snagov Monastery was also an important cultural center, and the place from which the first printing house in Wallachia was run. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations especially for the foreign tourists coming to Bucharest.
We conclude the day with a visit to the Caldarusani Monastery, which was built between 1638-1639. This monastery is very well known thanks to the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu, who had performed his apprenticeship here. You can admire the monastery museum, which hosts some of the paintings of this great artist, as well as a collection of medieval art, icons and old books.
0 € for children under 3
0 € / child 3-12
Transport by car/minibus fuel, parking fees, included
English speaking guide/driver
Meals (aprox. 10 Euro/person/meal).
Entrance fees: Mogoasoaia Palace 2 Euro, Snagov Monastery 4 Euro.
Video and photo fees.
GENERAL INFORMATION & TERMS:
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
We grant 30% discount for children below the age 7
All tours are escorted by English speaking licensed guides.
For guided tours in other languages a booking should be made 72h before departure. Extra fee for tours in other languages:25 EUR/per/tour.
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