Full-Day Bucharest Tour with Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery
- Explore Romania's expansive capital in the comfort of a private vehicle
- See Bucharest landmarks like Parliament Palace, Victory Avenue, and Old Town
- Learn about the country's tumultuous history and the fall of its Communist regime from a guide
Itinerary 8 hours
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Palace of Parliament, Bucharest
Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasts with impressive 17th century old churches, well preserved traditional houses and imposing French style palaces alongside communist era buildings and glass office towers. This full day tour of Bucharest and its surroundings includes the following sights: • Parliament Palace (Inside Visit) - the second largest building in the world, put up at the request of Nicolae Ceausescu during the 1980s and opened in the post communist years as the seat of the Romanian Parliament.
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Bucharest
Our next stop will be at the Village Museum (Inside Visit) - an open-air museum, situated on the shore of the scenic Herastrau Lake and stretched over a surface of 38 acres, it represents a micro-universe of the traditional Romanian village with houses taken from all regions of Romania
Old Town, Bucharest
Old Town ( Walking Tour) - the former quarter where the merchants and craftsmen lived and worked in French inspired houses is now the entertainment center of Bucharest, filled with many restaurants, cosy cafes and pubs lined up along the quaint narrow cobblestone streets.
Victoriei Street, Bucharest
Victory Avenue ( Panoramic sightseeing) - one of the oldest streets in Bucharest dating back to the 17th century, it features majestic palaces, art museums, former residences of the aristocracy and old churches.
Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Bucharest
Revolution Square ( Panoramic sightseeing) the place where Nicolae Ceausescu held his last speech and where the protests that ultimately led to the fall of communism took place in December 1989.
Mogosoaia Palace, Mogosoaia, Ilfov County, Southern Romania
Mogosoaia Palace is the former residence of Wallachian princes in the 18th century, built in the Romanian Renaissance style, an architectural style which combines in a striking manner Byzantine-Ottoman elements with Baroque and Western Renaissance
Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern Romania
Snagov Monastery (Inside Visit) is said to be the final resting place of another Wallachian prince, Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. Located on an island, the 15th century Christian-Orthodox monastery with its original paintings and tower is a monument of medieval art.
- Professional English Speaking Guide
- Small-Group tour ( maximum of 6 people per tour)
- Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pick-up and drop-off
- Walking tour of the Old Town
- Panoramic city tour with stops in the main squares
- Food and drinks
- Photo tax
- Entrance fees( 10 euros per person)
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
- Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
- Entry/Admission - Mogosoaia Palace
- Entry/Admission - Snagov Monastery
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Our guide, Marius, picked us up on time and took us to the Village Museum. This is a fascinating selection of old buildings from all over Romania re-sited within the city. He was able to tell us much about them before taking us to Snagov monastery. This is a lovely little site on a small island where King Vlad Dracula was allegedly buried, but this was never proved. We finished our day in Bucharest Old Town. A lovely mixture of old buildings and cobbled streets. Marius recommended lunch in the Caru’cu Bera – translated as ‘at the beer wagon’ – good lunch and good beer in a lovely old building! We have no hesitation in recommending him to any future tourists. Thank you and well done, Marius.
We had a knowledgeable guide Marius with us, so we got to know a little bit of history of Duke Dracula. Unfortunately, the priest was not in Snagov Monastery so we could see the tomb inside. Mogosoaia was wonderful. It has a lovely garden that we did not want to miss. As for the Parliament, it is huge but we came to see the few beautifully decorated rooms. I just wondered why it was built in such magnitude! Our one-day tour was well organised so we had a very interesting day!