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  • Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace: Half-Day Tour

    1. Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace: Half-Day Tour

    Enjoy a wonderful half-day tour from Bucharest and visit 2 of Romania's most fascinating sights. Begin the tour directly at your hotel, where will you be picked up by your guide and driver. Enjoy a short drive to the first stop on the tour, the stunning Mogosoaia Palace. Built between at the end of the 17th century in what is known as the Romanian Renaissance style or, alternately, the Brâncovenesc style, the palace comprises a unique combination of Venetian and Ottoman architectural and decorative elements. Explore the beautiful palace and its surroundings, including the Gheorghe Bibescu Chapel, St. George’s Church, and the Mogosoaia greenhouses. Continue the tour with a short drive to the spectacular Snagov Monastery an important medieval monument located on an island on the Northern part of Lake Snagov. Discover the stunning interior of the monastery and find the alleged final resti...

    Excellent tour! Amazing guide and driver. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a short trip outside of Bucharest.

  • Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

    2. Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

    Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasts. Admire impressive 17th-century churches, well-preserved traditional houses, and imposing French style palaces alongside communist era buildings and glass office towers.

    Get picked up at your accommodation in central Bucharest, then head to the Parliament Palace. There, take a tour inside the second-largest building in the world and the seat of the Romanian Parliament in the post-communist years.

    Next, move on to the Village Museum (Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"), an open-air museum situated on the shore of the scenic Herastrau Lake. Explore a micro-universe of the traditional Romanian village with houses representing all regions of Romania.

    From there, head to Bucharest Old Town for a walking tour, the former quarter where the merchants and craftsmen lived and worked that ...

  • Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

    3. Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

    You'll begin with a stop to Constitution Square to see the outside of the Parliament Building, a majestic monument which is second only to the Pentagon in terms of political-building size. You'll then take a walking tour of the historic center of Bucharest, a completely pedestrian area with the remains of the princely fortress of Vlad the Impaler. From there you will encounter the 16th-century palatine church and the Stavropoleos Church, an architectural jewel of the 18th century. On the southeastern side of the plateau you will find the former Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (1904), a monumental portico building with a characteristic dome which sheltered the National Assembly before later becoming home to the country’s Parliament. Following that you will visit the Village Museum, founded by a Romanian sociologist and built in 1936 with the collaboration of construction experts, anthr...

  • Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour

    4. Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour

    Your first stop on this tour, the Snagov Monastery, 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 documentary attestation of this church in 1408. During its history, the monastery was rebuilt by Vlad the Impaler and some other rulers of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations - especially for foreign tourists coming to Bucharest - as they can see the place where the cruel voievod, known as Dracula, is  supposedly buried. The Caldarusani Monastery is located also on the shore of a lake surrounded by a beautiful forest. It was built in the XVIIth century by Matei Basarab and it represents one of the largest and oldest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia historical region. The church shelters an impressive collection of religious artif...

    If you're doing this tour before other monastery visits, you'll probably be really happy with it. If you've already visited several of the larger ones than it may feel underwhelming.

  • Bucharest Surroundings Small-Group Tour

    5. Bucharest Surroundings Small-Group Tour

    At 08:00, you will start your journey towards the exciting surroundings of Bucharest city. Start your journey with the fascinating Mogoșoaia Palace, placed outside the city in a beautiful location. The palace is the best example of Brâncoveanu architecture, a style widely spread around the Wallachia region. The palace was built by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702. After the execution of Constantin Brancoveanu in Constantinople in 1714, the palace continues to be owned by the family with renovations starting in 1912. In the present, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and is an important tourist attraction. Then, move on towards one of the most famous sights in Romania and the place where Dracula is supposed to be buried - Sangov Monastery. The monastery is located on an island in the northern part of Snagov Lake. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandf...

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What people are saying about Snagov Monastery

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4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Very interesting excursion with excellent guide, Roxana, and vehicle d

Interesting excursion into countryside outside Bucharest. Beautiful monastery on island in lake. Terrific palace visit in unique architectural style. Both guide, Roxana and driver ALEX were excellent with very good English

This tour has been amazing! Our guide Rodica was super prepared and give us so many extra information. Definitely will have more tours with them if we come over again. Very very pleased.

Excellent tour! Amazing guide and driver. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a short trip outside of Bucharest.

It was a very good tour lasting 4 hours. Everything was arranged very well. Our guide was extremely informative!

Spent a lovely time, very interesting and educational