Nature and culture around Bucharest: Mogosoaia Snagov Monastery and Village Museum

Price: From 35 € / person

Duration: about 6 hours

Why choose this: The three attractions have a major importance in the culture and history of Romania. You can enjoy a very pleasant tour without driving many kilometers away from Bucharest.

The offer includes: Hotel pick-up & drop-off + English Speaking Guide + Entrance fees + Discount for a wine tasting (optional)

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The experience includes:

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Transportation by air conditioned car or van;
  • English Speaking Guide;
  • Tips for a good local food/restaurant.

What is not included:

  • Other expenses: food, drinks;
  • Entrance tickets.

 

Itinerary: Hotel - Mogosoaia Palace - Snagov Monastery - Village Museum - Bucharest 

Meeting with the guide (usually 10:00), then the group visits the Mogosoaia Palace (about 30 minutes from Bucharest), built between 1698-1702 by Costantin Brancoveanu, Prince of Wallachia. The construction style is Romanian Renaissance, a mix of Venetian and Oriental styles. The palace bears the name (Mogosoaia) of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogoș, who owned the land it was built on. Aside from the actual castle, you can visit the basement, a church, an extra building and a really small house turned into an art museum. However, even though all these constructions are really beautiful pieces of art and culture, the best asset of this place are the gardens and the lake.

The tour continues with the visit of Snagov Monastery, the place where Vlad The Impaler, actually known as Dracula, son of Vlad Dracul, is burried. The monastery was strategically erected in the middle of a little island in order to be well defended by the turks. Besides the wall and the bridge made by wood, the settlement still keeps the medieval aspect, as it is „guarded” by only one monk that lives here and takes care of the area. Snagov monastery has the largest overall mural medieval painting preserved  from all the Romanian churches. 

The Village Museum is a retreat from the crowded city where you can admire old wooden houses and traditional household objects. You can relax enjoying a walking tour along the herastrau lake and if you are passioned about photography, here is the perfect place to experience it. 

At the end, the guide will present you the most important attractions from the city center of Bucharest and not only: Romanian Atheneum, Revolution Square, Palace of the Parlament (outside view), Romanian Cathedral, CEC Bank and others. 

End of the tour: Hotel or anywhere in the city.

Visit the surroundings of Bucharest in a 6 hours tour!

 

Tour Price:

  • 45 EUR / person, if the group is formed by 2 to 5 persons;
  • 35 EUR / person, if the group is formed by 6 to 14 persons;  
  • For more than 15 persons, please contact us at contact@socatour.ro for a personalized price.

 

 

Nota Bene:

For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person. 

For groups via Travel Agencies, send us an e-mail for a correct quote or check the catalog by clicking here.

Ask us for the number of people registered for the desired period, to offer you the correct price, based on the number of participants. 

To add services or change the itinerary by changing some tourist objectives located on the route, contact us by e-mail or by phone. 

For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room. 

At the time of booking, you pay a deposit of at least 25%; the balance is paid cash (USD, EUR or LEI) on arrival or by bank transfer before arrival. 

Check the accommodations we work with on the Internet / Google. We only work with good-quality, centrally listed accommodations on Google. 

Click here to open the conditions and details for booking. 

Click here to view the periods with guaranteed departures that have at least 2/4 people in the group. Ask us about the departure situation, maybe it is not updated. 

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The order of visits can be changed according to the choice of the guide or tourists, based on opening or closing times, weather conditions, etc. 

If you want to travel in total autonomy, we send you a quote, including a rented car, a catalog with the objectives to visit and their history, the circuit map, accommodations, non-stop assistance.

 



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