Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

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What To Expect

Go on a panoramic tour of Bucharest and see some of the city's famous sites. Then, visit the Mogosoaia Palace, known for its distinct architectural style. Finally, head to Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial place of Vlad the Impaler.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Bucharest
Departs From:
Bucharest
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
6 hours
Availability:
daily except Monday at upon request
Product Code:
8256
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Description

This tour consists of a short panoramic tour of Bucharest followed by a trip outside of Bucharest to Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery located in the north of the town.

After about one hour of driving to the north of Bucharest we will reach Mogosoaia Palace, a building known for its Brancovenesc architecture. This is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style mixed with Venetian and Ottoman elements. The Palace was built by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702. After the execution of Constantin Brancoveanu in Constantinople in 1714, the palace remained in the family but went through a decline during the Ottoman rule. It was renovated from 1912 by Martha Bibescu, becoming a meeting place for the members in the high level society. During the Second World War, the palace was also a meeting place for the Allied diplomats. In the end of the Second World War, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. At present, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and is an important tourist attraction.

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

It was one of the strongest fortified church and maybe the richest in Wallachia a long time in the Medieval Period Snagov Monastery was also an important cultural center, where one of the first printing houses of Wallachia ran Snagov Monastery is a popular tourist destination especially for the foreign tourists coming to Bucharest.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up

  • English speaking driver/guide

Excludes

  • Entrance fees

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tours in other languages are available on request and at an additional cost.

  • This tour does not operate during official holidays.

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge if seated on an adult's lap.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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