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Bucharest surroundings: Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace / Therme, private tour (3-6 h)

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• This tour has 3 types of program.


Program

Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. 4 hours
Bucharest - Snagov Monastery - Mogosoaia Palace - Bucharest 100 km

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Program: visit Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace (the domain)

Starting time: 9:00 AM.
Duration: approx. 4 hours.
Meeting point: at your accommodation place (city center) / another place (upon request).

We leave Bucharest through the north side of the city arriving soon at Snagov. Here, in the middle of a forest there’s a lake that protects an island and its Orthodox church. It is here where the official tomb of Vlad the Impaler “Dracula” is located. After the visit, we continue to Mogosoaia Palace, an elegant and iconic residence of “Brancovenesc” style, named after Prince Constantin Brancoveanu. Visit the museum and/or stroll around the beautiful domain of the palace, located on a lake shore. You may also visit the palace’s church where you can find the tomb of prince George Valentin Bibescu, a prominent figure of the Romanian and international aviation who gave this palace as a present to his wife Martha Bibescu, Romanian-French writer and remarkable personality of the past century. Return in the afternoon to Bucharest. End of Santiago Tour’s services. Thank you!


Optional: Only Snagov Monastery. 2.5 hours
Bucharest - Snagov Monastery - Bucharest 85 km

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Program: visit Snagov Monastery

Starting time: 9:00.
Duration: approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.
Meeting point: at your accommodation place (city center) / another place (upon request).

We leave Bucharest through the north side of the city arriving soon at Snagov. Here, in the middle of a forest there’s a lake that protects an island and its Orthodox church. It is here where the official tomb of Vlad the Impaler “Dracula” is located. He is the famous prince of Wallachia (southern Romania) who inspired, 4 centuries after his time, the character of the Count-Vampire Dracula, so famous nowadays. The story goes that Vlad Tepes ("the Impaler") was killed near the Monastery and, while his head was sent to Istanbul, preserved in a jar of honey, the body was buried by the monks in the church's pronave. In the archaeological excavation of 1930 no human remains were found, but this event further fueled the Dracula-Vampire myth. After the visit, we return to the city.


Optional: Snagov Monastery and Therme (Bucharest hot springs). 6 hours
Bucharest - Snagov Monastery - Therme - Bucharest 90 km

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Program: visit Snagov Monastery and time to spend at Therme, a wellness center north of Bucharest

Starting time: 9:00 AM.
Duration: approx. 6 hours.
Meeting point: at your accommodation place (city center) / another place (upon request).

After Snagov, we continue the program to Therme. Time to enjoy this modern, extensive and much appreciated wellness center. Therme Bucharest has an indoor temperature of 29-30 degrees and a water temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, every month of the year. The underground thermal water supplies 10 swimming pools, 6 saunas, 4 wet saunas and 16 water slides. It is considered the largest botanical garden in Romania, with 800,000 plants, including 1500 palm trees and numerous orchids and unique species. A beautiful place surrounded by nature, to relax and enjoy the facilities. There is also the possibility of having lunch in one of its restaurants (not included). Available time: approx 3 hours, recommended area: The Palm / Elysium (entrance not included). Return later to Bucharest. End of Santiago Tour’s services. Thank you!



More about Mogosoaia Palace

 

Mogosoaia Palace is an elegant residence, iconic for Brancovenesc style named after Prince Constantin Brancoveanu. It is a hybrid style: Byzantine in essence but with many elements of the Italian neo-Renaissance. This architectural style was born in a flourishing cultural period, a time of peace and prosperity, when Constantin Brancoveanu managed to keep his throne for 25 years. It was when the Academy of Bucharest was inaugurated, Horezu Monastery (UNESCO heritage) was founded and a western-inspired medieval court was organized in Mogosoaia. Although he was called „altın bey” meaning "the golden prince" in Turkish, for the impressive amounts of wealth sent to Istanbul to confirm his reign, in 1714, accused of not recognizing Ottoman sovereignty, he was arrested, taken to the Turkish capital and beheaded along with his 4 children after refusing to convert to Islam. Recently they were sanctified by the Romanian Orthodox Church. The residence regained its splendor after a restoration that ended in 1927, when the property belonged to Princess Martha Bibescu, received as a gift from her husband, George Valentin Bibescu, an important Romanian aviation personality and president of the World Air Sports Federation

 

 

€39
from €39 / person

Your consultant

Your consultant | Cristian Calcisca

Cristian Calcisca

Founder and manager of Santiago Tour since 2010. Tour guide in Romania from 2004, specialised in English speaking tourism as well as Spanish. Studies in UAB Barcelona.

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