BUCHAREST SURROUNDINGS TOUR
This Bucharest Surroundings Tour includes visits at Legendary Count Dracula's Tomb (Snagov Monastery) and Brancoveanu Palace (Mogosoaia village).
Around 4 hours from Bucharest.
See below the itinerary for Bucharest Surroundings Tour
“Piata Universitatii” / University Square (the 0 km of the city), THE PLACE where all the major events happened in the last 20 years: December 1989 The Revolution, April 1990 the biggest anticommunism meeting after the revolution ("Mineriad"), January 2007 Romania joining in the European Union
“Piata Romana" / Roman Square ("Lupoaica" statue) ("Lupoaica" statue)
"Piata Victoriei" / Victory Square (Victoria Palace — the Government building)
"Monumentul Eroilor Aerului" / The Romanian Airmen Heroes Memorial - located in the Aviators' Square, was built between 1930 and 1935 by the architect and sculptress Lidia Kotzebuie and by losif Fekete
"Arcul de Triumf" / The Arch of Triumph - built in 1921 — 1922, celebrates Romanian victory in the First World War
"Casa Presei Libere" / The Free Press House - hosted the famous communist newspaper "Scanteia"
"Aeroportul international Henri Coanda" / International Airport Henry Coanda (H. Coanda was the builder of world's first jet powered aircraft)
"Snagov Sat", "Lacul Snagov" / Snagov Village and Snagov Lake – we’ll visit The Legendary Count Dracula's Tomb and Snagov Monastery. Vlad Ţepeş, the historical figure on whom Bram Stoker's book Dracula is based, is said to be buried at the Snagov Monastery. Snagov village was built around the Snagov monastery. Archeologists confirmed human presence of inhabitants since 400 BC. The first written record of it is found in a document from the court of "Mircea cel Bătrân" (Mircea The Elder) and dated 1408. Vlad Tepes is believed to be killed here by the Janissaries during a battle between Wallachia & Ottoman forces.
"Palatul brancovenesc Mogosoaia" / Brancoveanu Palace, Mogosoaia - built between 1698 -1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style, a combination of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The palace bears the name of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogoş, who owned the land it was built on. The Palace was to a large extent rebuilt in the 1920s by Marthe Bibesco. The Palace had been given to Marthe by her husband, George Bibesco, who later also deeded the land to her. She spent all her wealth from the many books she wrote in the Palace reconstruction which became the meeting place for politicians and international high society, a quiet retreat during the growing turmoil of the 1930s.
Price per person for this Bucharest Surroundings Tour
1 person - € 120.00
2 persons - € 70.00
3 persons - € 55.00
4 persons - € 45.00
5 person - € 40.00
6 persons - € 35.00
7 persons - € 30.00
Included services: transportation, driver / tour guide, 2 visits entrance fees.