Day trip to Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery

- private tour -

One day trip from Bucharest to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, probably the most beautiful castle in Romania, Pelisor Castle and Sinaia Monastery Museum.

  • Type - privat / only for your group
  • Duration - 8 hours
  • Availability - daily (Tuesday - Sunday); except Monday when Peles Castle is closed
  • Start times - betwin 07:00 - 09:30 AM
  • Pick-up - hotel/address pick-up
  • Professional guide available on request English / Italian / Spanish
  • Tourist attractions Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle, Sinaia Monastery
  • Itinerary Bucharest - Sinaia – Bucharest

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Sedan

1 - 3 passengers
175
00
per vehicle
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MiniVan

1 - 8 passengers
250
00
per vehicle
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MiniBus

1 - 19 passengers
530
00
per vehicle
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INCLUSIONS

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • small group experience
  • Privat tour
  • Water

EXCLUSIONS

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Lunch and beverages

OPTIONAL

  • Professional guide available on request

ENTRANCE FEES

Tickets can be purchased at the entrance.

Private tour - Advantages

  • Recommended for families with children - we offer free child seat and stops along the way whenever you want.
  • Select the pick-up time between 7:00 and 09:00 AM.
  • Set the order and the visit duration for each tourist destination, the time you want to have lunch.
  • You will be picked-up from your hotel or private address in Bucharest.
  • 24 hours free cancelation for sedan and minivan tours.
  • The perfect gift for foreign guests visiting Romania.

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Bucharest to Sinaia transfer                 2 hours

Peles & Pelisor Castle tour                   1.5 hours

Lunch                                                      1.5 hours

Sinaia Monastery tour                          1 hour

Sinaia to Bucharest transfer                2 hours

Other breaks                                         30 minutes

Duration:                                                   8 hours

Schedule benchmarks are approximate, depend on traffic and the time for visiting landmarks

Take a one day trip from Bucharest to visit the former summer residance of the Romanian Royal Family – The Peles Castle.

You will leave Bucharest early in the morning to travel to Sinaia. It is a 2 hours trip, taking you to the beautiful Prahova Valey, one of the gates to Transylvania.

Once in Sinaia you will visit:

The Peles Castle

One of the most spectacular castles in Europe, it dazzles tourists with its impressive architecture, amazing details of décor elements and a truly spectacular natural setting. Peles Castle was built to become the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania and had cultural, administrative and symbolic purpose. It was built between 1873 and 1914 on a 1000 hectares domain, situated on Sinaia Estate or, as it was called then, Piatra Arsa Estate. The grandiose architecture is the work of Karel Liman and Johannes Schultz.

Available tours for Peles Castle:

  • 1 hour tour – Ground level
  • 1,5 hours tour – Ground level and first floor

For both tours professional guide is included

Video and photo – extra charge will be paid at the museum.

The Pelisor Castle

It was opened to the visitors in February 1993 and is an important component of the cultural heritage of the Romanian people. This building is part of the vast architectural ensemble created by King Charles I and was built between 1899 – 1902 as a gift from King Charles I of Prince.

Next you will have 1.5 – 2 hours for souvenir shopping and lunch. We can recommend you some very good local restaurants.

The Sinaia Monastery Museum

It is located in the Sinaia Monastery, brings together over 500 volumes of old books, paintings and icons, old furniture, and various church art objects. It is the first religious art museum in Romania. Tour of the monastery will take 1 hour.

The trip back to your accommodation in Bucharest will take 2-2.5 hours.

If you have any questions or need more details regarding our Peles Castle day tour please contact us by phone at +40 314 327 289  / +40 727 707 007.

This is a private tour, the vehicle is available only for your group. It is recommended for families with children – we offer free child seat and you can stop along the way whenever you want. In case you travel with a child please provide us your child seat requirements. In accordance with the legal provisions in force, the child seat is mandatory. There is no age limit for this experience.

You can select the pick-up time between 7:00 and 10:00 AM. 

This tour is design to be a reasonable option for your Transylvania Castles visit. The entire tour will take between 7 and 8 hours depending on traffic conditions, especially on Fridays and Sundays when traffic values increases. This tour do not include Bran Castle. We provide tours that include both Peles and Bran Castle but the duration is 11-12 hours/tour

You can have this experience with or without a professional guide. For a full experience we recommend to have your personal guide. If you don’t need a professional guide you will have a professional English/Italian speaking driver that is happy to share some Romanian lifestyle, culture and history and help you choose a very good restaurant for your lunch.

Peles Castle and Pelisor Castle tickets include live guided tours.

Peles Castle

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Being one of the most spectacular castles in Europe, Peles Castle dazzles tourists with its impressive architecture, amazing details of décor elements and a truly spectacular natural setting.

Peles Castle was built to become the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania and had cultural, administrative and symbolic purpose. It was built between 1873 and 1914 on a 1000 hectares domain, situated on Sinaia Estate or, as it was called then, Piatra Arsa Estate. The grandiose architecture is the work of Karel Liman and Johannes Schultz

Open daily during the summer season 15 May – 16 September, between 9.00 and 16.15, except Mondays when Peles castle is closed. 

During the winter season Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday and last visit starts at 16:15. A standard tour of the castle lasts 45 minutes.

For more information visit the official website www.peles.ro

 

Pelisor Castle

Pelisor Castle in Sinaia

Pelişor Castle was built between 1899 and 1902, at the request of King Carol I, to offer a residence to the hereditary princes. Considered the “Dream House” of Queen Mary, Pelişor Castle combines German and Romanian elements. Above all it illustrates the Queen belief in the beauty, revealing her bold, mysterious and romantic personality.

Besides, Pelisor keeps the glorious memory of the “Queen of all the Romanians”, being the place where the Queen Mary has passed into eternity.

Inauguration took place on May 24, 1903. The inaugural Act was painted by Queen Mary on parchment: “We, Carol I, King of Romania, built this house adjacent to the towering Peles castle for our loving grandchildren. to the church to bring the good of the sky, we, Ferdinand, the principle of Romania with Mary, I received the principy in this new building, with a gracious heart and full of love. I am with new children, Carol, Elizabeth and Mary, in the year of salvation 1903, and the reign of King Charles 37 on May 24. I gave him his name, Pelişor. “

As a result, Pelisor Castle became an integral part of an architectural ensemble built by King Carol I on the Peles Valley. First Peles Castle – summer residence of the royal family – and then House of Knights, Economat, Royal Guard House, Architects’ House and Garden House.

After the Revolution, specialists of Peleş Museum Complex started the reconstruction and extention of inventory. Therefore, in February 1993 Pelişor was inaugurated as a museum and opened to the public.

Sinaia Monastery and Museum

Manastirea Sinaia

Christian-Orthodox Monastery of Monks, subordinated to the Archbishopric of Bucharest, the Romanian Orthodox Church. It is served by 20 people, monks and ladies.

 In the 15th-16th centuries there are two small woodcutters in the area, Saint Anne and St. Nicholas. Between 1690-1695, the recliner Mihail Cantacuzino builds the old part of the monastery, with the small church, one of the first built in the Brâncoveanu style. He called it the “Sinaia Monastery” in memory of his pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Mount Sinai.

Between 1842-1846 the new part of the monastery was built, with the large church, which was restored between 1897-1903. The first electrified church in Romania. In 1895 the museum of the monastery, the first of its kind in Romania, was inaugurated. Here are icons of Pârvu Mutu – the greatest Romanian church painter, venerated as a saint under the name of the Holy Pafnja the Painter, icons from Aleppo-Syria, Moscow, holy crosses from Bethlehem, Ioannina and Constantinople. The 1688 Bible is the first fully printed in Romanian, and the musical prints are the first of its kind in Romanian.

For more information visit the official website www.manastireasinaia.ro

 

Prahova Valley

     Imagine cu muntii Bucegi viziteaza Valea Prahovei - excursie de o zi

Is the most popular touristic area near Bucharest, with constant visitors in summer as well as winter, due to the resorts and ski slopes in Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga and Predeal.

Bucegi Mountains, part of the Carpathian chain, stretches from Prahova Valley to Bran Corridor and overlooks the entire region.

The highest point in Bucegi is Omu Peak, but the main natural attractions are the Sphinx and Babele rock formations.

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