Sinaia Monastery Castle & palace tours

Our most recommended Sinaia Monastery Castle & palace tours

From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

1. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

Peles Castle & Wine Tasting Tour - Full-Day from Bucharest

2. Peles Castle & Wine Tasting Tour - Full-Day from Bucharest

This full-day tour includes a visit to the Sinaia Monastery, the Royal Peles Castle, and wine tasting and traditional 3-course lunch at Azuga Wine Cellars. The winery dates from 1892 and was the official wine supplier of the Romanian Royal Family. Meet your driver in Bucharest and be taken to Sinaia, where you’ll visit the Sinaia Monastery. Founded in 1695, it was named after the famous monastery on Mount Sinai. There is a collection of valuable jewels here that belonged to the Cantacuzino family, and also a Romanian translation of the Bible, dating from 1668, and considered to be the earliest translation. Next on the itinerary is a stop at Peles Castle, also located in Sinaia. This is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful castles. Constructed of wood, stone, brick, and marble, the castle comprises over 160 rooms. It was built in the German Renaissance style, with elements from the German Baroque, Gothic, Italian Renaissance, and French Rococo styles. From Sinaia you’ll head to Azuga for wine tasting and lunch at Azuga Wine Cellars. You’ll enjoy the sparkling wines produced here and a 3-course lunch as well.

From Brasov: Wine Tasting, Peles Castle and Monastery Visit

3. From Brasov: Wine Tasting, Peles Castle and Monastery Visit

After getting picked up from your hotel in Brasov, head to the Rhein Wine Cellars, admiring beautiful scenery of the Carpathian Mountains along the way. Visit the cellars where the sparkling wine is produced and see the industrial machinery used for its bottling. At the end of the visit, enjoy a sample of 3 different types of sparkling wines. Next, head to the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian royal family. Stroll through the castle's 160 rooms and admire its 19th-century architecture, built in the German Renaissance style. You will also get the chance to see woodwork by Bernhard Ludwig. Stop for lunch at a restaurant in Sinaia, before heading to your final stop, the Sinaia Orthodox Monastery, where 8 monks live today. Here, admire the murals of the church walls, painted in 1695, before beginning the journey back to Brasov.

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What people are saying about Sinaia Monastery

Nádherný, velmi zajímavý výlet. Zámek Peles je úžasný! Měli jsme privátní velké auto, pohodlné a průvodce byl velmi příjemný, vše zajímavě vyprávěl. Oběd v starém most v Brasově , domácí rumunské specialty byl vynikající. Výlet doporučuji!

Excellent English. Very friendly. Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. Good driver:) Highly recommend our guide!

Veey good experience. Serban Riga was a great guide. He was very knowledgable about Bucharest, the vineyard area and castle