Lake Monasteries, Palaces and Dracula's Tomb: Snagov, Țigănești, Mogosoaia

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Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

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The countryside surrounding Bucharest is among the most picturesque in Romania, but visiting its main sights on your own can be a hassle. With this private guided tour, see highlights like medieval monasteries, palaces, and Dracula’s tomb in one day without the stress of driving.

- Stop at Dracula’s Tomb to see the final resting place of Vlad the Impaler.

- Admire the Byzantine and neo-Romanian architecture of Mogosoaia Lake Palace.

- Visit the historic lake monasteries of Țigănești and Snagov.

- Take in the scenic landscape and villages as you travel through the lake country, learning about the local history and culture from your driver.

- Take in the top sights near Bucharest in a single day with a private driver.

There is enough time for photos stops, lunch/coffee breaks or just sit & rest when you need. As being a private tour, we guarantee flexibility and personalized service.

What's Included

English speaking guide/driver for the entire tour

Fuel, Car insurance, Road taxes

High-speed Wi-Fi on board the vehicle

Pick up - drop off from your hotel

Private air-conditioned comfortable vehicle

What's Not Included

Entrance fees / Tickets


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 6
  • YOUTH: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • All our guides are vaccinated (2 dozes) and regularly tested for Covid.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Tiganesti Monastery
One of the most important monuments of orthodox architecture, this monastery was built in 1840. A peaceful place surrounded by a forest, an entire village only for the nuns. The interior of the church was nicely renovated, gardens are well kept by the nuns. Here you can also find a fragment of the Holy Cross.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Snagov Monastery
Built around the 1408 in Byzantine architecture with Romanian impressions, this monastery sits on a small island in the north part of lake Snagov. During his reign time, Vlad Tepes added more improvements to the monastery including a fortified stonewall and the narrow bridge to the main land that is used by visitors in present day. One of the important scholars of the time, Antim Ivireanul published here the first Romanian books using the Latin alphabet letters. Some historians state that after his assassination in the treacherous act of his boyars in the battle at Codrii Vlasiei (Forests of Vlasia) nearby Snagov, the body of Vlad Tepes Dracula was brought to the monastery and secretly buried in the orthodox tradition. Nowadays, visitors of the Snagov monastery can see the tomb funeral stone laying in front of the altar that is said to be the daytime resting place of Dracula.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mogosoaia Palace
Built by Constantin Brancoveanu around 1702, this palace displays an unique architecture style that noawadays is worldly recognized as the Brancovenesc style. It sits on the banks of the lake Mogosoaia and is surrounded by beautiful garden and forests. Visitors of this palace will hear the story of the family of Constantin Brancoveanu, an important figure on the Romanian history and culture, that was entirely killed by the Ottomans for not giving up their Christian Orthodox faith.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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