Peles Castle and Ialomicioara Cave Monastery

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Peles Castle was declared a museum in 1953. The building is the most visited museum in Romania that annually more than 300,000 tourists come to admire this special place in the Carpathians Mountains.

Peles Castle has a total of 170 rooms and 30 bathrooms, but only 35% of the castle can be visited. The rooms that a visitor should not miss if he gets to the Peles Castle are: the hall of honor, the reception hall, the hall of mirrors, the great hall of arms, the concert hall, the imperial apartment, the Moor room, the Turkish room or the theater. In addition, rare books with the covers engraved with golden letters in the royal library impress travelers, especially for the secret door that is located behind a shelf.

What's Included

Entrance Ialomicioara Cave

Entrance Peles Castle

Private transportation

Tour Guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

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

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Peles Castle
In the heart of Romania, tourists can admire a goal that seems detached from the tales. It is the Peles Castle, which attracts tourists from around the world, charmed by its beauty. Peles Castle is located in the mountain resort of Sinaia and it was the summer residence of King Carol I.

Two years ago, foreign journalists have included the Peles Castle, alongside the Corvin Castle of Hunedoara, in the list of the most spectacular buildings of Europe. Peles Castle is one of the most important sights of the Prahova Valley, located in a spectacular place, where tourists can breathe fresh mountain air.

The construction of the building began in 1875. The idea belonged to King Charles I, who, during his first visit to Sinaia was fascinated by these wonderful places and decides to build a castle here. But the choice of the placement of the Peles Castle on Prahova Valley was not at all accidental. That's because in the past, in Predeal was the border between Romania and Austria-Hungary.

Thanks to the nearby power plant, Peles became the first electrified castle of Europe.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave
One of the most popular caves in Romania is undoubtedly Ialomicioara in Bucegi Mountains. It is located on the right side of Ialomitei Gorges, in Moroeni locality, Dambovita county, at 1,530 altitude.

Ialomita name comes from Dacian word “jalomit” which means “to cry”. The cave is actually known as an ancient place of Dacians where they used to celebrate the personality’s death in order to become an individual immortal being.

The cave is open for visiting on an area of 400 meters up to the area where the stalactites are positioned as if they seem to form an altar. The access is on wooden stair by electrified corridors, the cave displaying many halls and galleries.Right at the cave’s entrance lies Ialomita Monastery built in the 16th century by ruler Mihnea cel Rau (Mihnea the Bad). The monastery has burnt several times during the history.

The first level of the cave has several names, the most known being the The Ermit Grotto or Zamolxis Grotto (Zamolxis was the supreme god of Dacians). Here you can find one of the most special attractions. Somewhere in the hard rock, there is a tank-shaped runner full of water. The oddest thing is that once the water is removed, it starts “raining” from the ceiling and it stops when the tank is full of water again.

However, among the most exquisite places in the cave there are also St. Mary Grotto and the Bear Hall. You can enter St. Mary Grotto by climbing a threshold of big wet rocklets. The name of the grotto comes from the resemblance of a stalagmite with the statue of Virgin Mary.The largest cavity of the cave is represented by the Bear Hall. When the first people discovered it, they found bones and even full skeletons of Ursus Spelacus Blum, or the cave bear, with many of them being tracked down above-ground, which leads to the assumption that the cave was among the last hideaways of the cave bears 10,000 years ago.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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