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DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND ROYAL FAMILY OF ROMANIA
Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family, see Sinaia Monastery, and taste the sparkling wines at Azuga Wine Cellars on this full-day tour from Bucharest. You’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch at the winery as well.
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.
First, we will 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.
Next we are going to visit Pelisor Castle, smaller and more modest version of Peles, but still a must see. Here you can see a more intimate and less formal living quarters of a Royal Family. This little castle is located near Peles castle and also recommended to visit. It’s full of history, beautiful old rooms and a cozy feeling to it. On the outside it looks so beautiful, and it’s a perfect spot for photo.