Peles Castle Cultural Tour
In the morning we head to Sinaia to visit the royal summer residence. Peles Castle was built at the end of 1800s at the foothills of Bucegi Mountains and remained one of the favorite summer residences of the Romanian Royal Family until their forced abdication in 1947. Amazingly preserved, the Castle offers a glimpse into the sparkling life of the Romanian Royal Family.
Our next stop: The Cantacuzino Castle
Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni was built by one of the richest Romanians of the time, Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, a descendant of Byzantine emperors. It was close to competing with the castles of fairy tales. It was the summer residence of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, nicknamed “Nababul” because of his impressive fortune.
The castle, built in neo-Romanesque style, is surrounded by a park whose paths lead visitors to grottoes, waterfalls and fountains.
Today, the castle is open to visitors and hosts a number of cultural events, including exhibitions of works of art by some of the world’s greatest artists and classical music concerts with performances by renowned artists. All of this is done with the intention of promoting the history and culture of the location and Romania through memorable experiences.
Third stop, the Urlatoarea Waterfall
After visiting the Cantacuzino Castle, we follow the path for an easy hike to Urlatoarea Waterfall in Bucegi Mountains. With it’s pretty high fall, the waterfall deserves its name, Urlatoarea (meaning “the Screaming One”) and can be heard through the trees way before the eyes can see it.
Urlatoarea Waterfall: easy 3 to 4 km trail, 100 -200 m elevation height, total 1 to 2 hours hike on wide paths with no exposure or dangerous cliffs. This trip is suitable to families or any other groups of people that can walk slowly on various terrain for up to 2 hours.
The price includes:
Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
Guaranteed to skip the lines
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Food and drinks
Entry/ Admission – Peles Castle
Bring with you light hiking shoes, clothes that suits the outside weather and rain coat.
Peles Castle Cultural Tour – Schedule:
Pick up time is at 8:30 A.M. from your accommodation in Brasov. One hour later, we will arrive to Sinaia by car. We will allocate 2-3 hours’ time for visiting the Castle and the surroundings. Shortly after we move to a nearby cozy little mountain city call Busteni, where we will visit the Cantacuzino Castle, considered to be a local pearl. After that, we take a pleasant walk to the Urlatoarea Waterfall and back. If requested we can stop for lunch in a local restaurant (the meal is not included in the price of the trip). We return back to Brasov around 5 P.M.
One person – 620 lei
Two – 750 lei per group
Three – 951 lei per group
Four – 1052 lei per group
Five – 1250 lei per group
Six – 1452 lei per group
Seven – 1603 lei per group
Eight – 1704 lei per group