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Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

1. Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

Enjoy an epic day trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. Re-opened to the public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays beautifully restored manors, cellars, and old monasteries. Along the way, you’ll visit two wine museums, stop for lunch in a traditional manor and enjoy wine tasting sessions at two prestigious wineries, surrounded by the endless vineyards of Dealu Mare – Romania’s most famous wine region. Short history: Romania is a country with a long-standing tradition in winemaking, and the world’s 13th wine producer, despite losing half of its arable lands and suffering a loss of prestige several decades ago, when communists favored mass production over quality. Nowadays, the country has gone through a process of mass restoration, aiming to reclaim its rightful place among the top 10 wine producers. Itinerary description: 1st stop: Bellu Manor Wine Museum Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive a bit over 1 hour to Dealu Mare, Romania's most famous wine region. As soon as you enter the Old Wine Road, you'll stop for a guided tour at the beautifully restored Bellu Manor – a marvel of old Romanian architecture. Built by Baron Alexandru Bellu in the 19th century, the manor is not just a great art collection, but also an important wine museum. With a great passion for wine and even owning a sparkling wine factory, the baron stored precious tools in the manor’s great cellar. It's the oldest wine press in Walachia with enormous barrels and extremely old wine-making tools going back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. 2nd stop: Lacerta Winery After learning about the long history of winemaking in Romania, it’s time for some actual wine tasting at Lacerta Winery. Same as Bordeaux and Toscana, Lacerta’s vine estate stretches along the 45th parallel and thus has the ideal climate for producing wines with a rich, complex and silken taste. Lacerta is one of the most modern wineries in Romania, with production techniques based on gravitational principles meant to limit the usage of pumps. You’ll be able to taste 6 types of high-quality Romanian wines alongside small plates of cheese and dry sausages in a fairytale location, surrounded by the endless vineyards covering the hills of Dealu Mare, at one of the most beautiful wineries in the country. 3rd stop: Casa Colinelor - 1000 Chipuri Winery The third and final stop of the day is at Casa Colinelor (Hill House) where the 1000 Chipuri (1000 Faces) Winery is located. Here you will first serve lunch and then tour the property. During the wine tasting, you will admire the beautiful vineyards surrounding the house, and visit the winery and also the cellars. There will be 6 glasses of wine, served alongside typical wine snacks. All the wines come from 1000 Chipuri, one of the most highly praised boutique wineries from the Dealu Mare wine region.

Lacerta Crama Wine Tasting

2. Lacerta Crama Wine Tasting

Visit Lacerta Crama, a complete tour with a guide in the wine cellar and vineyard, including a wine tasting. During the visit you will find details from the sommeliers related to wine culture, the consumption, the temperature, the association with food, etc. Take lunch at Colina's House Restaurant or the Urlateanu Mansion, two equally special locations. Next, visit Bellu Mansion Museum. The museum houses a mixed heritage of plastic and decorative art, ethnography (ceramics, fabrics, tools, Romanian carpets), rare books in luxury editions, paintings, old style furniture of various eras, icons, weapons, etc., and visit the "Wine cellar 1777", a reproduction of an old wine cellar dating back to 1777. Return to Bucharest at around 19:00.

Wine Tasting Tour of Bucharest Old Town

3. Wine Tasting Tour of Bucharest Old Town

From the meeting point to the wine bar you will have time to admire the streets of Old Town and listen to interesting details about famous old buildings from the guide. The tour starts with a walk through Old Town where you will admire the historical buildings and you will receive detailed information from our guide. After you have crossed the Old Town on foot, you'll stop at the wine bar, where you will taste three types of wine and be served from a mixed platter of cheese. Your guide will talk extensively about local gastronomy, the best wines of Romania and any other gastronomic details you are interested in.

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

4. 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 Bucharest: Village Pub Crawl

5. From Bucharest: Village Pub Crawl

Experience a true rural pub crawl in the best village pubs surrounding the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Visit 4 pubs in 4 villages and get to know the Romanian countryside lifestyle only a short hop from the capital. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off so you can drink not drive. After pickup from your centrally located hotel in Bucharest, drive for approximately 30 minutes to the first countryside pub. Spend around 30 minutes and taste 2 different drinks in each pub. Take advantage of the opportunity to sample the typical Romanian shot țuică and some local snacks, too. In the pubs, interact with the rural Romanian locals and make new friends with other participants on the tour. Let yourself go and enjoy the most original Romanian pub crawl experience. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in Bucharest.

Bucharest: Wine Tasting Tour at First Wine Bar

6. Bucharest: Wine Tasting Tour at First Wine Bar

Knowledge of a region’s food and wine is intrinsic to understanding its culture. Take a ride to Bucharest’s first wine bar, in a century old manor. The traditional architecture, elegant interior, the wine bottles displayed like books on the shelves and the local sommelier create a perfect setting for wine tasting. Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a true connoisseur, you’ll enjoy yourself as you discover the distinctive “terroir” of famous Romanian vineyards like Dealu Mare, where the wine is nicknamed “liquid gold”. You’ll be able to taste different types of local wines, traditional cheese & dry sausages. You will also learn about the winemaking process and discover the secrets behind the perfect taste from an experienced sommelier.

Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting

7. Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting

After pick-up, have your first stop at the Village Museum, an open-air reconstruction of the traditional Romanian village. “The architecture of a country is, perhaps, the most accurate expression of its history” (M. Cantacuzino). For many Romanians, entering the National Village Museum is like going back to the childhood days spent in the countryside. For everyone else, this is the perfect place to discover the authentic Romanian village, with folklore elements and buildings originating from all historical provinces. Admire steep-roofed peasant homes, thatched barns, log cabins, watermills, churches, oil presses, road crucifixes, and many more. Then continue to your second stop, a wine tasting. Enjoy traditional Romanian wines, cheese, and dry sausages. Romania is the world’s 13th largest wine producer with over 2000 years of viticulture tradition. It is believed that knowledge of a region’s food and wine is intrinsic to understanding its culture. Thus, the next stop is at Bucharest’s first wine bar, in a century-old manor.  The traditional architecture, elegant interior, the wine bottles displayed like books on shelves, and the local sommelier create a perfect setting for wine tasting. Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a true connoisseur, you’ll enjoy yourself as you discover the distinctive “terroir” of famous Romanian vineyards like Dealu Mare, where the wine is nicknamed “liquid gold”. Sample local wines, traditional cheese, and dry sausages.

Bucharest: Wine Tasting, Bellu Mansion, and Thracian Tombs

8. Bucharest: Wine Tasting, Bellu Mansion, and Thracian Tombs

See why Romanian culture is intertwined with a love of wine on this guided day trip to Dealu Mare, one of the largest wine regions in Romania. Along with a tasting of delicious local wine, learn more about the region with a private guide taking you through the Bellu Mansion and Thracian tombs.  Following your pickup in the morning, travel to the first destination, an aristocratic mansion embodying historic Romania: the Bellu manor in Urlati. Located in a stunningly picturesque area and surrounded by a park with old trees, the Bellu manor was built in the middle of the 19th century, in the old Romanian style. It was the home of Baron Alexandru Bellu, a descendant of a wealthy Macedonian family who settled in Urlați. After a tour of the mansion interior and pavilion, take a walk to see the vineyards stretching out across the hills.  The trip then continues to the Lacerta winery in Dealu Mare for the wine tasting. But first, take a walk through the serene vineyards and see where the grapes originate. It’s sure to help you appreciate the wine even more: the tasting includes 3-5 varieties of wines, and a specialist will describe each of their differences. Learn about the history of the wines local wines and the production process. The last stop will be on the top of the vineyard hills. Admire the breathtaking view before exploring the ancient stone church, built of the famous Naeni stone extracted from the nearby quarry, and the Thracian necropolis, with tombs dating back 2600 years. After the full day, you’ll be dropped off at your Bucharest accommodation.

Bucharest: Slanic Salt Mines and Wine Tasting Tour

9. Bucharest: Slanic Salt Mines and Wine Tasting Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest on a full-day sightseeing tour of the salt mines of Slanic Prahova, stopping at a local winery to enjoy a traditional 3 course lunch. You will be picked up from your hotel (or private address) in Bucharest for the 1.5-hour drive north to the small town of Slanic Prahova in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Here, explore the largest salt mine in Europe, now closed for mining but open to visitors. Enter the chambers to experience the unique microclimate, where natural air-conditioning keeps temperatures and atmospheric pressure constant throughout the year. Discover some of the mines 14 chambers and trapezoidal profiles, and marvel at the expanse of the salt walls. Next, enjoy a wine tasting and 3-course meal at a local winery. Savor the flavors of authentic Romanian appetizers, house desserts, and mains such as sarmalute (stuffed vine leaves) and polenta. The menu varies depending on restaurant availability.

Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting

10. Bucharest City Tour and Wine Tasting

You will meet your tour guide early evening in the lobby of your hotel. As part of a small group, you’ll explore the city, followed by wine tasting and Romanian cheese platters to sample. As the saying goes; save water, drink wine! During your city tour in Bucharest, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of its most fascinating sites. Over the course of 1.5-hours, you’ll discover the history and marvel at the beauty of this incredible city. Feast your eyes on the magnificent architecture and monuments of Victoriei Avenue, and the Romanian Government building at Victoriei Square. Be wowed by the impressive Palace of Parliament – the world’s second-largest administrative building after The Pentagon. Step back in time with Revolution Square, where the Romanians fought against Communism. See Union Square (Piata Unirii), University Square, Romana Square (Piata Romana), Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), and The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf). Your group will have 45 to 60-minutes at a modern wine bar; an intimate place in the heart of Bucharest. There, you’ll be introduced to the friendly Sommelier who will present you with a carefully selected menu of 3 types of wine and local cheeses. Learn the secrets of the city, indulge in the unique flavors of local cuisine, and revel in the warm Romanian hospitality.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Completely satisfied!

It was a very interesting and nice tour with our guide Vlad. He showed us the most important corners of Bucharest and was able to give us a lot of information about the country and its people. The wine tasting was also well organized and completely met our expectations. For the wine tasting there was also a delicious cheese platter. I highly recommend the tour!

It is not recommended to go on a tour without eating. The local beers are very good. The pubs are very typical of the country. We had beer, vodka and grappa. A bit of traffic jam (Friday) out of Bucharest until we were in the aglomeration.

Stefan the guide was absolutely great! He picked us on time from the hotel and took us to places we normally even go inside.... Mostly recommended!

Our guide Boogie was absolutely fantastic. He was super friendly, excellent English and very knowledgeable. Would do again!!

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