Mogoşoaia Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

Your first stop on this tour, the Snagov Monastery, is located on an island in the Northern part of Snagov Lake. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Dracula) who also made the first documentary attestation of this church in 1408. During its history, the monastery was rebuilt by Vlad the Impaler and some other rulers of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations - especially for foreign tourists coming to Bucharest - as they can see the place where the cruel voivod, known as Dracula, is supposedly buried. Next, you will travel to Mogosoaia and admire the beautiful scenery of the forest and the countryside on the way. After about 45 minutes of driving from Snagov Monastery, you will reach Mogosoaia Palace, a monumental building with a unique architecture called Brancovenesc style, which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The Palace was built by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702 for his elder son. After more than 200 years, renovations began in 1912 by Martha Bibescu and it became a meeting place for the members of high-level society. At the end of the Second World War, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. Now, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art, and is an important tourist attraction. After the visit to Mogosoaia Palace, you will head back to Bucharest to be dropped off at your hotel.

Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

Bucharest: City Tour with Mogosoaia and Snagov Monastery

Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasts. Admire impressive 17th-century churches, well-preserved traditional houses, and imposing French style palaces alongside communist era buildings and glass office towers. Get picked up at your accommodation in central Bucharest, then head to the Parliament Palace. There, take a tour inside the second-largest building in the world and the seat of the Romanian Parliament in the post-communist years. Next, move on to the Village Museum (Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"), an open-air museum situated on the shore of the scenic Herastrau Lake. Explore a micro-universe of the traditional Romanian village with houses representing all regions of Romania. From there, head to Bucharest Old Town for a walking tour, the former quarter where the merchants and craftsmen lived and worked that is now the entertainment center of Bucharest. Wander along the quaint, narrow cobblestone streets filled with restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Then, it's time for some panoramic sightseeing. Pass by Victory Avenue, one of the oldest streets in Bucharest that features majestic palaces, art museums, former residences of the aristocracy, and old churches. Then, see Revolution Square, the place where Nicolae Ceausescu held his last speech and where the protests that ultimately led to the fall of communism took place in December 1989. After, move on to discover Mogosoaia Palace, the former residence of Wallachian princes in the 18th century that combines Byzantine-Ottoman elements with Baroque and western Renaissance architectural styles. Finally, visit Snagov Monastery, the final resting place of another Wallachian prince, Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. Admire this monument of medieval art before returning to your accommodation.

Private Half Day Trip to Snagov Monastery & Mogosoaia

Private Half Day Trip to Snagov Monastery & Mogosoaia

Make your escape for a half day from the busy streets of Bucharest. Unknown even to some people born and raised here there are some hidden gems just a few miles outside city limits. Leaving Bucharest you travel to the Palace of Mogosoaia. A retreat made for the rulers of the Romanians, in a pure Romanian style called Brancovenesc. It is a quiet and majestic place where you will feel like going back in time.  Next you take a short drive to the Snagov Monastery which is believed to be the resting place of the body of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula. The monastery itself is on an island in the middle of the Snagov Lake offering great views over the surrounding area.

Bucharest & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

Bucharest & Surroundings: Half Day Tour

Start your day in the morning and discover together with your professional guide the wonders of Bucharest, also called The Little Paris of the East. This panoramic city tour includes stops and history lessons at three very important sites: Revolution Square, Constitution Square and equally impressive Military Academy. Discover the history of the Romanians from the time of the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Vlad the Impaler and walk your way through Monarchy and the dark Communist times of recent history. Drive by sites like: Romanian Arch of Triumph, House of Free Press, Kiseleff Avenue with beautiful French style villas, Embassy Row, Romanian Peasant's Museum, Victory Square, Officer's Club, Cismigiu Garden, Medical School, Opera Square, Fountains Avenue and Military Academy. Next you see the open air Village Museum which will provide you with a unique experience and will give you a glimpse in the life of the Romanian peasants from more than 100 years ago. This museum is particularly impressive because all the houses were taken from their original locations and rebuilt here in Bucharest almost one century ago. In the afternoon you leave crowded Bucharest behind and visit Mogosoaia Palace. Imagine that one of the wealthiest families in Romania managed to spend almost all their fortune in order to restore this wonderful place. Take a trip back in time to a more elendant era and find all the secrets of this place together with your guide. From here you are driving north from the city in order to see a place surrounded in myth and history. The Snagov Monastery is the supposed burial place of a famous Romanian ruler: Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. The monastery is on a small island in the middle of a beautiful lake.

Bucharest: 3-Day Best of Transylvania Tour

Bucharest: 3-Day Best of Transylvania Tour

Your epic journey through the heart of Transylvania will begin as you are picked up by your professional English-speaking guide from your hotel, early on day 1. From here you will visit the best attractions situated north of Bucharest, including Mogosoaia Palace, the Snagov Monastery (considered by some to be Dracula's final resting place), Salina Prahova (an impressive salt mine), the Sinaia Monastery (a late 17th century Orthodox establishment), and Peles Palace (the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family). At the conclusion of this action-packed day, you will spend the first night in the beautiful town of Brasov. Your second day is reserved for a visit to the "LiBEARty" bear sanctuary in Zarnesti, the famous Bran "Dracula" Castle, the Rasnov Peasant Fortress and the Prejmer fortifications. Your second day will then conclude with an overnight in the Medieval city of Sighisoara. On your final day, you will endeavor to explore the Biertan Fortified Church, Sibiu City and the Cozia Monastery, before returning back to Bucharest in the evening.

Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest and it’s Surroundings

Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest and it’s Surroundings

Intro: This 6-hour private tour is the best way to see Bucharest and it’s surroundings with visits to such sites as Village Museum, Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. You will start by having a panoramic city tour with stops in the Revolution Square, and in to the front of Parliament .Next, head to the place where religion comes to life, The Patriarchal Palace & Church. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Village Museum and complete your Bucharest city tour with a walk through the Old City and find out more about Vlad the Impaler Itinerary : Start your day in the morning and discover together with our professional guide, the wonders of Bucharest, also called The Little Paris of the East. This panoramic city tour included stops and history lessons at three very important sites: Revolution Square and Constitution Square Discover the history of the Romanians from the time of the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Vlad the Impaler and walk your way through Monarchy and the dark communist times of recent history. Drive by sites like: Romanian Arch of Triumph, House of Free Press, Kiseleff Avenue with beautiful French style villas, Embassy Row, Romanian Peasant’s Museum, Victory Square, Officer’s Club and Fountains Avenue Next, you will see the open air Village Museum which will provide you with a unique experience and will give you a glimpse in the life of the Romanian peasants from more than 100 years ago. This museum is particularly impressive because all the houses were taken from their original locations and rebuilt here in Bucharest almost one century ago. In the afternoon, you will leave crowded Bucharest behind and visit Mogosoaia Palace. Imagine that one of the wealthiest families in Romania managed to spend almost all their fortune in order to restore this wonderful place. Take a trip back in time to a more elegant era and find all the secrets of this place together with your guide. From here you will head north from the city to see a place surrounded in myth and history. The Snagov Monastery is the supposed burial place of a famous Romanian ruler: Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula. The monastery is on a small island in the middle of a beautiful lake.

Top Attractions in Bucharest

Things to Do in Mogoşoaia Palace

Cities in Romania

Other Sightseeing Options in Mogoşoaia Palace

Want to discover all there is to do in Mogoşoaia Palace? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Mogoşoaia Palace

Overall rating

4.7
(105 reviews)

Wonderful! The guide was an encyclopedia! He could talk about Romanian history without any pause! We loved our day. I highly recommend this tour! But our guide Marius, made our day even nicer! Highly recommend!

Excellent Tour by Dan. He has a a lot of knowledge and gave us a lot of time to enjoy every station of the tour. We would haver never been able to explore all these points by ourselves

the tour has been amazing and our guide Narcis has been fantastic. So knowledgeable and pleasant, fun to chat either and easy to ask questions and converse with. brilliant!!!!

Fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Sights were awesome

Excellent day, very well organized. We felt wonderful and we will come back.