BUCHAREST TO Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace half-day tour by eddie

Ready to explore Bucharest surroundings? Snagov Monastery and the legend of  Vlad the Impaler, Mogosoaia Palace and its founder -   Constantin Brancoveanu - The Prince of Gold.  History, nature, stories, an enjoyable trip by Eddie

Snagov Monastery is located north of Bucharest, in the middle of an idyllic landscape. The first documents attesting the existence of a monastic settlement here dates back to the time of Mircea the Elder, grandfather of Vlad the Impaler. However Prince Vlad is the one who is credited as the founder of this monastery and he built here the first wall church.

Mogosoaia Palace was built in the early 18 century by a very important ruler of Wallachia, Constantin Brancoveanu, as a summer residence.

If you want to leave the bustle of the city and get immersed in the tranquility and charm of Bucharest surroundings, this half-day tour is a great choice.

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Why with us

  • More time for you - my tours are designed to give the traveler a fair amount of time to really enjoy the attractions included
  • Personal experience - this tour is designed and performed by Eddie, your professional local tour guide
  • Flexibility is the key word - in case of a private tour, one could spend more time on what interests you most and less for the rest
  • Unicity - we could (if possible and desired) add one tour component and  remove the other - even ongoing -  for a full customized experience 
  • Small Group Tour - usually my groups are up to 7 people but if your group is larger we'll still have fun

Pricing for Bucharest to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace Half-Day Tour by Eddie

  • Private groups of 1-2 people (price per group)

    90 euro

  • Private groups of 3 or more people (price per person)

    40 euro

Highlights - Bucharest to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace Half-Day Tour by Eddie

  • Snagov Monastery - with its beautiful Byzantine church. It is rumored that Vlad the Impaler has been buried here
  • Mogosoaia Palace - one of the most beautiful ones near Bucharest, having an amazing natural setup and a rich and troubled history.

Mogosoaia Gardens

Mogosoaia Gardens
Mogosoaia Palace has its beautiful Italian style gardens, decorated with roses, irises and lilies

Snagov Lake

Snagov Lake
Snagov Monastery is placed on an island, being surrounded by the lake and inside Snagov Natural Reserve

Tour Details

  • Tour type


  • Tour availability

    All year round. Please check for availability via email or WhatsApp/Mobile phone

  • Language

    This tour is held in English. However, I can help a bit the Italian tourists with my basic level of Italian language (parlo un po' di italiano)

  • Starting time

    Flexible. I do recommend 9 or 10 am in order to avoid Bucharest peak level traffic

  • Tour duration

    4 hours. This may vary depending on road and traffic conditions, queues at the visited sites or any unexpected reason

  • Tour lenght

    Approx. 120 km round trip

  • Pick-up and Dropp-off

    At you hotel or place in Bucharest

  • Payment

    At the moment we accept cash payment only. You are going to pay the tour price listed on this page (we do not apply any other additional charges) in the day of your tour, before the end of the tour

  • What's included

    Pick-up and drop-off (at your hotel or place in Bucharest) | Tour guidance - by Eddie, certified national tour guide | Transportation by AC car - for 1-3 persons (my 2021 Dacia Logan or similar - in the case of groups of 3 people, in order to have maximum comfort, one person could sit in front and the other two in the back seats)/ 8-seater van for 4-7 persons/ bus for more than 7 persons (including driver, fuel, road tax, parking fees, etc.) - is offered as a FREE of charge service | Stops to our tour attractions: Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. (all the entrance fees are not included)

  • Not included

    Any entrance fees: Snagov Monastery – 20 lei/adult or 4 euro | Mogosoaia Palace – 10 lei/adult or 2 euro | Photo fees | Food and drinks | Souvenirs | Personal expenses, etc

Transportation - 1 to 3 persons using my 2021 Dacia Logan Comfort; for more than 3 persons we use minibus / bus


Itinerary -  Bucharest to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace Half-Day Tour by Eddie

We leave Bucharest in the morning and head north, driving on the E60 expressway. 

First stop is Snagov Monastery, where we are going to visit the church and admire the natural setup.

Next stop will be Mogosoaia Palace and here we will get fascinated by the interiors and the stories about this beautiful former princely summer residence.

Our tour ends in Bucharest after this relaxing and interesting experience.

For private tours - by request - we could skip (ongoing) some of the tour components in order to have more time for others. Also, based on a prior request, we could have a different tour configuration, if possible.

Good things to know before you book 

  • This tour has components that are not suitable for individuals with walking disabilities. Please contact us and we will try to offer the best option to you.
  • Due to the traffic conditions,  we cannot guarantee the return hour.
  • During weekend time, peak season and official holidays, usually the traffic level is higher and our tour could last more hours than specified
  • We reserve the right to refuse or unilaterally cancel any tour/service/product you want to book or you booked with us, for any reason. We will notify you via your email address/phone number regarding this issue at least 24 hours before your tour date or as soon as possible. In this case you may ask us to try to change the desired tour date or to change the tour, if possible. If you did pay any amount of money for the refused/cancelled service, and you are not interested in changing your tour date or your tour, you will be refunded. We are not liable for any losses or expenses caused by the issues above.
  • Eddex Travel cannot be held responsible/liable if during our tour we find any site closed without a prior notice or we can't arrive in time to visit the attractions of the tour and also we cannot be made responsible/liable for any reason from the moment you arrive
  • Transportation – by AC car - for 1-3 persons (my 2021 Dacia Logan or similar)/ 8-seater van for 4-8 persons/ bus for more than 8 persons (including driver, fuel, road tax, parking fees, etc.) is FREE of charge, you are going to pay for the tour guidance only.
  • Please Note: Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not cover any travel risks by a travel insurance or in any other way. Given the fact that travelling involves always some risks, we strongly recommend you to have a valid travel insurance to cover any potential risks, such as and not limited to: any unpleasant event, accident or even death, taking place during this tour. Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not be held responsible/liable for any consequences, regardless of whose fault generated the consequences

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