Legend of the Golden Prince

Interested in discovering sights less known by tourists in Bucharest's surroundings? Eager to learn about Wallachian legends of Princes and noble families? Book this 1-day tour from Bucharest and unveil their mysteries!

Itinerary

Start the tour at your own convenient hour. A private car will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Make yourself comfortable while your professional English-speaker guide will offer you interesting information about the city.

Potlogi Palace and Prince Constantin Brancoveanu

The first stop will be at Potlogi, where Prince Constantin Brancoveanu built a palace for his elderly son, who was next to the throne of the country. The Prince was one of the richest in Europe and his impressive wealth attracted the Sultan's envy.  He ordered the Prince to be captured and decapitated in Istanbul, together with all his 4 sons.  After this tragic event, the Ottomans bombed the thick walls of the palace for days in order to reach the secret treasury room. They were hoping to get to Brancoveanu's gold. The palace has recently been restored and its interiors take you back to medieval times. They will speak to you about the opulent life the Prince's family used to live here.

After visiting the palace and its beautiful gardens, we will drive to Pitesti, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. You choose the food and we will offer the wine! Your wine-enthusiastic guide can recommend you the perfect Romanian wine, and best pair with the food you choose.

Golesti Noble Family and their countryside estate

In the second part of the day, we will visit Golesti Museum. It is less known by tourists but has an impressive history. The property belonged to one of the most influential noble families in Wallachia, the Golescu Family. 3 of the 5 children of the family later became Prime Ministers and played an important role in the 1848 Revolution.

After a captivating day in Bucharest's surroundings, you will head back to your hotel.

Unique features

  • The fairytale-like Potlogi Palace
  • Medieval interiors of Potlogi Palace, in unique Brancovenesc architectural style
  • Rural manor of Golescu Family, at Golesti
  • An impressive exhibition of traditional Romanian houses

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Transportation by premium-class vehicle/SUV or minivan
  • Certified English-speaker guide
  • Pick-up and return at your hotel in Bucharest

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (approx. 10 euro)
  • Photo/video taxes
  • Other personal expenses

Booking conditions

  • The tour is not available on Mondays
  • Price:
    • 1 person - 320 euro
    • 2 persons - 175 euro/person
    • 3 persons - 135 euro/person
    • 4-5 persons - 130 euro/person
    • 6-7 persons - 110 euro/person
  • Children below 10 years old receive 50% discount
  • Payment in cash or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard) at the beginning of the tour

Enjoy a 10% discount for prepaid bookings, make more than 30 days in advance!


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