|Price per person||1 person||2 persons||3 persons|
|€ 240||€ 155||€ 110|
Wonders of Carpathian Mountains
Experience a day 4×4 wonderful adventure in the Carpathian Mountains, visit unique sites like the Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia, The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada, Sinaia Monastery and Ialomicioara Moanstery, natural lakes in Bucegi Mountains – Bolboci and Scropoasa and the famous Ialomicioara Cave.
Schedule: 08:00: departure from the hotel on the route Bucharest – Ploiesti – Posada – Sinaia – Bolboci – Ialomicioarei Cave
09:30-10:30 : Visist The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada
11:00-12:00 : Visist Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia
12:30-13:00 : Visit Sinaia Monastery
13:00 : Departer to Bolboci Lake and Scropoasa Lake (stopping for taking pictures and optional a short stopping to Bolboci Cottage for a coffe/tea)
14:30-15:15 : Lunch at Pestera Hotel
15:30-17:00 : Visit Ialomicioarei Cave and Monastery
17:30 : Departer to Bucharest
20:00 : Arrival to Bucharest Carpathian Museum
* For groups of more than 3 persons you have to make 2 bookings. In one car there is comfortable space for maximum 3 persons.
Included Services: fuel and transportation certified natonal guide, entrance fees to The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada, Peles Royal Castle, Sinaia Monastery and Ialomicioara Cave and Monastery.
Please note that Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and The Woodcraft Museum is closed on Mondays..
Meals are not included ! Lunch reservations upon request at Pestera Hotel
Highlights of Peles Royal Castle
Peles Castle was commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed ten years later; it was meant as the summer residence of the Royal Family. Until 1914, the Royal Family used it only during the summer periods, later on, the castle hosted different official events and military ceremonies.
Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German Neo-Renaissance architecture, considered by many, one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Its over 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European Art, such as Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls.
The furniture in the Music Room is carved out of teak, a rare and precious wood, which was a gift from Maharajah of Kapurtala in India. The walls and ceiling of the Turkish Parlor were covered in handmade silk embroideries. Austrian artists Gustav Klimt and Frantz Matsch designed the ceiling paintings and decorative frescoes in the Theatre Hall. In the castle’s armories over 4,000 European and Oriental pieces dating from the XV to the XIXth century are displayed.
Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electric current, electricity being produced by the castle’s own generator. Another premiere occurred in 1906, when the castle’s Theater Hall hosted the first movie projection in Romania.
King Ferdinand, the successor of King Carol I, commissioned the smaller Art-Nouveau replica Pelisor Castle nearby. Pelisor’s 70 rooms display a unique collection of turn-of-the-century Viennese furniture and Tiffany and Lalique glassware.
Since 2007, the castles returned to the Royal Family, namely to King Mihai I provided they are under the patronage of the Romanian Government and function as museums.
The Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada
Posada Woodcraft Carpathian Museum is situated on the left bank of the Prahova River, in the Posada side of Comarnic , next to DN 1 and approximately 4 km from Sinaia.
Posada Castle was build on the order of Lord Gheorghe Bibescu in the years before the 1848 revolution. It was conceived as a river stone mansion, in the manner of Romanian traditional mountain constructions. Fifty years later, George Valentin Bibescu, the nephew of lord Gheorghe Bibescu extended the old mansion into a castle.
The First World War left marks on the Posada Castle. On the night of 24 of September 1915, the main building was burned down by German troops, in order to destroy the British Legal Archive, stored here by Lord Thomson.
In December 1916, the Hungarian troops devastated the other buildings of the Castle and destroyed Bibescu’s painting collection.
After The First World War, the Posada Castle was renovated and furnished as a princely residence until after The Second World War.
In 1996, Posada Castle was given in use Woodcraft Carpathian Museum, taking the name of
“Woodcraft Carpathian Museum Posada” as part of another great Romanian historical museum: National Museum Peles. This position was inaugurated on November 20, 1996.