Free tour

Sinaia - From the Bandits' Nest to the Cradle of the Romanian Dynasty - Walking Tour

Duration: 3h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Adriana
Quality Verified Registered on February 28, 2020

I like to travel the world to discover the most interesting, but more. I like to talk about my country, with many legends and stories about my people. As a travel guide, I have an experience of more than 5 years: in Romania, Malta and Turkey.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Once upon a time the endless forests of the Prahova Fence were reputed to be „The Nest of Bandits”. Over time it came to have the nickname of „The Cradle of the Romanian Dynasty”. Today it is a place that is worth being seen by the monkeys once in a lifetime.

Until the end of the 17th century, few dared to travel to this place, until a prince took refuge here and thus began the history of the Sinaia Monastery. Almost two centuries later, the one who would be the first king of Romania, Carol I, attracted by the wild beauty of the area, traveled here and decided to build a summer residence here, Peles Castle. In a short time the place became the favorite place of the Romanian upper class, and thus the area began to fill with luxurious vacation homes, hotels, casinos, restaurants and shops. At the end of the 19th century Sinaia became „The summer capital of Romania”.

The tour can optionally include a guided tour inside the castles, but the entrance fees are to be paid separately upon entering and the visit can last between one and two hours.

Peleș Castle was the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania, the founder of the dynasty. The castle was built in the Gothic-Renaissance style and at its time was the most modern and beautiful in Europe and the world. It had elevators, central heating, plumbing, and electric skylights. Today Peles is a museum and has a very large collection of arsenals and many objects from "La Belle Epoque" and that belonged to the family. That is to say, it has everything that a "castle from a fairy tale" should "have".

Pelisor Castle is the second most important building of the Sinaia Royal Domain and was the residence of the second couple of the Romanian Dynasty, King Ferdinand and Queen Maria, the founders of Greater Romania. This one is a bit smaller but no less interesting.

The tour is organized by a certified tour guide and is organized in small groups (maximum 10 people).
Your participation will be possible and guaranteed only with a prior reservation.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sinaia, Sinaia 106100, Romania
    Sinaia, Sinaia 106100, Romania
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    I wait for you with a Romanian flag in my hands, in front of the Sinaia train station. Getting to Sinaia is easy by train, as it is on the main line between Bucharest and Braşov.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Gara Regală Sinaia
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cazinoul din Sinaia
  • 3
    Outside visit
    central park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Manastirea Sinaia
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Castelul Peles
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Castelul Pelisor

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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constanza 07 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Un tour muy bueno y la gurú fenomenal. Sabe mucha historia y lo hace muy ameno
Goretti 19 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Mi marido y yo hemos hecho la visita guiada a Sinaia con Adriana y nos ha encantado. Hemos estado unas 2 h 45 min visitando lo más representativo de Sinaia y aprendiendo un montón de la historia de Rumanía para entender la importancia y evolución de los edificios. Además las vistas subiendo al monasterio y al castillo de Peles hacen entender el por qué del nombre de la "perla de los Cárpatos". Hoy estábamos justos de tiempo y no hemos podido ver el castillo de Peles por dentro pero volveremos. Recomendamos la visita sin ninguna duda!
Maria 06 Jul 2023
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Travelled in family - Jul 2023
Impresionante Adriana cómo guía!!! Controla muchísimo de historia y habla genial español! Nos ha ayudado a entender el presente de Rumanía desde su pasado. Es fabuloso ir con ella, para quien llega por primera vez. Es encantadora y muy inteligente!!!
SERGIO 11 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Adriana es encantadora, sabe muchísimo sobre su país, y tiene un Español más que aceptable. Se nota que le gusta su trabajo, recomiendo su tours.
Almudena 16 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Gran profesional y gran persona Vino a Sinaia a hacer el tour solo para nosotros (3) cumpliendo con su compromiso Nos dedico toda la mañana y nos demostró tener grandes conocimientos sobre la historia de Rumania Un placer y una suerte poder haber estado con ella
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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