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Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Peleș Castle

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Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Bucegi Mountains, Peleș Castle is a sight to behold. Enjoy a tour of this 19th-century castle along with an expert guide in the language of your choice!

highlights

  • Explore the picturesque 19th-century castle of Peleș, one of Romania's top tourist attractions.
  • Learn about its history: from a royal summer residence to being taken over by the communists.
  • See ornate rooms: the Music Room houses delicate teak furniture gifted by an Indian Maharajah.
  • Admire the gorgeous frescoes designed by iconic Austrian artists that are part of the Theatre Hall.
  • See the stunning Imperial Room, built in Austrian Baroque style, and dedicated to Franz Joseph I.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and enjoy your English-guided tour.

inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Photography taxes

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24h before the schedule.

your experience

There's a reason (well, many reasons) why Peleș Castle is one of Romania's most popular sites. For one, it lies in the foothills of the spectacular Bucegi Mountains, whose scenery King Carol I fell in love with and decided on the location to build his summer palace. It is also known for its stunning 19th-century architecture - a blend of Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival architecture. Fascinatingly, Peleș Castle became the first castle in the world to be fully powered by locally produced electricity. When the Communist regime took over, the castle served as a resting place for Romanian cultural personalities. It only reopened to the public (as a museum) in 1989, after the revolution.

Follow your local tour guide through the fairytale castle and admire its lavish interiors. See the extensive 4,000-piece weaponry collection from Europe and Asia on display in the Weapons Room. The movie theater has walls and ceilings that were elegantly decorated with frescoes by Austrian artists Gustav Klimt and Franz von Matsch. It is said that the first movie projection in Romania took place in this room. Tour the Music Room, home to lovely pieces of teak furniture that were gifted by the Indian Maharajah of Kapurthala; Queen Elizabeth used this room as a salon. Explore the Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, or French rooms, all of which are ornately furnished and decorated to the smallest detail. The highlight among these rooms is the Imperial Suite, built as a tribute to the Austrian Emperor, Franz Joseph I. With a well-preserved five-hundred-year-old Cordoban tooled leather wall cover, it is a sight for sore eyes!

know before you go

Important Information

  • Photo taxes are not included in the price and can be purchased directly at the door for 35 lei per person (approximately €7.50).
  • Every day, between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM, a break is introduced for disinfecting surfaces and ventilating exhibition spaces.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the museum.
  • Pets are not allowed in the museum.
  • Do not enter the museum with food or drinks.
  • During the visit, please maintain silence and decorum, since this is a cultural institution.
  • To make your visit easier, you can leave clothes, umbrellas, backpacks or other personal items in the museum's wardrobe.
  • A decent outfit is expected when you visit the museum.
  • The Peles National Museum does not manage parking for visitors.
  • The castle is not wheelchair accessible.

Timings

  • Wed to Sun: 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Closed on Mon and Tue

Blackout Dates

  • 24th, 25th, and 31st Dec
  • 1st Jan
  • Easter

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 0-5 go for free. Children aged 6-17, as well as students aged 18-25 with valid student IDs, enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Getting There

The nearest train station is Sinaia. The castle is a short (but uphill) walk from there, but you can also take a taxi.

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