Wine tasting at Rhein – Azuga Cellar
In the beginning we will leave Bucharest for a visit at Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle in Sinaia.
The trip ends with a wine tasting at the notorious Cellars of Rhein – Azuga, supplier of the Romanian Royal Court between the world wars. The gift shop offers you a wide variety of wines.
After the wine tasting you will have the opportunity to enjoy a hearty Romanian meal.
The route will be Bucharest (departure at 8 o’clock), Sinaia Monastery, Peles Royal Castle, Rhein – Azuga Cellar, Bucharest.
Included visits: Peles Royal Castle and Sinaia Monastery, Rhein-Azuga Cellar.
Included services: transport, national certified guide, entrance fees to the above mentioned sights, wine tasting and lunch at Rhein-Azuga Cellar.
Please note: Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Photo tax not included !
Highlights on Sinaia Monastery,
Peles Castle and Rhein Azuga Cellar
The Sinaia Monastery. The spatharius Mihail Cantacuzino (a purely honorary dignity in the Byzantine Empire) founded the monastery upon his return from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The first buildings were completed between 1690 and 1695. They were designed to serve as a monastery as well as a fortified stronghold on the route from Brasov to Bucharest. The Old Church was built in 1695. The original interior painting was completed by Pârvu Mutu and was restored for the first time in 1795. The construction of The Great Church began in 1842 using funds allocated by the monastery and was completed in 1846. Created by the architect George Mandrea, the structure is a blend between the Moldavian style and the Brâncovenesc style from Walachia. It is said that the belt of three green enamel lines that encircle the building represent the unity of the Holy Trinity in one God and the unity of the Three Romanian Kingdoms in one country.
The magnificent Peles Castle, with its fairytale turrets and pointed towers rising above acres of green meadows sprinkled with haystacks, was built as a summer residence by Romania’s longest serving monarch, King Carol I, who died and was buried here in 1914, just months after the castle’s completion. The building of the Peles Castle began in 1873 under the direct order of the Viennese architect Wilhem Doderer and was continued in 1876 by his assistant, Johann Schultz de Lemberg. During 1877-1879 because of the war they abandoned work. Peles Castle was inaugurated on October 7, 1883. The location for the Peles Castle was chosen by the prince Carol I de Hohenzollern, who was to become a king and it draws its name from the neighboring brooks which passes through the courtyard.
Built in 1892, the Rhein Azuga Cellar was the former ‘Supplier of Romania’s Royal Court’, and since April 2006 has been designated ‘Supplier of His Majesty King Michael the First’. The cellar is considered the oldest at which sparkling wine is produced using the traditional method.