Bucharest luxury private tour

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University Square - Bucharest luxury car tour | Romania…the shepherd who used to ravish the local merchants with his strong wine and flute playing. His name was Bucur (meaning Joy) and never imagined that they will name the capital of Romania – Bucuresti – after him. But this city really is the one where everybody always finds joy !

Interests:
* Heritage, Art, Gourmet, Family, Relaxing, Shopping, Wellness, Cars 
Itinerary:
* Bucharest – Neighbourhoods 
Nearby airports:
* Bucharest (Henri Coanda / Ion Tiriac / Aurel Vlaicu)
Duration:

* At least 3 days
Departures:

* All year round

Dambovita River - Bucharest luxury private tour | RomaniaIncluded:
* Customized itinerary planning and travel arrangements
* Private sedan / minivan with professional English speaking driver (-guide) at disposal
(Helicopter / jet transfer available on request)
* Personal tour manager at disposal (available on request)
* Complimentary rooms and restaurants reservations
Excluded:
* Rooms, meals, entrance fees
Price:
* Varies depending on season, tour length, number of guests, included special activities and other custom preferences

Tailor made this private tour of Bucharest for me


DAY 1 –  PILOTS & VICTORY AVENUES


Baneasa Shopping City

Baneasa Shopping City - Bucharest luxury escorted tour | Romania

You will find here the latest collections of famous brands.
If you are a fan of the styles and collections of French luxury brand, Lancel, then tally on over to their store for a cult shopping experience.

Someone told us you like leather perfection !

Meticulously crafted by a Romanian Leather God.

He makes some incredibly fine leather handsomeness to keep in your back pocket and bags you would caress forever. He also designs photo frames and scrapbooks that will make a knockout gift come December-time. You will love his glorious butter-soft briefcases for all those important documents you can’t fit in your pockets. You will also find gorgeously handcrafted bracelets for Mom… or you, and all sorts of other glistening leather creations. Get them now or spoil yourself with a full week of shopping for international and local brands, traditional souvenirs and gourmet hampers !

Lunch at Joseph

Lobster risotto with truffle and vermouth by Chef Hadad, accompanied by a bottle of French white wine of Henri Bourgeois Sancerre. Mmmm…

Take a stroll on the exquisite Victory Avenue

Exquisite Victory Avenue - Bucharest luxury tour | Romania

Enjoy the architectural treasure chest that Romanian capital is.

You will discover spectacular buildings and fascinating stories from the last 400 years. This cultural expedition has stops in front of the most important buildings. It offers essential information about the city’s history and about the most impressive monuments and their owners – aristocratic families.
Victory Avenue’s history goes back to the time of Prince Constantin Brancoveanu. Then it represented a connection between Mogosoaia Palace and the Prince’s Palace from the Old Court of Bucharest. At that time it was paved with logs, hence the name of Mogosoaia’s Bridge.

Little Paris

At the beginning of last century Bucharest was a garden-city with avenues.

And this is one of its oldest and most famous of them.
Then, the city was known as the Paris of the East. Why ? Because of its affection for everything French, from architecture to food to fashion. Even today you can still notice it, walking on this city’s main artery bordered by French-inspired Belle Époque buildings.
Here, the rich locals used to take strolls on weekends, especially on summer evenings. It was the main promenade place for them. In the early 1940s, Marshal Antonescu was the first to succeed imposing one way sense on Victory Avenue. In the evening people went towards Kiseleff Road and in the morning towards Dambovita River.

Nowadays this is a leading retail avenue concentrating 70% of the major luxury brand stores in Bucharest. So the exquisite Victory Avenue is absolutely THE place to be for serious luxury shopping. Here you can enjoy your passion in a carefree way. And even open some closed doors not just for a sneak preview of a world famous designers’ studio. Of course, chauffeured limo at disposal.
And don’t forget. This key destination of luxury brands is visited also for museums exploration !

Fine food & wine

Since its opening, about once a week the finest wines (sometimes Romanian, sometimes international) are paired with special menus for the exclusive pleasure of a very limited number of guests.

Located in one of the hottest area of Bucharest, this lounge for wine lovers knows how to treat a customer.  You’ll enjoy everything from cosy friendly atmosphere to best selection of wines and champagnes, perfectly accompanied by appetizing collations.

Secure your place or ask for further details !

Cleopatra Trubetskoy House

The house of Princess Cleopatra Trubetskoy was built in 1886 in French Neoclassical style.

The princess was one of the most refined and elegant women of the 19th century’s Bucharest social elite.
Her father, Brigadier General Costache Ghica, served in the Russian army.
She became a princess marrying the rich Russian Prince Serghei Trubetskoy.
You can still see the monogram (N) of the last owner, the rich merchant Zaharia Nenciu.
This is also the place where Franz Liszt held a concert once.

Gradisteanu-Ghika Palace

One of the most beautiful palaces of Bucharest and Victory Avenue is Gradisteanu-Ghika Palace.

Gradisteanu-Ghica Palace | Bucharest luxury tourOld boyar Gradisteanu family was related to the entire aristocracy of Wallachia and Moldavia. Between 16th-19th centuries, these held high dignitary positions.
In 1884 Constantin Ionas Gradisteanu and his spouse Elena asked the French architect Jean Berthet to build this house. Not having heirs, Gradisteanu left the palace to his sister, Maria Gradisteanu, married with a member of Ghika princely family.

The Rennaissance style frontages have extremely rich exterior decorations. Interiors have coffered painted ceilings, panels, monumental stairs and stained windows. The basement hosts Emperor Trajan Hall, Royal saloons occupy the groundfloor while upper floors host Viennese and Oriental saloons.
Gradisteanu-Ghica Palace detail | Bucharest luxury tourRoman Emperor Trajan was the first who had the idea of transforming Danube river‘s presence into an atu.
Hundreds of years later, the King of Romania’s passion for Danube river was shared by Prince Ion Ghika too.

This was one of the most skillful diplomats and politicians of his time. In 1881, King Carol I appointed Ghica as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Minister of Romania at the Court of Her Majesty Queen Victory of Great Britain. Prince Ghica considered Danube river the European civilization’s cradle. So he entirely dedicated his palace to history of Danube river in our country. And thus Gradisteanu-Ghika Palace became known also as the Danube House.

Monteoru Terrace & Mansion

Monteoru Catargi House Terrace - Bucharest private tour | Romania

One of the most elegant houses in capital lies hidden behind a garden with majestic fig trees.

Three feminine stone silhouettes from Greece elegantly guard the garden. How many they could say if they could only speak. Built in the 19th century, it looks like any minute a carriage with guests will halt under its colonnades balcony. Third house owner was the great agrarian Grigore Monteoru. He enriched overnight discovering oil on a poky agricultural land and founded Sarata Monteoru resort on his estate in Buzau.

Day dream at a refreshing drink in balmy evening breeze…

Immediately needing a husband for his daughter with a shorter leg, Monteoru offered as dowry this sumptuous mansion. The stratagem boosted his daughter in capital’s high society. Who would hesitate to such enticing offer on Bucharest’s fanciest artery, very close to Stirbey Palace ? Lascar Catargiu for sure didn’t ! Two architects – Ion Mincu and Nicolae Cutarida – radically restored the house. To mark La Belle Epoque, they sculpted the year 1889 on the ornate imposing massive wood doors.

A real jewel, the French eclectic style interior had walls covered in multicolored marble. Grandiose fine crystal mirrors from Vienna reflected the lightning objects custom-made in Paris. The mansion had French Baroque style chandelier, French silk upholstered walls, Venetian mirrors and Meissen tiles stoves. Monumental stairs, rare wood paneling, stucco ceilings and massive walnut furniture from Vienna and Paris rounded the old aristocratic atmosphere. After war, Polish diplomatic mission used the residence for protocol meetings only to preserve its luxurious interiors. Later, seized in the loft and gun threatened by Soviets, Elena donated the mansion. Nationalized, the valuable patrimony building became Writers Union headquarter hosting personalities like pianist Cella Delavrancea and writer Mihail Sadoveanu.

It’s a hidden terrace. Your date won’t hate it.

Due to the balls organized here, this was a blueprint for the social life in mid-19th century Bucharest.

The palace was built between 1833-1835 by order of Prince Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei.
For this purpose he resorted to the services of the French architect Michel Sanjouand who used the Neo-classical style.
It resulted a slim and elegant building with Greek elements.
The palace also belonged to the Stirbei princely family for a while.
At its peak, Stirbei Palace was the place where they held the most spectacular dances were held.
“Romanian Herald” and an engraving by Dossault (from 1848) describe the “glittering ball” held in June 1843. This was in honour of Prince Albert of Prussia, brother of King Friedrich-Wilhelm.
Have your tea at the palace !

Visit a culture symbol – Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum - Bucharest luxury private tour | Romania

Surrounded by an interesting mix of modernism and French style buildings you’ll find an appealing garden.

Before wars here you could walk on an alley watched over by sculptures of important local personalities… But, communists came and put them down ! The shinning white edifice with peculiar architecture is city’s main concert hall. French architect Albert Galleron created it, at the recommendation of Charles Garnier, architect of the Opera in Paris. Believe it or not, at that time (1888), Bucharest had only about 200,000 inhabitants. And this land donated by the city hall was at the outskirts. Plans were made to fit the already existing foundation of a riding school, where from the round shape form. How do you think they raised a part of the money needed for this art temple ? Through public subscription: “Give 1 leu for the Athenaeum”.

The edifice harmoniously blends Greek, Baroque and Neoclassical characteristics

8 Ionic columns – with the same proportions of Acropolis temple’s ones- support a monumental peristyle with a triangular fronton. The fronton reminds of ancient Greek monument of Lysicrat in Athens (picturing conquerors’ urn). Two corner Neoclassical pavilions side the peristyle. Behind peristyle and fronton, the rich decorated Baroque cupola has 20 windows with lyres. Wondering who are representing the 5 mosaic medallions ? These were famous rulers of the country: Neagoe Basarab, Alexandru cel Bun, King Carol I, Vasile Lupu and Matei Basarab.
Among strategic and civilian objectives attacked during Second World War, the Romanian Athenaeum was seriously affected by bombings.

Take an inside tour of Romanian Athenaeum

Behind the closed doors of glass and wood the magnificent concert hall has an equally impressive marble interior.

Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall - Bucharest luxury tour | RomaniaLet your hand caress the Carrara marble while climbing up on one of the 4 Baroque spiral stairs. Stop for a couple of minutes in the balcony-landing of it (an element of novelty). Admire again the sumptuous lobby with 12 Doric columns supporting the central vault. Once you’re on the upper level a pleasant feeling of warmth surrounds you. Above lodges there is a giant remarkable fresco. It depicts 25 scenes of Romanian history from Roman conquest until King Ferdinand. Painted by Costin Petrescu 50 years after inauguration, the fresco is 3 m wide and 70 m long. You know, communists wanted to erase from people’s memory everything related to monarchy. So they covered it with red velvet for almost 20 years.

The concert pipe organ was installed with financial help of the greatest Romanian composer, George Enescu. Did you notice how seats are disposed in the style of ancient Greco-Roman amphitheatres ? Concert hall’s capacity remained the same since inauguration: almost 1,000 seats. And each of them offers perfect visibility and impeccable audition, due to the huge richly adorned cupola. Its exceptional acoustic placed it among most successful constructions of genre, not only from Europe but from all over the world. Over time, Romanian Athenaeum hosted historical magnitude events. These included conferences of Romanian scientists and first auditions of autochthon musical masterpieces. The emblem of Romanian culture also hosted first ample exhibitions and paintings and sculptures of national masters… Part of European Patrimony, since 1958 this is home to George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra. The amazing edifice is also the “headquarter” of biennial George Enescu International Festival.

Only in September – Classical music festival:
GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
(Salzburg festival’s little brother)

An enchanting new luxury journey for 2019 explores the classical Romania and the rapture of classical music.

George Enescu International Classical Music Festival - Salzburg Little Brother | RomaniaRide in style aboard sleek spacious minivan or sedan limousine, as part of a small group of up to 6 guests.
Step into the footprints of the great George Enescu composer. And go in the countryside to discover your destination as only your personal tour manager can reveal it.
You will enjoy pre-concert sightseeing in Bucharest, including the medieval Royal Court. Throughout your journey you will listen live classical music performed by world-class musicians.
Choose from numerous optional country trips, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Horezu monastery and Sighisoara medieval inhabited fortress.

Come discover George Enescu’s treasured Romania !


DAY 2 – OLD CITY CENTER  & UNION SQUARE


Chariot with beer restaurantChariot with beer restaurant - Bucharest luxury private tour | Romania

Start the morning with a coffee and the famous “papanasi” (traditional Romanian dessert) in a historical monument with a wonderful German architecture.

Here the largest wine cellar of the city was (77,000 l). This was the only restaurant that had a beer pipe directly from the beer factory. This was in the city, behind the present Parliament Palace. You know, the descendants of the original owner Mos Ghita (Oldman Ghitza) own the restaurant. Inside, close to the entrance, you can still see his small wooden statue. Useful souvenirs wearing the restaurant logo will make your friends back home wishing they have been here.
“We love it so much, that we had dinner there twice ! And we ordered the specialty Pork Knuckle. Both times, it was moist.”

The oldest bank of Romania: CEC Palace – National Savings Bank

Founded following a law issued by Prince Al. I. Cuza this is Romania’s oldest bank: National Savings Bank (nowadays CEC Bank).

In the 16th century here there was the St. John the New monastery.

CEC Palace - National Savings Bank Bucharest luxury tour | Romania

Renovated by Prince Constantin Brancoveanu during 1702-1703, and later deteriorated, the monastery was demolished in 1875. So in 1897, on place of its ruins and an adjoining inn, the building of a new bank headquarter started. King Carol I of Romania and Queen Elisabeta were present at the event. The French architect Paul Gottereau – graduate of Fine Art Superior National School in Paris – designed the palace in eclectic style. The Romanian architect Ion Socolescu supervised the construction entirely financed with the institution’s own funds.

The palace has specific elements of French architecture from late 19th century.

The entrance features an arch supported by two pairs of columns in composite style. Decorated with gables and coats of arms, the four corners end in Renaissance domes. The construction impresses through the glass and metal dome. CEC Bank was the only bank operating in Romania before 1989 revolution. In 2009, this was the venue for the 60th birthday celebrations of Crown Princess Margareta of Romania. And in 2015, it was also the venue for the 25th anniversary of the celebration of Crown Princess Margareta’s charity.

Spare an hour for shy steps inside the Old Princely Court

These are the ruins of Bucharest’s fortress built by redoubtable Prince Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) in 1459.

His reign was dominated by conflicts with Turks. So he had to permanently watch over and protect the southern boundary, Danube River.
This forced him live with his family, nobility and soldiers in the fortified town on Dambovita banks. And thus Bucharest became its second capital and residence, after Targoviste.
Later, traders and craftsmen built their houses around Princely Court.
And nearby streets, named after their professions, appeared: Lipscani (from Leipzig merchants), Selari (Saddlers), Covaci (Ironsmiths), Blanari (Furriers)…
Former princely residence keeps vestigies discovered during various archaeological excavations and multiple artifacts of former Bucharest citadel.
Some underground galleries built here during Ottoman raids – reused and enlarged at next raids – are still pretty well preserved.
Princely church is the oldest religious building in Bucharest preserved as it originally was.

Drinks and art at Linden Tree Inn

Linden Tree Inn - Bucharest luxury car tour | Romania

Two centuries ago inns were giant wood structures serving as merchandise warehouses and shelters for travelers.

Later, almost all had a large yard in the middle, surrounded by thick tall defensive walls. Old Princely Court, Manuc, Gabroveni and Linden Tree Inns still preserve those times picturesque atmosphere. And they are some of the best representatives of traditional Romanian architecture.

Among capitals’s most interesting attractions

Both on Lipscani and Blanari Streets you can notice 2 vaulted entrances with majestic ornate gates of forged iron.

The one from Blanari Street still have on the original “seal” of first owners (A.P. & S.P.). A peaceful world lies inside the rectangular patio (Spanish inner courtyard) formerly paved with rolling stone. The very solid structure has thick brick walls. This is Linden Tree Inn, one of the most beautiful and authentic images of Bucharest inn. This is the only historical inn in the city that has preserved its original architecture exactly as it was. Plus it provides a good example of typical Wallachian glass-covered upper floor.

In 1833 merchants Anastasie Polizu and Stefan Popovici built Nastase’s Inn. Later, its name changed after the fragrant trees from the inner courtyard. Under the shops located on patio’s both sides there were deep vaulted cellars. Iron shutters, doubled by embellished beams, closed the tall windows.
Two years later the 2 business partners split and in 1837, in debts, Popovici sells his part of the inn.
Back in those times, some of the city’s important merchants had their headquarters within this inn. One of them was Constantin Atanasiu, founder of the famous store At the Sea Eagle with the Fish in Claws. If you wish to see it take the glass elevator of Cocor Store.

Enjoy a drink flanked by paintings exhibited in open air

Today the former inn is home to a cellar bar-restaurant and many art galleries.

Sometimes you’ll hear a beat of Waltz as coming from far away. Looking up you will notice a little window open at the upper floor. It belongs to the largest art gallery in Romania. This is sheltered within several of the inn salons: Louis XV and Louis XVI, Louise-Phillipe and Rococo. You can buy or just show your admiration for ancient pieces exhibited here. They have wood panels, tapestry, paintings and icons, furniture and carpets. You will also find gramophones, clocks and cameras, albums, documents and photos, decorations, coins or even old little cars.

Carol Park

Carol Park - Bucharest luxury escorted tour | Romania

Arranged in 1906 the park has a current area of approximately 45 hectares. It includes various species of deciduous trees, gummy trees, decorative shrubs, roses and lined lime trees. Here there is the Roman Arenas with 5,000 open air seats. Dimitrie Leonida National Technical Museum is also within this park. The museum holds over 5,000 exhibits split in 300 collections presenting the evolution of Romanian technics. Another sightseeing is Vlad Tepes Tower, which houses a water tank. But the most well known of all remains the Unknown Soldier Monument, brought in 1991 from Marasesti. If you are more into art look for the Giants statues sculpted by Dumitru Paciurea. And listen the Cantacuzino Fountain, Neoclassical art monument from 1870.

Dine at Dianei 4

This beautiful spot serves really good goulash. And their lemonade is very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.


ART WALKS


Winter Art Walks - Bucharest luxury tour | RomaniaIn the city this season ? Let Azzurytt, your personal travel concierge, provide you with a truly memorable experience of Bucharest’s vibrant art scene. We tailor these bespoke experiences to your personal interests and tastes.
Professional art curators and contemporary art gallery owners will offer advice, insider knowledge and expert opinion on most genres of art.
Whether you’re in town for a whole weekend or merely have an afternoon or morning free, let us recommend some exhibitions.
We will accompany you to a museum tour and show you around the city’s leading galleries.


SPA RITUALS (upon your choice)


Eden’s Orchid

Premier Palace Spa - Bucharest luxury tour | Romania

Retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bucharest.

And relax with a wide menu of anti-stress, relaxation, detoxification and energization therapies. Blending the modern technology with an original treatment concept these guarantee an unique experience. We suggest you to start with the surface cave with salty ionized air. Then go to the cutting edge fitness center or to the Aqua-gym and Whirlpool. The Tepidarium could be the next stop before enjoying a Finnish and infrared sauna. Later you can refresh with Turkish and Kneipp baths or Scottish, Vichy and tropical showers. They also offer a delicious fresh juice bar and unforgettable spa rituals. We think such day will make you return home rejuvenated, with memories of a lifetime. Isn’t it ?

Love the one you’re with !

This exclusive urban destination spa lies just steps away from the heart of vibrantly chic capital.

It features an impressive unique array of therapies. All of them are inspired by age-old rituals from the Extreme Orient. They elusively blend tradition and modern, Zen elements and elegance, floral flavours and music for the soul… A lavish Anti-Aging Myoxy Caviar Treatment awaits dads coming here. The Hot Stone Massage will quite literally solve all their problems. The final massage combines the yoga stretching with the art of ancient and refined Thai massage techniques. All these are specially designed for man’s skin and muscles. Moms and moms-to-be are also invited to blissful pampering. For couples there are two options reserved. You can have a sensorial experience with chocolate and wine. Or you can receive a Swedish massage accompanied by champagne and chocolate serving.

Rub some salt on it

Bucharest might be known for its food and a certain edginess.

But it is also home to the first concept of Health Spa. The virtues of salt and water are mingled with new technologies to create a holistic atmosphere. The spa area includes a Finnish and Bio Sauna as well as a Thalassic Cabin with pink salt from Himalaya. You can take a bath with Bazna salts then relax in the Onyx room. They also have tropical rain showers, Frigidarium, Techirghiol mud and Gerovital anti-aging treatments. The newly added Thunder experience blends the aromatherapy and chromo-therapy elements. It sooths, revives and energizes the body while improving the lymphatic drainage. Learn to increase your body’s immunity the right way.

DAY 3 – BUCHAREST NEIGHBOURHOODS


Comana Natural Park

Comana Park - Bucharest neighbourhoods private tour | Romania

You have an entire weekend day at disposal to explore Comana Natural Park. This place is not only Romania’s second area as biodiversity after Danube Delta. Full of history, it hosts 16th and 19th centuries buildings and also a Crafts Village and Paper Mill.

Go see the Fountain with Nut Chalet (1889) which now is the park headquarter.

Then rent a bike and ride through the forest with secular trees, especially oaks declared nature’s monument.
The 25,000 ha park is well known for its reservations of Romanian peony, butcher’s broom and wood lily.
Here is the northern limit of the natural spreading area of butcher’s broom Mediterranean plant.
This conservation area of wood lily will finally reach up to 2700 ha.
Take a guided boat trip on Comana Everglade, the third Romania’s wet area after Braila Little Everglade and Danube Delta.
It hosts 141 birds species and 13 fish species, of which two are found only in this natural habitat.
On the ruins of a monastery founded by legendary Vlad Tepes in 1461, now there is Comana Monastery.
Built during Radu Serban (1588) this was rebuilt by Serban Cantacuzino (1700).

Paper mill living museum


Have fun at the studio-museum discovering the paper’s beginnings, books manual press and bindery equipment.
Rare engravings and old prints bear witness to past times.
But most of all handcraft your own paper and other objects for an aditional gulden (worth 10 lei).
More guldens, more objects !
By participating at these craftspeople workshops or purchasing their products, you sustain crafts and hard-working people from Comana village.

Private exclusive fine dining at 17th century mansion

Bucharest luxury private tour - Private exclusive fine dining Wallachia | Romania

Think valet parking, guided tour of the estate, sommelier, butler, personalized menus...

Very few still know interesting facts about this little town quite close to Bucharest. Like for example, that in the local bricks factory they made the bricks used for the construction of Parliament Palace. Even fewer know about this fascinating noble mansion, perfect for sophisticated memorable experiences.

It is an unique patrimony jewel of Wallachia, with roots in the beginning of the 17th century.

At that time (1650-1795) this estate belonged to Cantacuzino family. Bought by Prince Alexandru Ipsilanti, it was sold in 1839 to Serbian Prince Efrem Obrenovici. Whispers say his daughter-in-law, Maria Obrenovici, lived here a beautiful love story with Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. In the second half of 19th century, Efrem Obrenovici’s heirs sold the estate to Ion Hagianoff. Ex Foreign Affairs Minister of Bulgaria he was a political refugee in Romania. In 1948, communist regime abusively confiscated the properties of Hagianoff’s family. The estate’s aristocratic history ennoble the boyar mansion, the cellar underneath it, and the 2 ha park. Respecting their rich past, an impressive architects and decorators team brought back to life the refined elegance of entire domain.

Heighten your senses !

The sophisticated architectural details contrast with the modern high-tech equipment. This gives the mansion an eclectic character rarely encountered in Romania.

Reintegrated into the autochthon cultural landscape features a team of professionals who pursue service excellence. Chef Alexandru Iacob provides its own unique brand of avant-garde fine dining, showing a passion that pushes him to perfectionism. From the freshest and most refined seasonal ingredients, he ingeniously creates gourmet delights rising to the rank of art. So you can be sure that your palate will be as artistically moved as your visual senses.

Please note, availability is strictly limited and reservations are essential at this exclusive mansion.
Estate guided tour is reserved for guests only.
For more information and access to the guest list, kindly contact us.

Take this basket and go away. On the lawn of a palace estate !

Bucharest neighbourhoods luxury tour - Stirbey Palace | Romania

The history of Stirbey noble family blends with this estate since 1831. But it was only the Prince Alexander Stirbey who gave the glamour to this generous happily located space. Educated in Paris, he is also the one who introduced it into Bucharest’s high society circuit.  Stirbey family members were close friends and collaborators of Their Majesties King Ferdinand and Queen Mary. And they hosted here priceless guests as writers, poets, composer George Enescu, doctors, politicians, generals and princes.

It is amazing ! For more than 150 years, this incredible place continues to preserve its simple elegance and romantic atmosphere of the park with secular trees.

It makes guests feeling it familiar and cozy despite its overwhelming history which only imposes a warm respect. Enjoy one hour of horseback riding on its forest paths. Queen Mary loved to gallop here, soaking her soul with the rich scent of oak trees. After that, nothing compares with a lazy gourmet picnic on the perfect lawn with hints of European sophistication. Prince Stirbey, Princess Nadeja and Queen Mary inspired Chef Johnson’s creations. And these are unlike anything you have ever seen, including even a menu for children.