Few points of interest on the Prahova Valley (some of the best things to do in Romania)
1. Peles Castle and Pelisor Castle
- During Summer: the castle is closed on Mondays; with a rather short schedule (from 9:15 to 16:15) in all the other days except Wednesdays when it opens at 11.
- During Winter: Peles Castle stays closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, keeping the same schedule for the other days.
Visiting fee for the Peles Castle: a visit inside of the impressive castle on the Prahova Valley will cost 30 RON (roughly 6.5 EUR) if you want to see the ground floor only while seeing the whole castle the tax will be double: 60 RON (7 EUR).
Getting from Bucharest to Sinaia by train – when it comes to riding the train in Romania, you will need plenty of patience, but the ride to Sinaia is short: depending on the train, 1h 30 min roughly. For more useful information and timetables, check out CFR website.
Read more about what to do in Sinaia!
2. Caffee Regal
3. Economat Villa
4. Sinaia Central park
5. Take the gondola up to the 1400 quota
The gondola or the cable car. I wouldn’t miss this if I were you, because this is definitely one of the best things to do in Romania offering an impressive view both from the inside of the gondola and once you get up.
If you want an even better view and you are dressed well even in the Summer, take the chairlift up to 2000 quota. Here is where impressive nature will take your breath away.
Check out the Sinaia funicular timetable here and take into consideration that Mondays are closed down for revision. You can get up early in the morning and take the first one going up at 8:30 or leave it until later with the last one going up at 15:30.
Prices: One way up to 1400 quota is 15 RON (3 EUR) while adding any other part (going up to 2000 quota, coming down) will add another 15 RON for each part. Thus if you are planning on doing the whole thing on cable, the whole price will be 60 RON (13 EUR).
6. Cantacuzino Castle
7. Caraiman Cross and the Sphinx and Babele
8. Romanian traditional food
Read everything you need to know about delicious traditional Romanian food!