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Bucharest: Wine Tasting, Bellu Mansion, and Thracian Tombs

1. Bucharest: Wine Tasting, Bellu Mansion, and Thracian Tombs

See why Romanian culture is intertwined with a love of wine on this guided day trip to Dealu Mare, one of the largest wine regions in Romania. Along with a tasting of delicious local wine, learn more about the region with a private guide taking you through the Bellu Mansion and Thracian tombs.  Following your pickup in the morning, travel to the first destination, an aristocratic mansion embodying historic Romania: the Bellu manor in Urlati. Located in a stunningly picturesque area and surrounded by a park with old trees, the Bellu manor was built in the middle of the 19th century, in the old Romanian style. It was the home of Baron Alexandru Bellu, a descendant of a wealthy Macedonian family who settled in Urlați. After a tour of the mansion interior and pavilion, take a walk to see the vineyards stretching out across the hills.  The trip then continues to the Lacerta winery in Dealu Mare for the wine tasting. But first, take a walk through the serene vineyards and see where the grapes originate. It’s sure to help you appreciate the wine even more: the tasting includes 3-5 varieties of wines, and a specialist will describe each of their differences. Learn about the history of the wines local wines and the production process. The last stop will be on the top of the vineyard hills. Admire the breathtaking view before exploring the ancient stone church, built of the famous Naeni stone extracted from the nearby quarry, and the Thracian necropolis, with tombs dating back 2600 years. After the full day, you’ll be dropped off at your Bucharest accommodation.

From Bucharest: Small-Group Wine Tour in Urlati

2. From Bucharest: Small-Group Wine Tour in Urlati

Embark on a wine tasting tour from Bucharest, and explore the region of Urlati. Discover the old Bellu Manor and admire its architectural style, taste wines in the local village, enjoy a local lunch in a traditional Manor, and partake in some great conversation. Get picked up from your hotel in Bucharest, and drive towards Ploiest, just north of the capital. Here, begins the tasting tour, as you arrive at Bellu Manor in Urlati Town. Built at the half of the XIX century, admire the typical Romanian architectural style and marvel at its prowess. Then, stop in a nearby village and take a guided tour through the local winery and wine cellar there. The visit down into the cellar includes 6 tastings of the best wines available in the country. Drive afterward to a traditional Manor, with stunning restored and preserved construction, nestled in a beautiful location. Eat a traditional meal made by the locals, and revel in good food in a magical environment. On your way back home, take the opportunity to discuss your experience and share opinions, before being dropped off at your hotel.

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