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Discover the authentic side of Romania in a one-day trip to some of the most important landmarks of Moldavia.

  • Trip type: Day Trips
  • Duration: 1 days
  • From Iasi to Moldavia
Day Trips
Price from40 €
Available fromMay 2017
Available untilOctober 2017

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Day 1 : Itinerary



You will meet with your guide and enjoy a day trip to one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Discover the wilderness of the Carpathians, the fresh air, the wonderful mountain landscapes and the serenity of this area.

We will start with a visit to Neamţ monastery, the oldest monastic establishment for monks which shelters an impressive, well-preserved library. Nor far is the Neamt fortress – an important military and historical objective that survived the siege of Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will take a stroll up the hill and enjoy the beautiful view offered from this impressive fort. We will continue with a one of a kind experience: you will visit a bison reservations and have the opportunity to observe the wilderness. Our journey continues with a visit to Agapia, not only a charming church and a great tourist attraction but also an important center of promoting the traditional crafts. Be amazed by the picturesque traditional villages where time seems to be standing still. The locals still use horse-drawn carts and prepare food above an open fire with ingredients from their backyard. Witness their vivid tapestry of old customs, handicrafts, and folklore by visiting the Nicolae Popa Museum. You will have the opportunity to study the symbols of the national costumes. Try on the traditional costumes and take pictures so you will have some one of a kind souvenirs!

Afterward, you will be transferred back to Iasi.

Departure at 08:00 and return in Iasi at 20:00.

Highlights

Agapia Monastery, home to more than 350 nuns, became more famous after the church was painted on the inside by the young and yet, genius, Nicolae Grigorescu. The uniqueness of his paintings derives from the fact that he represented the Orthodox Saints in a very personal manner. Even if the rules of religious painting are quite strict in terms of colors, themes and even style, Grigorescu got inspired by the warmth of the local people. Visiting the monastery is, more or less, like a travel back in time. Outside the monastery walls, there is a small village where the nuns are living in approximately 140 traditional Moldavian houses.

Nicolae Popa Museum – host to an impressive collection of historical objects but also an exhibition of naive art. Nicolae Popa passes on to the next generation the ancestral heritage through unique ways. He promotes the Romanian folklore and has dedicated his life to defend it. Here you can be witness to his creation and try on the ritual masks and traditional costumes.

Neamt Fortress is one of the most important medieval monuments in our country. It represents the most glorious time of the eastern region of Romania, called Moldova. The fortress was part of some crucial battles and survived important sieges like the Ottoman and Polish attacks.

Bison Reservation – it was built in 1968 and it’s currently home to 28 bisons.  7 of them are found in the touristic area along with many other animal species: mouflons, deer, foxes, a bear, a wolf and different species of birds. The visiting area consists of the Bison Museum and a suspended bridge with allows you to observe the vegetation and fauna.

Targu Neamt
Agapia Monastery, an inspiration for poets and artists
Nicolae Popa Museum, the small hidden gem of Romania

Guaranteed Departures

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Price per person152 €95 €95 €87 €74 €74 €58 €52 €44 €42 €40 €
 

What's included

  • Full times services of a professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
  • Transport by private car/coach with AC
  • Informative materials

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary

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