Find out about the historical riches that can be found in northeastern Romania.
What to Expect
Improve your history and art knowledge by visiting a unique monastery in Bucovina, once a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour starts in Iasi, Moldavia’s largest town, known as the city of great ideas or the city of the seven hills like Rome or Lisbon. It was the Capital of Romanian United Principalities two times between 1859-1862 and 1916-1918 and at this moment is considered Romania’s Cultural Capital. Part of Moldavia, Bucovina, became a region administrated by the Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1775 until 1918 following to Russian Austrian conflicts.
The town has picturesque landscapes with low mountains covered by forests, rivers, and valleys hiding peaceful monasteries - some of them founded half a millenium ago. The first stop is Voronet Monastery, known as The Sistine Chapel of Eastern Europe due its exterior blue frescoes showing “The Last Judgment”. The next leg will take you to Agapia Monastery, a nuns monastery dating back to the 17th century and painted by one of the best known Romanian painters, Nicolae Grigorescu.
The last stop will be at Neamt Fortress, from the late 14th century, once part of the former Moldavian defense system. During that time, the citadel was the main guardian of Moldova and the Siret valleys but also the gateway to Transylvania, becoming one of the major fortresses of Moldova, protecting Moldavdia in the era of Stephen the Great and consistently fighting against the Ottoman Empire. The building is a historical monument and a major landmark in Northeast Romania.
- Driver tour guide
- One free drink for each paticipant
- Transportation (standard car or minibus)
What's Not Included
- Admission fees
- Photo fees