Visit a monastery in Bucovina: Improve your history and art knowledge by visiting the an unique monastery in Bucovina worldwide famous once included in UNESCO World Heritage. The tour starts in Iasi, Moldavia’s largest town, the main educational center, known as the city of the great ideas or the city of the seven hills like Rome or Lisbon.
Capital of Romanian United Principalities two times between 1859-1862 and 1916-1918, at this moment Iasi is considered Romania’s Cultural Capital. Part of Moldavia, Bucovina became region administrated by Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1775 until 1918 following to Russian Austrian conflicts. It offers picturesque landscapes with low mountains covered by forest and rivers valleys hiding peaceful monasteries some of them founded half of millennium ago.
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 us to Agapia Monastery, a famous nouns monastery, dated 17th century painted by one of the best known Romanian painters, Nicolae Grigorescu.
The last stop will be at Neamt Fortress, dated late 14th century, part of the former Moldavian defense system once. Along the time, the citadel was the main guardian on Moldova and Siret valleys but also on the gateway to Transylvania, becoming one of the major Fortress of Moldova, because of the many works of strengthening during the time of Stephen the Great who leaded Moldavia almost for his entire life dedicated to a permanent fight against the Ottoman Empire. The building was declared a historical monument in 1866 and is major lanndmark for a visit in the North East Romania.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
End/closing time: 5pm.
Others: In case of bad weather conditions, if the guide decides that the tour cannot be done, the client can reschedule the tour the following day , or a full refund can be made if the second day reschedule is not possible. When booking, please inform the travel agent about your phone number (international format ) and THE HOTEL where you have accommodation, so that the local guide has your contact and pick up point information. Please be advised that in case you are late, the guide will wait a maximum of 30 minutes. Personal expences, photo and filming fees , gratuities-are NOT INCLUDED. Clients with special needs (physical or mental) must be accompanied by an authorized person.