Iasi City Tour
Iasi is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the province of Moldova as well as one of the oldest cities in Romania. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi was for many centuries the crossing point of the most important commercial routes linking Poland, Hungary, Russia and Constantinople.
Deeply rooted in history, Iasi has been the main centre of Moldavian culture since 1408. The city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university. Today, Iasi is home to five universities, numbering more than 70.000 students.
- Start of the visit from Palatul Culturii Square and overview to the most important monuments: The Palace of Culture and his museums, The Saint Nicholas Church (dating from 1492, the reign of Stephen the Great), Dosoftei’s Bishop House, the ruin of middle age administration area. Walking on Stefan cel Mare (Stefan the Great) Boulevard (the so-called Golden Plateau). Visit of St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral and Trei Ierarhi Church, the last a curious example of Byzantine art, erected in 1635-1639 by Vasile Lupu (its outer walls and twin towers are intricately carved in what many think of as stone lace), The Catholic Cathedral, The City Hall, etc.
- Lunch in a local restaurant.
- Presentation of National Theatre and transfer to the Copou Hill, the heart of Iasi university life, the place where we will see «Alexandru Ioan Cuza» University with Hall of Honor (painted in frescoes by Sabin Balasa) and the library, the city park and pubic garden Copou.
- Transfer to the vineyards Iasi area for visit of Cetatuia Monastery, summer residence of Moldavian princes. Panorama of Iasi from the Cetatuia hill.
- Back to central area. See more about Iasi.
|Number of participants||1||2-3||4 - 7||8 - 16||17 - 30|
|Price per person, in EURO||125||75||55||50||35|
local guide speaking Enlish, French, Italian, Spanish;
privat car or bus AC;
some enteries of payment visits.