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Location: Iasi

Day 1 - 4 Jul 2019

Iasi International Airport

Iasi, Iasi International Airport
Iasi, Iasi International Airport
Iasi, Iasi International Airport

Content: Started our journey with a 13 hour Swiss Airlines flight from Heathrow Airport to Iasi International Airport. A small little airport with minimal flights, security check is boosted even though place is very crowded. There is a small bar and a smoking room available.

Location: Iasi

Day 2 - 5 Jul 2019

Hotel International

Iasi, Hotel International

Content: We booked a self drive rental car for our entire journey and headed towards our hotel which was 15 min drive from airport. It is located at center with a beautiful view of Palace, they have nice huge rooms and cozy king size beds.

Palace of Culture

Iasi, Palace of Culture
Iasi, Palace of Culture
Iasi, Palace of Culture

Content: After breakfast, with a short walk reached The Iasi Palace of Culture also known as Palatul Culturii Neo-Gothic flamboyant architectural masterpiece and iconic building which is one of the largest building in the country. Palace is now converted to 3 museums, here they have everything from animal history to maps, clothes and paintings. 3 to 4 hours are required to explore entire palace.

Three Hierarchs Monastery

Iasi, Three Hierarchs Monastery
Iasi, Three Hierarchs Monastery
Iasi, Three Hierarchs Monastery

Content: Three Hierarchs Monastery also known as Trei Ierarhi Monastery which represents Western architectural elements with the Eastern style. There is a gothic hall which has a religious art museum. The place with great architecture where some royal families are burried, place is Recently renovated.

Hotel Lobby

Iasi, Hotel Lobby
Iasi, Hotel Lobby
Iasi, Hotel Lobby

Content: Had a cup of tea, and took short briefing about our further journey from our tour expert. The tour expert was very knowledgeable and polite, he provided us vouchers and other documents well arranged.

Fenice Palas Iasi

Iasi, Fenice Palas Iasi
Iasi, Fenice Palas Iasi
Iasi, Fenice Palas Iasi

Content: We took a short walk and reached a nearby restaurant where we ordered Lebanese food, taste was perfect, portion was more then expected, service was slow and need booking before arriving.

Location: Suceava

Day 3 - 6 Jul 2019

Fortress of Suceava

Suceava, Fortress of Suceava
Suceava, Fortress of Suceava
Suceava, Fortress of Suceava

Content: Started our morning with a coffee and a 2 hour drive to Suceava, place known for history and culture where we visited Fortress of Suceava, where we saw armour, weapon and some historical information.

Location: Gura Humorului

Day 3 - 6 Jul 2019

Bucovina Village Museum

Gura Humorului, Bucovina Village Museum
Gura Humorului, Bucovina Village Museum
Gura Humorului, Bucovina Village Museum

Content: With a short walk from Citabel we reached Bucovina, known for centuries-old architecture. Great historic museum where it showcase beautifully embroidered folk costumes, furniture, pottery, tapestries.

Best Western Bucovina

Gura Humorului, Best Western Bucovina
Gura Humorului, Best Western Bucovina
Gura Humorului, Best Western Bucovina

Content: With a 1 hour drive we reached Gura Humorului, where we checked-in to a hotel. Staff was very welcoming, rooms were big enough with cozy bed. The walls are thin which is an issue vehicle noise can be heared in room.

Lions Restaurant

Gura Humorului, Lions Restaurant
Gura Humorului, Lions Restaurant
Gura Humorului, Lions Restaurant

Content: We visited a nearby restaurant where we ordered bacon eggs which was average, pizza were excellent. hospitality was very poor.

Location: Voronet

Day 4 - 7 Jul 2019

voronet monastery

Voronet, voronet monastery
Voronet, voronet monastery
Voronet, voronet monastery

Content: After breakfast with a 10 min drive we reached Voronet village, where we visited voronet monastery also known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. The voronet blue is not blue anymore it is turned to grey, not well maintained but good to visit with a guide for gaining knowledge of history and tradition.

Location: Vatra Moldovitei

Day 4 - 7 Jul 2019

Moldovita Monastery

Vatra Moldovitei, Moldovita Monastery
Vatra Moldovitei, Moldovita Monastery
Vatra Moldovitei, Moldovita Monastery

Content: Jumped back in the car and with a 1 hour drive we reached Moldovita Monastery which is one of best preserved monastery. The frescoes describe immense color of Biblical scenes. place describes story of important saints of the religion. paintings are more remarkable, and feel the peace in the monastery.

Location: Sucevita

Day 4 - 7 Jul 2019

Sucevita Monastery

Sucevita, Sucevita Monastery
Sucevita, Sucevita Monastery
Sucevita, Sucevita Monastery

Content: Sucevita Monastery is a testament of Moldavian art, It is built in Moldavian style with Gothic and Byzantine influences. It has grees shade opted from natural sources. The painting are breath taking, a true woth of art. Need to wear long skirt or trousers, and cover your shoulders

Location: Marginea

Day 4 - 7 Jul 2019

The Black Ceramics of Marginea

Marginea, The Black Ceramics of Marginea
Marginea, The Black Ceramics of Marginea
Marginea, The Black Ceramics of Marginea

Content: Black pottery is internationally known for its black color obtained by an ancient burning technique. It was crafted for food storage. Amazed by how the black ceramic tradition is still preserved.

Location: Gura Humorului

Day 4 - 7 Jul 2019

Atipic restaurants

Gura Humorului, Atipic restaurants
Gura Humorului, Atipic restaurants
Gura Humorului, Atipic restaurants

Content: Returned back to Gura Humorului and had dinner, restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and amazing food at affordable price. Spaghetti is highly recommended here.

Location: Targu Neamt

Day 5 - 8 Jul 2019

Neamt Citadel

Targu Neamt, Neamt Citadel
Targu Neamt, Neamt Citadel
Targu Neamt, Neamt Citadel

Content: Started on with a 1 hour drive towards Neamt Citadel which represents glorious time known as Moldova. The museum describes Romanian history in wall post of each room, place with amazing views and great Romanian stories.

Location: Tarpesti

Day 5 - 8 Jul 2019

Nicolae Popa Museum

Tarpesti, Nicolae Popa Museum
Tarpesti, Nicolae Popa Museum
Tarpesti, Nicolae Popa Museum

Content: Nicolae Popa Museum is the largest private museum in Romania. It represents wide range of archeological objects, masks, sculptures. Good place which promotes the Romanian folklore, which is underrated.

Location: Agapia

Day 5 - 8 Jul 2019

Agapia Monastery

 Agapia, Agapia Monastery
 Agapia, Agapia Monastery
 Agapia, Agapia Monastery

Content: Agapia Monastery is known for the interior frescoes painted by the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu. The uniqueness of his paintings is it represents the Orthodox Saints in very personal manner. Simply amazing, clean well maintained garden, pictures are very well maintained.

Location: Piatra Neamt

Day 5 - 8 Jul 2019

Central Plaza Hotel

Piatra Neamt, Central Plaza Hotel
Piatra Neamt, Central Plaza Hotel
Piatra Neamt, Central Plaza Hotel

Content: Taking a 1 hour drive to Piatra Neamt, we checked in to Central Plaza Hotel. Good decent hotel, staff was gentle and beds were comfortable. There was one issue warm water was not stable in shower.

Turnul Berarilor

Piatra Neamt, Turnul Berarilor

Content: Dropping off our bags and heading further with a short walk through the streets we reached a restaurant. Ambiance was good, staff was very attentive they provided us menu as soon as we settled. Local beer made by the restaurant is a must try.

Location: Hanul Ancutei

Day 6 - 9 Jul 2019

Hanul Ancutei Inn

Hanul Ancutei, Hanul Ancutei Inn
Hanul Ancutei, Hanul Ancutei Inn
Hanul Ancutei, Hanul Ancutei Inn

Content: While returning back to Iasi we took a stop at Hanul Ancutei Inn, where we had traditional Romanian lunch, the food was delicious, but the place is always crowded as all the tourist take a stop here.

Location: Miclauseni

Day 6 - 9 Jul 2019

Sturdza Palace

Miclauseni, Sturdza Palace
Miclauseni, Sturdza Palace
Miclauseni, Sturdza Palace

Content: Sturdza Palace also known as Miclauseni Castle, It has many valuable collections of books,documents of the time, paintings, jewelry. Lovely place between nature with lot of history. Local guide is recommended.

Location: Iasi

Day 6 - 9 Jul 2019

Iasi International Airport

Iasi, Iasi International Airport
Iasi, Iasi International Airport
Iasi, Iasi International Airport

Content: With a 1 hour drive from palace we reached Iasi International Airport where we boarded a 20 hour Tarom Airlines flight to Heathrow Airport. The flight was extremely smooth and crew was very helpful. Leaving Romania with lots of memories.