The Eastern traditional principality of Moldavia, nowadays on the territory of Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, had its modern capital at Iasi, also known as Jassy in English.
The largest Romanian city in the North-Eastern part of the country, it is the local academic, business and cultural leader and an architectural marvel. In addition to this, the city built on seven hills is surrounded by famous wineries, which makes a visit to one of them a must. These make up a few reasons to pay this place a thorough visit in case you are close by, or even if you happen to be in neighbouring areas, so that you may be left with precious memories to remember.
The tour starts with a walk along the pedestrian thoroughfare of Iasi, with the monumental buildings of the National Theatre, the Opera, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the stupendous Three Hierarchs Church on the way, all culminating with the majestic sight of the Palace of Culture from Iasi, From there, we continue with the Golia Monastery and the St Spiridon Church, heading then north, for the impressive Iasi University and the University Library, up to the Copou Park, with Eminescu's (the Romanian national poet's) linden-tree. The tour also includes a visit with a wine-tasting session to a cosy winery frome the Bucium wine-producing area, close by.
For travellers coming from Brasov or Bacau, a short tour of these cities is added, according to the time available.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The reception of the customer's hotel, anywhere in Iasi, Bacau or Brasov, or alternatively, the Iasi International Airport.
End location: The reception of the customer's hotel, in Iasi, Bacau or Brasov, or alternatively, the Iasi International Airport.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Weather and traffic can affect duration for tourists picked up from Bacau or Brasov.
This is a pedestrian tour. Transport to and back from the winery, as well as from and back to Bacau or Brasov for tourists picked up from there, is ensured by Renault Symbol air-conditioned car, produced in 2011.
Professional guidance, all taxes, and transport to and back from the Gramma Winery in the Visan village, close to Iasi. For customers picked up from Bacau or Brasov, transport from and back to their starting-point is included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 RON - The cost of the wine-tasting session with a gift-bottle, entrance to the Palace of Culture Museum,as well as an estimate of lunch.
The wine-tasting session, the entrance-tickets to the Palace of Culture, as well as food and drinks, as specified in the 'Extra cash needed' section.
As a Romanian licensed national guide, there are limitations to guiding inside some museums, such as the Cotroceni Palace or the House of Parliament in Bucharest, or the Peles Castle in Sinaia, in the Prahova Valley.