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1 Day
Availability : Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Min Age : 6+


Iasi, Ruginoasa, Neamt Monastery, Neamt Fortress,Sturdza Castle
Tour Details

You might have noticed that we like to focus on unique landmarks and attractions. These are some of the ones that define us, our history, our heritage, our pride. Starting with the wonderful city of Iasi, our journey goes along a monastery, a fortress, a palace and a castle. It doesn’t get any better than that.This tour is deigned for one day, with the staring point being Iasi, but that doesn’t mean it can’t start from somewhere else, depending on your needs. Everything is customizable.

  • Transportation with private mini bus
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Air fares
  • Insurances
  • Photo/Video taxes

One Day TourIasi-Rugionoasa-Neamt Monastery-Neamt Fortress-Sturdza Castle

This tour revolves around a full day, and there’s plenty of ground to cover, starting with the Ruginoasa Palace, which today houses the memorial museum “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”. It was built in the first decade of the 19th century after the plans of Viennese architect Johan Freiwald and it still preserves the characteristics of Gothic style, inspired by German romanticism, is square and each of the four facades has the same elements: broad platform and balconies supported on stone slabs.

Now it’s time to visit the Neamt Monastery, a Romanian Orthodox religious settlement, one of the oldest and most important of its kind in Romania. It was built in the 15th century, and it is an example of medieval Moldavian architecture. A jewel of 15th-century architecture, the church was built during Ştefan cel Mare’s reign and finished in the year when the Moldavian army won the battle against King John Albert (1497).

Now you’ve seen the Monastery, but how about the Neamt Fortress? A medieval fortress, built in the 14th century during Petru I of Moldavia’s reign. It was a defense system and was considered one of our finest fortresses.

And there’s one more castle on the way, before we return to Iasi. The Sturdza Castle from Miclauseni, also known as Sturdza Palace is a Gothic-style castle built between 1880-1904 by George Sturza and his wife Maria in Miclauseni village approximately 20 kilometers away from Roman and 65 kilometers from Iasi. Currently, the Castle is under the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia and Bucovina and was included on the list of important historical monuments in 2010. The palace was built on the vast property that used to belong to the Sturdza family since late 17th century.


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If your group size is different than the ones listed above, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an estimate.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

The payment will be received and processed in full, in a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. So, any reservation has to be made 30 days or more before departure. If there are 29 days left before the starting of the tour, you cannot book anymore. If you find yourself in a last minute booking decision, send us an e-mail and we’ll find a solution for you.

In the unfortunate case of needing to cancel a reservation for a package, the following terms apply:

  • If you cancel within 30 days before departure, 100% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 15 days before departure, 50% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 7-0 days days before departure, 5% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

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    Konrad Renggli

    Solo Traveller

    It’s a shame that Romania does not have more highways. This can be a little time consuming sometimes but once you arrive at the destination, you almost forget about the time spent on the road. I especially loved the painted monasteries.

    May 15, 2017

    Preet Vasudev

    Solo Traveller

    I had such a wonderful experience with the group. I had the opportunity to meet new people, and that’s all because of Finding Romania. A must for any travel enthusiast. Thank you. Hope to visit again soon.

    May 7, 2017