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Private Rural Experience from Iasi - Agapia Monastery and Popa Museum

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Iasi, Romania
Private Rural Experience from Iasi - Agapia Monastery and Popa Museum

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Experience the beauty and traditions of Romanian country life on a private, full-day tour from Iasi. Visit charming villages nestled in the shadow of the Carpathians where time seems to stand still, and explore Moldavia’s rural culture through historic monasteries, fortresses, and a folk museum.
  • Private, full-day tour of the northeast Romanian countryside from Iasi
  • Learn about Moldavian history at the Neamţ Monastery and Citadel
  • Visit traditional villages where locals still use horse-drawn carts
  • Come face-to-face with native wildlife at a bison reservation
  • Try on Romanian folk costumes at the Nicolae Popa Museum
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Transportation with a modern vehicle
Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pick up and drop off
Bottle of water
Entrance fees
Lunch (approx. 12 € / person)
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Iasi

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your full day in the country begins with pickup at your hotel in a private vehicle and a drive outside the urban boundaries to reach the unspoiled countryside of northeast Romania. Begin with an exploration of the region’s spiritual heritage at the 15th-century Neamţ Monastery, one of the oldest in the country and a fine example of traditional Moldavian architecture. Pay a visit to the nearby Neamţ Citadel, an important military stronghold that once survived a siege by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror and offers fantastic panoramic views from its strategic hilltop setting.

Next, appreciate the region’s natural bounty with a visit to a bison reservation before continuing onto the commune of Agapia, where traditional rural ways of life are still practiced by locals. See the Agapia Orthodox Monastery and several charming villages where residents still travel by horse-drawn cart and cook over an open fire using homegrown produce.

Further delve into country customs at the Nicolae Popa Museum, showcasing regional folklore, handicrafts, and attire. Here, you'll have a chance to try on traditional folk costumes and pose for pictures to create a unique memento of your rural experience. At the end of the day, relax on the return journey to Iasi, where the full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Neamt Monastery
Enjoy a day trip to one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Discover the wilderness of the Carpathians, the fresh air, the wonderful mountain landscapes and the serenity of this area. You will start with a visit to Neamţ Monastery, the oldest monastic establishment for monks which shelters an impressive, well-preserved library. Nor far is Neamt Fortress – important military and historical fortification that survived the siege of Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. You will take a stroll up the hill and enjoy the beautiful view offered from this impressive fort. You will continue with a one of a kind experience: a visit to the bison reserve in Neamt.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Agapia Monastery
Your journey continues with a visit to Agapia Monastery, not only a charming religious site and a great tourist attraction but also an important center of promoting traditional crafts. Be amazed by the picturesque traditional villages where time seems to be standing still. The locals still use horse-drawn carts and prepare food above an open fire with ingredients from their backyard.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Popa Museum
Witness their vivid tapestry of old customs, handicrafts, and folklore by visiting Nicolae Popa Museum. You will have the opportunity to study the symbols of the national costumes. Try on the traditional costumes and take pictures so you will have some one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Rolandia Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Rural Experience from Iasi - Agapia Monastery and Popa Museum?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Rural Experience from Iasi - Agapia Monastery and Popa Museum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Rural Experience from Iasi - Agapia Monastery and Popa Museum?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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This rural experience was a very...
David T
, Oct 2016
This rural experience was a very enjoyable day. I have been to Romania four times now and with each visit I get to see and experience so much more of this beautiful country. The landscape, citadel, monastery, and Nicolae Popa museum was a great insight into the rich history and culture within Romania. My guide Lucian was fantastic even organising an impromptu visit to a family which was the highlight of the day. They welcomed you traditionally, quenched your thirst and appetite with home made food and beverages and then put me to work husking some corn. Absolutely an awesome experience that will stay with me forever.

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