Discover the beauties of Bukovina and Moldova in a 4-day trip from Iasi. The first day of your tour will introduce you to the UNESCO Painted Churches of Bukovina and to the city of Suceava, which served as a residence for the Princes of Moldavia. In the following three days you will discover Moldova, the neighbor country of Romania. You will visit archeological and historical sites, you will explore the streets and landmarks of Kishinev, and you will sample some of Moldova's famous wine varieties.
Day 1 | A trip through Bukovina Welcome to Romania! Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and your 4-day journey through Bukovina and Moldova will start.You will begin by visiting the famous Voronet Monastery, a monastery is renowned for its unique shade of blue. On its southern wall you will find the best-preserved fresco of the Last Judgement in Romania. Next, you will visit the Moldovita Monastery, a religious site built with an open porch, a hidden room located above the burial vault, and with Gothic-style windows and walls. Your tour of Bukovina's monasteries will end at Sucevita, a monastery built in 1585 that combines the Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles.Our final destination for the day is Suceava, a city which served as the capital of Moldavia for nearly 200 years. A city tour will take you to some of its most important landmarks, such as The Princely Court and the Mirauti Church.Day 2 | Discovering Kishinev Your second day will begin with a trip to Moldova, a country famous for its wine cellars and one of the largest wine producers in the world.The first landmark of the day is the Soroca Citadel, was one of the citadels that formed Moldavia's defense system. The Citadel was built at the end of the 15th century, and it the only medieval monument in Moldova which was preserved just as it was designed. From Soroca you will head to Kishinev, the capital city of Moldova. You will visit the most prominent tourist attractions of the city, such as the Triumphal arch and the Stephen the Great Park. Before calling it a day, you will visit the local flea market.Day 3 | Discovering the history of Moldova Early in the morning, you will take a trip to the Tipova Cave Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Moldova. It was carved in stone on the bank of the Nistru River and it is believed that the oldest of its cells dates back to the 11th century. Next up you will visit the Old Orhei historical and archeological complex. You will also visit the Orhei Fort, a Moldovan citadel placed alongside the Răut River.As you will head back to Kishinev, you will make a short stop at Cricova for a wine tasting session. Cricova Winery represents a real underground city, and it is so large that you need to drive through them. Once you arrive in Kishniev, you will head to one of its seven hills to catch a glimpse of the city's skyline before going back to the hotel.Day 4 | Bidding farewell to Moldova In the morning you will leave from Kishinev and head to Milestii Mici, the largest underground wine cellar in the world. Its tunnels spread over an area of more than 200 kilometers, 55 of which are used for wine storage. Before heading back to Iasi, you will make one final stop at Capriana Monastery, one of the oldest and most beautiful monuments in Moldova.