Land of Buffalo – Neamt County

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1 Day
Availability : Apr - Nov
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Neamt County
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 3
Tour Details

     Neamt County is an area with many touristic sites: Old monasteries, fascinating museums, fortresses, and strongholds.

     A good part of the well-known monasteries from Northern Moldavia are in Neamt County. Firstly, most importantly, Agapia is especially known for icons by the famous Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu. Secondly, Neamt monastery with two churches, two chapels, the bell-tower with 11 bells, and the Theological Seminary and a museum with religious art and some old printing presses. Inside the church, we can see the icon of the Virgin Mary, painted in 665 in Israel. Thirdly, Varatec monastery with 600 nuns who live there. In addition, Neamt Citadel is another fortress built by Stefan the Great to defend Moldova by Ottoman Empire.

   First of all, other attractions are Ceahlau Mountain – also known as The Athos of Romanian Orthodoxy and the Dacic mountain Kogaion. Furthermore the beautiful and spectacular Bicaz Gorges, Vanatori Natural Reservation with living buffalo and other animals.

   Above all these attractions, Bucovina Day Tours certainly will offer all the assistance you need.

 

Departure & Return Location

From your Accommodation /Train Station / Airport

Departure Time

08.30 a.m.

Price Includes

  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • About PricePrice is for 1 tourist. For 2 or 3 tourists the price it will be per car = 110 / 175 euro

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Photo and Video fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat
  • Decent clothes
  • Lunch ~ 10 euro
What to Expect

    This tour is primarily an immersive stay, educational in its own way, set in a circumscribed area or region which focuses on the discovery of cultural, historical heritage of Neamt. During this tour, you can expect to visit all important monasteries from the region, and its duration can vary according to personal taste. You’ll see buffalo, deer and other wild animals. At Popa Museum you can see objects of archeology, numismatics, ethnography, icons, naive painting and also works by Neculai and Elena Popa like masks, costumes for winter performances, wood and stone sculpture.

   The art treasures kept at Neamt Monasteries are proof of the intense artistic and cultural activity which took place here through the centuries.

  • Meeting with nuns at the biggest Orthodox Complex
  • Fascinating frescoes and mosaics
  • A sneak peek at monastic life
  • A lot of fun
Itinerary

Meeting in front of your accommodation.

We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at your hotel in Suceava. We discuss the itinerary and we make the acquaintance.

We depart to Neamt county. It will be a 1 hour journey till the first site.

We start with Neamt Fortress. The Fortress is situated on a hill and we must hike10 min. When you’ll be on the walls, you’ll see a mesmerizing view.
After the Fortress, we heading to Neamt Monastery – the last monastic scholar centers.
Reserve Bisons and Carpathian Faun. You’ll see bisons family living in the forest.
The Varatec and Agapia Monasteries are the largest in the Orthodox world and are famous for the paintings they house and for the beautiful icons of great beauty.
Even today is traditional that all Romanians visit this area at least once in their lifetimes.
We’ll end our tour at Popa Museum with an incredible collection, starting with naive wooden and stone carvings, masks, costumes for winter performances, wood and stone sculpture.

We return to Suceava, after a wonderful day at this fascinating county.

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