Discover the orthodox world by living in it

About Tour

We will visit many monasteries, some of them not so well- known, but each of them having something interesting to show. We will see new and old churches/monasteries, we will see that life and tradition didn’t change here since many centuries, that even now the life is almost the same as 1000 years ago. You will overnight in monasteries, you will eat with the nuns and monks, you will talk to them, you can ask any questions you want, and so, by living, hearing, seeing you will understand a little bit of the beauty of the orthodox world, and enjoy living simple, eating well and healthy, and also relaxing your body and soul from the stressful life. It will be NOT an excursion, it will be an EXPERIENCE. May be not so impressive from art and history point of view, but for sure extremely impressive from the experience we will have interacting with local people and people from these monasteries.

Despite the fact that 50 years of hard communism destroyed some of the Romanian churches and monasteries, the fact that Ceausescu in the 80’s had a strong campaign against the church and everything related to it, many of them survived in good or worse conditions and many have been reopened after 1990.

1 o giorno

Arrival

Visite comprese:

  • Arrival in Iasi
  • Direct transfer to Neamt area,
  • Dinner and accommodation either at Varatec convent (nun) or Neamt monastery (monk).

Pasti compresi:
  • Dinner
2 o giorno

Between monasteries

Visite comprese:

Neamt area is one of the most important monasteries/orthodox region in Romania, if not THE MOST IMPORTANT. The jewels of the crown are two monasteries. One is Neamt monastery, to which all important leaders of the Romanian ortodox are linked. The next jewel is AGAPIA and VARATEC, two sister monasteries, convents, having together almost 1000 nunes. You will see what they do in their workshops, how they live and learn about their belief.

  • The Varatec Convent
  • The Agapia Convent
  • The Neamt Monastery
  • The Sihla Monastery
  • The Sihastria Monastery
  • The Secu Monastery
  • Free lunch
  • Dinner with some of the high ranked people in the monastery

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
3 o giorno

Bucovinean Monasteries

Visite comprese:

  • Voronet Monastery, said to be the most impressive of them all, as it displays a special colour, the Voronet blue, which is considered an original one, next to Tiziano’s red and Veronese’s green
  • Humor Monastery, renowned for the unique, colourful exterior frescoes on the walls
  • Free lunch
  • Dinner with the nun abbot of Vorona Monastery
  • Overnight in a new monastery, Vorona. The experiences you will have, and the interesting discusions with the nun abbot in Vorona will be one of the highlights of the trip.

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
4 ° giorno

Discover the monasteries in Iasi region

Visite comprese:

  • Visit Probota Church
  • Visit Miclauseni Monastery
  • Lunch at the Micleuseni Monastery with the nun abbot
  • Visit Vladiceni monastery
  • Discover a small Neo-Gothic castle, built by one of the most important noble families in Eastern Romania, Strudza. The Castle was the summer residence of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, famous for unifying two Romanian provinces: Wallachia and Moldavia under the name of Romania.
  • Dinner and accommodation.

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
5 ° giorno

Exploring Iasi

Visite comprese:

  • City Tour of Iasi, the most important historical, economic,and cultural center in Northeast Romania
  • The Metropolitan Cathedral,
  • Culture Palace,
  • The Three Holy Hierarchs Monastery, unique architectural masterpiece
  • Same accommodation
  • Enjoy blessed meal at farewell dinner with the abbot in the monastery of Vladiceni
  • Surprise!! We will have the opportunity to hear Byzantine Church music sang by a student’s choir from the Theological University of Iasi.

Visite opzionali:

  • Visit of a monastery next to Iasi.

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
6 ° giorno

Departure home

Visite comprese:

  • Departure home

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast

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Natalia - non è solo la migliore guida, ma una persona affidabile con cui non ti preoccuperai mai del tour. Quando abbiamo bisogno di una guida di lingua inglese per il programma, non pensiamo mai a chi chiamare. Per noi la cosa più importante è sapere se Natalia ha possibilità per quel periodo.

Solo lavorando con lei siamo sicuri che il lavoro sarà fatto perfettamente. Conosce tante cose, i turisti sono sempre soddisfatti.

Natalia, una guida molto competente, ha superato di gran lunga le mie aspettative !!! Sono un viaggiatore frequente, cerco sempre di trovare delle buone guide. Ma fino ad ora Natalia è la mia preferita in assoluto. Le informazioni che ci ha dato non puoi mai aspettarle da una normale guida turistica. Tutto era ben organizzato. Si può sentire che ama il suo lavoro. Lei ha competenze ad ampio raggio. Grazie!

Potrei darle almeno quindici stelle ... Cristina è una guida esemplare, ti fa conoscere la Moldavia come nessuno mai. Alla pari se non migliore di quelli che lavorano in destinazioni decisamente più popolari. Esperienza da fare senza alcun dubbio.