Walking City Tour – Iasi

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Iasi, a city rich in history and cultural treasures. Our guided tour invites you to explore the iconic Palace of Culture and its majestic Palace Square, where history comes to life against a stunning architectural backdrop. Wander down the enchanting Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard, lined with the timeless Three Hierarchs Monastery, a masterpiece of spiritual architecture.

As you stroll through the vibrant streets, the Metropolitan Cathedral stands as a testament to faith and artistic brilliance. The tour continues to the elegant Roznoveanu Palace, a gem of aristocratic heritage, and Cuza Voda Street, offering a glimpse of the city’s dynamic urban life.

Behold the grandeur of the National Theatre and soak in the ambiance of Union Square, where history unfolds at every corner. The journey takes you to Nation Square, home to the prestigious Medicine and Pharmacy University, a hub of knowledge and innovation.

Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour immerses you in the layers of Iasi’s past and present. Explore its cultural mosaic, from architectural marvels to academic excellence. Discover the soul of Iasi through its landmarks, and let its stories enchant you on this unforgettable guided exploration.

Walking Iasi tour with a wine tasting session

Enjoy an attractive and mandatory walk to better understand the history of these places in the city center of Iasi, where, you will discover the most important buildings and legends about the history of Iasi. The itinerary will start in front of the Palace of Culture and will continue in the direction of Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard, marking the most important objectives along the route: The Palace of Culture Square, Three Hierarchs Monastery, Roznovanu Palace, The Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Theatre. Cuza Voda Street.

After about 2 hours, you will continue with your guide to a renowned wine bar to get to know the most representative wines of the area in a tasting session with 4 local wines.

Cricova wineries & Chisinau

A unique experience that you can enjoy in a one-day tour is a visit with wine tasting at Cricova, the most famous wine cellar in Moldova, being considered one of the largest wineries in the world.

The day will start early in the morning in the company of the local guide, following that the route to Cricova will last approximately 3-4 hours, depending on traffic conditions and customs formalities. The route will surprise you with the beautiful Moldavian landscapes, with hills and hills dotted with villages and church towers, the living imprint of the Christian heritage.

Once you arrive in Cricova, you will be picked up by the winery guide who will lead you to the means of transport in the winery, an electric train. The visit will begin with the presentation of the site itself, a network of 100 kilometers of roads, streets, alleys and warehouses excavated in limestone up to a depth of 80 meters, in a word – an underground city. You will visit the specific rooms and galleries, from the maturing room to the sparkling wine preparation room and part of the wine collection open to the public. The wine tasting session is prepared in a specially equipped room and will be done in the company of the specialist guide.

Your experience will be completed by a walking and driving tour in Chisinau, to capture the city’s attractions such as the Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Government Building, the City Hall and other buildings in the company of the local guide and the energetic atmosphere of the city.

Remarks:

  • The hours in the program are indicative, being the subject of traffic conditions and the requirements of the formed group;
  • The itinerary includes the crossing of a state border: passport and identity card are required for customs control; also, there are waiting times that cannot be predicted, as they depend on customs control and the number of people at the customs checkpoints.

History and tradition at Cotnari Vineyard

Discover the atmosphere of the Cotnari Vineyards wrapped in history, local traditions and unique wine. Cotnari, one of the most famous and well-known vineyards in Romania, built on the foundation of a history of approximately 2000 years, is proud to be the only vineyard where exclusively local varieties have been preserved: Grasă de Cotnari, Fetească Albă, Tâmiaosă Românească and Francuşa. The Romanian varieties grown here cover an area of approximately 1700 hectares.

Along with your guide and the interesting stories about the history of the place, wineries, wines and Stefan the Great, you will visit different sections of the winery and you will go through the impressive collection of wines in the wine cellar, here you can find about 1 million bottles, of which the oldest the preserved wine bottle is from 1956. The route will lead you to the tasting room where you will get to know the flavors of Cotnari wine and the famous Grasa de Cotnari.

In the afternoon, the visit will continue with a stop at the “Ionela Mihuleac” Creation Workshop to get to know the Cucuteni ceramics and its beautiful story more than 5 thousand years old.

Return to Iasi, with transfer to the hotel around 17:00.

Remarks:

  • The pick-up time of the guests will be sent 24-48 hours before, depending on the winery’s schedule;
  • The hours in the program are indicative, being the subject of traffic conditions and the requirements of the formed group;

Mimi Castle & Chisinau – A noble taste experience

One of the most pleasant surprises for wine enthusiasts but also for lovers of traditions and culture comes from Mimi Castle, one of the most emblematic castles in Moldova, a symbiosis of what it means to be a young and modern spirit together with respect for origins, work and history.

The day will start early in the morning in the company of the local guide and will continue for approximately 3-4 hours until Mimi Castle, depending on traffic conditions and customs formalities. The route will surprise you with the beautiful Moldavian landscapes, with hills and hills dotted with villages and church towers, the living imprint of the Christian heritage. Once you arrive at Castel Mimi, you will get to know the architecture of the place and the very beautiful garden designed according to the original patterns, it is no coincidence that Castel Mimi is included in the top 15 most beautiful wineries in the world! You will start by visiting the winery with its specific rooms, following which the wine tasting session will be opened in the castle restaurant.

Your experience will be completed by a walking and driving tour in Chisinau, to capture the city’s attractions such as the Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Government Building, the City Hall and other buildings in the company of the local guide and the energetic atmosphere of the city.

Remarks:

  • The hours in the program are indicative, being the subject of traffic conditions and the requirements of the formed group;
  • The itinerary includes the crossing of a state border: passport and identity card are required for customs control; also, there are waiting times that cannot be predicted, as they depend on customs control and the number of people at the customs checkpoints.

DISCOUNT Early bird

10% discount for bookings at least 30 days in advance + 50% advance payment. The advance payment can be fully refunded provided that it is requested at least 15 days before the scheduled date.

Bliss the taste with Gramma Wines

A tourist experience in Iasi would not be complete without getting to know the famous wines of the hills that surround the city. Only 8 km from the center of Iasi is Podgoria Gramma, an urban vineyard, as the hosts themselves present their heritage, waiting for you to cross its threshold.

At Gramma, you will get to know not only the wines specific to the area, but also a young, brave winery, different from everything that is happening around by its attitude and vision. Here we must mention the collection bearing the labels drawn by the master Horatiu Malaele and also the first collection of wines in the world dressed in Romanian NFTs (Non-fungible tokens).

The personality of Gramma wines is defined by the perfect balance between nature, creativity and technology. The quality, the non-conformist approach and the design of the labels are just a few details that create a unique experience for you, the wine enthusiast.

After the tasting session, we will invite you to a panoramic tour of the city, where you will be surprised by the most important cultural-historical attractions of Iasi. In the afternoon, return to the hotel.

Remarks:

  • The pick-up time of the guests will be sent 24-48 hours before, depending on the winery’s schedule;
  • The hours in the program are indicative, being the subject of traffic conditions and the requirements of the formed group;