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  2. Iasi
  3. Day Trips

Iasi: Full-Day Private City Tour - Palace of Culture & More

Product ID: 105910
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Enjoy a full-day walking tour in one of the most important and oldest cities in Romania. You will be amazed by the way that the occidental part of the city blends in with the old town shaped by hundreds of years of history, culture and religious life.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along the main historical streets of the city
  • Have a tasty traditional lunch at Bolta Rece
  • Tour one of the most impressive buildings of the city, the Palace of Culture
Full description
Enjoy a few pleasant hours in one of the largest cities in Romania. Enter the city’s bohemian atmosphere present, mostly, in the old part of the town and you will also witness the animated occidental lifestyle. The tour will start at one of the most impressive buildings of the city, the Palace of Culture, where you can observe its flamboyant neo-Gothic style and admire the beautiful garden behind the palace. Next, your tour guide will take you to a walk along the main historical streets of the city - Stefan cel Mare, where you’ll visit and find out information about the National Theatre Vasile Alecsandri. The building is a true architectonic jewel with one of the most amazing theater halls in the world, beautifully decorated with an iron curtain painted by Al. Goltz, rococo crystal, Venetian chandelier with 109 bulbs and the ceiling depicts Edenic parables representing angles and nymphs.

Next, visit two of the most imposing religious symbols of Iasi: the Three Hierarchs Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continue with a visit to the Technical University Gheorghe Asachi Library, one of the most majestic libraries in the world. According to Bored Panda, this library is considered to be amongst libraries like New York Public Library, the City Library from Stuttgart, Bibliothèque Nationale De France and Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura from Rio de Janeiro.

Afterwards, you’ll be introduced to the most important place of the city history, the Union Square, where the Romanian Union in 1859 was first celebrated. From here, the car will take you to a local restaurant, Bolta Rece, for a tasty traditional lunch. In the second part of the tour, you will admire a beautiful view over the whole city from the tower of the Golia Monastery. Copou Hill, with its university (first in Romania) and Botanical Garden, will complete your day in the cultural capital of Moldavia.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approximately 12 € / person)
  • Personal expense
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users