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Come and enjoy 5 unforgettable days in Neamt County!

18 November 2022 No Comment

Neamț County is certainly your best holiday destination!

Neamț Land, European Destination of Excellence, gladly invites all tourists from the country and abroad to discover unique attractions and explore new horizons

We are delighted to present you with ideas for a five-days trip among the historical and traditional landmarks of Neamt County, among nature wonders, sports and leisure activities, and culinary experiences that you can only find in this part of the country.

Neamț County is the sacred space of the ancient Dacians, with many legends and myths, with roots going back thousands of years, to the most brilliant prehistoric civilization in Europe, the Cucuteni–Trypillia Culture. Neamț is also the land with the largest number of monasteries and churches in the country, and 537 historical monuments having on display collections of great value. E.g, Neamț Monastery, also called the “Jerusalem of Romanian Orthodoxy” dates back to 1210 AD.

The “stone kingdom” of Bicaz Gorges -an irresistible temptation for those who love climbing-, the picturesque views of monastic settlements and traditional mountain villages, the legendary and holy Ceahlău Massif, the worldwide famous Bison Land, the “sea between the ​​mountains”, the swan lakes in Neamţ, the tasty Moldavian cuisine, various leisure activities to choose from, along with the renowned hospitality of the people are just some of the reasons to spend five days in Neamț County.

You will enjoy unique, unforgettable experiences every time, since Neamț County is like a well of wonders. At the end of the trip, the fascinating natural settings, the bounty of cultural and spiritual elements, the many legends, traditions and historical testimonies will be completed by your own perception about the destination, which will go beyond the five senses. Each traveller, depending of his or her own aesthetic beliefs, gets to experience these lands in a very personal way. To put it in other words, Neamţ is like a mirror: always the same, but whoever looks, sees something different.

 

Suggestions of tour packages in Neamț:

DAY 1: Bicaz – Izvoru Muntelui – Ceahlău Massif – Durău

Option A – Active tourism: Hiking in Ceahlău National Park

9 AM – Thematic presentation of Ceahlău National Park Visitors’ Centre in Izvoru Muntelui

9:30 AM – Departure on the hiking trail nearby Izvoru Muntelui Chalet (trail no.1 marked with route a blue triangle)

10 AM – Lutul Roșu Saddle

11 AM – Dochia’s Rock

12 AM – The Stone Citadel

1 PM – Toaca Peak – climbing the metal stairs to the top of the massif

2 PM – Lunch at Dochia Chalet. Photo session and visit to Ceahlău Monastery

6 PM – Return on trail no. 4, marked with a red tape towards Durău Resort (Lespezi Peak – Panaghia’s Rock – Cușma Dorobanțului – Fântânele Chalet – Durău Resort

6:30 PM – Leisure time at Durău Park

8 PM – Dinner and accommodation in Durău  (tourists can choose among one of the 40 accommodation structures here – hotels: Bistrita, Bradul, Admiraz, Cascada, or guest houses: Ceahlău, Gold, Brândușa, Antia, Alpin, Casa Pelerinul, and more)

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Option B – Cultural tourism: Easy hiking and cultural visits in the Southern area of ​​Lake Izvoru Muntelui

9:30 AM – Thematic presentation of Ceahlău National Park Visitors’ Centre in Izvoru Muntelui

10:30 AM – Departure by car on the axial road (TransCeahlău), with photo sessions at each scenic spots

11 AM – Pedestrian trip to discover the traditional architecture of Izvoru Alb Village

1 PM – Picnic on the shore of Lake Izvoru Muntelui (or lunch at Baicu Tourist Resort in Izvoru Alb)

3 PM – Visit to Bicaz Dam and discover the story of the lost villages under the waters of Lake Izvoru Muntelui

4 PM – Leisure trip by boat or by kayak at Bicaz Naval Port Recreational Complex

7 PM – Dinner and accommodation at Complex Ancora, Bicaz Naval Port

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DAY 2: Șugău Gorges – Munticelu – Bicaz Gorges – Bicăjel Gorges

9 AM – Șugău Gorges Nature Reserve – Bârnadu Village (hiking, observing fauna/flora, tour of traditional architecture, tasting of local products)

11 AM – Hiking in Șugău Gorges on Munticelu Peak, observing the endemic flora (Astragalus species), visiting “Munticelu Cave” – natural monument (with 2 options to further on the trail; option 1 – Tunel Cave and option 2 – Via Ferrata Astragalus)

2 PM – Lunch in Bicaz-Chei

4 PM – Hike in Bicaz Gorges and Bicăjel Gorges (discovering the history and legend, of the places, climbing, observing fauna/flora)

7 PM – Dinner and accommodation at a guesthouse in Bicăjel commune or Bicaz-Chei commune

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DAY 3 Hangu – Poiana Largului – Galu – Popești – Farcașa – Borca

9 AM – Departure to Poiana Larglui

10 AM – Visiting the wooden church in Galu

11:30 AM – Participation in a sitting with the folklore ensemble from Borca (in addition, you can embark on a hiking route around Borca)

1:30 PM – Lunch in Borca at Stegioara Trout

3 PM – Hike in Borca Gorges (furthermore, you can go on a hike to Budacu Peak, with overnight stay in the area)

6 PM – Visiting the Tourist Sheepfold in Popești, Farcașa commune. Active participating in pastoral practices and serving dinner at the sheepfold

8 PM – Accommodation in the beautiful region of the River Bistrița valley (Orizont Guesthouse in Farcașa, Orient Guesthouse in Frumosu, Popasul Vânătorului Guesthouse or Căprioara Guesthouse, both in Borca)

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DAY 4 Târgu-Neamţ – Vânători-Neamţ Natural Park – Pipirig – Neamţ Monastery – Neamţ Fortress

Option A – Active tourism: Hiking in Vânători-Neamț Natural Park

9 AM – Meeting at the Centre for Information and Tourism Promotion in Târgu-Neamț. Walking tour between the historical centre of Târgu-Neamț town – Mountain Hunters’ Monument – ​​Neamț Fortress

11:30 AM – Guided tour of Neamț Fortress

1:30 PM – Tasting of local products at Vânători-Neamț Natural Park Administration Centre

2 PM – Bison Safari with rangers from Vânători-Neamț Natural Park – following the bisons in the wild (4-5h)

5 PM – Picnic on the route

7:30 PM – Traditional dinner at Maria’s Inn / Răzeșilor Inn

9 PM – Accommodation in Târgu-Neamt (Victoria Hotel, Aristocratis Guesthouse, Belvedere Guesthouse, etc.)

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Option B – Cultural tourism: Easy hiking and cultural visits

9 AM – Meeting at the Centre for Information and Tourism Promotion in Târgu-Neamț. Walking to the historical centre of Târgu-Neamț town

10:30 AM – Guided tour of Neamț Fortress. Easy hike on the educational trail

12 AM – Visiting Veronica Micle Memorial House in Târgu-Neamț

1 PM – Lunch at a restaurants in Târgu-Neamț (La Cuptor, Venezia, Doina, etc.)

3 PM – Visiting Vânători-Neamț Natural Park Administration Centre (tour of thematic rooms, shopping local products, hike to observe bisons in the park)

4:30 PM – Meeting a folk craftsman in Pipirig at the workshop of Rodica Ciocârtău or Marinica Todici, interactive demonstration of crafts (in addition, you can visit Vasile Găman Private Ethnography Museum in Lunca)

5 PM – Walking or driving through Pipirig and Boboiești villages, to capture the architecture of traditional households

6 PM – Visit to Neamț Monastery. Participation in religious service (moreover, you can visit the Ossuarium of the monastery)

7:30 PM – Traditional dinner at Maria’s Inn / Braniște Guesthouse / Rustic Inn

9:30 PM – Accommodation in Târgu-Neamt (Victoria Hotel or at one of the many guesthouses: Aristocratis, Belvedere, Ozana, Steaua Nordului, etc.)

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DAY 5 Princely Court in Piatra-Neamţ

Option A

9:30 AM – Guided tour of the historical centre of Piatra-Neamț city: the Princely Court with the Art Museum, the Ethnography Museum, and Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum, St. John the Baptist’s Church, the Bell Tower of Stephen the Great, the Youth Park with the ruins (please take note that you can also have this tour by electric bikes, segways or electric scooters)

1 PM – Lunch at Cupola Restaurant, Grand Hotel Ceahlău, Central Plaza Hotel, Turnul Berarilor, Cocoșul de Aur, Atlas Aparthotel, etc.

3 PM – Gondola lift to Cozla Hill

3:30 PM – Photographing the River Bistrița Valley, visiting the souvenir shop, hike on Cozla Hill with observation of wild flora and fauna, picnic

6 PM – Folkloric evening at Cercul Gospodinelor restaurant

7 PM – Traditional dinner at Cercul Gospodinelor restaurant, with an amazing panoramic view of the city

9 PM – Accommodation in Piatra-Neamț or Alexandru Cel Bun (Central Plaza Hotel, Grand Hotel Ceahlău, Atlas Aparthotel, Curtea Domnească Guesthouse, Lido Hotel, Troian Guesthouse, etc.)

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Option B Cycling tour with a mountain guide

9:30 AM – Preparation of the cycling expedition

10 AM Departure on the route

10:30 AM – Bâtca Doamnei Pontoon

11 AM – Ruins of Petrodava Fortress on Bâtca Doamnei Hill. Energizing snack on the route

12 AM – Agârcia village

1 PM – Forest trail in Goșmanu Mountains

3 PM – Lunch and tasting of local products at ”Turtița Bunicii” in Oanțu village

5 PM – Lake Pângăraţi

6 PM – Return to Piatra-Neamț

7 PM – Festive dinner at Turnul Berarilor Restaurant – known for its distinctive atmosphere and its own craft beer.

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For other suggestions for accommodation and meals, please click the link below: https://www.visitneamt.com/accommodation-romania-neamt-county/

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