Painted Monasteries in Bucovina

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Single supplement: 90 EUR

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Hidden between quiet hills, the painted monasteries of Bucovina are world wide known for their beautiful painted walls. Built in the XV-XI centuries, they are listed in the UNESCO world heritage. Along the 6 day tour you will visit the most important monasteries, but also other local attractions: protected reserves, craft workshops, natural landscapes, and you will taste the local traditional gastronomy.

Itinerary

  • Day 1. Bucharest - Brasov

    Arrival at Otopeni airport. Meeting with the guide. Transfer to Brasov. On the way we will visit the Prahova Valley mountain resorts. Once arrived in Brasov, we will accommodate in a 4* hotel. Before dinner we will have a guided walk tour of the city center. Dinner and accommodation in Brasov.

  • Day 2. Brasov - Targu Neamt

    Buffet breakfast at Hotel. We start our first day of the program in the monasteries region. On the way we will cross spectacular landscapes: the Red Lake, Bicaz Gorges, as well as the resorts along Olt River. After lunch we will visit the first Moldavian monastery: Bistrita, and a beautiful mountain city - Piatra Neamt. Before evening, another two monasteries will be visited: Agapia and Varatec. In the evening we will arrive in Targu Neamt. Dinner and accommodation in Targu Neamt or Piatra Neamt.

  • Day 3. Targu Neamt - Gura Humorului

    Buffet breakfast at Hotel. In the morning we will visit Neamt Fortress - one of the most important fortress in the region. We will also visit the memorial house Ion Creanga - the Romanian writer who described the traditional local childhood in humorist stories. We leave the beautiful Targu Neamt city for visiting Neamt Monastery - the most important in terms of hierarchy, as here it is a monk school. Nearby, we will find a buffalo reserve, where we can admire those rare but proud animals. In the same Vanatori Natural Park we will visit another monastery - Secu. In the afternoon we will visit another UNESCO monastery - Probota. In the evening we will head toward Northern Bucovina, for visiting other monasteries. We will accommodate and have dinner in Gura Humorului.

  • Day 4. Gura Humorului

    Buffet breakfast at Hotel. Today program includes lot of objectives, so we expect to end the trip late in the evening. in the first part of the day we will visit the salted mine of Cacica. Then, we will pass Arbore Monastery, included in UNESCO world heritage list. After lunch, we will visit a well known village for its specific craft work - the black ceramic objects. In the afternoon we will visit Sucevita and Moldovita Monasteries and we will pass a beautifull landscape at 1,100 m altitude. Before our return at Gura Humorului, we will also visit Voronet Monastery - well known for its specific blue color of the exterior walls. In the evening we will return for dinner at the Hotel.

  • Day 5. Gura Humorului

    After a buffet breakfast we will continue our trip in Suceava county for visiting the most important monasteries in the area. In the morning we will visit Humor Monastery, which has a unique architecture. Before lunch we will visit Suceava city - the most important city in the region, and the ruins of the former capital of Moldova. After lunch we are heading Patrauti for visiting another UNESCO world heritage monastery. Before returning to Gura Humor we will visit the final two objectives of our tour: Putna and Radauti Monasteries. In Gura Humorului we will have a fare well dinner at the Hotel.

  • Day 6. Gura Humorului - Bucharest

    Buffet breakfast at the Hotel. Today we are returning to Bucharest. On the way we will pass the cities of Bacau, Roman and Targu Secuiesc, as well as the resorts along Prahova Valey. In Bucharest, depending on the participants' schedule, you can have a city tour or another Romania Travel program in the city or you will be driven to the airport or hotel.
    End of tour.

Tour info

Departures: All year, based on previous request

Accommodation: full board

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

Tour specification

Price list

  • I. Accommodation in 3* hotels

  • +10 pax............................. 700 EUR

  • 6-10 pax............................ 750 EUR

  • 2-5 pax.............................. 800 EUR

  • single supplement.............90 EUR

  • II. Accommodation in 4* hotels

  • +10 pax............................. 700 EUR

  • 6-10 pax............................ 800 EUR

  • 2-5 pax.............................. 900 EUR

  • single supplement............ 110 EUR

Price conditions

Prices are per person.
For groups of more than 15 participants, the price will be calculated according to the number of participants.
The tour is organized based on request, with minimum 1 month in advance.

What is included

  • Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels

  • Professional English/ French/ German speaking guide

  • Entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program

  • Full board

  • Transport by car, minibus or coach

What is not included

  • Flight tickets

  • Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)

  • Photo and video inside the tourist objectives of the programme

  • Tips

  • Porterage

  • Personal expenses and drinks at meals, less water

  • Visa (if needed)

  • Airport transfer (please require if needed)

Departures dates

  • Monday-Friday, all year, based on your request

  • Visits with the guide

    Bucharest panoramic tour
    Brasov walk tour
    Bicaz gorges and the Red Lake
    Bistrita Monastery
    Varatec Monastery
    Agapia Monastery
    Neamt Fortification
    Neamt Monastery
    Auroch reserve
    Secu Monastery
    Probota Monastery
    Cacica Salt Mine
    Arbore Monastery
    Marginea traditional crafts
    Sucevita Monastery
    Moldovita Monastery
    Voronet Monastery
    Humor Monastery
    Putna Monastery

  • Accommodation in the following hotels:

    4* hotels:

    Hotel Ramada or similar/Brasov - www.ramadabrasov.ro

    Hotel Central Plaza or similar/Piatra Neamt or Targu Neamt - www.centralplazahotel.ro

    Best Western Bucovina Hotel or similar/Gura Humorului - www.bestwesternbucovina.ro

    3* hotels:

    Hotel Pantex or similar/Brasov - www.hotelpantex.ro

    BelvedereHotel or similar/ Piatra Neamt or Targu Neamt - www.hotel-belvedere.ro

    Simeria Hotel or similar/Gura Humorului - www.hotelsimeriaclass.ro

  • Other tour conditions

    Visiting of some religious objectives are requiring suitable clothes (long skirt and cover head for women, long pants for men)

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