Enjoy a fascinating tour, focused on the culture and spirituality of Bukovina, that will give you the opportunity to discover the unique Painted Monasteries architectural treasures, meet local artisans, enjoy one of the most panoramic landscapes in Romania and try local mouth-watering gastronomy!
Arrival in Suceava in the afternoon/evening, where you will meet your guide.
If you travel to Suceava by train (1st class sleeping berth), our local guide will pick you up from the Railway Station. If you travel by plane, our local guide will pick you up from the Airport. Then, transfer by car to the 4* hotel/pension in Bukovina region (Gura Humorului, Vama village or similar). Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast in the morning. After that, we will discover together the famous Moldavian Painted Monasteries of Humor, Voronet - widely known as "the Sistine Chapel of the East", Moldovita and Sucevita, passing through picturesque villages.
The Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, placed on UNESCO'S World Heritage list, are among the most beautiful treasures of Romania. Their painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell. Deemed masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe.
Today, we are also going to visit the Egg Museum in Vama village, deep in the heart of Bukovina, where we will see the most varied and numerous collection of dyed and decorated eggs in Romania, and one of the most important ones in Europe at once. We will be able to discover the local traditions of the area and the art of decorating the Easter eggs.
In the evening, return to our hotel/pension, overnight.
Along our day, there will be stops for lunch (optional), while dinner will be included at the hotel/pension's restaurant, traditional local meal.
Breakfast in the morning.
Check-out around 09-10:00am and leave the hotel/pension to discover the surroundings in our last day in Bukovina.
We will begin our today's visits with Putna Monastery - first and one of the most important monastic center in Moldavia, built between 1466 and 1481 by Stephen the Great, following his victory over the Turks at Chilia.
Next stop will be at the Marginea Black Pottery workshop, in Marginea village. The black pottery produced here is known internationally, mainly due to its black color obtained following an ancient burning technique. Marginea became a pottery center somewhere in the 16th century, when the ceramics was mainly crafted for food storage or other purposes. Still preserved to this day, this beautiful old craft offers tourists all around the world the opportunity to witness the art of making black ceramic items and bring truly unique souvenirs back home.
After that, if time permits us (depending on your departure schedule), we can also visit Patrauti Church (built by Stephan the Great in 1487, being the smallest of all his churches and monasteries and the only one destined to be a nun monastery, a "sanctuary for soldiers injured in wars"), Dragomirna Monastery (the tallest monastery in Bukovina, built on a breathtakingly monumental scale), ending with the Princely Fortress of Suceava; the fortress was built at the end of the 14th century, near Suceava medieval city, being the main residence of Moldavia's rulers for almost 200 years.
Along our day, there will be stops for lunch (optional). In the evening, dinner, then we say Goodbye!
Transfer to the Railway Station or to the Airport for your departure train (1st class sleeping berth)/flight* to Bucharest.
*If you prefer to fly to Bucharest (and not to go by train), you will need 1 night accommodation in Bucharest, we will arrange that. Or, we can include 1 more night in Bukovina, and you can fly to Bucharest the following day morning.
Arrival at the Bucharest North Railway Station / Otopeni Airport. Depart further, back home. End of the tour!
Side options during this day (additional cost will apply):
- BUCHAREST FULL DAY TOUR, if you want to discover also the capital city (with proffesional guide at your disposal, transportation, accommodation for one or more nights)
- ONE DAY TRIP "Two Castles in One Day: Peles and Bran Castles" (with proffesional guide at your disposal, transportation), if you want to discover two of the most beautiful and famous Romanian Castles - the legendary Bran Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle - the most beautiful palace in Eastern Europe, once the Romanian kings Summer residence, stop in Brasov medieval city included also.
PRIVATE TOUR by car/minivan
390 EUR/pers (group of 2 persons)
290 EUR/pers (group of 4-7 persons)
*the tour can be organized even for 1 solo traveler
-pick up/drop off transfer from the train station/airport in Suceava to the hotel/pension;
-transport by car/minibus in Bukovina, for the entire tour;
-other meals not mentioned as included (lunch);
-transfer in Bucharest to the Railway Station or Airport/return - they can be arranged at an additional cost;
-train ticket to Suceava (1st class, sleeping berth) and return OR flight ticket to Suceava and return (depending on your preference) - they can be arranged at an additional cost;
-additional night accommodation in Bucharest, if needed;
-side tour options at the end of the tour;
-other services not mentioned as included.