PAINTED MONASTERIES OF BUCOVINA
Discover the famous UNESCO Heritage painted monasteries of Bucovina.
On day 1 we start our tour driving from Bucharest to the North, heading to Bucovina region (N-E), undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful area of Romania. You will have the chance to admire the Eastern side of Carpathian mountains, country-side landscapes, stopping in Gura Humorului, where we can enjoy a good rest for the next day.
During the day 2 we will visit the most picturesque treasures of Romania: Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Their exterior walls are painted with 15th-16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, heaven and hell. Masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural attractions in Europe. The most beautiful monasteries we will visit are: Voronet (an emblematic painted church of 500 years old, but well preserved frescoes), Sucevita (where you will visit the largest painted convent, very similar to a fortress), Moldovita (with golden and deep blue paintings on the exterior walls, completed in the XVIth century). We will end the day in Piatra Neamt, a city at the bottom of Ceahlau mountain.
The 3rd day will get us to the legendary land of Transylvania and its UNESCO World Heritage sites, passing stunning mountain sightseeing, such us Bicaz Canyon or Red Lake (the largest natural mountain lake in Romania). Later on, we will visit Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful, best-preserved and still inhabited medieval citadels in Europe, authentic Saxon houses of Viscri and fortified churches. In the evening, we will get to Brasov a medieval city settled by German colonists on XIII century.
The 4th day will be spent on the Prahova Valley in the Carpathian mountains, visiting Brasov – a medieval city settled by German colonists, where you will have a walking tour in the Old Town area and Peles Castle – the Royal summer residence. At the end, we will visit the Sinaia monastery, a Christian Orthodox church built in 1695 in byzantine architectural style, very popular in the area. We will arrive in Bucharest in the evening, passing by the main attractions of the city.
What is included:
- Private tour by a local guide
- English speaking professional guide
- Transportation with air-conditioned car/minibus
- Entrance fee to the visited attractions
- Pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Bucharest
What is NOT included:
- Food or drinks
- Souvenirs or private expenses
- Photo fees
Duration: 4 days
- 1 person traveling alone: 895€/pers
- 2 person traveling together: 485€/pers
- 3–4 person traveling together: 365€/pers
- 5–6 person traveling together: 325€/pers