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$229.27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Iasi Unesco Heritage Tour in Bucovina

One day trip with driver-guide to see the highlights of the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Monasteries of Bucovina. The tour includes visits to the worldwide best-known monasteries of Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita. This day trip is the perfect choice to get an idea about what Bucovina means, which became region administrated by Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1785 until 1918 following to Russian Austrian conflicts. First stop is Voronet Monastery, known as The Sistine Chapel of Eastern Europe due its exterior blue frescoes showing “The Last Judgment”. Of course, here’s the place where You will discover a lot about the former Moldavian rulers like Stephan the Great, who leaded Moldavia almost for his entire life dedicated to a permanent fight against the Ottoman Empire. Stephan’s the Great role was a major one in Europe’s Dark Age since his small kingdom was like a buffer zone between the Muslim expansion towards the Christianity of Europe, that’s why he was named by the Papa Sixt as “Athleta Christi” due his fights in name of Christianity. In just half hour by car from Voronet the road will take you to another mountain village, where is located The Monastery of Moldovita, one of the first paintedmonasteries in Bucovina, completed in 1532. Crossing Obcina Mare mountain, you will discover the late 16th century Sucevita monastery the newest between the painted churches. Leaving Bucovina without visiting the traditional workshop of black pottery in Marginea to find out the secrets directly from clay masters, is not allowed.

$893.52 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Romania Tour

This 6-Day Tour though Romania will allow you the unique opportunity to explore and discover many of the country's most important and renowned landmarks. Start your tour by visiting the Mud Volcanoes in the breathtaking region of Bucovina. Explore the charm of Pietra-Neamt and the Agapia Monastery. Visit the Voronet Monastery, the Moldovita Monastery, famous for it's southern exterior wall that depicts the Siege of Constantinople, and the Sucevita Monastery. Discover the Marginea Village and it's famous black ceramics.Cross the Carpathian Mountains and explore the Bicaz Gorge. Visit the village of Praid, the medieval city of Sighisoara and it's Old Town, famous for it's Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and Dracula`s House. Explore Biertan, an UNESCO a World Heritage Site and one of the first German settlements in Transylvania and spend the night in Sibiu.The last day of the tour will begin with the unique opportunity to visit the city of Brasov and it's gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture. Explore Bran Village and be enchanted by the legend behind Dracula's Castle. Enjoy a visit to the Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle and the charming town and mountain resort of Sinaia. Conclude the tour in the largest city of Romania, Bucharest.

$437.80 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour from Bucharest to Bucovina the Land of Painted Monasteries

1st Day: Departure at 8:30 o'clock from Bucharest to Urziceni,Buzau,Focsani,Bacau,Piatra Neamt,Suceava,Sucevita. Accomodation in Sucevita. 2nd Day:Visits to Sucevita and Moldovita Monasteries,Gura Humorului(optional),Voronet Monastery,Cacica Salt Mine,Putna Monastery and Stefan cel Mare(Stephen the Great) tomb.Accomodation in Bucovina area.The Painted Churches of Bucovina are some of the most valuable treasures of Romania.With their painted exterior walls,decorated with 15-16th century elaborate frescoes(featuring portraits os saints and prophets,scenes from the life of Jesus,Angels and Demons,heaven and hell), deemed as masterpieces of Byzantine art,these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe.The purpose of the frescoes was to make the story of the Bible and the lives of the most important saints known to the villagers,by use of images.The best preserved frescoes can be seen at the monasteries in Humor,Moldovita,Patrauti,Probota,Suceava,Sucevita,Voronet and Arbore.Of all the monasteries in Bucovina,Sucevita is the only one still on the waiting list as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 3rd Day:Suceava-Falticeni-Targu Neamt-Varatec and Agapia Monasteries-Bicaz Gorges-Gheorghieni-Tusnad-Brasov-Bucharest. Red lake is the biggest natural dam lake in Romania.It is relatively young,dating back to July 1837.Ucigasu Mount collapsed,after a series of storms and heavy rains,creating a natural dam into the Licas Creek.In the following years the water took the shape of lake,the Red Lake.

$1403.26 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Active holiday in Maramures and Bucovina

The tour starts with the pick up in Cluj Napoca, at your hotel. You will be transported by minivan on the whole duration of the tour. The itinerary is: Day 1: Meeting in Cluj and pick up – drive to Breb village in Maramures. Different activities in Breb for the rest of the day: walking, visits at craftsmen, at distilleries. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 2: Breb – visits at traditional wooden churches, hiking circuit in the nearby villages to observe how people live, visits at craftsmen. Biking is possible as well if people want. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 3: Breb – hiking up to Creasta Cocosului – another possible hike to the beautiful Taurile Chendroaiei. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 4: Breb – drive to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta and also visit to Barsana Monastery. Another option is to drive to Viseu de sus to take the slow tream train and get back to Breb in the evening. This train activitiy takes up the whole day. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 5: Breb – drive to Ciocanesti village in Bucovina (because of the painted houses in the village it is like a museum in open space) – visit at beautiful orthodox monasteries – drive to Paltinu or Moldovita village. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 6: Full day of exploring Bucovina: visit at the museum of painted eggs, hiking, meeting with locals and observing crafts etc. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 7: Again full day of exploring Bucovina: drive at Voronet monastery, hiking, sightseeing. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 8: Drive back to Cluj and drop off

$806.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Transylvania Painted Monasteries 6-Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV (B)Starting from Bucharest you will head towards the beautiful Transylvania.First we are going to stop at Peles Palace where you are going to visit the interior. Next we head for Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle, where you are going to visit the inside with our guide. In the afternoon you will reach the city of Brasov. Enjoy our walking tour as you stroll from the main square towards old City Hall with its clock tower, The Black Church, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe.Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Brasov.Day 2: Brasov –Transfagarasan Balea Lac – Sibiel- Sibiu (B,D)After breakfast depart for Transfagarasan top on the Transylvanian side. Reach Balea Lac, situated at 2000 metres in the mountains where the view is breathtaking.At noon we reach Sibiu. Join our guide for a walking tour of Sibiu towards the Main Square, The Cathedral and Liars Bridge.At night we head for Sibiel Village, a traditional village of Transylvania where we are going to taste a homemade dinner in one of the traditional houses.Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Sibiu. Day 3: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara(B)After breakfast we leave Sibiu to reach the UNESCO Heritage of Fortified Church of Biertan. Reach Sighisoara in the afternoon where you are going to take a walking tour with our guide in order to explore the Clock Tower, former main entrance of the city, The Church on the Hill and the Scholars stair.Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Sighisoara. Day 4: Sighisoara – Bicaz Gorge – Gura Humorului(B)Set out in the morning towards Bicaz Gorge. Have a short stop Red Lake and then head for Bucovina region in the town of Gura Humorului.Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 5: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black Pottery Marginea – Gura Humorului (B)After breakfast head for Voronet Monastery. Our guide will present the outside wall of the monastery.Next stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.Head for Sucevita monastery and end up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 6: Gura Humorului – Mud Volcanoes – Bucharest(B)Head in the morning from Bucovina region towards the south part of Romania. Reach the Mud Volcanoes where this unique site will enchant you with a picture that seems from the movies. Explore this Mars looking Volcanoes. Reach in the afternoon Bucharest.End of service.  

$576.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Romania Budget Tour

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV (B)Starting from Bucharest you will head towards the beautiful Transylvania.First we are going to stop at Peles Palace where you are going to visit the interior. Next we head for Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle, where you are going to visit the inside with our guide. In the afternoon you will reach the city of Brasov. Enjoy our walking tour as you stroll from the main square towards old City Hall with its clock tower, The Black Church, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe. Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Brasov.Day 2: Brasov – Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara (B)Start fresh in the morning and head for Sibiu which of the most well known towns of Transylvania.  Join our guide for a walking tour of Sibiu. After Sibiu make your way to Biertan fortified church, UNESCO Heritage site. Join our guide for an inside tour and find out what makes this church so well known. Reach Sighisoara in the afternoon. This is one of the German Fortified Cities that is still unique as people still live inside the old city. Enjoy a walking tour with our guide in order to explore the Clock Tower, former main entrance of the city, The Church on the Hill and the Scholars stair. Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Sighisoara. Day 3: Sighisoara – Bicaz Gorge – Gura Humorului (B)Set out in the morning towards Bicaz Gorge. Explore this fantastic carving through the mountains. Do not forget to stop at the Red Lake where our guide will have the chance of explaining why is being called Red Lake.Overnight  in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 4: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black Pottery Marginea – Gura Humorului(B)Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Voronet Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery.Next stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.Head for Sucevita monastery and end up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.Overnight  in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 5: Gura Humorului – Mud Volcanoes – Bucharest(B)Head in the morning from Bucovina region towards the south part of Romania. Reach the Mud Volcanoes where this unique site will enchant you with a picture that seems from the movies. Explore this Mars looking Volcanoes.Reach in the afternoon Bucharest.End of service.      

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