Day 1 / Airport - Bucharest
The start of the amazing Bukovina tour. Arrival in Romania and transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 2 / Bucharest - Gura Humorului
The few hours drive through the picturesque landscape of the former medieval provinces of Wallachia and Moldavia will provide you with an opportunity to observe elements of traditional local architecture, as well the contrast between the villages on the plains and those in the mountains. On your way to Bukovina, you will cross a few medium-size towns, blending the traditional Romanian style with the unavoidable communist-era architecture. Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 3 / Gura Humorului - Sucevita - Putna - Gura Humorului
The journey in the beautiful region of Bukovina starts with a visit of Suceviţa Monastery, built in the 16th century. Surrounded by sturdy walls, the monastery resembles a fortress and shelters a museum of objects donated by noble or princely families over time. Next, you will take part in an original pottery workshop in Marginea where you’ll be initiated in the art of molding clay, according to a technique unique in the world. After lunch, you’ll visit Putna, an important monastic establishment dating back 500 years which encloses the tomb of Stephen the Great, an iconic medieval leader who influenced the history of Europe. Not far from Putna you’ll have the chance to see the refuge of a hermit who lived hundreds of years ago, a modest dwelling carved in stone with rudimentary means, over a few decades.
Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 4 / Village tour and hiking
On day 4 of your Bukovina Tour, you’ll go on a trip to the villages of Bukovina and hike through its scenic, primeval forests. On this particular journey, you’ll be accompanied by a local guide and you’ll have the chance to interact with locals and craftsmen eager to share their life stories and other truly amazing things. Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 5 / Gura Humorului - Moldovita - Vama - Gura Humorului
The clean, crisp air of the mountains will freshen your morning, as you’re heading on a special train ride with the mocăniţa (an old steam train formerly used for transporting wood logs). We’ll stop for a refreshing lunch in a clearance and on our way back we’ll visit Moldoviţa Monastery, an architectural masterpiece in the Byzantine style included among the UNESCO world heritage sites. The afternoon continues with the encounter of a local craftswoman who will reveal interesting details on the art of dyeing Easter eggs, the old local craft of dyeing and of decorating eggs with colorful, intricate patterns. Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 6 / Gura Humorului - Targu Neamt - Gura Humorului
The day starts with an hour and a half drive through the picturesque area of Neamţ. Our first stop is the impressive Neamt Fortress whose soaring height dominates the valley from 500 meters above. Next, we will visit the Auroch Reservation – the European relative of the American buffalo, which is nowadays an endangered species. Close by is Neamţ Monastery, the oldest monastic establishment for monks which shelters an impressive, well-preserved library. On our way back we’ll visit the home of a quite original Romanian who turned his house into a museum – Nicolae Popa Museum. Passionate by folklore, he collected antique objects, from weapons and coins to folk costumes and traditional masks. Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 7 / Gura Humorului - Voronet - Suceava - Gura Humorului
Today you’ll admire one of the most beautiful Byzantine monuments, Voroneţ Monastery, whose unique color on the outer wall frescoes made it famous in the entire world. Our journey continues with Suceava, the former political capital of this region, where Moldavian rulers fought against three empires at the same time. The ruins of Suceava Fortress are worth visiting and so is the Ethnographic Museum, an open-air exhibit of Romanian traditional houses. On our last evening, you’ll have a delightful traditional dinner accompanied by a folk performance. Overnight in Gura Humorului.
Day 8 / Gura Humorului - Airport
End of the Bukovina Tour.
Transfer to the airport.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
Accommodation for 6 nights in Eco Guest House 4* and 1 night in Bucharest
Inclusive dining (organic food): 7 breakfast; 6 lunches; 7 dinners
Private English speaking guide
Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
Transport by private car/coach
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.