Private Tour from Bucharest to Bucovina the Land of Painted Monasteries
You are invited to a three-days trip to Bucovina,the land of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The painted monasteries located in the North-East of the country offer a glimpse into the traditions and history of Moldavia,one of the three historical regions of Romania.You will also have the Opportunity to pay your respect to Santa Barbara Chapel located in Cacica salt mine,to admire the amazing Bicaz Gorges and the Red Lake,and last but not least,the magnificient monasteries painted 500 years ago.
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.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Reservation for lunch in Panciu with champagne tasting,lunch/dinner in Sucevita,Caprioara Restaurant in Voronet,Lacul Rosu Edelweiss lodge,Brasov"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 3 Days
Any hotels in Bucharest
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.