Welcome to Romania!
Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and your 4-day journey will begin. You will spend the first day of your tour in Bukovina, a remarkable region filled with traditional houses and locals that seem to be living in another era.
Bukovina is the land of the Painted Monasteries, and your first destination is Voronet, commonly called the "Sistine Chapel of the East". The frescoes of the monastery are dominated by intense shades of blue, and the southern wall depicts the best-preserved "Last Judgement" fresco in Romania. The monastery was built in 1488 by Stephen the Great in order to commemorate one of his victories against the Ottoman Empire.
Next up you will visit Moldovita, one of the last two monasteries in Bukovina that were built with an open porch, a hidden room built above the burial vault, and with Gothic-style windows and walls. The frescoes of the monastery were painted in 1537, with predominantly yellow and blue paintings. Some of the most important mural paintings are the "Tree of Jesse" and the "Siege of Constantinople".
The last monastery of the day is Sucevita, built in 1585 in a Gothic and Byzantine style. Both the interior and exterior walls are covered in frescoes that depict biblical episodes from the Old and New Testament. Sucevita is one of the last monasteries to be decorated in the famous Moldavian style, and it has the appearance of a real fortress. Surrounded by walls that are 6 meters tall and 3 meters thick and guarded by a tower in each corner, Sucevita is a true masterpiece of Romania's patrimony. The dominant colors of the frescoes are purple, red and blue, and they appear against an emerald green background, depicting an astonishing chromatic effect.
After discovering the history of Bukovina's painted monasteries, you will head to Suceava. For nearly 200 years, the city was the capital of Moldavia and the main residence for the Princes of Moldavia. Once here, you will take a city tour and discover some of its most important landmarks, such as The Princely Court and the Mirăuti Chruch.
Overnight in Suceava.