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Visit the Painted Monasteries of Bukovina and discover the local crafts.

Two Days Tour to Bukovina and Painted Monasteries from Cluj

Discover Bukovina, a remarkable region filled with traditional houses and locals that seem to be living in another era and art treasures: the Painted Monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trip Activities

hiking

Hike on Rarau Mountains.

sightseeing

View the beautiful Landscapes of Bucovina.

local culture & cusine

Taste the delicious food of Bucovina

churches

Visit the Painted Monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

villages

Meet a real-life blacksmith in Ciocanesti Village.

Itinerary

Cluj-Napoca - Bistrita - Ciocanesti - Voronet Monastery - Gura Humorului

To begin this adventure, you will be picked up from your hotel in Cluj-Napoca by your guide and start the journey to Bukovina. On our way to Bukovina, we will make a quick stop in Bistrita, the northernmost fortified Transylvanian town. In a short walking tour through the town, you will enjoy the medieval legends and explore its narrow streets.


Next, on our tour, we will drive to Ciocanesti Village for a workshop at Mr. Dumitru, the villages blacksmith. He will show us the technique of working with the hot metal and how to transform it into every-day tools.


After the delicious lunch, we will have the chance to visit the most famous painted monastery in the world, Voronet Monastery. 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 Prince Stephen the Great in order to commemorate one of his victories against the Ottoman Empire.


We will check-in in Gura Humorului, a picturesque town surrounded by small hills.


Overnight in Gura Humorului

 

Humor Monastery - Moldovita Monastery - Hike on Rarau - Pojorata - Cluj-Napoca

We will start the day with a short drive to Humor Monastery, a small cross-shaped church built here in 1530, and it was dedicated to the Dormition of Virgin. Red hues dominate the exterior frescoes showing scenes from the lives of saints, as well as significant moments from the locals’ lives, such as the wars with the Turks. 


Moldovita Monastery is the next stop on our itinerary. The outside frescoes of the church were painted by Toma of Suceava in 1537, and they contain strong nuances of gold and blue. The last judgment covers the entire surface of the western walls, and it includes several other scenes such as the Siege of Constantinople or the Tree of Jesse.

 

The highlight of the day is Transrarau Highway. With a total length of 28 kilometers (17 miles), it is known as the Treasury Road. You will be amazed by its curves and the scenery. It goes up to 1400 meters in altitude, and from there we will have a hike through the Rarau Mountains. We will have the chance to see the rock formations that emerged from the ground millions of years in order to give birth to these mountains.


After we filled our lungs with fresh air its time for lunch. Today will try the fish in Pojorata village, at a fish farm. 


After the delicious lunch, we will head back to Cluj Napoca where the tour will come to an end.

What's included

  •  Hotel pick-up and drop off
  •  Accommodation for 1 night in Voronet
  •  1 traditional lunch and 1 dinner at a local restaurant
  • Private English speaking guide
  •  Entrance fees for the sights included
  •  Transportation with private car/minivan

What's not included

  •  Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Photo tax
  •  Tips for guide/driver
  •  Various expenses such as room service beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc

Good to know

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  • Special notes

    This is a private trip that can be customized according to your preferences

    Stating point is at 09:00 AM from the hotel or Cluj Airport

    In the first day, we will drive about five hours

    In the second day, we will drive about six hours

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend:

Two Days Tour to Bukovina and Painted Monasteries from Cluj

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