Painted Monasteries of Bucovina 2 Day Tour

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2 Days
Availability : Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Iasi
Min Age : 6+

HIGHLIGHTS

Ruginoasa Palace, Neamt Monastery, Vatra Dornei, Moldovita, Sucevita
Tour Details

Same as the previous tour, most of the monasteries in this region could be seen in one day. But this time, we included even more. Remember when we said that you don’t have to be the religious type to enjoy some of the most beautiful and unique monasteries in Romania, more specifically, in the Bucovina region. It’s amazing what the human mind and its dedication can accomplish, and it’s something you need to see to believe. And the best part is that you can witness these small miracles first hand, in two days, starting from the city of Iasi.

Services
  • Accommodation with breakfast included
  • Transportation with private mini bus
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Air fares
  • Insurances
  • Photo/Video taxes
Itinerary

Day 1Iasi-Ruginoasa-Neamt Monastery-Voronet-Humor Monastery-Vatra Dornei

This tour is an extended version of the previous one, with a few more gems added to it. The departure city is the same as before, Iasi, but this time, we’re going to Ruginoasa Palace, one of the most breathtaking castles around Iasi. The palace, which today houses the memorial museum “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, was built in the first decade of the 19th century after the plans of Viennese architect Johan Freiwald and it still preserves the characteristics of Gothic style, inspired by German romanticism.

Following up is the Neamt Monastery, a Romanian Orthodox religious settlement, one of the oldest and most important of its kind in Romania. It was built in the 15th century, and it is an example of medieval Moldavian architecture. A jewel of 15th-century architecture, the church was built during Ştefan cel Mare’s reign.

Next up is a familiar place, if you’re accustomed to the first tour of Bucovina; the Voronet Monastery, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”. Voronet is believed to be the most famous painted monastery founded in 1487 by Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare). Besides numerous frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue known as the “Voronet blue”, the monastery also features portraits of ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato.

Our last stop is Vatra Dornei, aka “the Pearl of Bucovina”, well known for its natural mineral water resources. The spa’s healing properties that have made it famous across the world include mineral springs, mud and strongly negative ionized air. The spectacular landscape also allows for numerous leisure activities – walking, horse-riding, river-rafting.

Accommodation in Vatra Dornei.

Day 2Vatra Dornei-Putna-Sucevita-Moldovita Monasteries

On our second day, before we go back to Iasi, we are going to visit 3 monasteries, part of the flagship of Bucovina. First up, the Putna Monastery, rebuilt between 1653 and 1662 by Vasile Lupu and his successors. The imposing Putna Monastery is situated about 30 km northwest from the town of Radauti, near the Putna River. High, forested hills and wild landscape surround the monastery and the village with the same name.

Next is the Sucevita Monastery, included on the UNESCO Heritage List on 1 August 2010 and is the only church that includes a representation of The Ladder of St. John. This classic church with its five rooms, shows the first new architectural tendencies: smaller niches, and three bases for the tower. The frescoes are very remarkable, colorful and well preserved.

And finally, the Moldovita Monastery. Alexander the Kind built the first monastery hotels in Moldovita on the banks of the Moldoviţa River at the beginning of the 15th century. The exterior paintings are the best preserved of all the churches of Bucovina.

Then it’s time to return back to Iasi.

Pricing

Group of 2

€480/person  

Group of 4

€320/person  

Group of 8

€229/person  

Group of 10

€199/person  

Please remember that as the group size INCREASES, the price/person DECREASES.
If your group size is different than the ones listed above, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an estimate.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

The payment will be received and processed in full, in a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. So, any reservation has to be made 30 days or more before departure. If there are 29 days left before the starting of the tour, you cannot book anymore. If you find yourself in a last minute booking decision, send us an e-mail and we’ll find a solution for you.

In the unfortunate case of needing to cancel a reservation for a package, the following terms apply:

  • If you cancel within 30 days before departure, 100% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 15 days before departure, 50% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 7-0 days days before departure, 5% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
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    2 Reviews
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    Benz Piriyapul

    Group Traveller

    It is great to meet the persons that are living and working at the monasteries. They have very nice stories to tell. I liked that everybody was friendly and that Romania is an amazing place to visit for everyone. My compliments to Andrei and Alexandra for making our trip very enjoyable.

    July 14, 2017

    Long Nguyen

    Couple Traveller

    Iasi a very beautiful city, full of rich history and I also want to mentioned that I enjoyed the monasteries too. The guide was very friendly and answered all of our questions. Very good tour.

    April 22, 2017