Discover Bukovina in another way

About Tour

In this trip you’ll mix the hiking opportunities with Moldavian traditions and you’ll have the opportunity to see the most beautiful cultural sites of Romania – the painted monasteries from Bucovina part of the world heritage and the UNESCO patrimony.

1 st Day

Discover baroque Transylvania

Included highlights:

  • Arrival to Cluj. At the airport/bus station you will meet your local guide and driver.
  • Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
  • Lunch.
  • If time permits we will have a walking city tour of Cluj Napoca, the only baroque city in Romania and the former capital of Transylvania.
  • Visit St. Michael Cathedral,
  • the Orthodox Cathedral
  • the Memorial House of Matei Corvin, where the most important Hungarian King, was born as well as other interesting places.

Included meals:
  • Lunch
2 nd Day

Discovering Bukovina

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Moldova - the heart of Romanian Orthodoxy.
  • Pass through Maramures, one of the most traditional regions in Romania.
  • See different wooden churches (such as those from Surdesti, Birsana)
  • Have a typical Maramures lunch in a local family’s house.
  • Drive along the Bistrita River, admiring painted houses with geometric motives.
  • Arrival at Vama, (in the heart of Bucovina) where we’ll stay for the following days.
  • The first short sightseeing tour of the village.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
3 rd Day

Painted Monasteries

Included highlights:

  • Depart to the Moldovita monastery where we’ll meet a nun who will explain us all about the paintings of the orthodox world, specifically those from the Bucovina area.
  • Next visit - Sucevita monastery.
  • Lunch will be served near the monastery in a picturesque place.
  • Visit the famous ceramic center from Marginea and return to our host.
  • Special dinner together with the family.

Included meals:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

4 th Day

Light day

Included highlights:

  • Visit a sheepfold by carriage.
  • Have a lunch that you will never forget.
  • Afternoon free for activities: badminton, football, volleyball and other games. A very light dinner will help us have a good night.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Hardworking day

Included highlights:

  • Walk in the Rarau Mountains, this means we will cover the first 20 km of the road by bus and then hike to the Rarau chalet. The hiking part takes about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Lunch at the chalet
  • Return late in the afternoon to our host.
  • In this evening we will learn how to paint Easter eggs. It will be a unique experience.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
6 th Day

Cultural bomb

Included highlights:

  • Visit Dragomirna Monastery
  • Walk for one hour to the lake and have a picnic there
  • Visit the bishop church from Suceava, the former capital of Moldavia
  • Visit Voronet and Humor monasteries
  • Typical Moldavian lunch
  • A small folk band sing and dance for you.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
7 th Day

On Dracula's footsteps

Included highlights:

  • Departure to Cluj.
  • Drive through Borgo pass, the famous pass mentioned in Bram Stoker’s book “Dracula“
  • Lunch at Dracula Motel /or “Coroana de Aur” in Bistrita, also mentioned in the book.
  • Arrival in Cluj and overnight in the same 4* Hotel as in the first day.
  • Farewell dinner.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
8 th Day

Departure home

Included highlights:

  • Check out
  • Transfer to the airport/bus station

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Dear Victoria!

There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe adeguately the experience of doing a visit with you! You certainly have enhanced my appreciation of your country. I learnt a lot from you on many different levels. Your organizational skills are extraordinary and Explore will definitely receive extremely positive feedback. We were very lucky to have you with us during this short trip.

Thank you once again for all you did so beautifully with grace, humor and smile. I wish you all and only the very best for now and for the future. 

Dear Sirs! Upon a recent visit to Chisinau in Moldova, i required the assistance of a local guide, as my knowledge of the country was very limited. My guide was a young lady by the name of Ms. Natalia Cojuhari, i wish to place on record that her skills as a guide were quite unparalleled. 

The qualities that i look for in a guide, local knowledge, helpfulness, and a person’s overall ability to ensure the group they are responsible for, find out as much about the area they are visiting as possible. I believe that Ms. Cojuhari fulfilled all these requirements, along with her overall friendly demeanor, i believe makes her a first class tour guide.

Hi, Natalia.

This weekend I made some order in my holyday pictures. There I found your card, and therefore I hereby sent you the best greetings from Greenland with my thanks for Your guidance during my stay in Moldova late September. It was a great experience for me to visit your country, of which I got a good impression even if I only had a few days there.