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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Hello Victoria, Thank you again so much for the tours last week! I had a lot of fun, and you are an excellent guide. Orheiul Vechi was really beautiful, and some of the photos came out very nice. I also really liked Chateau Vartely, so thank you for coming up with the idea to visit there. 

Tiraspol was quite interesting and bizarre, and I'm glad we went, even with the cold and rain. The Kvint distillery was very good. I had to resist finishing the whole bottle. I hope I'll be able to visit Moldova again sometime before too long. I will also let you know whenever I come to Romania.

The trip was really organized to the fullest. Facilities, vehicle, driver and above all the guide Cristina really good! Moldova is very pleasant, especially the monasteries. We have come back indeed from a gastronomic journey a little tipsy. The wines and cuisine really good!

Thanks again!

Dear Victoria!

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste of the Romanian and Moldavian wines. I was amazed by the diversity of the wines and the regions they come from. The trip to Romania and travel to Moldova was both fun and educational. Not only did I learn about the wines, but about the countries as well. Romania and the Republic of Moldova are defiantly countries that more people should experience. The services provided were outstanding. 

The little extra's they added to the tour made all the difference and our tour guide Victoria was the best! The highlight for me was the Vinia Winery from Iasi. The trip by horse cart to the vineyard, picking out own grapes, making our own juice, enjoying the tranquility of the land and listening to the gypsy band was an experience of a lifetime.