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Two days tour to Bucovina and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Cluj-Napoca

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Day 1: Cluj-Napoca - Bistrita - Ciocanesti village - Voronet Monastery - Gura Humorului

Stop At: Bistrita, Bistrița, Romania
On our way to Bucovina, 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ciocanesti, Suceava Romania
Next, on your tour, we will drive to Ciocanesti Village for a workshop at Mr. Dumitru, the blacksmith of the village. He will show you the technique of working with the hot metal and how to transform it into every-day tools.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Strada Voronet 166, Voronet 725301 Romania
In the second part of the day, you 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: You will enjoy a traditional dinner with a folkloric dance show at a near-by restaurant.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului

Day 2: Gura Humorului - Humor Monastery - Moldovita Monastery - Transrarau Highway - Cluj-Napoca

Stop At: Humor Monastery, Dj177, Gura Humorului 727355 Romania
You 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei 727595 Romania
Moldovita Monastery is the next stop on your 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Transrarau, Pojorata 727150 Romania
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. You 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Today will try the fish in Pojorata village, at a fish farm.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Cluj-Napoca

Airports

  • Napoca Airport, Cluj-Napoca Romania
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Accommodation in a centrally located hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Bistrita
  • Entry/Admission - Ciocanesti
  • Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet
  • Entry/Admission - Humor Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
Exclusions
  • Meals, other than ones included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Photography fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide who was an art historian was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, knew people where we toured, was personable and went out of her way taking my companion to the ER and seeing her through the process.
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