Highlights

* Bukovina & Podolia historical regions
* 3 painted monasteries (UNESCO)
* Easter egg decoration
* Chernivtsi city tour & University (UNESCO)
* Khotyn fortress
* Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress (UNESCO)
* Cacica salt mine
* scenic roads across the Carpathian Mountains

Tour information

duration : 4 days / 3 nights
validity: all year long
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca

Rates 2018

1 pax               991 eur / pers.
2 pax               661 eur / pers.
3 pax               554 eur / pers.
4 pax               529 eur / pers.
5 pax               478 eur / pers.
6 pax               432 eur / pers.
7 pax               395 eur / pers.
8 pax               367 eur / pers.
* For more then 8 participants, prices available upon request.

Package includes:

* services of a professional English / French speaking tour guide / driver
* all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
* entry tickets (for painted monasteries, Cacica salt mine, Chernivtsi university, Khotyn and Kamianets-Podilskyi fotresses)
* Easter egg demonstration
* local guide in Ukraine
* 2 diners with the locals in Romania
* 3 breakfast
* 2 nights accommodation in a guesthouse in Romania
* 1 night accommodation in a hotel in Chernivtsi

Package does not include:

* your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned in the itinerary)
* photo / video entrance fees (where required)
* personal expenses

Tour description

Day 1
Departure from Cluj at 8am, heading for Bukovina. Positioned in North-Eastern part of Romania, in a mountain area, Bukovina is the region on painted monasteries by definition. Melting pot of over 11 different ethnic groups, Bukovina has much more to offer though: amazing landscapes, colorful houses, well preserved Hutsul traditions and warm hearted people.
Lunch on the way, in Borgo Pass.
Visit the painted monastery of Moldovita, famous for it’s Siege of Constantinople fresco scene. As decorating the Easter egg is an ancient Hutsul tradition that you must not miss, you’ll have the chance to assist at such a demonstration. Continue the journey with the visit of the most complete and best preserved of the painted monasteries: Sucevita. If you’re looking for spiritual perfection, you may find inspiration here, watching the Ladder of Virtues fresco scene.
Dinner with the locals and accommodation in a rural guesthouse.
(dinner included, breakfast & lunch not included)
Day 2
In the morning leave for Chernivtsi. Although the distance is quite short, it might take a couple of hours to cross the border and get there. Lunch in a restaurant and meet the local guide for the Chernivtsi city tour. Ranking third in size within the Austrian Empire, after Vienna and Prague, Chernivtsi is intriguingly beautiful and mysterious. Visit Chernivtsi University (UNESCO heritage) and, time permitting, in the afternoon, do some shopping in the largest outdoor market in Ukraine.
Dinner in a restaurant and accommodation in a 4* hotel.
(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)
Day 3
Breakfast and departure, together with the local guide, for Podolia region. Visit Khotyn medieval fortress, one of the main attractions in Chernivtsi area. Lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the fortress and the museum city of Kamianets-Podilskyi, part as UNESCO heritage and ranked as third in cultural importance in Ukraine after Kiev and Lviv. Head back to Romania.
Dinner with the locals and accommodation in a rural guesthouse.
(breakfast & dinner included, lunch not included)
Day 4
After breakfast, visit Cacica salt mine, in the heart of the Polish inhabited micro-region of Bukovina. Continue with Voronet painted monastery, the most famous of all eight painted monasteries included in UNESCO heritage.
Get back to Cluj in late afternoon.
(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)
 

Note

* A current valid passport is required.
* Please check whether you need a visa for Ukraine.
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image © Håkan Henriksson (Narking)