Highlights

* cross-border tour to Ukraine
* 3 painted monasteries (UNESCO heritage)
* Chernivtsi city tour & University (UNESCO heritage)
* Easter egg decoration
* Cacica salt mine
* scenic roads across the Carpathians

Tour information 

duration : 3 days / 2 nights
validity:  all year long
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca

Price 2018

1 pax               753 eur / pers.
2 pax               462 eur / pers.
3 pax               386 eur / pers.
4 pax               368 eur / pers.
5 pax               330 eur / pers.
6 pax               295 eur / pers.
7 pax               266 eur / pers.
8 pax               241 eur / pers.
* for more than 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)
* Easter egg demonstration
* local guide in Chernivtsi
* 2 diners with the locals
* 2 breakfast with the locals
* 2 nights accommodation in a guesthouse

Package does not include:

* your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
* photo / video entrance fees (required at the monasteries)
* personal expenses

Tour description

Day 1
Departure from Cluj at 8am, heading for Bucovina. Positioned in North-Eastern part of Romania, in a mountain area, Bucovina is the region on painted monasteries by definition. Melting pot of over 11 different ethnic groups, Bucovina 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, Ukraine. 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 head back to Romania in the afternoon. Dinner with the locals and accommodation in a rural guesthouse.
(breakfast & dinner included, lunch not included)
Day 3
After breakfast, visit Cacica salt mine, in the heart of the Polish inhabited micro-region of Bucovina. Continue with the 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.