Highlights

* 3 painted monasteries (UNESCO)
* Easter egg decoration
* Cacica salt mine
* scenic roads across the Carpathians

Tour information

duration : 2 days / 1 night
validity: all year long
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca

Rates 2018

1 pax   506 eur / pers.
2 pax   299 eur / pers.
3 pax   247 eur / pers.
4 pax   231 eur / pers.
5 pax   222 eur / pers.
6 pax   198 eur / pers.
7 pax   184 eur / pers.
8 pax   178 eur / pers.
* For more than 8 participants, prices available upon request.

Package includes:

* services of an English / French / Italian / Portuguese speaking guide / driver
* all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
* entry tickets (for painted monasteries, Cacica salt mine)
* Easter egg demonstration
* meals as mentioned above
* 1 night 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 Bukovina. Positioned in North-Eastern part of Romania, in a mountain area, Bukovina is the region of 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 warmhearted people.
Lunch on the way, in Borgo Pass.
Visit the painted monastery of Moldovita, famous for it’s Siege of Constantinople freco 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 and lunch not included)
Day 2
After breakfast, visit Cacica salt mine, in the heart of the Polish inhabited micro-region of Bukovina. Lunch on the way. 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 and dinner not included)