Best of Bucovina
€ 212per person
Discover the land of the painted monasteries: visit three UNESCO monasteries, enjoy the scenic roads across the Carpathians, delve into the wombs of the earth, entering a salt mine and assist at the process of decorating an Eastern Egg.
Start / End
2 days / 1 night
April - October
dress code required for the monasteries: shoulders and knees should be covered for both men and women. Skirts and scarfs are sometimes offered at the entrance. For salt mine visit: non slippery-shoes & appropriate warm clothing recommended (the constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C).
Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet painted monasteries (UNESCO); Easter egg decoration session; Cacica salt mine.
about 630 km / 391 mi
Car transfer duration
see daily details in Tour Plan
accommodation locations & order of visits may suffer changes
Situated in the north-eastern part of Romania, in a mountainous area, Bucovina is the region of painted monasteries by definition. Out of the eight of them included in the UNESCO world heritage list, you get the chance to visit three.
Melting pot of over 11 different ethnic groups, Bucovina has much more to offer though: warmhearted people, well preserved traditions, colorful houses and amazing landscapes.
With this guided tour to Bucovina you’ll have the opportunity to meet the locals and interact with them.
Cluj - Bucovina
Departure from Cluj at 8:30 am, heading for north-eastern Romania. Lunch on the way, in Borgo Pass. Bram Stoker imagined Count Dracula’s castle might be somewhere around here…
Visit the painted monastery of Moldovita, famous for it’s Siege of Constantinople fresco scene. Ancient Hutsul tradition, the decoration of the Easter egg using wax and natural colors is something you must not miss. That’s why you’ll meet an artisan willing to demonstrate her skill.
Continue your 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, observing the Ladder of Virtues fresco scene.
Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse.
Car transfers: approx. 5h30min; ~300 km / 186 mi
(dinner included, breakfast & lunch not included)
Bucovina - Cluj
After breakfast, visit Cacica salt mine, in the heart of the Polish inhabited corner of Bucovina.
*It is not recommended to visit the salt mine if you have heart, lungs, digestive and other health conditions. You can check them all here.
After lunch in a restaurant, continue with Voronet painted monastery, the most famous of all eight painted monasteries included in UNESCO heritage. Get back to Cluj in late afternoon. End of the tour.
Car transfers: approx. 6h00min; ~330 km / 205 mi
(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)