BUCOVINA Painted Monasteries Tour

Discover the beauty and history of Christians in frescoes

  • Humor Monastery - UNESCO
  • Voronet Monastery - UNESCO
  • Moldovita Monastery - UNESCO
  • Palma pass 1100m - Carpathian mountains panoramic view
  • Sucevita Monastery - UNESCO
  • Marginea village - black pottery work shop
  • Optional - Zipline/ Tiroliana

PRICE range: 50 - 75 Euro/person. Quote depends on your group size and specific requirements.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

*** Included services: Licensed tour guide, transport by car or minibus.
*** Meeting point - your hotel pick-up in Suceava or Gura Humorului.
*** Tour duration /distance: approx 8 hours / 200km round-trip.
*** Price does not include: entrance fees 10 Lei/person/monastery and lunch. We'll stop for lunch and you'll decide the menu.

Upon request! We'll offer a private tour and we can customize the trip to add following sightseeing:
A. Vama the painting eggs museum, monasteries of Putna, Arbore, Patrauti or Dragomirna.
B. Trip by Mocanita steam train on narrow gauge is about 1 hour ride/ 12km nostalgic trip in bucolic area of Bucovina.
C. Zipline / Tiroliana – Enjoy adrenaline, long 1100m, located in Ciumarna/ Palma pass.

Tour Description:

Our standard tour start from SUCEAVA or GURA HUMORULUI at 09.00am, this tour covering 200km scenic trip where we'll discover the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina - UNESCO heritage and gets back 05.00pm. Upon request we can pick you up and to drop you off in any location from Bucovina region.

We’ll start with Humor Monastery (1530) surrounded by beautiful hills covered by forests. It is smaller, than the other complexes, with prevailing hues of red-brown and a depiction of the Devil as the 'Scarlet Woman'!

After that we’ll drive to the Voronet Monastery (1488) amazes with its unique blue color, obtained from lapis lazuli, known as Voronet blue. Voronet has been called the Sistine Chapel of the Orient, and once you see these magnificent "Last Judgment" Frescos, you will fully understand why.

Then passing through Vama village, we'll reach the Moldovita Monastery (1532) of particular interest is a depiction of the Siege of Constantinople with the Christians winning!

Driving on one of the most beautiful roads in the country, crossing the gentle slopes of Bucovina Mountains, admiring the amazing panoramas from the Ciumarna (Palma) Pass, we'll reach the Sucevita Monastery (1586). Sucevita Monastery is the largest of all, looking more like a mighty fortress than a monastery. Particular in painting iconography is “Moses’ Life” of the burial chamber but "The ladder of John Climax" fresco is considered one of the best of Sucevita.

The next stop we’ll be at the Marginea village one of 3 important pottery centers of Romania. We’ll see the workshops where the talented craftsmen make the renowned black pottery. After enjoying a beautiful day you’ll back to Suceava, maybe little tired but better soulfully.

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