1. Romania
  2. Cluj County
  3. Cluj-Napoca
  4. Voronet Monastery, Voroneț

From Cluj-Napoca: 2-Day Bucovina & Painted Monasteries Tour

Product ID: 235887
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Discover Bucovina, a remarkable region filled with traditional houses, locals that seem to be living in another era, and art treasures - including the Painted Monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the centuries-old frescoes of the painted monasteries
  • Take some stuning pictures of Bukovina's rolling hills
  • Enjoy your dinner in a traditional restaurant
Full description
To begin this two-day tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in Cluj-Napoca by your guide and start the journey to Bukovina. On your way to Bukovina, you will make a quick stop in Bistrita, the northernmost fortified Transylvanian town. In a short walking tour through the town, you will enjoy the medieval legends and explore its narrow streets.

Bukovina is especially famous for its painted monasteries, and over these two days, you will visit the most representative of all seven. During the second part of the day, you will have the chance to visit the most famous painted monastery in the world, Voronet Monastery. The frescoes of the monastery are dominated by intense shades of blue, and the southern wall depicts the best-preserved ‘Last Judgement’ fresco in Romania. The monastery was built in 1488 by Prince Stephen the Great in order to commemorate one of his victories against the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy a traditional dinner with a folkloric dance show at a nearby restaurant then stay overnight in Gura Humorului.

You will start the day with a short drive to Humor Monastery, a small cross-shaped church built in 1530, dedicated to the Dormition of Virgin. Red hues dominate the exterior frescoes showing scenes from the lives of saints, as well as significant moments from the locals’ lives, such as the wars with the Turks. Moldovita Monastery is the next stop on your itinerary. The highlight of the day is Transrarau Highway. With a total length of 28 kilometers (17 miles), it is known as the Treasury Road. You will be amazed by its curves and the scenery. It goes up to 1400 meters in altitude, and from there you will have a hike through the Rarau Mountains. You will have the chance to see the rock formations that emerged from the ground millions of years ago in order to give birth to these mountains. After you have filled your lungs with fresh air it is time for lunch at a fish farm.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation for one night
  • Entrance fees for the sites included in the itinerary
What’s Not Included
  • Photography fees
  • Various expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

From US$ 369.93 per person

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Rolandia

Product ID: 235887