The old monuments, the authentic rural life, the picturesque sceneries, the kind people, together with the famous painted monasteries (listed on the UNESCO Heritage list), are the keywords to describe Bucovina.  Visit the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina: Voronet, Sucevita & Moldovita.  Drive through the spectacular Bicaz Gorge & admire the beautiful Red Lake.

Transylvania is a charming land attracting tourists from all over the world not only because of the connection with the myth of Dracula but primarily for the beauty of the old settlements and millennial traditions.  Explore the beautiful city of Brasov.  Visit the famous Bran Castle - known as Dracula Castle.

The tour price includes two nights accommodations - in a double room with breakfast included - in 3-star lodging in Bucovina and Piatra Neamt.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Per Person, Minimum 2 Per Order):
$495.74

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Tour / Activity Details

3 days
8:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Important Notes

  • The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather, traffic and the operational differences switching from summer to winter season.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transport by private car or minibus with Bucharest hotel pick up
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in 3-star lodging in Bucovina and Piatra Neamt

 

Not Included

  • Meals other than breakfasts on the second and third days
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel extras

 

Itinerary

DAY 1:  BUCHAREST - BOCAU - ROMAN - BUCOVINA

In the morning, you will be picked up at your Bucharest lodging and head with your guide to Bucovina, known for its painted monasteries, traditional houses adorned with beautiful floral and geometrical motifs, millenary traditions and hospitable people. The drive is long but your guide will take advantage of this time to give you an introduction to the history, culture and life of Romania. On the way, there will be a stop for lunch (cost of lunch not included in tour price) at a nice local restaurant.  Arrive in Bucovina and check into your overnight accommodation before dinnertime.

DAY 2:  BUCOVINA - SUCEVITA - MOLDOVITA - VORONET - PIATRA NEAMT

After an incluided breakfast, this day will be dedicated to the discovery of the legendary painted monasteries in Bucovina. They are unique in the world for their original frescoes, both on the inside & outside walls, still preserved in the original style (some of these monasteries being UNESCO heritage).

The first destination is Moldovita Monastery, founded in 1532. Originally built as a monastery for monks, it later became a convent for nuns. The exterior painting, which has been very well preserved, is the major attraction of this charming place. Your journey's second monastery will be Sucevita, which is the largest of all, looking more like a mighty fortress than a monastery. As the last one to be painted on the exterior walls, the monastic place boasts the best-preserved frescoes of Bucovina. In the afternoon, visit the most famous painted monastery of all, Voronet Convent, also known as "The Sistine Chapel of the Orient." Erected in 1488, Voronet Monastery represented one of the first Moldavian creative elements showing a distinctive style. The church is a combination of Byzantine, Gothic and local features. The exterior painting on the western wall depicts a unique the Doomsday scene. Voronet Monastery entered the universal cultural heritage also for having in the "Voronet blue" composition of the paintings. Overnight in a hotel in Piatra Neamt.

DAY 3:  PIATRA NEAMT - RED LAKE - BRASOV - BRAN - BUCHAREST

Following another included breakfast, the tour will enter Transylvania's legendary land after crossing the Carpathian Mountains through the spectacular Bicaz Gorge and after a brief stop at Red Lake. 

There will be a stop in Brasov, considered being one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. Here, there is a break for lunch (cost of meal not included in tour price) in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk in the old city center's narrow cobblestone streets. You will see the Council Square, the Council Tower and the famous Black Church (the most extensive Gothic construction in the Eastern part of Europe). 

Then, the tour heads to Bran to visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to Dracula's legend. You will learn how this legend was born and why Transylvania is, even today, related to it. In the afternoon, return to Bucharest with a drop off at your accommodation.

Although the itinerary is quite long, driving in the countryside will offer magnificent sceneries and photo opportunities. This tour comprises the two legendary regions in a relatively short time.

 

Additional Benefits Available

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru' cu bere, Hanu' lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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