Classic – Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour
Availability - All year round
Time - 8 hours
Distance - 190 km (round trip)
Group size - from 1 to 7 or private
Price range - 35 - 50 Euro/ person
The Classic - Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour is our best seller tour, a fascinanting day tour where you have the opportunity to admire some of the unique painted monasteries of Bucovina: "The big four" - the monastery of Voronet, the monastery of Humor, the monastery of Moldovita and the monastery of Sucevita; all of them listed as UNESCO world heritage.
The Classic - Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour is not only about the monasteries and the spirituality but it will also introduce you in the bucolic atmosphere of Bucovina with its charming traditional villages, dense forests, spectacular mountain roads and local craftsmen who preserves ancient traditions.
All this in one single day, 200 km and approximately 8 hours.
5-7 persons - 35 Euro/person
4-5 persons - 40 Euro/person
3 persons - 40 Euro/person
2 persons - 50 Euro/person
1 person - 90 Euro
- Licensed english speaking tour guide;
- Private transportation with modern vehicle (AC);
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel.
- Entrance fees;
- Personal expenses.
Remember all our tour can be customized. At this tour you can add other tourist attractions like:
The museum is also helpful to discover the traditions from the area and the art of decorating the Easter eggs.
Inside the workshop you can also decorate eggs yourself directed by the teacher Letitia Orsivschi, who is going to explain you the hidden symbols of Bukovina.
The explanations are given in the main international languages (English, German, French).
In the museum there are over 3,000 eggs from all over the world displayed in 22 glass-cases; there you can admire eggs collected from international exhibitions (as a result of 14 year-long personal participation at different international exhibitions) and eggs from Bukovina with unique, old motifs and patterns inherited from our great-grandparents.
A whole glass-case displays eggs with very old motifs and patterns from Vama for the decoration of which they used exclusively vegetable colours that are quite bright even today.
Another glass-case displays again the colours specific to Vama together with different elements of culture from Bukovina, all reflecting Letitia’s work as an artist.
In the second room you are going on an imaginary trip around the world and you get in touch with various styles and techniques of decorating eggs from 79 countries – all these can be seen in the glass-cases of the museum.
In time, Putna Monastery passed through numerous tryouts: foreign attacks and occupations, fires and earthquakes, but they did not succeeded in interrupting the evolution of the religious life.
One of the most important gold of the church is the miracle-making icon of God’s Mother, brought in the year 1472 from Constantinople by Lady Maria de Mangop – Stephan the Great’s wife.
Putna monastery remains for more than 5 centuries an important spiritual, historical and cultural component of the world in the history. Due to its founder’s name, Putna Monastery is well known not only in the country, but also in the whole Europe, Stephan the Great being known under the name of Christianity athlete.
The name of “Cacica” has its origins in the polish “kaczika”, meaning “duck”, because there used to be many lakes with wild ducks in the region.
The main tourist attractions are:
The old salt mine, where one can see the roman-catholic chapel “Saint Barbara”, the salt-lake and the ball-room;
The roman-catholic sanctuary of Cacica;
The old wooden-church of Humor Monastery, situated in the village of Partestii de Sus;
Accessibility: 18 km from the town of Gura Humorului and 40 km from the town of Suceava.
The skill of the craftsmen who started to build it in April 1502, made add Arbore church one of the important monuments of Moldavia. Later on, wanting to add an extra beauty to their father’s building, Luca Arbore is daughters ordered the “Dragosin” craftsman to paint the external walls. The scenes are populated by numerous characters in continuous movement. The live colours of the painting are harmoniously combined, emitting a lot of warmth. The green borrowed from the surrounding forests and hills predominates in the rich polychromy.
BOGDANA MONASTERY represents the expression of an admirable artistic synthesis between Roman, Gothic and Byzantine architecture, and also an important example in the Moldavian architecture orientation and development of the 16th – 17th centuries.
Through artistic, architectural and decorative qualities, BOGDANA MONASTERY became one of the representative monuments of the artistic-cultural patrimony of Romania, being included in the UNESCO patrimony.Il Monastero di Bogdana
Is this a private or a group tour?
Usually this is a private tour. However if we have specific requests from our guests we can provide a small group tour or a shared tour.
What time do tours start?
The best time to start this tour is 09.00 am, but we can also start at a mutually agreeded time.
Which are the pick-up and drop-off places?
We can pick-up/dop-off you at your hotel or any other point in Suceava city and not only.
How long does the tour take?
The tour takes approximately 8 hours but we can adapt to fit 100% your individual requirments from 7 to 10 hours.
How should I dress?
There is no formal dress code but try to be respectfully and try to cover your knees and shoulders during the visit at the monasteries.
When do I have to pay?
If you book a day tour you don't have to pay in advance. You just have to inform us about the pick-up place and time and you will pay only when you will start the tour.
What currency can we use?
For our tours we accept both Euro and the local currency known as Leu or Ron, but for all the other expences we recommend to use the local currency.
When is the best time of the year to visit Romania and Bucovina region?
We recommend taking advantage of any chance to visit us, since each season is great in its own way to visit Romania and Bucovina region.