Suceava – Brasov – 1 day tour

Itinerary:

Suceava
Once the capital of Moldavia, for nearly 200 years the city of Suceava was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia and the main residence of the Moldavian princes (namely between 1388 and 1565). Today is an excellent starting point to visit the north of Romania, especially the painted monasteries of Bucovina but not only. The town has some noteworthy attractions of its own: Saint George's Church (the monastery of St. John the New of Suceava), a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bucovina village museum (open-air museum), with its valuable old wooden bucovinean houses and traditional items exhibits, and Suceava's main tourist site the 14th-century citadel.
Agapia monastery
An important Romanian Orthodox monastery, located 9 km west of Târgu Neamț, in Agapia Commune. Built between 1642 and 1647 by Romanian Voivode Vasile Lupu nowadays is hosting more than 200 nuns. The church, restored and modified several times during the centuries, was painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, between 1858 and 1861.
Bicaz Gorges
Bicaz Gorge, part of the National Park Hasmas, where 400 meters (1300 ft) of limestone rocks are towering the narrow road, and create one of Romania's most spectacular landscapes.
Red Lake
At halfway from Brasov, we will stop at the Red Lake. A very particular lake, maybe not so red as you may expect. Due to his legends, the lake is also called Killer Lake.
Prejmer
Prejmer is a Saxon fortified medieval church built by the Germanic Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. The church and the fortification are listed as UNESCO world heritage and, at the same time, still an active Lutheran church.
Brasov
One of the seven medieval Saxon walled citadels, framed by the Carpathian Mountains, is considered one of the beautiful cities in Romania.

Tour description:

Suceava - Brasov day tour is a very long and fascinating day trip. We will start from Suceava town, the former capital of Moldavia, and nowadays "the capital" of southern Bucovina. The first visit will be to the Moldavian monastery of Agapia with its 300 nuns and their lovely workshops: handmade rugs, weaving, and icon painting. After Agapia Monastery we will start climbing the Eastern (Oriental) Carpathians mountains on a road that slices Bicaz Gorge, where 300 meters (1000 ft,) of limestone rocks are towering the narrow road and create one of Romania's most spectacular landscapes. Close to the top of the mountain pass, we will see the "Red Lake" not as red as you expect but with many stories and legends behind it.

After the Lake, we are no longer in Moldavia but in Transylvania, and we start to descend the Carpathians mountains in sharp curves crossing the unique Szeklers villages. After we leave the Carpathians behind, we get to Prejmer and visit the fortified church built by the Germanic Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and listed as UNESCO world heritage.

Our last stop will be in Brasov, one of the seven medieval Saxon walled citadels, where we'll have a quick panoramic tour by car or a visit at the famous Black Church.

All this in one single day!

Price:

1 pers -    On request
2 pers -     120 Euro
3 pers -     85 Euro
4-7 pers -  80 Euro

The price is per person

What's included:

- Licensed english speaking tour guide;
- Private transportation with modern vehicle (AC);
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel.

Not included:

- Lunch;
- Entrance fees;
- Personal expenses.

Tour FAQ:

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 08.00 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 11 hours but we can adapt to fit 100% your individual requirments.

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.