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Discover Bukovina in another way

Discover Bukovina in another way

 

Also, you’ll get the opportunity to learn how to paint Easter eggs and to be the guest in the local family.

 

DAY 1
Arrival to Cluj. At the airport/bus station you will meet your local guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Lunch. If time permits we will have a walking city tour of Cluj Napoca, the only baroque city in Romania and the former capital of Transylvania. We’ll visit Saint Michael Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral and the Memorial House of Matei Corvin, where the most important Hungarian King, was born as well as other interesting places.

 

DAY 2
After breakfast, departure to Moldova - the heart of Romanian Orthodoxy. We’ll pass through Maramures, one of the most traditional regions in Romania. We’ll have the chance to see different wooden churches (such as those from Surdesti, Birsana) and have a typical Maramures lunch in a local family’s house. In the afternoon, we’ll drive along the Bistrita River, admiring painted houses with geometric motives. Arrival at Vama, (in the heart of Bucovina) where we’ll stay for the following days. We’ll meet our host and take the first short sightseeing tour of the village.


DAY 3

We’ll depart by car (or minibus) to the Moldovita monastery where we’ll meet a nun who will explain us all about the paintings of the orthodox world, specifically those from the Bucovina area. Our next visit - Sucevita monastery. Lunch will be served near the monastery in a picturesque place. In the afternoon we’ll visit the famous ceramic center from Marginea and return to our host. Special dinner in the local family’ house.


DAY 4
Today we will visit a sheepfold by carriage. Here you will have a lunch that you will never forget. Afternoon free for tem activities: badminton, football, volleyball and other games. A very light dinner will help us have a good night.

 

DAY 5
Today we will go for a walk in the Rarau Mountains; it means we will cover the first 20 km of the road by bus and then hike to the Rarau chalet. Lunch at the chalet return late in the afternoon to our host. The hiking part takes about 3 to 4 hours. In this evening we will learn how to paint Easter eggs. It will be a unique experience.


DAY 6
We’ll depart by bus to visit other monasteries such as: Dragomirna (we’ll walk for one hour to the lake nearby and have a picnic there). In the afternoon we will visit the bishop church from Suceava, the former capital of Moldavia, and on the way home we will visit Voronet and Humor monasteries. Typical Moldavian lunch and if you wish we can have a small folk band sing and dance for you.

 

DAY 7
Departure to Cluj. We will drive through Borgo pass, the famous pass mentioned in Bram Stoker’s book “Dracula“ and will have lunch at Dracula Motel /or “Coroana de Aur” in Bistrita, also mentioned in the book. Late afternoon arrival in Cluj and overnight in the same 4* Hotel as in the first day. Farewell dinner.

 

DAY 8
Departure home.