Day Trip From Iasi To The UNESCO Painted Monasteries In Bucovina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Iasi
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina in a 12-hour guided tour from Iasi. You will visit some of the most important monastic settlements in the region (Voronet, Moldovita, and Sucevita Monasteries) and you will discover the art of creating black pottery, a craft exclusive to the region of Marginea.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului, Suceava County, Northeast Romania

Voronet Monastery was built in 1488 in record time: three months, three weeks and three days, today being part of the UNESCO heritage. The exterior murals have preserved their hues despite centuries of inclement weather, but the ingredients used in preparing the paints are still a mystery. The scenes in the murals depict, like a movie, the history of Christianity, presented in an original manner, very much influenced by folk beliefs, by the Eastern culture, but also by the Orthodox thought.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast Romania

Moldovita Monastery, included in the UNESCO heritage in 1993, was built between 1532 and 1537. For hundreds of years, the murals were the only way uneducated country dwellers could learn about the teachings of the Bible. The frescoes are an immense color illustration of Biblical scenes, adapted to the history of the place and to the important moments in the life of the community.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast Romania

Sucevita Monastery is the newest of the Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, and it was included in the UNESCO Heritage in 1993. It was built in a Moldavian style, with Gothic and Byzantine influences. The murals are dominated by a shade of green, obtained through an ancient technique from natural pigments.


Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Transportation with a modern car or minibus

Professional English-speaking tour guide.

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottle of water

Entrance fees for the monasteries

Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet

Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery

Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery

Exclusions

Lunch (approx. 13/person)

Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide;

A small amount of walking is involved;

Children must be accompanied by an adult;

Not wheelchair accessible;

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Sep-2019

    I am amazed that tourists do not swarm these magnificent testaments to human achievement. The interiors are breathtaking, and the backdrop of small towns with their horses and carts was irresistible. I would place this as the number one attraction in Romania.

  • 22-Apr-2018

    Highly recommend! The three monasteries that we visited were breath-taking, and our guide Iulian was knowledgeable and very helpful. Lunch was delicious, too!

  • 03-Nov-2016

    I would like to take the time and recommend this tour for anyone that wants to discover the beautiful Romania. This tour was very pleasant was very informative, and very well organized so I would like to recommend it to everyone. Also I would like take the time to tell you about our guide Mr. Niku .
    Never before I met such a guide. This guide working for Rolandia tours is the most informative the most humble guide I have ever met. He took us to the Bucovina area he was our driver and our guide. This is one of the most recommended guide that you must take when you arrive to the Iasi area . When you do and take Rolandia tours as your agency ,please ask for Mr. Niku to be your guide. You will never be sorry taking this guide, I fully recommend this tour for anyone and I fully advice everyone who takes this tour to ask for Mr.Niku to be your guide.

  • 17-Aug-2016

    Very nice tour. Our guide, George, was very knowledgable, considerate, and a good driver. The monasteries were worth seeing. We would recommend this tour highly.