Iasi And Suceava Plus The Painted Monasteries Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Iasi
  • 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

Choose our tour and enjoy all the most important treasures of Bucovina, Iasi and Suceava.
Itinerary of this tour: IASI Probota Monastery - Suceava Citadel the Bucovina Village Museum St.George Monastery - SUCEAVA - Arbore Monastery Marginea Black Pottery Workshop Sucevita Monastery Moldovita Monastery Voronet Monastery Humor Monastery - SUCEAVA

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Breakfast included

Know More about this tour

Day 1. After your arrival in Iasi by rail/air you will be transferredto your accommodation (a 3or4 star hotel).
Day 2. 09.00AMStart your journey from Iasi to Bukovina (the area of the painted monasteries) according to the following program: IASI Probota Monastery (built in 1530 by Prince Petru Rares.Restored by Japanese Trust Fund between 1996-2001,UNESCO) - Suceava Citadel Bukovina Village Museum St.George Monastery (a UNESCO sight) - SUCEAVA (accommodation in a 3 or 4star hotel).
Day 3. 09.00AM Tour of the painted monasteries according to the following program: SUCEAVA - Arbore monastery Marginea Black Pottery Workshop Sucevita Monastery Moldovita Monastery Voronet monastery Humor monastery SUCEAVA.
Day 4. Transfer to therailway station / airport.

Hotels considered for this tour:
SUCEAVA:
Daily Plaza(4 stars)
Balada Hotel(4 stars) NEW
Gloria Hotel(3 stars)
Continental Hotel(3 stars)Will reopen starting with May 1st 2016

IASI:
Ramada Hotel(4 stars)
Unirea Hotel (4 stars)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Iasi (D)
When you arrive in Iasi by air or rail, you will be met and transferred to your comfortable hotel in the city. Check in and enjoy dinner this evening.

Overnight: 4-star Ramada or Unirea Hotel or similar

Day 2: Iasi – Bukovina – Suceava (B)
After breakfast, meet your informative guide and begin your scenic journey to the Bukovina area by air-conditioned vehicle. Admire the lush countryside as you journey deeper into northeastern Romania, where the Carpathian hills are laid with a mosaic of verdant pastures, forests and old villages.

As you travel, listen to tales of this untouched region of Europe and its one-of-a-kind monasteries, whose exteriors are covered in elaborate frescoes of religious scenes, saints and prophets, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Stop first at the UNESCO-listed Probota Monastery, founded in 1530 by Prince Petru Rares, and restored in the 1990s. Admire the murals on the exterior before marveling at the rich murals inside.

Having explored here, visit the Suceava Citadel, a 15th-century fortress and royal residence, and then stretch your legs around the neighboring Bukovina Village Museum, an outdoor park showcasing the folk architecture and crafts of Moldovia.

View the houses and workshops before continuing to the UNESCO-protected, 16th-century St George Monastery. Hear about the history of church, said to hold the relics of St John, and admire its stunning exterior frescoes, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament.

Later, check in to your hotel in Suceava and spend the evening as you wish.

Overnight: 4-star Daily Plaza or Balada Hotel or 3-star Gloria or Continental Hotel or similar

Day 3 Suceava (B, L)
Relax over breakfast at your hotel before enjoying a full-day tour of more of Bukovina’s monasteries, all easily accessible from Suceava.

Make your way first to the Arbore monastery, a picture-perfect church unusual for having no belfry. Hear about its history and building in 1503, and stroll around to see its delicate and detailed frescoes, many depicting scenes from Genesis.

After a stop to see the area’s traditional Marginea black ceramics being made at a pottery workshop, move on to Sucevita Monastery, a fortress-like complex famous for its large number of frescoes.

After admiring the stunning images here, view the lovely Moldovita Monastery, renowned for its predominantly gold and blue exterior paintings, and then continue to Voronet, the best-known of all Bukovina’s monasteries.

Marvel at the exceptionally vivid frescoes here, many in intense shades of blue, and note how they depict biblical stories, prayer scenes and philosopher portraits. Take them all in, and you’ll instantly understand why Voronets is sometimes called the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East.’

After a final stop at the Humor Monastery to see its frescoes and precious icons, return to Suceava for a hotel drop-off and the evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Daily Plaza or Balada Hotel or 3-star Gloria or Continental Hotel or similar

Day 4: Departure from Suceava
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring back to the airport or train station, bringing your tour to a close.

Inclusions

3 nights accommodation as per itinerary in 3 or 4 stars hotel in Iasi & Suceava;

Breakfast

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Hotel pickup and transfer return

One lunch during the tour of the painted monasteries, one dinner in Iasi

Water during the excursion (1/2 L per person/day)

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

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