(Suceava, Gura Humorului)
Welcome to Bucovina, a place which some consider stuck in time, others look behind appearance and find the truth about this cradle of decency, kindness and love for God. Whether you are religious or not, you will be impressed by the beauty of the paintings in the world famous monasteries. If you are a nature-lover, you’ll find in Bucovina an oasis of green, amazing landscapes, wonderful and picturesque horse farms, and mild hills. For those who make food one of their great passions in life, Bucovina has the taste and the flavor. And, above all, people in Bucovina are made of “warm dough” and will welcome each and every guest like they will welcome their own son, after a long journey among strangers.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Take a flight from Bucharest to Iasi. Flight time will take approximately an hour.
Enjoy a private airport transfer.
Meet your guide for a city tour of Suceava. For a long time, Suceava was Moldavia’s Capital. Stephen the Great made the local citadel stronger and most people associate it with his ruling. The Village Museum, not as large as in Bucharest or Sibiu but of equal value, will be a welcomed relaxing spot in the noise of the city. Continue to Gura Humorului, a mountain resort housing the Ethnography Museum, one of the most impressive museums in the area. Visit Voronet Monastery – the Sistine Chapel of the East.
Visit the salt mine in Cacica, with the galleries, the “Ball room”, the chapel. While in Cacica village, visit the local cathedral, a pilgrimage place for the Catholics; until 1949, a train was connecting Vienna with Cacica every year around 15th of August; Pope John the 2nd granted to the cathedral the title of “Basilica Minor”. Departure towards Campulung Moldovenesc, where you will visit the Wood Art Museum and the Hunting Museum. You will make your own carved wooden spoon to take back home. Continue to the small village of Ciocanesti, to see the beautiful traditional houses and enjoy meeting a local family: taste a local sweet desert and a traditional strong drink.
For many people, Bucovina is equal Monasteries. It is a must to see some of the most impressive cult sites in Romania, so we will continue our tour with some of the best preserved churches built by Stephen the Great. Visit Moldovita Monastery, UNESCO heritage site, proudly honored with the “Golden Apple”. Continue to Sucevita, with its “Sucevita green”, then stop in Marginea, with its famous, unique, black pottery. Last stop of the day: Putna Monastery, where Daniil Sihastrul monk cell and the legends will make a wonderful day end perfectly.
Enjoy a private transfer to Iasi airport for the flight to Bucharest.
The Continental Hotel (3*) is located in the city centre of Suceava. Being surrounded by a lot of green area that offers clean air, a feeling of peace and relaxation this property may be the ideal choice to spend a holiday in the Seat Fortress "Tara de Sus". The hotel has 93 rooms, structured on 3 floors. You can admire from your room: the centre of the city and the St. Nicholas Church located in the park in front the hotel and one of the main boulevards of the city. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, bathroom,wireless internet, telephone and mini-bar. You can choose from the smoking and non smoking rooms, use the parking or laundry facilities. You are invited to savour traditional Bucovina dishes as well as international dishes, all prepared with passion by their chefs.
The Best Western Bucovina-Club De Munte (4*) is located in Gura Humorului, five kilometers away from monasteries Voronet and Humor, gently surrounded by Obcini, this Best Western is your gateway into the fantastic world of customs and traditions in the land of Bukovina. The restaurants offers a variety of traditional and International food. Enjoy the tranquility, comfort, and relaxation offered by the attentive multilingual staff that takes great pride in solving each and every one of your wishes.
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April 21, 2014
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