8 days in Romania to visit Bucovina and Moldova regions
Price: From 570 EUR
Duration: 7 nights
Why choose this: Bucovina and Moldova, two particular regions with their own history, legends, national heroes, unique natural landscapes, hospitable people ... We offer you an unforgettable experience as you have chosen to visit the eastern part of Romania with your english-speaking guide!
The offer includes: Transportation + Guide + Accomodation 7 nights as per itinerary + Half board + Horse riding or carriage ride in Bucovina
Day 1: Bucharest - Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation 4* Hotel Capitol / Ambasador - 16 km -
After arrival at Otopeni airport and meeting with the accompanying guide for the whole tour, we make a panoramic or even pedestrian tour with the main attractions of the city, the capital of Romania: the glorious "Belle Époque" style buildings, the Arch of Triumph, the Roman Athenaeum , the Revolution Square and the University Square, Parliament Building. Welcome dinner with folklore show and overnight stay.
Day 2. Bucharest - Buzau - Focsani. Accommodation Romantic Boutique Hotel or similar -200 km
After the breakfast we go to Buzău where we can admire a spectacular place, giving you the impression that you see a piece of the planet Mars or the Moon, but in reality you see the Mud Volcanoes. This impressive phenomenon is found in the Pâclele area and these volcanoes represent miniature craters. The mud volcanoes of Pâclele Mari and Pâclele Mici were declared, about 100 years ago a National Nature Reserve. In the afternoon there is a wine tasting in one of Romania's largest wineries called Beciul Domnesc (Royal Winery). We continue to visit the Living Fire - a wonder of nature explained by the emanations of natural gas, which pass through the cracks of the crust, through spontaneous ignition or not, keeping the sacred fire of the earth alive.
Day 3. Focsani - Iasi. Accommodation Hrand Hotel Traian 4* - 200 km
In the afternoon we arrive in Iaşi city, the capital of the homonymous district located in the north-eastern part of Romania. It extends along the Bahlui river in a flat area covered by seven hills, like Rome, the eternal city. Iasi has always been considered the capital of the historic Moldavian region, even before the territorial division. In fact, from the center of the city there are only about twenty kilometers on the border with the Republic of Moldova, which has been torn apart by the Romanian territory and the river Prut, which almost creates a natural border. We can see the avenue Stefan cel Mare with the Metropolitan Church, the Church of the Three Hierarchs with its splendid architecture, the beautiful Baroque Palace of Culture and the nineteenth-century buildings of the city. Dinner and accommodation in Iasi.
Day 4. Iasi - Suceava – Dragomirna - Voronet. Accommodation 3/4 stars Tara Fagilor or Geralds Radauti 4* -200 km
In this day we will see the famous region of Bucovina, called the land of monasteries or the country of beech trees. Here are the frescoed churches of northern Moldova (7 churches registered in the UNESCO heritage: Arbore, Humor, Moldovita, Rasca, Sucevita and Voronet). On this day you will visit the Voronet Monastery, famous for its dominant blue color and for the scene of the Last Judgment and the Dragomirna Monastery with the highest church in the country (42 meters). We take the dinner with homemade products and stay overnight in Bucovina.
Day 5. Bucovina - Moldovita - Sucevita - Egg Museum Lucia Condrea - Marginea. Accommodation 3/4 stars Tara Fagilor or Geralds Radauti 4 * -200 km
Today we visit the two painted monasteries in Bucovina. The Moldovita monastery was built by Prince Petru Rares, son of Saint Prince Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare) in 1532 (painted in 1537 with the dominant yellow color). The "Siege of Constantinople" scene has become famous. Instead the monastery of Sucevita was erected by the Movila brothers between 1582 and 1584. The church is the only one that preserves the exterior painting also in the northern part, here is the famous fresco "The Scale of Virtues". The predominant color is green. The we visit the International Museum of Painted Eggs and we’ll see a demonstration of manual ceramic works in Marginea.
Day 6. Bucovina - Piatra Neamt - Bicaz Gorges - Miercurea Ciuc. Accommodation Parc Hotel or similar -350 km
This morning we leave for Miercurea Ciuc. Passage of the Carpathian chain, crossing the Bicaz Gorges, the most famous canon in the country, 10 km long, formed by Mesozoic limestone rocks 300-400 m high, passing next to the Red Lake, a lake originated by the natural barrier for the descent of a monte, in 1837; from the water emerges the petrified trunks of the pines. In the afternoon we reach the city of Miercurea Ciuc, passing through the heart of Transylvania. In the evening we visit the Miko fortress of Miercurea Ciuc, giving the opportunity to experience the true medieval charm of the village of Szekleri. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Miercurea Ciuc - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel Coroana Brasovului / Wagner 3* - 165 km -
After the breakfast at the hotel we go to visit the Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, one of the most picturesque in Romania, built in the 13th century by the Teutonic knights and restored in later periods. Also, we visit the fortress of Rasnov, the most famous and one of the best preserved Saxon fortresses in Transylvania. Alternatively we can visit the Prejmer Fortress, founded by the Order of the Teutonic Knights and included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next objective is Brasov city, famous for its picturesque streets and the Schei district with the Sfantul Nicolae church, the first Romanian school (15th century), the Black Church (the largest Gothic church in Romania) and the ancient fortifications of the city with ramparts of corporations.
Day 8. Brasov - Sinaia - Snagov - Bucharest. Accommodation Hotel Capitol / Ambasador 4* in Bucharest -150 km
In this day we will stop in Sinaia, called the Pearl of the Carpathians, the most popular mountain resort in Romania and we visit the Peles Castle, summer residence of King Charles I, where we can admire numerous statues, balustrades, vases, fountains, niches and mosaics. The tour continues with a visit to the Snagov Monastery, a 15th century Byzantine masterpiece where you will see the tomb of Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula. Continue to Bucharest, the Romanian capital, called "The Little Paris of Eastern Europe", admiring its wide avenues. Arrival at hotel.
Rates for double room:
For groups>19 persons through Tourism Agencies, check the prices in the PDF format catalog
For18 people: 570 EUR / person
For 8 people: 660 EUR / person
For 6 people: 760 EUR / person
For 4 people: 870 EUR / person
For 2 people: 1080 EUR / person
Single room supplement: 140 EUR / person
The experience includes:
- Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport transfers, based on flights;
- Transportation by car / modern buses with air conditioning / heating climate, fuels and taxes included;
- Professional English Guide throughout the trip;
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
- Accommodation7 nights in 3 * / 4 * structures, as per program;
- Half board treatment (breakfast and dinner including at least one dinner with folklore show);
- Tourist taxes;
- Non-stop assistance Soca Tour Romania.
Which is extra:
- Entries to the museums; about 40 EUR / person; possibly tips;
- Other expenses and drinks. For full board, calculate 15 EUR / Lunch with 3 dishes and water included.
❖Bank Account at Banca Transilvania: RO77BTRLEURCRT0327720601 (SWIFT Code: BTRLRO22) Name: SOKA TOUR SRL-D
For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person.
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For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room.
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