UNESCO Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

Begin your tour in Bucharest, then proceed to the lavish Peles Castle, Carol I's phenomenal royal residence. Next, visit Sinaia Monastery, built in the 17th century, to remind Mount Sinai and the Holy Land. Proceed to the fantastical Bran Castle, beautifully restored by Queen Marie, second queen of Romania.

In Brasov’s Old Town, take a walking tour of the old town, visiting the Black Church, medieval city walls, and St. Nicholas Church, built in 1495 and a place of significant importance for the Romanians.

Next, drive across the forested Carpathians toward Bucovina, passing through “Szekely Land,” a region inhabited by Hungarian ethnics. Learn about their distinct role in the region's history and the political controversies still linked to them in the current era. Continue your journey along one of Romania's most spectacular landscapes: the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges, with 300-meter mountain walls on each side of the road.

Tour the famous UNESCO World Heritage painted monasteries, renowned for their priceless frescoes; each monastery is known for a specific predominating color. The political changes of 1989 allowed them to be re-opened, and they continue to be maintained by hardworking communities of nuns. Stop near Moldovita to discover the age-old art of egg painting.

On the way to Bucharest, visit the Nicolae Popa Ethnographic Museum and the 14th-century Neamt Fortress, a pivotal defense component in battles against the Ottoman Empire.

If this particular tour does not meet your expectations, please explore alternative tours in Romania or contact us for a personalized request.

Tour Length:
5 nights
Places Visited:
Bucharest | Brasov | Bicaz Gorges | Painted monasteries of Bucovina | Nicolae Popa Museum | Neamt fortress | Bucharest
Total Distance Traveled:
1200 km / 740 mi
Tour Price:

Single traveler: from 2100 euro pp

2 travelers: from 1100 euro pp

3 travelers: from 860 euro pp

4 travelers: from 870 euro pp

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