3 days
Bucovina, Moldavia
Cultural Tour, Private Tour, Short Tour
Tour Type


Embark on a private three-day adventure in Bucovina, an enchanting region in Eastern Romania, and discover some of the most picturesque local treasures. The Bucovina painted monasteries, architectural masterpieces of Byzantine art, are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are some of the greatest artistic monuments in Europe. This tour provides an opportunity to explore the unique charm of these churches and experience the rich history and culture of Romania. Enjoy a personalized tour that can be tailored to your interests and schedule, making it the perfect choice for those who want to take their holiday to the next level. Book now and discover the beauty of Bucovina with an unforgettable three-day experience that will leave you with lasting memories.
The tour can be personalised according to your time and points of interest.

Itinerary: Bucharest – Lunch & Wine Tasting – Egg-painting Workshop – Bucovina Exterior Painted Monasteries – Cacica Salt Mine – Black Pottery Workshop – Putna Monastery – Suceava Citadel – Bucharest Airport

DEPARTURE/RETURNBucharest or Suceava(or any other city at request)
TRANSPORTATIONFully insured car/minivan with climate control and plane tickets
TOURIST GUIDECertified English-Speaker Tourist Guide (speakers of other languages at request)
4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesVoronet Monastery (Bucovina Exterior Painted Monasteries)
Moldovita Monastery (Bucovina Exterior Painted Monasteries)
Sucevita Monastery (Bucovina Exterior Painted Monasteries)
Humor Monastery (Bucovina Exterior Painted Monasteries)


  • Complete flexibility to tailor the tour according to your requirements;
  • Personalized tour matching your interests and traveling style;
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bucovina through our exclusively designed tours and cultural connections;
  • Expertise of top-rated licensed tourist guides with excellent reviews;
  • Traditional Bucovina delight specialties and authentic local dining experience;
  • 3 nights of accommodation at a centrally located building in Bucovina;
  • Visit local egg painter artists and potters in their workshops;
  • All admissions included, not just guided walks;
  • Admire the stunning beauty of Bucovina, one of Romania’s most picturesque regions;
  • See the vividly painted frescoes at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina;
  • Explore the enchanting Voronet Monastery, known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’, with its distinctive blue frescoes;
  • Learn about the history and culture of the region and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Romania.
DEPARTURE/RETURNBucharest or Suceava(or any other city at request)
TRANSPORTATIONFully insured car/minivan with climate control and plane tickets
TOURIST GUIDECertified English-Speaker Tourist Guide (speakers of other languages at request)
3 nights at three and four-star hotels, all centrally locatedNatural, authentic and local culinary experiences
Breakfast every dayOne home hosted dinner
One Wine Tasting with lunchFuel, parking fees, local taxes
Black Pottery workshop visitAirplane tickets from Suceava to Bucharest
Guided tours at all sitesEntrance fees to museums and sites included as per itinerary
Still/Sparkling water bottles in the carDetailed map of Romania
Certified English-Speaker tourist guide specialized in Romanian culture and history
Health insuranceSouvenirs
Alcoholic beveragesHotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
Meals, other than those included in the itineraryGratuities of any kind
Photo/video fees at sites and museums


Day 1: Bucharest – Lunch & Wine Tasting – Suceava

Your adventure begins as you are met at Henri Coanda International Airport by your certified English-speaking tourist guide. You will drive north towards Bucovina, passing by the stunning vineyards of Vrancea. During your journey, stop for a delectable lunch in the middle of a vineyard, where you can indulge in the unique flavors of traditional Moldavian delight specialties and sample delicious local wines.
After satisfying your taste buds, continue your drive to your 4-star hotel in Gura Humorului, where you can relax and unwind before the start of your adventures in Bucovina. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore the surrounding areas or take in the local culture.

Day 2: Bucovina Painted Monasteries (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) – Egg Painting Workshop – Home Hosted Dinner

Embark on a cultural journey on Day 2 of the tour with a visit to the unique 15th-16th century Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore the famous Voronet Painted Monastery, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Orient,” featuring one of the best Last Judgment frescoes in the world. Admire the unique Voronet Blue, considered to be one-of-a-kind, as well as the Rubes red and Veronese green.
You’ll then visit an egg-painting artist to learn more about this ancient local tradition and see painted eggs from all over the world.
Continue your tour to the Moldovita Painted Monastery, with towers on both corners of the facade and a powerful tower for the gate. Then head to the nearby Sucevita Painted Monastery, the largest of all, which looks more like a fortress than a monastery. Admire the impressive Virtues Ladder frescoes, known for their amplitude and contrast between heaven and hell. The last monastery on the itinerary is the Humor Painted Monastery, the only one without a belfry tower.
After a day filled with cultural exploration, taste the local cuisine with a home-hosted dinner, providing a true cultural interchange. End the day at your leisure in the same hotel like yesterday.

Day 3: Customs and Traditions Museum – Cacica Salt Mine – Black Pottery Workshop – Putna Fortified Monastery – Suceava Citadel – Bucharest Airport

On Day 3 of this tour, experience the local traditions and history of Bucovina. The day starts with a visit to the Folk Traditions Museum, where you will see typical Bucovina household arrangements and traditional costumes for different celebrations throughout the year. Afterward, explore the Cacica Salt Mine, an impressive construction by Polish miners over 200 years ago. To enter the mine, you must descend a few hundred fir-wood steps. Next, you will visit the workshop of black pottery, which dates back to 1500 and uses a unique technique called “oxygen reduction”.
After the Black Pottery Workshop, we will visit the stunning Putna Monastery, built in 1481 by Stephan the Great Voievode, and featuring Gothic influences such as the walled porch, burial vault, and chamber of the tombs. The last stop is the 14th-century citadel in Suceava, which was never conquered by fighting despite facing dreadful sieges and battles with Sobieski’s Polish and the Turkish led by Mahomet II, Constantinople’s conqueror. Finally, you will be transferred to your 4* hotel located in the city center before departing from the Bucharest Airport.
Your Bucovina Adventure tour will finish with your flight to Henri Coanda International Airport at 5:45AM. We will transport you from your hotel to the airport, saying goodbye to your guide and ending your tour.
***Optional: You can choose a Bucharest City Tour (requires one extra day)
NOTE: The tour is further customizable.


Bucovina Adventure Map

Extra full day Bucharest City Tour

After the breakfast, we will start the visit of the capital city of Romania. The day starts with a visit to the Village Museum, one of the most impressive open-air museums in Europe with century old original peasant households from all parts of Romania.
After, we will visit the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building, the Palace of Parliament. Between the two communist landmarks, we will have a panoramic tour of the city with Victory Square and Avenue, Royal Palace and Revolution Square and a short stop and visit of the Romanian Athenaeum. Next, we will attend a visit to the former residence of Ceausescu family, the last communist leader of the Socialist Republic of Romania. In contradistinction with the Ceausescu former residence we will have an incursion back in time, in the communist time, where you will have the opportunity to experience life in the 80’s with the help of authentic decor and furniture, working appliances and household accessories, local drinks and homemade snacks and historical and archive footage.
Before arriving in the old city center we will stop in the Cotroceni Neighborhood where we will visit the Presidential Palace and a typical 1930s Bucharest Residence.
In the late afternoon, we will reach Bucharest’s Old Town, with the ruins of the Old Princely Court, known as Dracula’s residence, where the legend says that Vlad the Impaler was keeping his prisoners. We will take a sightseeing tour of this part of the city, filled with lively cafes and street food to see why the nickname of Bucharest is “The Little Paris”. The rest of the evening is on your own.

Two day Black Sea & Danube Delta Extension with Danube Delta Private Cruise accompanied by certified skipper


Extra Day 1: Bucharest – Constanta Walking Tour – Histria Fortress – Tulcea

Begin your extension tour of the Black Sea and Danube Delta with an early morning departure to the Black Sea Coast, to Constanta – the largest seaport on the Black Sea, established in the 4th century BC as a Greek colony. The drive from Bucharest will take approximately three hours, crossing the Danube into the region of Dobrogea and driving along the famous Danube-Black Sea Canal. The city tour of Constanta will take you to the Secession style Casino and the Genoese Lighthouse. In the National Museum of Archaeology, we will see the fabulous Glykon Serpent and the wonderfully restored Roman Mosaic – one of the largest in this part of Europe. In the afternoon drive to Mamaia – Romania’s largest sea resort, established by King Carol I of Romania in the second half of the 19th century and then continue north to the ruins of the ancient town of Histria. In the early evening we will arrive to Tulcea located right at the entrance in the Danube Delta. Hotel check in. Dinner on your own.

Extra Day 2: Danube Delta Private Cruise with Lunch – Bucharest Airport

After the early breakfast, you will explore, in your private boat the youngest territory in the world, the Danube Delta started to form just 10,000 years ago and is still in the process of formation. On your exclusively cruise you will have the chance to admire the Danube scenic beauty and wildlife – it is known as the birdwatchers paradise, so simply relax while browsing through the narrow channels. A fauna specialist tour guide and skipper, who knows all the channels, will lead your tour. A great opportunity for you to watch birds and to admire nature. The Delta cuisine is certain to provide an interesting lunch experience, the lunch will be served on the ship.
After the tour we will drive back to Henri Coanda International Airport for your afternoon return flight.

Three day Republic of Moldavia Extension with Tiraspol Tour


Extra Day 1: Bucovina – Iasi City Tour – Soroca

We will begin the three-day extension with the tour of Iasi city, the unofficial capital of the Moldavian region of Romania, here we will explore the Palace of Culture, the once gold-plated Church of the Three Hierarchs, Golia Monastery and the Neoclassical National Theatre. After this incursion, we will cross the Prut River in Republic of Moldavia, outside of the European Union. On the route enjoy the countryside to Soroca, the town that hosts the greatest and most impressive fortress in Republic of Moldavia. Before reaching the hotel we will visit a different part of the Soroca town, named the Gypsy Hill, where the Gypsy community built a neighbourhood of palaces. After this hotel check in and dinner on your own.

Extra Day 2: Soroca Fortress – Old Orhei with Traditional Lunch – Cricova Wine Cellars – Chisinau City Tour

After the breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to the one of the best well-preserved fortresses of Europe, established by the Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great in 1499.
Next, we travel south, stopping at the outstanding cave monastery of Old Orhei, which is organically combines the natural landscape and vestiges of ancient civilizations. A home-made lunch will be served in the village with the same name.
In the afternoon, you head to Cricova, where you will visit the largest wine cellar in the world and where you will enjoy some of the best Moldavian wines. The winery Cricova was founded in 1952 and it is one of the few wineries which produce sparkling wine using the Champagne Method. Before reaching the hotel, we will visit the capital city of Republic of Moldavia, which is one of the greenest city in Europe. The tour will reveal the Arch of Triumph, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chisinau with the Belfry Tower and the Parliament of Moldavia. To have a sweet evening we will have a short stop at the famous “Bucuria” shop, which is the greatest enterprise specialized in the production of candies. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.


Extra Day 3: Bender Fortress – Tiraspol Tour – Bucovina

The last day in Republic of Moldavia will be an incursion in the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). It officially belongs to Moldova and is its second largest city.
First, we will visit Bender Fortress, which was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldavia – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Later we will cross Dnister in Transnistria, where you will understand why this is the world’s last Soviet republic in fact.
In Tiraspol we will visit Suvorov Plaza & Monument, Memorial of the WW2 and Afghanistan war, Lenin statue and more.
After the walking tour in Tiraspol we will go back to Bucovina, crossing back Prut River in Romania.
Moldovita Painted Monastery by Holiday to Romania
Sucevita Painted Monastery by Holiday to Romania
Humor Painted Monastery by Holiday to Romania
Moldovita Painted Monastery Fresco
Sucevita Painted Monastery
Sucevita Painted Monastery Fresco
Suceava Royal Court by Holiday to Romania
Suceava Royal Court Citadel
Smoked Bacon and Cheese Sampling by Holiday to Romania

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
Ome L.
March 19, 2017

My husband and I had a super tour of the top 5 monasteries of Suceava in Romania . Our tour lady guide & driver was a university graduate in Law who spoke perfect English, good safe driving in a reasonable car with seat belt, very knowledgeable with the top five monasteries that we were visiting, patient , very considerate about providing us enough time for pictures taking as well as maximum viewing of the sites especially with friendly rapport with some of the residents nuns and monks which made life smoother for us while visiting. Some of the wonderful frescoes both outside and inside the monasteries were so well painted and designed even though back many years ago were all very enlightening for us all.

Gall I.
October 4, 2017

We had family trip with Dan of 3 days from Bucharest airport to Bucovina. We were with my elderly father 92 years old who has visited his childhood village in Moldova. Dan was respectful, patient, flexible, understanding and accommodating.
He gave us a professional guided tour.
It was a joy traveling with him and highly recommended

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