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Comforting Bucovina

Fresh air, good food, silent landscape… the time has stopped for a while… we entered into a wonderland. You will discover pure nature, multiculturalism in perfect harmony, habits kept untouched for hundreds of years. This tour will lead you through the ancient world of Romanian traditions and crafts, perfectly combined with the gentle landscape. Yes, we lead you through comforting Bucovina! Enjoy!

Itinerary:

Bucharest – Focsani - Piatra Neamt – Gura Humorului – Radauti – Targu Neamt – Cheile Bicazului – Baile Tusnad – Brasov – Busteni – Sinaia – Bucharest 

Overview:

  • 9 nights accommodation 3*-5* BB
  • Full board
  • Transportation
  • Unforgettable experience while traveling through amazing sceneries while enjoying untouched customs and traditions of Bucovina

 

Day 1: Bucharest

This tour can only begin with a warm welcome at the airport, meeting with your guide that will present you our contrasting capital city: from old buildings to new and modern towers. Accommodation in a 4* hotel, but hurry, folkloric dinner is waiting for you.

Day 2: Bucharest – Focsani – Piatra Neamt

After a good breakfast, we pack our bags, get on the bus and let’s drive! Short city tour and lunch in Focsani. We will arrive in the evening in Piatra Neamt. Eat a delicious dinner, take a short walk on the chic street, admire the landscape and sleep well in a 3* hotel in this beautiful town.

Day 3: Piatra Neamt – Agapia – Varatec – Neamt – Humulesti – Tarpesti – Gura Humorului

Breakfast everybody! Prepare for the wonderland! First stop: Agapia Monastery, with an interesting history that is just waiting to be told by a nun who lives there. After that, Neamt Monastery, this time a monks monastery, opens its doors for you. This is the largest religious settlement in this part of the country. Don’t worry, on the road, your guide will tell you some childhood memories, very funny and catchy. Those memories belong to our Romanian biggest narrator – Ion Creanga and you will have the opportunity to feel some of these tales in Humulesti, his home village. Our last attraction is in Tarpesti where you meet the “village world” – ethnography, folklore, history and traditional masks under one roof. Accommodation and welcome dinner in Gura Humorului – Bucovina.

Day 4: Gura Humorului – Radauti – Cacica Salt Mine – Gura Humorului

Today, we will find out how 13 cultures harmoniously lived together in a very small city called Radauti and you will taste a famous local soup called “Ciorba radauteana” (Radauti Soup). On our way back, we refresh our lungs in Cacica Salt Mine. Accommodation and dinner in the same hotel in Gura Humorului.

Day 5: Gura Humorului – Solca – Marginea – Putna – Moldovita – Sucevita – Arbore – Gura Humorului

This day is dedicated to inner peace. Our guide will lead you through some wonderful monasteries, most of them part of the UNESCO Heritage, which will surely create you a good mood. Lunch will be prepared and served by the monks at Putna Monastery. In the evening, free time to relax and meditate.

Day 6: Gura Humorului – Targu Neamt – Manastirea Neamt – Vanatori – Bicaz – Piatra Neamt

Nice day, today! After breakfast, it’s time to further discover the landscapes of Romania. You will also meet the bisons in Vanatori Neamt Natural Park, extinct from wildlife in Romania many years ago. Lunch will be served in a restaurant with a lake view. Piatra Neamt is waiting for you in the afternoon. Accommodation and dinner in a 3* hotel.

Day 7: Piatra Neamt – Baile Tusnad

Good morning! We continue our tour with one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe: Bicaz Gorges, Red Lake – with a very strange legend and Saint Ana Lake, surrounded by volcanic cones. Accommodation and dinner in Baile Tusnad, a well-known spa resort in Romania, recognized for its mineral waters and mofettes (CO2 emanations, good for cardiovascular diseases). Maybe a SPA ritual at the hotel will refresh you!

Day 8: Baile Tusnad – Brasov – Poiana Brasov – Brasov

We are sure that the strong air made your sleep very restful! After breakfast, we leave Baile Tusnad and we meet Brasov, another multi-ethnic town and its natural and anthropic beauties. Traditional lunch will be served in Poiana Brasov - internationally renowned tourist attraction, with good ski slopes (maybe you will enjoy next winter with your friends?). In the afternoon, free time. Prepare comfortable shoes for dinner – you will taste traditional dishes and learn Romanian folk dances. Accommodation in a 5* hotel in Brasov.

Day 9: Brasov – Busteni - Sinaia –Bucharest

After breakfast, it’s time to see a little part of Royalty in Romania. First stop is in Busteni, for visiting Cantacuzino Castle and then in Sinaia, for visiting Peles Castle. Lunch will be served in royal style in Sinaia. Discover another face of Bucharest, this time by night in our city tour! Accommodation and dinner at a 4* hotel.

Day 10: Time to go home!

After breakfast, your bus will guide you to the airport.

 

Hope you have enjoyed this tour and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

Inclusions:

Accommodations & meals:

  • 9 nights accommodation in cozy hotels 3*, 4* or 5* hotels
  • Breakfast in every hotel
  • Lunch and dinner every day in good quality restaurants
  • 1 welcome cocktail
  • 1 special dinner

Transportation:

  • Airport transfers
  • Air conditioning bus during the entire tour
  • Parking and road taxes

Others:

  • Entrance fees in all attractions that we stop by
  • English speaking tour guide
  • English speaking local guide when specified
  • Pre-paid tips – 50 euro/person

Tips & Tricks

  • Best seasons for this tour: beautiful in every season
  • Health condition: you should be able to walk about 1-2 km/day
  • Age: doesn’t matter as long as you have a young soul
  • Clothing & accessories: comfortable clothes, very comfortable shoes –sport shoes, sneakers, a hat should be useful, sunglasses, a small bag for documents and money
  • Others: a big smile on your face and a lot of good mood!

 Book our Bucovina tour and live an amazing authentic people and culture travel experience!



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