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Maramureș and Bukovina
- Bus tour
- 3 days
- Perfect for small or mid-sized groups
Maramureș – located in the north-western part of the country – is Romania’s most pristine region due to its many customs and traces of a unique wood architecture and to the fact that traditional lifestyles are still predominant. Here, wood has been one of the main construction materials for centuries and the wooden churches are representative for the architecture that developed in this area.
Bukovina, a small but beautiful region, with a charming landscape, wonderful mountains and woods, is considered to be the cradle of Romanian orthodoxy. The monasteries are adorned with rich fresco-cycles that decorate the inner walls but also the outside walls. Thus, the scenes create a vivid, imposing image of the Christianity at that time.
Day 1: Drive to Maramureș
Today, we drive to Baia Mare, the most important city in Maramureș. The typical wooden churches (Șurdești, Ieud, Desești) and wooden gates give the villages a unique appearance. Dinner and overnight stay in Sighetu Marmației.
Day 2: Maramureș and Bukovina
One of the unforgettable highlights of our trip is the Merry Cemetery in Săpânța. Afterwards, we drive to Bukovina to visit the Moldovița Monastery, where one of the nuns will tell us more about the everyday lives of the nuns. Dinner and overnight stay in Sucevița.
Day 3: The Moldavian Monasteries
Today’s sights include Voroneț – ‘The Sistine Chapel of the East’ – painted in a blue background colour and Sucevița, founded in 1581, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Moldavian Monasteries’. Drive back to Cluj.
– All 2 overnight stays with breakfast;
– All entry fees;
– Transport with bus according to the program;
– English speaking tour guide;