4 days / 4 nights

Iasi and the Painted Monasteries,
a four-day trip to eastern Romania

Tour ID: P1073

Day 1
Bucharest to Suceava

Fly or travel by train from Bucharest to Suceava,
Train travel options:
Train #                  Leaves Bucharest                             Arrives Suceava
1751                       11:15 am                                             6:10 pm
1753                       1:45 pm                                               8:43 pm
1757                       11:20 pm                                             6:14 am (next day)
Transfer from Suceava train station to your hotel in Suceava or Gura Humorului (optional)
Overnight in Suceava or Gura Humorului     

Day 2
Suceava/ Gura Humorului -- Voronet -- Moldovita -- Sucevita -- Suceava/ Gura Humorului
After breakfast,
discover Bucovina’s painted monasteries
Options:
Total Freedom: private day-tour w private guide/ car
Economical: join a guaranteed-departure (shared) excursion of the Painted Monasteries.                                  
Stops/ visit:
~ Monastery Voronet,
~ Monastery Moldovita, 
~ Monastery Sucevita
Optional: on the way back to Suceava or Gura Humorului stop at village Marginea to visit the local pottery worlshop/ see potters making clay objects.        
Overnight:  Suceava or Gura Humorului
Day 2 in brief:   
Distance traveled: 180 km (115 miles)  [145 km (90 miles) from Gura Humorului]
Approx. travel time:  2 hours and 55 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)        
Sights/ Activities:  
Byzantine architecture / UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Visits to local artisans.

Day 3
Suceava/ Gura Humorului -- Iasi
After breakfast,
Transfer to the train station or Suceava airport
and travel from Suceava to Bucharest,
or

Explore Iasi, eastern Romania’s largest city
Suceava/ Gura Humorului -- Cotnari – Iasi
After breakfast, travel from Suceava to Iasi, via Cotnari wine region.
Options:
Total freedom: private transfer Suceava – Iasi (w a private guide/ car).
Economical option: train travel Suceava – Iasi (travel time 2 hours : 30 minutes).
If traveling to Iasi by car,
optional stop: Cotnari winery (tasting  - wines produced from native grapes) 
Sightseeing in Iasi
Overnight in Iasi
Day 3 in brief:                   
Distance traveled: 180 km (110 miles) 
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: rural Bucovina and Moldova, landmarks/ architecture.

Day 4
Iasi to Bucharest
Fly or train travel from Iasi to Bucharest, 
train travel options:
Train #                  Leaves Iasi                           Arrives Bucharest
1662                       2:02 pm                               9:02 pm
1668                       11:08 pm                             6:28 am (next day)
Transfer from Bucharest train terminal/ airport to your Bucharest hotel 
Overnight in Bucharest.

 

 

Paralela 45 Hotel Collection - eastern Romania :

Suceava:
Villa Alice (four-star)
Balada (four-star)
Continental (three-star)

Gura Humorului:
Bucovina - Best Western

Iasi:
Bellaria (boutique)
Traian (four-star)
Astoria (three-star)
Ramada City Centre (three-star)

 

Availability: year-round

Price:  from 214 Euros/ person sharing a double room
Single room supplement: 78 Euros.

Inclusions: 
transfers,
domestic transportation
(your choice of train, private car, bus or plane),
guided day-tour of the Painted Monasteries,
3-nights accommodations in the hotel of your choice,
(breakfast and all taxes included).