4 days / 3 nights
Iasi and the Painted Monasteries in Bucovina,
a four-day trip to eastern Romania
Tour ID: P1033
Bucharest to Bucovina (northeastern Romania)
Travel from Bucharest to Suceava (train, car or plane)
Transfer from Suceava airport/ train station
to the hotel of your choice in Suceava or Gura Humorului.
Overnight in Suceava or Gura Humorului.
Day 1 in brief:
Distance traveled: 450 km (285 miles) - shortest route (via Buzau - Focsani)
510 km (320 miles) - more scenic route (via Brasov - Piatra Neamt)
Travel Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours (car)
6 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours (express train)
one hour and 10 minutes (plane)
Guided - or independent - tour of the Painted Monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites
After breakfast, start your day-tour of the Painted Monasteries.
Visit Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries.
Optional: on the way back from Sucevita to your hotel
stop in village Marginea and visit the local pottery workshop/ see potters making clay objects.
Overnight: Suceava or Gura Humorului
Day 2 in brief:
Distance traveled: 180 km (115 miles) if starting in Suceava
145 km (90 miles) if starting in Gura Humorului]
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 55 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Byzantine architecture / World Heritage Sites, rural Romania, Visits to local artisans
Did you know?
The small village Horodnic de Jos,
an easy 15-minutes drive (12 miles NE) of Monastery Sucevita,
is home to Romania's largest Museum of Vintage Motorcycles.
More than 4/5 of the 106 bikes on display
were made in countries “Beyond the Iron Courtain”, between 1940 and 1980.
Hours: 24 / 7 (guard will open the exhibit hall for you at anytime).
Admission is free.
Travel from Bucovina to Iasi to explore eastern Romania's largest city
or return to Bucharest
Travel back to Bucharest (train, car or plane)
or travel from Suceava/ Gura Humorului to Iasi
Sightseeing in Iasi
Iasi is one of Romania's leading cultural / academic centers
Overnight in Iasi
Day 3 in brief:
Distance traveled: 174 km (108 miles) Gura Humorului to Iasi
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Rural Romania, Iasi landmarks/ architecture.
if time allows more sightseeing in Iasi,
travel from Iasi to Bucharest (train, car or plane)
Transfer from Bucharest airport/ train terminal to your hotel.
Overnight in Bucharest
Day 4 in brief:
Distance traveled: 385 km (240 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 30 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks/ architecture.
Paralela 45 Hotel Collection in eastern Romania include:
Villa Alice (four-star)
Bucovina - Best Western
nice mid-scale hotel not at all similar to a typical Best Western in North America
Toaca Bellevue (four-star)
Casa Elena (four-star)
Hotel Voievod (four-star)
Popas Bucovina (four-star)
Ramada City Centre (three-star)
Ramada hotels in Romania are nice mid-scale hotels
not at all similar to a typical Ramada in North America
Romania’s hotels and B&Bs are licensed - and inspected - by the Ministry of Tourism.
A system of one to five stars is employed to rate hotels, five stars being the highest rating.
The system relies heavily on the diversity of facilities offered, (i.e. room-service or pool).
However, the level of service and attention to detail
may or may not be reflected by the number of stars, assigned to a hotel.
This means not all hotels rated four-star, for example, are comparable at all
and that some three-star hotels may offer a more enjoyable stay than a four-star one.
Price: from 214 Euros/ person sharing a double room
single room supplement: 78 Euros.
~ airport transfers,
~ domestic transportation
(your choice of train, private car, motor-coach or plane),
~ guided tour of the Painted Monasteries,
~ 3-nights accommodations in the hotel of your choice,
(breakfast and all taxes included).