History and tratition - five day tour of Maramures and Bucovina regions
The tour will first follow the Maramures two day trip, which we have on offer separately and then, after passing the Eastern Carpathians, will explore the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina. We will be accommodated in traditional guesthouses both in Maramures and Bucovina, where our hosts will gladly offer their traditional homemade meals.
Maramures (in the North East of Romania), well known as the woodland for its woodworks - houses, gates and impressive churches, is undoubtedly one of the last Romanian traditional regions. We are welcomed with open arms, in this beautiful land, by people fiercely proud of their history and traditions. Our journey to Maramures will include the most famous wooden churches, such as Budesti, Barsana, Poienile Izei, and Ieud, many of them listed on the UNESCO world heritage patrimony. We will also visit The Communist Prison in Sighet, The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta and also The Monastery of Sapanta, where the tallest wooden church in Europe is located.
We highly recommend that the program should be open for changes considering that Maramures region has many local traditions, specific events and festivals, country fairs, religious celebrations, and many others.
Bucovina (in the north west of Romania) is famous worldwide for the beauty of its forests and especially for the archipelago of monasteries raised five hundred years ago by great Moldovian rulers and patrons of art. Each church has its specific colour: Voronet, also called "the Sistine Chapel of the East" (blue), Humor (red), Sucevita (green), Moldovita (yellow) and Arbore (combination of colours). In 1976, all of these monasteries, due to their outer paintings (frescos) received the "Pomme d'or" prize of FIJET International Organization for their cultural and touristic value; also five of them have been included on the UNESCOs world heritage sites list.
Maramures and Bucovina are known for their strong Romanian traditions, mostly kept in the rural areas, and the refinement of the folk artists, who are masters in weaving, pottery, painting icons on wood or glass, preserving customs related to the most important events in ones life (birth, wedding and death) or to the main holidays during the entire year.
Day 1: Cluj-Napoca Baia Mare Maramures region Barsana
Day 2: Barsana - Sighet Spanata Rozavlea - Poienile Izei Ieud - Barsana
Day 3: Transfer to Bucovina region
Barsana - Dragomiresti - Pasul Prislop - Gura Humorului (Humor Monastery) - Voronet Monastery - Suceava
Day 4: Suceava Dragomirna Monastery - Sucevita Monastery - Moldovita Monastery - Suceava
Day 5: Suceava - Neamt Monastery -The Neamt Fortress - Piatra Neamt - Cheile Bicazului - Lacul Rosu - Cluj
- duration - 5 days;
- validity - thoughout the year;
- minimum people required - 2;
- transport - over 1400 km of driving.
For a price quotation, please contact us directy at [email protected], mentioning the number of people interested to join the tour and the tour dates Thank you!
- transfer and tour Cluj - Maramures region - Bucovina region - Cluj, by car or minibus;
- English, German, Italian or Hungarian speaking guides;
- snack and coffee, in the car;
- entrance tickets to all the places included in the tour;
- drinks and meals;
- personal expenses.