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Brasov – Bucovina day tour

1 day tour available from Brasov or Suceava

Availability

All year round starting from Brasov or Suceava

Time

10-11 hours

Distance

350 km

Group size

from 1 to 7 or private

Price range

80-120E/ person

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Tour Description

Suceava – Brasov day tour is a very long and fascinating day trip. We will start from Suceava, former capital of Moldavia and nowdays “the capital” of suthern Bucovina, we will visit the moldavian monastery of Agapia with its 300 nuns and their lovely workshops: handmade rugs, weaving and icon painting. After Agapia monastery we will start climbing the Eastern (Oriental) Carpathians mountains on a road which slices Bicaz Gorge, where 300 meters (1000 ft,) of limestone rocks are towering the narrow road and create one of Romania’s most spectacular landscapes. At the top of the pass we see the “Red Lake” not as red as you expect but with many story and legends behind.

After the Lake we are no longer in Moldavia but we entered in Transylvania and we start to descend the Carpathians mountains in sharp curves and we cross the unique Szeklers villages. After the mountains we get to Prejmer, a fortified church built by the Germanic Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and listed as UNESCO world heritage.

Our last stop will be in Brasov, one of the seven medieval saxon walled citadels, where we ill have a quick panoramic tour by car or a visit at the famos Black Church.

All this in one single day!

Itinerary

Brasov

Prejmer

Red Lake

Cheile Bicazului

Agapia

Suceava

Start

Brasov

1st Stop

Prejmer

2nd Stop

Red Lake

3rd Stop

Cheile Bicazului

4th Stop

Agapia

Arrival

Suceava

Price

4-7 persons – 80  Euro/person
3 persons – 85  Euro/person
2 persons – 120 Euro/person
1 person – On request

The price includes:

  • Free pick up/drop off from/to your hotel
  • Transport by car/minibus
  • Professional english speaking tour guide

The price does not include:

  • Entrance fees: – 10 Lei/person (€2.1) for Prejmer fortified church
  • 5 Lei/person (€1.05) for Agapia Monastery
  • Lunch – around 50 Lei (€10)

Tour FAQ

How do we know you are a legitimate business?

To avoid frauds and for your own safety please visit the official website of the Romanian Ministry of Tourism and choose only a licensed tour operator.

Boutique Romania, property of Explore Bucovina Travel and Tours SRL is a fully licensed tour operator (license no. 1454) and insured (inssurance no. 2996) and all our tour guides are professional licensed tour guides.

Is this a private or a group tour?

Usually this is a private tour. However if we have specific requests from our guests we can provide a small group tour or a shared tour.

At what time does the tour start?

The best time to start this tour is 09.00 am, but we can also start at a mutually agreeded time.

Which are the pick-up and drop-off places?

We can pick-up/dop-off you from your hotel/adress or in the nearby area in Brasov or Suceava city.

How long does the tour take?

The tour takes approximately 9 hours.

When do I have to pay?

If you book a day tour you don't have to pay in advance. You just have to inform us about the pick-up place and time and you will pay in cash on the spot when you will start the tour.

If you dont want to use cash you can pay with paypal at least 3 days in advance or bank transfer at least 7 days in advance.

What currency can we use?

For our tours, we accept both Euro and the local currency known as: Leu or Ron.
For all the other expenses (eg:entrance fees, lunch, souvenirs) we recommend you use the local currency.

When is the best time of the year to visit Romania?

We recommend visiting Romania all year round.
All four season bring a unique touch to Romania that should not be missed.

How should I dress?

There is no formal dress code.
However, when visiting the monasteries, please be respectful and cover your knees and shoulders.

The entrance fees are included in the tour price?

No, the entrance fees are not included in the tour price. You will have to pay them on the spot. The entrance fee is 10 Ron (2.05E) for the fortified church of Prejmer and 5 Ron (1.05E) for Agapia Monastery.

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