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HIGHLIGHTS



Iasi
Trei Iehari Church
Palace of Culture


The "Painted Monasteries"
Moldovita
Sucevita
Voronet
Humor
Arbore

Marginea Pottery
Putna Monastery
Agapia Monastery
Varatec Monastery
Neamt Monastery
Neamt Fortress
Trip to Maramures
Ciocanesti
Bistrita Aurie Valley
Rodnei Mountains
Cotnari Vineyards


DATES


TAROM scheduled flights:
Heathrow - Bucharest - Iasi
Iasi - Bucharest - Heathrow

4 - 11 OCTOBER 2004
"AUTUMN COLOURS"



The Painted Monasteries Tour 2004


A comprehensive tour incorporating the famous Painted Monasteries of Bucovina combined with
Iasi - the cultural centre of Moldavia, the Cotnari vineyards, and the Eastern Carpathians.


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The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina BUCOVINA

Accommodation in Bucovina ACCOMMODATION


Flights to Romania
FLIGHTS

Trains, Transfers & Tours - Bucovina GETTING ABOUT

Car Hire in Romania CAR HIRE


CONTACT US (Transylvania Uncovered - Romania Travel Specialists) CONTACT US


Sucevita Monastery








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DATES: 4 - 11 October 2004


DAY 1 - Monday
Flight: Tarom RO392 - London Heathrow 12:30; Bucharest Otopeni 17:45
Flight: Tarom RO709 - Bucharest Otopeni 20:55; Iasi 22:00
Meet and Greet service, transfer into the city of Iasi. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Astoria 3* (the renovated wing of the former Hotel Traian - designed by Eiffel)

DAY 2 - Tuesday
Morning sightseeing tour of Iasi, the cultural centre of Moldavia, including the famous Trei Iehari church and the extravagant Palace of Culture. Continue to the beautiful monasteries of Neamt, Agapia and Varatec. Continue to the village of Voronet in the Bucovina region where we check into the lovely Hotel Casa Elena 4*, surrounded by flower gardens, meadows and mountains. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 - Wednesday
Today we make a circuit of some of the Painted Monasteries - Moldovita and Sucevita set amidst the beautiful mountains and woods of the northern part of Bucovina, and Arbore, the smallest of the churches with external frescoes. We also visit Marginea, renowned for its very distinctive smoked black pottery, and the impressive monastery of Stephen the Great at Putna, close to the border with Ukraine. Lunch will be a picnic at Sucevita. Dinner and overnight at Casa Elena.

DAY 4 - Thursday
Today we take a leisurely trip into the dramatic eastern Carpathians and enjoy a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Casa Elena.

DAY 5 - Friday
We visit the last of the Painted Monasteries this morning - Voronet and Humor. Continue eastwards to the vineyards of Cotnari, once the provider of fine wines to the Moldavian court, for lunch and wine-tasting. Return to Voronet via the dramatic ruined fortress of Neamt. Dinner and overnight at Casa Elena.

DAY 6 - Saturday
Full day scenic tour following the pretty Bistrita Aurie valley via the village of Ciocanesti and its colourful folk-architecture up to the Prislop Pass in the impressive Rodnei Mountains. Picnic lunch. We descend into the Maramures for a brief tour into the Iza Valley, famous for its wooden architecture, in particular carved gateways and wooden churches. Return to Voronet for dinner and overnight at Casa Elena.

DAY 7 - Sunday
Morning at leisure. Depart for Iasi after lunch and check on to the Astoria Hotel for overnight. Special farewell dinner at either the Bolta Rece or Trei Sarmale restaurant, both well known for exceptional Romanian cuisine.

DAY 8 - Monday
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Flight: Tarom RO710 - Iasi 06:50; Bucharest Otopeni 07:55
Flight: Tarom RO391 - Bucharest Otopeni 10:00; London Heathrow 11:30




TOUR PRICES FOR 2004:

Adult:
£ 598.00
Singles Supplement:
£ 60.00

Adult Prices are per person per night sharing a double or twin room in £ Sterling (GBP).
All prices valid until further notice and subject to availability.

Tour price includes:

Return Flights from United Kingdom to Romania (see above)
Airport Taxes and Passenger Facility Charges
Travel throughout by air-conditioned mini-bus or coach
Accommodation in comfortable 3 - 4-star hotels
Meals as per itinerary (usually breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner)
Sightseeing tours as outlined
Professional English-speaking tour guide
All applicable entrance fees


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