The North Remembers: Wooden churches and painted monasteries

Travel to Romania and seeking to go deep into the culture of the destination?


This is one of the most exciting and longest tours. You’ll have both the cultural and culinary part included in this amazing tour. This tour is perfect for those who like to travel slow while indulging in the local culture, cuisine, entertainment, and more.

You’ll enjoy Mocanita the last real forestry railway in Europe, while the train will cross through green forests, cliffs, and clear water, you’ll see the most stunning views. All these experiences mixed with culinary exploration. Bounding with the locals, getting to know the traditions of Maramures and Bucovina counties, eating delicious food.

This tour is about the simplicity of life, an authentic back in time journey. Discover Romania with your local guide!

7 Nights
18 - 20+ Age
  • Tour Starts

    Cluj or other Cities
  • Tours Ends

    Iasi or other Cities
  • Main Sights

    Wooden Churches in Budesti, Barsana & Rozavlea, Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, Mocanita, Painted Monasteries: Voronet, Sucevita, Moldovita
  • Seasonality


Day 1: You have reach your destination!

  • Arrival in Baia Mare City
  • Ready to start this tour?

Day 2: Adventure Begins

  • Half-day tour in Baia Mare, visiting the surroundings
  • Desești world heritage church
  • Budești world heritage church
  • Exploring the Sarbi water mill
  • Enjoying together the lunch at a local restaurant in Bârsana area
  • Handicraftsmen – carving wood – Bârsana Monastery
  • Bârsana Monastery exploring
  • Check-in Sighetu Marmației

Day 3: It's all about the museum experience!

  • Trip to Merry Cemetery Săpânța
  • Visiting the Memorial Museum of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

Day 4: Making travel memories

  • Enjoy Mocanita Experience, the last real forestry railway in Europe

Day 5: Historical Tour

  • Heading to Suceava
  • Rozavlea Wooden Church
  • Prislop Pass – 1416 m
  • Painted eggs museum - Ciocanești
  • Mestecăniș Pass 1062 m
  • Accommodation near Suceava

Day 6: Monasteries & Local Communities

  • Gura Humorului exploring
  • Humor Monastery
  • Voroneț Monastery
  • Moldovița Monastery
  • Lunch in the area, culinary experience
  • Sucevița Monastery
  • Visiting the Marginea village where you’ll find the last black ceramics center in Romania
Optional: Lunch at a traditional restaurant or guesthouse can be provided in Moldovița or Gura Humorului. Traditional egg painting can be experienced in Vama (allow at least one more hour). Kindly refer to us for a tailor-made proposal.

Day 7: Historical & Cultural Tour

  • Visiting the Tg. Neamț Fortress, Neamț Monastery, Agapia Monastery
  • Lunch in Agapia
  • Visiting the Văratec Monastery

Day 8: We hope to see you again soon!

  • Your travel experience has come to an end
  • Departure Day

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Frequently asked question

How should I dress?

Dress casually—and for the weather!  Be prepared for sunny and warm days during the summer.  You can’t go wrong with “layering” in the late fall, winter, and early spring. Some backup rain gear is advisable for November through March.

What currency can I use?

Payments are made in local currency, in RON.

When do I have to pay the tour?

You’ll pay an amount in advance and the rest of the amount you’ll pay a few weeks before your arrival.

How do I have to pay?

The payment is made by bank transfer or by PayPal.

How can I book a tour?

If you want to book a tour with us please get in touch with us by phone or e-mail.

What languages do you offer tours in?

The tours will be held in English or German. If you want a tour held in another language other than English and German, please refer to us.

Are airport transfers included?

The airport transfers are not included, but we provide the best airport transfers at special rates. Please contact us for detailed information.

Who do I contact regarding the tour itinerary, pricing and/or guide availability?

For complete information, please contact the consultant who presented you the offer.

What is included in my trip?

Some of the meals, accommodation, transport, and activities (it will be indicated in detail in the itinerary). We try to include more to add value in your trip.

What if I get ill or injured on the trip and unable to continue?

Our trip leaders are trained to deal with medical emergencies during the trip. They will provide every possible help and will try to pull you out of the situation as quickly as possible. If you are compelled to drop out of the journey due to illness or injury, our consultants will inform someone from your home about your condition and will arrange your medical care and onward journey. It’s very important for you to have travel insurance concluded with leaving your country of residence.

Are these private tours?

These are private tours that we organize for you and your group/team/family.
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