January 24, 2015

Tiraspol

Tiraspol (IPA: [tɪˈraspəl]; Russian and Ukrainian: Тирасполь, Romanian pronunciation: [tiˈraspol]) is internationally recognised as the second largest […]
January 24, 2015

Orheiul Vechi

Orheiul Vechi, also known as Old Orhei, arguably Moldova’s most […]
January 24, 2015

Cricova Wine Cellar

Cricova: The Largest Underground Wine Cellar in the World By […]
December 14, 2014

About Moldova

The land of a 14th century monastery sheltered by a […]
December 14, 2014

About Ukraine

The ancient Greeks settled colonies along the Black Sea coast; […]
June 20, 2014

ABOUT ROMANIA

Area – Total: 238,391 km2 / 92,043 sq mi (83rd) – Water (%): 3 […]
May 21, 2014

Voronet Monastery

The exterior frescoes where added in 1547 and today this […]
May 5, 2014

Viscri

Apparently, Viscri is just a village situated in the Brasov […]
May 5, 2014

Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia  is a city located in central Ukraine. It is […]
May 5, 2014

Valley of Vaser

Between 1930 and 1933 on the Valley of Vaser a […]
May 5, 2014

Transylvania

Transylvania is a a historical region in the central part […]
May 5, 2014

Sighetu Marmaţiei

Sighetu Marmaţiei is a town in Maramures county situated in […]
July 15, 2015
If you don’t speak Romanian hire Ciprian
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on June 3, 2015 by woffordwise from Washington DC, District of Columbia We hired Ciprian (Chip) to give us a guided tour of the painted monasteries in Bucovina and the wooden churches of Maramures. Ciprian picked us up from our pensiune and treated us to breakfast at his favorite cafe in Suceava (the name escapes me, but it was pretty good) and talked to us to get a better feel for what we wanted to see. He clearly listened and we departed for the tour.
July 15, 2015
Wonderful trail of the top 5 monasteries of Sucheava, Romania
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on July 8, 2015 by 318Ome from Busan, South Korea My husband and I had a super tour of the top 5 monasteries of Suceava in Romania. Our tour lady guide & driver was a university graduate in Law who spoke perfect English, good safe driving in a reasonable car with seat belt, very knowledgeable with the top five monasteries that we were visiting, patient , very considerate about providing us enough time for pictures taking as well as maximum viewing of the sites especially with friendly rapport with some of the residents nuns and monks which made life smoother for us while visiting. Some of the wonderful frescoes both outside and inside the monasteries were so well painted and designed even though back many years ago were all very enlightening for us all.
August 6, 2015
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on August 6, 2015 by KenEs from USA The tour I took of the painted monasteries was fabulous. The guide was very knowledgeable and she provided a good balance between telling us about each monastery and giving us some time to walk around freely to take photos. I would definitely recommend Hello Bucovina Tours, it is run very professionally. The tour of the four monasteries was from about 9:00 until 17:00. The lunch on the tour was also very good, but if you order dessert (cheese pancake?), be aware the portions are quite large--consider sharing. I also stayed at the new hostel run by Ciprian, the owner of Hello Bucovina tours. The hostel was very centrally located in Suceava and it was quite clean and comfortable. Since I was spending three nights in the hostel I was even picked up from and dropped off at the train station.
August 9, 2015
“An amazing day tour from Suceava”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on August 9, 2015 by eneemann from Haifa, Israel The tour was organized by Irene hostel. we were 4 people accompanied by a very knowledgeable guide. It was a 5 star tour to the Unesco heritage 4 monasteries, which are full of interesting frescos. THe guide explained the frescos in detail and answered any question that we had. At lunch time we were taken to a good restaurant which served us a typical local food (included in the price of the tour), and manage also to cater to the vegetarians among us. The day ended at 5 PM.
August 9, 2015
“An amazing day tour from Suceava”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on August 9, 2015 by eneemann from Haifa, Israel The tour was organized by Irene hostel. we were 4 people accompanied by a very knowledgeable guide. It was a 5 star tour to the Unesco heritage 4 monasteries, which are full of interesting frescos. THe guide explained the frescos in detail and answered any question that we had. At lunch time we were taken to a good restaurant which served us a typical local food (included in the price of the tour), and manage also to cater to the vegetarians among us. The day ended at 5 PM.
August 18, 2015
“Very interesting trip around the Bucovine’s monasteries”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on August 18, 2015 by Vertaroutard from Saint Ouen, France We were 2 and hosted by Irene's hostel (very nice staff by the way) which arranged our trip to the monasteries. It is a one day trip and we were drived by a guide and stopped to the 4 most well preserved painted monasteries, plus the blackware pottery factory, and a very nice romanian specialties restaurant with a charming view on the valley. Everything was wonderful, the colors of the paintings, the views during the road trip, the food, and our guide. and all of this only for 35 euros per person (lunch included but not the tickets to the monasteries, which were about 1 euro per entry). This is such a great offer for such wonderful memories. I take this opportunity to thank our guide, Adrien, one more time, for all the explanations he gave us, for all the answers, for his remarquable knowledge upon the subjects of the monasteries and the religion, but also the romanian way of life. We've learnt so much more during this one day trip than our precedent 2 weeks in Romania. Thank you again Adrien.
September 11, 2015
“Excellent”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on September 11, 2015 by Intrepidtraveler53 from NYC, USA Anna was amazing tour guide. The professionalism and detail was unparalleled. The company delivered exactly as promised. I highly recommend this company.