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
Wonderful and enjoyable tour with Ciprian
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on July 5, 2015 by GalIsrael from Haifa, Israel We had family trip with Ciprian (Chip) of 3 days from Bucharest airport to Republic of Moldova We were with my elderly father 92 years old who has visited his childhood village in Moldova. Chip was respectful, patient, flexible, understanding and accommodating. He gave us a professional guided tour. It was a joy traveling with him and highly recommended
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.
November 29, 2015
“Fascinating tour”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on November 29, 2015 by Stephen L from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom A brilliant tour last month to the painted monasteries and beautiful countryside of Bucovina. Until I arrived, I didn't realise just how interesting, unique and artistically stunning the painted monestaries were. However, our guide Ciprian really brought them to life with his in depth knowledge of each one we visited, so much so that we not only gained an appreciation of the buildings, but also of the deep spirituality of so many of the people of the region. I had never been to Romania before this tour, but I heartily recommend this region to anyone. It may not be as well known as some regions of Europe, but it deserves to be placed firmly on the itinerary of any traveller.
January 8, 2016
“Accommodating and knowledgeable guide granted us a fantastic day of monastery tour”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on January 6, 2016 by Andy Y At 30/12, my girlfriend and me had a tour guided by Cip, the owner of "Hello Bucovina". It has been one of the most fabulous and memorable experiences throughout our two weeks of travel in Romania. Starting from around 9am, Cip drove us to visit four biggest monasteries. He had detailed and interesting explanations on the orthodox painting both inside and outside the monasteries. He is so accommodating in all senses, either to our junior knowledge on Christianity, our lack of understanding on the history of the Moldova region, and our stomach! We felt like friends throughout the whole tour, chatting all sort of things and stopped at some random spots for photos or so. He ended up bringing us to a great restaurant, one of his favorites, to try to best hamburger in Suceava! Indeed, it will be a shame if we didn't grab the chance to go with him! So don't miss it, a must do in Suceava!!
February 27, 2016
“Excellent tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on January 23, 2016 by Daniel G This is my first TripAdvisor review. This is largely because I didn’t use the app much before I went on this trip. However, after my fantastic experience in Romania I felt compelled to write some reviews for the people who made it possible. Simply put, my experience with this guide was one of the best I’ve ever had. It was a last-minute decision to visit Bu