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 […]
May 21, 2014

Voronet Monastery

The exterior frescoes where added in 1547 and today this […]
May 15, 2015
Family trip to explore heritage
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on May 15, 2015 by fgw60 We met Cip the owner by accident through his friend who drove us to Suceava. He met us in the lobby and was quick to understand our needs. He was flexible understanding and accommodating. He was punctual and honest.
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.
December 9, 2015
“Commited to providing the best experience they can offer…”
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on December 9, 2015 by CaliforniaRoadman from California, USA First, let me address a concern most of us have when searching the internet for a more intimate tour itinerary and we find that such tours are usually offered by local tour companies rather than the larger corporate brands, and then we wonder... if not immediately, then certainly as we are about to wire a substantial sum of money to book the tour... is this local tour company legitimate? And, as we experienced, in the case of Irene’s Travel, you will not find any other company that could be more honest and committed to providing you with everything you ask for.a We hired Ciprian (Chip) Slemco for a two week tour through Moldova and Northern Romania, and our experience was everything we had hoped to find... and more. He was very personable and as he got to know us and what we are interested in, rather than insist on staying with our pre-arranged itinerary, he even offered modify our itinerary on the fly by suggesting that we take an excursion into Ukraine. We had not thought of doing that but we enthusiastically accepted. With his flexible attitude and his knowledge of the area we saw so many more things that suited our taste than we ever would have if we had taken a tour offered by a large tour company. Chip was totally accommodating and a great guide. And our tour included many more personal views of the region than any brand name tour could ever offer. (By the way, for clarification, the company name, "Irene’s Travel", is named after Chip’s wife Irene, while they use "HelloBucovina" as a more identifiable label for what they offer). We highly recommend their services.
March 31, 2017

Suceava – Sighisoara Trip (One Day Trip)

One of the last still inhabited fortresses out there. Vlad the Impaler's supposed birth town. The strong fragrance of brandy made of three different fruits. A fascinating mountain crossing. Welcome to Sighisoara...
March 31, 2017

Suceava – Brasov Trip (One Day Tour)

Crossing the Carpathians has never been more impressive or fun than this ride from Suceava to Brasov. Some of the most dramatic gorges in the country, a natural dam lake, a labyrinth-like fortified church and an epic finale...
April 1, 2017

Quick Western Ukraine Tour in 3 days

This Bucovina tour takes you to the most famous monasteries in Bukovina, providing a good introduction to the area. You will have the chance to see the fine frescoes of Voronet, to enjoy the great natural setting of Sucevita, to experience the local crafts...
April 2, 2017

Moldova & Tiraspol Tour in 4/5 Days

This Bucovina tour takes you to the most famous monasteries in Bukovina, providing a good introduction to the area. You will have the chance to see the fine frescoes of Voronet, to enjoy the great natural setting of Sucevita, to experience the local crafts...
April 3, 2017

Chisinau & Tiraspol (3 Days Tour)

This Bucovina tour takes you to the most famous monasteries in Bukovina, providing a good introduction to the area. You will have the chance to see the fine frescoes of Voronet, to enjoy the great natural setting of Sucevita, to experience the local crafts...
April 3, 2017

Suceava – Chisinau Trip (2 days trip)

This tour takes you to the most representative sights of Eastern Moldavia and then, across River Prut, to the wonderfully preserved countryside of the Republic of Moldova....
November 5, 2018

Down the Bukovina Highlands to the Danube

Start up in heterogeneous Bukovina, nested in the wooden Eastern Carpathians, with its fine rural architecture and world famous painted monasteries. Cross the mountains following an impressive route up the Bicaz Gorges and cross rolling hill upon rolling hill...
November 5, 2018

The Grand Tour

With a little bit of everything in the countries around (and not only, if we are to also consider Germany, Russia and Turkey), Romania is so heterogeneous that one can come back over and over again to discover new places and meet new faces. Therefore take this tour as a teaser, as a taste of the country as a whole and then come back to explore in more detail. Start in Bucharest...
November 5, 2018

Castle Tour

Upon leaving Bucharest, in just two hours of driving you will reach the amazing and exotic Carpathian Mountains. The sheer rocks and impressive slender peaks provided a perfect shelter for Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Cross the mountains into Transylvania and you’ll go back in time.
November 5, 2018

From the Top of the Carpathians to the Danube Delta

Featuring impressive routes across the Carpathian Mountains, royal residences, fortified churches, scenic rolling hills, UNESCO-listed painted monasteries and a sailing trip down the Danube not far from the Black Sea...