a VirtualTourist member from Singapore
Can someone advice any tour guides for a day tour to the Suceava monasteries in 05-May 2013? As I am travelling solo, I was quoted 500RON which is quite steep. I tried emailing to a few travel agencies but got no response from them. Does anyone know any good individual travel guide with a car that provide a monastery day tour at a more affordable rate?
Hi [VT member 68402],
If the 500 Lei includes transportation and a tour guide, it might seem steep but it is about right. After all, the distances between monasteries are big, and the guide will spend a lot of time and gas - for 1 passenger or for 3. You never said how many monasteries are included in this tour - anything over 4 is worth the money.
To answer the second part of your question, unfortunately I do not know individual tour guides. Good luck and enjoy the trip!
Theres monastery tours run by Cipri which are well recommended but probably not that cheap. Four monasteries may be one to many depending on your need to see a lot of religious icons. If you stay in Hura you can visit two monasteries quite easily from the town.
I suppose you mean Gura Humorului - there's no place called "Hura" in Bucovina. Can you offer a contact for this Cipri person?
If you google monastery tours Buchovina you will find Cipri.
I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the travel agencies. Just send me an e-mail as soon as possible and I will help you. [email]