Bucovina (Painted Monastery) tour guides that I recommend

Arranging for guide in these parts is really optimum, not only because it eliminates the sparse public transport issues, but because having a guide makes the difference between staring mindlessly at fabulous painted monasteries and learning detailed history about the fabulous painted monasteries. Furthermore, there’s all kinds of obscure, but worthwhile side trips they can tack on to a day of monastery tours (I don’t want to ruin the surprise!)

I’ve met all of the guides below (they’re all based out of Suceava) and can vouch for their knowledge and skills at guiding in the area. You should tell them that I sent you. I don’t know if that will help, but it sure can’t hurt.

Sorin Fodor
Telephone: +40 (0) 745 248 119
e-mail address: sorin at paintedmonasteries dot ro
Sorin is an excellent licensed guide for the Bucovina area as well as pretty much all of Romania, including Brasov, Sighisoara, Maramures, you name it.

Sebastian Traciu
Telephone: +40(0) 722 601 031
‘Gigi’ has been working in Suceava tourism for two decades and is a first-rate guide, both around Bucovina and the rest of Romania. He offers a dizzying number of multi-day tours.

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