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Romania is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, an amazing and enchanting country rich with legends, traditions and old customs that still survive in rural villages today. The country’s traditions are as diverse as the empires that once surrounded it. We will travel through a rich tapestry, experiencing ancient ruins and feudal castles, spectacular monastic communities and colourful folklore.

Our pilgrimage focuses on the unique Orthodox painted monasteries of the Moldavian region, which are protected by UNESCO as part of our world heritage. They are decorated on the outside with richly coloured frescoes which depict Biblical scenes. Some date back to the 15th century. Once one of the world’s most repressed countries under communism, and with decades of neglect, Romania is rapidly regaining its identity and the cities are coming back to life.

Romania's Painted Monasteries & Medieval Castles

Visit the picturesque treasures, the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, the capital of Bucharest, taking in the historic yet dynamic Old Town. Home to stunning scenery, the Carpathian Mountains, Transylvanian Alps and gothic architecture which make a pilgrimage here refreshing and like stepping back to a time when life was simpler.

Prices from £2,399 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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