Country Tour Moldova
8 days tour
from 470€ / per person
Within 8 unforgettable days, you will immerse in the wonderful world of rock monasteries among the lovely landscape, with neat rows of vineyards, visit the “wine cities” Cricova and Milestii Mici, the old fortress of Bender, go back to USSR visiting Transnistria, familiarize with the culture and history of multi-ethnic country, taste the delicious Moldovan cuisine and enjoy folklore programs.
Day 1: Chisinau
Arriving in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Transfer to the hotel. The walking tour of the city center: the main street of the capital – Stefan cel Mare, the Central Cathedral, the Parliament building, the alley of the literature park of Stefan cel Mare.
Day 2: Hincu – Capriana – Milestii Mici Winery:
After breakfast at the hotel, visiting monastery Hincu, located in picturesque Codri forest, being a favorite place for pilgrims and tourists. And visit of monastery Capriana (15th cent.), which is the residence of the metropolitan bishop and the symbol of national revival. Excursion to Milestii Mici – the largest wine “underground city” in Europe which is in the Guiness Book (length – 200 km). Then wine tasting. Return to Chisinau.
Day 3: Cricova Winery – Orheiul Vechi – Butuceni:
Starting the excursion with visiting Cricova cellars, which contains the biggest collection of exclusive wines. Visiting Orheiul Vechi region (museum on the open air) – the unique cave monastery (13th cent.), carved in limestone rock – the part of the picturesque landscape. Visiting the house-museum of traditional life of Moldavian farmers (19 century) in the village Butuceni. Return to Chisinau.
Day 4: Transnistria:
Departure to the left bank of the Dniester River, Transnistria. Visit of War Memorial, Bender fortress, where Charles XII stayed with his army, but now this territory is used by 14 Russian army. Sightseeing tour of Transnistria “capital” – Tiraspol, the monument of Lenin, Suvorov and Ekaterina II. Return to Chisinau.
Day 5: Purcari – Et Cetera family Winery:
Visit to Purcari’s Winery. Wine-tour of cellars and tasting of wine, such as “Negru de Purcari” and “Rosu de Purcari, which were delivered to the Queen’s court. After this we can visit the only one family winery in Moldova- Et Cetera- for wine tasting of wines from tanks and barrels, run by the winemaker himself. Return to Chisinau.
Day 6: Soroca – Gypsy Hill:
Tour to the north part (200 km) in the Soroca city. Visit of the medieval fortress of the original design, which played an important and key role in defensive battle against the Turks. The monument called -“the Candle of Gratitude”. Visit of the Gypsy district with their life. Return to Chisinau.
Day 7: Gagauzia:
Tour to Gagauzia area, inhabited by the Gagauzians and Bulgarians. Short sightseeing tour of the capital of Gagauzia-Comrat. National Gagauz history and ethnographic museum “D. Cara-Ciobanu” in Beshalma introduces the history and culture of the Bulgarians and Gagauzians south of Moldova. Return to Chisinau.
Day 8: Chisinau:
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure from the country.
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