Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Moldova! Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Chisinau on your own.
Day 2: City Tour, Orhei Vechi & Cricova Wine Cellars
Following breakfast, you meet your private guide-driver and start exploring the highlights of Moldova.
First part of the tour is dedicated to Moldova's capital. Your route covers both historic and modern faces of Chisinau. You see administrative buildings like the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, admire cultural centers, like National Theater and Organ Hall, and explore famous monuments like the Arch of Triumph and Cathedral of the Nativity.
The next on your list is the picturesque setting of Orhei Vechi. You get a unique chance to visit the ancient city that contains traces of different civilizations, including the remnants of Geto-Dacian fortress (6th - 1st centuries BC). You continue to the well-maintained Orthodox cave monastery of St. Maria Dormata that has been expanded and modified inside the cliff over the centuries.
As a highlight, you visit Cricova wine cellars, that are the second largest wine cellar in Moldova. They house 120 km (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways and tunnels, which have existed under Cricova since the 15th century. This "wine city" has its warehouses, tasting rooms and other facilities underground. You enjoy tasting of 4 wines before you are finally transferred to Chisinau.
Day 3: Transfer to Purcari
After breakfast you check out, meet your guide-driver and head for Purcari Village.
Day 3: Arrival & Winery Tour with Tasting
You arrive to Purcari winery that produces a popular wine brand in Central and Eastern Europe. The winery tour covers industrial and historical parts of the factory, including grape processing department, wine storage department, the bottling line and visit to cellars, where wines are maturated in oak tanks and bottles. The tour is followed by wine tasting.
After the tour you check in to Purcarin Chateau and have evening at leisure to enjoy the great surroundings.
Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out and depart from Purcari.
Day 4: Arrival
Upon arrival, you check-in to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.
Day 5: Day Trip to Soroca Fortress
Following breakfast, you meet you guide-driver and head for Soroca Fortress built in a perfect circle on the Dniester River. This well-restored and well-maintained fortress was build in 16th century. During the Medieval period, this fortress was a part of a huge defence system.
Upon arrival, you pay an inside visit to Soroka Fortress and enjoy the stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the river and even neighbouring Ukraine.
The next stop is dedicated to the other tourist attraction in Soroka - the monument called Thanksgiving Candle. The monument of about 30 m (97 ft) tall symoolizes a candle and represents a tribute to those who have preserved the culture, language and history of Moldova. You can walk 650 steps up to the monument to catch more breathtaking views over the area.
After the tour you return to Chisinau.
Day 6: Capriana & Hincu Monasteries and Milestii Mici Сellars
After breakfast you meet your guide-driver and continue exploring Moldova.
You first stop is dedicated to Capriana Monastery dating back to the 15th century. The "Spiritual centre of middle Moldavia" is full of beautiful holy paintings, praying spaces and wall paintings. Your private guide tells you about the different historical periods and significance of this marvelous place.
Another monastery that you visit today is Hancu Monastery. It was built by Mihail Hancu in the 17th century, when his daughter expressed a desire to become a nun.
The next on your list is Milestii Mici Сellars. With over 200 km (125 mi) of underground roadways and 2,000,000 bottles of wine, Milestii Mici is registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. Your enjoy a guided tour trough wine cellars and tasting of different 3 wines.
Afterwards, you return to Chisinau.
Day 7: Departure
This is the last day of your Moldova's adventure. After breakfast you check out and have a transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
*Snacks usually include: sticks, nuts, dry fruits, crackers etc.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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