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Luxury Moldova - 5 Days

Luxury Moldova

Moldova · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Discover the heart of Moldova in just five days. Admire the architecture of Chisinau, visit its legendary underground wine cellars, and stand in awe at the fortresses and military history of Transnistria. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Chisinau
Day 2 - Cricova Winery & Orhei Region
Day 3 - Transnistria
Day 4 - Purcari & EtСetera Wineries
Day 5 - Chisinau

What is included

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary, including services from/to airport
  • 6 nights accommodation at 5* hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation at 4* hotel with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Cricova Cellars, tasting of 4 wines; Purcari Winery, tasting of 4 wines; EtCetera Winery, tasting of 5 wines
  • Entry fees to mentioned sites
  • English speaking guide services

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to drivers, guides, waiters, bellboys, etc
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

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1
Chisinau

Upon arrival at Chisinau International Airport, meet your guide and start your guided tour of Chisinau. 


Chisinau City Tour

During this tour you will get acquainted with the city's history visiting the historical part of our capital. You will make a stop at the monument of Stefan the Great and Saint, the Bell Tower, the Triumph Arc, the Lord Nativity Cathedral, the Central Square Stefan cel Mare, have a pleasant walk along the Alley of Classics and visit the souvenirs market.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Cricova Winery & Orhei Region

Cricova Underground Winery

After breakfast, drive to Cricova Winery, where you will have a tour of the underground tunnels of the wine-cellars, taking a train along the tunnels. You will see a large wine collection as you get acquainted with the process of wine making and wine sparkling production. 

The Integrated Factory Cricova is the only factory in republic that produces sparkling wine through the classical French fermentation method, aging in bottles for up to 3 years. All Cricova wines can be tasted in luxurious tasting halls which are a veritable masterpiece of exquisite architecture. Enjoy excellent wines in a pleasant atmosphere.


Orhei Open Air Museum

Later you will visit an impressive monastery complex. Old Orhei presents the remnants of different civilizations established between Nistru and Prut rivers. This is a cave complex comprising caves, grottos, churches, and hermitages. The open air museum is a true natural fortress, inhabited since ancient times. You will visit the traditional village of Butuceni and have the chance of taking lunch in a typical XIXth century Moldavian house to sample traditional dishes and home-made wine.


Traditional Crafts in Clisova Noua

In the afternoon you will learn about the handicrafts and national carpets of Bessarabian origin. We will visit the museum of carpets in the village of Clisova Noua to deepen the knowledge of our country by touching and discovering Moldavian carpets. The owner of the museum will take you centuries back in time giving you the history of carpet production and its origins, as well as of each article carefully preserved in her collection.

In the evening return to Chisinau. Rest of the day at leisure, you may have dinner at the restaurant of your choice. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Chisinau → Cricova17 km 20min
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Cricova → Orheiul Vechi40 km 45min
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Orheiul Vechi → Clisova Noua44 km 50min
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Clisova Noua → Chisinau68 km 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Transnistria

Transnistria Full Day Tour

After breakfast, we will travel to Transnistria to learn about the history of this independent and unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

First you will explore the XVIth century Tighina Fortress and visit the on-site museum and the War Memorial in the city of Bender. The first historical mention of Tighina Fortress was in 1408.  Its walls have survived to the present and offer an example of a classic Moldavian defensive construction.

After having a delicious lunch at the restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine Kumanek, we will continue with a city tour of Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria.

Tiraspol is the second largest city in Moldova. The city is located on the Eastern bank of the Dniester River. It was founded by the Russian general Alexandr Suvorov in 1792. Tiraspol is a regional hub of light industry, such as furniture and electrical goods production.

In the afternoon return to Chisinau. Rest of the day at leisure, you may have dinner at the restaurant of your choice. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Chisinau → Bender62 km 1h 15min
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Tiraspol → Chisinau73 km 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Purcari & EtСetera Wineries

Purcari and Et Cetera Wineries Full Day Tour

After breakfast, visit of the famous estate and winery Purcari, the oldest wine-estate in Moldova. Visit the production, grape processing and the wine storage areas, as well as the bottling line. Walk into the cellars where the wine is matured in oak barrels and bottles, including the Purcari wine collection.

You will have the chance to taste excellent wines such as Rosu de Purcari and Negru de Purcari, which are considered to be favorites of Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy lunch in front of the small lake with local swans.

Later you will travel to the Et Cetera family winery, where you will be given a tour by the wine-maker himself and have the opportunity of tasting award winning wines.

In the afternoon return to Chisinau. Rest of the day at leisure, you may have dinner at the restaurant of your choice. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Chisinau → Purcari117 km 2h 10min
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Purcari → EtСetera16 km 25min
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EtСetera → Chisinau130 km 2h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Chisinau

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Chisinau
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Nobil Luxury Boutique Hotel

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
Double Sharing
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017$831$736

Photos

Cathedral, Chisinau
Pucari Winery Tower
Tasting Hall, Cricova Winery
Chapel and Parliament, Tiraspol
Lord Nativity Cathedral, Chisinau
Tighina Fortress
EtCetera Winery
Museum of Carpets and National Garments, Clisova Noua

Map

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