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Moldovan Arts and Crafts - 5 Days

Moldovan Arts and Crafts

Moldova · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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winery
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family fun

With 5 days Moldovan arts and crafts tour, you will learn how locals are still doing traditional crafts like embroidery, pottery, carpet, hand painted coins as well as Moldovan dishes. You will also visit the largest underground winery in Cricova, Orhei Vechi natural amphitheatre and Tipova cave monastery.

Highlights

  • Embroidery master-classes in Lalova
  • Tipova cave monastery carved in the steep bank of Nistru River
  • Unique weaving techniques of the Moldavian carpets
  • Hand painted icons from Hirjauca Monastery
  • Pottery master-classes in Hoginesti
  • Largest underground winery in the world
  • Various specialties of Moldovan homemade cuisine

Itinerary

Day 1 - Chisinau
Day 2 - Lalova → Tipova
Day 3 - Palanca → Hoginesti
Day 4 - Cricova → Orhei Vechi
Day 5 - Chisinau

What is included

  • 4 nights accommodation at hotel with daily breakfast
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary
  • Master-classes and handicraft activities according the program
  • Collection and homemade wine tastings according to the program
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Portages in airports and hotels
  • Choice of English / French / German / Italian / Russian / Romanian Speaking Guide
  • 2 bottles of 500ml water per person per day
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Visa fees and Insurance
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Chisinau

Arrival to the Chisinau International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel.

You will receive an information package with maps, guides and contact numbers. After dinner, you can have a walk through downtown.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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City Park Hotel

Chisinau

day
2
Lalova → Tipova

After breakfast we will begin with unforgettable tour to Chisinau. It is one of the beautiful green city with calm atmosphere.

Lunch will be served at Hanul Lui Hanganu Guest House in Lalova village. Here you will learn embroidery and woodcarving. Artisans of this village will teach you the delicacy of handicrafts and unveil the beauty of their artworks.

In the afternoon, you will visit oldest monastic settlement Tipova Cave Monastery. Here you will see amazing Outdoor Museum that comprises 18 rooms dug into rock at dizzying height.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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City Park Hotel

Chisinau

day
3
Palanca → Hoginesti

After breakfast, you will enjoy a walk into Calarasi Codri. Discover the old monastery Hirjauca, the former summer residence of the bishop of Moldova. Inside the church, admire some rare hand painted icons.

Then continue the visit of the Casa Parinteasca craft centre in Palanca village. Here you can try knitting national purses or weave small carpets. Have some traditional peasant food served with herbal tea and home made jam.

In the evening you will visit Casa Olarului in Hoginesti village. It is famous for creating high quality ceramics. You will get chance to transform a piece of clay into a piece of art. You will also step back in time while visiting the local museum hosting the biggest amphora in Maldova.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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City Park Hotel

Chisinau

day
4
Cricova → Orhei Vechi

After breakfast, we will take you to Cricova winery, one of the oldest bottle of wine in Moldova dating from 1902.

Continue with tasting our national cuisine at Butuceni Guest House. Here you have chance to cook Mamaliga, traditional pies and stuffed cabbage rolls. During the master class you will be entertained by a traditional song and dance performance.

After lunch, you can experience local crafts like stone carving or corn leaf weaving. Enjoy a glass of homemade wine.

Continue with tour to Orhei Vechi, an old natural ampitheatre. The remnents of first human settlement which are some hundreds of thousands year old were found in the stone caverns from here.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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City Park Hotel

Chisinau

day
5
Chisinau

After breakfast, you will have the possibility to walk around Chisinau for a while and buy some handmade souvenirs.

Later, transfer to the Chisinau International Airport to return home

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Chisinau
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City Park Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person3-6 pax
Double Sharing
7-12 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016$537$407

Photos

Handicraft Making
Tapova Monastery
Cricova, Moldova ©Andrei Rusu
Butuceni Guest House
Chisinau, Moldova
Moldovan Handicraft
Hirjauca Monastery
Moldovan Cuisine

Map

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