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This Jewish heritage tour will bring you back the memories and images of war. Visit Chisinau, Tighina, Tiraspol, Soroca, Balti, Orheiul Vechi and Cricova.
Arrival to the Chisinau International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. You will receive an information package with maps, guides and contact numbers.
In the afternoon, you will visit some significant places of Jewish heritage in Chisinau such as the Glaziers Synagogue, Monument to the victims of fascism, Jewish History Museum, Monument to Pogrom Victims, the Talmud Tora former school, United House of Jews and the old Jewish cemetery.
Return to the hotel and Overnight.
After breakfast, you will visit the medieval fortress of Tighina, which was built in the XV-XVI centuries by the kings of Moldova. It was this fortress where the Tighina Jews were first mentioned in 1769. The first synagogue of the city was built inside the fortress. Tighina is one of the main centres of Jewish cultural and architectural heritage. Places visit are Monument to Holocaust victims, Gravestone at execution site near Tighina Fortress, Synagogue of Salesclerks, Jewish cemetery and many other well-preserved buildings.
In Tiraspol, you will have the opportunity to travel in time back to USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). You will visit the monument of Vladimir Lenin and tanks left from the Second World War. The city seems to be a ghost of the Soviet past.
|Chisinau → Tighina||60 km||1hr|
After breakfast, you will visit Soroca, the capital of Moldovan Gypsies. The symbol of the city is Soroca Fortress, one the most perfect castles in South-Eastern Europe. Jewish had also left their footprint there. You will visit the Hasidic Synagogue, Monument to Holocaust victims and one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Moldova.
After lunch, you will discover Balti, the city where first Jews were mentioned in the X century. Local Jewish Community is the second largest in Moldova. Jewish Welfare Center Hesed, Chabad Synagogue, Monument to Holocaust Victims and the Jewish cemetery are the places you will visit.
|Chisinau → Soroca||160 km||2hr 10min|
After breakfast, we will bring you some hiking in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Orheiul Vechi. Its originality is due to the defile of the Raut River, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatia Sea, about 14 million years ago. Local ground is rich in monuments of old civilizations, stone tools and ruins of a middle-aged village.
In the modern city, you will find one of the oldest cemeteries in the South-Eastern Europe with unique monuments and gravestones dating back to ХVII and ХVIII centuries. Monument to Holocaust victims and synagogue are also worth to visit.
Your will continue the journey by exploring the the second largest underground winery in the world, Cricova. There is an the exclusive Easter Jewish Wine bottle dated back to 1902, along with the greatest national and international wine collections, which you can admire traveling by bus.
|Chisinau → Orheiul Vechi||53 km||1hr|
After breakfast, you can walk around Chisinau for a while and buy some souvenirs.
Later, transfer to the Chisinau International Airport to return home.
|Prices per person||3 pax|
Double Sharing Basis
Double Sharing Basis
|1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||$462||$325|