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Travel in time to the Soviet years and discover Cognac in Moldova. The culture, the traditional food and the hospitality of its people will make this Cognac tour unforgettable.
Arrival to the Chisinau International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. You will receive an information package with maps, guides and contact numbers.
At dinner, you can taste homemade wine, such as Lidia (white) or Isabella (red) with ruby shades. Overnight.
After breakfast, you will discover the ingredients of Moldovan vermouth from Dubasari factory. During the soviet period, the Buchetul Moldovei wine was one of the most popular on the market. This vermouth is the older brother of the Italian Martini and contains infusions of more than 20 varieties of plants.
You can have lunch at Laguna tourist complex from Molovata Noua village. Fish soup served with mamaliga on a terrace on the bank of Nistru River will create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Next, you will visit the Curchi monastery surrounded by a high stone wall, with towers at each corner, creating the impression of a fortress. The church, built in 1810, has monumental forms, with baroque elements, similar to those of St. Andrew cathedral from Kiev, but at the same time, preserving the traditional Moldovan style.
|Chisinau → Molovata Noua||60 km||1hr 10min|
|Molovata Noua → Curchi||70 km||1hr 25min|
After breakfast, you will have a walk in Calarasi Codri. Here, lost among the birch alleys, you can find the old monastery Hirjauca, the former summer residence of the bishop of Moldova.
Drinking crystalline water from the monastery fountain you will feel refreshed and ready to continue the trip to Casa Parinteasca pension from Palanca village, where you will get to know Moldovan traditional costumes and our ethnographic customs. You can have the chance to taste some local traditional dishes like peasant cuisine, the special homemade wine and the herbal tea.
Afterwards, you will have the occasion to taste in one of the restaurants of Chisinau some Divin, which represents the name, patented in the Republic of Moldova, for the local brandy, produced in conformity with the classical technology of cognac production.
|Chisinau → Palanca||80 km||1hr 25min|
After breakfast, you will discover the mysteries of Noul Neamt (Chitcani) monastery where you can view the picturesque landscapes from the top of the highest bell tower in Moldova. You will definitely appreciate the monastery museum where old icons and religious books are kept.
In Tiraspol, you will have the opportunity to travel in time back to USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). You will start by visiting the monument of Vladimir Lenin and tanks left from the Second World War. The city seems to be a ghost of the Soviet past. Nevertheless, you will be amazed by the contrasts, one of which is the football complex Sheriff, a pearl of contemporary architecture.
After a ride along the Nistru River, we will stop at Kvint Cognac Factory. Harmony, refinement and tradition underlie the oldest and most genuine spirits – Doina, Surpriznii, Suvorov, and of course the 50 years old Cneazi Vitghenstein. Offer yourself the opportunity to be one of the people who have tasted these cognacs.
|Chisinau → Tiraspol||70 km||1hr 10min|
After breakfast, you can walk around Chisinau for a while and buy cognacs you loved most during your stay in Moldova.
Later, transfer to the Chisinau International Airport to return home.
|Prices per person||3-6 pax|
Double Sharing Basis
Double Sharing Basis
|1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||$589||$451|