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Relaxing hiking tour to discover the cultures of Moldova with their traditional food and wine. Enjoy hiking around Hirjauca, Orheiul Vechi and Tipova.
Arrival to the Chisinau International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. You will receive an information package with maps, guides and contact numbers. Overnight.
After breakfast, you will visit Hirjauca Monastery, the former bishop residence hidden in Codri, the medieval Moldovan forest. Followed by the church bells sound and forest silence, you will have walk through the green beech tree alley around the monastery.
You will hike from Hirjauca to Palanca village, where the craft centre Casa Parinteasca is always open for the people interested in Moldovan traditions like embroider handbags, carve wood souvenirs. Here you can have the chance to taste the authentic peasant food from Palanca with homemade wine. Especially for tourists, the host collects flowers from the garden to serve you rich flavoured tea and delicious jam during the meals.
In the evening, you will discover a real bee’s empire. In the sweet Casa Mierii pension, with its garden full of beehives, and a house converted into a honey museum, the householder will reveal you all the secrets of bees’ colonies.
|Chisinau → Hirjauca||78 km||1hr 20min|
After breakfast, you will visit Orheiul Vechi, a 40,000 years old natural amphitheatre. Caves, ancient fortifications, stone monasteries, monks and hermits, where you can follow the history of the region.
You can have lunch at an agro touristic pension in Trebujeni village. Do not hesitate to taste something from the local peasant cuisine.
After lunch, you will have wine tasting at Branesti Factory. You will enjoy the fine taste of red and white collection wines and champagne in a winery where Soviet style leaves unforgettable impressions on visitors.
|Chisinau → Orheiul Vechi||60 km||1hr|
After breakfast, you will go to Tipova. There, you will hike through the hilly area to Tipova monastery. It is considered the oldest monastic settlement of Moldova and one of the Christendom cities on Nistru River. The complex comprises 18 rooms that dug into the rock at a dizzying height. You will also visit the waterfalls created by the Tipova River near the monastery.
In afternoon, you will go to Hanul lui Hanganu guesthouse in Lalova village. You will discover the Moldovan cuisine: chicken soup (zeama), cornmeal (mamaliga), chicken jelly (tocana), pies (placinte).
After lunch, you will visit Chateau Vartely Winery. At the winery and particularly in its tasting rooms you will get acquainted with peculiarities of collection wines, explore the famous Moldovan wine brands and the way these are obtained, stored and served.
|Chisinau → Tipova||100 km||1hr 55min|
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||$415||$290|