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Travel to Moldova to discover its cultures, winery and beautiful landscapes. From Milestii Mici Winery to 40,000 years old natural amphitheatre in Orheiul vechi.
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 the National Ethnography and Natural History Museum, next to famous archaeological treasures, Bessarabia carpets, traditional costumes and other valuable exhibits. From the street, you will notice the unusual building for the architecture of the city, built in 1905 in oriental style.
You will continue the journey by visiting an underground city, Cricova. Cabernet Street, Chardonnay Street and Pinot are right around the corner. Riding a bus or driving your car you will descend to 80 m depth. Measuring about 200 km, all these streets make up the largest network of caves ever dug by man. Due to the impressive collection of 2 million bottles, Milestii Mici was introduced in 2006 in the Guinness Book.
After breakfast, you will set off on a time travel to Orheiul Vechi, to see 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 a copious meal, you will visit the Chateau Vartely winery. Within the winery, particularly inside the tasting rooms, you will be acquainted with the peculiarities of collection wines. You will also discover the best-known wine brands in the world, how they are produced, stored and served.
|Chisinau → Orheiul Vechi||53 km||1hr|
After breakfast, you will visit the courtyard of Capriana monastery, the oldest Moldovan monastery. In the seventeenth century, it was submitted to Zograf monastery of Mount Athos and subsequently, for several centuries, the monastery was the archbishop’s residence. Being closed during the post-war period, it was one of the first monasteries reopened in 1989 and soon became a symbol of national rebirth. Here, you will have the possibility to attend the Divine Liturgy and to listen to a splendid men choir.
At noon, you can have lunch at the Casa Parinteasca pension of Palanca. Take the opportunity to roll the sarmale in cabbage or vine leaves and to enjoy a traditional Moldovan lunch with cold wine and ethno-folkloric traditions.
In the evening, you will discover a real bee’s empire in Raciula village. 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 → Capriana||50 km||50min|
|Capriana → Raciula||41 km||40min|
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||3-6 pax|
Double Sharing Basis
Double Sharing Basis
|1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016||$409||$291|