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Moldova Grand Circuit - 11 Days

Grab the chance to discover the charms of Moldova !
You will have the incredible opportunity to discover picturesque landscapes, traditions and culture of the country, which embraced different nations, habits and languages: breathtaking cave monastery perched above a winding valley at Orheiul Vechi, Soviet-loving, immersion in the breakaway Transnistria, worlds largest wine collection and underground wine city and of course, savory wine and food
Discover the roots of life!

Day 1 Arrival to Chisinau

Arrival in Moldova
Meeting at the airport. Transfer from airport to Chisinau.
Check in Hotel in Chisinau.
Chisinau city-tour
Visit the main points of attractions – the oldest church Mazarachi, architectural monument Chisinau City Gate, Railway station, memorial complex “Eternity” , Water castle, Natural Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, the main street of the capital – Stefan cel Mare, the Central Cathedral, the Chisinau City Hall, pedestrian street, park of Stefan cel Mare.
Welcome evening in the typical Moldovan restaurant

Day 2 Chisinau – Cricova – Orheiul Vechi

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Cricova winery
Excursion to the unique underground city of the wine “Cricova”
Transfer from Cricova to Orheiul Vechi
Lunch in the rural pension which includes national Moldovan dishes. You can enjoy Moldovan songs and dances, as well as the opportunity to participate in the folklore program
Visit of Orheiul Vechi region, visiting the unique cave monastery (13th cent.)
Dinner in the rural pension. Cooking master-class.
Accommodation in the rural guest house 

Day 3 Curchi – Orhei – Chateu Vartely – Clisova -Soroca

Breakfast at the agropension
Transfer from Orheiul Vechi to Curchi
Visit Curchi Monastery – one of the oldest monastery in Moldova.
Transfer to Orhei
City-tour of Orhei
Lunch in the Chateau Vartely
Visit of Handicraft museum in the village of Clisova Noua
Transfer to Soroca
Visit The monument “Thanksigiving Candle”
Hotel accommodation in Soroca

Day 4 Soroca – Rudi – Pocrovca – Balti

Breakfast at the hotel
City tour of Soroca
Visit medieval fortress and Sorocan hilltop Roma residents
Transfer to Rudi
Excursion in Rudi monastery
Transfer to Pokrovka
Lunch in the Lippovan (Old Russian Believers) village Pokrovka. Russian cuisine
Transfer to the hotel in Balti

Day 5 Balti – “Suta de movile” – “Padurea Domneasca” – Ungheni

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Butesti
The Bute?ti geological rocks have formed 15-20 million years ago in the warm tropical waters of the Sarmatian Sea. 
Transfer to “Suta de movile”
The landscape Reserve “The Hundred Knolls” , the only place in Europe with so many reefs from the Sarmatic Sea
Transfer to “Padurea Domneasca”
“Padurea Domneasca” (Royal Forest) Reserve, including a small herd of bison
Transfer to Ungheni
City Tour of Ungheni
Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Eiffel Bridge and city sculptures
Hotel accommodation in Ungheni

Day 6 Dolna –  Capriana – Poiana Winery – Milestii Mici

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer Dolna
Visit Ralli Manor, it was often visited by the Russian poet A. S. Pushkin, during his exile in Bessarabia.
Transfer to Capriana
The first documented reference of the church dates back to 1420 and during the time is has the status of monastery of the prince of Moldova. 
Transfer to Poiana Winery (Ulmu)
Excursion and lunch with wine tasting at Poiana Winery
Transfer to Milestii Mici
Visit Mile?tii Mici tunnels, the largest underground cave network  with the biggest collection of wine in the world (officially documented by the Guiness Book of World Records)
Transfer to Chisinau
Hotel accommodation in Chisinau

Day 7 Tipova – Rascov – Stroiesti – Dubasari

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Tipova
The monastic cave assembly of Tipova
Transfer to Rascov
Visit Rascov,one of the oldest villages of Transnistria (1402)- – village of 3 religious
Transfer to Stroiesti
Lunch in Stroiesti, a picturesque village on the banks of the Dniestr River.
Transfer to Dubasari
Visit “Buket Moldavii” winery (vermouths, aromatized and sparkling wines, liqueurs, bitters, balsams, strong drinks, brandy and divins made according to the original and unique recipe)
Transfer to Chisinau

Day 8 Bender (Tighina) – Tiraspol – Asconi

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Tighina (Bender)
Visit to the monument of medieval fortification architecture Bender fortress, the largest fortress in Europe
Transfer to Tiraspol
Sightseeing tour of the “capital” of Transnistria – Tiraspol
Lunch in the restaurant “Kumanek” (Ukrainian cuisine).
Excursion the distillery “KVINT”, tasting their the famous brandies
Transfer to Asconi
Wine tasting and dinner at Asconi winery
Overnight in Asconi

Day 9 Causeni – Purcari – EtCetera- Chisinau

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Causeni
Visit Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, built in the XVII – XVIII centuries
Transfer to Purcari
Excursion to Purcari’s Winery – the homeland of famous wines “Negru de Purcari” and “Rosu de Purcari”, served at Queen’s court. Wine-tour of cellars and lunch with wine tasting.
Transfer to EtCetera winery
Visit Et Cetera – a family winery in Moldova
Master class on making the Bride’s Placinta
Dinner at EtCetera winery
Transfer to Chisinau

Day 10 Hancesti – Congaz – Besalma – Comrat

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Hancesti
Excursion to Manuc Bey, a French-style castle,
Transfer to Comrat
The panoramic tour of Comrat – the capital of the autonomous region of Gagauzia
Lunch at the etno-touristic complex “Gagauz Sofrasi” (Gagauz cousine)
Transfer to Besalma village
Excursion to Gagauzian Museum in Besalma
Transfer to the hotel in Chisinau

Day 11 Departure

Breakfast at the hotel
Free time
Transfer from the hotel to the Airport

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Price From EUR € 1,560 EUR  1,400/person
Total 1,400 EUR

Trip Facts

  • minimum 10 persons