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Inspiring Moldova

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Moldova

Moldova is an off-the-beaten-path destination that is just waiting to be discovered! Starting from the capital, explore the best of what this amazing country has to offer including breathtaking natural landscapes, charming medieval architecture, and for sure its delicious wine. Enjoy carefully picked activities and degust locally produced wine while wandering through the numerous tunnels of the cellars.

Inspiring Moldova

7 days2 cities
Moldova1 country
Private tour to Moldova
From
$1,888
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Moldova is an off-the-beaten-path destination that is just waiting to be discovered! Starting from the capital, explore the best of what this amazing country has to offer including breathtaking natural landscapes, charming medieval architecture, and for sure its delicious wine. Enjoy carefully picked activities and degust locally produced wine while wandering through the numerous tunnels of the cellars.

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau

first destination

Do you have an interest in the history of Soviet Europe or maybe you’re eager to immerse yourself into the untypical gastronomical world? Then, a Moldova vacation, starting from the city of Chisinau, can be a perfect addition to your European getaway plans./p>

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Chisinau
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the marvelous city of Chisinau! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver who transfers you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start exploring the city on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Chisinau City Tour, Orhei Vechi & Cricova Wine Cellars
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide-driver and start exploring the highlights of Moldova. Together you go on a fascinating sightseeing tour of Chisinau. Your itinerary covers both historic and modern parts of the city. 

During your tour, you see the administrative buildings like the massive Parliament of the Republic Moldova, admire cultural centers such as the majestic National Theater, and the Organ Hall, and explore famous monuments including the Arch of Triumph and Cathedral of the Nativity.

Next on your list is the scenic setting of Orhei Vechi. You get a unique opportunity to visit the ancient city that still contains traces of different civilizations, including the remnants of Geto-Dacian fortress (6th - 1st centuries BC). You continue to the well-maintained Orthodox cave monastery of St. Maria Dormata that has been expanded and modified inside the cliff over the centuries.

To crown your day, you visit Cricova wine cellars which are the second-largest wine cellars in the entire country. They house 120 km (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways and tunnels which have existed under Cricova since the 15th century. This "wine city" has its warehouses, tasting rooms, and other facilities underground. While exploring the cellars, you enjoy tasting of 4 wines before you are finally transferred to Chisinau.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast and wine tasting are included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

car
Chisinau
Purcari Village
2 hrs

Enjoy the safe and fast ride to the lovely Rurcari Village with our trusted driver. Explore the Moldovian scenery while comfortably seated in the car and crossing numerous towns and cities.

Purcari Village, Moldova

Purcari Village

second destination

The charming European country of Moldova is famous for its wineries and not visiting one during your travel would be a total miss. Being the oldest wine plantation in the charming European country of Moldova, the Purcari Village offers a unique experience for all gourmets and wine-lovers.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 3
Transfer to Purcari & Winery Tour with Tasting
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the Chisinau hotel, meet your guide-driver and head to the lovely Rurcari Village. After a 2-hour car ride, you arrive to the worldwide famous Purcari winery that produces a popular brand of wine in Central and Eastern Europe.

Your winery tour covers industrial and historical parts of the factory, including the grape processing department, the wine storage department, the bottling line, and a visit to cellars where wines are maturated in the oak tanks and bottles. The tour is followed by a tasting of the best locally produced wines.

After the tour, you have a check-in at the Purcari Village chateau and the rest of the day is at leisure to relax after a long day and enjoy the scenic landscapes.

Breakfast and wine tasting are included.

 

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Day 4
Departure from the Purcari Village & Transfer to Chisinau
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you check out from the Purcari chateau and continue your Moldavian adventure. Your day starts with a visit to the impressive Bender Fortress, a medieval majestic building overlooking the Dnister River. The fortress was built as a part of the defense chain when the city of Bender became a part of the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays the fortress hosts the fortified walls, gate, watchtower, and other well-preserved sights. 

Then, you head to spectacular Tiraspol, the administrative center of self-proclaimed Transnistria, internationally recognized as a part of Moldova. This disputed territory always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region and that's why the city of Tiraspol is a unique place where you still can feel the special atmosphere of the 19th century. During the tour, you see the most outstanding local Soviet remnants such as the monument of Suvorov and Central Plaza.

Your last stop for today is the charming Castle Mimi built by the last governor of Bessarabia, Constantin Mimi. In 1893 he planted the first seedlings of grapevines on the site that would become legend over the years. On more than 200,000 sq meters (2152782 sq feet) you can find gardens, century-old cellars, the castle, museum with the art gallery, wine shop, and restaurant. Moreover, your guided tour includes a tasting of 5 delicious wines. 

Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the Chisinau hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast and wine tasting are included.

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Country House Hotel
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

car
Purcari Village
Chisinau
8 hrs

Have a comfortable and safe connection, traveling with our trusted driver to the amazing capital of Moldova. On your way to the final destination, you see a few majestic medieval fortresses and pay a visit to the spectacular city of Tiraspol, the center of Transnistria.

Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau

third destination

Do you have an interest in the history of Soviet Europe or maybe you’re eager to immerse yourself into the untypical gastronomical world? Then, a Moldova vacation, starting from the city of Chisinau, can be a perfect addition to your European getaway plans./p>

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 5
Day Trip to Soroca Fortress
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide-driver to proceed with your exciting journey of Moldova. The first part of the day is dedicated to the exploration of the Soroca Fortress located on the Dnister River. This well-maintained fortress was built in the 16th century and was a part of a huge defense system. 

Upon arrival, you pay an inside visit to the Soroca Fortress and enjoy the stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the Dnister River, and even neighboring Ukraine. 

After the tour, together with your guide-driver, you make your way to the other tourist attraction in Soroca - the monument called Thanksgiving Candle. The monument of about 30 m (97 ft) tall symbolizes a candle and represents a tribute to those who have preserved Moldavian culture, language, and history. As a highlight, save some time to climb the 650 steps up to the monument to catch more breathtaking views over the area.

At the end of the day, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 6
Capriana & Hincu Monasteries and Milestii Mici Сellars
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you meet your guide-driver and continue exploring Moldova. Today you get to visit one more treasure of the country, dating back to the 15th century, Capriana Monastery. The "spiritual center of middle Moldova" is full of the beautiful holy paintings, praying spaces and wall paintings. Together with your private guide, you learn more about the different historical periods and the significance of this marvelous place.

Then you are taken to the hallmark sight of the region, the Hancu Monastery that was built by Mihail Hancu in the 17th century when his daughter expressed a desire to become a nun.

Next on your list are the Milestii Mici Сellars. With over 200 km (125 mi) of underground roadways and 2,000,000 bottles of wine, Milestii Mici is registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. You enjoy a guided tour through wine cellars and tasting of 3 different wines.

After the tour, you return to Chisinau and the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and wine tasting are included. 

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Day 7
Departure from Chisinau
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing trip across Moldova! Following breakfast and check-out, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby for a departure transfer. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotel in Chisinau and at a chateau in Purcari Village;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • All entrances according to the itinerary;
  • Wine tastings at Cricova Wine Cellars (4 samples of wine & snacks), Purcari winery (3 samples of wine & snacks), Castle Mimi (5 samples of wine & snacks), Milestii Mici Сellars (3 samples of wine & snacks)
    Snacks usually include: sticks, nuts, dry fruits, crackers etc.;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guide-drivers;
  • Purcari winery tour with tasting;
  • Overnight stay at the cozy chateau in the Purcari Village; 
  • Visiting Soroca Fortress;
  • Exploring the biggest wine collection in the Milestii Mici Cellars;
  • Entering unique Capriana and Hincu Monasteries.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Moldovan Leu for your time in Moldova
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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