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Maximize your time in Moldova on this full-day tour from Chisinau and visit two popular attractions in one day. Discover Moldova’s winemaking heritage and enjoy a guided wine tasting during a tour of the Cricova winery, famous for its ‘underground city’ of wine cellars. After lunch (own expense), explore Tiraspol, Moldova’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
The Republic of Moldova was Soviet for almost 50 years and it has left its mark, one is Transnistria. And why not a trip to the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria? A small return to the USSR for a day, to say "I was there" .., to discover a territory without territory ... .., a country without a country ...The political situation is still complex today with Moldova, the tension is palpable but not dangerous for a foreign tourist. Visiting Transnistria is possible because it is not instinctively against tourism.Our agency organizes this trip with a mixture of discovery, pleasure of the palate and meeting with the soil. You will be able to discover the authentic aspects of a region still under a model that was thought to be out of date.
Be Our Guest !!! Dear guest, we prepare this wonderful tour and gives you to discovery 3 counties!!! Forgotten Corners of Europe Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine.Moldova is one of the least known countries in this part of the world. Moreover, its borders with Ukraine are seized by the self-proclaimed Republic of Transnistria, protected by Big Russian Brother, but never recognized by UN. Escape the tourist crowds on this unique trip to Moldova and the Black Sea Coast of Ukraine and also Transnistria – where Soviet values persist –Get ready for an adventure.Moldova is famous for its wine, so sample the local tipple during a guided tour of Mileștii Mici, sitting on top of 200km of underground cellar tunnels, making it the largest winery in the world
Discover a region where the atmosphere of the Soviet Union is still alive and well. Embark on a private tour from Chisinau, Moldova to the Republic of Transnistria and visit the cities of Bender and Tiraspol to learn more about the history and heritage of this unique region. See highlights like the 16th-century Bender Fortress built by the Ottomans and the Noul Neamt Monastery in Tiraspol.
Just 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Moldova’s capital Chișinău lies Milestii Mici, a vast wine cellar said to accommodate about 2 million bottles. With this tour, a driver takes the wheel, ferrying guests to and around the underground complex. On a guided tour of the cellar, learn about Moldovan viticulture, and sample five different wines as well as typical Moldovan dishes.
Embark on an excursion to the unrecognized republic of Transnistria during this day trip from Chisinau. Explore the region’s capital and the second-largest city of Moldova, Tiraspol, on a sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of the region from your tour guide and pay a visit to the Bender Fortress, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century on the way back to Chisinau.
The tour is planned in such way, that you never get bored: - Pick up at hotel/apartment - 1 hour drive to Old Orhei - 1 hour exploration of the site - 2 hour for relaxing lunch/dinner - 45 minutes drive to Cricova - 2,5 hours excursion in the wine cellars - 1 hour drive back to Chisinau/hotel Total time needed: 7 hours
Country TourWithin 8 unforgettable days, you will immerse in the wonderful world of rock monasteries among the lovely landscape, with neat rows of vineyards, visit the “wine cities” Cricova and Milestii Mici, the old fortress of Bender, go back to USSR visiting Transnistria, familiarize with the culture and history of multi-ethnic country, taste the delicious Moldovan cuisine and enjoy folklore programs.
Excursion to Cricova winery and Monastery Curchi and Old Orhei, 3 excursions in one day. You will departure to one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars, that was founded in 1952. They are situated under of the small Cricova town and those cellars form an underground city. The excursion will continue in the North direction, Monastery Curchi - is a genuine gem of architectural art.The third point that will be visited in this full day of excursions is Old Orhei - one of the most remarkable monuments of the dim and distant past.round trip distance – 170 km
A day tour through the country that doesn't exist by public transport and walking, offering you the most authentic experience of local life. The walking route is around 9-10km's which stretches in both Bender and Tiraspol city. Visiting the main sights, immersing yourself in history, having lunch at a soviet canteen, exploring the local market and transport helps you understand the situation in the autonomous state stuck in frozen conflict.
Discover the stories and legacy of Moldova’s Jewish community on a half-day, private tour of Jewish sites in Chisinau, from the Holocaust Memorial to the Jewish Cemetery, Chisinau Synagogue, and Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus. Exploring with a private guide ensures you’ll have plenty of time to see the things that interest you, with the chance to search local archives, learn about specific historic events, and discuss Moldova’s modern-day Jewish community.
Dear our guest, Moldovatovisit are very proud to guide in our country! the best price that we guarantee is from 3 persons. The tour includes visits to historic and cultural sites, winery tour and wine tasting, traditional lunch, transport and guide as per itinerary.Our excurtion will start in the morning from Chisinay city(hotel pick up) -Manuc Bei Mansion (officially – Historical architectural complex Manuc Bey) We will explore the unique Gagauzian culture. Who are these mysterious Gagauz people? The trip includes: • -visit Hinceti city and this wonderful Manuc Bei House • -Comrat City Tour (History Museum)+lunch in national Gagauz style • - a walk in Comrat (the capital of Gagauzia) • - visiting Beshalma village and the Museum of Gagauz culture- having a Gagauz lunch in a village courtyard- visiting Djoltai village and the local original museum
I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers. Full day tour takes eight hours default, though Transnistria deserves at least a week. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of Tiraspol, Bendery and optionallly Kitskany, and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The trip wont be exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, you won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend!
How about celebrating the Independence Day of a non-existing country? Strange, isn’t it? Strange but possibile… Transnistria is a breakaway part of Republic Of Moldova, who has all the necessary things to be a country (government, local currency, National Bank, local car license plates for the cars, flag, police, army, etc.) but except one thing….it is not recognized by nobody except... South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabah, all sister “countries” being in the same situation. And like any normal country they have a National Day, and they celebrate it! So let’s go and see how they celebrate, meet locals and talk to them, visit their capital Tiraspol, understand their religion - Russian orthodox, see their country, history and see for yourself how they live and what they have to offer. An unrecognized country celebrates its independence - Transnistria!
To explore Chisinau walking is the best way. Get ready to lose yourself for a couple of hours and wander through Moldova’s fascinating past. Chisinau Circus is one of the most impressive buildings in the whole city. It represents a very interesting and original architectural style, being part of the Soviet past. Do you know that this circus was making from 36 to 57 performances per month? Crossing Grigore Vieru Blvd finds a minute to stop in the local restaurant and taste real Moldavian food, it is just amazing! The local Moldavian guide will revile the most amazing stories about Government House, Parliament, Lenin Monument, and Victory Memorial. You will be impressed with the notorious buildings -landmarks of Soviet Modernist Architecture. Can you believe that in Valea Morilor Park were living the mammoths? This park is not only a fascinating place but if you will talk with locals you can hear quite interesting stories which will leave you impressed, no doubt!
Moldova celebrates Victory Day on 9 May to remember the end of World War II. It is a day to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany and to solemnly remember those who died in the war. It is also a time to honour World War II veterans who are still alive.
Today I invite you to discover Transnistria. The old USSR is still alive and well in this autonomous region. It is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The country's national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and the Lenin statue hasn't yet been pulled down. This communist state is called "the last remaining Stalinist dictatorship in Europe".First stop is at Bender Fortress. In 1713, the fortress, the town, and the neighboring village Varniţa were the site of skirmishes (kalabalik) between Charles XII of Sweden, who had taken refuge there with the Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa after his defeat in the Battle of Poltava. After it, we will tour the city of Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria and drive north up to Dubassary city, along the Dniester River.You will be amazed about the communist monuments still to be seen on the way and about small towns like Grigoriopol and Dubasari!
One of the biggest wineries in Europe, it is the biggest winery in Moldova. The complex has 120 km of undeground roads, 5 wine tasting rooms, a cinema, 1.3 million wine bottles and several bottles of unique collections that are the last ones in the world. Cricova offers hundreds of wine options for gifts, and dozens of options of packages for wine tasting. And all of this for a very convinient price.
We offer comprehensive, adapted, interactive, medium-pace sights-stories-realities tour based on our vast experience of life in Transnistria and abroad. Let's see Tiraspol together at its best in English, French, Italian, Portuguese & Russian!
If you want to dive deeper in Moldova's history join me for this tour and let's drive to Hancesti town to see the Manuc Bey Mansion and it's museum, where the local guide will explain in details how this small country appeared on Europe's map. The mansion itself is a French-style castle, complete with a winter garden, guard towers, and a park. It was built in the second half of the XIX century by Alexander Bernardazzi, Moldova's most famous architect and for several decades has been owned by the Mirzoian family, Manuc-Bey's descendants. On the way back to Chisinau, let's visit Milestii Mici Underground Wine City, mentioned also in the Guinness Book of Records for having the biggest wine collection in the world. The length of this underground winery is 200 km at a depth of 40-85 meters. The constant temperature of 12-14ºC and the humidity of 85-95 % of this „kingdom of wine" ideally contribute to the full revelation of natural characteristics of elite wines.
Tiraspol is in the country that doesn't really exist. There money can not be spent any where else in the world. Are friendly tour guides will take you through the border with no problems and provides a friendly tour of this very strange place.
One of the greenest capitals in Europe, Chisinau, is currently the political, economic & social center of the Republic of Moldova. Not because it is big, but because this city, like its history, is so contradictory. From the very beginning, it seems that Chisinau is a rather typical former Soviet city, but do not hurry.Historical Center of the city is divided on 2 parts, the older one with narrow streets of old small houses & the newer part of XIX-century. If you think that soviet architecture is quite boring – Chisinau will prove you the opposite. This city definitely looks like European capital, but so many things there are so unique..
Wine is part of this nation’s culture and if someone came to Romania and would not taste our wines, it would be like looking at a church from the outside and not going inside! During this tour you will meet, feel and taste the wines of the most famous wine regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which was split in two parts after World War II, one is the Romanian region of Moldova, the other one being the Old Bessarabia, nowadays known as the Republic of Moldova. But both regions are linked through their famous and good wines! We will start this adventure with a Moldovan wines tasting.