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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 You will be able to discover the authentic aspects of a region still under a model that was thought to be out of date.
The plan is next: - Pick up at your Hotel/Apartment - 30 minutes drive to Milestii Mici - 1 hours excursion on Milestii Mici winery - 40 minutes drive to Cricova Winery - 2,5 hours excursion on Cricova winery - 30 minutes drive to Chisinau from Cricova Winery - Arrival at the hotel
The Old Orhei (Orheiul Vechi) monastery complex sits on the Răut River, north of Moldova’s capital, Chişinău. With this guided tour, save yourself a trip to Chişinău’s chaotic central bus station and avoid waiting around for buses, and travel by private vehicle instead. Take a guided tour of the site including the 13th-century cave monastery, and enjoy a traditional Moldovan lunch and wine tasting.
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.
With limited time in Moldova, this full-day tour from Chisinau visits three popular attractions in one day. Discover the secrets of Moldovan wine with a tour and wine tasting at the famous Cricova wine cellars, visit the magnificent Curchi Monastery, and explore the archaeological complex of Old Orhei, which has been occupied since Paleolithic times.
Step into the world of medieval armies and pitched battles on a full-day trip from Chisinau to Soroca Fortress, whose sturdy towers keep watch over the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border. Round-trip transport from Chisinau ensures an easy trip to Soroca Fortress — whose remote location makes public transport a challenge — and you’ll be free to relax and enjoy views of Moldova’s northern landscape along the way.
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
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.
Combine the grandeur of a Moldova castle with a tour of an historic winery on this convenient tour from Chisinau. Meet your guide in a central location before heading to the village of Bulboaca and Mimi Castle (Castel Mimi). The castle's beautiful architecture is complimented by the variety of grapes grown in its vineyard. The first grape vines were planted here in 1893 by Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Bessarabia. Tour the extensive winery and enjoy a tasting (upgrade).
Have you been visiting country within another country? Do you know the place where Lenin is still main personality? Right, that is unrecognized territory called Transnistria. No worries, it is very peaceful country within official borders of the Republic of Moldova, no matter what they say.
Excursions to Milestii Mici Winery and Tiraspol Transnistria. We will be driving a distance of approximately 20-miles (30 km) from Chisinau. Once there, you'll have an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production sites in Moldova – the wine cellar "Milestii Mici". The total length of underground streets reaches approximately 125-miles (200 km), and its depth varies between approximately 130-270 feet (40-85 meters). Here you can see more than 2 million bottles, which have been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 2005. Your trip will continue in Transnistria region, Tiraspol city, the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-91) between Turkey and Russia. round trip distance – 190 km
Your guide will take you to a walk around Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The city stands on seven hills & stretches along the river Bik - the right tributary of the Dniester. After go to Cricova's cellars - the pearl of our tour, represents a unique undergroud city well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths & especially by its excellent wines - The National Oenotec. You will be taken into the Cricova wine tunnels by small electric trains.
Cricova is the most luxury and one of the biggest underground wine cellars in the world. Sounds good right? The tour is planned in such way, that you never get bored:- Pick up at hotel/apartment- 45 minutes drive to Cricova- 2,5 hours excursion in the wine cellars- 45 minutes drive to Cricova
On driving just at a distance of 30 km from Chisinau, You will get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production in Moldova – the wine cellar " Milestii Mici ". The total length of underground streets reaches 200 km, and its depth varies between 40-85 meters. The constant temperature is in the range + 12-14 ° C and humidity - 85-95%. These conditions of basements ideally contribute to the conservation of the natural bouquet of wines. "Golden Collection" - the world largest collection of bottles with vine, as evidenced by the fact that there are stored the best valuable wines! round trip distance – 40 km
Discover the best that Chisinau has to offer during this small-group city tour with lunch. Learn about the history and culture of Moldova from your tour guide as you visit important landmarks such as Mazarache Church, Stephen III Boulevard, St. Theodore Tyron Church, and much more. Then head to the Old Orhei Monastery Complex and enjoy a delicious lunch before exploring the holy shrine.
Get a comprehensive overview of the Moldovan capital as you explore the city in a vehicle. Cover Chisinau’s main landmarks as you travel around the city center in a minibus. Learn about the history of Moldova and Chisinau through engaging, live commentary aboard your bus. Make stops at Cathedral Park, Valea Morilor Park, and the Chisinau Railway Station for quick walking tours.
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!
Our great pleasure is to offer you a new tour in Moldova with Moldovatovisit Transferring from Chisinau to Transnistria. Become one of the few travelers to visit Transnistria, a breakaway republic in eastern Moldova, where Soviet values are still upheld and locals continue their fight for independence, Tiraspol and Bender city the main! Tiraspol – Back in the USSRThe guide will present to you the stories about the war against Moldova and his personal opinion on the events that took place in the region in 1992. After these in-depth city tours of Bendery and Tiraspol, you will have to say goodbye to this North Korean-style European region.
One of the best ways to explore Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, is on a walking tour. See landmarks like the Central Post Office, the Church of Transfiguration, the Great National Assembly Square and more while listening to engaging commentary from your guide about the country’s history and culture. Discover the best that the city as you offer, with no more than 15 travelers in your group, in just a few hours.
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.
The Museum Complex "Orheiul Vechi", it's a museum in open space. It contains the remains of different civilizations: in stony caves it is certified the presence of the first human establishments, lasting from a few thousands of years. In V-III centuries B.C. there was a powerful Dacia fortress. The place is famous as well for its cave monasteries. The underground kingdom "Pivniţele din Brăneşti" (Brănești Cellars) is located in a scenic area in the coast of Orheiul Vechi. It always arouses astonishment of numerous local and foreign visitors. "Pivniţele din Brăneşti" have a total area of 75ha, stretching on a distance of 58 km at a depth of 60 m under the ground."Pivniţele din Brăneşti" produce white and red wines, sparkling, dry, semi-dry and dessert. Particularly popular are the collecton wines and the wines produced by special technology, such as Madeira, Marsala, pastoral wine.