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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 You will be able to discover the authentic aspects of a region still under a model that was thought to be out of date.
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
Combine two popular day trip destinations on this full-day tour from Chisinau. Discover Moldova’s winemaking heritage and enjoy a guided wine tasting during a tour of the Milestii Mici winery, home to the world’s largest underground wine cellar. After lunch (own expense), explore Tiraspol, Moldova’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
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.
In the one tour you can discover the most beautiful places in our country. The undeground city of wine - Cricova winery, and Bender Fortress - one of the most old in our region. Accompanied by an experinced english guide the tour will remain forever in your mind and memory. You are welcome!
Tour of Tiraspol is a unique experience because give you an understanding how people use to live in the Soviet Union. On the streets you can met people that are nostalgic about Soviet Union and the atmosphere will make you think of that period.Book this tour if you want to see modern day Soviet city!
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!
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.
Do you want to learn how to cook Moldovan traditional food? Today is your lucky day! At "Casa Parinteasca" Craft Centre you will get to know not only the Moldovan traditional costumes and ethnographic customs but you will also learn how to cook the best known Moldavian dish - "sarmale - cabbage or vine leaf rolls".Here you will enjoy a very special lunch. Traditional dishes will be served with the best local wine, while the organic herbal teas, accompanied by homemade jams will surprise you with their amazing taste.After lunch, we will visit the Honey Museum from Raciula, learn about the life of bees, taste a different kind of honey and other honey products. On our way back to Chisinau you will visit also Frumoasa Monastery.
Experience picturesque valles & vineyards on a full day tour. Enjoy a cellar tour, tasting & a tour of this Monasteries. Between visiting monasteries & a trip to the winery, we offer to have lunch at the Hanul lui Hanganu Manor.
Start the day with a visit to Curchi Monastery, a real pearl of our religious life. Here you'll see several churches, and among them - the "Virgin's Assumption" Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.Next stop to the Museum of Handicrafts and National Carpets, which by the way is protected by UNESCO. In the museum, we will see the process of carpet weaving using the old traditional ways.Further drive to the Old Orhei reserve, where you will have the possibility to experience the real village life of Moldova and also photo shooting local people. Don't miss the opportunity to arrange a lunch with a local family in Trebujeni village.In the afternoon we will visit the Open Air Museum Complex, which is "arguably Moldova's most fantastic sight". Here you'll see an Orthodox cave monastery called "St. Maria Dormata" expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries!