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3 Excursions in One Day Cricova Winery, Curchi Monastery and Old Orhei from Chisinau

Cricova, Moldova
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Description

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... More
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.

Highlights

  • Three top destinations in one day: Cricova Winery, Curchi Monastery, and Old Orhei
  • Guided wine tasting: sample a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Chisinau
  • Small-group tour: personalised experience

What To Expect

Summary

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... More
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 basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which... More
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 basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which are stored in the surrounding niches: Cabernet, Aligote, Sauvignon, etc. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total. The constant temperature is about 12 degrees and humidity that does not exceed 97-98% - are the most favourable conditions for the storage of 30 million l of quality wine. 

The excursion includes: The total duration of the excursion is 2-3 hours, including round trip time, excursion along the streets of the underground city, a visit of the production areas for manufacturing of vintage wines and classic champagne, State Collection and the "Tasting Halls" and wine tasting that includes 4 types of wines.

The excursion will continue in the North direction, Monastery Curchi -  is a genuine gem of architectural art. At various times it was the centre of work and unique creation of priests, monks, churchwardens, architects, landscape designers. Today, the Curchi monastery revives the spirituality of the Orthodox people and preserves ancient traditions. The tourists visiting the monastery will find here peace of mind and become strengthened in the Christian faith.

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. On the eastern outskirts of the fully stocked wood, in a valley formed by cliffed rocky banks of the river Reut, at the Cape Pestere ("cave"), it was the city - Old Orhei.

The history of Old Orhei brings us back to the far back in the past - fifteenth century: reign of Stefan cel Mare. In the summer of 1470, it was finished the construction of the fortress on the rocky shore of Reut. The city's population was about two thousand inhabitants. In the early 70 of the XV century Orhei reached its greatest prosperity as a handicraft and trade center of Moldavian Principality.

Technical information: Length of the route both ways - 170 km, duration - 8 hours, sanitary stops at refuelling stations and on the monastery’s premises. Shoes can be chosen at the tourists’ discretion, clothing for men: trousers covering the knees, shirts with at least short sleeves (no T-shirts), clothing for women: skirts, blouses without a deep cleavage, shoulders covered, and a headscarf. It is allowed to have drinking water and some food for a snack.

As you wish, it’s possible the stop in agro pension “Butuceni” for dinner or lunch.

What's Included

Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Wine tasting
Local Driver/guide
Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
Entry/Admission - Manastirea Curchi
Entry/Admission - Old Orhei
Food and drinks (except indicated)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your centrally located in Chisinau accommodation

Departure Time

8-9 am

Return Details

Your Chisinau accommodation

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adults

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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