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Private tour of Orheiul Vechi and Curchi monastery

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Orhei, Moldova
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6 to 7 hours (Approx.)
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Explore medieval history in Moldova on this private 5-hour Orheiul Vechi and Curchi Monastery tour.  Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient monastic site of Orheiul Vechi — widely considered... More
Explore medieval history in Moldova on this private 5-hour Orheiul Vechi and Curchi Monastery tour.  Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient monastic site of Orheiul Vechi — widely considered among Moldova’s most important archaeological and religious sites. Explore the open-air complex of caves, fortifications and ruins with a private guide,... More
Explore medieval history in Moldova on this private 5-hour Orheiul Vechi and Curchi Monastery tour.  Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient monastic site of Orheiul Vechi — widely considered among Moldova’s most important archaeological and religious sites. Explore the open-air complex of caves, fortifications and ruins with a private guide, and gain insight into the region’s rich medieval history. Admire sweeping views over the Răut River and the rugged landscapes beyond, visit the 13th-century Cave Monastery and learn about the local lifestyle in a traditional Moldovan village.

Highlights

  • Private 5-hour tour of Orheiul Vechi and Curchi Monastery
  • Visit the ancient monastic site of Orheiul Vechi with a private guide
  • Explore the historic complex of fortifications and ruins, and visit the 13th-century
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  • Private 5-hour tour of Orheiul Vechi and Curchi Monastery
  • Visit the ancient monastic site of Orheiul Vechi with a private guide
  • Explore the historic complex of fortifications and ruins, and visit the 13th-century Cave Monastery
  • Admire fine views over the Răut River
  • Spend time in a traditional Moldovan village and learn of the local way of life
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel

What To Expect

Orheiul Vechi is a historic-monastic conservation complex, situated 40 miles away from Chisinau, on the site of the Moldovan medieval city Orhei - the only medieval town on the territory of the country... More
Orheiul Vechi is a historic-monastic conservation complex, situated 40 miles away from Chisinau, on the site of the Moldovan medieval city Orhei - the only medieval town on the territory of the country (XII-XVII centuries). You will enjoy archaeological traces and appreciable historic monuments with unique unrepeatable landscape formed by Raut river,... More
Orheiul Vechi is a historic-monastic conservation complex, situated 40 miles away from Chisinau, on the site of the Moldovan medieval city Orhei - the only medieval town on the territory of the country (XII-XVII centuries). You will enjoy archaeological traces and appreciable historic monuments with unique unrepeatable landscape formed by Raut river, narrows paths, rocks, and caves. See the remains of Geto-Dacian fortress, a functioning cave monastery, visit a typical Moldovan remote village to see the lifestyle of the country people.

What's Included

Fuel surcharge
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Round-trip private transfer
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tourists will be picked up from their hotel (or from the rented apartment if that's the case).

Departure Time

9am to 11am (flexible)

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy

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


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This ended up being a private tour...
Jerry J
, Dec 2017
This ended up being a private tour. My guide picked me up in his car which was very comfortable/new and we proceeded for the day. We spent time at Old Orheiul, which is an old cave church with views out over the river. The church, despite being inside a cave, has beautiful orthodox iconography, and candles burning everywhere, as it is an active religious site for the Russian orthodox community. There is, up the hill from the cave church, another orthodox church, which you can visit as well, and one where regular services are now performed. Be sure to dress modestly as the orthodox community is just that: orthodox. We also ate some local cuisine in the little village down from the cave complex which was delicious and inexpensive to boot. There are a number of restaurants in the little village, so no shortage of choice. Afterward, we went to the Curchi monastery complex where there are multiple orthodox churches on the grounds. They are all very impressive, and the setting is like an idyllic country postcard scene. I definitely enjoyed seeing both the historic sites and the orthodox monastery, which would've been difficult to visit on my own. I think it well worth it.

Product code: 15790P1

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