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5 Days Culture tour itinerary for Chisinau, Soroca & Tiraspol: Guided City And Wine Tour In Moldova

Chisinau, Soroca, Tiraspol

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Guided City and Wine Tour in Moldova

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Chisinau-Moldova

Get a good understanding of all the aspects of life in Moldova with visits to the most important places in and around the cities of Chisinau, Soroca, and Tiraspol.

DAY 01

Chisinau tour

Arrival at Chisinau airport, followed by transfer to hotel.

After resting, go on an afternoon tour of Chisinau to explore both historic and modern aspects of the capital city.

There are many administrative buildings like the Presidency, the parliament and the city administration on Stephen the Great boulevard.

Visit different cultural centers, such as the national theatre (M. Eminescu), the organ hall, and Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In the historical zone, see more than 700 houses from the 19th century, over 18 old churches, and the Cathedral of the Nativity.

Later, enjoy the view of the Arch of Triumph before arriving at the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY 02

Cricova and Orhei vechi

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Cricova

  • In the morning, go an excursion of wine cellars in Cricova, home to one of the largest wine cellars in Moldova.

  • The town boasts of 200 km of labyrinthine roadways and tunnels, which have existed under Cricova since the 15th century, when limestone was dug out to help build the city of Chisinau.

  • The area was later converted into an underground wine emporium in the 1950s.

  • Half of the roadways are used for wine storage, and are named by the wines they store.

  • All of the warehouses, tasting rooms and other facilities of the town are underground, going down to over 340 feet and holding 1.25 million bottles of rare wine.

  • The oldest wine in this place dates back to 1902.

  • While here, enjoy wine tasting of 5 sample wines + snack.

Orhei Vechi

  • After the wine tour, go on an excursion to Orhei Vechi, situated in a picturesque setting.

  • Get an opportunity to visit the most interesting archaeological site, housing the ruins of two cities (14th -16th century). Tartars settled here on their expansion to Western Europe.

  • Next, visit a well-maintained Orthodox cave monastery called St. Maria Dormata, which was expanded and modified inside the cliffs by monks over the centuries.

  • The christian churches provide magnificent scenery through the windows of the monastery, which still functions today.

  • Enjoy homemade food and wine at Casa din Lunca.

  • Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 03

Milestii Mici

Capriana MonasteryVisit to Capriana Monastery

  • The Capriana Monastery is situated at the margin of a big forest between the villages Straseni and Capriana on the river Isnovat near Chisinau.

  • The monastery was founded in the XVth century during the rule of Alexandru cel Bun, and reconstructed by Stefan the Great in 1470.

Milestii Mici Сellars

  • Later, visit the cellars of renowned wine producer, Milestii Mici that entered the Guinness record book for largest wine collection with over 2 million bottles.

  • Explore the wine cellars and indulge in some wine sampling of 3 types of table wines (from pitcher), complemented with dry fruits, peanuts, and crackers.

  • Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 04

Soroca

'Lumînarea Recunoştinţei' (the Candle of Recognition)

  • Arrive at Soroca to visit the 'Lumînarea Recunoştinţei' monument, dedicated to the author of the popular work 'Mioriţa', Ion Druta.

  • The monument gives a beautiful view of the Nistru river and Soroca town.

  • get an opportunity to climb around 650 steps on the way to the monument.

Soroca fortress

Excursion to Soroca Fortress

  • Later, visit Soroca Fortress, located 160 km from Chisinau.

  • Built between 1543-1546, the fortress is a huge fortification system that was placed on the bank of Nistru river to protect against foreign invasions in the past.

  • Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 05

Tiraspol

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  • After Breakfast, depart from Soroca for a full-day trip to Tiraspol, the administrative center of the self proclaimed region of Transnistria (Moldova).

  • Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which has always been a battlefield between the major powers of the region.

  • Explore the buildings of the Soviets, the monument of Suvorov, and Central Plaza.

  • Return to Chisinau.

End of tour.

  • 412 USD Per Adult (* double occupancy)
  • Transfers to and from airport.

  • Wine tastings at Cricova & Milestii Mici.

  • National food and drink at Casa din Lunca agro pension.

  • All entrance fees.

  • Hotel accommodation recommended at Regency Hotel 4-star, centrally located.

  • Additional DBL room could be arranged for 80 USD.

Chisinau, Soroca, Tiraspol

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