DISCOVER ROMANIA (IASI) – MOLDOVA – UKRAINE (ODESSA)

8 days / 7 nights
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DISCOVER 3 COUNTRIES DURING ONE TRIP

Discover Romania, Moldova and Ukraine during one trip covering important tourist attractions of these countries. Offer yourself the opportunity to visit cities like Iasi, the Cultural Centre of Moldova region in Romania, and Odessa in Ukraine, named the “Pearl of the Black Sea”.
Travel in time to Orheiul Vechi in Moldova, a 40 thousand year-old natural amphitheater the originality of which is due to the defile of the Raut river, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatia sea, about 14 million years ago.

Highlights

Iasi city

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Chisinau city

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National Museum of...

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Cricova winery

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Curchi Monastery

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Cultural, Natural and...

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Château Vartely winery

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Et Cetera winery

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Châteaux Purcari winery

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Aquatir Sturgeon Complex

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Tiraspol city

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Kvint wine and brandy...

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Odessa city

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Itinerary A day-by-day plan to guide your journey. Download PDF

Day 1: Arrival in Iasi, Romania

On arrival at Iasi International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Iasi. After settling in, you can have a walk through downtown and explore the city centre on your own.

Day 2: Iasi – an open-air museum

You will start your journey by exploring Iasi city, named Open Air Museum or the Cultural Centre of Moldova region in Romania. During the city tour, you will see the Palace of Culture, one of the most remarkable buildings and a true symbol of the city’s past. The Palace was built between 1906 and 1925 on the location of the former prince’s palace and is a happy blend of several architectural styles: neo-gothic, romantic and neo-baroque.

The Monastery of the Three Hierarchs is another important attraction of Iasi included in the city tour, distinguished by its unusual quality of being completely dressed in engravings and decoration elements. The walls of this church are the reason why it is among the most valuable architectural monuments of the country.

In the afternoon, you will have lunch at the restaurant, where you will enjoy Romanian traditional dishes.

After lunch, you will continue your journey to a new country, Moldova and you will be transferred to your hotel in Chisinau city, the capital of Moldova.

HIGHLIGHTS: Iasi city

Day 3: Chisinau city tour and visit of Cricova winery - the pearl of Moldovan wine-making

Chisinau is the main administrative, scientific and cultural centre of Moldova. During the tour, you will discover pieces of history and culture of the city such as the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Arch of Triumph, the Monument of Stephen the Great, the City Hall, etc.

After Chisinau city tour, you will be able to see the “millenary smile” of the nicest deinotherium of Moldova. You will find it at the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, next to other famous archaeological treasures, carpets, national costumes and other valuable exhibits. The museum was built in 1905 in the oriental style, thus being a unique building of this kind in Moldova.

During the lunch at the restaurant, you will enjoy Moldovan traditional dishes.

You will continue your trip by exploring a new city, this time an underground city. During the excursion at Cricova winery in the tourist train, at a depth of 80 m, you will discover the wonders of this place. Cricova underground galleries are formed by over seventy streets covering an area of nearly 120 km, each bearing Bacchic names: Sauvignon, Cabernet, Cahors. The jewel of the underground treasure is the National Collection, including over 600 types of wine totaling about 1 million bottles. Here you can admire the oldest bottle of wine - "Jewish Easter Wine", dating from 1902 and discover the tastes of Cricova wines.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chisinau city, National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Cricova winery
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What's included

  • Acommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at the hotel of your choice in Chisinau (5 nights) and the proposed hotels in Iasi (1 night) and Odessa (1 night);
  • Breakfast at the hotels in Iasi, Chisinau and Odessa;
  • Lunch on day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Tasting of 4 types of wine at Cricova winery, 2 types of wine at Château Vartely winery, 5 types of wine at Et Cetera winery and 4 types of wine at Château Purcari winery;
  • Tasting of 2 types of caviar at Aquatir Sturgeon Complex;
  • Transportation during the entire itinerary;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Drinking water (2 bottles of 500 ml per person per day).