EXCLUSIVE WINE EXPERIENCE IN MOLDOVA

5 days / 4 nights
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ENJOY A FABULOUS WINE EXPERIENCE IN MOLDOVA!

Enjoy a luxury experience in Moldova and let yourself discover the tasty traditional wines and dishes of our country. You will enjoy a wine tasting at Et Cetera family winery and you will discover Cricova winery – one of the largest wine cellars in the world (120 km). You will be acquainted with the taste of caviar with brut sparkling wine or vodka at Aquatir Sturgeon Complex in Transnistria. You will taste the legendary wine “Negru de Purcari” at Château Purcari winery, which has been the choice of some of the world's most recognized dignitaries. While visiting Castel Mimi you will be amazed by the beauty of the castle, which is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. At Castel Mimi you will taste delicious wines and enjoy a fabulous dinner at its restaurant.


Highlights

Chisinau city

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Cricova winery

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Et Cetera winery

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Château Purcari winery

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Aquatir Sturgeon Complex

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Tiraspol city

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Castel Mimi winery

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

Day 1: Arrival day

Chisinau

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

Day 2: Cricova winery – the pearl of Moldovan wine-making

Chisinau – Cricova – Chisinau

The day will begin with Chisinau city tour. 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, etc.

Next, you will have an excursion at the National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova founded in 1939 by sculptor Alexandru Plamadeala. The museum building is a former middle school for girls. In Soviet times, the Center of the Communist Party of the MSSR was located in the building of the current museum. The museum, that has more than 30,000 exhibits, displays impressive art collections from local and European artists.

In the afternoon, you will have lunch at a local restaurant in Chisinau.

After lunch, you will discover Cricova winery – the only wine enterprise that was awarded the highest state prize “The Order of the Republic” and has been declared by law a national cultural heritage. 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, etc. The jewel of the underground treasure is the National Collection, including over 600 types of wine totaling about 1 million bottles. Here you will admire the oldest bottle of wine - "Jewish Easter Wine", dating from 1902. You will also visit the unique production of sparkling wine, where a professional guide will tell you about all the process of producing sparkling wines using the famous French-style Méthode Champenoise. In one of the tasting rooms, the sommelier will explain the rules of wine tasting and help you better reveal the taste and bouquet of each type of wine.

In the evening, you will have dinner at a local restaurant in Chisinau.


HIGHLIGHTS: Chisinau city, Cricova winery

Day 3: Tasting of the legendary “Negru de Purcari” wine at Château Purcari winery

Chisinau – Vadul lui Voda – Crocmaz – Purcari – Chisinau

In the morning, you will be transferred to Vadul lui Voda from where you will travel by plane to Crocmaz village.

In Crocmaz you will visit Et Cetera family winery and take part in the excursion and wine tasting carried out by the owner of the winery who will inform you about the methods of wine production and maturation. At Et Cetera winery, you will enjoy a lunch prepared from products of the region and Crocmaz village.

After lunch, the trip will continue to Château Purcari winery in Purcari village. If you are a wine enthusiast or just love to be in beautiful, pristine surroundings and listening the songs of birds, Purcari estate is definitely the place you need to visit. The old mansion’s galleries feature great collections of Purcari wines, some bottles dating back to 1948. The winery is famous all over the world due to the legendary wine “Negru de Purcari” - the elixir that in 1878 was highly appreciated on the international arena by being awarded the gold medal at Paris World Exhibition. In the tasting room, decorated in royal style, you will have the opportunity to taste Purcari wines, including “Negru de Purcari” wine, which has been the choice of some of the world's most recognized dignitaries.

You will have dinner at a restaurant in Chisinau where you will enjoy dishes specific to European cuisine.



HIGHLIGHTS: Et Cetera winery, Château Purcari winery
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What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at a 5-star hotel in Chisinau;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 2, 3, 4 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 1, 2, 3, 4 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Tasting of 4 types of wine at Cricova winery, 5 types of wine at Et Cetera winery, 5 types of wine at Château Purcari winery and 6 types of wine at Castel Mimi winery;
  • Tasting of 2 types of caviar at Aquatir Sturgeon Complex;
  • Transportation during the entire itinerary;
  • English speaking guide.