Moldova Tour: Post Tour Extension to Romania Tour

Tour the Fascinating Frontier of Moldova

The Moldova tour begins with an exploration of the capital city, Chisinau and its historic, architectural and cultural sites. There will be day excursions to the surrounding villages where we can enjoy the beauty of the countryside, meet the people and taste their fabulous wines!

We tour the amazing underground Milesti Michi Wine Cellar and visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography in Chisinau.

Then travel to Old Orhei (Orheiul Vechi), located in a picturesque setting in Trebujeni Village where we visit the well-maintained Orthodox cave monastery called St. Maria Dormata, still in use. Just above the cave monastery, we’ll see the wonderful stone Cross of Hope.

Enjoy a delicious and abundant dinner at a family-run casa in village Trebujeni and sample Moldavian dishes and wine. A folklore presentation by the young girls of the village is a sweet addition to the evening.

Another day we drive to the historic town of Soroca, a well-preserved example of medieval architecture.

Our Moldova tour includes an excursion to Tiraspol, the administrative center of the self proclaimed Transnistria (Moldova).

This tour is an extension from our Romania tours. You will fly from Bucharest to Chisinau on the morning of Day 1 (air ticket not included in our price). And the touring starts this same day. If you want to join this tour coming from the US/Canada you must arrive one day prior as most flights arrive in afternoon or evening. Extra cost for one extra hotel night will be charged.

Moldova is fairly new to tourism, so you will be among the first to catch a glimpse of traditional lifestyle at the crossroads with modernity.

Original World offers the Moldova tour several times annually from April through October.

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    Day 1: Fly Bucharest-Chisinau

    One hour flight to Chisinau. On arrival we have a tour of the famous wine cellar, lunch and wine tasting. Moldova is world renown for its fine wine production and no visit would be complete without a visit to a Moldovan wine cellar. Milestii Mici is one of Moldova's most famous natural wine cellars and one of the largest wine deposits in the world. The wines stored at Milestii Mici are made of various years crops from 1968 to 1991. Wine tasting and dinner at Milestii Mici.

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    Day 2: Chisinau Tour & Old Orhei

    The city is beautifully surrounded by seven hills seated in the Bac river valley. We tour the city made of white stone." Well-known architects and poets such as Bernardazzi, Sciusev and Pushkin gave Chisinau a unique character. We also visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography.

    This afternoon, an excursion to Old Orhei (Orchey), situated in a picturesque setting. You will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting archaeological sites housing the ruins of two cities (14th -16th century). Tartars settled here on their expansion to Western Europe. We shall visit the well-maintained Orthodox cave monastery, St. Maria Dormata which was expanded and modified inside the cliffs by monks over the centuries. Christian churches provide magnificent scenery through the windows of the monastery which still functions today.

    Enjoy a folklore show and dinner at a family run B&B in Trebujeni village and sample Moldavian dishes and wine. Singing and dance by young girls of the village and the food is out of this world delicious This is a wonderful amazing treat!

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    Day 3: Excursion: Sorocca

    An excursion to the ancient city of Soroca and the Soroca Fortress where the ruler of Moldova Stefan the Great built the wooden "pearl fortress" on the bank of the Dniester River to defend the country from the attacks of tartars in 1499. From 1543 to 1546 the fortress was rebuilt in stone and today stands as the only Moldovan medieval monument entirely preserved. It is unique in Eastern Europe.

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    Day 4: Excursion: Tiraspol, Transnistria

    Full day trip to Tiraspol, Transnistria, at the present moment the administrative center of the self proclaimed Transnistria (Moldova). Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region. The buildings of the Soviets, the monument of Suvorov, Central Plaza.

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    Day 5: Depart

    Transfer to airport.

  • Trip Length

    5-day trip begins in Bucharest, ends in Chisinau

  • Dates

    2023: September 6-23, September 29-October 16
    2024 Dates TBA
    Follows our Romania Tour

  • Land Cost

    Price: TBA

  • Accommodations

    4 nights boutique style 3* hotel

  • Group Size

    4-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Trip Preparations

    Entry Requirements & FAQs

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau, Moldova

Soroca, Moldova

Transnistria, Moldova

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