Top 20 Experiences in Chisinau
Highlights of Moldova - Curchi and Old Orhei + Cricova (optional)
Are you looking for a short and memorable adventure ? Old Orhei complex, Curchi Monastery and Cricova wine cellars is the best option for you! We will start the tour with one of the most beautiful Monastery in Moldova - “Curchi”, a real pearl of our religious life. Next on our itinerary is Old Orhei, the most famous sight of the country. Here you will visit archaeological sites dating from 4th century and authentic houses (Butuceni village). Visit of the Cave Monastery which was expanded and modified inside the cliffs by monks over the centuries. Enjoy the magnificent scenery through the windows of the monastery. Optionally - After lunch we can visit Cricova wine cellars. You will see over seventy streets covering a distance of 120km, each bearing Bacchic names: Sauvignon, Cabernet, etc. Important! Dear guests, the entrance fee for the winery is not included. Option 1. VISIT only: 21 EURO per person. Option 2. Winery tour and tasting of 3 wines + snacks: 36 EURO per person.
Best of Moldova: Cricova Winery & Old Orhei Tour including Curchi Monastery
You will get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine productions in Moldova - the wine cellars of Cricova Winery, most visited in Moldova. It represents an unique underground city, well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths of streets, & especially by its excellent wines. It's also a good way to visit the most valuable natural and cultural heritage of Moldova - Old Orhei reservation, together with Curchi Monastery, which is one of the most beautiful monasteries in our country. A full day Tour to see Best Sights of Moldova!
Tiraspol and Bender Back in the USSR Tour
Transnistria has preserved a lot of Soviet monuments, equipment, attractive places and facts that will be interesting for everyone to learn. Visiting Transnistria is like traveling on a time machine – not much has changed there since nowadays. The cities of Bender and Tiraspol, keep many soviet monuments, with a specific architecture. You should come to Transnistria especially if you’re from a country that was never a part of the Soviet Bloc or controlled by it. It will help you understand what the daily reality was like for millions of people in the Soviet Union. You’ll visit practically almost fully conserved ‘museum’ of Soviet times.
Back in USSR - Transnistria Private Tour
We invite you to discover Transnistria – the place where the old USSR is still alive and flourishing. It is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The country’s national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and the Lenin is revered till today. First stop – at Bender Fortress. In 1713, the fortress, the town, and the neighboring village Varniţa were the site of skirmishes (kalabalik) between Charles XII of Sweden, who had taken refuge there with the Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa after his defeat in the Battle of Poltava. After Bender, we take you to Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria and the 2nd largest town of Moldova. We will take you to the major attractions of Tiraspol, such as V. Lenin monument and House of Soviets, the Transnistrian Parliament (25 October Ave, Tiraspol), the Afghanistan War Memorial, Monument-tank, and more.
Biking a Guinness Book Winery
Stretching an impressive 200 km and deepening up to 85 meters, Mileștii Mici is the ultimate playground for wine lovers. These cellars are home to more than two million bottles of wine and have been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest wine collection in the world. The winery is like an underground city, as the winding tunnels have been given street names to help people navigate them. Just a perfect place for a bike quest.
4 Hours Cricova Winery Tour with Tasting
There are few wineries in the world that still produce sparkling wines according to the traditional Champenoise method and Cricova is one of them. During this tour you will explore its endless galleries, remarkable wine collections, a winemaking museum, the sparkling wine production section and even the underground church. After learning the remuage and degorgement process, you will have the opportunity to taste 4 types of wine, including a sparkling one.
Transnistria travel - day tour
I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Transfer from Chishinau or start in Tiraspol. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers. Day tour takes 5-7 hours. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of Tiraspol, Bendery and optionallly Kitskany, and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The trip won’t be exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, you won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend ☭ - Anton Dendemarchenko -
Discover Gagauzia and Manuc Bei Mansion
"Manuc Bey" mansion in Hâncești is a destination that must be found on the map of your trip. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, in 1816, Manuc Bei Mansion is an architectural monument located in the Hâncești district of the Republic of Moldova, which has a rich history. After exploring Manuc Bei Mansion we will continue our tour in a unique place - Gagauzia, populated by a unique Gagauz ethnic minority. What the Turkish speaking population from Bulgaria is doing in Moldova - is a very good question, which can be only understood by visiting this region. Nowadays, Gagauzia is an agricultural region, populated by hard-working and hospitable people, who keep their autonomy and still keep in very good condition their history and traditions. Overall, the tour is about 8 hours 15 minutes and transportation is already included in the total duration. It includes visits to historic and cultural sites of Gagauzia, together with a visit to Manuc Bei Mansion in Hancesti district.
Transnistria - Back in the USSR
Eastern Europe has never been easy: cultural diversity, ethnic conflicts, political tensions and very complicated history. If you are bored with typical fancy architecture and monuments - then you definitely have to come to the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. Don't search it on maps - it doesn't officially exist, but it really exists! How is that possible? Read first sentence))) Here you can find anything you want: Painted goldish Lenin statues, unique plastic money, Russian military bases, huge Turkish fortress or biggest vodka museum in Europe. Transnistria can easily amaze you! Feel in Transnistria like at home because local people are very nice and friendly. So, enough to read articles and somebody's reviews about Transnistria. It's time to go there!
Tiraspol must-see tour - Transnistria
I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Transfer from Chishinau or start in Tiraspol. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers. Tour takes ~ 2,5 hours. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of Tiraspol, plus my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The trip won’t be exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, real name is Pridnestrovie ☭ You won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend! - Anton Dendemarchenko -
Return to the USSR - Excursion in Transnistria
The Republic of Moldova was Soviet for almost 50 years and it has left its mark, one is Transnistria. And why not a trip to the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria? A small return to the USSR for a day, to say "I was there" .., to discover a territory without territory ... .., a country without a country ... The political situation is still complex today with Moldova, the tension is palpable but not dangerous for a foreign tourist. Visiting Transnistria is possible because it is not instinctively against tourism. Our agency organizes this trip with a mixture of discovery, pleasure of the palate and meeting with the soil. You will be able to discover the authentic aspects of a region still under a model that was thought to be out of date.
Private Soviet Era History Tour of Transnistria from Chisinau
This private tour in Moldova is focused on the non-recognized by the Moldavian authorities Republic of Transnistria
Private City Tour of Chisinau
Chisinau is the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a very modern green and cozy town in the center of our country. The excursion includes visiting the historical centre of Chisinau, administrative and cultural edifices on the main boulevard Stefan cel Mare, the main square of the General National Meeting, two central parks, churches and museums of the city, Central Market, market of souvenirs, W.W.II memorial.
Private Car to Cricova or Milesti Wine Cellars - transport only.
Dear guests, if you need a comfortable and safe transfer this is the best option for you. We offer private transfer to famous winery as Cricova or Milestii Mici, with professional driver, fluent in English, Russian and Romanian. Car model: Skoda Superb 2020 y.p. with professional driver with fluent English, Russian and Romanian.
2 Excursions in One Day-Milestii Mici Winery, Tiraspol City and Bender Fortress
Excursions to Milestii Mici Winery and Tiraspol Transnistria. We will be driving a distance of approximately 20-miles (30 km) from Chisinau. Once there, you'll have an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production sites in Moldova – the wine cellar "Milestii Mici". The total length of underground streets reaches approximately 125-miles (200 km), and its depth varies between approximately 130-270 feet (40-85 meters). Here you can see more than 2 million bottles, which have been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 2005. Your trip will continue in Transnistria region, Bender Fortress, Tiraspol city, the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-91) between Turkey and Russia. In Transnistria will have lunch.
1 DAY: Transnistria tour from Chisinau
Be Our Guest, we offer you a unique tour that gives you the chance to feel and to turn back in the USSR period. You will visit the most beautiful places, museums, monuments, parks. and more interesting The city Tiraspol itself seems to be living in an old version of the Soviet Union. Tiraspol is a city of one hundred and thirty thousand inhabitants, and it takes about fifteen minutes by car to reach it after crossing the border of Transnistria. Welcome to this wonderful tour.
Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries
Have you ever experienced an underground city full of bright life, tasty food, amazing history, thousands of bottles of high-quality wine and hundreds of km of the streets and tunnels? If not, you are invited to experience Cricova, Moldova’s best-known destination for tourism. The winery visit includes: the underground streets the wine maturation section the sparkling wine production section the National collection and “Tasting Rooms” the underground cinema 4 types of wines and aperitives like nuts and biscuits. The Milestii Mici winery really special is the Guinness World Record Certificate! The tour includes the visit of the winery’s fabulous wine cellars and the world-famous wine collection that counts more than 1.5 million wine bottles. Tasting of 3 amazing Mileștii Mici wines Appetizers: Bruschetta with aubergine cream, bruschetta with zacusca, bruschetta with cream cheese and prosciutto crudo. Gift: 1 bottle wine Univers Private transfer to wineries.
Transdniestria Tour & Milestii Mici Winery
Have you been visiting country within another country? Do you know the place where Lenin is still main personality? Right, that is unrecognized territory called Transnistria. No worries, it is very peaceful country within official borders of the Republic of Moldova, no matter what they say. Transnistria is attracting hundreds of tourists every day. Another big tourist attraction there is Bender Fortress – the biggest tourist complex in the country. After we will bring you to Milestii Mici Winery. Milestii Mici is probably a dream destination for those who love to enjoy a high-quality wine and relate themselves to conscious consumers of this divine drink. As a traveler, you probably want to know what is so special about Milestii Mici. It is a winery in Moldova, with the enormous underground storage facility and world's largest wine collection.
Authentic Moldova - Excursion to Orhei Vechi
To discover authentic Moldova! Get ready for an exciting excursion. You will discover the Curchi Monastery, the historical site of Orhei Vechi and its troglodyte monastery. Orheiul Vechi is a spectacular archaeological complex located 60km from Chişinău. The panorama is breathtakingly beautiful. Beyond the impressive natural landscape, a group of troglodyte caves, hosting the oldest monasteries and sacred places, combines the history of the Golden Horde period and today, revealing ruins of palaces, citadels, dwellings, giving visitors ample information on a history that extends from the 10th century BC. To the present day.
Cricova Winery & Old Orhei & Curchi Monastery
The tour is planned in such way, that you never get bored: - Pick up at hotel/apartment - 45 minutes drive to Cricova - 2 hours excursion in the wine cellars - 1 hour drive to Old Orhei - 1 hour exploration of the site - 1 hour for relaxing lunch/dinner - 1 hour drive back to Chisinau/hotel Total time needed: 7 hours