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Wine Tour To Moldova (5 Days/4 Nights)

Country: Moldova
City: Chisinau
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wine Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1/ Arrival in Chisinau

Arrival in Moldova

Meeting with the guide at the airport.

Transfer to Chisinau. Check-in.

*Optional.Welcome Wine evening at Wine Gogh wine bar with the tasting of famous Moldovan wines paired with great delicacies

Day 2/ OrheiVechi – Cricova Winery – Chisinau (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer from Chisinau to OrheiVechi

Visit of OrheiulVechi region, visiting the unique cave monastery (15th cent.), carved in limestone rock - the part of the picturesque landscape. It is considered an open-air museum. Visiting the house-museum of traditional life of Moldavian farmers (19 century) in the village Butuceni.

Lunch at Butuceni Agro Pension.

Transfer from Orhei Vechi to Cricova.

Excursion and wine tasting at Cricova wine cellars. Being placed under the town Cricova, the cellars form a true underground city with avenues, streets, and broadways. Only their names seem to be so old: Cabernet, Feteasca, Riesling, Aligote, Sauvignon …The wines from the Cricova collection have an ancient history: the oldest bottle is dated 1902. The local guide will tell you the odyssey of some bottles from this collection that have got here after the Second World War. At the end of the excursion, you can taste 4 samples of the most famous wines.

Transfer back to Chisinau.

City tour of Chisinau. During this excursion, you will get acquainted with the city's history and will visit the historical part of our capital. You will make a stop at the monument Stefan the Great and Saint, the Bell Tower, Central Cathedral, the Triumph Arch, the Parliament, and the Central Square and will have a pleasant walk along the Alley of Classics with sculptures of Romanian Classics.

Day 3/ Chateau Purcari – Et cetera Family winery (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer from Chisinau to Purcari.

Purcari wine-tour of cellars and wine-tasting of 3 wine sorts, such as "Nengru de Purcari" and "Rosu de Purcari, which were delivered to the Queen’s court.

Transfer from Purcari Winery to Et Cetera Winery.

Lunch at Et Cetera winery in the restaurant just in front of the vineyards.

Excursion and wine tasting at Et Cetera Winery. Visit the small family winery Et Cetera, where the owner and winemaker meet the guests and run the wine tasting straight from the barrels.

Transfer back to Chisinau

Day 4/ Castle Mimi winery – Asconi Winery (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer from Chisinau to Asconi.

Excursion, wine tasting at Asconi Winery. The winery was founded in 1994 and achieved a lot, due to modernization of the manufacturing process, Nowadays due to regular equipment investments, winemakers of the Winery use up-to-date production facilities of the best Italian and French manufacturers. The wines are made both from local and European grape varieties like Feteasca, Traminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, and others. (Wine tasting 5 samples of wine).

Transfer from Asconi to Castle Mimi

Excursion, wine tasting, and a light lunch at Castle Mimi. Castel Mimi is a high-quality wine producer with a long history, led by the example of Constantin Mimi, the greatest wine-maker of the XX-th century.

In 2011 one of the most ambitious restoration projects in Moldavian history began, at the end of which Castle Mimi got back its charming appearance from the beginning of the last century. The winery went through an intense modernization process, being endowed with best-advanced equipment for wine production, storage, and bottling, which is unique in Moldova. (Wine tasting of 4 samples)

Transfer back to Chisinau

Day 5/ Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.Check-out.

Transfer from Chisinau to the airport.

Departure from Chisinau.

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