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16, Mihail Kogalniceanu Street,
Chisinau, Moldova

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ORHEIUL VECHI +

CURCHI 

MONASTERY

Orheiul Vechi is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole of Eastern Europe. It is a unique open air natural and historical complex. The natural landscape and remnants of ancient civilizations are organically combined. As a result of major archeological excavations here the cultural layers of different historical periods were discovered.

 

Distance from Chisinau: 60 km (about one hour drive from Chisinau)

Tour duration: 5-6 hours

What do we offer?

- Round trip transportation by private car              

- Free guiding tour to:​​

  • rustic mansion “Doi Haiduci”

  • cave monastery

  • church on top of the hill

  • open air museum of a traditional household

  • Moldovan traditional village

  • traditional Moldovan mansion - the lunch is also served here (optional, additional 5-8 euros)

  • archeological excavations

  • light hike on the nearby cliff caves 

Additional elements that could be added to the main tour:

Curchi monastery (about 20 km distance from Orheiul Vechi) – the largest and the best preserved functioning monastery in Moldova.

CAPRIANA MONASTERY 

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HINCU 

MONASTERY

In this tour you wil visit to the oldest christian monasteries in Moldova renovated after the fall of Soviet Union. that are used as places for pelegrinage. The road goes through the most picturesque part of the country, Codru (woods), in the northwest and passes through a range of beautiful Moldovan villages, vineyards, orchards, and nice landscape.There is also a beautiful scenery view of the monastery from the top of the hill.

Tour duration: 6 hours

The legend about the foundation of convent says that once, one of the eminent courtiers of the XVIIth century, Mihalcea Hincu with his daughter Paraschiva, escaping the Tatar foray, on the one clearing of Codri forest swore to built a monastery in that place if they survive. Thus, keeping the promise, Mihalcea Hincu erected the first walls of the Hincu Monastery. Even though wooden churches and cells were frequently destroyed by the Tatars’ invasions, this construction survived until our time in its original shape. Currently, the Monastery is the first destination for religious peregrines and also is considered one of the preservers of Moldovan culture and rit.

 

The tour also includes a stop at a Moldovan traditional Restaurant where lunch or coffee can be served.

 

What do we offer?

- Round trip transportation by private car              

- Guiding and story telling by an extremely friendly guy

- Lunch/coffee at a traditional Moldovan restaurant (optional)

- Visiting of the nearby traditional Moldovan village

TRANSNISTRIA/PRIDNESTROVIE

Dear comrades! The tour to Transnistria is an exciting journey in the socialist and communist past. This tour will bring you into the forever lost past of Lenin, Communism, Soviet Army and KGB. You will visit the genuine monuments and statues of Lenin, Gagarin Kotovskiy and other Soviet power symbols.

Tour duration: 7-8 hours

This Tour was designed for several purposes: First, to make your visit to the unrecognized separatist republic of Transnistria as safe as possible. Second, to show you on the spot some specific remnants of the soviet legacy. And finally, to impress you with an adventurous, full of emotions crazy journey, filled up with soviet jokes, and a touch of history.
 

No sleepy excursions, no boring guides, no uninteresting dates and lectures. The entire tour is absolutely informal where your guide is your friend and “bodyguard” J.
 

Program:

  • Visiting Soviet Sights - Soviet Monuments in Tiraspol, Bendery (Lenin, Gagarin Kotovskiy, KGB building and other Soviet style architectural constructions)

  • Lunch in in one of the restaurants in Tiraspol - (the tour does not pay for the food)

  • Souvenir hunting
     

What do we offer?

- Round trip transportation by private car              

- Guiding and story telling by an extremely friendly guy

- Full-time security

- Assistance at the border (discussion with ‘not always’ nice Transnistrian border patrol)

MILESTII MICI WINERY
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WINE TASTING

Milestii Mici is the largest underground wine cellar in the world, declared  by the Guinness Book. It has more than 200 km of limestone tunnels, 55 km of which are used for storing wine. The tunnels’ depth varies from 30 to 85 m below ground. Most of the wine is stored in huge oak casks – made with Crimean or Krasnodar oak – that vary in size from 600 to 2,000 dal. The largest are big enough to hold a small car. The tunnels are named after the wines kept there.

Tour duration: 4-5 hours

The cellar has a huge wine collection of more than 2 million bottles – the largest collection in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. More than 70% of the stored wines are red, 20% are white and about 10% are dessert wines. The Milestii Mici Golden Collection of wines, with wines dating back to 1969, is the pride of the cellar. The most valuable items of this collection were produced in 1973-74; they are now exported exclusively to Japan. The wines stored here are made from grapes harvested in various years, beginning with 1969. The wines were produced in keeping with old Moldovan traditions. Today, the winery produces wines following new, modern standards. In the center of the cellar complex is a large restaurant and tasting complex. The tasting halls are luxuriously decorated, accented by water, stone, and wood features. The walls are made from natural seashell rock, skillfully illuminated. The cellar also has mosaic ponds with goldfish, nice sculptures, and beautiful stained-glass windows. Here guests can taste a range of wines. The winery produces dry, semi-dry and sweet wines.
 

What do we offer?

- Round trip transportation by private car              

- Guiding and story telling by an extremely friendly guy

- Driving through the Winery cellar (the entrance without a car is not allowed)

- Wine tasting

TIPOVA
MONASTERY

Situated near the locality with the same name. The monastery is spaded in stone on the bunch of Nistru River. The monastic complex portrays an image of an impressive museum. Between Blanaritei and Valea – Satului streams demolishment of an old town are cherished. The demolishment represent an old town of Gets tribes inhabitants existing BC. Tipova River is flowing down the Nistru River, it forms various waterfalls attaining 10 – 16 meters length. 

Tour duration: 7 hours

The monastery comprises three monastic complexes. First complex comprises temple with Holy Cross festival and some cells. The foundation of the complex dates from XI – XV centuries. The second monastic complex includes St Nicholas temple. The third complex dates from XVI – XVIII centuries and encompasses 18 separate rooms joined via interior passage.
 

What do we offer?

- Round trip transportation by private car              

- Free guiding to:

  • cave monastery

  • the tree monastic complexes

  • a Moldovan traditional household

  • open air museum of a traditional household

  • the waterfall

  • the cliff caves

  • the ruins of an old "dead" town

  • a traditional Moldovan mansion "La Hanganu", where you can have a traditional lunch 

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