Moldova Discovery Tour

Standardized Tours

The Moldova Discovery Tour exists in two formats: the full-tour (9 days+1) or the mini-tour (5 days+1). This is a blend of the other tours, and would be an ideal choice for you if this is your first visit to Moldova. You will spend several nights in Chisinau where you have the choice between three-star four-star or five-star accommodation.

The Moldova Discovery Tour combines visits to museums, monasteries, wineries and other unique Moldovan places. The full Tour also features a short-trip to Transnistria (one night in Tiraspol) and a one-day visit of Soroca. After completing the Moldova Discovery Tour, you will have a good overview of the “sufletul moldovenesc”, the Moldovan soul.

 

The Full Moldova Discovery Tour (9 days+1) is scheduled as follows

Day 1


ARRIVAL DAY IN CHISINAU:
Pick-up at the airport and transport by taxi to the hotel. Meeting in a conference room and presentation of the Tour and the website in French and English.
Depending on time, walking tour of Chisinau center (French and English).
Restaurant in Chisinau (optional): Vatra Neamului (traditional Moldovan cuisine).

Day 2


CHISINAU AND CAHUL:
Morning: museums in Chisinau (Natural History, Pushkin) + depending on time (Valea Morilor – park and lake).

Transfer to Cahul + visit of town.
Hotel in Cahul.

Day 3


SOUTH MOLDOVA:
The largest natural lakes in Moldova: Beleu and Manta.
Museum of bread, Valeni.

Museum “Plai Natal” (“Motherland”), Slobozia Mare village.
Transfer to Chisinau and hotel in Chisinau (*** or **** or *****).

Day 4


MONASTERY NOUL NEAMŢ (CHIŢCANI), TIRASPOL & BENDER (TRANSNISTRIA):
Memorial gardens at Bender, where Charles XII of Sweden’s soldiers.

Hotel in Tiraspol (*** or ****).

Day 5


ORHEIUL VECHI & CURCHI MONASTERY (OR TIPOVA):
Morning: Orheiul Vechi, one of the most famous locations in Moldova + guided visit of the Museum Complex “Old Orhei”.

Restaurant (Butuceni): Orheiul Vechi Restaurant “Dor”.
Afternoon: Visit of Curchi Monastery (or Tipova Monastery depending on the weather).
Hotel Chateau Vartely in Orhei (*** or ****).

Day 6


THE OAK-TREE OF STEFAN THE GREAT, SOROCA FORTRESS:
SOROCA MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ETHNOGRAPHY.

Restaurant Golden River & Hotel Central Soroca.
The Restaurant provides sandwiches (picnics) for the following day.

Day 7


VARVAREUNCA, TAUL PARK, BRINZENI AND PADUREA DOMEASCA:
Morning: Varvareuca (geological and archaeological vestiges from the paleontological era) Muzeul Ostaşului Român Memoria, Varvareuca.
Taul Park: In the center of Țaul village there is the largest park in Moldova which was founded in the early 20th century and located around the homestead of the Pommer family. This reserve is the handiwork of the landscape architect I.Vladislav-Padalco recognized by the high society. The park is considered one of the brightest and most successful of his works.

Visit organized by Reginapacis.org
Pic-nic at Pommer Manor or in the park depending on the weather.
Afternoon: Brînzeni and Pădurea Domnească.
Near the Water Mill Reef is “The Water Mill.” It is a very picturesque formation preserved in caves, and at the peak (165 m) are many instruments of Stone Age man. In the Southwest of the village were found remains of material Sculture from the Paleolithic and Neolithic man.
Evening: Florentina Hotel (**** hotel), street Independent.

Day 8


CRICOVA:
Transport to Cricova and visit of wine cellars.

Hotel in Chisinau (*** or **** or *****).

Day 9


Option 1: Milestii Mici – the Largest Wine Collection in the World (all day).

Option 2: Day in Chisinau.
Morning is free with suggestions of museums and noteworthy visits.
Afternoon: Moldovan costumes, traditii nostri.
Hotel in Chisinau (*** or **** or *****).

Day 10


Transfer to Chisinau and departure from Chisinau International Airport.

The Mini Moldova Discovery Tour (5 days+1) is scheduled as follows

Day 1


ARRIVAL DAY IN CHISINAU :
Pick-up at the airport and transport by taxi to the hotel. Meeting in a conference room and presentation of the Tour and the website in French and English.
Restaurant in Chisinau (optional): Vatra Neamului (traditional Moldovan cuisine).

Day 2


CHISINAU AND CAHUL:
Morning: museums in Chisinau (Natural History, Pushkin) + depending on time (Valea Morilor – park and lake).

Transfer to Cahul + visit of town.
Hotel Azalia in Cahul (***).

Day 3


SOUTH MOLDOVA:
The largest natural lakes in Moldova: Beleu and Manta.
Museum of bread, Valeni.
Museum “Plai Natal” (“Motherland”), Slobozia Mare village.

Transfer to Chisinau and hotel in Chisinau (*** or **** or *****).

Day 4


CRICOVA:
Transport to Cricova and visit of wine cellars.

Hotel in Chisinau (*** or **** or *****).

Day 5


ORHEIUL VECHI & CURCHI MONASTERY (OR TIPOVA):
Morning: Orheiul Vechi, one of the most famous locations in Moldova + guided visit of the Museum Complex “Old Orhei”.

Restaurant (Butuceni): Orheiul Vechi Restaurant “Dor”.
Afternoon: Visit of Curchi Monastery (or Tipova Monastery depending on the weather).
Hotel Chateau Vartely in Orhei (****) or Pension Turistica (***).

Day 6


Transfer to Chisinau and departure from Chisinau International Airport.


Prices 

(baseline: *** accomodation type)

Full Moldova Discovery Tour (10 days)= 799E

Mini Moldova Discovery Tour (6 days)= 499E

Consult us for **** or ***** accomodation type

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