The Incredible Wine Country of Moldova
Travel Dates: September, 2019
To reserve your spot on this tour please contact Gillian@tyw.ca / 780-739-2245
Applications with deposit payment will be accepted on a priority basis
Stunning landscapes, 800-year old monastery caves, legendary vineyards, fortresses and castles. A unique culture seeping with history and traditions, all wrapped up with world class wineries and delicious cuisine.
Moldova offers you incredible memories to last a lifetime.
Chisinau, Cricova, Puhoi, Clisova Noua, Orhei, Soroca, Butuceni, Old Orhei, Branesti, Nicolaeuca, Curchi, Bulboaca & Purcari
Day 1 – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (International flight)
Meet TYW at the EIA for your departure to Moldova.
Day 2 – Thursday, September 5, 2019 (Chișinău)
Bine ati venit! Welcome to Moldova! Check in at the Jolly Alon hotel in Chișinău. Welcome dinner at the Wine & Shop bar “Carpe Diem”. Short introduction into the wine industry of the Republic of Moldova followed by wine tasting (7 types) . (D)
Day 3 – Friday, September 6, 2019 (Chisinau / Cricova / Puhoi)
Breakfast at Jolly Alon hotel, next, experience a panoramic tour around Chisinau. Visit the liqueur and vodka production factory “Renaissance Perfect”. Later transfer to Puhoi for a guided tour and dinner at Asconi Winery. (B, D)
Day 4 – Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Chisinau / Cricova)
Visit the National Art Museum in Chisinau, followed by the Cricova Must Fest. (B, L)
Day 5 – Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Chișinău / Clisova Noua / Orhei / Soroca)
After breakfast transfer to Clisova Noua, Orhei to visit the traditional craft’s complex “Rustic Art”. Tour Soroca city, including the Soroca Medieval Fortress and the Candle of Gratitude Monument. Transfer to Orhei and check-in to Chateau Vartely. Visit the wine factory and enjoy the tastings of 5 different wines. Overnight in Orhei. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Monday, September 9, 2019 (Orhei / Butuceni / Old Orhei / Branesti)
Transfer to Butuceni. Enjoy a visit of the museum complex “Old Orhei”. Onward to Branesti for an excursion to the underground kingdom of “Pivnitele din Branesti”. Later you will enjoy lunch and wine tastings including Marsala and Madeira. (B, L)
Day 7 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ( Orhei / Nicolaeuca / Curchi / Bulboaca / Purcari)
Transfer to Nicolaeuca to visit the home of Mr. Andrei Tihon, a woodmaker and the creator of the “bucium”, Moldova’s traditional musical instrument. Next up ~ Curchi to see the Curchi Monastery and to experience a special thematic excursion program, “Monastic Wine & Ritual Bread”. Transfer to Bulboaca for an excursion, wine tasting and dinner at the Castel Mimi. Overnight in Purcari. (B, L, D)
Day 8 – Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (Purcari)
Breakfast at the Purcari Winery, followed by free time. Lunch will be prepared and served by the Purcari Winery. They will then treat you to a winery tour and tasting. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – Thursday, September 12, 2019 (Purcari/ Crocmaz)
You’ll enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the Purcari Winery and a bit more free time this morning. Transfer to Crocmaz to visit the local Ethnography Museum, EtCetera Winery and enjoy a wine tasting with lunch. Return to Purcari to enjoy free time relaxing or discovering this area on your own. (B, L)
Day 10 – Friday, September 13, 2019 (Purcari / Hagimus / Causeni / Chisinau)
You will start your day Breakfast at the Purcari Winery and hotel check out. After we will visit the Hagimus, Causeni region. Enjoy an excursion and wine tasting with lunch at Gogu Winery. Transfer to Chisinau where you will spend the night. (B, L)
Day 11 – Saturday, September 14, 2019 (Chisinau / Hancesti / Milestii Mici / Ulmu)
We’ll start today in Hancesti visiting the Manuc Bey Castle. Then off to Milestii Mici to tour underground caves that house the largest collection of wine in the world. Ulmu is next, for a tour of the Poaina Ulmu Winery and we’ll also experience their wine tasting and dinner offerings. Return to Chisinau for your final overnight in Moldova. (B, D)
Day 12 – Sunday, September 15, 2019 (Chisinau / Depart for home)
After breakfast transfer to Chisinau International Airport and board your International flight to Canada. (B)
Your adventures in Moldova include:
- All accommodations in ___* accommodations
- All breakfasts, __ lunches and __ dinners
- All private transfers by coach
- English speaking professional and licensed guides
- You private TYW full time tour director
- Entrance fees to:
- International air and air taxes
- Travel Insurance (mandatory)
- All gratuities
- Meals and beverages not mentioned in your itinerary
- Travel Visas (if applicable)
Countries visiting: Moldova & Romania
Vaccinations: No *We recommend you have all vaccinations up to date
Luggage allowance: Please review your airlines regulations.
Based on a land only price, without air reservations
Based on 14+ participants in twin accommodations
Based on Moldova land rates of 2018
Single Supplement: TBA
Important Notes: This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made. Availability of all services is guaranteed upon confirmation of first deposit.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and hotel availability and the number of travelling participants. Therefore, quoted rates might change accordingly.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in this itinerary but is mandatory for all Travel Your World organized tours. Medical Coverage, Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance is highly recommended.