Music Festival in Moldova - Martisor

About Tour

Spring is the most expected season in Moldova. Coming of the spring is accompanied by celebration - “Martisor”. This celebration starts on March,1 when people give to each other little red & white mascots. The name of martisor derives from “Martie”, translated as “March” from Romanian.

People put these little mascots to their clothes for the whole month. On the 31st of March the martisors are taken away and tied to the blossoming fruit trees. Martisors are believed to bring happiness and success for the whole year. Moldova celebrates Martisor annually not only by wearing those little mascots but also by the international music festival “Martisor” held during 01-10 March.

1 st Day

The festival opening

March 01 st , 2019

Included highlights:

  • Meet your local guide and driver at the airport of Chisinau.
  • Check-in.
  • Visit to the Museum of Natural History and Ethnography,
  • The Central Park and the Alley of Moldovan literature classics,
  • The monument of Steven the Great and Saint,
  • Great National Assembly Square,
  • The Triumph Arch,
  • The “Nativity” Cathedral,
  • The Organ Hall,
  • The Market of souvenirs, etc.
  • The great opening of the International Music Festival “Martisor”.

Optional highlights:

  • Lunch/dinner in the local restaurant specialized in traditional Moldovan cuisine.

Included meals:
  • Lunch or dinner
2 nd Day

The 2nd day of the International Music Festival “Martisor”

March 02 nd , 2019

Included highlights:

  • Visit Orheiul Vechi (Cave Monastery) which is "arguably Moldova's most fantastic sight".
  • See an Orthodox cave monastery called “St. Maria Dormata” expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries ago and preserved in a functional state. You’ll have excursion about this fascinating complex
  • Visit the Curchi monastery, the real pearl of our religious life. Here you’ll see some churches, and the “Virgin’s Assumption” Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
  • Return to Chisinau.
  • In the evening - the 2nd day of the International Music Festival “Martisor”.

Optional highlights:

  • Have lunch with folk program in the Moldovan family’ pension located in the neighborhood village.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
3 rd Day

The 3rd day of the International Music Festival “Martisor”

March 03 rd , 2019

Included highlights:

  • Start to Purcari winery, located in the South-Eastern part of Moldova. You’ll be impressed by the combination of the chateau’s royal-like interiors and HI-Tech.
  • Excursion, wine tasting and lunch.
  • Return to Chisinau.
  • In the evening - the 3rd day of the International Music Festival “Martisor”.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch

What People Say

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If you go to Moldova, for tourism or for business, you can't do it without Cristina. She knows the country perfectly, its history, its culture, its traditions... And she knows all its places: monasteries, churches, villages. Plus it speaks perfect Russian, Romanian and Italian and will let you communicate with all the people you meet.

Thanks, Cristina, for making this trip beautiful and unforgettable.

I could give her at least fifteen stars... Cristina is an exemplary guide, makes you know Moldova like no one ever. On a par if not better than those who work in destinations definitely more popular. Experience to be done without any doubt.

We are an Italian family of 4 people and we did an 8-day tour in Moldavia from 28.03 to 03.04.2018 organized by the Ways Travel agency of Chisinau, known by us at the B.I.T. from Milan.

We had a very positive experience, both for the organization, for the guide, the driver with his means of transport, the places visited, the food, the wines we have tasted on many occasions in the many wineries that Moldova offers and for people always friendly and helpful.

A special mention for our dear Italian speaking guide: Cristina, not only for her professionalism and excellent Italian, but mostly for the reception reserved for us, treating us as people of her family, always trying to meet our needs without never save yourself. We are happy to have been entrusted to a serious and professional agency.