WINE Festival STORY

About Tour

An old tradition got its formal recognition: when the wine fermentation process is over, the wine producers invite everyone to appreciate the quality and taste of the new wine. It is a great opportunity to try different types of wine, enjoy barbeque, meet people, and to get an unforgettable Moldovan experience. Folk music and dance events are planned in an open-air area, and participants can even engage in the traditional dance “hora”, a group dance symbolizing unity.

Nearly 100 wineries, thousands of visitors, including tourists from all around the world gather on this day in the central square of Chisinau. Remember - Wine Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover Moldova.

1 st Day

Arrival in Moldova: Introduction

October 05 st , 2018

Included highlights:

  • City tour about the capital of Moldova – Chisinau (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)
  • Special dinner in a local wine bar specialized in promoting quality Moldovan wines produced by small producers. This will be just the introduction to your WINE STORY.
  • Accommodation in a 4* Hotel

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

Rising action

October 06 nd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Wine Festival (The Parade of wine-makers, the Fair of Wine, Public and Professional wine tastings, etc. )
  • Cricova, which is a real underground wine city

Optional highlights:

  • visit to Milestii Mici Winery, mentioned in the Guinness Records Book.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
3 rd Day

Discovering Transnistria: Climax

October 07 rd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Bender Fortress
  • Museum of Bender Tragedy
  • a light lunch accompanied with a brandy tasting at “Kvint” factory. This distillery is one of the oldest Moldovan enterprises established in 1897.
  • City tour of Tiraspol
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Tiraspol.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
4 th Day

Falling action

October 08 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Noul Neamt Monastery
  • Purcari winery: you’ll be impressed by the combination of the chateau’s royal-like interiors and HI-Tech. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch.
  • Vineyards of ’Et Cetera‘, planted in 2003 in the village of Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, a unique micro-zone, ideal by its climatic condition for growing best vineyards. Dinner in Et Cetera.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Resolution

October 09 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Cheese tasting at Popeasca farm. This is one of the first few registered cheese trademarks made organically in Moldova.
  • The Castle Mimi, which is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in the castle.
  • Arrival in Chisinau. Accommodation to a 4* Hotel.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
6 th Day

Departure

October 10 th , 2018

Included highlights:

Check-out. Transfer to the airport with your guide.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Dear Sirs! Upon a recent visit to Chisinau in Moldova, i required the assistance of a local guide, as my knowledge of the country was very limited. My guide was a young lady by the name of Ms. Natalia Cojuhari, i wish to place on record that her skills as a guide were quite unparalleled. 

The qualities that i look for in a guide, local knowledge, helpfulness, and a person’s overall ability to ensure the group they are responsible for, find out as much about the area they are visiting as possible. I believe that Ms. Cojuhari fulfilled all these requirements, along with her overall friendly demeanor, i believe makes her a first class tour guide.

Cristina,

Thanks for providing a wonderful holiday. Your knowledge of your country and languages is incredible. I have enjoyed every minute! Best wishes to you and your family, Bob.

What a wonderful holiday. Everything was well organised and went well.

The guide, Cristina, was excellent, good English and very knowledgeable and keen that we should see every cultural and characteristic aspect of Moldova.

The visit to the Roma "family" was fascinating-not a "family" visit but a meeting with the Roma head of family in his huge house ornate and wealthy and we had a delicious home make cherry juice and had a question and answer session with him. He,Robert, is a relative of the Roma king; This was very informative as I am very interested in everyone and everything but tourists need to be interested in the Roma people and way of life otherwise input wouldn't be so fascinating!!

The visit to the "old believers" village was just great-tea from a samovar and cakes and a very pleasant woman the librarian and museum custodian.

In Gaugazia we met the Museum curator and again a fascinating insight into Gaugazian history.

Much of our enjoyment and insights was enhances by Cristina who translated everything so well.

The visits to the wineries were an eye opener and the wine tasting too. I recommend tourists who go to the Cricova winery to to wear warm clothes and a scarf as we go deep down into the underground "city" to see the stored wine.

We loved the food (and all the wine).