A. Pushkin sites

About Tour

The great Russian poet A. Pushkin was exiled to Bessarabia in 1820-1823. The excerpt from the poem "A Ovid" by the Russian poet is engraved on the monument of A. Pushkin in the public park of Chisinau. Exactly from here we will begin your journey to the places where the poet lived and was inspired. These places deserve to be visited not only because the great Pushkin made them famous, but also because in themselves, these sites are unique and deserve your attention.

1 st Day

Discovering Pushkin places in Chisinau

Included highlights:

  • City Tour of Chisinau
    • “The Nativity” Cathedral,
    • Arch of Triumph,
    • City House,
    • Organ Hall,
    • St. Panteleimon Church,
    • The monument of Steven the Great,
    • A. Pushkin bust, and A. Pushkin Hill.
    • Small houses dating from the least 100 years ago,
    • Pushkin House, a unique construction. In the world there are only two such extant houses where the poet lived - in Chisinau, Moldova and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Included meals:

No included meals.

2 nd Day

Discovering the Dolna village and Rally Arbore House

Included highlights:

Today we’ll visit Dolna village located in 55 km from Chisinau. This picturesque place was especially loved and often visited by the Great Russian poet. Here A. Pushkin got acquainted with the culture and traditions of the Moldovan people, and became friends with the family Rally Arbore, being a guest of this family. History says that in this village A. Pushkin met a young and pretty Rom lady Zemfira - the future prototype for the poem “The Roma”. You’ll visit the House and the picturesque meadow of Zemfira.

Included meals:

No meals included.

3 rd Day

Departure

Included highlights:

  • Check-out. Transfer to the airport.

Included meals:

No meals included.

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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.

Victoria, Just a short note to say thank you very much for everything on Sunday. Despite the long and tiring journey caused by the road closure in Ukraine, we thoroughly enjoyed our day, and learned so much about Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine. We particularly enjoyed discovering Tiraspol, as it's such an unusual place and gave us a glimpse of how life was under the former Soviet regime. Because British history is relatively simple, with few invasions and no changes of borders, we struggle to understand the complexities of European history. 

We were very impressed with your understanding - and with your excellent English language skills in explaining it all to us. It certainly brought to life our visit to your country. I hope your journey back home was a little easier than the one to Odessa. Please give our thanks to our driver on the day - I'm afraid we do not recall his name but we appreciated all he did to negotiate the way through the border crossings for us and to get us to Odessa as quickly as he did despite the obstacles. Good luck for future success in your career. If you are ever in England and are able to visit our area, do not hesitate to give us a call. We could show you the historic city of Winchester and the busy port and waterside areas of Portsmouth, which I'm sure you would find interesting. Thanks again for everything.

Dear Natalia, we want to thank you sincerely for your expert and skillful guiding during our trip to Moldova. Our experience in Dumbraveni – as we told you – will prove unforgettable for us always. You have a wonderful way with people which will take you far.