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.

What People Say

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Hi, Natalia.

This weekend I made some order in my holyday pictures. There I found your card, and therefore I hereby sent you the best greetings from Greenland with my thanks for Your guidance during my stay in Moldova late September. It was a great experience for me to visit your country, of which I got a good impression even if I only had a few days there.

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.

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).