Wines of Moldova and Romania Group Tour

About Tour

Wine is part of this nation’s culture and if someone came to Romania and would not taste our wines, it would be like looking at a church from the outside and not going inside! During this tour you will meet, feel and taste the wines of the most famous wine regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which was split in two parts after World War II, one is the Romanian region of Moldova, the other one being the Old Bessarabia, nowadays known as the Republic of Moldova. But both regions are linked through their famous and good wines! We will start this adventure with a Moldovan wines tasting.

1 st Day

Arrival in Bucharest

September 27 st , 2021

Included highlights:

  • a short City Tour
  • dinner accompanied by a tasting of Romanian wines and presentation about vineyards
  • the chance to talk to a professional sommelier

Included meals:
  • Welcome dinner
2 nd Day

Discovering Carpathians

September 28 nd , 2021

Included highlights:

  • Peles Castle in Sinaia (the summer residence of the Romanian kings, at the foot of the high Carpathians).
  • Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting in the Rhein & Azuga Cellars, recognized between the two World Wars as “The Supplier of the Royal Court of Romania”.
  • Dracula’s Castle in Bran
  • Brasov and accommodation at a 4* hotel located in the downtown

Included meals:
  • Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting
3 rd Day

Discovering Sighisoara

September 29 rd , 2021

Included highlights:

  • Fagaras fortress,
  • Cincusor, Cincu and Agnita Fortified Churches,
  • Special lunch in Fagaras, where we will taste Romanian dishes made after old traditional recipes,
  • city tour of Sighisoara (the Clock Tower built in the XIV century, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) House, the Wooden Covered Staircase, the Hill Church, etc),
  • Accommodation at Hotel Cavalerul 4*.

4 th Day

Discovering Eastern Carpathian Mountains

September 30 th , 2021

Included highlights:

  • the impressive sheer limestone walls of the Bicaz Gorges
  • City tour of Iasi and visit of the the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Culture Palace, the Golia Monastery, the Trei Ierarhi Church, etc.

5 th Day

Departure to Republic of Moldova

October 01 th , 2021

Included highlights:

  • Soroca town known for its sizable Roma minority,
  • Soroca Fortress built in the Middle Ages
  • Roma’ district of Soroca, famous for its “posh” palaces,
  • visit a local family in order to get familiarized with the Roma way of life,
  • Japca Monastery, known as the only monastery in Moldova that was not closed during the Soviet Period.
  • Tipova monastery, one of the most visited sites located on a rocky bank of the Dniester River

6 th Day

Enjoying Wine Festival

October 02 th , 2021

Included highlights:

  • Branesti Winery, visit the wine complex and have a wine tasting,
  • special lunch in a peasant house
  • visit to Old Orhei – a museum complex that presents the remains of different civilizations
  • an Orthodox cave monastery
  • visit and taste the wines of one of the biggest underground wine cities in Europe – “Cricova”
  • city tour of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, during which we will also enjoy the Wine Festival.
  • special dinner in “Carpe Diem”, the best wine restaurant in Moldova.
  • accommodation in 4* Hotel Flowers in downtown Chisinau

Optional highlights:

  • Chisinau by hight

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

Wine Festival at Asconi, Chateau Purcari and Et Cetera Winery

October 03 th , 2021

Included highlights:

  • Wine Festival at Asconi Winery
  • Purcari Winery
  • Et Cetera Winery
  • Special wine tasting, dinner and accommodation at Et Cetera.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Special wine tasting and dinner
8 th Day

Discovering Transnistria

October 04 th , 2021

Included highlights:

  • City tour of Tiraspol (the capital of Transnistria),
  • excursion and tasting different types of caviar in a local sturgeon complex
  • transfer to airport/Bucharest and departure home

Optional highlights:

  • if time allows, we will visit the museum dedicated to the Transnistrian conflict.

Included meals:
  • breakfast

What People Say

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During my recent holiday to Moldova, I was lucky enough to have Miss Victoria Odobescu as a guide and driver on two occasions.  One day we went to Orheiul Vechi, and another to Soroca, the XV fort guarding the Dnistre river crossing.  Miss Odobescu speaks very good colloquial English, her range is wide and is a confident and safe driver.  Victoria, was exceptionally well-informed about the history, culture, and people of Moldova. In addition, she was very sensitive to my needs and wants. I highly recommend the services provided by Victoria Odobescu. I am sure she will have success in her career in Tourism. 

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.

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).