On this tailor-made tour in Moldova discover Chisinau, a city more reminiscent of a provincial town with its wonderful selection of museums, a fabulous opera house and plenty of excellent restaurants offering one of Moldova’s national treasures – its wine. In Ukraine, head to the bustling seaport of Odessa, where cobblestone boulevards line the coast and complete the journey in the cosmopolitan city of Kyiv, where striking golden domes dominate the skyline.
This itinerary leaves you free to spend the days as you wish. However, we can pre-book several excursions in both Moldova and Ukraine. Speak to a Regent Travel Specialist for more details.
Take a private transfer to the coastal city of Odessa. On arrival, check in to the hotel for four nights. If local conditions permit, a tour of Tiraspol, Moldova’s second largest city and capital of Transdniestr will be included en-route. (B)
On the shores of the Black Sea is the popular tourist hotspot – Arkadia Beach. Here you can relax or enjoy the many entertainment options along the promenade. To escape then crowds, visit picturesque Shevchenko Park and historic Vorontsov’s Palace which offers superb views of the sparkling Black Sea. (B)
Enjoy a stroll along Deribasivs’ka Street with its buildings, monuments, shops, restaurants and bars, and walk to the sea down Potemkin Steps - the city’s giant stairway. For those not wanting to climb back up to the top, take the funicular which runs parallel. (B)
Spend the day at leisure exploring Odessa or opt for an optional excursion. (B)
To upgrade to 4-star Hotels per person twin-share £1645. Single room supplement £645
It is no longer rquired to declare money on entry to Moldova. We recommend the Orheiul Vechi excursion from Chisinau. We went with the same guide (Natasha) who took us to Tiraspol. She was very informative and nice. Chisinau is not geared up for tourists (to put it midly) and it can be hard to find somewhere to eat. There is a cluster of restaurants at the end of 31 Aug 1989 Street, near the central parks. We particularly liked the Hotel Bristol in Yalta, which as located near the promenade - very pleasant and nice food.