From  £1695
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit Milestii Mici Winery home to largest wine cellar
  • Explore Transdniestr, a self-proclaimed independent replublic
  • Moldovan wine tasting with a local sommelier
  • See iconic landmarks in Chisinau
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Highlights of Moldova Group Tour

7 Day Tour, from £1695 per person

This seven day small group tour takes you on an adventure through Moldova, learning about its rich culture, history and renowned winemaking heritage. Stay in the capital city of Chisinau and explore its wide boulevards and iconic landmarks such as the parliament building and Central Cathedral. A highlight of this tour takes you to Milestii Mici Winery, home to the world's largest wine cellar. In Gagauzia, visit the National Gagauz History and Ethnographic Museum and hear about this ethnic group from meetings with locals. Indulge in wine-tasting at Crama Mircești   and Castle Mimi Vineyards. Explore Soroca's medieval fortress and the unique Orheiul Vechi cave monastery, as well as the Soviet intrigues of the self-proclaimed republic of Transdniestr.

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO CHISINAU
Central Park

On arrival transfer to the hotel and check in for 3 nights.

Accommodation
Hotel Bristol Central Park
DAY 2
CHISINAU
Chisinau

Embark upon a morning walking tour of Moldova's capital. Discover shops and restaurants lining Chisinau's main street, Stefan cel Mare, stop at Central Cathedral, admire the Parliament building, and spend time in Stefan cel Mare Park, where granite sculptures of Romanian literary figures can be found along the Alley of the Classics. This afternoon visit Milestii Mici winery, renowned for holding the title of the world's largest wine cellar. Head back to the city for a special dinner in a wine shop. Here, taste 5 different Moldovan wines with a local sommelier. (B,D)

Accommodation
Hotel Bristol Central Park
DAY 3
GAGUAZIA
Gaguazia region

Drive to the south  and explore the Gagauzia region. An area of three towns and more than 20 villages scattered throughout the three districts of Comrat, Ceadir-Lunga and Vulcanesti. Meet the director  of the National Gagauz History and Ethnographic Museum. whose late father founded the museum in 1966. She tells the story of the museum with anecdotes of her father's life. Visit a collective farm and enjoy a traditional lunch with local wine. In the afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital Gagauzia-Comrat. Late afternoon, return to Chisinau. (B,L)

 

 

Accommodation
Hotel Bristol Central Park
DAY 4
CHISINAU TO MIRCESTI
Frumoasa Monastery, Moldova

This morning visit Frumoasa Monastery, showcasing remarkable architectural elements of  Moldovan style.Continue to Casa Parinteasca Crafts Centre, located in the village of Palanca and meet Tatian Pope, who is the heart of this rural community. Enjoy some delicious jam and tea made from the flowers in the garden. Continue to Crama Mircesti, a renowned winery celebrated for its modern approach to wine production. Overnight in the winery's 13-room guesthouse. (B,D)

 

 

Accommodation
Crama Mircesti Winery Guesthouse
DAY 5
MIRCESTI TO ORHEIUL VECHI
Orheiul Vechi

This morning travel to the city of Soroca, located on the Nistru River. Visit the medieval fortress which played a key role in defending the country from the Turks, and discover the Candle of Gratitude monument which was built to commemorate those who have created and preserved the national culture of Moldova. Continue to one of Moldova's most famous and impressive sights - Orheiul Vechi. This unique 13th century cave monastery, created by Orthodox monks was carved into a limestone cliff. Accommodation and dinner is at Eco Resort Butuceni. (B,D)

Accommodation
Eco Resort Butuceni
DAY 6
TRANSDNIESTR
House of Soviets, Tiraspol

Today visit the capital of Transdniestr, a self-proclaimed independent republic with its own currency, police force and border guards. Located 40 miles southeast of Chisinau in the Nistru Valley, Tiraspol is considered to be a living museum of Soviet culture. Whilst here, visit the Historical Museum on a sighseeing tour of Tiraspol. On the way back to Moldova stop off at Bender Fortress, also known as Tighina Fortress. This evening enjoy dinner at Castle Mimi in the village of Bulboaca and enjoy an excursion around the castle with some wine-tasting. Transfer back to Chisinau for overnight. (B,D)

Accommodation
Hotel Bristol Central Park
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
Chisinau

Free morning to explore Chisinau by yourself, perhaps pick up a souvenir or two before mid-afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

 

 

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £1695 per person
(Single person supplement + £295)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Moldova
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing with English-speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Tour Route Map


  1. Moldova, Chisinau
  2. Moldova, Gagauzia
  3. Moldova, Orhei Vechi
  4. Moldova, Tiraspol
  5. Moldova, Chisinau

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Bristol Central Park
Hotel Bristol Central Park
Hotel Bristol Central Park This four-star hotel has become one of our favourite hotel in Chisinau. Centrally located in the heart of the city close by the Cathedral park and within walking......
Crama Mircesti Winery Guesthouse
Crama Mircesti Winery Guesthouse
Crama Mircesti Winery Guesthouse In 2020, Crama Mircesti Winery opened their guesthouse. Poised on 15 sprawling hectares of land, they proudly stand as one......
Eco Resort Butuceni
Eco Resort Butuceni
Eco Resort Butuceni The Butuceni Eco Resort, situated 47 kilometres from Chişinău, offers breathtaking views of the Orhei Vechi monastery and the rocky banks of the Raut River. The hotel boasts 19......

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