This 5-day tour takes you along a wine chateaux route in Moldova giving you a unique experience whilst enjoying wine tastings and delicious traditional food.
Day 1: After your arrival at Chisinau International Airport you will have enjoy a tour of the city to discover its history and culture. You will visit the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Arch of Triumph and the Monument of Stephen the Great.
After the city tour, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Chisinau and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: In the morning, you will travel to Hincesti where you will visit the Manuc-Bei Manor that now houses the Museum of History and Local History. The actual house is a real castle in the French style, with a winter garden, guard towers and a park. The Manor House Museum includes a collection that now numbers more than 20,000 artifacts, and the most valuable is the collection of Moldovan national costumes and textiles.
Next you will visit Château Cojusna winery in Cojusna village. Tour the complex and discover the underground streets and the tasting rooms, and climb to the roof of the château to see the panorama of Cojusna village and the vineyards. The wines produced in Cojusna can be tasted in two special rooms, one of them with the atmosphere of a Medieval Moldovan cellar and the other in an European classic style. The visit will end with a fabulous lunch at the winery.
Then you will visit Château Vartely winery in Orhei town, a modern complex which comprises 4 hotel-type houses, 2 restaurants, 3 tasting rooms, and a huge inner yard. In the cellars and then in tasting rooms you will be acquainted with the particularities of Château Vartely wines and learn how they are made, kept and served. Taste some of their wines, enjoy dinner and spend the night at the winery.
Day 3: In the morning, visit the family-run Et Cetera winery and enjoy a wine tasting with the owner who will teach you about the methods of wine production and maturation. The tasting will be followed by a delicious lunch prepared from products of the region and Crocmaz village.
The trip will continue to Château Purcari winery in Purcari village. The old mansion’s galleries feature great collections of Purcari wines, some bottles dating back to 1948. The winery is famous all over the world due to the legendary wine “Negru de Purcari”, the elixir that in 1878 was highly appreciated on the international arena by being awarded the gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition. In the tasting room, decorated in royal style, you will taste Purcari wines, including “Negru de Purcari”. Enjoy dinner at their restaurant which serves both Moldovan and international cuisine, and spend the night at the winery.
Day 4: In the morning you will travel to Transnistria. While in Tiraspol, you will discover a real treasure, the Aquatir Sturgeon Complex, one of the largest hatcheries in Europe. Here you will taste one of the world's most expensive culinary delights, caviar.
Lunch will be at a restaurant in Tiraspol, before a visit at Castel Mimi winery, in Bulboaca village. Castel Mimi is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. The story of the castle begins at the end of 1893, when Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Bessarabia, plants the first grape vines on the place that would become legend over the years. Here, you will taste Castel Mimi wines, including Rosu de Bulboaca wine, an incomparable wine with outstanding features and elegant flavor.
Dinner will be served at Castel Mimi restaurant and will culminate with “baba neagra”, a local desert garnished with vanilla. You will spend the night at the winery.
Day 5: You will be transferred from Castel Mimi winery to Chisinau International Airport.
- 4-nights accommodation with breakfast
- Lunches and dinners
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Tastings of 2 types of caviar at Aquatir Sturgeon Complex
- Visits and tastings at 5 wineries
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
If cancelled up to 30 days before arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled between 30-15 days before arrival, 50% will be charged.
If cancelled between 14-1 days before arrival or in case of no-show, 100% will be charged.