Day 1: Chisinau. Meeting at the airport. Transferring and putting up at the hotel. Excursion + guide – the panoramic tour of Chisinau - walking tour of the city, visiting key sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, the cathedral, and the Moldovan Parliament. Returning to the hotel.
Day 2: Excursion at the Capriana Monastery - one of the oldest and beautiful monuments in the Republic of Moldova, the cradle of the Moldovan literature, music and architecture! After the Monastery we will visit the largest wine “city” Milestii Mici - Over 50 km of the underground galleries are transformed into wine warehouses in the Milestii Mici Village. Excursion includes transport, guide, wine-tasting (4 collection, 3 superior quality wines, a souvenir and lunch with national moldavian food.
Day 3: Excursion at the Curchi Monastery - one of the most important architectural monuments of Basarabia. After the Monastery we will visit the ancient city "Old Orhei" - a unique natural and historical complex in the open air. The breathtaking visit to the cradle of civilization – Orheiul Vechi is followed by a stay at the rural pension “Casa din Lunca” situated in the Trebujeni village.
We stop at a typical Moldavian family so as to learn at least a tiny part of the vast whole of Moldavian customs and traditions. We will definitely not leave the place, until we taste the remarkable Moldavian chicken soup called “zeama with taitei”, as well as another traditional dish “sarmale in foi de vita de vie” and vegetables collected directly from the garden. You will also have the pension’s special dish – fresh warm pies “placinte” served along with the delicious home-made red wine just taken out of the barrel.
Day 4: Excursion to Transnistria - Tiraspol and Bender city. Feel the atmosphere of this disputed territory which always has been a battlefield between the major powers of the region. The buildings of the Soviets, the monument of Suvorov and Vladimir Ilich Lenin. The city seems to be behind the times. At the same time, it is full of contrasts. One of them is the football complex “Sheriff” – a remarkable impressive building, a pearl of the modern architecture.
Day 5: Free day (shopping, souvenirs). Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
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