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Best of Moldova: Cricova Winery & Old Orhei Tour including Curchi Monastery

Visit one of the oldest wineries in Moldover

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Best of Moldova: Cricova Winery & Old Orhei Tour including Curchi Monastery

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  • 7 Hours
  • Cricova Winery, Old Orhei
  • Hotel pickup and drop off is offered
  • Min age: 18
  • Languages offered: English

What is Included

    • Private transportation
    • Wine tasting
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional Guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission – Manastirea Curchi
    • Entry/Admission – Old Orhei Archeological Complex
    • Entry/Admission – Cricova Winery
    • Entry/Admission – Old Orhei
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    What’s not included
     
    • Lunch at Old Orhei
    • Souvenirs
    • Tips for driver/guide
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What to Expect

Visit one of the oldest wineries in Moldover and discover rich cultural heritage on this full day tour. Discover wine cellars set in a unique underground city, with a vast labyrinth of streets. Visit the Old Orhei reservation and the beautiful Curchi Monastery; must-see sites for history lovers. Taste the excellent wines and enjoy a local lunch at an ethnic village (lunch not included).

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: 10am from your hotel
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Our guide will meet you at your hotel
  • Ending point:  Our Guide will return you to your hotel
  • 45 minutes drive to Cricova 
  • 2 hours excursion in the wine cellar: the underground streets; The maturing section; Sparkling wine production section; National collection and “Tasting Halls”;  3 types of wines; Nuts, biscuits, water.
  • 1 hour drive to Old Orhei
  • 1 hour exploration of the site
  • 1 hour for relaxing lunch/dinner (extra cost)
  • 1 hour drive back to Chisinau/hotel 
Itinerary

Full Itinerary

This is a private tour for yourself or private party

 

Itinerary

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Stop At: Cricova Winery, Strada Petru Ungureanu 1 Strada Chișinăului 124, Cricova 2084 Moldova

Cricova Winery is the most luxury and one of the biggest underground wine cellars in the world. Sounds good right?

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Old Orhei, Orhei Moldova

One of the most popular places of interest in Moldova is a touristic zone called Old Orhei(Orheiul Vechi), which is situated on the Raut River (Răut Rău). It is a nation’s patrimony, which is located about 60 km away from the capital city Chisinau, among three villages: Butuceni, Morovaia and Trebujeni. Orhei Vechi is an archaeological and historical complex, which consists of two moderate but very old museums, ancient rocky church and also several private old-fashioned hotels in a very traditional style, located in villages Butucheni and Trebujeni. Old Orhei is an exceptionally quiet and delightful place with impressive landscapes and huge historical background which bring the tourists to discover Moldova’s ancient roots.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Butuceni, Butuceni, Transnistria

Butuceni Eco Resort is located in a picturesque place that fascinates with its beauty. It is a rocky area with endless green areas on the river Raut. Butuceni village is located 47 km from Chisinau and 18 Km from Orhei. The householders of Eco Resort Butuceni had set an objective that whoever would pass in their house to fell as good as an Moldovan feels at mother’s home. The “lejanca” – bed with clay walls that is heated with fire from the inside, with tasty “placinta”-homemade pie and homemade wine will make a special impression that may be never forgotten. The householders are also proud to present their house farm, with a large variety of animals and birds. From the farm you can make your child happy with a trip on the pony or horse. enjoying the landscapes of Butuceni. Here you can taste the fruits and vegetables which are grown in the orchard of the Eco Resort Butuceni.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Manastirea Curchi, Orhei 3524 Moldova

The complex of the Curchi monastery is located in one of the most amazing places in the center of Moldova, in the vicinity of the village of Buzesti. It is located on two terraces and is surrounded by a stone wall with several corner towers.The ensemble of the monastery consists of two churches – the summer Svyatodmitriyevskaya, built at the expense of Iordace Curchi, and the winter Christmas of Our Lady, built later, at the beginning of the XIX century. Of particular interest is the winter church erected in 1810. With its construction, the architects turned to the best traditions of classicism, applying in parallel some baroque techniques. In addition, the structure of the monastic architectural ensemble included nine buildings with cells and the abbot’s quarters of the structure of the beginning of the 20th century, a garden and a small stone pool. Previously, a hotel, school and orphanage operated at the monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

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I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

There is no single supplement surcharge for single travellers as this is a private tour. The more travelers in your private group the bigger the discount for the private tour.

What is cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellations for set tours and made more than 24 hours prior to travel receive a full refund.
  2. Cancellations for set tours made 24 hours or less prior to travel require the traveller to pay for the tour in full, and no refund will be issued.

 

   

     Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:

  • 60+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 59 – 31 days to departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 days and under to departure – 100% cancellation fee

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.

We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.

How do I find the tour start meeting point?

Our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby