Discover Gagauzia and Manuc Bei Mansion

Gagauzia, populated by a unique Gagauz ethnic minority

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Discover Gagauzia and Manuc Bei Mansion

  • 8/8.5 Hours
  • Hidden gems, Local life,Walking
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Min age: 6
  • Languages offered: English
What to Expect

“Manuc Bey” mansion in Hâncești is a destination that must be found on the map of your trip. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, in 1816, Manuc Bei Mansion is an architectural monument located in the Hâncești district of the Republic of Moldova, which has a rich history. After exploring Manuc Bei Mansion we will continue our tour in a unique place – Gagauzia, populated by a unique Gagauz ethnic minority. What the Turkish speaking population from Bulgaria is doing in Moldova – is a very good question, which can be only understood by visiting this region. Nowadays, Gagauzia is an agricultural region, populated by hard-working and hospitable people, who keep their autonomy and still keep in very good condition their history and traditions. Overall, the tour is about 8 hours 15 minutes and transportation is already included in the total duration. It includes visits to historic and cultural sites of Gagauzia, together with a visit to Manuc Bei Mansion in Hancesti district.


  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission – Manuc Bey
  • Entry/Admission – National Gagauz History and Ethnographic Museum
What’s not included
  • Lunch at Gagauz Sofrasi
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips for driver/guide
Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: 
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Duration: 8/8.5 hours
  • Meeting point: 
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Ending point: 
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Full Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Manuc Bey, Mitropolit Varlaam, 51, Hincesti 3401 Moldova

First, we will visit Manuc Bei Mansion that is located in Hincesti Town at a distance of 36 km from the Chisinau Capital, the tours are guided in Romanian, Russian, English and last 30 minutes. The tourists will discover this Manuc Bei Architectural Historic Complex, visit the Museum of History and Ethnography, the Main Palace, an underground tunnel, the Hunting Castle, they also have a liquor store, where you can buy a bottle of sparkling wine or a wine prepared by Hincesti Winery.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Comrat, Comrat, Gagauzia

After Manuc-Bey we continue our drive to the South – heading to Komrat, the capital of Gagauzia. Visit to the city and the Cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Also we will visit The City Hall with the Lenin monument in front of the building, Memorial Slavy. Well, don’t expect to see big luxury buildings, but interesting Gagauz history and cultural spots are guaranteed.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Gagauz History and Ethnographic Museum, Lenin st., 110, Besalma 3811 Moldova

The National Museum of History and Ethnography of Gagauz in the village of Balsalma is a real foray into the colorful wedding ceremonies, customs and traditions of the Gagauz people. The tour will continue with Avdarma village (cultural and spiritual center of Gagauzia).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Congaz, Congaz, Gagauzia

After Besalma we will go to Congaz village, where we will visit the church “The Holy Trinity”

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Congaz, Congaz, Gagauzia

Travellers will get a traditional lunch in “Gagauz Sofrasi” complex, where they will discover ethnic-modern design of the complex, which includes elements of traditional decor. The wedding museum, a terrace and a restaurant, the cellar with homemade marinades on the territory, convey the spirit and the true atmosphere of the traditional Gagauz culture. From Congaz we will continue our road to Chisinau.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes



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 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?

The meeting point will be clearly indicated with a map on your tour voucher.