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Iasi: Cricova Winery, Chisinau City Tour and Capriana

Product ID: 59621
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Enjoy a day tour from Iasi to Chisinau to discover a range of natural, cultural, religious and architectural attractions.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

In front of the hotel
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day tour from Iasi to Chisinau, the Moldavian capital
  • Visit Capriana Monastery
  • Get to know the steps to wine tasting and try great wines
Full description
In the morning the tour guide will pick you up and your day trip in the Moldavian capital, Chisinau, will begin. On the way, you will discover the history of one of Moldova’s most beautiful monasteries.

For a long time, the Capriana Monastery was the residence of the Metropolitan of Moldova and it was patronized by many Rulers of Moldova including Stefan the Great. Chisinau was first documented in 1420, but most of it was leveled in WWII and by a tragic earthquake that struck in 1940. They started rebuilding the city in 1950 in Soviet-style, and both the center and outskirts are dominated by utilitarian high-rise buildings.

On the tour, you will discover Chisinau’s main attractions: their own Arc de Triomphe, the 1841 Holy Gates at the center of the city and we will stroll through one of the city’s parks and learn about Prince Stefan, the noble symbol of Moldova’s medieval past.

Next on the itinerary is Cricova Winery, situated at a depth of 50-80 meters, representing a real underground city. The Moldavian cellars where Vladimir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them. You will also find Herman Goering’s private collection, taken by the Red Army from Berlin in 1945. Considered to be the pearl of Moldovan winemaking, Cricova is the founder of production of high-quality elite wines. The influence of Ancient Greece and the Roman period is reflected in the reliefs you will discover inside the winery. In this unique place, you will have to opportunity to discover the steps to wine tasting and try a selection of the great range of wines. Optionally, you may choose to enjoy a delicious lunch in this fantastic place.

Afterward, you will be transferred back to Iasi.
Includes
  • Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus or coach
  • Travel guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine tasting
  • Bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (approx. 12 EUR / person)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users