Chisinau "A Flower Made of Stone"


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City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), Romanian (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Best sights of Chisinau

Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, is a city with the population of 700 000 people. It has a small historic part, but is widespread onto the hills where residential areas were built that surround downtown. You will discover that the city was severely bombed during WWII, but rebuilt by the Soviet authorities afterwards. First part of this tour is a walking one so you will be able to see all the major sites located next to one another, to visit History Museum and also enjoy walks through two parks. Founded 580 years ago the city was mainly developed in Russian times, when Moldova was under the Russian rule starting from 1812 to 1918 when it changed hands becoming part of the Great Romania till 1940 and then part of the USSR. All the major historic sites were constructed in the 19-th century (all of them from the local white limestone creating an image of the city as "A Stone Flower") reflecting the period of history known as Imperial. Second part is done in the car to see the rest of the city.


The National Cathedral, The Bell Tower, The Arch of Triumph, The Monument to Steven the Great, The Alley of Classical Poets, The Bust of Pushkin, The Transfiguration Church, The Parliament, The President's Palace, The City Hall, The Souvenir market, The Greek Church, The National History Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, ex-Water Tower, State University, WWII Memorial, The Cuflea Monastery etc.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This tour starts at your hotel or any other place convenient for you.

End location: Anywhere in the city upon traveler's request

Duration: 3 hours


Minivan Volkswagen Sharan(6 seats), Mercedes (8 seats) in good condition, clean, comfortable, AC. Upon request Volkswagen CrafterVIP (16 seats)
Ford Focus 2011 in excellent condition

What’s Included

Other: Guiding in English,car,gasoline,entrance fees, standing time, photo session.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

250 Mold.lei - lunch p/p

What’s Extra

Other: Museum tickets, souvenirs appr. 10-20US

A Recent Review of this tour

I had such a wonderful time with Valery on my extended layover in Chisinau! First we toured the city and then took a ride to the second largest winery in the world, Cricova. Valery was so kind and knowledgeable - he even played a song for us on the piano at Pushkin's House as he is a trained musician. Would not hesitate to recommend and only wish I could have spent more time in Moldova!
Gillian Kemmerer

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