One day trip to Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova
Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, can offer us a memorable day. We can visit: The Triumphal Arch, for art lovers: National Art Museum, National Museum of History and Archeology of Moldova, Village museum, Water Castle, Organ hall. Also a trip in wine country - Cricova is a must.
Wine has evolved as part of life, culture and diet since time immemorial. As an enduring cultural symbol of fine life, the role of wine has evolved over time, changing from an important source of nutrition to a cultural complement to food and conviviality compatible with a healthy lifestyle.
The art of viticulture and wine making has also evolved. Nevertheless, in this long historical path, one thing remains unchanged and has never been neglected; the association of wine with gastronomy, history, tradition, origin, local quality products and dignified social settings.
Since ancient times, the wine has bound the people, ancient Greece or Roman Empire, even in the churches, is considered the blood of Jesus Christ.
Early morning we leave from Iasi the capital of the Moldovan region of Romania to visit Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. After almost an hour of driving, we reach the border of Romania with Moldova. We cross the border and river Prut then we move to Chisinau. Picturesque road, among forests and villages, endless vineyards. After an hour and a half more driving we reach the capital of the Republic of Moldova. We visit the Orthodox cathedral, the triumphal arch, the parliament and government palace, the Stephan the Great Park, the water castle, the museum of arts, village museum. After walking through the city and visiting the most important tourist attractions we will head to the underground town and Cricova wine cellar. Time in the wine cellar will pass very quickly. After the wine taste on return to Iasi, we will also visit Capriana Monastery with the churches there.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location: From tourists hotel in Iasi, or any other places specified by tourist.
End location: Meeting location: From tourists hotel in Iasi, or any other places specified by tourist.
Duration: 12 hours
Air conditioned 5 seats family car up to four people
Estimated Local Cash Needed
750 Moldovan Lei - Museum entrance fee, wine tasting fee, food and drinks.
As a Romanian local guide, there are limitations to guiding inside some museums, castles, fortress, monasteries, wine testing.
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The tour went according to expectations and arranged schedule; that means enough time to have an overview of Chișinău and to enjoy fully the amazing experience of Cricova underground winery (tour + tasting); plus a monastery stop on the way back to Iaşi; car was confortable and guide's knowledge a big plus! One major improvement to consider: add the ability to share the tour with other willing tourists as an option on the website when booking to get the tour at a more reasonable price for solo travelers!