Treasures of Moldova


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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



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

Cricova Wine Tour and Monasteries

Cricova Wine Tour is intended to offer you a chance to visit the second largest wine cellar in the world (120km) and see their vineyards just nearby. Good climate (300 sunny days a year) and fertile soil create favorable conditions for growing elite French grapes (Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Merlo, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Muscat) as well as the local ones that's why Cricova Winery is famous for its splendid wines, especially Champagne. They organize guided English-speaking tours in the electric car which goes along tunnels, streets that are named after particular wine (Cabernet, Dyonisis, Sauvignon, Champagne etc), a visit to the Golden Collection and elaborately designed wine tasting halls, they also show you a movie about this remarkable winery. The tour culminates in wine tasting! After Cricova it's optional either to visit splendid Curchi monastery or come back to Chisinau for a city tour.


Cricova winery
Old Orhei cave monastery
Curchi monastery(optional)
Chisinau(city tour, optional)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or any other place

End location: Downtown of Chisinau

Duration: 6 hours


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

What’s Included

Other: Guiding in English,transportation,gasoline, standing time

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 Mold.lei - Entrance fee at the winery p/p ( appr.30 USD), wine tasting, light snack

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fee at Cricova winery

A Recent Review of this tour

Two words - Valery Cares! Beyond the knowledge and passion to show us his beautiful country, he cares that the tour is yours or 'becomes yours' - what you want, what interests you - not just a tick box of sites. He also has that rare quality of telling you enough to intrigue you but not too much to bore or overwhelm you (so you forget half of it). He also dealt with politics well He learned names immediately! All arrangements were efficient, communication before exceptional and the driver was excellent
Clive Russell

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