Private tour to Old Orhei!! Monks, carpets and rural heaven!!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

562158


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Romanian (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Rural and religious tour in Orhei region


Start the day with a visit to Curchi Monastery, a real pearl of our religious life. Here you'll see several churches, and among them - the "Virgin's Assumption" Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

Next stop to the Museum of Handicrafts and National Carpets, which by the way is protected by UNESCO. In the museum, we will see the process of carpet weaving using the old traditional ways.
Further drive to the Old Orhei reserve, where you will have the possibility to experience the real village life of Moldova and also photo shooting local people. Don't miss the opportunity to arrange a lunch with a local family in Trebujeni village.

In the afternoon we will visit the Open Air Museum Complex, which is "arguably Moldova's most fantastic sight". Here you'll see an Orthodox cave monastery called "St. Maria Dormata" expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries!

Itinerary

Chisinau - starting point
Curchi Monastery
Museum of Handicrafts and Traditional Carpets from Clisova Noua village
Old Orhei Open Air Museum
back to Chisinau

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

This tour should normally last about 7 hours but could be longer due to traffic conditions

Transportation

Modern comfortable car with AC

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Tickets to Old Orhei Open Air Museum and Museum of Handicrafts and National Carpets, tour of Curchi Monastery.

For larger party please do not hesitate to contact me and I will send you a customized offer

Estimated Local Cash Needed

375 Moldovan Lei - The traditional lunch in a local guesthouse is an option that must be required in advance. The cost is 375 Moldovan Lei per person or around 22 US dollars

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: If you want to try genuine homemade Moldovan dishes ask me to arrange a traditional lunch in a local guesthouse! You will not be disappointed. Average cost is about 22 dollars per person

Restrictions

I am a guide and a driver so I can accompany you everywhere. In my car I can fit up to 3 persons.

A Recent Review of this tour

Knowing several places was very interesting, I learned a lot about history and culture, definitely recommended!
Daniel Monroy

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    562158


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Romanian (fluent), Russian (fluent)

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