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Iasi: Cricova Winery, Chisinau City Tour and Capriana

1. Iasi: Cricova Winery, Chisinau City Tour and Capriana

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.

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based on 3 reviews

What an unbelievable experience, our guide Iulian was amazing, friendly, flexibel and knowledgeable. He took care of us like we were family. The day went by very fast. We started at Capriana Monastery and after that the walking tour in Chisinau, which was also very interesting. We finished the day at the Cricova Winery, also an amazing experience. The border crossing were smooth and the guide was able to translate everything. Thank you!

It was really fantastic and exotic experience! Tour guide Rolandia is very passionate and professional so I'm deeply impressed it. Landscpae from Iasi to Moldova is really beautiful and pastoral. The most interesting place is absolutely cricova winery. If you plan to visit Romania, do not hesitate to visit both Iasi and Moldova!

All points of interest of the tour were excellently fulfilled, as well as special requests such as the organization of a different transfer destination by the agency, as well as foreign currency & orientation in local public transport by Guide George. Thank you for that, I had a great day in Chisinau!

We had a wonderful day, our guide Iulian was lovely Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and a perfect driver We couldn’t have asked for a better guide We will see you again Iulian

Had a really excellent day-tour to Moldova. Highly recommended. Interesting place presented by super guide/driver. Thank you…