6 days/ 5 nights
Meeting of the group. Hotel accommodation. Leisure time.
City tour: the National Assembly Square, the Cathedral park and the Cathedral, the Triumphal Arch, the City park named after Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare), Stephen the Great Monument, the Alley of Classics, Alexander S. Pushkin Monument.
Visiting the Alexander S. Pushkin Museum in Chisinau.
Bus excursion to the Museum Complex “Orheiul Vechi”: visiting of the old fortress, which was built 3 times and destroyed 3 times and which refers to the period of the Golden Horde. Also, you would be able to see the astrological calendar of the ancient inhabitants of Moldova – the Geto-Dacians, the Museum of Archaeological findings, a tipical Moldovian rural house with the Casa Mare, the rock Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God, and also the remains of the Turkish baths of the XV century.
Lunch in a national style in a rural guesthouse in the village of Trebujeni.
Leisure time. Lodging for the night.
Breakfast. Departure from Chisinau at 09.00
Arrival in Soroca, climbing to and examination of the Thanksgiving Candle on the on the Bekirov Mountain.
Entering Soroca and visiting the Museum of Ethnography in Soroca.
Excursion to the Soroca fortress – initially there was a wood fortress, built by Genoeses, after, thanks to the Moldovian ruler Petru Rares there was built a rock fortification, the one you can see in present days.
The history of this fortress is connected with the name of Petr I (Russian Tsar), whose right arm was the Moldovian writer, illuminator and diplomat Dimitrie Cantemir.
Lunch at the restaurant “Pokrovskaya Usadiba”.
Return to Chisinau City. Lodging for the night.
Bus excursion to Dolna village. Visiting the Museum of A.S.Pushkin.
Mansion of 19th century which was owned by the general Zamfirache Ralli, with whom Pushkin became a friend. The poet liked to communicate with the general’s daughters there. In the woods, surrounding this village, the poet met a group of Romani people, following which the poem “Tzigane” was published.
On the way back an excursion with a degustation in the wine cellars of Chateau Vartely.
Return to Chisinau
Bus excursion to Ungheni — border town on the Prut River, where are preserved the remains of the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture. During this tour, you can visit the rug factory or the ceramics factory, the Museum of Ethnography of Ungheni, the Church of 19th century, built by A.I.Bernardazzi, you can see the railway bridge between Moldova and Romania, which was built by the famous Eiffel, and also to take a walk along the longest chestnut avenue in Moldova, watching the intricate sculptures, that appear in the town with every day.
Excursion to the oldest monastery in Moldova – Capriana. During this excursion you can see 3 churches of different periods of construction, styles and of different time influences.
Return to Chisinau.
The cost of the program for 1 person in U.S. dollars ($) for 6 days / 5 nights:
Tour price upon request !
The cost includes:
Ground transportation (on Moldova’s territory), service according to the program
Touring service under the program
Admission tickets to museums
Degustations in wine cellars
Meals according to the program.
The price does not include: