WINE Festival STORY

About Tour

An old tradition got its formal recognition: when the wine fermentation process is over, the wine producers invite everyone to appreciate the quality and taste of the new wine. It is a great opportunity to try different types of wine, enjoy barbeque, meet people, and to get an unforgettable Moldovan experience. Folk music and dance events are planned in an open-air area, and participants can even engage in the traditional dance “hora”, a group dance symbolizing unity.

Nearly 100 wineries, thousands of visitors, including tourists from all around the world gather on this day in the central square of Chisinau. Remember - Wine Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover Moldova.

1 st Day

Arrival in Moldova: Introduction

October 05 st , 2018

Included highlights:

  • City tour about the capital of Moldova – Chisinau (the Museum of Natural History and Ethnography, the Central Park and the Alley of Moldovan literature classics, the monument of Steven the Great and Saint, Great National Assembly Square, the Triumph Arch, the “Nativity” Cathedral, the Organ Hall, the Market of souvenirs, etc)
  • Special dinner in a local wine bar specialized in promoting quality Moldovan wines produced by small producers. This will be just the introduction to your WINE STORY.
  • Accommodation in a 4* Hotel

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

Rising action

October 06 nd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Wine Festival (The Parade of wine-makers, the Fair of Wine, Public and Professional wine tastings, etc. )
  • Cricova, which is a real underground wine city

Optional highlights:

  • visit to Milestii Mici Winery, mentioned in the Guinness Records Book.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
3 rd Day

Discovering Transnistria: Climax

October 07 rd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Bender Fortress
  • Museum of Bender Tragedy
  • a light lunch accompanied with a brandy tasting at “Kvint” factory. This distillery is one of the oldest Moldovan enterprises established in 1897.
  • City tour of Tiraspol
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Tiraspol.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
4 th Day

Falling action

October 08 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Noul Neamt Monastery
  • Purcari winery: you’ll be impressed by the combination of the chateau’s royal-like interiors and HI-Tech. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch.
  • Vineyards of ’Et Cetera‘, planted in 2003 in the village of Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, a unique micro-zone, ideal by its climatic condition for growing best vineyards. Dinner in Et Cetera.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Resolution

October 09 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Cheese tasting at Popeasca farm. This is one of the first few registered cheese trademarks made organically in Moldova.
  • The Castle Mimi, which is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in the castle.
  • Arrival in Chisinau. Accommodation to a 4* Hotel.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
6 th Day

Departure

October 10 th , 2018

Included highlights:

Check-out. Transfer to the airport with your guide.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Victoria, Just a short note to say thank you very much for everything on Sunday. Despite the long and tiring journey caused by the road closure in Ukraine, we thoroughly enjoyed our day, and learned so much about Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine. We particularly enjoyed discovering Tiraspol, as it's such an unusual place and gave us a glimpse of how life was under the former Soviet regime. Because British history is relatively simple, with few invasions and no changes of borders, we struggle to understand the complexities of European history. 

We were very impressed with your understanding - and with your excellent English language skills in explaining it all to us. It certainly brought to life our visit to your country. I hope your journey back home was a little easier than the one to Odessa. Please give our thanks to our driver on the day - I'm afraid we do not recall his name but we appreciated all he did to negotiate the way through the border crossings for us and to get us to Odessa as quickly as he did despite the obstacles. Good luck for future success in your career. If you are ever in England and are able to visit our area, do not hesitate to give us a call. We could show you the historic city of Winchester and the busy port and waterside areas of Portsmouth, which I'm sure you would find interesting. Thanks again for everything.

Dear Victoria,

I personally want to thank you for such a great trip through these beautiful places. I enjoyed seeing the changes and modernization of Romania but I found that Moldova has a special charm and I enjoyed the atmosphere and the people. I was very happy with the way you introduced the tour to us and everything was wonderful the food, wine, accommodation.

Thanks again for everything you did to make our trip so nice.

This is just a brief note to let you know how much my wife, 10-year old son and I enjoyed our 5-day trip through Transylvania last week with Ms. Victoria Odobescu as our tour guide. The trip was a wonderful experience - thanks largely to Ms. Odobescu's meticulous planning, organization, and creativity. 

We have been on many tours in the past, but this one was by far the most delightful and educational. We will remember it for a long time to come. Ms. Odobescu is a consummate professional and deserves to be recognized as such. I will certainly recommend your tour company to friends and family.