A Special Cultural Weekend, blessed with wine

About Tour

Discovering the culture of the old capital of Middle Age Moldavia is the best choice to spend an unforgettable weekend. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the city attractive by its historical and architectural monuments. The heart of the Romanian Orthodoxy beats right here, and you have the chance to see and feel it.

Please, don’t forget you’ll stay in one of the most important wine regions of Romania, and it is a must to taste at least some “brand” wines.

1 st Day

Friday

Included highlights:

  • Arrival and acquaintance with your local guide.
  • Transfer to the 4* Hotel in the downtown. Check-in.
  • Short guided walking tour about the center of Iasi.
  • Dinner in the restaurant specialized in traditional Romanian cuisine.

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

Saturday

Included highlights:

  • Visit the Culture Palace, a building which comprises 4 museums!
  • Drive to the picturesque countryside of Iasi, to the famous Cotnari vineyard.
  • Wine tasting and lunch in Cotnari winery.
  • Free afternoon for shopping /walking around in the Copou Park, etc.
  • Surprise!! In a monastery we’ll enjoy a blessed wine... and have the opportunity to listen to the Byzantine church music sang by a student’s choir from the Theological University of Iasi.
  • After dinner you can enjoy the nightlife of the city.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
3 rd Day

Sunday

Included highlights:

After the party you might have yesterday, you will get up late in the morning, have a late breakfast, if time permits you might go for a walk in Copou Park, or visit one of the museums.

Transfer to the airport and departure home.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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What a wonderful holiday. Everything was well organised and went well.

The guide, Cristina, was excellent, good English and very knowledgeable and keen that we should see every cultural and characteristic aspect of Moldova.

The visit to the Roma "family" was fascinating-not a "family" visit but a meeting with the Roma head of family in his huge house ornate and wealthy and we had a delicious home make cherry juice and had a question and answer session with him. He,Robert, is a relative of the Roma king; This was very informative as I am very interested in everyone and everything but tourists need to be interested in the Roma people and way of life otherwise input wouldn't be so fascinating!!

The visit to the "old believers" village was just great-tea from a samovar and cakes and a very pleasant woman the librarian and museum custodian.

In Gaugazia we met the Museum curator and again a fascinating insight into Gaugazian history.

Much of our enjoyment and insights was enhances by Cristina who translated everything so well.

The visits to the wineries were an eye opener and the wine tasting too. I recommend tourists who go to the Cricova winery to to wear warm clothes and a scarf as we go deep down into the underground "city" to see the stored wine.

We loved the food (and all the wine).

I could give her at least fifteen stars... Cristina is an exemplary guide, makes you know Moldova like no one ever. On a par if not better than those who work in destinations definitely more popular. Experience to be done without any doubt.

The trip was really organized to the fullest. Facilities, vehicle, driver and above all the guide Cristina really good! Moldova is very pleasant, especially the monasteries. We have come back indeed from a gastronomic journey a little tipsy. The wines and cuisine really good!

Thanks again!