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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Dear Victoria,

Please accept the endosed as a token of my thanks and appreciation. I have been lucky enough, over the years, to have traveled to many destinations, and to have experienced every sort of guide. In my opinion you are right at the top, one of the select very few who manage to “get it just right”.

Like any skilled job, guiding is something that, when done well, it looks easy! You and I know that is not the case; it’s a tough, demanding profession that few individuals do adequately, and even fewer, well. Hardly any do such a great job that their clients feel cared for, safe, valued and special. You, in my view, are one of those rare tour leaders.

Please, accept my small token of gratitude. You have been kind, lightful, knowlageble (extremly), considerate, tolerant, efficient, reliable… I could go on, but to spare your blushes I will end by saying I cannot find a single criticism (this is a rare thing for me – I have very high standards!).

Your company depends for its success on your delivering what they promised. You have done professionaly this with a smile, a sense of humor, and grate dignity.

I wish you all the luck in the world for the future & thank you for leaving me with not only happy memories but with a positive impression of Moldova.

With very best wishes, Veronica.

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).

Hello Victoria! You are a great guide and the Republic of Moldova is a great country. 

Your knowledge, enthusiasm and thoroughness were very impressive; for anyone planning a holiday to Moldova, or neighbouring Romania & Ukraine (all very interesting countries) this is the tour guide to go with.