Monasteries Day Trip

About Tour

In most religions, the life inside monasteries is governed by community rules that stipulate the gender of the inhabitants and require them to remain celibate and own little or no personal property. 

The life within the walls of a monastery may be supported in several ways: by manufacturing and selling goods, often agricultural products, by donations or alms, by rental or investment incomes, and by funds from other organizations within the religion, which in the past formed the traditional support of monasteries. 

Unlike Roman Catholic monasticism, the Orthodox do not have separate religious orders, but a single monastic form throughout the Orthodox Church. Monastics, male or female, live away from the world, in order to pray for the world.

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1 st Day

Monasteries adventure

Included highlights:

Start the day with a visit to the largest cave monastery of Eastern Europe – Tipova monastery. We will discover a magnificent cave complex, which was created in the 6th century in the cliffs above the Nistru river and reached its heyday in the 18th century. The last hermit left his cell in 1947. 

Next to Curchi Monastery, a real pearl of our religious life. Here you’ll see several churches, and among them - the “Virgin’s Assumption” Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. 

Optional stop for lunch to Chateau Vartely.

Further drive to the Old Orhei reserve, the most picturesque and amazing site of Moldova. Here you will have the possibility to experience the real village life of Moldova and also photo shooting of local people/life. Enjoy a visit to the Orthodox cave monastery called “St. Maria Dormata” which was expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries ago and preserved in a functional state. You’ll have excursion about this fascinating complex and then transfer back to Chisinau. 

 

Optional highlights:

Optional stop for lunch to Chateau Vartely.

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Cristina,

Thanks for providing a wonderful holiday. Your knowledge of your country and languages is incredible. I have enjoyed every minute! Best wishes to you and your family, Bob.

Natalia – is not just the best guide, but a reliable person with whom you never worry about the tour. When we need an English-speaking guide for the program, we never think whom to call. For us the most important thing is to know whether Natalia has possibility for that period. 

Only working with her we are sure that the work will be perfectly done. She knows a lot, the tourists are always satisfied. 

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