Wine and Culture trip

About Tour

Wine is part of this nation’s culture and if someone came to Romania and would not taste our wines, it would be like looking at a church from the outside and not going inside! During this tour you will meet, feel and taste the wines of the most famous wine regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which was split in two parts after World War II, one is the Romanian region of Moldova, the other one being the Old Bessarabia, nowadays known as the Republic of Moldova. But both regions are linked through their famous and good wines! We will start this adventure with a Moldovan wines tasting.

1 st Day

Arrival in Bucharest

October 01 st , 2018

Included highlights:

  • a short City Tour
  • dinner accompanied by a tasting of Romanian wines and presentation about vineyards
  • the chance to talk to a professional sommelier

Included meals:
  • Welcome dinner
2 nd Day

Discovering Carpathians

October 02 nd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Peles Castle in Sinaia (the summer residence of the Romanian kings, at the foot of the high Carpathians).
  • Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting in the Rhein & Azuga Cellars, recognized between the two World Wars as “The Supplier of the Royal Court of Romania”.
  • Dracula’s Castle in Bran
  • Brasov and accommodation at a 4* hotel located in the downtown

Included meals:
  • Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting
3 rd Day

Discovering Sighisoara

October 03 rd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Fagaras fortress,
  • Cincusor, Cincu and Agnita Fortified Churches,
  • Special lunch in Fagaras, where we will taste Romanian dishes made after old traditional recipes,
  • city tour of Sighisoara (the Clock Tower built in the XIV century, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) House, the Wooden Covered Staircase, the Hill Church, etc),
  • Accommodation at Hotel Cavalerul 4*.

4 th Day

Discovering Eastern Carpathian Mountains

October 04 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • the impressive sheer limestone walls of the Bicaz Gorges
  • City tour of Iasi and visit of the the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Culture Palace, the Golia Monastery, the Trei Ierarhi Church, etc.
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5 th Day

Departure to the Republic of Moldova

October 05 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Soroca town known for its sizable Roma minority,
  • Soroca Fortress built in the Middle Ages
  • Roma’ district of Soroca, famous for its “posh” palaces,
  • visit a local family in order to get familiarized with the Roma way of life,
  • Japca Monastery, known as the only monastery in Moldova that was not closed during the Soviet Period.
  • Tipova monastery, one of the most visited sites located on a rocky bank of the Dniester River

6 th Day

Enjoying Wine Festival

October 06 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Branesti Winery, visit the wine complex and have a wine tasting,
  • special lunch in a peasant house
  • visit to Old Orhei – a museum complex that presents the remains of different civilizations
  • an Orthodox cave monastery
  • visit and taste the wines of one of the biggest underground wine cities in Europe – “Cricova”
  • city tour of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, during which we will also enjoy the Wine Festival.
  • special dinner in “Carpe Diem”, the best wine restaurant in Moldova.
  • accommodation in 4* Hotel Flowers in downtown Chisinau

Optional highlights:

  • Chisinau by hight

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

Wine Festival at Asconi, Chateau Purcari and Et Cetera Winery

October 07 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Wine Festival at Asconi Winery
  • Purcari Winery
  • Et Cetera Winery
  • Special wine tasting, dinner and accommodation at Et Cetera.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Special wine tasting and dinner
8 th Day

Discovering Transnistria

October 08 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • City tour of Tiraspol (the capital of Transnistria),
  • excursion and tasting different types of caviar in a local sturgeon complex
  • transfer to airport/Bucharest and departure home

Optional highlights:

  • if time allows, we will visit the museum dedicated to the Transnistrian conflict.

Included meals:
  • breakfast

What People Say

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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. 

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.

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!